TA business is hardly a secret
Re: Letter, “TA election is just politics as usual,” letter, T&V, Mar. 10
Why in the world did an anonymous letter writer choose the STPCV Tenants Association’s announcement of its annual election as an occasion to attack the organization? And why suggest that the election is not “fair and open” when the announcement of open nominations and an invitation to all qualified (over 18 and dues-paying) residents to submit their names and resumes for consideration was announced in this newspaper as well as via blast email and posted in the lobby of every building?And isn’t it ironic that a writer claiming the TA is less than open chooses to be “name withheld?”
To answer a couple of Name Withheld’s questions: The totally unsecret name of the TA’s chair is Kevin Farrelly. He was elected to that post by the Board following last year’s election. (The full election results were reported in T&V and posted on our website.)
At the same time, Susan Steinberg, who had been chair, was elected to be president, replacing John Marsh, who chose not to continue in the post. Name Withheld asks “who exactly are the directors?” They are listed on our letterhead and if he/she has ever attended a Tenants Association meeting for all residents, he/she should recall that each board member is introduced and stands up at every meeting.
As to why some board members are re-elected every four years, perhaps not surprisingly, there aren’t a whole lot of residents eager to give up many unpaid hours a week of their private time to look after the interests of their neighbors. And regarding the complaint that he/she never hears from any board members but Ms. Steinberg: like most well-run organizations ours has a spokesperson and she is it. However, I am, for Name Withheld’s information…
Soni Holman Fink, PCV
Member of the ST-PCV TA Board of Directors
Thanks, T&V and readers
Dear Ms. Mollot,
On behalf of the patients and staff at Mount Sinai Beth Israel, I want to thank you and all your contributors for making this year’s toy drive such a success.
The generosity of your subscribers, friends and neighbors was terrific; over 250 gifts were donated, and we are so grateful. Mount Sinai Beth Israel values its neighbors; local donor support and you and your organization are prime examples of how, working together, we can make a difference in the lives of children and families who otherwise might not have had a truly “happy holiday.”
We here at Mount Sinai Beth Israel wish you all a happy New Year. Again, many thanks.
Bonnie Robbins, Ph.D.,
Coordinator, Children and Family Services
Mount Sinai Beth Israel