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  IN THE NEWS                                                                FEBRUARY 2009

February 19, '09
10:00 AM
ROBS Executive Board Meeting
Meeting Dates Schedule

Wrap Party
ROBS members help wrap gifts for

A letter from Peter Vercillo
Project Hope Chairperson

Dear PROJECT HOPE Supporter:
     Due to the collective generosity of ROBS members, PROJECT HOPE successfully continued it's tradition of assisting families that are part of the Brentwood School District. this year was our most successful financially, which we accomplished with 75 contributors. The money raised help spread Thanksgiving and C
hristmas cheer. The retirees of the Brentwood schools have once again shown that their commitment to the community is still significant.
     Special mention must also be given to the ROBS volunteers who shopped, donated, stored, wrapped, and distributed the hundreds of items that were amassed. This was a tremendous undertaking that took not only time, but great care as well. Their efforts make these drives go very smoothly.
     Thank you very much, and best wishes to all ROBS members for a prosperous 2009.

Peter Vercillo
ROBS Project Hope Chairperson

The US Census Bureau is hiring Census Takers @ $18.00 per hour now. Anyone interested should apply at the U.S. Census Bureau or link to <www.census.gov/
> or
     Pass the word. Many people need a job for the New Year, and many people laid off from jobs are looking for employment. Pass the word and be a blessing to someone in need of employment




  THE TOWN CRIER -  MarilynDePlaza@aol.com

Marilyn DePlaza


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 poster . If you need more information, you may contact Eileen Kelly at South Middle School or at her email address: catluvr4@optonline.net.

POSTED 2/19/09

     Our friend, Bernie Heller, has just returned home from weeks of hospitals and rehab for pneumonia and skin wounds on his calf that really had him debilitated. I spoke to him yesterday and he could use some cards and calls.
His phone number is:561-798-2046
His address is : 2037 Cross Breeze Dr.
Wellington, FL 33414

POSTED 2/22/09

A letter from Sheila & Letty Sustrin
Hi Marilyn,
     Hope all is well. We have some good news to share with our fellow ROBS members. The third book of our "Mrs. Belle" series, "The Teacher Who Would Not Retire Discovers A New Planet" will be released in April. We plan to do a reading/book signing at the April 3rd ROBS meeting. Hope many of our friends will come to the meeting and join us. It'll be a fun time and there will be some drawings for prizes.
      We'd love for you to have a drawing at the March reunion in Florida and when the book is out, we will mail a signed copy of the book to the winner. Just let us know who it is!!!
      Who ever thought that retirement would be such a busy time of life!
      Hope all of you have a great time at your luncheon. Be well and have a wonderful year.

Sheila & Letty Sustrin
E-Mail: twinniesls@aol.com
Website: www.sustrinbooks.com

POSTED 2/5/09

     The mother of June Dawson, Florence Dawson, has passed away. She will be waked at:
      305 Wellwood Ave.
      N. Lindenhurst, N.Y. 11757

Saturday, Feb.7 and Sunday, Feb.8 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9.

     June taught Science at South Middle, Ross and 10th Grade Ctr. She retired in 1991.
     Her address is 54 Live Oak Dr. Holbrook, N.Y. 11741

Thursday, March 12 - at Noon

     OK, all you fun Floridians and snowbirds and visitors, I have firmed up our reservation at Padrino's for noon to 3 PM on March 12th, Thursday for lunch. You may order off the menu or have the buffet. It is your choice. I only need a final count by Monday, March 9th. I will be out of town on the 10th and 11th of March, so call me at 561-488-1267 at home or on my cell at 561-716-6068 and tell me if I can count on seeing you. All of you who have come in the past know what fun we have after we make that effort to get together, so try to push yourself. It's always good to see one another, especially after so many years. See you in less than a month. Hugs!

     Remember, Padrino's is on the NW corner of Mission Bay Plaza at 441 and
Glades Rd. in Boca Raton. It is 4 miles west of Florida Turnpike and 9 miles west of I-95. Their phone number is 561-451-1070, in case you get lost.


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