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April 06, 2011

NYSUT Community Service Awards 2011

Source: NYSUT Awards and Honors

2011 NYSUT Community Service Awards

In-Service

Carolynn Cairo
East Islip Teachers Association

Margaret Fraina
Yonkers Federation of Teachers

Laura Harnden
Ulster BOCES Teachers Organization

Veronica Murphy
North Babylon Teachers Organization

Karin Richards
Holley Central School Teachers Association

Susan Svane
United Federation of Teachers

Retirees

Sue Elinsky
Deposit TA, ED 51, RC 11

Joanne Ellison Nydegger
TRIF - Orlando
ED 52, RC 43

Naomi Feldheim
Great Neck TA - Retired Educators Chapter
ED 52, RC 19

Cliff Foley
Wappingers Congress of Retired Teachers
ED 51, RC 13

Jeannie Goran
UFT, ED 53, RC 2

Fred Gross
UFT, ED 53, RC 2

Richard Lenio
Pittsford Retired TA
ED 51, RC 6

Patricia Levenson
UFT, ED 53, RC 2

Julia O’Keeffe
Sewanhaka Federation of Teachers Retirees
ED 52, RC 18

Josephine Perini
W. Irondequoit School Retiree Assn.
ED 51, RC 5

Peter Petrillose
Scotia-Glenville TA
ED 51, RC 12

Marion Skirbe
Bay Shore Retired TA,
ED 52, RC 21

Margaret-Ann Stahl
UFT, ED 53, RC 2

Jeanette Stapley
Schroon Lake CS TA
ED 51, RC 9

Richard Steinfeldt
Fredonia TA
ED 51, RC 4

Marian Thom
UFT, ED 53, RC 2

Marguerite Vezzani
So. Huntington TA
ED 52, RC 20

NYSUT Life Line Honor Roll

Hazel Akerley, Liberty Teacher Assistants, Monitors and Aides Association
Skillfully performed the Heimlich Maneuver on a choking student, saving the student’s life.

Laurie Scott, Amityville Teachers Association
Saving a child from becoming a drowning victim by turning the child face down and thumping the child’s back to get the child to begin breathing again.

Local Community Service Award

Created as a result of a resolution passed at the 1996 NYSUT RA, this award recognizes those locals that have made a collective and sustained contribution to community service during the previous year. The efforts on the part of these locals have not only enhanced the learning opportunities of students but also enriched the quality of life in their communities.

Created as a result of a resolution passed at the 1996 NYSUT RA, this award recognizes those locals that have made a collective and sustained contribution to community service during the previous year. The efforts on the part of these locals have not only enhanced the learning opportunities of students but also enriched the quality of life in their communities.

Allegany-Limestone Teachers Association
Karen R. Loucks, President

The Allegany-Limestone Teachers Association consistently evidences a belief in community service. In 2010 they demonstrated this by:

  • Sponsoring over 12 Denim Days raising $7,000 for families of ALTA.
  • Awarding over $1,700 in scholarships to students entering the teaching profession.
  • Sponsoring a pancake dinner to raise money for charities.
  • Sponsoring a community-wide festival in conjunction with a local college.

Amityville Teachers Association
Carolyn A. Dodd, President

The Amityville Teachers Association consistently evidences a belief in community service. In 2010 they demonstrated this by:

  • Contributing $7,000 to the Senior Scholarship Fund.
  • Contributing $6,000 to the American Cancer Society.
  • Providing a thank you breakfast for local fire and police departments.
  • Providing weekend mini meal packs for needy students in the district.

Arlington Teachers Association
Robert F. Maier, President

The Arlington Teachers Association consistently evidences a belief in community service. In 2010 they demonstrated this by:

  • Contributing $3,000 to the Arlington Education Foundation.
  • Contributing $20,000 to the March of Dimes and other charities.
  • Participating in Literacy Connections, touching lives of community members.
  • Sponsoring several sports teams and environmental clean up days.

Bay Shore Classroom Teachers Association
Darlene C. Darch, President

The Bay Shore Classroom Teachers Association consistently evidences a belief in community service. In 2010 they demonstrated this by:

  • Contributing $12,000 to the Dollars for Scholars program.
  • Contributing $4,000 to the American Cancer Society.
  • Contributing $3,800 to the local school board elections and budget vote.
  • Contributing $3,500 to the Bay Shore Community Summit.

