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April 18, 2012

NYSUT Community Service Awards 2012

Source: NYSUT Awards and Honors

NYSUT Community Service Awards 2012

Inservice

Tim Ahle
North Rockland Teachers Association

Mary Ann Borrello
Faculty Association of Suffolk Community College

Michael Fiels
Kenmore Teachers Association

Reynolds Hawkins, Jr.
Amityville Teachers Association

Suzanne Jordan
Kingston Teachers Federation

Matthew Knowlan
Middle Country Teachers Association

Martin Messner
Schoharie Teachers Association

Laura Spencer
Smithtown Teachers Association

Jill Weed
Pine Bush Teachers Association

Retirees

Rose Marie Armetta
UFT
ED#24 & RC#24

Miriam Bissu
UFT
ED#24 & RC#24

Doris Blank
Westchester/Putnam Retirees
ED#52 & RC#15

Ellen A. Cotton-DeGrasse
Riverhead Central Faculty Association
ED#22 & RC#22

Robert Crabtree
North Syracuse Education Association
ED#7 & RC#7

Frances D'atria Romano
UFT
ED#24 & RC#24

Mary Lou Davis
Spackenkill Retired Teachers
ED#13 & RC#13

Michael Eiermann
Bayport-Blue Point Retired Teachers Association
ED#21 & RC# 21

Marie Ellner
UFT
ED#24 & RC#24

Lucy Ely
Pioneer Central School District
ED#51 & RC#3

Sandy Ericson
Greece Teachers Association
ED#5 & RC#5

John Franzese
UFT
ED#24 & RC#24

Linda Friedman
UFT
ED#24 & RC&24

Lauren Grant
UFT
ED#24 & RC#24

Carol Hall
North Babylon Teachers Organization
ED#20 & RC#20

Rosalie Hollingsworth
UFT
ED#24 & RC#24

Kathleen Ivans
UFT
ED#24 & RC#24

Norman Kiperman
UFT
ED#24 & RC#24

Janet McCauley
Three Village Schools Retirees
ED#23 & RC#23

LaVergne McMurray
Frankfort Schuyler Teachers Association
ED#12 & RC#12

Harriet J. Morrison-Shapiro
UFT
ED#24 & RC#24

Christine E. Nowak
Joint Retiree Council – Buffalo
ED#51 & RC#44

Arthur Romita
Bay Shore Classroom Teachers Association
ED#21 & RC#21

Roseanne Rose
UFT
ED#24 & RC#24

Barbara Schmidt
Broome BOCES ITP
ED#11 & RC#11

Linda Ulrich-Hagner
Kenmore Teachers Association
ED#1 & RC#1


 

NYSUT Life Line Honor Roll

Brian Christman, Sayville Teachers Association
Quick thinking and bravery assisted in saving the life of a potential drowning victim.

Richard Miekley, Port Jefferson Station Teachers Association
Successfully performed CPR and used the AED machine to save the life of a student who was in cardiac arrest.

Sean Rucker, Victor Teachers Association
Skillfully performed CPR when a community member he was playing basketball with had a seizure and went into cardiac arrest, saving his life.

Andrew Sealander, Cheektowaga Central Teachers Association
Quick thinking to perform the Heimlich Maneuver saved a choking 7th grade student during lunch.

Justin Seifert, Port Jefferson Station Teachers Association
Successfully performed CPR and used the AED machine to save the life of a student who was in cardiac arrest.

Joseph Surgot, Hicksville Congress of Teachers
Saved a choking 7th grade student during lunch by performing the Heimlich Maneuver.


 

Local Community Service Awards

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.

Amityville Teachers Association
Carolyn Dodd, President

The Amityville Teachers Association consistently evidences a belief in community service. In 2011 they demonstrated this by:

  • Awarding $7,000 in scholarships to graduating high school seniors and students PreK-12 for "Excellence in Writing."
  • Sponsoring "Back to School Bash."
  • Sponsoring Amityville High School "Sports Hall of Fame."
  • Sponsoring Kiwanis mentor program in the elementary schools.

