*Members: If you have any announcements that you would like to post on the ROBS web site, please contact Nick Siciliano at
             News2@robsny.org. Announcements will be posted each month on this page. If you miss any previous month's announcements,
             you can view them at the Archives page of this web site. You can also read more news in our Newsletters. In addition, if you have
             your own web site, and would like to share it with other members, let us know and we can include the link on the ROBS site
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IMPORTANT DATES   IN THE NEWS                                                                     SEPTEMBER 2019
Sept 6
General Membership Meeting
Welcome New Retirees

Sept 19
Executive Board Meeting
*Brentwood Library

Oct 23
High Tea

*Meeting Dates

Events Schedule
WELCOME NEW RETIREES
POSTED 9-1-19
   Our September 6th ROBS meeting will welcome the new retirees. Our new retirees are:

Leslie Bial
Howard Block
Mary Bonardi-Sullivan
Janice Brown
Kristine Chrappa
Alan Friedman
Lynne Gregory
Anne Gruenberg
April Hamilton
Joan Harney
Maria Harrison
Elizabeth Igneri
Nick Kaminsky
Dian Knoblach
Louise Kruty
Steven Manzella
Marjorie Miranda
Bonnie Jean Murphy
Paula Ollendorf-Panarese
Milagros Pares
Kathleen Pisciotta
Lucille Purpura-Otto
Elizabeth Rahne
Mary Ann Reed
Alexander Richardson, Jr.
Daniel Robinson
Mildred Rosefort
Stephanie Sanzone
Marianne Scifo
Jacqueline Welch
Sandra Thomas (February Retiree)
Joe Matzelle (Spring Retiree)

New ROBS members left to right Bonnie Jean Murphy, Jacqueline Welch and Janice Brown
who attended the meeting.


ATTENTION ROBS MEMBERS RENEW YOUR MEMBERSHIP TODAY
POSTED 9/1/19
     You can find the membership application card for you to fill out on page 8 of the latest copy of the ROBS Newsletter, which you will be receiving in the mail. If you do not receive the newsletter, you can download the Membership Card here. The membership fee is $25. New members can also use this card to join ROBS and go to the ROBS Membership Page on this website for more information on joining ROBS and downloading the card.
    Simply fill out the card, and indicate if there are corrections to be made to your current listing in the directory. Return the card addressed to Carmen Roldan, 49 Linda Lane, North Babylon, NY 11703. Include your check made out to ROBS for $25 with "Dues" written on the memo line.
     Please renew by October 31st

IT'S THE 21ST CENTURY
POSTED 9-1-19
     Would you be interested in paying your annual ROBS dues via Paypal or other electronic means? It is safe, easy, and you don't have to write a check and forget to register it in your checkbook? Let us know how you feel about this.

BEWARE OF SPAM EMAILS
POSTED 9/18/19
     If you recently received an email from Nicole Valente clerical in the Brentwood Business Office, please ignore it and do not open the attachment. It is a spam email and did not come from her. Opening the attachment could place a virus on your computer. Mark it as spam and delete it.

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ROBS FIRST MEETING OF THE 2019-20 YEAR
POSTED 9/6/19
     ROBS started off the year with a well attended General Membership Meeting on September 6. Our guest speaker was Dr. Tom Davies who gave a very informative presentation on Health and Wellness.
     At the meeting we also welcomed new ROBS members Bonnie Jean Murphy, Jacqueline Welch and Janice Brown, and we encourage all Brentwood retirees to join us. We are looking forward to another exciting year.
     You can view all of the photos of the meeting here.



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IN MEMORIAM


View the In Memoriam page with the list of our Brentwood colleagues who have passed away. This list will be updated on a yearly basis.
NYSUT NEWS
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www.nysut.org


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Support VOTE-COPE with your voluntary contribution. Download the VOTE-COPE Contribution Card here.


WHAT YOU DIDN'T KNOW
Check out the Famous People and Events on that special day in September and see what else happened!
Historical People and Events for September
September 2019 Holidays, Bizarre, Unique, Special Days
Bizarre and Unique Holidays in September
All About September
September in History


ROBS HISTORY PROJECT - John M. Sherin
Why did we do it?
     What was our purpose in taking on such an open ended “History Project”; for which we evolved a script of questions and got answers from over 150 subjects for two decades?
     We couldn’t answer the question in 1994 when people would ask “What are you going to do with the interviews?” All we could say was that for educational purposes we had to document our record now or lose the chance to preserve so many poignant accounts, funny stories and touching tales told by exemplary educators. We knew these dedicated public servants might shortly, for reasons yet unknown, be leaving Brentwood for good.
     So, we decided to let time sort out the details. We began scheduling appointments. W
e asked questions and listened saving for generations the essence of what it meant to have been an educator or employed, in this large public school system during the second half of the 20th century. Brentwood remains an exemplar to all others; a diverse microcosm of America reflecting 124 districts on Long Island while simultaneously resembling thousands across the U.S. We’ve accomplished something here to be proud of. Whether we were interviewed or not, ours is a claim of service that few professionals in the State of New York or elsewhere have positioned themselves to share in the way we have.
     INITIALLY the practice of sitting with a subject for an hour and giving them a hundred percent focused attention seemed somewhat daunting to a number of friends and colleagues. So much so in fact that many declined our repeated invitations to speak with us as they left careers or retired from full employment. Despite all assurances that we were not about investigative journalism or invading privacy, they deferred. Now, twenty years after we began, some are saying they may be ready. “Better late than never” we say. However, to all among you who were willing to share not only your classroom experiences and personal stories, but precious memories from your lives along with your fondest hopes for the future, we say “Thanks”. Thanks for allowing us to continue the process by paying it forward as we share these interviews with the Brentwood community and countless professionals and researchers near and far. Through an acceptance of ROBS offer of collaboration with Archivist Dr. Geri Solomon and The Long Island Studies Institute at Hofstra University our History Project lives on in academia as well as in the collection of the Brentwood Public Library, thanks to Director, Thomas A. Tarantowicz.
   You can enjoy unlimited visits to www.robsny.org where you can watch and listen to segments from featured Interviews in the ROBS History Project Section on our Announcements Page each month. Return here to listen and learn again and again.

THIS MONTH'S FEATURED       HISTORY PROJECT
INTERVIEW:

Carmela Criscione
Clerical
Interviewed 5/6/01
 


Click on the image above to read Carmela's biography.


    


      You can also view any of the past interviews by visiting History Project Interview Archives

View May 8, 2015 History Project Celebration Photo Album

View History Project Slide Show on YouTube

RC21 EVENTS

Oct 18
New Retiree Brunch

Oct 29
NYSUT Regional Conference

RC 21 Website: http://rc21.ny.aft.org

MEMBER WEBSITES
Sheila & Letty Sustrin
Children's Books Authors
www.sustrinbooks.com

John M. Sherin
Local /Regional
(Jigsaw Maps)600
Geography Manipulatives
www.mapzzles.org
Complete Team Building Kits
Teaching Cooperation/ Collaboration
Emotional Intelligence (EQ)
www.cooperationsquares.com

Alida Thorpe
Island Vision Photography, Inc.
www.pbase.com/alidasphotos


Rick Mundy
Watercolor Prints of L.I., Adirondacks, NYC...
www.RickMundyWatercolors.com

Gloria Hannemann
Hardwood Flooring and
Home Improvement
www.Servi-all.com


Elmon Kazandjian
NYC Art Gallery
www.woodwardgallery.net


Rose Marie Brousseau
Brentwood Rotary Club
http://brentwoodrotary.com

Ronda Brooks
Children's Social Skills Groups
www.KidHelp.org