Bayport-Blue Point Teachers Association
Katherine L. Brand, President

The Bayport-Blue Point Teachers Association consistently evidences a belief in community service. In 2010 they demonstrated this by:

  • Sponsoring a volleyball fundraiser for the local food pantry.
  • Awarding $7,500 to graduating seniors.
  • Raising over $4,000 for cancer research.
  • Supporting local charities such as Mercy Center Ministries and BULA.

Bellmore-Merrick United Secondary Teachers
Michael M. Dolber, President

The Bellmore-Merrick United Secondary Teachers consistently evidences a belief in community service. In 2010 they demonstrated this by:

  • Participating in Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk.
  • Raising funds for a local homeless shelter and addiction centers.
  • Distributing toys to the children's wing, psychiatric wing and burn unit of the local hospital.
  • Supporting a post-prom party.

Created as a result of a resolution passed at the 1996 NYSUT RA, this award recognizes those locals that have made a collective and sustained contribution to community service during the previous year. The efforts on the part of these locals have not only enhanced the learning opportunities of students but also enriched the quality of life in their communities.

Bethpage Congress of Teachers
Karen J. Thomas, President

The Bethpage Congress of Teachers consistently evidences a belief in community service. In 2010 they demonstrated this by:

  • Participating in the American Cancer Society's Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk.
  • Conducting a Toys For Tots and Needy Children's Day.
  • Awarding scholarships to graduating seniors.
  • Sponsoring a Challenge Day promoting a safe community through tolerance and respect.

Brocton Teachers Association
Deborah A. Lloyd-Priest, President

The Brocton Teachers Association has been dedicated to supporting its community. In 2010 they demonstrated this by:

  • Contributing continually to the local food pantry.
  • Sponsoring a scholarship program awarding $35,300 since inception.
  • Sponsoring a fundraiser for a student with a cancerous tumor.
  • Donating to the Salvation Army Christmas Wish Program for local children.

Cassadaga Valley Faculty Association
John R. Ognibene, President

The Cassadaga Valley Faculty Association has been dedicated to supporting its community. In 2010 they demonstrated this by:

  • Raising money for MS, MDA, Cancer and ALS.
  • Sponsoring a food drive for the local food pantry.
  • Participating in a dress down day for Haiti Relief.
  • Awarding over $5,000 to graduating seniors.

Central Islip Teachers Association
Robert G. Molinaro, President

The Central Islip Teachers Association consistently evidences a belief in community service. In 2010 they demonstrated this by:

  • Donating time and food for a local food pantry's Thanksgiving Dinner.
  • Awarding $56,000 to graduating seniors.
  • Sponsoring food for movie night for needy and multi-cultural event.
  • Sponsoring a safe and free Halloween evening at the high school.

Cheektowaga Central Teachers Association
Jeffrey S. Kuemmel, President

The Cheektowaga Central Teachers Association consistently evidences a belief in community service. In 2010 they demonstrated this by:

  • Donating $1,200 to holiday Adopt-A-Family Drive.
  • Collecting school supplies for distribution to local needy students.
  • Awarding $1,200 to students pursuing a degree in education.
  • Sponsoring a student at Social Justice/Genocide Institute and the One Nation March.

Eastchester Teachers Association
Rhonda J. Homes, President

The Eastchester Teachers Association has been dedicated to supporting its community. In 2010 they demonstrated this by:

  • Sponsoring high school musical and elementary school play.
  • Participating in the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk.
  • Contributing to Operation Support Our Troops at Christmas.
  • Participating in the high school Kids For Kids Toy Drive.

East Hampton Teachers Association
Priscilla J. Campbell, President

The East Hampton Teachers Association consistently evidences a belief in community service. In 2010 they demonstrated this by:

  • Sponsoring a golf tournament for Ride for Life, an ALS organization.
  • Donating $1,000 to a local food pantry.
  • Donating coats to local families over the holidays.
  • Awarding scholarships to graduating seniors.

Eden Teachers Association
Mark R. Vona, President

The Eden Teachers Association has been dedicated to supporting its community. In 2010 they demonstrated this by:

  • Participating in the Breast Cancer Walk and Corporate Challenge.
  • Participating in Adopt-A-Highway Program.
  • Organizing a movie night with Chinese auction for the Boys/Girls Clubs.
  • Raising funds for the local fire, ambulance and library associations.