Arlington Teachers Association
Robert Maier, President

The Arlington Teachers Association consistently evidences a belief in community service. In 2011 they demonstrated this by:

  • Participating in the Arlington Street Fair.
  • Contributing over $20,000 to various charities.
  • Awarding $2,000 in scholarships to two students demonstrating commitment to academic excellence, service to the community and a passion for teaching.
  • Sponsoring the Literacy Connections Spelling Bee.

Bay Shore Classroom Teachers Association
Darlene Darch, President

The Bay Shore Classroom Teachers Association consistently evidences a belief in community service. In 2011 they demonstrated this by:

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

Bellmore-Merrick United Secondary Teachers
Michael Dolber, President

The Bellmore-Merrick United Secondary Teachers consistently evidences a belief in community service. In 2011 they demonstrated this by:

  • Participating in the Merrick and Bellmore Street Fair.
  • Contributing to the Michael Lynch Foundation.
  • Awarding $6,000 in scholarships to ten BMUST students.
  • Sponsoring post prom event.

Bellport Teachers Association
Wayne White, President

The Bellport Teachers Association consistently evidences a belief in community service. In 2011 they demonstrated this by:

  • Participating in Denim Dollar Days.
  • Contributing $6,000 to the Make-a-Wish Foundation.
  • Awarding $4,600 in scholarships.
  • Sponsoring Santa drive for members in need of help.

Bethpage Congress of Teachers
Karen Thomas, President

The Bethpage Congress of Teachers consistently evidences a belief in community service. In 2011 they demonstrated this by:

  • Donating $1,000 to "Challenge Day," a two-day program about tolerance/respect/safe community.
  • Raising $2,215 for the annual breast cancer walk.
  • Awarding a $200 scholarship to a high school student.
  • Sponsoring "Safe Halloween" night for grade school children.

Buffalo Teachers Federation
Philip Rumore, President

The Buffalo Teachers Federation consistently evidences a belief in community service. In 2011 they demonstrated this by:

  • Participating in the Variety Club Telethon.
  • Contributing to 85 community organizations.
  • Sponsoring YMCA youth programs.
  • Sponsoring Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk.

Camden Teachers Association
David La Gatta, President

The Camden Teachers Association consistently evidences a belief in community service. In 2011 they demonstrated this by:

  • Participating in Clothing Connection.
  • Contributing to Camden Community Library.
  • Awarding a CTA Determination Award.
  • Sponsoring Shop with a Cop.

Capital Region BOCES Faculty Association
Doug Harple, President

The Capital Region BOCES Faculty Association consistently evidences a belief in community service. In 2011 they demonstrated this by:

  • Participating in the Northeast Regional Food Drive.
  • Contributing to the Capital Region BOCES Hurricane Relief fund.
  • Awarding $2,000 in scholarships.
  • Sponsoring deaf, hard of hearing (DHH) students to Florida Marine Research Program.

Carthage Teachers Association
Patricia Sheehan, President

The Carthage Teachers Association consistently evidences a belief in community service. In 2011 they demonstrated this by:

  • Participating in the Community Food Drive for the local food pantry.
  • Contributing to the United Way.
  • Awarding $2,500 in scholarships to graduating seniors.
  • Sponsoring CTA kindergarten book, bookmark and pencil giveaway.

Cassadaga Valley Faculty Association
Stephen Helwig, President

The Cassadaga Valley Faculty Association consistently evidences a belief in community service. In 2011 they demonstrated this by:

  • Participating in the MDA walk.
  • Contributing money to a family of a student who passed away.
  • Awarding $3,600 in scholarships.
  • Sponsoring the American Red Cross blood drive.

Central Islip Teachers Association
Robert Molinaro, President

The Central Islip Teachers Association consistently evidences a belief in community service. In 2011 they demonstrated this by:

  • Participating in Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk.
  • Contributing $700 to Central Islip Civic Council with a donation of clothes for the holiday drive.
  • Awarding $60,400 in scholarships to Central Islip High School seniors.
  • Sponsoring Central Islip High School choir to perform at the Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration.

