THE LONG ISLAND CHAPTER OF TRANSPLANT RECIPIENTS INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATION October 2008
THE LONG ISLAND TRIO GENERAL MEETINGS ARE HELD ON THE SECOND WEDNESDAY OF EACH MONTH FROM SEPTEMBER TO JUNE
OUR DECEMBER HOLIDAY PARTY SUBSTITUTES FOR THE DECEMBER MEETING. THE MONTHLY MEETINGS BEGIN AT 7:30 PM AND ARE HELD AT:
145 COMMUNITY DRIVE, MANHASSET, NY
Our Next Meeting With Our September 2008 Monthly Meeting
Dr. Wayne Waltzer With Two Special Guest Speakers
We are pleased to announce that
our guest speaker for LI TRIO’s Oc-
tober 15, 2008 meeting will be Dr
L ong Island TRIO had two special
guest speakers at our September 10th
We all know that there are more
people waiting on the transplant
waiting lists than there are organs
Wayne Waltzer, Director of the Renal meeting. available for transplant. There are a
Transplant Service at Stony Brook First, we had a surprise guest at our variety of reasons for this shortage.
University Hospital. September meeting. It was none other However, one area of organ dona-
Please note that the meeting is be- than renowned transplant surgeon tion that has helped increase the
ing held on 15 October, 2008 which Dr Lewis Teperman! If you are a new number of organs transplanted (rela-
is the third Wednesday evening in TRIO member and don’t know much tively speaking) is in the category of
October as opposed to the custom- about Dr. Teperman just Google his donation after “cardiac death”; that
ary second Wednesday evening in name and be prepared to spend a is a death declared on the basis of
October. This change in schedule few days catching up. From LI TRIO’s cardiopulmonary criteria (irrevers-
is due to the Jewish Holiday being perspective, Dr. Teperman was instru- ible cessation of circulatory and
observed. mental in actually forming the Long respiratory function) rather than the
Wayne Waltzer, MD is also a Profes- Island chapter that is so vibrant today. neurologic criteria used to declare
sor and the Chairman of the Depart- Our president acknowledged that fact “brain death” (irreversible loss of all
ment of Urology at Stony Brook at our meeting and Lew Teperman functions of the entire brain, includ-
University Hospital. stated once again that he had a very ing the brain stem).
The Department of Urology was special place in his heart for Long As currently practiced, donation
recently ranked among the top 50 Island TRIO. after cardiac death inevitably raises
best practices for Urology in hospitals Dr Teperman told us he had several more concerns than donation after
in America by U.S. News & World important things to tell us. He re- brain death. In an interview with
Report (August 2007). minded our meeting’s attendees that the New England Journal of Medi-
We are looking forward to welcom- transplantation is a “risk-benefit” sce- cine, Sue McDiarmid, a professor of
ing Dr. Waltzer as our special guest nario and there is still a concern that pediatrics and surgery at the Univer-
speaker this month. the recipient could contract an illness sity of California, Los Angeles, and
or virus from the transplanted organ. the immediate past president of
UPCOMING EVENTS AT LI TRIO
Please note that our October meeting is being held on October 15, at 7:30 PM.
October 15: LI TRIO October Meeting at 7:30 PM-Dr. Waltzer is our special guest speaker.
November: National Donor Sabbath
December 6: LI TRIO’s Annual Holiday Party 7 PM- 11 PM Come join us on Saturday evening for a lovely hot buffet
and DJ entertainment.
The party will be held in the beautiful Catering Hall of The Elks Club at 901 Lakeville Road, New Hyde Park.
Invitations are being sent under separate cover via U.S. Mail.
L O N G I S L A N D T R I O U P D AT E
The Newsletter of The Long Island
Chapter of Transplant Recipients
International Organization is published
monthly and mailed free to all members.
Please send any letters and any other
P.O. Box 81, Garden City, NY 11530
Please send all articles, member profiles,
stories, anecdotes and other newsletter
Mike Sosna, President
5440 Little Neck Parkway, Suite 4H
Little Neck NY 11362
Tel: 516.902.8111/Fax: 516.482.2599
The content of this publication including text, LI TRIO
graphics, images, and other material contained Board Of Directors
herein is for informational purposes only. The
content is not intended to be a substitute for
professional legal advice, tax advice, professional
medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always Ruth Pohl
seek the advice of your physician or other qualified
health provider with any medical questions you
may have. Jo Michaels
N E W S L E T T E R S TA F F
Laura Laria Roberts–Original Design
Mike Sosna 516-902-8111 OPTN/UNOS, said “The perception of Ed Burki
Co-Vice Presidents: some physicians and families is that
Erin Hogan 516-759-0178 the end-of-life experience is changed
George Tietjen 516-746-0693 because organ procurement begins Frank Feltkamp
Sectretary: immediately after death has occurred.
