NYSUT Communication Award

The R-UTN Website was presented an Award of Distinction at the 2017 Community Awards Celebration on August 12. Webmaster Linda Quinn accepted the award at the celebration luncheon at the NYSUT headquarters in Albany.

Spring 2017 Luncheon Photos …

TR-UTN_lunch_05-18-17_010his year’s Spring Luncheon was held at the Long Island Museum in Stony Brook, with a bonus of complimentary museum entrance for all attendees. This unique lunch venue was arranged by Larry and Anne Ryan who are docents at the museum. R-UTN members were welcomed to the museum by Deirdre Doherty, Director of Development. Ms. Doherty gave a special thank-you to educators and donated two museum memberships to our raffle. Thanks to all members who donated items to a the raffle to raise money for our scholarships. A good time was had by all, and a gallery of the photographs can be found in the Photo Gallery of this website.

Annual Winter Luncheon

On December 6th, 42 of our members assembled at Jackson’s (Jericho Turnpike, Commack) to enjoy a delicious lunch and to meet and greet former colleagues.  Our Annual Winter Luncheon is a perfect opportunity to reconnect with fellow retirees and to share news.  A great time was had by all and the staff at Jackson’s was warm and welcoming.  A surprise visit by Chris Pendergast was a highlight of the afternoon.  This is the 20th anniversary of his famous “Ride for Life” – he intends to repeat his journey to Washington D.C. again this year.  Dave Hosie entertained us with a Christmas poem.  A dozen of our members generously donated gifts for our raffle.  Ticket sales generated $265 for our Scholarship Fund.  Many thanks to those who brought gifts and to those who bought tickets.  Our next get-together will be in the spring – watch the mail for the newsletter announcing date and place – hope to see you then. Have safe and healthy Holidays – R-UTN Executive Board.