Cheektowaga Central Teachers Association
Jeffrey Kuemmel, President

The Cheektowaga Central Teachers Association consistently evidences a belief in community service. In 2011 they demonstrated this by:

  • Participating in the One Nation March on Washington.
  • Contributing $500 to the Variety Club Telethon.
  • Awarding a $1,200 scholarship to a senior who plans to join the teaching profession.
  • Sponsoring Adopt a Highway cleanup.

Commack Teachers Association
Tris Stewart, President

The Commack Teachers Association consistently evidences a belief in community service. In 2011 they demonstrated this by:

  • Participating in the New York State Fair.
  • Contributing to the Ronald McDonald House.
  • Awarding $2,000 in scholarships to NSEA scholarship fund.
  • Sponsoring Holes for Dollars for Scholars golf tournament.

East Hampton Teachers Association
Priscilla Campbell, President

The East Hampton Teachers Association consistently evidences a belief in community service. In 2011 they demonstrated this by:

  • Participating in the East Hampton Coaches' Association annual golf tournament to raise monies for student scholarships.
  • Contributing $150 to the Greater East Hampton Education Foundation.
  • Contributing $1,000 to local food pantries in December.
  • Awarding $2,600 in scholarships to 22 graduating seniors from East Hampton High School.

Eastchester Teachers Association
Jessica O'Hara, President

The Eastchester Teachers Association consistently evidences a belief in community service. In 2011 they demonstrated this by:

  • Participating in the NYSUT food drive.
  • Contributing to Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk.
  • Awarding $500 in scholarships to a graduating senior in honor of an ETA member who had passed away.
  • Sponsoring the Stockings for Soldiers drive.

Eden Teachers Association
Colleen Kot, President

The Eden Teachers Association consistently evidences a belief in community service. In 2011 they demonstrated this by:

  • Participating in Raider Respond Day.
  • Contributing a total of $4,167 to various local groups.
  • Awarding a $1,500 scholarship to a student who will be pursuing an educational career.
  • Sponsoring a little league team through the town recreation program.

The Faculty Association/Suffolk Community College
Ellen Schuler Mauk, President

The Faculty Association/Suffolk Community College consistently evidences a belief in community service. In 2011 they demonstrated this by:

  • Participating in the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk at Dowling College.
  • Contributing $500 to the NYSUT Disaster Relief Fund.
  • Sponsoring "Professors on Wheels" at several nursing homes in Suffolk County.
  • Sponsoring plant sales for AHRC.

Falconer Education Association
Mike LeBaron, President

The Falconer Education Association consistently evidences a belief in community service. In 2011 they demonstrated this by:

  • Participating in ringing of the bell for the Salvation Army.
  • Contributing to Relay for Life.
  • Awarding $5,000 in scholarships to local students within the school district.
  • Sponsoring Blue Star Moms.

Farmingdale Federation of Teachers
Claire Zatorski, President

The Farmingdale Federation of Teachers consistently evidences a belief in community service. In 2011 they demonstrated this by:

  • Participating in the Farmingdale Community Summit and Health Expo.
  • Contributing to the Empire State Games.
  • Awarding $5,750 in scholarships to graduating seniors and elementary and middle school graduates.
  • Sponsoring a youth baseball team in Farmingdale.

Harrison Association of Teachers
Karen Magee, President

The Harrison Association of Teachers consistently evidences a belief in community service. In 2011 they demonstrated this by:

  • Participating in the "Great to Live in Harrison" book giveaway.
  • Contributing to the Harrison Food Patch.
  • Awarding a $1,500 Butch Pezzouello scholarship.
  • Sponsoring the Booster Club.

Hastings Teachers Association
Nate Morgan, President

The Hastings Teachers Association consistently evidences a belief in community service. In 2011 they demonstrated this by:

  • Participating in the canned food drive at the local A&P.
  • Contributing 1500 lbs. of canned goods to Hastings Food Pantry.
  • Awarding $1,500 in scholarships to graduating seniors.
  • Sponsoring Hastings Little League.

