Superintendent of Schools' Message to the Community
Exhilarated. Energized. Enthused! A month has gone by since I assumed the superintendency of the Great Neck Public Schools. As I pause to reflect upon my first August in Great Neck, those words immediately come to mind. Add: welcomed, appreciated, impressed, helped, informed, challenged --- and thankful. Most particularly, I am thankful for the opportunity to serve this fine community in a career role that for me is the most exciting and rewarding one I can imagine. I have been told that the superintendency is the hardest job in public education today. Perhaps . . . but it's also the best one! (At least, for me). I'm thankful also for the multitude of genuinely warm, welcoming, and appreciative greetings extended by so many members of our school community.
North Hempstead Establishes Domestic Partner Registry
With practically no opposition, the Town of North Hempstead became the first town in Nassau County to establish a domestic partnership registry. The unanimous 6-0 vote (with only Councilman Angelo Ferrara absent) came at the town's Aug. 31 meeting, where close to two dozen speakers supported the registry and only one spoke fully in opposition. The resolution, which was sponsored by Councilman Wayne Wink, is intended to provide North Hempstead residents with greater access to health insurance benefits, hospital visitation rights and other family benefits.
Special Olympics Honors GN Minuteman Press
Fund-raising and seeking donations from large corporations and small businesses for not-for-profit organizations is challenging, and sometimes it is unpredictable from year to year. Disappointments spring up, but when you persevere and goals are realized, the work is quite satisfying and rewarding.
Tennis Pro Litwin Boosts Hope for USA in World Team Championships
Seeking to defend the Austria Cup that the USA team won last year in Turkey, the United States Tennis Association has selected Great Neck tennis professional and mental training coach Bob Litwin as a member of the 2004 squad. The USA will compete in this year's Austria Cup international tennis competition for 55 and over in Philadelphia Sept. 13-18. The competition is the senior version of Davis Cup. Many of the world's top senior players will be competing on the grass at the legendary Philadelphia Cricket Club to determine the world team champions.
'A Proud Moment!'