RTA Membership Meeting Tues., March 29, 2011

Title: RTA Membership meeting
Location: Suffern Middle School
Date: Tues., March 29, 2011
Time: 4:30pm

On TUESDAY, MARCH 29, 2011 there will be an RTA meeting held in the middle school auditorium at 4:30. The agenda for the meeting will include Contract Ratification and Certification Information

Patty Macchia

Update on  March, 30, 2011: Contract passed!

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United We Lead Rally Sat., April 9, Times Square, NY

Title: Rally to Support Worker’s Rights
Location: Corner of 7th Ave. & 42nd St., Times Square, NY
Event: United We Lead Rally
Date: Sat., April 9, 2011
Time: 12pm-1pm
Cost: free
Note: Wear Red & Bring Banners
Sponsored by: NYSUT & NYS AFL-CIO

If it can happen in Wisconsin, it can happen here! Show your solidarity along with other union workers.

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We Are One Rally Mon., April 4, 2011

Title: We are One Rally – Newburgh, NY
Location: Corner of Union Ave. & Route 17K, Newburgh, NY
Date: Mon., April 4, 2011
Time: 4:30pm
Cost: free
Sponsored by: Hudson Valley Area Labor Federation
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Title: Rally to Save the Middle Class – White Plains, NY
Location: 148 Martine Ave., White Plains, NY –  across from the Galleria Mall
Event: We Are One Rally
Date: Mon., April 4, 2011
Time: 5pm-7pm
Cost: free
Sponsored by: CWA 1103 & Westchester/Putnam Central Labor Body
Get Directions to White Plains Rally

All (rally attendees or non-attendees) are encouraged to pledge your support to stand together.

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We Are One Rally for Solidarity April 4

We Are One Rally for Solidarity April 4

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Keep Rockland Beautiful’s Great American Clean Up April 10, 14, 15

Hello Everyone,

It’s that time of year again for Keep Rockland Beautiful’s Great American Clean Up. Last year members of the Ramapo Central School District got together to form “Just for Jami” Cleaning in the memory of Jami Erlich. Over the course of the cleanup week we had over 22 volunteers and cleaned seven different sites throughout Rockland County. We even had a “Team Day,” where members of varsity sports cleaned playing areas throughout Suffern. Due to last year’s success we would like to do this again because it was a great way to become involved in the community and remember our beloved colleague Jami who worked so hard to keep our world beautiful.

This year’s Great American Cleanup is from April 9th to April 24th. Please be advised that should you choose to join our team, you do NOT have to attend all cleanups and that you can come and go as you please. I will provide the garbage bags although you can feel free to bring your own. The team simply meets at that day’s destination and cleans.

Scheduled clean ups for this year are as follows:

  • Sunday April 10th: Route 9W side of Rockland Lake
  • Thursday April 14th: Lafayette Avenue section just past the Suffern Free Library
  • Friday April 15th: Route 59, the park across the street from the Dunkin Donuts

Available dates for other clean ups are the 19, 20, 21 so please let us know if there is somewhere you would like to add to our schedule. Send at email to Gabby Soma (gsoma@ramapocentral) if you are interested in joining “Just for Jami,” and I will send you updated emails with further information as the cleanup approaches.


Gaby Somma

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Clarkstown PBA Jami Erlich 5k Run/Walk

Title: Clarkstown PBA Jami Erlich 5k Run/Walk
Location: Rockland Lake State Park, Route 9W, Congers, NY
Event: benefits Jami Erlich Sunshine Memorial Fund
Date: Sat., Oct. 2, 2010
Time: 8:30am (arrive late & you will likely have to pay for parking)
Cost: $30 + Active.com’s fee
Note: Onilne registration closes Tues., Sept. 28 at 8:00pm

The Jami Erlich 5k Run/Walk is in memory of Jami Erlich, a Suffern school teacher and Valley Cottage resident, whose life was cut short last November. Jami was a regular runner at Rockland Lake and the Clarkstown P.B.A. thought it would be fitting to hold this memorial run at the state park where she spent many hours. The proceeds of the event will go to the Jami Erlich Sunshine Memorial Fund.
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Fundraiser for the Coyle children

Title: Fundraiser for Coyle children
Location: Haverstraw Elks Lodge, 877 Elks Drive, Haverstraw, NY 10927
Event: Featuring Joe D’Urso and Stone Caravan Band
Date: Sat., October 16, 2010
Time: 6:00pm-10:00pm
Cost: $40

Sue Coyle, our beloved colleague and dear friend, lost her courageous battle with cancer this past summer. Sue was an inspiring woman, a fantastic teacher, and an amazing friend to everyone who knew her. To help her family cope with the financial difficulties faced during her loss, the Rockland County PBA Widows and Orphans Fund is sponsoring a fundraiser at the Haverstraw Elks Lodge on Saturday, October 16. Please consider joining us to honor Sue and help her family through this extremely difficult time.

Thank you in advance,
Susan Waddell

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RTA Annual Family Picnic

Title: RTA Annual Family Picnic
Location: Elks Lodge, 1 Foxwood Ave., Mahwah, NJ
Event: RTA Picnic
Date: Wed., Sept. 1, 2010
Time: 3:30pm-???
Location: Mahwah Elks Lodge, 1 Foxwood Ave., Mahwah, NJ 07430
Cost: $5 for RTA members, $10 per family (free for new RTA members)
• Families welcome
• Food, drink & games provided
Start Time: 03:30
Date: 2010-09-01

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United Way Food & Toiletry Drive – ends Nov. 13

Event: Rockland County Teachers Association sponsors the United Way Food & Toiletry Drive
Date: Nov. 5-13, 2009
Location: Place donated items in blue box in main office
Items: Toothbrush, Toothpaste, Lotion, Toilet Paper
Contact: Kathy Mulholland, Suffern High School or Susan Madigan, Suffern High School
Donations benefit: Community Action Program, Christ Church of Ramapo, Project Hope Food Pantry & the Rockland Family Shelter
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