In an effort to help you better know who NY IV is,
below is a short bio on our current Chapter Officers.
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President Don Cambisi - From Rochester, Don has been Riding with Pride since 1986 after joining the Blue Knights as a member at large. He then joined NY XVII and eventually transferred to NY IV in 1999 where he is very proud to ride with the best chapter and the best people in Blue Knights. Don was a 24 year veteran Deputy Sheriff /Motor Officer for the Monroe County Sheriffs Department and a Northwestern University certified police Motor Officer instructor. After retiring with 24 years in the Sheriffs office, Don went on to join the NY State Park Police for two years and then continued his law enforcement career by becoming a federal officer with US Customs and Border Protection in Homeland Security after attending the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC) in Georgia. Don is currently a Road Supervisor with the Rochester-Genesee Regional Transportation Authority located in Rochester, NY. Don can be contacted at (585) 429-5508 or at his email [email protected]
Vice President Sean Noonan - Sean served 23 years with the Monroe County Sheriff's Dept. Police Bureau-assignments included uniform patrol, CID Headquarters and C Zone. He was a member of the Hostage Negotiation Team. He retired in 1986 as uniform Patrol Sergeant.
He worked over 25 years in the banking industry retiring in 2015 from ESL Federal Credit Union. Sean joined the Blue Knights NY IV in 2006 and he rides an HD Road King Classic Trike. He has attended 6 Tri-State Conferences. Currently, Sean volunteers for the Shrine Children's Hospitals as Hospital Transportation Coordinator arranging rides for kids needing medical care from Central & Western NY area. Please contact Sean at
(585) 261-6311 or email at [email protected] for information on our chapter. West-siders - call if you would like to ride to chapter meetings together. Secretary/Treasurer - John Strong - John retired in December, 1998 after 30 years with the Rochester Police Department. In 1977, he was one of the founding officers who brought back the Mounted Patrol to Rochester and served in that unit for 7 years. He then went to the Motorcycle unit for 15 years. He was also a member of the SWAT team from 1971 to 1986. After 'retiring' from RPD he went to work as a corporate manager for B&L Wholesale in Rochester and 'formally retired' in September, 2014. John lives in Fairport with the love of his life, wife Joanne. They have 3 children and their spouses and 10 grandchildren. The only thing he loves more than his family is a nice day's ride with Joanne on their trike. Their trike is a 2009 Goldwing with a 2013 CSC trike conversion kit. Over his motorcycling history, John has been a member of several other MC clubs but now is totally dedicated to the Blue Knights. John and Joanne have also become campers and have a 5th wheel that is on a permanent site in Holley, NY. When not on their trike, they enjoy relaxing at their camper with family & friends. John can be contacted at (585) 770-4420 or at his email [email protected]
Past President Joe Amorese - Retired Monroe County Deputy Sheriff. NYS certified Police Instructor and Instructor Evaluator. After retiring from the Sheriff's Department, Joe worked part time for the Monroe County Water Authority as a Consultant and later for ECC Technologies also as a Consultant. Joe also retired after 37 years from the USAF where he served as a policeman, police trainer, police training manager, leadership instructor, leadership instructor evaluator, SWAT member, base advisor to anti-terrorism, ATV instructor, sexual assault victim's advocate, bystander intervention instructor and training evaluator. He owns his own investigation business and is a NY State licensed private investigator. Currently owns a 2003 Harley Davidson Superglide. Past President and Past VP of NY IV.
Director Arnie Bennigsohn - Arnie lives in Churchville, NY and has been a Blue Knights since 2008. He is retired from the Monroe County Sheriff's Office since 2014 and now works as a Court Security Officer for the US Federal Courts. During his 32 with MCSO, Arnie served many duties including Road Patrol, K-9, Scuba Unit, Marine Patrol and Motor Officer.
Director Efron Gonzalez - Efrain has been married to Robin since 1979 and they have two children Melissa & Matthew who have blessed them with 6 grandchildren. He was hired on the RPD 12/30/82 and retired in good standing as a sergeant on 1/24/11. Prior to that he was employed as MCSO Deputy Sheriff road patrol from 1/3/81 to 12/30/82 which makes his total years of service 30. Currently he is riding a 2008 Harley Davidson Ultra Classic.
Director Dave Goldman -
Chaplin: Mike Quinn, Retired Wyoming County Sheriff
Safety Officer: Josh Traverzo, Rochester PD
Quartermaster: Bruce Lockhart, retired Rochester PD
Chapter Photographers: Rich Koehn
Good & Welfare Committee: Rich Koehn
Sgt. at Arms: Terry Wihlen
50/50 Sales: Efrain Gonzalez
These are just a few of the dedicated members that make up NY IV.
But there is so much good that can be said about each and every Chapter member. However, time and space does not provide for us listing a bio for each member. It will suffice to say that NY IV has the best and most active members that any organization could ask for and we thank them all for making us who we are.
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