Hempstead Classroom Teachers Association
Dawn Sherwood, President

The Hempstead Classroom Teachers Association consistently evidences a belief in community service. In 2011 they demonstrated this by:

  • Participating in Hempstead Village Holiday Gala and holiday food basket for needy families giveaway.
  • Contributing to ABBA Leadership Center in support of single mothers and children.
  • Awarding $4,000 in scholarships to two Hempstead graduating seniors.
  • Sponsoring the Hempstead Village Little League baseball team.

Hewlett-Woodmere Faculty Association
Frederic Stark, President

The Hewlett Woodmere Faculty Association consistently evidences a belief in community service. In 2011 they demonstrated this by:

  • Participating in a New Buddy program to provide support for new teachers.
  • Contributing $100 to the Special Olympics.
  • Awarding $450 in scholarships to students who positively contribute to the community.
  • Sponsoring a "Light the Night" team walk for Leukemia and Lymphoma.

Hicksville Congress of Teachers
Joan Deem, President

The Hicksville Congress of Teachers consistently evidences a belief in community service. In 2011 they demonstrated this by:

  • Participating in Hicksville School Districts Wellness Fair.
  • Contributing over $3,750 to various charities including: Long Island Food Bank, Making Strides walk, Boys & Girls Club, Ride for Life, Embrace Project.
  • Awarding $3,750 in scholarships to graduating seniors.
  • Sponsoring Gregory Museum Science Fair.

Island Park Faculty Association
Patricia K. Collins, President

The Island Park Faculty Association consistently evidences a belief in community service. In 2011 they demonstrated this by:

  • Participating in Basketball/Alumni Community Day.
  • Contributing to Making Strides for Breast Cancer walk.
  • Awarding $5,000 in scholarships to the Island Park High School Scholarship fund.
  • Sponsoring Island Park Little League.

Jericho Teachers Association
Maryann Risi, President

The Jericho Teachers Association consistently evidences a belief in community service. In 2011 they demonstrated this by:

  • Participating and donating $500 to the districts observance of the 9/11 Day of Remembrance.
  • Contributing $1,200 to the Jericho High School Scholarship fund to be awarded to two graduating seniors who plan to be education majors.
  • Contributing $500 to the Special Education Parent Teachers Association.
  • Purchasing picture books as gifts for each entering kindergartner.

Kingston Teachers Federation
Lauri Naccarato, President

The Kingston Teachers Federation consistently evidences a belief in community service. In 2011 they demonstrated this by:

  • Participating in Kids Classic races.
  • Contributing to the Children's Home of Kingston.
  • Awarding $3,800 in scholarships to the graduating seniors whose parents are members of KTF ESP.
  • Sponsoring a food pantry for our homeless students.

Lawrence Teachers Association
Lori Skonberg, President

The Lawrence Teachers Association consistently evidences a belief on community service. In 2011 they demonstrated this by:

  • Contributing over $1,000 to various charities.
  • Awarding ten graduating seniors scholarships of $200 each.
  • Raising approximately $5,000 for the NYSUT sponsored Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk.
  • Sponsoring the Five Towns Community Center.

Lockport Education Association
Arlene Reese, President

The Lockport Education Association consistently evidences a belief in community service. In 2011 they demonstrated this by:

  • Participating in Relay for Life.
  • Contributing to the Domestic Violence YWCA fund.
  • Awarding $4,500 in scholarships to three students/children of LEA members.
  • Sponsoring the Salvation Army holiday bell ringing.

Long Beach Classroom Teachers Association
Steve Freeman, President

The Long Beach Classroom Teachers Association consistently evidences a belief in community service. In 2011 they demonstrated this by:

  • Participating in the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk.
  • Contributing $1,000 to the March of Dimes.
  • Contributing $1,800 to the American Cancer Society.
  • Awarding $1,000 scholarships to two Long Beach School seniors interested in pursuing a career in teaching.