Elwood Teachers Alliance
Lorelei A. Stephens, President

The Elwood Teachers Alliance consistently evidences a belief in community service. In 2010 they demonstrated this by:

  • Awarding $3,000 in college scholarships to graduating seniors.
  • Participating in Relay for Life for ALS.
  • Donating 300 coats to the Big Brothers and Big Sisters Organizations.
  • Participating in a Thanksgiving Food Drive for the needy.

Faculty Association of Suffolk Community College
Ellen Schuler Mauk, President

The Faculty Association of Suffolk Community College consistently evidences a belief in community service. In 2010 they demonstrated this by:

  • Sponsoring a discussion panel for caring for senior citizens.
  • Contributing to Dominican Sisters who buy turkeys for the food pantry.
  • Donating $1,000 to the Campus Committee for Haitian Relief.
  • Donating $300 to Hope House Ministries and $230 to March of Dimes.

Farmingdale Federation of Teachers
Claire M. Zatorski, President

The Farmingdale Federation of Teachers consistently evidences a belief in community service. In 2010 they demonstrated this by:

  • Awarding $10,000 in college scholarships to graduating seniors.
  • Participating in Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk.
  • Operating phone banks to assist the school budget vote.
  • Sponsoring a senior citizen reception for the high school play.

Harrison Association of Teachers
Karen Magee, President

The Harrison Association of Teachers consistently evidences a belief in community service. In 2010 they demonstrated this by:

  • Sponsoring "It's Great To Live In Harrison Day".
  • Participating in the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk.
  • Donating $7,000 to the food pantry.
  • Donating candy and toiletries to troops overseas.

Herricks Teachers Association
Craig A. Lagnese, President

The Herricks Teachers Association has been dedicated to supporting its community. In 2010 they demonstrated this by:

  • Raising money for the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk.
  • Donating time and money to the Annual Community Fund Dinner.
  • Sponsoring educational excellence efforts alongside the PTA.
  • Awarding $4,000 in scholarships to students entering the SUNY system.

Hewlett-Woodmere Faculty Association
Frederic L. Stark, President

The Hewlett-Woodmere Faculty Association consistently evidences a belief in community service. In 2010 they demonstrated this by:

  • Instituting a Buddy Program to provide support for new teachers.
  • Awarding scholarships to students who contributed to the community.
  • Maintaining the Goods and Welfare fund to assist school community members in time of need.
  • Supporting two Hewlett-Woodmere Little League teams.

Hicksville Congress of Teachers
Joan M. Deem, President

The Hicksville Congress of Teachers has been dedicated to supporting its community. In 2010 they demonstrated this by:

  • Participating in NYSUT Haiti Fund.
  • Participating in the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk.
  • Awarding $3,000 in scholarships to high school seniors.
  • Participating in NYSUT's Speak Truth to Power Program.

Island Park Faculty Association
Patricia Kelly Collins, President

The Island Park Faculty Association has been dedicated to supporting its community. In 2010 they demonstrated this by:

  • Participating in the Breast Cancer Walk and MS Fundraiser.
  • Participating in the Crisis Center for Suicide Prevention.
  • Awarding college scholarships to high school seniors.
  • Donating to needy families at Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Kings Park Classroom Teachers
James P. Pappas, President

The Kings Park Classroom Teachers consistently evidences a belief in community service. In 2010 they demonstrated this by:

  • Awarding $3,000 in scholarships to graduating students.
  • Participating in events for Relay for Life, Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk and charity basketball game.
  • Collecting and donating food for the local food pantry.
  • Donating to the local fire appeal, the museum appeal and the American Legion.

Lockport Education Association
Gail A. Niparts, President

The Lockport Education Association consistently evidences a belief in community service. In 2010 they demonstrated this by:

  • Raising $35,000 for the United Way.
  • Raising $2,900 for the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk.
  • Awarding $4,800 in scholarships to children of LEA members.
  • Raising over $9,000 through a carnival weekend.

Long Beach Classroom Teachers Association
Steven M. Freeman, President

The Long Beach Classroom Teachers Association has been dedicated to supporting its community. In 2010 they demonstrated this by:

  • Contributing over $1,000 to the March of Dimes.
  • Raising over $1,500 for the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk.
  • Sponsoring a Little League team.
  • Sponsoring two scholarships of $1,000 each to future teachers.

