The Boypower Dinner is where the Council raises 26% of its annual budget. Your attendance will assist in the Boy Scouts’ continued success. Plus, with a contribution of $1,250 or more, you’ll get to meet Frank Abagnale at a private VIP reception before the dinner. You can contribute to the Boypower Dinner by contacting the Longhouse Council to purchase tickets. Contributions may be made in cash or as a pledge.
Frank William Abagnale, Jr.
Frank Abagnale will present an entertaining discussion of his life story – highlighting his personal transformation from a notorious imposter between the ages of 16 to 21, to his 36 plus year association with the FBI, and today, one of the world’s most respected authorities on the subjects of forgery, counterfeiting, embezzlement and identity theft. He will take you on and emotional roller coaster ride as he discussees his life and what’s really important to him today. Mr. Abagnale message reflects his commitment to ideals important to BSA: integrity, ethics, and family values. His amazing story was made into a major motion picture by Steven Spielberg and starred Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hanks and is now a a Tony Award winning Broadway musical.
“I did not make this film about Frank Abagnale because of what he did… but because of what he had done with his life the past 30 years” - Steven Spielberg
Judge Norman A. Mordue
Judge Mordue served as Chief Judge for the Northern District of New York from March 13, 2006 to December 15, 2011. He joined the Federal Bench on December 4, 1998 following his presidential Nomination and Senate Confirmation in October 1998. The Senate voted on Judge Mordue’s nomination in just 16 days, the shortest time to confirm any judge during the entire Clinton administration.
Judge Mordue played high school football as a quarterback in Elmira, New York and was awarded a full football scholarship to Syracuse University to play under Coach Ben Schwartzwalder. Couch Schwartzwalder converted Judge Mordue to a runningback. He was a member of the 1964 Sugar Bowl team.
Judge Mordue graduated from Syracuse University in January 1966 with a Bachelor’s degree in Economics, and later returned to graduate from the College of Law in 1971.
Following his completion of ROTC as a Distinguished Military Graduate and Distinguished Military Student, he was commissioned into the Regular Army as a Second Lieutenant in the Infantry. After the Infantry Officers Basic Course, he reported to his platoon in C Company, 1st Battalion, 12th Cavalry, First Air Cavalry Division. While leading his platoon in the Republic of Vietnam, Lieutenant Mordue was awarded our Nation’s second highest military honor, the Distinguished Service Cross for extraordinary heroism, and the Bronze Star with “V” device for valor for “courageous leadership and tenacious devotion to duty.” He was medically retired as a Captain in December of 1968 as a result of wounds sustained in combat.
While in law school, Judge Mordue worked for two years as a Law Clerk in the Onondaga County District Attorney’s Office. After graduating in 1971, as a member of the Justinian Honorary Law Society and the recipient of the Phi Alpha Delta award for academic excellence, he continued for ten more years as a prosecutor. He worked his way up from Law Clerk to Chief Assistant District Attorney in charge of Felony and Homicide prosecutions, with a 100 percent conviction rate. He was elected in a contested race for Onondaga County Court Judge and served from 1983 to 1985. He was cross-endorsed in 1985 by all four parties and served thirteen years as a New York State Supreme Court Justice. He formerly taught trial practice for eight years at the Syracuse University College of Law as an Adjunct Professor of Law.
Judge Mordue’s military decorations include: the Combat Infantryman’s Badge, Distinguished Service Cross, Bronze Star with “V” device, the Air Medal, the Purple Heart, and various Campaign and Service Medals. He was a moving force in creating the Korea-Vietnam Memorial in downtown Syracuse, the first monument in the country dedicated to both the Korean and Vietnam Conflicts. As a lawyer he is a member of numerous state and local bar associations in addition to his recognition as the highest rated lawyer for competence and integrity by the Martindale-Hubble attorney rating service.
In August 1985, Judge Mordue was inducted into the Elmira, New York Sports Hall of Fame for football. In 1990, Judge Mordue was awarded the high honor of being named a Letter Winner of Distinction from Syracuse University. In 1999, Judge Mordue was inducted into the Syracuse University ROTC Alumni Hall of Fame. In 2002, Judge Mordue was presented the Distinguished American Award from The Central New York Chapter of the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame. In September 2009, Judge Mordue was honored with the Zunic Award by the Syracuse University Football Club.
Judge Mordue is married to the former Christina A. Peterson. They have three children, Daniel, Jackie and Michael, and two grandchildren, Jennifer and Katie.
Hadwen Fuller II
Parish NY in Oswego County is the hometown of Boy Scout Troop 828 and Hadwen Fuller II, our 2013 Longhouse Council BoyPower Chairman. Had attended Camp 12 Pines as a Scout, and Camp Sabattis for several summers as an adult; all of which taught important lessons about “Being Prepared”.
Had’s education began at the APW schools, and continued at The Manlius Military Academy and finally an degree from Syracuse University, where he was also a 1973 Law School Graduate. Had was Chairman of the Moot Court Board and a member of the Order of Barristers.
After school, Had started work at the Parish Oil Co., a Sunoco fuel distributorship begun in 1926 by Had’s Grandfather, Congressman Hadwen C. Fuller. After the purchase of the family business in 1980, Had started Ontario Fuels, a fuel distribution enterprise selling automotive racing fuel. Obtaining his pilots’ license, the company also began selling aviation fuels in New York, and expanded over the next five years into 40 states. Subsequent to the sale of that company in 1988, Had found difficult times with several new ventures, and was forced to return to aviation product distribution, something he knew and liked.
Had, now a pilot with over 35 years of experience, he continues to credit the “hearty group” of people from the North Country for his business success. Until recently purchased by World Fuel Services, a NYSE Company based in FL, Had and his family owned the Ascent Aviation Group Inc. ( that second company started in 1991) which grew into an important North American distributor of aviation fuels for Phillips 66, and de-icing fluids for Dow Chemical.
Throughout Had’s career, his interests have been felt in business, education and charitable giving. Had is a member of the Young Presidents Organization, has been involved in education through the Board of Manlius Pebble Hill School, and in charitable works through the Loretto Board, and the Burnet Park Zoo. His interest in the game of golf, lead him to start the Syracuse Futures Golf Tour stop, Birdies Before Brew, benefiting the Rosamond Gifford Zoo, and the Adirondack Invitational. He is a member of the The Century Club and Onondaga Golf and Country Club.
His wife Corinne and he have four grown children, Had3, Darren, Reed, and Katherine. Three young grandchildren are living in CNY and Massachusetts.
We are pleased to have Had as our 2013 Longhouse Council BoyPower Chairman.