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Committees/Outreach Program

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 Lucie Elio at lucie@csa-nyc.org or Jacqueline Foster at jackie@csa-nyc.org. You may also contact them at (212) 823-2020. 

CLICK HERE to download the FALL 2017 brochure and registration forms. To register, please CLICK HERE.

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 Mitra Lutchman 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
Ronald Imundi
Rimundi@aol.com

Bronx
Eathelle Clay
(718) 231-8242

Brooklyn
Ron Jones
rejepsilon66@aol.com

Manhattan
Constance Testa
testac@me.com

Queens
Dee Dee Goidel
ddgnst@att.net

Staten Island

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

Al Jurpalis
aljurpalis@comcast.net

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
Sharon Thompson
SDT187@gmail.com

Nevada
Lois Hyman
sortinghat12@cox.net

Bronx

Brooklyn
Ivy Sterling
segalbjsplace@aol.com

Maria Banks
mickimichelle41@outlook.com

Manhattan
Juanita Johnson
juanita10025@yahoo.com

Bonnie Seilor
bonbon7773@aol.com

Queens
Irwin Shanes
Ishanes@aol.com

Staten Island
William Woods
wwoods@schools.nyc.gov

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   

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