CSA LI RETIREES WELCOMES YOU
"Retirement is a New Chapter"
The Long Island Regional Unit of the Council of School Supervisors and Administrators (CSA) Retiree Chapter is a flourishing organization, with well over 500 members.
Our Unit provides up-to-date information, social opportunities, and educational trips for its members several times each year.
Victor Ravens, Unit Leader
Renee Shulman, Assistant Unit Leader
Alan Lichtenstein, Treasurer
Candice Scott, Secretary
Meetings are held at the Plainview Old Bethpage Library
999 Old Country Road
Plainview, NY 11803
Board Meetings @ 12:30 pm:
March 13 - Cancelled
April 3 - Cancelled
May 1 - Zoom Meeting
June 5 - Zoom Meeting
General Membership Meetings:
May 19 - Cancelled
Joyce E. Bush, Email:
INFORMATIONAL UPDATES & NEWSLETTERS
Online Census information:
New York City has been losing out on funds for schools, hospitals, roads, and more because only 62% of New Yorkers filled out the 2010 Census. This includes essential health care funding for our communities. We all need 100%
Fill out the census right away. Visit my2020census.gov or call 844-330-2020 and get counted.
Vote By Mail – In New York State
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo expanded absentee voting in order to minimize the number of people at polling sites for the safety of both voters and poll workers. Here’s what you need to know about remote voting in New York.
In order to vote by mail, voters must still fill out and submit an application to receive an absentee ballot.
To request an absentee ballot, you may fill out an absentee ballot application and check “temporary illness or physical disability” as the reason you are requesting an absentee ballot. You may request an absentee ballot as follows:
Applications for Absentee Ballots are available at your county board of elections.
You may also download a PDF version of the New York State Absentee Ballot Application Form. Upon completion, applications must be mailed, emailed or faxed to your county board no later than the seventh day before the election or delivered in person no later than the day before the election.
Recently the Retiree Fund sent information concerning the Social Security Benefit letters required to claim IRMAA reimbursement from the City of New York.
If you have not received your letter in the mail, you have two choices. One, you can call Social Security or visit a local office and request a copy; or, you can access the Message Center through your https://www.ssa.gov/myaccount/ Log in to your account, click on Message Center at the top. Click on "Your 2020 Medicare Premiums" to get a copy of the letter. Letters for previous years may be there - if they are, print the 2019 letter and save it for the IRMAA reimbursement. Please contact the Welfare Fund at 212-962-6061 should you need assistance on this or any other matter.
Suspended TDA RMD's for 2020:
The CARES Act has suspended Required Minimum Distributions for 2020 for defined-contribution plans like TRS' TDA Program. RMDs would normally be paid to certain retired members with TDA accounts and TDA Beneficiary (TDAB) members, but no distribution will be required in 2020. By early May, TRS will contact affected members by letter to explain the suspension and to communicate the amount that they would have been required to receive as an RMD; that amount is not eligible for direct rollover in 2020.
EVENTS - SAVE THE DATES:
ALL EVENTS ARE CANCELLED
Medicare Workshop - Fri, April 3, 2020 at 10:00 am
Plainview Old Bethpage Library, 999 Old Country Road
Bethpage, NY 11803 -- CANCELLED
If you would like to attend, email Renee Shulman
CLICK BELOW TO DOWNLOAD AND PRINT RESERVATION FORMS:
Nassau County Museum Exhibit "Blue" - Wed, April 29, 2020
Winery Tour - Wed, May 6, 2020
Three Long Island East End Wineries
Payment Due by April 16, 2020
Gift: Souvenir Wine Glass
General Membership Meeting - Tues, May 19, 2020
Plainview Old Bethpage Library - CANCELLED
Lunch at 12 Noon - Program at 12:45 pm
Annual Luncheon - Tues, June 9, 2020
The Crest Hollow Country Club
Payment due by May 29, 2020
"LIVE LIFE TO THE FULLEST"
Click below to download and print the application form to become a member of the Long Island Retiree Unit and/or Cultural and Educational Program Subsidy form
Membership dues must be paid to receive the CSA Cultural and Educational Subsidy
COUNCIL OF SCHOOL SUPERVISORS AND ADMINISTRATORS
Mark Cannizzaro – President Henry Rubio – Executive Vice President Rosemarie Sinclair – First Vice President
Retiree Chapter Officers
Gayle Lockett, Retiree Chapter Chair
Joseph Rosenberg, Executive Vice Chair
John Oricchio, Second Vice Chair
Stanley Wilson, Treasurer
Janice Imundi, Secretary