WHY YOU SHOULD BE CONCERNED ABOUT A 2017 NYS CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION

In November 2017, NYS citizens will be asked to vote on whether there should be a Constitutional Convention. There are many wealthy people in this state who will spare no amount of expense or effort to influence change to our constitution, that will alter the balance of power and threaten rights that are guaranteed in our current constitution. Some of those rights include:

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EDUCATORS MUST REGISTER WITH THE NYSED TEACH SYSTEM

As a part of the 2015 Education Transformation Act, beginning July 1, 2016, all permanently or professionally certified teachers or educational leaders and Level III teaching assistant certificate holders will be required to register with SED in the month of his/her birth. This registration process will be done using the State Education Department's TEACH system. These certificate holders will be required to register every five (5) years thereafter. There is no fee for registration unless the certificate holder fails to complete the process by his/her deadline.

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RC 10 FALL LUNCHEON & WELCOME TO NEW RETIREES

Come welcome our new teacher and SRP retirees at the fall luncheon which will be held at Longfellows, 500 Union Avenue, Saratoga. Our guest speaker will be Dr. Don Levy, director of the prestigious Siena College Political Research Institute. His presentation will include state and national polling trends, the status of the political candidates, and other relevant topics relating to this important and exciting Presidential election.

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PRE-RETIREMENT SEMINAR

On Saturday, October 29, from 8 am to 2 pm, a Pre-Retirement Seminar will be held at NYSUT Headquarters for active teachers and SRPs within Election District 10. The seminar will be hosted as a collaborative effort by Election District 10 and Retiree Council 10. Representatives from the New York State Teachers' Retirement System; the New York State Employees Retirement System; NYSUT Member Benefits; and Feldman, Kramer & Monaco, P.C., speaking on legal considerations, will present pertinent information to future retirees.
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RC 10 NOVEMBER LUNCHEON

Come join Retiree Council 10 Board of Directors On November 15th at NYSUT Headquarters, 800 Troy Schenectady Road, Latham. Lunch will begin at 11:45 at a cost of $5.

David Keefe, President of the Board of the New York State Teachers Retirement System, will be a special guest of RC 10. Mr. Keefe is the retired teacher representative on the Board, elected to his position by NYSTRS retirees. He became president of the Board in Juy 2016. He chairs the Executive and Retired Members committees and serves on the Compensation, Disability Review, Ethics and Investment Committees.

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