A Hiaku Tribute

R-UTN Member Charlotte Koons wrote the following Haiku in honor of our recently departed members.

For Rosemary Jenkins:

She welcomed students
To her library-classroom
Making reading fun!

For Janet Simpson:

An inspiration
Combining courage and art
Her works will survive!

Janet Simpson’s family has announced that a memorial service and remembrance will be held for JANET SIMPSON on Friday, October 13th at 10 a.m. in the Trinity Episcopal Church, 130 Main Street, Northport. It is requested that mourners wear BLUE if possible – Janet’s favorite color.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to nationalmssociety.org fund in the name of Janet Simpson.

Vote No Vote on the Constitutional Convention

New York State Ballot
Election Day – November 7, 2017

It is vital that the proposal to hold a Constitutional Convention be defeated. Make your vote NO and be counted!

There will be three proposals on the back of the ballot.

Proposal 1 will state “Shall there be a convention to revise the Constitution and amend the same?”

Proposal 2 is an amendment referring to the withholding of public pensions and will state “Allowing the Complete or Partial Forfeiture of a Public Officer’s Pension if He or She is Convicted of a Certain Type of Felony?

Proposal 3 is an amendment referring to the use of forest lands.

All of the proposals are detailed on the ballot. Visit the NYS Election Website for more information.

Please note that if you leave a proposition blank your vote will not count. Vote NO on Proposal number 1!

Holding such a Constitutional Convention could have far-reaching negative effects on working conditions, our retirement security and our members’ ability to provide a sound and basic education, not to mention the waste of millions of dollar it will cost. For more information visit NYSUT’s informational webpage.