The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.
— Mahatma Gandhi
COUNCIL OF AUXILIARIES
The beautiful fall season is upon us, and we are already geared up for a full and fun season.
First up was a Comedy Night held at Governor’s in Levittown sponsored by the Merrick Auxiliary. There were laughs, lovely raffle baskets and a 50/50 cash prize. In October, Merrick also held a Pasta Dinner with entertainment by singer Sal Manzo at Gino’s of Bellmore. Standards and Italian favorites made for an enjoyable time. The North Valley Stream Auxiliary was busy too. They held their annual Fashion Show and Membership Dinner at Verdi’s of Westbury. Guests were treated to fashions by Alta Moda and Tsontas Furs plus an appearance by Rossella Rago, author of Cooking with Nonna.
Fast forward to Thanksgiving weekend, November 24, 25 and 26, and plan on attending the Annual Festival of Trees at the Cradle of Aviation. This event is always a fun time for the entire family.
On Friday, December 8, Council is holding its Holiday Luncheon and Boutique Sale at Milleridge Inn Cottage. The new owners have generously held the cost for this event for us while improving on the venue.
We ask for your continued support by attending auxiliary and council functions and by your donations. Remember, 100% of every dollar raised goes directly to CP Nassau.
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.
UPCOMING MEETINGS & EVENTS • FALL 2017
December 5, 2017 – Holiday Elves Shopping Spree
CP Nassau Auditorium
380 Washington Avenue
Roosevelt, NY 11575
December 8, 2017 – Milleridge Inn Holiday Luncheon
Milleridge Inn Cottage – 11:00 am
585 North Broadway
Jericho, NY 11753
December 12, 2017 – Council Meeting & Holiday Party
CP Nassau Auditorium – 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
380 Washington Avenue, Roosevelt, NY 11575
(For more information on the above events, please call the Council Office at (516) 378-2000, ext. 220)
AUXILIARY CALENDAR OF EVENTS
Merrick Auxiliary – September 24th
Comedy Night – Governors, Levittown
Contact: Louise DeLuca – 516-797-2598
North Valley Stream Auxiliary – September 27th
Membership Dinner/ Fashion Show – Verdi’s, Westbury
Contact: Laura Mannino – 516-885-6940
Merrick Auxiliary – October 3rd
Italian Pasta Night – Gino’s, Bellmore
Contact: Micki Saracino – 516-868-5518
UPCOMING EVENTS – DATES TO BE ANNOUNCED
North Valley Stream – T/B/A
Night at the Races
Contact: Barbara Tavella – 516-487-0831
Plainedge Auxiliary – T/B/A
Membership Luncheon –
Contact: Jackie Bromberg – 631-320-3086
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.
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.”