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From May 11 to 20, 2017, RC10 sponsored a trip to Ireland for its members, planned by Doug Porter and accomplished through Celtic Tours. 34 members and guests discovered the breathtaking scenery and culture of Eire.

With the help of our informative and entertaining guide/bus driver Terry O'Connor, we enjoyed the sights of much of southern Ireland, and stayed in 4 different cities. On the first day, we experienced a ride along Dundalk Bay to the Cooley Peninsula and Carlingford Lough. After a delicious dinner and an Irish breakfast the next morning, we departed for Belfast, which is in



RC 10 will hold another Joy Bear Workshop on Wednesday, June 7 from 10 am to 12 noon at NYSUT on Route 7 in Latham. Joy Bears are decorated teddy bears that are given to cancer patients to provide comfort as they undergo chemo treatment. It is the hope of the project to get dozens of bears decorated and delivered to cancer patients. This project only asks for your time. All materials are provided free of cost. You do not need to be a long time craft person to make a Joy Bear. Bring a friend or two to help us complete these much appreciated bears. To sign up, please contact Ann Cherney at ache



As per the Retiree Council 10 Constitution, the election for officers, delegates, and alternate delegates will be held on June 1 during the business meeting portion of the Spring General Membership Meeting that will start at 11:15, at Shaker Ridge Country Club, 802 Albany Shaker Road, Colonie. Members do not need to attend the luncheon that follows the business meeting in order to vote.

Below is the list of nominees for each position whose term of office is July 1, 2017, to June 30, 2020. Nominations will be accepted from the floor prior to the election. 

The nominations are:

President: David




Come along with RC 10 on a one-day trip at the peak of the foliage season to the Shelburne Museum located in Vermont's scenic Champlain Valley. This museum is one of the finest, most diverse and unconventional museums of art and Americana in New England. On the grounds there are over 30 buildings open with 21 beautiful gardens and the old side wheel steamboat Ticonderoga, just to name a few of the many attractions.

After spending the day touring the Museum, at 3:00 we will board the bus to move down the road to Shelburne Farms. Here we will have a guided tour of the Webb



You are invited to attend the sixteenth NYSUT Regional Conference for Retiree Council 10 on Wednesday, May 10, 2017 from 8:15 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. at the Albert Shanker Conference Center, NYSUT Headquarters, 800 Troy-Schenectady Road, Latham, NY.

A variety of workshops and speakers are planned for the event. The cost of $18.00 includes a Continental Breakfast and a Hot Buffet lunch.

The schedule will be as follows:

8:15-8:50 - Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:50-9:00 - Welcome Remarks

9:00-9:50 - Elizabeth Pivonka: Social Security Administration

9:55-10:15 - Break

10:15-11:15 - Steve Kramer


THIS TRIP IS FILLED. Enjoy a summer day at Glimmerglass listening to Porgy and Bess, George Gershwin’s classic “folk opera” that deals with the attempt of Porgy, a disabled beggar, to create a home for himself and Bess, a young woman whose troubled past threatens to consume her present. Porgy and Bess is one of the pillars of the American opera repertory, with unforgettable melodies including “Summertime,” “Bess, You Is My Woman Now,” and “I Got Plenty o’ Nuttin.” The buffet lunch will be at the Otesaga Hotel. UPSTATE TRAVEL will pick up at Wilton Mall by left side of Dick’s by light pole 2 at



The Annual Spring Luncheon will be at the Shaker Ridge Country Club (802 Albany Shaker Road in Colonie, near the Albany County Airport). The noon luncheon will be preceded by a business meeting at 11:15 am. The highlight will be the celebration of the RC 10 scholarship winners and RC 10 honorees. Entrée selections will be Turkey Breast, Sliced Roast Beef, or Baked Atlantic Salmon and will include salad, dessert, and coffee/tea. The price, including tax and gratuity, is $26. Please complete the reservation form below and send it with a non-refundable check payable to NYSUT Retiree Council 10



The Schalmont Teachers’ Association and Schenectady Federation of Teachers will be hosting an informative Constitutional Convention Forum on Tuesday, April 25, at 4 p.m., at Schalmont High School, Duanesburg Road, Schenectady, NY. Andy Palotta will be presenting facts about the fallout of a potential convention, and why we must vehemently oppose it. Please attend this important event and pass the word to others



THIS TRIP IS NOW FILLED! Join RC 10 and Alice Schielke for a captivating nine-night river cruise from Amsterdam, Holland, to Brussels, Belgium during Spring's magical tulip time. This cruise offers an exceptional mix of beautiful landscapes, UNESCO heritage cities, history, art and cultural connections. Enjoy a canal cruise and a guided tour of the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam. Visit the UNESCO city of Kinderdijk, where you'll visit a working windmill and tour the Dutch countryside. Feast your eyes upon a sea of tulips at the famed Keukenhof Gardens and visit a bulbgrower farm to learn about the



Dear Graduating Seniors:

NYSUT RC 10 is pleased to announce a $500 scholarship award for 2017 public high school graduating seniors pursuing a degree in education at either a two-year college transfer program or a four-year college. This scholarship award will be given to one qualified student from each of the four counties represented by RC 10 (Albany, Rensselaer, Saratoga, and Washington). Funds are paid at the end of the first semester of freshman year of college. Upon receipt of a successful fall semester transcript by March 15, 2018, funds will be issued directly to the scholarship