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									New Concepts
68A West Passaic Street

Rochelle Park, NJ 07662

Phone: 201-843-3427
Fax: 201-843-3639                                                                                                     Spring 2008
Email:                                                                                                                                           “A Better Future for People with Disabilities”
                                                                                                                    Ed Grande
                                                                                                                    Maria Rego
     WWW.NCFL.NET                                                                                                                                                     Skymark Golf Outing—June 5th, 2008
                                                                                                                    Upcoming Events         The New Concepts Disabled Chil-                sponsoring the evening reception
                                                                                                                    Golf Outing-June 5      dren‟s Foundation (NCDCF), a non-              ($5,000) and a hole ($250) with a flag

                                                                                                                                            profit, tax-exempt organization, an-           imprinted with the sponsor‟s name.
                                                                                                                    Annual Picnic-June 28 nounces that the ninth annual golf
                                                                                                                                                                                           For further information about the golf
                                                                                                                    Saturday at the Center- charitable event, The SkyMark Golf             classic, sponsorship opportunities, or to
                                                                                                                    March 29-May 3          Classic, will take place on Thursday,
                                                                                                                                                                                           participate in the event, contact Maria
                                                                                                                                            June 5, 2008 at the picturesque High
                Boiling Springs Savings Bank Gives Donation to the                                                                          Point Golf Club, 342 Shore Drive in
                                                                                                                                                                                           Rego, Director of Development, at 201
                                                                                                                                                                                           -843-3427 or e-mail
                  New Concepts Disabled Children’s Foundation                                                                               Montague, New Jersey. Last year‟s
                                                                                                                                            outing raised over $59,000.
                                                                                                                                                                                           Additional information about the event
                                                                                                                                                                                           may be found at
                                                                                                                                                Several sponsorship opportunities are
   A donation of $5,000 has been received from Boiling Springs Savings Bank. The Bank‟s Donation Com-                                           available and 100 percent tax-
   mittee of the Board of Directors approved the donation.                                                                                      deductible. These include an individ-
                                                                                                                                                ual golfer, $350 sponsorship fee; a
    “New Concepts is most appreciative of Boiling Springs Savings Bank's donation. We depend a great deal                                       foursome for $1,400, and the silver
   on the generosity and involvement of community leaders and organizations like Boiling Springs that give                                      ($2,000), gold ($3,000), and platinum
   financial support to help us to continue providing quality services to the people entrusted in our care,” said                               ($5,000) levels that offer various pack-
   Richard Royse, executive director, New Concepts for Living, Inc. (New Concepts). Boiling Springs Sav-                                        ages. Other opportunities include
   ings Bank is a New Jersey bank dedicated to maintaining its local roots and local values. The bank is head-
   quartered in Rutherford, New Jersey and has 15 locations in Bergen, Essex, Morris and Passaic Counties.
   Boiling Springs can be found at and is a member of the FDIC.
                                                                                                                                                Strongest Link Awards
                                                                                                                    As part of New Concepts staff merit award system the Strongest Link
                                                                                                                    Award, conferred quarterly, during the year acknowledges out-
                                                                                                                    standing work performed by agency personnel. Candidates for the
                                                                                                                    award are nominated by their peers by filing a performance testimo-
                                                                                                                    nial with the Award Committee.
                                                                                                                    These testimonials are received by the committee and a winner is
                                                                                                                    selected each quarter. Award winners in 2007 were: Channel Mack;
                                                                                                                    Annette Romney, April Brown and Dayhan Richards.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        “Do not follow where the path may
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        lead, go instead where there is no path
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        and leave a trail .”~Muriel Strode
    New Concepts Disabled Children’s Foundation Receives Donation from L&S                                                                                    10th Annual New Concepts Picnic in Saddle Brook, New Jersey
                   Packing Company At Joint Board Meeting
                                                                                                                                                 New Concepts hosted its annual
                                                               A donation of $2,985 was presented         five years, L&S Packing Company,
                                                                                                                                                 picnic over the summer at Sad-
                                                               by Louis J. Scaramelli III, President      Inc. has been an ardent supporter of
                                                                                                                                                 dle River County Park in Saddle
                                                               of L&S Packing Company, Inc. and           New Concepts. We are most appre-
                                                                                                                                                 Brook, New Jersey. A large
                                                               Jacqueline Scaramelli-Massaro, Vice        ciative of the donation and L&S
                                                                                                                                                 gathering of one hundred people
                                                               President of L&S Packing Company,          Packing Company, Inc.‟s continued
                                                                                                                                                 comprised of clients, families,
                                                               to Homer J. Cudia, Chairman, New           support of our organization‟s mis-
