March 4, 2017
CONNETQUOT TEACHERS ASSOCIATION HONORED AT SUFFOLK COUNTY BAR ASSOCIAITON DINNER
Representing the Connetquot community at the Bar Association Dinner are: (standing
l-r) Chris Dolce (CTA-VP), Diane Boyle (Bosti Building Rep), Ellen Perz (CTA Treasurer), Lauralee Flynn (RMS Building Rep), Beth Caiola (Duffield Building Rep), Laura Getman (Idle Hour Building Rep); (seated) Milynn Augulis (Connetquot BOE Trustee) and Anthony Felicio, Jr. (CTA President)
Bohemia, NY --- On March 2nd the Connetquot Teachers Association (CTA) was honored at the Cohalan Cares for Kids dinner, hosted by the Suffolk County Bar Association in Hauppauge. CTA President Anthony Felicio, Jr. and members of the association’s executive board were on hand for this special recognition. Representing the membership of the CTA Felicio accepted the award for the association’s consistent support of the Suffolk County Children’s Center at the Cohalan Court Complex in Central Islip.
“On behalf of the members of the CTA I want to express my gratitude to the EAC (Education & Assistance Corporation) & the Cohalan Children's Center for recognizing the contributions of Connetquot’s professional educators. It will be an honor for me to share this plaque with the CTA membership,” said Felicio. The CTA President went on to say that “… whatever and whenever the Cohalan Center is in need, you have our number. Give us a call and we will do what we can to make it happen.” Felicio also thanked the CTA board members who were able to attend the dinner, as well as the entire membership for its contributions for the youngsters at the Children’s Center
The Cohalan Children’s Center provides a safe environment for youngsters while their families are involved in court proceedings. For the past 10 years, Connetquot teachers have supplied children’s books, clothing, toys, healthy snacks, bottled water and fruit juices, tissues and paper towels to be used by the youngsters at the Children’s Center. When the youngsters leave the Children’s Center they take with them coats, hats gloves and books to share at home with their siblings. The Children’s Center is open 5 days per week, from 9 A.M. to 1 P.M. Last year the center serviced over 1,500 children. State Senator John J. Flanagan recently arranged for the center to receive a NYState financial grant to extend the current hours.
Ms. Andrea Ramos-Topper, EAC Regional Director, presents the award to CTA President Anthony Felicio, Jr.
CTA President Anthony Felicio, Jr. (far right) addresses members of the Suffolk Bar Association to thank them for the recognition, and to pledge continued support for the Children’s Center at the Cohalan Court Complex.
photos by Joseph Maniaci