Ruth Pohl 631-884-0482 However, many families find great
Treasurer: solace in the ability to donate organs Tom Bush
Jo Michaels 516-798-8411 under these special circumstances.”
If the number of organ donations Walter Ruzek
LI TRIO GENERAL MEETINGS after cardiac death continues to in-
The Long Island TRIO General Meetings are crease, more patients will be able to re-
held on the second Wednesday of each month ceive transplants. At present, however, Dave Rodgers
beginning at 7:30PM from September to June. these donations remain troubling to
Our December Holiday Party substitutes for some and are not as widely accepted
the December Meeting. The monthly as donations after brain death. There George and Sue Tietjen
meetings are held at: have been many conferences that col-
145 Community Dr., Manhasset, NY lectively voiced support for donation
after cardiac death and this included
Florence and Jerry Sosna
L I T R I O M I S S I O N S TAT E M E N T
the Institute of Medicine’s conferences.
Long Island TRIO is a non-profit ALL However, there are renewed discus-
VOLUNTEER organization committed to
sions that are taking place and Dr.
improving the quality of lives touched by Teperman explained that the Pope will
the miracle of transplantation through likely weigh in on this issue as well. Mike Sosna
support, advocacy, education, and aware- The result is likely to decrease deceased
ness. donations and force greater reliance on
JOIN US! donation (continued on Page 3)
2 LI TRIO/ OCTOBER 2008
LI TRIO Presented (continued from Page 2) after brain
death and a greater reliance on living ing discussion about Medicare’s drug
Organ Donation Awarensss Night
At Shea Stadium-July 22, 2008 organ donation when possible. coverage and advantages and disad-
Currently, All major religions support vantages of this Medicare benefit.
We helped enroll over 104 people in the organ, eye and tissue donation as an Robert J Hopkins, BS, MS, MBA rep-
New York State Donate Life Organ Donor act of charity. resented his specialty pharmacy (Total
Registry while promoting organ donation to Dr. Teperman also discussed a new Care Rx) that deals with immunosup-
over 54,000 fans at Shea Stadium. immunosuppressive drug therapy pressant medications and transplant
The following press release for this event currently in a study trial (for new recipients on a daily basis.
was distributed to the media: recipients) under the direction of Medicare Part D was signed into law
Dr. Teperman and his NYU Medical in the 2003 “Medicare Modernization
Contacts: Center’s Transplant Program. Several Act” and the Part D benefit has been
LI TRIO members recently participated effective since January 2006.
Mike Sosna, President in research survey studies concerning There are many opinions with re-
Long Island TRIO this new therapy. This medication is spect to this benefit and many of the
Transplant Recipients International administered intravenously once or facts surrounding the Part D benefit as
Organization www.litrio.org twice each month. One advantage the rules exist today. It is beyond the
(516) 902-8111 is that it is not nephrotoxic and is scope of this report to debate the vari-
intended to replace all other immuno- ous opinions so here are some facts
Anne Keshner suppressant medications taken daily and each person is of course free to de-
On behalf of Astellas Pharma US, Inc. including calciner inhibitors cyclospo- cide how one feels about this benefit
firstname.lastname@example.org rine (Neoral) & tacrolimus (Prograf) and how it effects you, your peers and
(708) 790-3135 as well as rapamune and prednisone. your family members.
Trials for recipients currently on other Part D is independent of Transplant
SHEA STADIUM EVENT DEDICATED TO types of immunosuppressant therapy
DEMONSTRATING Coordination of Benefits.
are scheduled to begin next year. Part D does pay for medications
THE POWER OF ORGAN DONATION TO As always, it was a pleasure to see
SAVE LIVES (with limitations and a coverage gap).
Dr. Teperman and we look forward Part D is not subject to 36-month
to spending more time with him at limit post-transplant payment for
Transplant Recipients, Donor Families and a meeting within the year. LI TRIO
Transplant Professionals Take the Field medications.
thanked Dr. Teperman for the infor-
to Urge Mets and Phillies Fans to Become The government cannot negotiate
mative discussion and for his contin-
Champions of Organ Donation the lowest price for medications.
ued support of our organization.
