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  IN THE NEWS                                                                JANUARY 2009

January 9, 2009
New Years Breakfast
Details & Reservations

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Taken from ROBS Newsletter, Issue Date:January-March 2009, p.6

     We are happy to report that as a result of an e-mail effort, individual phone calls and the membership form in a recent newsletter, that membership is up. We now total over 380 members. However, we cannot become complacent and urge you to renew your membership when you receive your form in the spring.
      Thank you for your cooperation in this recent effort and for your continuing commitment to ROBS.

You can also go to the Membership Page on the website for the application and mailing instructions, and to see how your dues are dispensed.

Taken from ROBS Newsletter, Issue Date:January-March 2009, p.7

     Our annual holiday party was held at Sweetwaters in hauppauge this year on Friday, December 5th and was great fun.
     Over 40 retirees attended and there were some new faces along with the regulars. We missed Letty and Sheila Sustrin, Chris Veech, Lois Morella and Edie Welch, but all are doing well and will be with us on future
      Lynn Tiscione coordinated a raffle with the proceeds going toward very badly needed new video equipment for the History Project. It was a very successful endeavor and a lot of fun. Liz Dicce's wonderful pen and ink note cards were also sold with the proceeds again going to the equipment fund.

      Sweetwaters was a wonderful restaurant. the atmosphere, service and, of course, the food was excellent.
     Kudos to our program director, Ruth McCalla, for another memorable gathering.

You can view the photos of the Holiday Party at the Photo Gallery Page of this site.




  THE TOWN CRIER -  MarilynDePlaza@aol.com
Marilyn DePlaza

JANUARY 14, 2009

   Frank Mauro is recovering from very serious surgery at Good Samaritan Hospital. Please do not call. 
     Cards and letters may be sent to:
Frank Mauro
66 Strathmore Court
Coram NY 11727


Diana Amador, a 6th grade teacher at South Middle School who previously taught at Oak Park, will be retiring this year. Please view the downloadable flyer for details or e-mail Eileen Kelly at catluvr4@optonline.net.

POSTED 1/26/09

The mother of Mary Pat Lyons (retired teacher IMC 2002) passed away on Sunday, January 25. The information is as follows:

WAKE: Mangano's Funeral Home
             1701 Deer Park Ave (1 block south of Grand Boulevard on the east side of the street)
             Deer Park, N.Y. 11729
             Tel. # - (631) 586-3600
             Website:  manganofh.com
Wednesday, January 28th: 2-5 and 7-9

FUNERAL: St. Mathew's R.C. Church
                     35 North Service Road
                     Dix Hills, N.Y. 11746
Services: Thursday, January 29th
                9:45  A.M.

Request has been made by Mary Pat that any donations should be made to the Hospice that helped her mother so much. We don't have the name but it will be listed on the Obituary Page in Tuesday's Newsday.
Condolences may be sent to :
Mary Pat Lyons
1996 Foxglove Circle
Bellport NY 11713


Dear Colleagues,
  You are invited to have lunch with me, Lil  Jason, Loretta Ellington and all our friends who care to join us on Thursday, March 12, 2009.
   We will eat again at Padrino's  (unless you know some other restaurant that will reserve a table for us during season) at 12 noon.  This year, we will have a slight change. Everyone will pick up their own checks and can order from the menu or have the buffet, whichever one chooses. Most of you are familiar with the food and location, but I will still need a final count by March 10th to give to the owner. Please call me at 561-488-1267 (H) or 561-716-6068 (C) for further information or email me at MarilynDeplaza@aol.com

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