November Monthly Meeting:
State Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins: What Albany Has in Store for White Plains
The November Meeting will be held on Tuesday, November 15, 2016 at 7:30 pm at Education House, 5 Homeside Lane, White Plains, NY. (NOTE: This meeting is scheduled for the 3rd Tuesday to avoid an Election Day conflict.) The Guest Speaker will be NY State Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins, who will reveal "How Developments in Albany Impact White Plains Residents."
Senator Stewart-Cousins earned her B.S. and her Masters of Public Administration from Pace University. Before entering public service, she worked in sales and marketing for New York Telephone/AT&T and also worked as a reporter and teacher, then served for a decade as a Westchester County Legislator. She was first elected to the State Senate in 2006 and currently represents Greenburgh, part of White Plains, part of New Rochelle, part of Yonkers and Scarsdale.
In 2012, Senator Stewart-Cousins was elected Leader of the Senate Democratic Conference, becoming the first female leader of a legislative conference in New York State history. Ms. Stewart-Cousins has always espoused the values of empathy, empowerment and civic engagement. These values, along with her strong belief in advocating for the underserved and championing the needs of working families, have distinguished her as a trailblazer in local and State government.
Before Senator Stewart-Cousins' presentation, Thomas Osbeck, a Keller Williams Realty Salesperson, will talk briefly about an idea he has been working on that he describes as "a grass roots concept centered around neighborhood safety and connectivity with residents."
The meeting is open to the public -- bring your friends and neighbors -- and will start promptly at 7:30 pm. Light refreshments will be served.
Senator Stewart-Cousins is a dynamic, informative speaker, so come early to get a good seat, catch Tom Osbeck's intriguing idea, and allow for audience participation and networking.
WPCNA Election News.
The election for 2017 WPCNA officers will be held at our December 13 meeting. The Nominating Committee consists of volunteers Howard Waldman, Gary Klein, and Fran Jones as Chair.
Please let Fran and the Nominating Committee know if you'd like to throw your hat in the ring to serve the greater White Plains community as a WPCNA Board member. These unpaid, volunteer positions involve some work and much fun.
1. Annual WPCNA dues for 2016 are still only $25. Neighborhood association delegates should bring a check payable to WPCNA to the meeting. One check per association.
2. 2016 Meeting Schedule 1/12/2016, 2/9/2016, 3/8/2016, 4/12/2016, 5/10/2016, 6/14/2016, 9/13/2016, 10/18/2016, 11/15/2016, 12/13/2016. All meetings are second Tuesdays, except 10/18/2016 and 11/15/2016 which are third Tuesdays.
3. The Minutes of the October 18, 2016 meeting can be read online or downloaded in PDF format. We will not distribute paper copies at the meeting.
If you'd like to speak or have a suggestion for a future WPCNA meeting, please let us know.