New Jersey group ‘growing fast’

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Mature women sit at table and share a meal

Members always pack the Forsgate Country Club for the annual luncheon.

Judy Rosenstein is “excited” about the challenges facing her as the new leader of the RTC’s New Jersey Section and about “pulling together” as many of the 4,750 UFT retirees living in New Jersey as she can. “With 55-and-over communities springing up all over the state,” she pointed out, “we are growing fast.”

A former chapter leader at Fort Hamilton HS in Brooklyn, Rosenstein is well-suited for the challenge and already has activities planned statewide, starting with a tour of the Yogi Berra Museum in Montclair on Sept 20. October will be busy with a tour and book review in the Morven Museum in Princeton on Oct. 16 and the annual luncheon at the Forsgate Country Club in Monroe on Oct. 28. The luncheon, she said, is “a wonderful way to connect with other retirees” and to catch up on union developments. On Oct. 30, there will be a meeting about the UFT legal plan at the Fort Lee Recreation Center.

The National Kidney Foundation will conduct a seminar on Nov. 21 at the Monroe Library, a new site this year.

Classes in acrylic painting, mah-jongg and canasta are held at the Monmouth County Library in Manalapan, and there is chair yoga and a book club at the Minnie Veal Community Center in Edison. Retiree Fran Gunther, a member of the acrylic class, recently won an award at a community art show.
Founded in 1988, the New Jersey Section keeps retirees informed through emails and articles in the New York Teacher. To become active, email or call Rosenstein at 908-753-0013.

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