The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others. 

 

— Mahatma Gandhi

 

 

 

 

COUNCIL OF AUXILIARIES

 

PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE

 

Dear Friends,

As we see the days getting longer, a little bit each day, we know spring is on its way.  As our bulbs get ready to pop, so are our spring activities at CP.

No matter whether you are a member of Council, an Auxiliary or Association, you are all invited to partake in any and all events. 

First up, is Plainedge’s Chinese Auction to be held on March 12th at Kwong Ming Restaurant in Wantagh (my personal favorite).  You’ll enjoy good food and lots of items to bid on. 

This will be followed up with their always successful fashion show on April 10th at the Fox Hollow Country Club in Woodbury.  It’s been a long time since we’ve been there, so we’re all looking forward to it. 

North Valley Stream is doing their annual Nite @ the Races on March 23rd at the American Legion Hall in Massapequa.  Their events always raise a lot of money.  This event sells out fast so get your tickets now.

Merrick is doing their quarterly New York Lottery.  Tickets are only $5.  Call Anita or Jay Borofsky at  (516) 378-7196.

Something, not new, but a volunteer favorite, is the Taste & Toast of the Town that has been changed to May 1st.  If you have not attended this event at the Chateau Briand, treat yourself to a great night.  Make sure you bring a designated driver as the wine flows all night long.  The food is provided by approximately 30 famous Long Island restaurants.  This is gourmet all the way.  Whatever your heart’s desire, it will be there.  The dessert buffet is fabulous so forget the diet that night!  Gifts galore and a variety of raffle tickets are available now. 

Remember donations are always appreciated.  Our efforts this year provides funding for the amazing MOVE (Mobility Opportunities Via Education) program.  The cost of the equipment used in this program is $4,000 per unit, so anything you can donate will be appreciated.  The change in our consumers using MOVE is beautiful to see.  It will bring tears to your eyes and fill your heart with joy.

I’m looking forward to meeting you at one of our events.

If you would like contact information on any of the above events, please refer to the following Council and Auxiliary Calendar of Events.  Thank you!

Sincerely yours in CP,

Mary Lou Zizzo
President, Council of Auxiliaries

 

 

 

About the Council of Auxiliaries

 

Council of Auxiliaries is a dedicated volunteer group of women, men and teens in Nassau County who have a commitment to bettering the lives of those with developmental disabilities through fund raising, membership recruitment and public awareness. Auxiliaries host a variety of fund raising events throughout the year. Volunteers are needed to work on committees. Creative opportunities also exist to develop new and interesting fund raising avenues. We are a diverse group of individuals of varied backgrounds and ages with several community- based auxiliaries who would welcome your participation.

Council Events

 

UPCOMING MEETINGS & EVENTS • 2019

COUNCIL CALENDAR OF EVENTS

June 18, 2019  –  11:00 am

Council of Auxiliaries Meeting
CP Nassau Auditorium
380 Washington Avenue, Roosevelt, NY 11575
Program and refreshments

(For more information on the above event, please call the
Council Office at (516) 378-2000, ext. 220)

 

AUXILIARY CALENDAR OF EVENTS

FEBRUARY

Merrick Auxiliary
February Lottery
Contact: Jay Borofsky  (516) 378-7196

MARCH

Plainedge Auxiliary
March 12, 2019
Chinese Auction
Kwong Ming Restaurant
3342 Jerusalem Ave., Wantagh, NY 11793
Admittance – $35
Contact:  Janet Wetzel  (631) 841-0362

North Valley Stream Auxiliary
March 23, 2019
Nite @ the Races
American Legion Hall
66 Veterans Blvd., Massapequa, NY 11758
Admittance:  $35 (includes food, beer/wine/soda)
Contact:  Christian Mannino  (516) 236-5910

APRIL

Plainedge Auxiliary
April 10, 2019
Marcy Lyn Tunick Dinner/Fashion Show
Fox Hollow Country Club
7725 Jericho Tpke. Woodbury, NY 11797
Admittance:  $65
Contact:  Iris Alessi (516) 541-7411

MAY

Merrick Auxiliary
Stay At Home Mother’s Day Tea
Contact:  Anita Borofsky (516) 378-7196

JUNE

Merrick Auxiliary
June Lottery
Contact:  Jay Borofsky (516) 378-7196

Membership

 

Auxiliaries host a variety of fund raising events throughout the year. Volunteers are needed to work on committees. Creative opportunities also exist to develop new and interesting fund raising avenues. We are a diverse group of individuals of varied backgrounds and ages with several community- based auxiliaries who would welcome your participation.

 

Please contact Lois Boyle, Council of Auxiliaries at 516 378-2000 ext.220 for information on joining CP Nassau’s Council of Auxiliaries.

 

Member Reflections

 

Reflections of members experiences…..

 

Senior Reflection – Iris
“Expand your social life by opening your opportunity to enjoy the camaraderie of new friends. I believe keeping active both mentally and physically enables me to live a happier and healthier life while contributing to the needs of others. I have enjoyed a tremendous sense of accomplishment while participating in a meaningful activity.”

 

Junior League Reflection – Monica
“As a mother of young children, I want the very best for them. I hope and pray every day they will reach their full potential. I think every child should be given that opportunity. Being involved with CP Nassau and the Center in Roosevelt is my way of making it possible for those with developmental disabilities to achieve that goal.”

 

Teens for CP Reflection – Ariella
“I am so fortunate to have been involved with this program at such a young age. The opportunity to work one-on-one as a “buddy” with young people who have physical challenges in a host of sport activities such as Buddy Baseball, Buddy Bowling will never grow old for me. I, along with many other teens, look forward to every event. I can’t help but feel good inside because I know how much my buddies enjoy these activities. My involvement shaped who I am and makes me appreciate life more fully.”