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NYSUT 'Making Strides' Effort Tops $1 Million
NYSUT members and their families raised $1,026,937 for cancer research by supporting the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walks last fall, the sixth consecutive year hitting the $1 million mark.
"The dedication of our members in raising money for the American Cancer Society in their pursuit to find a cure for breast cancer is truly amazing. We can't thank them enough," said NYSUT Vice President Maria Neira.
NYSUT members have raised almost $10 million over the last 11 years for Strides - more than any corporate sponsor in the country.
Let Your Voice Be Heard
"Learning is more than a test score! We need to restore a proper balance to public education. The growing fixation on high-stakes testing is damaging our efforts to improve schools. While appropriate assessments are an integral part of a high-quality education system, an accountaility system obsessed with measuring, which punishes teachers and schools, comes at a huge cost. It's time to make sure that teaching and learning - not testing- drive classroom instruction so that we can give all children the rich, meaningful public education they deserve."
If you agree that learning is more than a test score, sign the AFT's petition. Click here.
NYSUT Members Need Your Union's Help NOW!
Thousands of members have been contacting the NYSUT Disaster Relief Fund for financial help in recovering from Superstorm Sandy. The assistance can help with losses that insurance won't cover and fill gaps that quickly add up to major obstacles to recovery.
Your generous contributions are key to helping the fund meet those needs. One hundred percent of proceeds go directly to help members and locals in need. The fund will try to provide grants to the maximum number of members impacted as resources allow. The power is in the union. Organize opportunities to raise money and build solidarity for disaster relief.
We've been organizing truck deliveries of donated supplies and Saturday bus trips for volunteers to head to Long Island and the metro area to provide manpower for the clean up. The need is endless. Please help. For information about how to donate, visit www.nysut.org/disasterrelief.
MEDEX Information and Form
In the Fall edition of the HHHART Beat, Dick Lee reported some valuable information on a travel service available to all NYSUT members. Our newsletter printed the card, but to many it was not clear. Access the "Welfare TrustFund" link at the top of this page and it will take you to the MEDEX information and a clearer version of the card one needs.
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Save the dates!
Thursday, September 12th
Close to 40 people attended the Fall Luncheon at the Stonebridge Country Club. Visit the gallery to view the pictures.
Thursday, October 17th
The CORTLI Fall Luncheon is at the Crest Hollow Country Club on October 17th. This year the speaker will be Tom Di Napoli, New York State's Comptroller.
See attached flier for info.
On October 18th local chapters attended a luncheon hosted by The Coalition of Retired Teachers of Long Island. It proved to be an informative day. Congressman Tim Bishop was the featured speaker and Carolyn McCarthy was able to update us on her position on the Education Committee. You can view the photos in the Photo Gallery link at the top of this page or by clicking here.
HHHART Fall Luncheon
On Wednesday, September 12, 2012 our fall luncheon was held at Orlando's in Commack. Check out the Photo Gallery tab to see the wonderful pictures Alice Langholz took.
An Afternoon at the Theatre
Seventeen people handed in their HHHART ticket on Sunday, August 5, 2012 at the John Engeman Theatre in Northport to see I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change. This musical comedy about love in the suburbs kept the audience chuckling. The actors were truly talented. A good show all around! Visit the Photo Gallery