*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
.
IMPORTANT DATES   IN THE NEWS                                                                     MAY 2021

Upcoming Meetings and Events
TBA

Events Schedule

Meetings Schedule

SAVE THE DATE
RC21 GENERAL MEETING (ZOOM)*

UPDATEED 5/10/21

What: RC21 General Meeting (Zoom)* When: May 11, 2021 10:30 am
Why: Stay up to date on retiree issues, services and benefits offered.

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GET WELL WISHES FOR NICK SICILIANO
RE-POSTED 5/1/21
     After being at Stony Brook Hospital for two weeks, Nick Siciliano was moved to The Hamlet Rehabilitation Center where he will be for at least 6 weeks. It would be great if all of you would send him a card or two that would cheer him up.
The address is:
The Hamlet Rehab Center
Nicholas Siciliano Room 302
100 Southern Blvd Nesconset NY 11767


MEMBERSHIP
AFT NATIONAL TOWN HALL
PRESENTATION
POSTED 5/10/21
     On Tuesday, May 11, at 6:45 p.m. EDT, live on Facebook.com/AFT, you can view "Freedom to Thrive: Combating Anti-Asian Hate". National Town Hall will be celebrating Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month and Addressing the racism of Ant-Asian violence and racism.
Informational Flier

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We'd like to hear from you.
Please visit our
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where you can share your views and comments
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.
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If you would like us to place an announcement on the website of the passing of one of our colleagues please contact us here.
WHAT YOU DIDN'T KNOW
Check out the Famous People and Events on that special day in May, and see what else happened!
Historical People and Events for May
May 2021 Holidays, Bizarre, Unique, Special Days
Bizarre and Unique Holidays in May
All About May
May 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:

Elizabeth (Betty) DeLong
High School Librarian
November 30, 2000


Click on the image above to read Elizabeth DeLong'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



NYSUT NEWS

NYSUT Website
www.nysut.org


2021 NYSUT Retirees "Health & Wellness Webinar Series"
nysut.org/retireewebinars


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RC21 EVENTS

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

Zoom/Virtual Meeting
General Meeting
May 11
Executive Board Meeting
May 4

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

John M. Sherin
Local /Regional
(Jigsaw Maps)
Geography Manipulatives
www.mapzzles.com

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