Published for the Travel Agents of Suffolk County
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TASC's December 11th Holiday Party
is being held at
MEADOWEDGE AT THE MANSION AT WEST SAYVILLE, MONTAUK HIGHWAY, W. SAYVILLE

The party will begin at 6:30PM and run until 10:30PM. We will be having a cocktail hour with Hors d ’oeuvres, a deluxe sit down dinner with open bar, musical entertainment
and dancing along with a visit from Santa


Your RSVP and full payment should have already been received. Call 631-363-9522 to inquire if space is still available


ANNUAL HOLIDAY TOY DRIVE
We will again be accepting donations of new unwrapped toys at our Holiday Party. PLEASE remember to bring yours with you. Cash or check donations will also be accepted. 
Make checks payable to TASC.
 

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TASC By-Laws
The following proposed change to the by-laws will be voted upon at our January 8th general meeting.
 
Current:
ARTICLE XII
PARAGRAPH B
OFFICER ELIGIBILITY
President, Vice President and Treasurer must have been a member for a minimum of two years. The President and Vice President must have served on the Executive Board at least one year

Proposed:
ARTICLE XII
PARAGRAPH B
OFFICER ELIGIBILITY
President, Vice President and Treasurer must have been a member for a minimum of two years.  The President must have served on the Executive Board at least one year.
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MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT

Dear Members,
The holiday’s have arrived. We had a great November meeting with Barbara Canizio giving us a terrific presentation on the Globus Family of Brands along with having a Turkey Dinner and Pumpkin Pie in celebration of Thanksgiving. I also hope each of you enjoyed your Thanksgiving, sharing it with family, friends and other loved ones. 

Now it is on to Hanukkah and Christmas, once again sharing it with family and friends. It is a great time of year and I want to wish everyone a Happy Hanukkah and Merry Christmas. May it be filled with love and joy and may everyone have a safe Holiday.

December 11 th is our Annual TASC Holiday Party at Meadowedge at the Mansion at West Sayville. I hope you have made arrangements to attend. It seems to be shaping up to be a fantastic event. The venue promises to be one where you can have an enjoyable conversation at your table and you can waltz onto the dance floor when you feel like dancing. It is sure to be a festive occasion for all. Hope to see everyone there. And don’t forget to bring a new unwrapped toy for our annual toy drive.

One thing I often heard while serving on the Board from the Past President’s over the years is “I cannot believe how quick time goes by.” Well, it is true. Soon, I will be serving out the last six months of my term and yes, time went by quickly. 

In closing, I do ask every TASC member to take the time and think about running for a Board Position. Your input will help keep this organization strong. Yes, you spend extra time, but it is time well spent. When I first became a member of TASC, I asked what I can do to be a part of this organization. I have always been a person (regardless of the organization) looking to see what I could do to help. Helping out is a great way to shape the Organization you belong to. The Board needs new members. This is not just often heard words. Under our current By-Laws, it is going to be hard in filling certain positions in the future years. Thus, making it difficult to keep running this organization as it should be. You need to be part of the Board and learn how this organization runs. One cannot just step up to bat and take a swing at it whenever they feel like it. This is a great organization; your help will solidify the greatness for years to come.

Yours in Travel,
Garrett P. Simulcik, Sr .

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TASC’s 22nd ANNUAL EASTERN SUFFOLK TRADE SHOW
was a huge success.

Thank you to the many suppliers who came to support us:

Affluent Hospitality-Clovia Leslie
AIC Hotel Group/Hard Rock-Ellyn Gerstel-Kuck
AM Resorts-Andrea Kubon
Car Italy & Tours-Louis Bertolotti
Carnival Cruises-Ann Hall
Cayman Islands-Sal DeLuca
Celebrity Cruises-Nick Gordon
Celtic Tours-Todd Garofano
Collette Vacations-Dan Callahan
Delta Vacations-Waldo Carmenate
Elite Island Resorts-Rod Hinds
Globus Family of Brands-Barbara Canizio
Gogo Worldwide Vacations-Sara Moran
Goway-Kathi Scott
Homeric Tours-John Klados
Insight Vacations-Adam Consovoy
IWorld of Travel-Daniel Serritello
Jamaica Tourist Board-Marcia Sinclair
MSC Cruises-Glen Cajas
Norwegian Cruise-Lori Innamorata
Rocky Mountaineer-Sara Purdy
Royal Caribbean Cruise-Ben McLoskey
Sandals/UVI-Andrea Harz
Silversea Cruises-Bob Tolster
Sirenis Hotels & Resorts-Andy Parker
St. Kitts Tourism-Christina Mucha
Travel Impressions-Luann Shnayer
Travelsavers-Mary Lee DeFranco
AND thanks to the many agents who came out to support
us and them.

In addition, our Trade Show chairperson; Jeaneane DeCicco would like to give a shout out to thank her committee for all their hard work to make this event a success. So thank you to Susan Bonesso, Barbara Chicollo, Ginny Defeo,
Mary Rose Dobbs, Marie Foley, Honey Pressgrove,
Fran Raupp, Garrett Simulcik and Fran Tabone.

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2020 TASC Meetings & Events Schedule:
Jan 8 - Cruise Night #1
Feb 13 - Cruise Night #2
Mar 11 - Jamaica Tourist Board (Tentative)
Apr 8 - Stan Enden
May 13 - Carnival Cruise Lines

Attention Cruise Suppliers:
Our Jan 8th Cruise night still has availability if you wish to participate.

In addition, the TASC calendar has availability now for all suppliers for selected 2020 dates.
To secure your date contact Susan Bonesso in charge of programs at: tasc1820@optimum.net
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TASC DUES
Your annual TASC membership renewals are now past due for 2019-2020. They are still only $40 per year. A Membership form is available at our website:
www.LI-TASC.com
MEMBERS CORNER :

TASC sends get condolences to past President
Louis Fenech on the recent passing of his mother; Matilda Fenech.
Cards of Condolence may be sent to: Royal Holiday Travel, 249 N. Main Street, Sayville, NY 11782

If you have any member news that you would like posted in this newsletter please send an email with information to: tasc1820@optimum.net


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Only TASC members will be able to post on the Facebook page.
Executive Board
President
Garrett Simulcik
(email) gsimulcik@cruiseplanners.com
Vice President
Susan Bonesso
(email) susanbtravel@optonline.net
Secretary
Fran Tabone
(email) info@baytravelandtours.com
Treasurer
Ginny DeFeo
(email) gindef@hotmail.com
Director Owner
Honey Pressgrove
(email) empress965@aol.com
Director Agent
Will Porrier
(email) willjohn39@aol.com
Director Affiliate
Bruce Metzendorf
(email) bruce.metzendorf@rivierarivercruises.com
Past President
Fran Raupp
(email) franr@baytravelandtours.com

Cruise Planners


Rogers Travel


Bay Travel & Tours


Empress Travel


Empress Travel


Ginger Peachy Travel


Riviera River Cruises



Bay Travel & Tours

631-274-5490


631-289-5252


631-447-6440


631-698-7767


631-363-9522


631-563-2001


516-521-8680



631-447-6440

Committee Chairpersons