Support the ALS Community

Special showing of football player Steve Gleason ALS Documentary on 8/14 at Lowes Cinema Stony Brook

Hey Friends,Lets get together as a community and come out to show support as well as see the documentary about a mover and shaker in the world of ALS.

Thanks to Karen Wood,we found out the Steven Gleason movie is being shown for only a limited engagement at the Lowes Cinema. I suggest everyone come out to see it. It is an important movie that deserves support. We must show the media world there is an active, vibrant and large ALS community. We have to make it a financial success so others will be willing to tackle the subject matter.

I plan on attending the 5:30 showing on sunday the 14th. We will proudly wear our ALS Ride for Life t shirts to let the world know who we are and why we are at this movie. I suggest those of you who have a shirt from ALS Ride (or some ALS shirt) wear as it well.

Hope to see a hell of a crowd so, drag a friend or two with you! Let our voice be heard!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
There is a second showing at 8:10pm for those unable to make the 5:30pm showing.

Chris Pendergast, ALS Patient
Ride For Life Founder & President

Ride For Life Facebook Page

August – September Newsletter

The R-UTN August – September Newsletter is online now. Thanks to our new newsletter editor, Suzanne Travis, for a job well done.

Beginning in 2017 R-UTN members can choose not to receive paper copies of the newsletters. All current and archived newsletters will continue to be available on the website for downloading or reading online. Please be sure to check your preference when you return your 2016 – 2016 Membership Form.

Make Our Voices Heard — Contribute to VOTE/COPE

Please contribute to VOTE/COPE. It is extremely important that in this political climate and important election year that involves national and state elections that you donate. Each of us must do everything we can to protect our hard-earned pensions and benefits. As life-long educators, we also need to be advocates for the children and our colleagues in New York State.

We need to support NYSUT with our voices, votes and contributions. A $25.00 contribution from each retired teacher will help us to protect ourselves, our families, and all present and future students from those special interest groups, who are seeking to destroy public education and pension benefits. No amount is too small. Give what you can.

You may contribute at our Annual Picnic on September 13th. Bring your checkbook. If you do not attend the picnic, you will receive a donation request in the mail. Please respond. Send a donation, or request a direct deduction of a designated amount from your pension. Whatever means you choose will help in the fight to preserve public education and retirement benefits.

Member News …

A photograph by Linda Quinn, retired NHS Art teacher, is part of the 2nd International Phone-ography Exhibition at the FotoFoto Gallery, 14 W. Carver Street in Huntington. Thirty photographs were chosen for a four week exhibition from a field of 604 submissions. The exhibition runs from August 3 – August 27. Check out the web gallery of the exhibition here.