Lynbrook Teachers Association
Craig R. Kirchenberg, President

The Lynbrook Teachers Association has been dedicated to supporting its community. In 2010 they demonstrated this by:

  • Donating over $25,000 in money, food, school supplies and clothing to local charities.
  • Donating monies to local families in need.
  • Organizing a child ID Program for safety.
  • Awarding scholarships to high school seniors.

Marion Teachers Association
Michael W. Herlan, President

The Marion Teachers Association consistently evidences a belief in community service. In 2010 they demonstrated this by:

  • Organizing a penny fund for a local food pantry.
  • Sponsoring several Marion students in the Special Olympics.
  • Donating over $600 in Christmas gifts to local families through the Angel Tree Program.
  • Sponsoring other charitable events within the district.

Massapequa Federation of Teachers
Tomia G. Smith, President

The Massapequa Federation of Teachers has been dedicated to supporting its community. In 2010 they demonstrated this by:

  • Participating in raising funds for breast cancer.
  • Sponsoring several sports teams in the district.
  • Donating to Haiti Relief through the Red Cross.
  • Donating to ALS Ride for Life and Special Olympics.

Middle Country Teachers Association
Nadia L. Resnikoff, President

The Middle Country Teachers Association consistently evidences a belief in community service. In 2010 they demonstrated this by:

  • Awarding gifts to all seniors and scholarships to 10 seniors.
  • Participating and raising funds for breast cancer and ALS.
  • Donating holiday food and money to a local veterans' home.
  • Supporting special education children through SEPTA.

Mineola Teachers Association
Teresa Perrotta Hafner, President

The Mineola Teachers Association consistently evidences a belief in community service. In 2010 they demonstrated this by:

  • Raising $13,000 for the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk.
  • Awarding $13,200 in scholarships to graduating seniors.
  • Supporting student booster clubs, the yearbook and the spring musical.
  • Providing giveaways for Education Week events.

Mohawk Valley Community College Professional Association
Alison M. Doughtie, President

The Mohawk Valley Community College Professional Association has been dedicated to supporting its community. In 2010 they demonstrated this by:

  • Awarding a $1,000 scholarship to an outstanding MVCC student.
  • Sponsoring the Ted Moore Run/Walk which raises funds to stop DWI and honors a past association president killed by a drunk driver.
  • Sponsoring and participating in the Relay for Life and the Strides Against Breast Cancer walks.
  • Conducting two food drives to benefit Utica Community Food Bank.

Mount Sinai Teachers Association
Mitchell P. Wolman, President

The Mount Sinai Teachers Association has been dedicated to supporting its community. In 2010 they demonstrated this by:

  • Raising $5,000 for Building Hope for Long Island.
  • Awarding 7 seniors scholarships of $750 each.
  • Participating in Ride for Life, Walk for Juvenile Diabetes, Walk for Cancer Research and Walk for Cystic Fibrosis.
  • Sponsoring American Heart Association Drive and NYS Special Olympics.

Newfane Teachers Association
Henri P. Kursten, President

The Newfane Teachers Association consistently evidences a belief in community service. In 2010 they demonstrated this by:

  • Raising $7,000 for hospice by organizing a basket auction.
  • Sponsoring a $1,000 scholarship for a senior entering the education field.
  • Sponsoring Adopt-A-Highway in the spring and fall of each year.
  • Participating in the Buffalo area Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk.

Niagara Falls Teachers
Joseph C. Catalano, President

The Niagara Falls Teachers consistently evidences a belief in community service. In 2010 they demonstrated this by:

  • Donating over $10,000 to the United Way.
  • Awarding over $6,000 in scholarships to graduating seniors.
  • Donating 200 hams and turkeys to Community Missions and the Salvation Army and 400 food baskets to needy families.
  • Sponsoring Little League teams and traveling sports teams for students.

Niagara Wheatfield Teachers Association
Kevin M. Rustowicz, President

The Niagara Wheatfield Teachers Association consistently evidences a belief in community service. In 2010 they demonstrated this by:

  • Raising approximately $2,000 for Making Strides Against Breast Cancer.
  • Recognizing 400 students in the district with the Falcon Pride Award.
  • Sponsoring the Cayuga Little League Baseball Team.
  • Sponsoring DARE annual golf tournament.

North Babylon Teachers Organization
Selina Durio, President

The North Babylon Teachers Organization consistently evidences a belief in community service. In 2010 they demonstrated this by:

  • Raising over $7,000 for the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk.
  • Donating toys, books and grocery gift certificates to 76 needy families.
  • Adopting soldiers and sending items to their unit overseas.
  • Adopting a month to fill the North Babylon Town Food Pantry.

