Nominating petitions to run for NYSUT RA Delegate are available today. See attached. Petitions are due to the Union Office Wednesday, October 12, 2022 by 3 pm.
If you would like to learn more about the NYSUT RA please click here.
Put your order in now for BMUST gear before we close up shop on Friday, September 30!
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It is with great sadness that we inform you of the passing of Patricia Christy on September 13, 2022.
Pat was a Mepham alum, class of 1944. She taught Physical Education at Jerusalem Avenue from 1954-1982. Upon retirement, she founded our very own Bellmore-Merrick Retired Teachers Association in 1984, serving as President for 15 years.
A wake will be held on Sunday September 25 from 2-6PM at N.F. Walker Funeral Home, located at 2039 Merrick Avenue, Merrick NY.
A mass will be held on Monday September 26 at 10 AM at Cure of Ars R.C. Church, located at 2323 Merrick Avenue, Merrick NY
Burial will take place on Monday September 26 at 11:45 AM at Greenfield Cemetery, 650 Nassau Boulevard, Hempstead, NY
Condolence cards may be sent to the Christy family at 16 Woodbine Avenue, Merrick NY 11566.
On Wednesday, September 21, NYSUT is hosting phone banks in the Brookside Cafeteria, from 2:30 - 4:30, to make calls on behalf of NYSUT endorsed candidates.
If you are interested in volunteering, please sign up here. Any amount of time you're able to give is appreciated.
NYSUT will provide refreshments and devices to make calls on, using openvpn.com.
NYSUT Request for Volunteers
If you're interested in helping to get out the vote for this month's school budget, please consider participating in BMUST's phone bank, which NYSUT has organized. You can make calls from anywhere on your personal device. Please read NYSUT's instructions and follow the link below.
Political Action Committee
Link for BMUST Phone Banking: https://www.openvpb.com/vpb_bycode/74B115J-553261
IF THIS IS YOUR FIRST TIME, YOU NEED TO CREATE A NEW ID. Click on the “Login with Action ID" button and then click on the Blue tab that says, “Create Action ID.” If you already have created an Action ID before, enter your Action ID and Password. If needed, there is password retrieval.
Put in your first and last name. Skip the question that asks for your phone number.
Click the “Create” button below. When it asks to verify with a two-step process, select “No thanks, continue.”
Your phone bank script will populate your screen. Make sure this is the correct script (Bellmore-Merrick) before you start making calls. The top right corner of the screen should verify your phone bank list with the name of your local. Check out the drop-down box for when you do not reach the person and the drop-down box when they answer your question. Carefully read over the script, survey questions, and background information.
Practice your script a few times until you are comfortable.
Click on one drop-down menu for each call, either "Couldn't Reach" or their answer to the vote question. Then, "Save and Next Call" should be available in the bottom right-hand corner to progress to the next call. After your first call, you should receive a congratulatory pop-up. There is not a counter for your calls made.
Some people won't accept blocked numbers. We are working on eliminating these from the virtual call list. For now, please mark them as "Refused." These people can be called from an office phone.
You may not want to leave a message during this round of phone banks. If that is the case, mark the person as not home. To leave a message, adjust the script accordingly. For example, skip the "Do you know..." question. If you didn't speak with the targeted person, click "I Couldn't Reach." That will become a drop-down menu of options, including "Left Message."
The phone bank is live every day from 10:00 AM- 9:00 PM.
Dear BMUST Family:
The BMUST online store is NOW OPEN! Check out our fresh designs and our proud, union-made shirts! Let’s display our BMUST pride and solidarity with some comfortable new apparel! Please place your order by Monday, May 9th. Orders will take approximately two weeks from the order due date.
Special thanks to Catherine Arresto and Meg Hirsch for working hard to launch our new store! We hope that this is successful so that we can continue to offer more options in the future!
In Solidarity - Bill Morris, 2nd Vice-President
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