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Wednesday, May 25, 2016
Retired teachers celebrate 30th anniversary
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Marlene Stein, Rosemary Sisco, Ellen Johanson, Ginny Manganaro, Cheryl Loverro, Carroll Banta, Judy Mankita, Carolyn Lippmann and Alvin Lippmann gathered with other retired teachers from the district.

Members of the Bellmore-Merrick Retired Teachers Association recently celebrated the organization’s 30th anniversary.

Former educators in the Bellmore-Merrick Central High School District gathered at the Milleridge Inn in Jericho on May 21 to commemorate the birth of the retired teachers association, a nonprofit, non-partisan organization.

The mission of the Bellmore-Merrick Retired Teachers Association is to provide opportunities for its members to stay connected to the educational community on a local, state and national level, according to its website. Board members said the group’s objectives are:

  • To act as a liaison between Bellmore-Merrick retired teachers and the Bellmore-Merrick United Secondary Teachers.
  • To maintain and improve service available through local, state and national affiliates.
  • To maintain and improve legislation on the local, state and national levels.
  • To keep association members informed professionally, politically and socially.
  • To stay professionally and socially involved with active teachers and retirees.

Along with the retired teachers, past and present officials of the Bellmore-Merrick United Secondary Teachers attended the 30th anniversary party. Sheila Goldberg, a retired teacher from the Plainedge School District who serves as president of New York State United Teachers Retired Council 17, also spoke at the ceremony.


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