North Tonawanda United Teachers
Gary J. Lachut, President

The North Tonawanda United Teachers has been dedicated to supporting its community. In 2010 they demonstrated this by:

  • Awarding $2,000 in scholarships and savings bonds to students.
  • Contributing over $700 to the Tonawanda Food Pantry.
  • Donating $200 to the SADD Post Prom Breakfast.
  • Participating in Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk and sponsoring the T-NT Quality Student Program.

Nyack Teachers Association
Donna M. Ramundo, President

The Nyack Teachers Association has been dedicated to supporting its community. In 2010 they demonstrated this by:

  • Donating to People to People and collecting toiletries for the organization.
  • Raising money for the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk.
  • Participating in SOS – Students Opposing Starvation.
  • Awarding scholarships to graduating seniors.

Oceanside Federation of Teachers

Richard M. Roschelle, President

The Oceanside Federation of Teachers has been dedicated to supporting its community. In 2010 they demonstrated this by:

  • Donating $1,200 to the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk.
  • Awarding 2 scholarships to seniors who plan to be teachers.
  • Donating savings bonds to raffle at a post-prom party.
  • Sponsoring 2 children to attend the Kiwanis Camp.

Panama Faculty Association
Loren B. Smith, President

The Panama Faculty Association has been dedicated to supporting its community. In 2010 they demonstrated this by:

  • Participating in the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk.
  • Supporting the United Way Campaign.
  • Sponsoring a volleyball tournament on Columbus Day.
  • Awarding $1,500 in scholarships to graduating seniors.

Port Washington Teachers Association
Christine J. Vasilev, President

The Port Washington Teachers Association consistently evidences a belief in community service. In 2010 they demonstrated this by:

  • Participating in the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk.
  • Providing over $7,500 in scholarships to seniors.
  • Participating in the Port Washington Education Foundation Amazing Race.
  • Donating to the Port Washington Coat Drive.

Riverhead Central Faculty Association
Barbara A. Barosa, President

The Riverhead Central Faculty Association consistently evidences a belief in community service. In 2010 they demonstrated this by:

  • Sponsoring 3 Little League teams.
  • Awarding $4,500 in college scholarships for future teachers.
  • Donating money and volunteering services at a local food pantry.
  • Sponsoring ALS Ride for Life, sending care packages to Troops and filming a cable TV show – Teachers Make a Difference.

Rochester Teachers Association
Adam Urbanski, President

The Rochester Teachers Association consistently evidences a belief in community service. In 2010 they demonstrated this by:

  • Participating in the food drive sponsored by the Local Action Project.
  • Awarding scholarships to high school seniors.
  • Participating in the Coalition for Common Sense in Education for education reform.
  • Participating in the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk.

Sachem Central Teachers Association
John Heslin, President

The Sachem Central Teachers Association consistently evidences a belief in community service. In 2010 they demonstrated this by:

  • Raising over $21,000 for the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk.
  • Awarding over $10,000 in scholarships to seniors.
  • Providing gift baskets and food for local families during the holidays.
  • Donating money to teachers in W. Babylon for a school destroyed by fire.

Schoharie CS Teachers Association
Martin A. Messner, President

The Schoharie CS Teachers Association has been dedicated to supporting its community. In 2010 they demonstrated this by:

  • Contributing $3,000 to the Town Revitalization Project.
  • Contributing $2,000 to breast cancer research.
  • Volunteering at the local food bank.
  • Adopting needy families over the holidays.

Smithtown Teachers Association
Richard Forzano, President

The Smithtown Teachers Association consistently evidences a belief in community service. In 2010 they demonstrated this by:

  • Sponsoring Dollar for Denim Day to collect money for the Smithtown Children's Foundation.
  • Organizing a fundraiser for breast cancer research.
  • Donating money to local fire departments.
  • Sponsoring 2 scholarships for seniors and a "good news postcard" for parents.

Spencerport Teachers Association
John J. Kozlowski, President

The Spencerport Teachers Association consistently evidences a belief in community service. In 2010 they demonstrated this by:

  • Donating over $12,000 in scholarships for seniors.
  • Sponsoring boys and girls soccer and hockey teams.
  • Sponsoring students' attendance at Future Teachers Conference.
  • Participating in several cancer/health related walks.

