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TTN/LI Chapter Newsletter
November 2018
Long Island Chapter Committees
Volunteer / Community Outreach Committee
This is the third in a series of articles highlighting specific TTN/LI Committees, introducing their chair people and explaining their roles in making the organization successful.

As Chair of the Volunteer/Community Outreach Committee, Judy Brambrut can attest to the passion and hard work of our volunteers who help those in our community who are less fortunate. We can’t fix the big problems but we can put a smile on someone’s face, put a book in someone’s hand, put a meal in someone’s belly, put a handmade scarf around someone’s body. By working with many of the local not for profit organizations, we are able to make a positive impact in the lives of Long Islanders.
Our TTN members are encouraged to participate in any of our many projects, whether on a regular or one-time basis. We just completed two successful programs. One was an informational program on the #Me Too Movement “Throughout the Generations: Finding Our Voice” which was beautifully organized by Nancy Goldwasser. Our other program was a chapter wide collection of Halloween candy and costumes for the Brentwood Homeless Shelter culminating with a group of our volunteers creating a Costume Boutique for the Shelter and then assisting with the Shelter’s Halloween Costume Party.

To be part of this rewarding group of volunteers, look for our eblasts announcing an upcoming activity, and email the contact person in charge. Joan Gold is our Communications Administrator sending out our eblasts and working on all of our communications. We invite you to contact any of the project leaders and join us as we work together to improve lives in our community. Below is a listing of our ongoing projects and their TTN contacts.
BOOK FAIRIES fosters literacy by collecting books and re-distributing them to needy populations. Linda Sotomayor ( lindasoto@verizon.net )
CARECEN works with the Central American community including tutoring immigrants to help them pass the US citizenship test. Andrea Hoffman ( aadhoff@yahoo.com )

EYES OF HOPE collects gently used prescription and non-prescription glasses. Joan Gold ( fourgolds@aol.com

FAMILY SERVICE LEAGUE oversees the BRENTWOOD HOMELESS SHELTER which houses 100 families with over 350 children. Judy Brambrut ( jbrambrut@aol.com )
HOPE FOR YOUTH offers services to children, teens, and families at risk. Joan Gold ( fourgolds@aol.com )"
ISLAND HARVEST provides food, services, and programs to families, seniors, veterans, and children who live with food insecurity and hunger every day. Robin Jacobson ( robin.jacobson4@gmail.com "
MAKE A WISH FOUNDATION provides amazing experiences for children with life-threatening medical conditions. Mary Modica ( marymodica@aol.com )
NASSAU COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES We volunteer at a boutique to raise money for families with special circumstances and we staff a children’s room two mornings a week. Mary Modica ( marymodica@aol.com )
NORTH SHORE LAND ALLIANCE protects and preserves the green spaces, farmlands, wetlands, and groundwater on Long Island.Robin Jacobson ( robin.jacobson4@gmail.com )

SAFE CENTER OF LI provides services for women and girls who have been victims of domestic and sexual abuse. Nancy Goldwasser ( ngoldwasser52@gmail.com
TTN STITCHERS -- knit and crochet beautiful items that are donated through CARE TO KNIT. Suzanne Sham ( suestan@verizon.net )
Long Island Chapter Events
James Coll Lecture
What is one of the most frequently used words in today’s “hot button topics?” If you guessed, “Impeachment” you are correct. On Monday, October 1, popular speaker, James Coll, gave 90 TTN women a history lesson on the background and meaning of the term. It was a talk intended to enlighten and explain its constitutional basis, how the process works, and its use--twice in Presidential history. After a wide ranging question and answer session, we left the lecture more as informed citizens. Thank you to the Program Committee for arranging this stimulating event!
Contemporary Social Issues (CSI)
On Monday, Sept, 24, CSI presented a free program on the Internet led by Patrick McAsey, district coordinator for SeniorNet. He began with "demystifying the cloud" and discussed various search engines and storage services. He suggested several websites that are good for seniors for fact checking, researching medical treatments and conditions, and described how to avoid downloading malware and viruses onto your devices. He also discussed ransom ware, updating your browser, a USB drive and which emails are a sign of phishing. It was a learning experience for all who attended.

Our next program will be on Thursday, November 29: “A Day at the Mosque,” led by Dr Isma Chandry, first woman president of the Islamic Center of LI and a previous guest speaker at our Women in Religion Program. CSI organizes approximately four programs per year. So far, in 2019, we are planning a June 24 event about LI women who were part of the whaling industry, and in September, we expect to have a program at Jayne House, coordinating with the Preservations for LI Society.

Membership Corner
On Monday, October 29, 53 Chapter members and 41 guests attended a Connect Now Open House at the Presbyterian Church of Sweet Hollow in Melville. We listened to presentations from Marlene Gerber, Chapter Chair, Lindsey Draves, Vice Chair, Judy Brambrut, Volunteer Services/Community Impact, Claudia Cohen, Programs and Events and Annette Kosar, Contemporary Social Issues, all of whom described the events, volunteer projects, and opportunities for friendship available to TTN members. Not surprisingly, 29 of the 41 guests decided on the spot to join the Chapter! Thank you to all the volunteers who worked so diligently to make this event so successful!
Check our Website for These Upcoming Events & Much More
  • Visit to the Mosque in Westbury - Thursday November 29 (Closed)
  • Health and Wellness Council Presents:“Eat A Healthy Diet” - Friday December 7th
  • Mah Jongg Tournament - Thursday January 17th
  • Scavenger Hunt at Cradle of Aviation - Thursday February 14th
  • Women's History Month Program at Molloy College - Thursday March 14th
  • Bus Trip to Essex Train & Boat Ride in May
  • Annual Luncheon - The Mansion at Oyster Bay in Woodbury - Wednesday June 12th
The Transition Network
Health & Wellness Council
The Health and Wellness Council has been busy planning informative workshops targeted to women of our age group that can enhance our health and our daily lives.

The Breast Care Awareness Workshop, held on October 16, was an informative and educational experience. Dr. Susan Lee, Chief of Breast Surgery at LIJ Forest Hills, delivered an extremely thorough seminar on the current state of Breast Cancer Awareness.

Our next programs are:  Friday, December 7 at 1:00 p.m.-- “Eating a Healthy Diet” presented by Mary Ellen Grimes, RD at the Merrick Clubhouse;

Tuesday, February 19 at 7 p.m.--“The Women’s Guide to Heart Health” by Dr. Stacey Rosen at the Town Hall Meeting Room at Northwell Health in Manhasset.

Please look for more information about these workshops in your TTN eblasts and on the TTN/LI website. The programs are free, but you must register on the website in order to attend.

We welcome suggestions for future topics. Please contact Leslie Fischler at lesbob462@aol.com with any ideas or questions.

SIG/TPG Activities:
Anything Goes!
Historical Tour of Central Park
Tuesday Travelers
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory & Lunch at Harbor Mist
Delightful Daytrippers
Tour of Carnegie Hall & Lunch at Rue 57
Frolicking Fridays
Foodie Tour of Hoboken
Weekend Wanderers
Lincoln Center Tour
Thursday Troupers
Radio City Music Hall
Multi-Ethnic Food Tour of the Lower East Side
Thursdays Together
Statue of Liberty Boat Ride & Tour
Teriffic Tuesdays
Chocolate Duck in Farmingdale
Away We Go
Lyndhurst Castle & Lunch at Sunset Cove Restaurant
Newsletter Staff
EDITOR:  Joan Herman,  joan.herman3@gmail.com
DESIGNER: Lynn Fox, lfox11@gmail.com
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