There were approximately 25 people present at the annual meeting. Assemblyman Harvey Weisenberg was there with his wife Ellen. He and she arrived, coming down straight from his meeting in Albany to attend our dinner as the featured speaker. A buffet dinner was available for the attendees to partake of at their leisure.
President Nancy Rosenthal opened the annual meeting by welcoming everyone. Harris Dinkoff presented the revised By-laws with explanations of the major changes. A vote was taken, and the revised By-laws passed.
The 2014-2015 slate of officers and board members was presented by Millie Beck.
- President…Nancy Rosenthal
- Co-Vice-Presidents….Alisa Henderson and Joe Kolodny
- Treasurer…Sallie Prisyon
- Secretary…Harris Dinkoff
- Millie Beck, Peter Rosenthal, Gloria White, Tammie Williams
- (Joanne Borden had been nominated but she resigned from the Board prior to the meeting and her name was not put forward even though it had been listed)
- Jane Brezenoff
- Marjorie Latz
- Flora Schwartz
- Pat Sympson
- Grace Wiener
A vote was taken and the slate passed as presented, with Marjorie Latz abstaining, as she felt there were too many At-Large-Members.
Nancy Rosenthal presented the 2014-2015 budget. There were some questions regarding some of the budget allocations compared to last years budget and whether sufficient monies were being anticipated on the revenue side and clarifications on expenditures,
A vote was taken and the budget passed with Marjorie Latz abstaining.
The following themes were presented and passed. It was noted these themes represented an umbrella for various subjects that fell within their categories:
- Social Justice
- Reforming Money in Politics
- Candidate Forums
- Water on Long Island- Natural Resources
Harvey Weisenberg spoke about life in Albany and his many years there. He paid specific attention to his concerns regarding children with special needs. He related to his, and his wife Ellen’s, own special needs child.
He addressed the many bills he put forward that he had to fight hard for to get passed, but the effort was necessary, and worthwhile, because the bills for the support of his constituents and the children.
He is retiring at the end of this legislative year and felt fortunate to have been able to serve the people of his community.
The meeting was adjourned.
Harris Dinkoff, Secretary