Please join us for our June Luncheon at Guy Anthony's, 2208 Jerusalem Avenue, North Merrick, NY. Invite a friend to join us!
Date/Time: June 7, 2013 — Gathering time 11:30 A.M.
Family Style Zucchini, Mozzarella Sticks and Focaccia Breads
Second Course: Penne ala Vodka
Salad: Three Leaf House Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette
Entrée Choice of:
Chicken Picatta; Beef Bourguignon; or
Grilled Atlantic Salmon with Creamy Dill Sauce.
All entrees accompanied with Julienne Vegetables,
Roasted Potatoes, Pasta, or Rice
Dessert Choice of: Cheesecake; Lemon Sorbet;
or Chocolate Mousse
Beverages: Coffee, Tea, Decaf, and Soda
Cost: $27 per person
Please make checks payable to WERTA
mail to Candy Misner, 694 Seaman Ave. Baldwin, NY 11510
by May 30, 2013. Include Member's Name & Choice of Entree and Guest's Name & Choice of Entree
We hope to see you there.
From the West:
Southern State Pkwy to Exit 24-N - Merrick Avenue.
Proceed to Jerusalem Avenue.
At the light, make a right turn onto Jerusalem Ave.- follow to Guy Anthony's.
Turn right onto Powell Ave for the parking lot .
From the East:
Southern State Pkwy to Exit 25 S - Proceed to the
first light-Jerusalem Avenue.
Turn right onto Jerusalem Avenue.
Continue on Jerusalem Avenue to one block after the traffic
light on Bellmore Avenue. (Powell Avenue.)
Turn left on Powell Avenue for the parking lot on the right.
From the President: Sally Valenti
Since the Convention in October, our exedutive board has had two very productive meetings. The first of these was at the Lindenhurst Library and the second was at the West Babylon Library.
Our luncheon was held on March 14th at Carlyle on the Green in Bethpage. We had 29 attendees. Kathy Grande as our Legislative Chair thanked all the teams who were visiting their local legislators. Angelo Grande reported on what’s happening on the state level of NYSRTA. Our guest speaker was Paula Klee Parish who spoke about “ How to Be Your Own Best Friend.”
Kathy Grande delivered the report of the nomination committee as Mary Callan was not able to attend. The new officers who will be officially installed on June 7th at our scholarship luncheon are : President: Evelyn Paola, Vice-President: Emily Caristo, Secretary: Josephine Ferrante and Treasurer: Candy Misner.
After ten years in a leadership roll in this organization, it is with great confidence that I leave it in such capable hands. I wish Evelyn and her board the very best. As I have said so often, the reason I joined was I witnessed the dedication and concern for retired educators that these members have always shown. I enjoyed my time as President of SNRTA, WERTA, and as Co-Convention Chair in 2011. Thank you all for the wonderful memories.
All my life I have tried to live following the philosophy that my Mother always tried to follow. “ Today is a new day. I have been given this day to use as I will. I can waste it or use it for good. What I do today is very important because I am exchanging a day of my life for it. When tomorrow comes, this day will be gone forever leaving something in its place that I have traded for it. I want gain not loss…good not evil…success not failure in order that I shall not forget the price I paid for it.” God Bless each and every one of you and thank you from the bottom of my heart.
||WERTA Executive Committee Meeting
|October 15th - 18th
Legislative Action Report - Kathryn Grande
Minimum Pension Bump Up
Extends minimum retirement benefit for retirees of NYSTRS, who retired prior to 06/01/1980 and receive a pension equal to or less than $550.00 per year of service (to a maximum of thirty five years of service or $19,250).
Purchase of Prescription Drugs
Prohibits insurance companies from limiting the quantity of drugs dispensed pursuant to a prescription; increases the quantity of drugs that may be prescribed from a thirty day supply to a ninety day supply.
Requires the Director of the Office of the Aging to develop materials for employeed and volunteers relating to elder abuse awareness in social adult day service programs.
In better economic times, we would support improvements to the present Cola Bills.
Tier I Re-instatement
Federal Legislative Priorities- 2013
Elder Protection and Abuse Prevention Act
Amends the Older Americans Act of 1965 to direct the Assistant Secretary of Health and Human services for Aging to:
1) ensure that all programs funded under such Act include appropriate training in elder abuse prevention and the provision of Services that address elder justice and exploitation, and
2) update periodically the need for and benefit of such training related to prevention of abuse, neglect, and exploitation (including financial exploitation) of older adults.
Elder Abuse Victims Act of 2013
Establishes with the Department of Justice (DOJ) an Office of Elder Justice shall address issues relating to elder abuse.
Prescription Drug Price negotiation Act of 2013
Amends part D (Voluntary Prescription Drug Benefit Program) of title XVIII (Medicare) of the Social Security Act to direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) to negotiate with pharmaceutical manufacturers the prices that may be charged to Medicare part D Prescription Drug Plan (PDP) sponsors and Medicare Advantage (MA) organizations for covered part D drugs for part D eligible individuals who are enrolled under PDP or under an MA-Prescription Drug (MA-PD) plan.
S117 - Klobuchar
Prioritize Spending Act of 2013
Requires amounts necessary for incurred federal obligations in the event that the public debt reaches the statutory limit, to be made available to certain obligations, in prioritized order, before all other obligations.
H.R. 149 Webster
HAPPY SPRING TO ALL
There is still time to join WERTA and NYSRTA / LIZ if you wish to be a delegate at the Fall NYSRTA Annual Convention at Turning Stone Resort and Casino in October.
Please e-mail any questions or instructions on how to join to me -
firstname.lastname@example.org. No computer? - No Problem! You call me at 631-957-4366 for information.
We welcome all retirees to join and become delegates. Your membership dues must be paid by JUNE 1, 2013 to be eligible as a delegate.
West End Retired Teachers annual dues are $20.00 and New York State Retired Teachers' Association / Long Island Zone combined are $27.00 annually.
Retirees-there is no time like now to get involved !
WERTA EXECUTIVE BOARD
Awards Co-Chairs: Open
Budget & Finance:
By-Laws & Resolutions: Open
Health Advocacy: Open
Angelo & Kathy Grande
Public Relations: Open
WERTA Annual dues are only $20
Mary Armbruster 631-957-4366 marylarmbruster @aol.com