Sad News …

Denise Nicolosi, retired Norwood Avenue School teacher,  passed away on August 14.
The wake will be on Thursday at Clayton Funeral Home, Kings Park from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 P.M.
The Funeral Mass is on Friday at St. Joseph’s Church in Kings Park @ 10:30 A.M.

Child Abuse Prevention Services Looking for Volunteers

For over 35 years,Child Abuse Prevention Services (CAPS), and a dedicated core of volunteers have been working together to keep every child safe from harm, and R-UTN member Teddy Emmanuel is one of the volunteers. Caps is Long Island’s leading resource on the prevention of child abuse and neglect and provider of youth violence prevention to all K-12 Nassau and Suffolk schools.

As a CAPS volunteer, she has presented developmentally appropriately, multi-media workshops to Long Island schools. The best way to reduce the effects of bullying,child abuse and neglect is to prevent it before it occurs. Education and empowerment are the keys.

Free professional training is available to those who qualify.
Call 516 621 0552


And now for some member news …

balloonOn Monday, August 21, 2017, all of North America will be treated to an eclipse of the sun and Charlotte Koons will fulfill a lifelong dream of riding in a hot air balloon. The balloon ride is a late birthday present and Charlotte is very excited. We expect photos in the days to follow!

A photography by Linda Quinn has been awarded 2nd place in the Third Annual International Phone-Ography Competition at FotoFoto Gallery in Huntington.Poster

Update on Chris Pendergast’s Ride for Life

by Glenn Baldwin

Chris Pendergast (retired elementary teacher 2003), Founder and President of Long Island’s Ride for Life, an organization that has raised over six million dollars for ALS research, is still riding after 24 years of fighting and besting this disease. This past May he and two fellow patients along with a core of volunteers headed by retired Northport teacher, Charlie Catania (retired Phys. Ed teacher), began the 20th Anniversary wheelchair ride from Yankee Stadium to Washington, D.C.  They braved a monsoon across the George Washington Bridge for starters.   Continue reading