In response to the many inquiries that I have received, I must inform the membership that regrettably Pete Cardalena has chosen to step down as the Shields attorney. Words alone cannot describe my admiration and respect for Pete. He was always there whenever we needed him, offering his services and/or words of encouragement. I know Pete has also assisted families in their time of need and advised many of our members. My appreciation and gratitude go out to Pete. THANK YOU Pete, you and your many informative articles will be greatly missed.
Now that the November elections are over, I would like to extend Shields congratulations to our many friends who were either elected or re elected to office. We need all the friends we can get.
Thanks to Susan LaTorre, Director of Community Relations @ The Arbors Assisted Living Communities, for her informative talk regarding hidden Veterans, benefits offered and the benefits of living at The Arbors.
Don’t forget Sunday, December 15th Mike Villa will be running our Children’s Brunch with Santa at The Inn in New Hyde Park. Further details can be found in this edition of the Call Box on page 7. Mike will have raffle tickets available at our next meeting which will be Thursday December 12th at The Stuart Thomas Manor. Come out and share a table with old or new friends. Please remember to bring an unwrapped toy for a child.
This will be our last Call Box for 2013. On behalf of your Board of Officers, I would like to wish you a Merry Christmas and a safe and happy New Year.
See you next year!