Committed to Excellence
ATTENTION: Annual Dues-$20.
ATTENTION: Annual scholarship fund-please donate! (one check for both is fine)
Mail check, made out to- WSR, to:
157 Rushmore St.
Westbury NY 11590
**ATTENTION: Please contribute to Vote Cope!
Vote Cope dollars secured legislation to guarantee automatic cost-of-living pension increases for its public school retirees.
WSR contributed $4094 from 69 members.
Check out the link below to see more your Vote Cope dollars do for you.
About Westbury Schools Retirees
Who We Are
We are the retired teachers of the Westbury Union Free School District in Westbury, New York, the retiree chapter of the WTA (Westbury Teachers' Association) and a member of NYSUT RC 19 (Retiree Council-19).
The District's schools include: Westbury High School, Westbury Middle School, Drexel Ave, Powell's Lane, Park Ave, and Dryden St.
Retirees Executive Board
New members of the Executive Board:
DONNA SABELLA, vice president and co-WTA Liaison and
JENNIFER LOUGHRAN, communications director.
Welcome Donna and Jennifer!:)
COVID19 and the new normal: The Executive Board has been meeting through ZOOM. We plan and brainstorm, keeping all our members up-to-date on pertinent information. We revived our newsletter. The latest edition came out May 2022. To view, click the link at the bottom of this page. All members will get an email copy. Also, check out the "NEWS!" page on this website to view the brochure we are sending to all new retirees going forward.
In-person luncheons are back but we are keeping two general membership ZOOM meetings a year. They proved to be a great addition! They allow those who live a distance away or who just cannot make an in-person meeting, the ability to participate and connect. Our first outdoor, in-person, fall luncheon was Sept. 22, 2021 and the holiday luncheon was Dec. 8, 2021. Our latest Zoom membership meeting was held May 9, 2022 at 2pm.
Exec Board photo below:
Top row left-right:: Grace Bryant- Legislative Representative; Dorie Ciulla- President;
Marjorie Parente- Member At-Large.
Second row:: Jennifer Loughran- Communications Director; Connie Champlin- Treasurer;
Judy Bernstein- Newsletter Co-Editor.
Third row:: Cathy Handy- Corresponding Secretary; Diane Watson- Recording Secretary/Webmaster/Newsletter Co-Editor; Camille Lupa- Scholarship Committee.
Bottom row:: Donna Sabella- Vice President & Co-WTA Liaison; Carol Gardiner- Vote Cope & Co-WTA Liaison.
WELCOME NEW MEMBER RETIREES !
The following Westbury retirees joined WSR from 2020-22
We're Back In-Person!!
General Membership Fall Luncheon September 22, 2021
Umbertos, New Hyde Park
under the big tent :)
lots of fun!
More Happy Gatherings!
General Membership Meeting/ Spring Luncheon: June 8, 2022
Over a great meal.
What could be better?
Smiles all around! :)
We are always happy to hear from our members!
Lavilla, retired social worker from Park and Dryden, writes:
Dear Connie and Fellow CoWorkers,
Thank you for your continued work keeping us informed about what's going on in our school district and in Albany.
I am doing well and so is my family. Keep well, say hello to everyone and please try to stay well. "Wear your masks." Stay inside!!
Love you and Miss you,