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					                Suffolk County Community College
                          MICHAEL J. GRANT CAMPUS

                                    Cover letter
                                 Monday October 18th

To: Ellie Buitron, Anabel Castaneda, Betty Easley, John Jerome, Kirk Kaplan, Allen
     Keener, Erikka Mendez, David Moriarty, Cynthia Villanti, Charles Wittreich,

From: Deborah Wolfson, Ruth Kolk

Date: October 18, 2004


        Attached are the minutes from last Thursday’s meeting. Please take the time to
read through them thoroughly as they outline our discussion and plan of action for the
collection and donation of textbooks. They also give an overview of our future plans. If
you were in attendance, please forward any discrepancies or corrections. If you could
not be at the meeting but wish to remain on the committee, please read through the
minutes to decide if these are projects that you wish to be an active participant. It was
the committee’s decision that all members be active participants or reconsider their
involvement on the committee.

        As per our meeting, October 14th, the committee decided to call the local school
district librarians to acquire information regarding the collection and distribution of new
or gently used textbooks. Attached is a list of districts with a suggested dialog for each
of the members to call. Members need to look up the school district high school number
and call to get to the librarian or get an e-mail. We ask that you please take care of this
before the 22nd, this week, and forward all responses to Deborah Wolfson. If you
cannot make these phone calls please let us know in a timely manner so that we may
reassign them to other members.

       Thank you for all your input, support and involvement.
1. Babylon Junior/Senior High School
   Babylon, New York 11702                   17. Lindenhurst Senior High School
                                                 Lindenhurst, New York 11757
2. Bay Shore High School
   Bay Shore, New York 11706                 18. Centereach High School
                                                 Centereach, New York 11720
3. Brentwood Senior High School
   Brentwood, New York 11717                 19. North Babylon High School
                                                 North Babylon, New York 11703
4. Central Islip High School
   Central Islip, New York 11722-9983        20. Northport High School
                                                 Northport, New York 11768
5. Commack High School
   Commack, New York 11725                   21. Earl L. Vandermeulen High School
                                                 Port Jefferson, New York 11777
6. Walter G. O’Connell Copiague High
   Copiague, New York 11726                  22. Sachem High North Campus
                                                 Lk. Ronkonkoma, New York 11779
7. Deer Park High School                         471-1400
   Deer Park, New York 11729
                                             23. Sachem High School East Campus
8. East Islip High School                        Farmingville, New York 11738
   Islip Terrace, New York 11752                 716-8200

9. Elwood/John Glen High School              24. Smithtown High School
   Elwood, New York 11731-4890                   Smithtown, New York 11787

10. Half Hollow Hills High School East       25. Smithtown Freshman Campus
    Dix Hills, New York 11746                    Smithtown, New York 11787

11. Half Hollow Hills High School West       26. Walt Whitman High School
    Dix Hills, New York 11746                    Huntington Station, N Y 11746

12. Harborfields High School                 27. Ward Melville High School
    Greenlawn, New York 11740-1497               Setauket, New York 11733

13. Hauppauge High School                    28. West Babylon Senior High School
    Hauppauge, New York 11788                    West Babylon, New York 11704

14. Huntington High School                   29. West Islip High School
    Huntington, New York 11743                   West Islip, New York 11795

15. Islip High School                        30. Wyandanch Memorial High School
    Islip, New York 11751                        Wyandanch, New York 11798

16. Kings Park High School
    Kings Park, New York 11754

Please contact the schools that correlate to the numbers next to your name:

Ellie Buitron - #1, 2, 3
Anabel Castaneda – #4, 28, 7
Betty Easley – 8, 9, 16
John Jerome - #30, 12, 13
Kirk Kaplan - #14, 15, 17
Allen Keener - #29, 6, 26
Erikka Mendez – #18, 19, 22
Cynthia Villanti – #20, 21, 23
Charles Wittreich - #24, 25, 27
Deborah Wolfson - #5, 10, 11

Suggested dialog:
“Suffolk County Community College at the Brentwood Campus is again welcoming you
to our campus. We are in the process of collecting new and gently used college
textbooks from our faculty to donate back to the local high schools from where our
students come from. These textbooks are usually desk copies that were not adopted or
editions that were updated. They would be an excellent addition to your library and an
outstanding resource for research papers and for students to use as a tool to enhance
their education. We are inviting you to our campus during the first week of December
to pick up any texts that you would be interested in. Before we set the date and time we
would like to know:

If you are interested, what day of the week would not be good for you and what is a
good time that you would be able to come to the campus to collect the texts?

