Update on NYSUT Endorsements …

NYSUT endorsements hold senators accountable for APPR votes –

At its three-day Presidents Conference on Endorsements, NYSUT withheld support from every state senator who voted for more charter schools and against reforms to the state’s broken testing and evaluation system in the waning hours of the legislative session, but backed dozens of other candidates for state and federal office. The local presidents and political activists at the conference made “no endorsement” in the race for governor, but endorsed Comptroller Tom DiNapoli for re-election and New York City Public Advocate Letitia James for state attorney general.

Volunteer Opportunities

Thanks to R-UTN member Teddy Emanuel for providing the following information on an organization in need of volunteers.

Founded in 1982, Child Abuse Prevention Services (CAPS) is Long Island’s leading non-profit resource on the prevention of child abuse and neglect, and provider of youth violence prevention and child safety education to all K-12 Nassau and Suffolk schools. CAPS offers in-classroom, developmentally appropriate, multi-media workshops. The programs are designed for small classroom settings to engage students and encourage active participation.

As a CAPS Volunteer Presenter, you can parlay your interest in bully prevention and child safety into a learning and often life-changing experience for a child…particularly one in need of help.

Training is offered to those who qualify, at the CAPS office in Roslyn.

Congratulations …

Margaret Mindardi’s mixed media painting, Juliet , was awarded a Certificate of Merit Award for Mixed Media, at the closing reception for the Salmagundi 2018 Annual Photography & Graphics Exhibition for Non-Members, on Friday, August 3. Margaret has won numerous awards for her painting and colored pencil art work in regional and national competitions and her work featured in several publications.


An Invitation for a Fun Show …

R-UTN Member Cynthia Hosie Gorman, a member of the Sweet Adeline’s Island Hills Chorus,  invites you to her group’s musical Heartland. It is the story of a town called Hart Acres and its brush with Hollywood royalty. Puns galore as great music flows, and laughter follows the wonderfully funny script. Close Enough, Cynthia’s quartet, will be featured singing a song parody about golf.

Heartland will be performed at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 26th at the Noel S. Ruiz Theatre at CM Performing Arts Center, 931 Montauk Hwy, Oakdale, NY (631-218-2810).Doors open at 2:00 p.m. for raffles and refreshments.

Tickets are $20 and may be purchased from the CM Preforming Arts Center Website.