Lynbrook Teachers Association
Craig R. Kirchenberg, President

The Lynbrook Teachers Association consistently evidences a belief in community service. In 2011 they demonstrated this by:

  • Contributing to the Bethany House.
  • Contributing to the Lynbrook Police Benevolent Association.
  • Contributing to Holiday for Heroes.
  • Awarding $10,500 in scholarships to graduating seniors and children of members.

Malverne Teachers Association
Michelle Thomson, President

The Malverne Teachers Association consistently evidences a belief in community service. In 2011 they demonstrated this by:

  • Participating in Relay for Life.
  • Participating in the 5K Race for Education.
  • Contributing $250 to Davison Avenue Camp fund.
  • Awarding $1,300 in scholarships.

Marion Teachers Association
Michael Herlan, President

The Marion Teachers Association consistently evidences a belief in community service. In 2011 they demonstrated this by:

  • Participating in the Angel Tree and Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk.
  • Contributing $200 to the Marion Food Pantry.
  • Awarding $500 in scholarships to two students who will study to become teachers.
  • Sponsoring a student in Special Olympics.

Massapequa Federation of Teachers
Tomia Smith, President

The Massapequa Federation of Teachers consistently evidences a belief in community service. In 2011 they demonstrated this by:

  • Participating in Best Buddies Friendship walk.
  • Contributing to Massapequa Music Department.
  • Awarding scholarships to students going into education or labor relations.
  • Sponsoring Massapequa Challenger program.

Middle Country Teachers Association
Nadia Resnikoff, President

The Middle Country Teachers Association consistently evidences a belief in community service. In 2011 they demonstrated this by:

  • Participating in Relay for Life.
  • Contributing over $3,000 to the American Cancer Society.
  • Awarding $16,000 in scholarships to graduating seniors and 5th grade elementary students.
  • Sponsoring Stuff-A-Bus.

Mineola Teachers Association
Teresa Perrotta-Hafner, President

The Mineola Teachers Association consistently evidences a belief in community service. In 2011 they demonstrated this by:

  • Participating in the Chamber of Commerce Mineola Street Fair.
  • Contributing to Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk.
  • Awarding $10,950 in scholarships to graduating seniors of Mineola High School.
  • Sponsoring new teacher orientation.

Mohawk Valley Community College Professional Association
Alison Doughtie, President

The Mohawk Valley Community College Professional Association consistently evidences a belief in community service. In 2011 they demonstrated this by:

  • Participating in Toys for Tots.
  • Contributing to the Red Cross Relief for Japanese earthquake victims.
  • Awarding a $1,000 scholarship to a MVCC student.
  • Sponsoring the Ted Moore run/walk.

Mount Sinai Teachers Association
Mitchell P. Wolman, President

The Mount Sinai Teachers Association consistently evidences a belief in community service. In 2011 they demonstrated this by:

  • Participating in the Rocky Point VFW Brick for Walkway.
  • Contributing to Building Hope for Long Island.
  • Awarding a total of $5,250 to seven students.
  • Sponsoring a North Shore Little League team.

Newark Teachers Association
Mary K. Daly, President

The Newark Teachers Association consistently evidences a belief in community service. In 2011 they demonstrated this by:

  • Participating in Newark Teachers Association New Driver Safety Support program.
  • Contributing over $1,600 to the United Way campaign and Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk.
  • Awarding $500 in a scholarship to a Newark High School graduating senior entering the field of education.
  • Sponsoring a local food drive to benefit/support Newark's Food Closet.

Newfane Teachers Association
Henri Kursten, President

The Newfane Teachers Association consistently evidences a belief in community service. In 2011 they demonstrated this by:

  • Participating in the Corporate Challenge.
  • Contributing to the Newfane Food Pantry.
  • Awarding a $1,000 scholarship to a child of a member in college.
  • Sponsoring a full page ad in the Newfane yearbook.

