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RC23 Fall Luncheon

The Fall Luncheon was attended by sixty colleagues from our member chapters (Commack, Elwood, Harborfields, Hauppauge, Huntington, Kings Park, Northport, Port Jefferson, Port Jefferson Station, Sachem, Smithtown and Three Village). VOTE/COPE Chair June Smith gave an update on NYSUT’S phone campaign to defeat the Constitutional Convention proposition. Retiree services Consultant Joan Perrini highlighted the upcoming Regional Retiree Conference on November 2nd. RC 23 President Ellen Burke urged members to continue phone calls and to attend the “Pizza and Post Card” party at the NYSUT office.  ED 52 Director Rosemary Catanzariti emphasized the need to donate to VOTE/COPE and the possible financial impact of the current Agency Fee Supreme Court case. Guest speaker Peter Verdun stressed the importance of getting the vote out on November 7th. After a great meal and informative speeches, we held raffle of gifts donated by each chapter.  The lucky winners were Barbara Schubart, Kathy Hynes, Mary Kay, Rita Root, Judy Bensimon, Carol Crowley, Carolyn Bogart, Elaine Gish, Fran Martin, Joyce Duck and Ana (no last name) from Commack.

Peter Verdon, NYSUT Regional Staff Director for Suffolk County, was the featured speaker at the Retiree Council 23 Fall Luncheon, held on Thursday, October 19 at Lombardi's on the Bay in Patchogue. 

Peter Verdon graduated from the Northport - East Northport UFSD, and during his speech he introduced his former guidance councelor, Ed Norstrand, who was seated in the audience. 

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