Each plan has a unique formulary
Our second guest began a stimulat-
Deerfield, IL, and New York, NY- July 22, (list of approved medications).
2008 — With nearly 100,000 people Each plan has a unique appeal pro-
across the country in need of a life-sav- cess.
ing organ transplant, Astellas Pharma Only formulary drugs count against
US, Inc. and Long Island TRIO (Trans- what is known as the “donut hole”.
plant Recipients International Organiza- Part D will not pay for certain drugs
tion) are helping take the cause to the and classes of drugs (barbiturates, ben-
field by presenting “Organ Donation zodiazepines, OTC’s and others)
Awareness Night at Shea Stadium” dur- In 2009, there is no longer “govern-
ing the New York Mets vs. Philadelphia
ment backup” since the Insurers are
Phillies game on July 22. The event will
said to have developed experience in
also honor the thousands of donors and
the past few years.
donor families across the United States
who have already given the gift of life. In 2009 the coverage limit will in-
crease to $2700.00.
“One organ donor can save up to Kaiser Study 2008:
seven lives, while a tissue donor can 3.4 million seniors reached the Gap in
improve twelve or more lives including 2007
actually restoring eyesight for another Approx 22% stay stuck in the Gap
person,” said Mike Sosna, president of Approx 4% go on to catastrophic care
Long Island TRIO- Transplant Recipients Almost 15% of enrollees stop medica-
International Organization. “Each day, tion while in the GAP
about 77 people nationwide will receive LI TRIO very much appreciates Rob-
the ‘gift of life,’ an organ transplant, ert’s willingness to be a guest speaker
but sadly 18 others will die waiting for a at our meeting and thanked him for
transplant. We hope that this event will sharing his time and expertise with
encourage people to say yes to (continued us.
on Page 6)
LI TRIO/OCTOBER 2008 3
LI TRIO’S ANNUAL HOLIDAY PARTY 106th AnnuAl GreenlAwn Firemen’s
NYODN and over 20 LI TRIO Volunteers
Come join us on Saturday evening December 6, 2008 from 7 PM to 11 PM. worked at tables during this four day event
during the Labor Day Weekend Holiday and
for a lovely hot buffet and DJ entertainment. helped over 100 attendees enroll in the Do-
nate Life Registry in order to help save lives!
The party will be held in the beautiful Catering Hall of The Elks Club at 901
Lakeville Road, New Hyde Park. Invitations are being sent under separate
cover via U.S. Mail.
Betty Baumgartner July 28, 2002 Kidney
Anthony Devivo July 8, 2007 Liver
Al Ferro July 28, 1998 Liver
Karin Grossu July 13, 1999 Kidney/Pancreas
Jennifer Lentini July 6, 1996 Heart
Henry Prins July 2, 1992 Liver
Michael Sosna July 18, 1995 Kidney
James Wiesmann July 1, 2001 Kidney
Margaret Young July 28, 1991 Kidney
Richard DeRocher August 24, 1999 Kidney
Eileen Dimino August 10, 1996 Kidney
Cheryl Echevarria August 23, 2005 Kidney
Iris Edelson August 2, 1995 Liver
Frank Feltkamp August 15, 1999 Kidney
Mary Ferris August 14, 2001 Kidney
June R. Herman August 29, 2005 Kidney
James Jewell August 13, 1986 Liver
Anne Marie McCartney August 20, 1988 Liver
George Tietjen August 23, 2001 Kidney
Neila Farber September 29, 2007 Kidney
Elise Folk September 25, 2007 Kidney
Richard Randall September 3, 2005 Liver
Hugh Collins September 13, 1990 Liver
Eric Young September 7, 1979 Kidney
Jim Spence September 12, 1991 Liver
Arthur Menendez September 19, 2002 Kidney
Karen Paulick September 8, 1996 Liver
Robert Gabe September 15, 1997 Heart
Jarena Bates October 15, 2007 Kidney
Roberta Baumstein October 7, 2003 Kidney
Daly Costello October 6, 1997 Liver
James Dempsey October 24, 2007 Kidney
Joseph DiMartino October 17, 1989 Liver
Anthony Fama October 28, 2001 Liver
Rachel Feldman October 25, 1994 Liver
Jules Feuer October 21, 2005 Liver
Daniel Kum October 1, 2004 Kidney
Charles Lehecka October 28, 2001 Liver
Mary Lou Murphy October 17, 1992 Kidney
Josephine Recine October 1, 2001 Kidney
Dave Rodgers October 22, 2002 Liver
Jan Schichtel October 21, 1982 Kidney
Deborah Taylor October 28, 1999 Kidney
Bob Violino October 25, 1995 Kidney
4 LI TRIO/OCTOBER 2008
UPCOMING EVENT AT WINTHROP UNI-
VERSITY HOSPITAL: GIFT OF LIFE PRO-
Donor Sabbath GRAM ON 2 NOVEMBER, 2008 FROM
LI TRIO’s Organ Do- 10:15 AM TO 3:00 PM. THIS YEAR’S
The National Donor Sabbath is nation Night At Shea PROGRAM WILL INCLUDE PRESENTA-
an ecumenical celebration of Stadium TIONS FROM RENOWNED PHYSICIANS,
was a huge success! We HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS AND
life in which clergy and congre- hope to see you at next FRIENDS OF TRANSPLANT.