Niagara Falls Teachers
Edward Ceccato, President

The Niagara Falls Teachers Association consistently evidences a belief in community service. In 2011 they demonstrated this by:

  • Participating in the United Way campaign.
  • Contributing $500 to Niagara Falls Firefighters' toy fund.
  • Awarding $5,000 in scholarships to five graduating seniors.
  • Sponsoring Pride of Niagara Award campaign.

North Babylon Teachers Organization
Selina Durio, President

The North Babylon Teachers Organization consistently evidences a belief in community service. In 2011 they demonstrated this by:

  • Participating in adopting the local food pantry and filling the shelves each month.
  • Contributing more than $10,000 to the American Cancer Society.
  • Awarding $2,000 in scholarships to four high school students.
  • Sponsoring "Baby New Year," collecting baby items for a local center.

North Bellmore Teachers Association
Randee Colter, President

The North Bellmore Teachers Association consistently evidences a belief in community service. In 2011 they demonstrated this by:

  • Participating in the Strawberry Festival.
  • Participating in the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk.
  • Contributing to the Long Island Crisis Center (teen suicide prevention).
  • Contributing to the Special Olympics.

North Rockland Teachers Association
Robin Brennan, President

The North Rockland Teachers Association consistently evidences a belief in community service. In 2011 they demonstrated this by:

  • Participating in NYSUT food drive.
  • Contributing to the Drama Society.
  • Awarding $12,000 in scholarships to 12 North Rockland seniors.
  • Sponsoring youth hockey.

North Syracuse Education Association
John Kuryla, President

The North Syracuse Education Association consistently evidences a belief in community service. In 2011 they demonstrated this by:

  • Participating in the New York State Fair.
  • Contributing to the Ronald McDonald House.
  • Awarding $2,000 in scholarships to NSEA Scholarship fund.
  • Sponsoring Holes for Dollars for Scholars golf tournament.

North Tonawanda United Teachers
Patricia Coia, President

The North Tonawanda United Teachers Association consistently evidences a belief in community service. In 2011 they demonstrated this by:

  • Participating in the 5th annual "bring a turkey to work" event.
  • Contributing $946 to the North Tonawanda Inter-Faith Food Pantry.
  • Awarding a total of $2,000 in scholarships.
  • Sponsoring the senior prom breakfast.

Nyack Teachers Association
Donna Ramundo, President

The Nyack Teachers Association consistently evidences a belief in community service. In 2011 they demonstrated this by:

  • Participating in the Nyack fashion show.
  • Contributing to Art Angels, Monday Morning, Autism, YMCA and NAACP.
  • Awarding $2,000 in scholarships to Nyack High School seniors.
  • Sponsoring Brown Bag People to People lunch.

Oceanside Federation of Teachers
Richard Roschelle, President

The Oceanside Federation of Teachers consistently evidences a belief in community service. In 2011 they demonstrated this by:

  • Participating in an annual toy party, collecting toys and gift cards for needy children in the community.
  • Contributing to the American Cancer Society and raising $2,316.
  • Awarding $3,000 in scholarships to three Oceanside High School seniors who are seeking to pursue a degree in education or labor management.
  • Sponsoring a new teacher breakfast for incoming teachers to the district.

Panama Faculty Association
Loren Smith, President

The Panama Faculty Association consistently evidences a belief in community service. In 2011 they demonstrated this by:

  • Participating in Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk.
  • Contributing $1,125 to various charities.
  • Awarding $3,000 in scholarships to three college freshman and three graduating seniors who are pursuing degrees in education.
  • Sponsoring Panama after prom event.

Patchogue-Medford Congress of Teachers
Paul Pecorale, President

The Patchogue-Medford Congress of Teachers consistently evidences a belief in community service. In 2011 they demonstrated this by:

  • Participating in the Lions Club - Backpack & Supplies Club.
  • Contributing to the Positive Communications campaign.
  • Awarding $3,500 in scholarships.
  • Sponsoring Love to Read campaign.

