hanks to everyone who participated in the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk this past Sunday at Jones Beach. Thank you for taking time out for this important event.
The American Cancer Society's research has assisted so many people whose lives have been affected by this disease. Not only do they support scientific research toward a cure, but the American Cancer Society also helps with treatment and support for survivors.
Please consider making a donation either online at --- or via a check made out to "The American Cancer Society." Checks can be sent to the BMUST Office via interoffice mail.
Once again, thank you for your continued support and generosity for this cause.
BMUST Public Relations
Early voting for the November general election begins this Saturday, October 23, and continues through Sunday, October 31. Here are links to the Nassau County Early Voting Sites and the Suffolk County Early Voting Sites. In addition, you can check out Newday's Voters' Guide for more information about the upcoming elections.
BMUST Political Action Committee
Will Days" are an included benefit of the NYSUT Legal Plan, which BMUST members are enrolled in as of September 2020.
The law firm of Feldman, Kramer & Monaco is offering virtual appointments for BMUST on Thursday, November 11 from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm.
Those who wish to sign up can do so using this sign up link.
To ensure your appointment goes smoothly, please complete the attached questionnaire. When you receive the Zoom link, in advance of the meeting, please reply with your completed form.
As a reminder, this benefit is available to you at any time. You are not restricted to scheduling a consultation on this designated date. You can set up an appointment online by visiting the Feldman, Kramer & Monaco website.
Anthony Dolisi and Ronald Dinehart from Equitable Advisors, LLC (formerly AXA) will be available for in-person consultations at the Brookside Board Room on Tuesday October 5, from 10-5. Please see their note below. Sign-ups available here.
Dear Bellmore Merrick Faculty and Staff,
Hope all is well, and the new school year is off to a great start too!!
On Tuesday, October 5th from 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM we’ll be visiting the district to review Equitable’s 403(b) Plan and discuss how it fits into your retirement, as well as offer any guidance on any financial planning you may need. We’ll have a table in the boardroom in the Administration building all day.
If you‘d like to review your current 403(b) or learn about enrolling in a new plan, please make sure to stop over and see us.
If you’re unable to attend next week here’s a link below to schedule a virtual one on one appointment at another time.
Have a terrific week and we look forward to seeing you next week.
Ronald Dinehart, MBA
Dear BMUST Members:
Our annual "Making Strides Against Breast Cancer" Walk at Jones Beach (Oct 17, Field 5) has become an important charitable activity for our BMUST family. The American Cancer Society started Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walks to unite communities in the fight against this deadly disease. Today, Making Strides is the largest network of breast cancer events in the nation - and we do more than just walk. We raise money to help the American Cancer Society fund groundbreaking breast cancer research and provide patient services like free rides to chemo, free places to stay near treatment, and a live 24/7 cancer helpline. But we can’t do any of this without the help of people like you.
In addition to walkers, your donations are greatly appreciated. Please see the attached flyer for more details. Also, below you can also find our BMUST online fundraising page.
Thank you for your support.
Making Strides Against Breast Cancer - 10-17-2021 Jones Beach
-Bruce Reed, Public Relations Chair, BMUST
A reminder to all BMUST members, The Bellmore-Merrick United Secondary Teachers’ Benevolent Fund is a death benefit that is free to all in service members of BMUST. In the event of a member’s death, a payment of $2500 is made to a designated beneficiary.
If you have not filled out a Designation of Beneficiary form, or if you need to update the form currently on file, please do so now and return it to the union office as soon as possible. The form is available on the BMUST website (www.bmust.org), under Member Services - Designation of Beneficiary.
If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to call the union office at ext. 1068.
Greetings! Sorry for this very brief interruption of your summer. I hope that it has been a summer full of rest, relaxation and rejuvenation.
I am writing to let you know of a potential partnership between BMCHSD and Walgreens to vaccinate members of the school community who have yet to be vaccinated, but would like to be. Walgreens will be using the Moderna vaccination. If you would like to take advantage of this opportunity - please respond to this email. Responding does not commit you to getting the vaccination, only helps us know how many, if any, BMUST members are interested. Unfortunately, we do not have any information regarding vaccination booster shots at this time.
I would also like you to know that the Board of Trustees (BOT) has been participating in school opening conversations with central administration, building administration and parent leaders. Additionally, on Tuesday, the BOT met with BMCHSD’s new leadership team to continue planning for opening school as normally as possible, while at the same time ensuring the health and safety of staff and students
I anticipate the district will be communicating its plans for the September opening in short order. Below you will find links to school opening guidance that has been released thus far
Center for Disease Control (CDC) School Opening Guidance.
American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Recommendations.
New York State Education Department Health and Safety Guide.
Suffolk County Department of Health Reopening Guidance.
Please enjoy the rest of the summer as best you can. I am looking forward to seeing you all on August 30th, as we get back at doing what we do better than anybody, anywhere. Continue to take good care of yourself and do not hesitate to reach out with any questions or concerns. Remember - if you are not currently vaccinated, but are interested in changing that, please respond to this email.
Hello BMUST colleagues,
I hope this email finds you well. I am sharing this with the hope to help support one of our Grand Avenue colleagues whose family is going through a particularly difficult time. Sean Doherty's daughter, Charlotte, has been diagnosed with a rare childhood kidney cancer. Charlotte is a sweet 5-year-old who is now facing chemotherapy and other treatments as she fights this disease. A GoFundMe has been set up to help their family with medical and other costs as they navigate these difficult days ahead. Any donations are greatly appreciated.