gations nationwide emphasize year’s event as well. WE WILL ALSO COMMEMORATE
organ and tissue donation, and THE 15 YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF THE
discuss their faith’s doctrine on RAILROAD MASSACRE. ALSO DONOR
MOM CLAUDIA GRAMMATICO SHARES
donation. The National Donor
Sabbath is held each year during Please check out HER STORY WITH A SONG SHE WROTE
WHICH WILL BE SUNG BY HER NIECE.
the second weekend in Novem- www.litrio.org OTHER DEAR DONORS, AND DONOR
ber but your congregation can for our list of FAMILIES WILL ATTEND AND SPEAk AS
observe Donor Sabbath on any WELL.
weekend in November. Religious
uPcoming events. THIS GIFT OF LIFE PROGRAM OFFERS
CONTINUING EDUCATIONAL UNITS FOR
leaders and congregations are HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS
encouraged to participate in a WHICH INCLUDE CEU’S AND CME’S
variety of ways. As is tradition, AND IS SPONSORED BY NYODN.
LI TRIO will be sending out an PLEASE RSVP TO JOY AT 646 291-4400
email with some suggestions.
There are 99,875 men, women and The TRIO Singers also
children currently waiting for the performed The National
Gift of Life in the United States. Anthem at the Long Is- LI TRIO TRIBUTE
land Ducks baseball game
There have been 13,814 transplants on August 11, 2008. The CARDS AVAILABLE
from January 1, 2008 through June LI TRIO Singers promote
30, 2008. Florence and Jerry Sosna will send lovely
organ donation and show
LI TRIO “In Memory of” and “In Honor
There have been 6,988 donors from works! of” Tribute cards in your name. Please
January 1, 2008 through June 30, call 516-482-2908 or
2008. e-mail Jerrysosna@aol.com
In Order To Save Lives:
Recognizing The Brave And Improved Statistical Tool To
Selfless Act of Organ Dona- Rank Sickest Patients Wait-
ing For Liver Transplants
I’m pleased to report that the House
of Representatives has passed the ScienceDaily (September 2008) — Mayo
Stephanie Tubbs Jones Gift of Life Clinic researchers have developed an
Congressional Medal Act (H.R. improved statistical model that could
6950). The next step is for the Sen-
ate to pass the companion bill that help ensure that the sickest patients
was introduced by Senator Sherrod receive liver transplants first.
Brown as S. 3530. These bills direct Researchers found that including
the Treasury department to design serum sodium concentration in the
and produce a commemorative statistical model now used could reduce
medal that the Department of Health by 7 percent the number of patients (as
and Human Services will award to many as 50 people) who die each year
organ donors or to a surviving family while waiting for a liver transplant.
member. Enactment of this legislation Serum sodium levels can be measured
would have no cost to the Federal with a blood test.
Government. The medals will be .
The study was be published in the Sept.
funded by charitable donations and
organizations including Long Island 4, 2008, issue of the New England Jour-
TRIO. -Mike Sosna nal of Medicine.
