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Citizens United for Brookhaven Future
Member of Board of Directors since organization was founded.
Citizen Watchdog program,
investigations of corruption,
protests against the Ash Fill,
illegal sand-mining near Bald Hill, etc.
Recently, I was elected as Interim Chair,
Tom Oberle had to step down due to Grucci slap-suit.
However, organization is inactive, awaiting his return.
Civic Groups -- websites and internet support
Now providing pro bono web support
for ABCO's petition drive for Councilmanic Districts.
Website/internet advisor to Ratepayers Against the LIPA Bailout,
Citizens' Advisory Panel,
and Initiative for Competetive Energy
Longwood School District
Appointed to Technology Task Force in 1995
Helped develop Technology Plan
(Adopted by school board, bond issue approved by voters.)
Liason to BNL/DOE Office of Educational Programs, in connection with support agreement.
consultations from several experts, at no cost to district.
Negotiated agreement with
Suffolk County Community College
for student interns
(to assist district with its computer and network upgrades).
Districtwide Facilities Task Force - community member (1995-6)
-- determined needs for handicapped access, fire alarms and intercoms,
lunch program support, etc.
Facilities Task Force - community member (1994-5)
-- prioritized repair work to roofs, boilers, etc.;
Bicentennial Planning Committee - community member (1975-76).
North Shore Montessori School
Trustee, elected to three terms on Board of Directors.
Public Relations Officer & Press Liason; Historian; Site Search Cmte; Equipment Purchase Cmte.
Brookhaven County Charter Commission
Appointed by Brookhaven Town Board.
Served as member and secretary of
Legislative & Executive Committee
Also served on Planning & Environment committee
Long Island Forum for Technology (LIFT):
Advisory Board Member, Program committee
High School Science Bowl (Nassau & Suffolk:)
Judge for many
TV broadcasts from WLIW.
Civil Air Patrol (USAF Auxilary)
Served on Northeast Region HQ staff (Mineola).
Instructor for cadet training programs.
Helped prepare cadet survey, designed and implemented computer processing of results.
Field Days, Emergency Preparedness drills
Radio Relay to overseas soldiers, etc.
Community Theatre Groups
Served as Director, Actor, Producer, Stage Manager, Technical Crews, etc.
in dozens of theatrical productions with various groups, e.g.:
BNL Theatre Group,
Poets' Repertory Company.
Boy Scouts of America
JASM on National Jamboree Troop (1960);
ASM T 233, Queens (1962);
SM T 79, Yaphank (1970);
Founding SM T 433, Middle Island (1975);
Unit Commissioner to several troops and packs
Merit Badge Counsellor (Swimming, Computers, Environmental Science).
Webelos Den Co-Leader, Pack 123, Middle Island (1992-94).
Society of American Magicians
Organized annual Xmas Magic Shows for children
at Mather and St. Charles Hospitals.
Performed "close-up" Magic for invalid senior citizens.
Counselor for "The Imps"
(focusing on disadvantaged children in NYC).
Boy Scouts of America & Order of the Arrow
Numerous community service projects,
including soup kitchens in Patchogue,
Memorial Day wreaths at Calverton,
holiday toy drive,
helping non-ambulatory patients,
fire-prevention, conservation programs,
construction of play area.
Alpha Phi Omega (National Service Fraternity)
Various elected offices, including First Vice President,
Kappa Beta Chapter;
As Service Chairman, I initiated and managed several
community service projects, including:
Toys for Tots,
Books for Asian Students,
Used Book Exchange,
Student Information Center,
Student Movie showings,
Area Cleanup programs.
Delegate to Greater New York Chapters; elected Chairman of citywide organization in 1964;
Presidential Representative to petitioning group
at SUNY/Stony Brook.
Citizens United for Brookhaven Future (see above)
Helped expose environmental impacts,
damage to sole-source aquifer,
flooding of nearby homes, and other consequences of
the illegal sand-mining on Bald Hill.
Worked against unsafe Ash Fill proposal for Town Dump at Yaphank.
Opposed expansion of compost facility in East Moriches.
ENVIRONMENTAL ACTIVITIES, ETC.
Smith Pond Homewners Association
Particpated in Merokee Pond project.
Advisor on de-silting program to protect the aquifer.
Joint petitioning with SPLASH for preservation of
and related issues.
Nassau Environmental Wetlands Society
Advised the officers on water flow issues.
Computer assistance for classifying and recording flora and fauna.
Internet assistance for tracking migratory bird populations.
Treasure Island Camp (see above)
As Nature & Campcraft Director for several years,
I constantly instilled an appreciative awareness
of nature and ecological cycles,
which inspired many young campers
to participate voluntarily in conservation projects.
(Programs I developed were used for many years afterwards.)
Organized voluntary river cleanups
after canoe trips
on Toms, Housatonic, Delaware Rivers.
Animal rescue project, Bedell Creek, Oceanside.
Boy Scouts of America (including Order of the Arrow)
Fire Island nature walks and Great South Bay ice crossing;
Bird study project at Mashomack Preserve
Organized the Carman's River Cleanup Project (T79, Yaphank; early 1970s).
Restoration of Idlewild lowlands (T233, Queens; late 1950s)
Numerous conservation, ecology projects,
and Firebreak maintenance at
Ten Mile River Scout Camp.
For Soil & Water Conservation badge,
I rerouted TMR trails, installed eroision checkdams
BNL Mountain Club
Founding member and officer.
Arranged and/or participated in many excursions,
whitewater canoeing; spelunking in West Virginia;
ice climbing on Athabasca Glacier, Alberta;
snow camping on Mt. Olympus, Wa;
and two solar eclipses (NC in 1968, NS in 1972).
Visited and/or camped in
49 states, 10 provinces, 25 countries.
Archaeological Studies (amateur), including
Mystic, CT (1997),
Tel Maresha, Israel (Dec. 1995),
Luxor and Karnak, Egypt (Jan. 1996),
Ponca Indian site at Redbird, NE (1983),
Viking landing site at Long Range, Newfoundland (1977),
Chaco Canyon, NM and Walnut Canyon, AZ (1965, 1969)
BNL and ASEE
research papers and mathematical modelling
for atmospheric chemistry in turbulence,
long-range sulfate/nitrate transport & washout,
acid rain phenomena,
conservation strategies and
energy-budget projections for EPA.
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