Council of School Supervisors & Administrators

local 1: american federation of school administrators, afl-cio

Retiree Chapter Committees

EDUCATIONAL AND CULTURAL COMMITTEE

This committee oversees the educational, cultural and social activities for members. These activities include overnight trips, golf lessons, wine-tastings, bridge classes, music appreciation courses, theater and book clubs, gallery trips and finance workshops. For more information about this committee, contact Michael Ebenstein at mebenstein@csa-nyc.org, Lucie Elio at lucie@csa-nyc.org or Emerson Spry emerson@csa-nyc.org. You may also contact them at (212) 823-2020. 

Mail-in Registration Is Open for Spring 2014 Educational/Cultural Program


CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE PROGRAM BROCHURE, which includes the mail-in registration forms.
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER ONLINE.



LEGISLATIVE COMMITTEE

The CSA Legislative Committee’s mission is to use the collective experiences of our retiree members to educate our city, state and federal lawmakers in promoting subjects of importance and interest to our members and the union. In past years, we’ve lobbied for legislation to protect our benefits and pensions, lower the cost of drugs and improve veteran benefits. We work on behalf of our in-service members as well, visiting Albany and city legislators, to push for funds for professional development for school leaders as well as to support schools.
The Chapter’s advocacy takes the form of letters, phone calls and personal visits. In the spring, when the NYS legislature is in session, our NYC delegation and Westchester and Long Island members spend two days in Albany; on a single trip, we have seen as many as 60 of our state Senators and Assembly members or their representatives. The committee also seeks to educate new in-service CSA members about the value of unionism in protecting tenure and due process rights.
In addition to the central Legislative Committee, each Retiree Chapter Regional Unit has a legislative coordinator who works with the central Legislative Committee. For more information or to become involved, please contact Richard Oppenheimer at (212) 823-2020.


Regional Unit Legislative Coordinators

Arizona
Henry Telfer
telferii@hotmail.com

Florida 
Elizabeth Moss
eamtolan@aol.com

Long Island
Manny Korman
manny1231@mac.com

John Oricchio
joricchio@csa-nyc.org

Lower Hudson Valley
Steve Ucko
uke97@aol.com


NEW YORK CITY

Bronx
Eathelle Clay
(718) 231-8242

Susan Rapp
(718) 549-0491

Brooklyn
Ron Jones
rejepsilon66@aol.com

Manhattan
Constance Testa
testac@me.com

Irma Godlin
i.igodlin@verizon.net

Queens

Mary Covington
mwc186@aol.com

Joseph Quinlan
johnjq41@hotmail.com

Staten Island
Pat DeMeo
janetnpat@aol.com

 

 

Georgia
Carleen Cumberbatch
starcumb@aol.com

Carolinas
Ron Ivey
belovedcommunity@msn.com

Rockland , Orange, Bergen
Larry Becker
larryfranny@optonline.net 

Jeff Karger
 k2jhk@aol.com

New Jersey
Stephen Porter
stephenpporter@yahoo.com


OUTREACH COMMITTEE AND PROGRAM
The Retiree Chapter Outreach Program offers assistance to members in finding services from local, state and federal agencies as well as providing information regarding union and CSA Welfare Fund benefits. Workshops are provided on topics such as health insurance, Medicare and CSA Retiree Chapter benefits among others.

In addition to the programs at Central, each Regional Unit has an Outreach Coordinator to serve members locally. Retiree Chapter Outreach Coordinator Felice Hannah oversees training for these coordinators with the assistance of Eathelle Clay, a member of the Retiree Chapter Executive Board.

To request outreach assistance, contact Ms. Hannah, at (212) 823-2075 or email her at felice@csa-nyc.org

Regional Unit Outreach Coordinators

Arizona
Edward Melnick
ed1@wbhsi.com

California
Joel Friedberg
cheryljoel@sbcglobal.net

Florida (two units)
Norman Sherman
nshermzie@aol.com

Long Island
Renee Shulman
Renee2003@optonline.net

Lower Hudson Valley
Jewel Moolenaar-Marsh
jewelrjm@aol.com

Nevada
Lois Hyman
sortinghat12@cox.net


New York City

Bronx
Felicia Bentine
fnbteach@aol.com

Brooklyn
Ivy Sterling
segalbjsplace@aol.com

Manhattan
Leona Zeplin
ZEP6@RCN.COM

Queens
Fannie Smiths
fann9@aol.com

Staten Island
Scott Miller
scottconm@aol.com

Georgia
Carleen Cumberbatch
starcumb@aol.com

North Carolina
Nettie Williams
chestonwilliams1@msn.com

Rockland (NY), Orange (NY), Bergen (NJ)
Barbara Sabatini
babsab@aol.com

Martin Singer
singermh@aol.com

New Jersey
Sherri Tabachnick

Stab1130@gmail.com

 


Puerto Rico
Michelle Betancort
doowopgirl1@onelinkpr.net