LI TRIO/OCTOBER 2008 5
(Continued from Page 3) organ dona- at the ceremony and this was one
tion.” Our Annual Donor Rose Garden of our ways of saying thank you
At the game, representatives from for the “Gift of Love” and the
Long Island TRIO will hand out Re-dedication Ceremony
“Gift of Life”. Joy Oppedisano
organ donation information and
other materials to fans as they enter Thank you for joining us at Our read the names of the Donors
the stadium, as well as staff donor Annual LI TRIO Donor Rose Gar- as their families came forward
sign-up stations on each level of the den Ceremony Honoring Donors to receive a rose. Jo Michaels
stadium to provide attendees the op- and Donor Families. We had a prepared a written program and
portunity to join the New York State wonderful day and it was a plea- Dave Rodgers (Chairperson, Rose
Organ and Tissue Donor Registry at Garden Logistics) did a wonderful
sure to honor Donor and Donor
the game. job with the garden’s shrubs, roses
To join the registry, game attend- Families with our special program.
ees will complete and sign a short Some of our speakers and invited and appearance as well as serving
form that includes basic information guests included Senator Kemp lunch with assistance from Dave’s
(i.e. name, address and birth date) Hannon, Assemblyman James son and from Colleen who has
indicating that they would like to be Conte, Nassau County Minority been such a big help with TRIO
listed in the New Leader
Peter J. Schmitt, Judith Ja- events of late.
York State Organ and Tissue Donor The weather was beautiful and
cobs-Nassau County Legislator, Er-
Registry maintained by the State
nesto P. Molmenti, MD-Director of we were so pleased to dedicate
Department of Health. Information
included on the form will also be Transplant-North Shore University this day and this event to the Do-
shared with federally regulated organ Hospital, Elaine Berg-President/ nors and Donor Families.
procurement organizations and New CEO, NYODN, Winnie Mack- Presi-
York State-licensed tissue banks and dent of Southside Hospital, Gil-
hospitals. lian Cohen- Liver Recipient, and
Kevin Simmons- Donor Brother.
The facts* clearly illustrate the ur-
gent need for more organ donors: We were welcomed by Mike Sosna,
• Nearly 100,000 Americans President of Long Island TRIO and
are on the organ transplant waiting George Tietjen (Vice President) in-
list. troduced our distinguished speak-
• Every 12 minutes, another ers. Long Island TRIO presented
name is added to the national trans- roses to each of the Donor Families
plant waiting list.
• Each day, an average of 18
people die because there are not
enough organs to save them.
• 90% of Americans say they
support donation, but only 30%
know the essential steps to become a
*Source: Donate Life America, http://
About Long Island TRIO
The Long Island chapter of Transplant
Recipients International Organization
(LI TRIO) is a non-profit, all-volunteer
organization committed to improv-
ing the quality of lives touched by the
miracle of transplantation through
support, advocacy, education, and
awareness. For more information
please visit www.litrio.org.
About Astellas Pharma US, Inc.
Astellas is a recognized leader in trans-
plantation and has been committed to
the field of immunology for more than
20 years. Astellas continues to build
upon its leadership in transplantation.
6 LI TRIO/OCTOBER 2008
received the opportunity to meet the and several awards for outstanding
LI TRIO MEMBER PROFILE: family of the 18 month old girl who efforts at promoting organ donation
2008 U.S. Transplant Games was her donor. They had both been were given. The Chairman of the
Rich DeRocher wins the gold! searching for each other and the NKF announced that the 2010 games
donor’s sister found the recipient on would be held in Madison Wisconsin
The National Kidney Foundation Facebook! Dr Starzl performed the and then we saw the video that will be
presents the Transplant Games and surgery and he, the recipient, and the sent to each of the athletes later this
they are open to all types of organ donor family were all reunited on the year. As usual, the games were over
recipients. They are held every two stage. The recipient had won a medal much too soon.
years at locations around the country. at the games and she gave it to her On Wednesday it was time to go
The primary purpose of the games is Donor Mom. home. While I was waiting for the
to promote organ donation by show- Sunday was racquetball day. When bus to the airport, I was talking to a
ing the public how successful trans- I arrived at the courts I found out that woman whose husband had received
plantation can be. In addition to the there were 4 players in my age group a double lung transplant. She told me
12 athletic events for recipients, there and that we would play a round robin. that while she was waiting for a shuttle
are recognition events and programs That meant that I would have to play bus to the closing ceremony, she was
for donor families and living donors. 3 matches. Each match would be talking to a Donor Mom. They were
There is also a 5k run that is open to best 2 out of 3 games. My first match telling each other their transplant
everyone, and a golf outing for do- was relatively easy, my second match stories and when they talked about the
nors and recipients. There are about was harder, and my third match was dates and locations it became appar-
50 different teams. Some states have very hard. Even though I knew that I ent to her that she was speaking with
more than one team and some states won all 3 matches, I was so tired from the mother of her husband’s donor.