Syosset Teachers Association
Jeffrey Rozran, President

The Syosset Teachers Association consistently evidences a belief in community service. In 2010 they demonstrated this by:

  • Sponsoring a major scholarship drive.
  • Contributing to Gift of Life and Ride for Life.
  • Facilitating faculty involvement in international charities and social justice causes.
  • Supporting PTA Council in support of budget and voter drives.

United Teachers of Island Trees
Charles A. Smith, President

The United Teachers of Island Trees consistently evidences a belief in community service. In 2010 they demonstrated this by:

  • Awarding over $4,000 in scholarships to seniors going to college.
  • Donating and participating in Jump Rope/Hoops for the Heart Assn.
  • Raising over $500 for medical supplies for Angela's House.
  • Participating in "Adopt A Battalion" a letter writing project for soldiers.

Valley Central Teachers Association
Timothy M. Brown, President

The Valley Central Teachers Association has been dedicated to supporting its community. In 2010 they demonstrated this by:

  • Raising $20,000 for various charitable causes.
  • Awarding scholarships in the amount of $3,000.
  • Organizing fundraisers for breast cancer, ovarian cancer, bone cancer, the Heart Association and Ronald McDonald House.
  • Donating over $1,360 to the local food pantry.

Wallkill Teachers Association
Donna L. Carr, President

The Wallkill Teachers Association consistently evidences a belief in community service. In 2010 they demonstrated this by:

  • Awarding $4,800 in scholarships to graduating seniors.
  • Raising $1,100 for the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk.
  • Sponsoring a Senior Citizen Breakfast.
  • Participating in the Mark Dooley Spaghetti Dinner and 5K Run.

Watertown Education Association
Dianne H. Loonan, President

The Watertown Education Association has been dedicated to supporting its community. In 2010 they demonstrated this by:

  • Donating money to Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk.
  • Awarding 4 scholarships to graduating seniors.
  • Sponsoring a PBS program – Curious George for $1,500.
  • Collecting and contributing food to a local food pantry.

Waterville Teachers Association
David S. Cognetti, President

The Waterville Teachers Association consistently evidences a belief in community service. In 2010 they demonstrated this by:

  • Participating in the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk.
  • Participating in the "Cruisin in Waterville" village/community celebration.
  • Participating in staff dunk tank to raise money for local ambulance crew.
  • Donating to the Heart Run/Walk and the United Way.

Western Suffolk BOCES Faculty Association
Ernest Lewis, President

The Western Suffolk BOCES Faculty Association consistently evidences a belief in community service. In 2010 they demonstrated this by:

  • Participating in several blood drives.
  • Participating and donating to the Cancer Society Walk and MS Walk.
  • Volunteering to help at the Special Olympics.
  • Donating clothing to the Make A Wish Foundation.

West Hempstead Education Association
Barbara J. Hafner, President

The West Hempstead Education Association has been dedicated to supporting its community. In 2010 they demonstrated this by:

  • Participating in the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk.
  • Organizing phone banks for the school budget vote.
  • Collecting and distributing food baskets to needy families in the district.
  • Awarding scholarships to high school seniors.

West Irondequoit Teachers Association
Steven E. Schockow, President

The West Irondequoit Teachers Association consistently evidences a belief in community service. In 2010 they demonstrated this by:

  • Raising $1,700 for the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk.
  • Awarding $2,500 to 3 seniors planning on entering the teaching field.
  • Participating and raising over $990 for National Denim Day.
  • Donating to the Golisano Children's Hospital's Organ Transplant Fund.

Yonkers Federation of Teachers
Patricia Puleo, President

The Yonkers Federation of Teachers consistently evidences a belief incommunity service. In 2010 they demonstrated this by:

  • Raising $11,000 for breast cancer research.
  • Awarding $9,000 in scholarships to high school seniors.
  • Donating over $1,200 to athletic activities for students.
  • Sponsoring book drives, dinners, breakfasts and back to school radio commercials.

Yorktown Congress of Teachers
Sean P. Kennedy, President

The Yorktown Congress of Teachers consistently evidences a belief in community service. In 2010 they demonstrated this by:

  • Awarding over $5,000 in scholarships to high school seniors.
  • Contributing 5,800 pounds of food to the local food pantry.
  • Raising $3,000 for the Support Connection which provides assistance to individuals and families affected by ovarian and breast cancer.
  • Mentoring