OCTOBER 2015 NEWSLETTER
Hello Members and Friends!
October 21, 2015 brought us back home to home base at OLD BERMUDA INN. Our Monthly basket was
provided by Michele Baialardo & Mary Traina who along with their teen crew and team of walkers arrived
safely home from The AVON 39 Walk this past weekend! Their basket stayed true to their mission filled with
pink products and a $450. gift card to Marshalls and after tallying $127 in donations was WON BY DAWN
The Monthy CHARITY RAFFLE brought in an even $400, after Mike topped the original $390 with an extra
Hamilton! We had a FIRST TIME WINNER in PATRICE CANNAVO and she was thrilled to share $200 with
AUTISM SPEAKS autismspeaks.org which happened to be one of our guest speakers AND $200 to CAMP
GOOD GRIEF campgoodgriefsi.org a camp for grieving children that our devoted and longtime member
Linda Steinman operates along with her husband Irwin.
I’m sure the moment you’re all reading along for though is the tally of our INTERNATIONAL GALA!
DRUMROLL PLEASE! We Profited a total of just under $9,500! While we didn’t beat last year, due to an
increase in expenses such as valet parking, and room rental base rate increase, we are still thrilled with our
2nd result. Our 3rd annual will surely be one not to miss! We have already taken many reflections and
attentions for improving even more! Next month we will produce an agenda of ideas on how we will earmark
the funds to be distributed to our Community! Giving after all is What “WE DO!”
HALLOWEEN OF COURSE! Our 2 fabulous parties have taken place and were a SCREAMING success. Special Thanks to ALL Volunteers and Donors! The MARINERS HARBOR PARTY had about 50, 12 and under guests. Everyone enjoyed pizza, face painting, dance contests, and of course FREE COSTUMES! Evelyn’s Project Hospitality Party had a crowd of 9-15 y/o aged guests and all showed
each other a Fabulous night of
Festive fun, food, face paint,
pumpkin decorating and FREE
Costumes as well!
We are planning Upcoming
OUR DOLLARS FOR BOWLING
LAVELLE PREP will be the recipients of our BOWLING fundrasier funds. We have
proposed a BEST ATTENDANCE contest for the 6th and 7th grade. the contest ends on OCT. 30 and the Top attendance from
each grade will enjoy an Afternoon of bowling with lunch provided by SIGC!
TEACHERS CLOSET PROJECT
We have chosen 2 very deserving
schoolteachers to receive $500 worth of supplies delivered straight to their classroom to ease the out of pocket costs that they endure to smoothly run a classroom. Our first recipient was
Ms.Steffensen a 3rd grade teacher at P.S.31 and Mrs. Levine at P.S.78. Once we hear back about the grants we have applied for,
we will choose more teachers. Do you know a TEACHER in NEED? LET US KNOW!
SPEAKERS IN THE HOUSE!
WE HAD TWO VERY INFORMATIVE
SPEAKERS THIS MONTH! SUSAN FIORENTINO GAVE US AN EYE OPENING EDUCATION ON AUTISM STATISTICS HERE ON S.I. AND THEIR
GOOD WORKS IN PROVIDING IPADS TO AUTISTIC CHILDREN SO THEY CAN COMMUNICATE IN SCHOOL AND AT HOME. YOU CAN READ MORE AT WWW.AUTISMSPEAKS.ORG.
WE ALSO HAD CAROL DIPAOLO
FROM ARCH CARE TELL HOW WE CAN EASE OUR SENIOR LOVED ONES LIVES AND ENABLE THEM TO HAVE
MEDICAL CARE AND DAY CARE AT THE PACE PROGRAM, AND ALSO BE PROVIDED NUMEROUS OTHER
SERVICES IN ORDER TO EASE THE DAILY COST OF LIVING. SERVICES FOR SOCIALIZATION, STAYING
ACTIVE AND FINE TUNED CAN BE PROVIDED. TAKE A TOUR OR ASK QUESTIONS @ 718-407-2920.
OUR GIVING CIRCLE will
proudly receive recognition
awards NEXT MONTH!
OUR GOOD WORKS will
be commended and celebrated !