combine to form a team. I am on playing for 2 1/2 hours that it took Only at the Transplant Games could
Team Liberty, the team that represents awhile for the fact that I had won the you meet your donor family while
the Greater NY. Metropolitan area. I gold medal to sink in. It was the first waiting for a shuttle bus!
was pleased to be one of the LI TRIO medal that I had won since I started So if you haven’t already been to the
members representing Long Island going to the games in 2000. I am go- games, start planning now. It’s an
TRIO at the games. ing to have it famed and give it to my event that you’ll never forget and that
Now I’ll tell you about my experienc- brother Paul, whose generous gift of a you have to experience at least once.
es at the 2008 Transplant Games. On kidney allows me to compete.
Saturday July 12th I went to Carnegie- Monday was track and field day.
Mellon University to check out the I’m not a track and field person. I
racquetball courts and the track. I met only started to compete so that I had
a couple of racquetball players from something to do on the day between
Team Pittsburg that I had met at previ- racquetball singles and doubles. I
ous games. It was great to see them also get to spend the day with other
again. One of the best things about members of the team out on the track.
the games is meeting people from My legs were so tired from Sunday’s
other teams and seeing the friends you racquetball that I didn’t expect to do
met at previous games. After practic- very well. I was very surprised to get
ing for a while I headed back to my a Bronze Medal in the long jump and
hotel so that I could get ready for the to finish 4th in the 100 and 200 meter
opening ceremony that evening. races. I felt honored when Dr. Starzl
The opening ceremonies are always presented my medal.
special. Each team is announced and Since they didn’t have racquetball
marches in to the convention center. doubles this year, I went to watch
Our team captain dressed as the Statue Team Liberty compete in volleyball,
of Liberty. She had a crown, a torch, a basketball and bowling on Tuesday.
flowing green gown, a green wig, and I also spent some time trading pins.
green face paint. Team Liberty’s 35 Each team has their own pin and the
athletes followed her into the con- goal is to get a pin from each of the
vention center carrying banners and other teams. It’s a great way to start
torches that lit-up. a conversation and meet people from
We also have donor families and liv- other teams. I’ve never received all of
ing donors that are part of our team. the pins because I usually end up giv-
They marched in after all the athletes ing some of my pins to little kids who
and they got the biggest ovation of all. really, really want to get them all. This
The highlight of the opening ceremony year I think I got them all. That night
was when a 24 year old woman, who we had the closing ceremony at the
had received a liver transplant in Pitts- University of Pittsburgh. Awards for
burg when she was 2 years old, the best male and female athletes Donors January 2008
USA waiting list candidates:
LI TRIO/OCTOBER 2008 7
WELCOME NEW LI TRIO MEMBERS SUBCOMMITTEE CHAIRPERSON CONTACT
LI TRIO Main Number/Voicemail—Jerry Sosna 516-942-4940
Welcome Committee—Tom Bush 516-887-4931
Gary Fischer E-Mail Tree—Joe LaBarbera email@example.com
Steven and Bryan Fischer Corresponding Secretary/Publicity—
Josephine Recine Ruth Pohl 631-884-0482
Dorothy Collins Website Design/Legislative Initiatives
Tara Hoffman & Guest Speakers—Mike Sosna firstname.lastname@example.org
Tonia Finkelstein Special Projects—Ed Burki 516-620-3700
Rose Garden Ceremony—Jo Michaels 516-798-8411
Jean A. Kelly
Rose Garden Logistics—Dave Rodgers 516-449-1421
Fran Oreckinto Data Base Manager—Howard Pohl 631-884-0482
Donor Families & Social Secretary—
Barbara Musto 516-671-5793
Singers and School Speakers—
Sue Tietjen and George Tietjen 516-746-0693
The Ways and Means Committee/
Please note that our October meeting is being held on Holiday Party Chairpersons—
October 15, at 7:30 PM. Florence & Jerry Sosna 516-482-2908
October 15: Elections will be held at our meeting.
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