Peru Association of Teachers
Kathleen Roach, President

The Peru Association of Teachers consistently evidences a belief in community service. In 2011 they demonstrated this by:

  • Participating in Relay for Life.
  • Contributing to the Peru Fire Department.
  • Awarding $4,000 in scholarships to eight graduating seniors.
  • Sponsoring bullying awareness education.

Pine Bush Teachers Association
Carla McLaud, President

The Pine Bush Teachers Association consistently evidences a belief in community service. In 2011 they demonstrated this by:

  • Participating in the Fall Harvest Festival.
  • Contributing $4,500 to The Hudson Valley Food Bank.
  • Awarding $10,500 to 11 graduating Pine Bush High School seniors.
  • Sponsoring a little league team, soccer team and youth swim team.

Port Jefferson Station Teachers Association
Beth Ziff-Dimino, President

The Port Jefferson Station Teachers Association consistently evidences a belief in community service. In 2011 they demonstrated this by:

  • Contributing $2,500 to Comsewogue for Children Foundation.
  • Contributing $100 to the Schoharie Insulation Relief fund.
  • Awarding $2,000 in scholarships.
  • Sponsoring the Rocky Point GMGC Booster Club.

Port Washington Teachers Association
Christine Vasilev, President

The Port Washington Teachers Association consistently evidences a belief in community service. In 2011 they demonstrated this by:

  • Participating in Pride in Port Parade.
  • Contributing to Port Washington Education Foundation.
  • Awarding $8,000 in scholarships to graduating seniors from Paul D. Schreiber High School.
  • Sponsoring a coat drive and holiday food baskets for the needy.

Poughkeepsie Public School Teachers Association
Debra Kardas, President

The Poughkeepsie Public School Teachers Association consistently evidences a belief in community service. In 2011 they demonstrated this by:

  • Participating in Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk.
  • Awarding $3,500 in scholarships to Poughkeepsie High School seniors and to the 5th and 8th grade moving up ceremonies.
  • Sponsoring Kindergarten Book Give Away program.
  • Sponsoring Toys for Tots collection with local Marines.

Riverhead Central Faculty Association
Barbara Barosa, President

The Riverhead Central Faculty Association consistently evidences a belief in community service. In 2011 they demonstrated this by:

  • Participating in the RCFA Scholarship variety show raising several thousand dollars.
  • Contributing to the Say No to Drugs walk.
  • Awarding over $9,000 in scholarships to graduating seniors.
  • Sponsoring ALS Ride for Life golf outing.

Sachem Central Teachers Association
John Heslin, President

The Sachem Central Teachers Association consistently evidences a belief in community service. In 2011 they demonstrated this by:

  • Participating in Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk.
  • Contributing to the March of Dimes.
  • Contributing to the Diamond in the Pines 9/11 monument.
  • Awarding $10,000 in scholarships to SCTA High School seniors pursuing careers in education.

Smithtown Teachers Association
Richard Forzano, President

The Smithtown Teachers Association consistently evidences a belief in community service. In 2011 they demonstrated this by:

  • Participating in PTA fundraisers.
  • Contributing $2,355 to the Smithtown Children's Foundation.
  • Awarding $500 scholarships to two graduating High School seniors.
  • Sponsoring three local fire departments within the community.

Spencerport Teachers Association
John J. Kozlowski, President

The Spencerport Teachers Association consistently evidences a belief in community service. In 2011 they demonstrated this by:

  • Participating in the Autism Speaks walk.
  • Contributing $855 to various charities.
  • Awarding $12,000 in scholarships to Spencerport Teachers Association scholarship fund.
  • Sponsoring boys and girls little league teams.

Sullivan County BOCES Teachers Association
Patrick McCarthy, President

The Sullivan County BOCES Teachers Association consistently evidences a belief in community service. In 2011 they demonstrated this by:

  • Participating in Sullivan County "Relay for Life."
  • Contributing to the Special Olympics.
  • Awarding $1,000 in scholarships.
  • Sponsoring the SCBTA Zumba class for members.