We would LOVE for you to
NOV. 5, 2015 11:30 $65PP
OLD BERMUDA INN
SERVICES, INC .
NOV. 8-14 WEIGHT
WATCHERS FOOD DRIVE
WW COLLECTING FOR
OUR PANTRIES!! DROP
OFF AT EITHER
NOV. 12, 2015 6PM $30PP
ALL SAINTS EPISCOPAL
2329 VICTORY BLVD.
OUR VERY OWN
DEACON PAUL KOSINSKI
WILL ALSO BE SWORN IN
AT THIS EVENT!
IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO
ATTEND EITHER EVENT
BEFORE NOV. 1, 2015!
NOV. 14, 2015
A HOLIDAY BAZZAR!
CURRENTLY LOOKING FOR
VENDORS $40 PER TABLE
$75 FOR 2 TABLES. (TABLES AND CHAIRS PROVIDED)
CALL GAIL @ 718-351-3667 TO
NOV 18, 2015 7PM OLD BERMUDA INN: MONTHLY MEETING
NOV 19: SHOPPING NIGHT AT
FLEUR DE LIS 86 PAGE AVE 10% OF SALES BACK TO SIGC
DEC. 3, 2015: CHRISTMAS PARTY FOR CHILDREN FROM LOS PROMOTORES GROUP @ ST. PHILIPS BAPTIST CHURCH
77 BENNETT ST.
DECEMBER 13 : SI GIVING CIRCLE HOLIDAY BRUNCH $40 PP. OLD BERMUDA INN
FLYER AND DETAILS TO FOLLOW
~ADOPT A PANTRY -WE
AWARDED BOTH MEALS ON
WHEELS AND ASSUMPTION OF
ST. PAULS $500 FOR THEIR
~OUR FRIENDS @ SARATOGA
GIVING CIRCLE CELEBRATE
THEIR 10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY
A GALA ON NOV 28, 2015 WILL BE HELD AND WE ARE ALL INVITED! SOME OF OUR S.I. SOROPTOMIST FRIENDS WILL BE ATTENDING ALSO.
FOR INFORMATION ON HOW TO ATTEND CONTACT RON
DEUTSCH @ MKD67@AOL.COM
RON IS A NATIVE STATEN
ISLANDER WHO NOW RESIDES IN SARATOGA AND HAS BUILT AN AMAZING ‘GOOD WORKS’
~DAWN CASALE WILL NOW BE
DWIGHT’S SIDEKICK AND KEEP
OUR MEMBER DIRECTORY UP TO DATE. YOU CAN EMAIL DAWN @ MERITLADY@AOL.COM IF YOU
WOULD LIKE TO BE ADDED TO
OUR TALENT PAGE !
~MICHELE YACOVELLO HAS
RECENTLY BEEN CONTRIBUTING
OUR LARGE STASH OF BOOKS TO SILVER LAKES CARE CENTER, A NEW LOCATION.
A Poem Dedicated to the Staten Island Giving Circle By Dwight Owens
Giving doesn’t always require money cause time and effort are free.
Giving doesn’t require a resume; it doesn’t require a college degree.
Giving means sacrifice; it’s unselfish and it’s kind.
Giving can mean being a mentor; It’s not meant for those that whine.
Giving shows compassion; It can mean to serve or to volunteer.
But it has to be from the heart; it has to be sincere.
I give because God gave me a 2nd chance at life; It’s my destination.
I owe it all to him as part of my salvation.
I give to help save lives and to give others hope.
I don’t ever want people to be depressed or to sit around and mope.
I give because I literally get chills when I see others smile.
No matter what I’m going through, their joy makes everything worthwhile.
You should give because it could help someone else heal.
That could mean just listening to someone or providing a meal.
You should give because you didn’t get where you are by yourself.
No matter how successful you are, at some point you received someone else’s help.
You should give because it’s simply the right thing to do.
No matter what or how you give, I show my appreciation to you.
If you haven’t been a giver, then start doing it today.
Accidents happen; you may need the same help one day.
No matter how bad your situation may be, there is always someone worse.
It would be wise not to always do it for payback or to be reimbursed.
I’m impressed with the Giving Circle; I’m sure I’m not alone!
Thank you for making a difference; I encourage you to give on.