                                                                                                                                                 and staff participated in festivi-
                                                               Concepts for Living, Inc. at our Joint     sion to provide services and pro-
                                                                                                                                                 ties of face painting, enjoying
                                                               Board of Trustees meeting.                 gramming to people with disabilities
                                                                                                                                                 good food, and even a visit by
                                                                                                          and their families," said Homer J.
                                                                                                                                                 Mickey Mouse.
                                                                L&S Packing Company donates to            Cudia.
                                                               the NCDCF a portion of the proceeds                                               The food for the picnic was do-
  Pictured left to right, Homer J. Cudia, Jacqueline Scara-    from the sale of its Paesana gourmet
  melli-Massaro, Louis J. Scaramelli III                                                                                                         nated by the Shoprite of Oak-
                                                               Italian specialty sauces that are sold
                                                                                                                                                 land store.
                                                               in all Inserra ShopRite and select
“Never doubt a small group of thoughtful                       ShopRite stores located in New Jer-
citizens can change the world. Indeed , it is                  sey and New York. "Over the past
the only thing that ever has”
~Margaret Mead                                                                                                                                              Take Me Out to the Ball Game. New Concepts Enjoy an Evening With
                                                                                                                                                                                     the Newark Bears.
                               Annual Employees of the Year Awards
                                                                                                                                                    New Concepts recently enjoyed an eve-
                                                                                                                                                    ning watching the Newark Bears play at
 The annual employees of the year awards recognize staff who have                                       Edward Grande, Training and                 Riverfront Stadium in Newark, New
 demonstrated exemplary work and outstanding service to the or-                                         Safety Director, received a special         Jersey. Eighty clients, their families, and
 ganization. The following employees were honored and received a                                        service award plaque recognizing            staff were invited to watch the Newark
 certificate:                                                                                           his commitment and work to help             Bears game by the generosity of a local
                                                                                                        people with disabilities and their          company, American Wholesale Service.
                                                                                                        families and for his tireless efforts
                                    Lana Nedilsky received the Adminis-                                 to ensure that best practices were          The minor league baseball team recently
                                    trative Support Person of the Year                                  used to improve the lives of indi-          won the 2007 Atlantic League Champi-
                                    Award. Ms. Nedilsky has worked for                                  viduals the organization helps.             onship. Rip „N Ruppert, the official
                                    nine years as the organization‟s book-
                                                                                                                                                    Newark Bears‟ mascot, visited the New            “Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind
                                                                                                                                                    Concepts‟ crowd.                                 word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of
                                                                                  Mr. Grande, who has worked with New Concepts for
                                                                                  14 years, was recently promoted to Training and Safety                                                             caring, all of which have the potential to turn life around.”
                                                                                  Director. In this new position, he oversees the organi-                                                            `Leo F. Buscaglia
                                                                                  zation‟s staff training & development process, chairs
 Maria Kaszonyi, was named the Group Home Manager of the                          the health and safety committee, and supervises New
 Year. Ms. Kaszonyi, who has worked with New Concepts for three                   Concepts vehicle repair operations, among other re-                Annual Holiday Party Held at The Landmark—A Good Time Was Had By All!
 years. She has recently been promoted to Senior Manager.                         sponsibilities.
                                                                                                                                                                                      The annual holiday party, held      feet swinging around the hall.
                                                                                                                                                                                      on December 27th, was a festive
                                          Hillary Tann received the Driver                                                                                                            event that celebrated the holiday   The highlight of the evening was
                                          of the Year Award.                                                                                                                          spirit with about 140 people at-    the annual merit awards conferred
                                          Ms. Tann, who has worked with                                                                                                               tending. Visiting the staff, cli-   to outstanding staff members.
                                          the organization for two years, is a                                                                                                        ents, families and friends , who    Five awards were presented to
                                          Senior Counselor.                                                                                                                           attended, was Santa Clause and a    staff members that performed at a
                                                                                                                                                                                      Honey Bear supplied by Party        high level during the year and a
                                                                                                                                                                                      Magic to the delight of our cli-    member of the management staff
                                                                                                                                                                                      ents. A rousing blend of contem-    was honored with a plague in his
 Lilieth Maxwell received the Residential Direct Support                                                                                                                                                                  honor for 13 years of outstanding
                                                                                                                                                                                      porary dance music provided by
 Person of the Year Award.                                                                                                                                                                                                service.
                                                                                                                                                                                      the DJ made for a lot of happy

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