Tonawanda Education Association
Ronald Sesnie, President

The Tonawanda Education Association consistently evidences a belief in community service. In 2011 they demonstrated this by:

  • Participating in 2011 Strides Against Breast Cancer walk.
  • Contributing $1,000 to the NYSUT Disaster Relief Fund.
  • Awarding a total of $4,000 in scholarships to two High School seniors.
  • Sponsoring the Boys & Girls Club camp spirit summer program.

Valley Central Teachers Association
Timothy Brown, President

The Valley Central Teachers Association consistently evidences a belief in community service. In 2011 they demonstrated this by:

  • Participating in VC Education Foundation kickoff.
  • Contributing to the American Red Cross.
  • Awarding $4,900 in scholarships.
  • Sponsoring annual VCTA blood drive.

Wallkill Teachers Association
Donna Carr, President

The Wallkill Teachers Association consistently evidences a belief in community service. In 2011 they demonstrated this by:

  • Participating in the annual Mark Dooley Memorial 5K run.
  • Contributing $1,750 to the American Cancer Society, NYSUT Disaster Relief Fund and Loaves and Fishes Food Pantry.
  • Awarding $3,000 to five WCSD High School graduates.
  • Sponsoring Shamrock Scramble 5K run.

Watertown Education Association
Dianne Loonan, President

The Watertown Education Association consistently evidences a belief in community service. In 2011 they demonstrated this by:

  • Participating in City of Watertown holiday party.
  • Contributing to NYSUT Disaster Relief Fund.
  • Awarding $1,500 in scholarships to five graduating seniors.
  • Sponsoring WPBS Curious George summer library tour.

Waterville Teachers Association
David Cognetti, President

The Waterville Teachers Association consistently evidences a belief in community service. In 2011 they demonstrated this by:

  • Participating in food drive for food bank.
  • Contributing over $300 to various charities.
  • Awarding $1,000 in scholarships to two graduating seniors heading into the education field.
  • Sponsoring a booth at Cruisin' into Waterville.

West Hempstead Education Association
Barbara Hafner, President

The West Hempstead Education Association consistently evidences a belief in community service. In 2011 they demonstrated this by:

  • Participating in back to school night, providing informational bulletins to parents.
  • Contributing $400 to the Making Strides Breast Cancer walk.
  • Awarding $4,000 in scholarships to West Hempstead High School graduating seniors.
  • Sponsoring the Thanksgiving food drive.

West Irondequoit Teachers Association
Steve Schockow, President

The West Irondequoit Teachers Association consistently evidences a belief in community service. In 2011 they demonstrated this by:

  • Participating in Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk.
  • Contributing $3,735 for breast cancer research.
  • Awarding $2,500 in scholarships to Irondequoit High School seniors.
  • Sponsoring junior/senior safe celebrations.

Wilson Teachers Association
Margaret Thompson, President

The Wilson Teachers Association consistently evidences a belief in community service. In 2011 they demonstrated this by:

  • Participating in the Annual Caring & Sharing program.
  • Contributing to the United Way.
  • Awarding $89,380 in scholarships to over 270 high school seniors, from 1980-present.
  • Sponsoring the high school play.

Yonkers Federation of Teachers
Patricia Puleo, President

The Yonkers Federation of Teachers consistently evidences a belief in community service. In 2011 they demonstrated this by:

  • Participating in the annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk.
  • Contributing over $500 to the Westchester Food Bank.
  • Awarding $9,000 in scholarships to six graduating seniors in the Yonkers public schools.
  • Sponsoring the annual Yonkers Chamber of Commerce "back to school" breakfast meeting.

Yorktown Congress of Teachers
Sean Kennedy, President

The Yorktown Congress of Teachers consistently evidences a belief in community service. In 2011 they demonstrated this by:

  • Contributing $3,000 to the Children's Hospital in Valhalla.
  • Contributing $1,000 to NYSUT's Disaster Relief Fund.
  • Awarding $5,500 in scholarships to four Yorktown High School graduates.
  • Sponsoring the Yorktown's Community Help food drive.