Thank you so much for your time and we will be contacting you via e-mail. Can we
please have an e-mail address that we may use to contact you?”
             Suffolk County Community College
                       MICHAEL J. GRANT CAMPUS

                              Thursday October 14th

MEMBERS:                                       Allen Keener
Ellie Buitron*                                 Ruth Kolk (Co-Chairperson)
Anabel Castaneda                               Erikka Mendez
Betty Easley*                                  David Moriarty*
Ana Gaillat*                                   Cynthia Villanti
John Jerome                                    Charles Wittreich*
Kirk Kaplan                                    Deborah Wolfson (Co-Chairperson)

*Not in attendance

“The purpose of the Community Relations Committee of the Michael J.
Grant campus of Suffolk County Community College is to get the
community involved in the life of the college and to showcase the

1. Meeting began at 3:30 with the introduction of committee members.
2. Mission and purpose of the committee were discussed.
3. Accomplishments of 2003/2004 school year were reviewed, including the
   committees role in the Holocaust, Diversity and Human Understanding
   program presented to local high school students and SCCC college students
   on April 18, 2004.
4. New project for fall 2004 semester was explored. A discussion led to the
   implementation of a plan to collect and donate new or gently used, less than
   five years old, textbooks to local “feeder” school districts. We are looking at
   the first week in December to display the texts in a conference room (MA 120)
   for schools to pick up. Collection month would be November 2004.
    A list of local school districts would be complied and divided among the
       members. Members would then call high school librarians (and pass on to
       middle school librarians) to gather interest, a preferable day of the week
       and a convenient time for a school representative to come to SCCC to
       pick up texts. This should be completed and sent to Deborah Wolfson via
       e-mail ( by October 25th.
    An announcement would be made at the Assembly meeting on October
       26th to all faculty regarding the collection of texts. Drop off offices include:
       Sagtikos 212, Paumonok 110, Health, Sports and Education Center MC
       115 and MA106.

    Prior to day of pick up, school districts should be contacted and sent a
     reminder, including a parking pass, directions to the Health, Sports and
     Education Center and a contact person.
    Possible schools to contact: Amityville, Babylons, Bay Shore, Brentwood,
     Central Islip, Commack, Copiague, Deer Park, Half Hollow Hills,
     Hauppauge, Huntington, Islips, Lindenhurst, Smithtown and Wyandanch.

5. Steve Schrier, Director of Committee for Holocaust, Diversity and Human
   Understanding Program came to update us on proposed programs.
    Women of the Holocaust (Women of Resistance) program proposed for
      March. SCCC will borrow a collection from an Israeli museum that is in
      the USA this year. A program is slated in conjunction with Women in
      History Month”, possibly called “Women in war and peace”. Speakers and
      age appropriate, for HS and college students, films dealing with the
      subject will be acquired along with a program designed.
    Need to look at public school vacations for a potential date. Possibly
      coincide with a Hilary Clinton program slated for the Van Nostrand
      Theater. Program and curriculum, including materials to distribute in
      advance, need to be explored.
    African American inventors program was discussed for February. Still
      needs to be explored
    New York Times writer, Thomas Freedman presentation was discussed
      for April. Still needs to be explored

   The committee has decided to work in conjunction with CHDHU committee to
   support the “Women in the Holocaust (Women of resistance) program and the
   African American inventors program in February when more information is
   presented. We will help promote the New York Times writer, Thomas
   Freedman presentation, slated for April. All of these programs are in the
   thought process and we will be updated as information becomes available.

6. We will communicate via e-mail and will set a meeting date on a Tuesday or
   Thursday as necessary

7. Meeting was adjourned at 4:30

Cc; Jeff Kluewer; Governance Chair
    Ruth Kolk; Governance Secretary
    Dean Jacobs; Dean of Faculty
    Steven Schrier; Director of Holocaust, Diversity and Human Understanding