Earlier this week, I had the opportunity to meet with a group from the Monroe County School Boards Association as we considered solutions to rising costs with fewer resources. Pictured with me is John Piper, Penfield School Board Member, and Jeff Crane, West Irondequoit Superintendent.
On Saturday, April 2nd, Senator Robach had the opportunity to attend a 'Help Us Help Japan' fundraising event at the Danforth Community Center in Rochester. The event was organized by Boy Scout Troop and Pack 169 and all donations and proceeds went to the Japan relief efforts. Scouts collected bottles and cans and also visited with the Jr. ROTC Drill Team.
On Sunday, April 3rd, I had the opportunity to attend One Step Closer's Bowl-a-thon at Clover Lanes. Families took part in the event which raised money for the organization, which is dedicated for providing needy youth in the Rochester City Schools with a new pair of shoes for the new school year so they may start the year with pride. For more information, visit http://www.onestepcloser.org/.
Senator Robach is pictured here with board members Mildred Jordan-Reynolds and Cindy Becker.
On Thursday, April 13th, in honor of National Donate Life Month, the New York State Senate was joined by 11-year-old heart transplant survivor Lauren Shields. Senator Robach was proud to support life saving legislation passed by the Senate today. Bill S.3885 would increase the number of eligible and willing organ donors by requiring driver's license applicants to specifically indicate their donation decision. Also, Senator Robach took part in a special birthday celebration for Lauren along with his Senate colleagues.
On Friday, April 15th, Senator Robach visited with students at School No. 34 in Rochester. The Dr. Louis A. Cerulli School hosted its annual "Snuggle Up with a Good Book/Poem in Your Pocket Day". After talking with students and teachers, Senator Robach also visited with a fifth grade class.
On Saturday, April 30th, Senator Robach had the honor to take part in Opening Day festivities for Brighton Little League. This included a parade and post parade ceremony, where he spoke to all of the participants in this great program. It was great to meet a number of parents and ball players throughout the morning and afternoon. Senator Robach wish you all a successful 2011 Little League season! For more photos from this event, check out my facebook page, http://www.facebook.com/senatorjosepherobach.
The Hilton Lady Cadets lacrosse team is going pink for breast cancer awareness. The girls wore special pink jersey prior to Mother's Day for Breast Cancer Awareness. On Monday, May 16th, they will hold a special breast cancer awareness night when they take on Greece Arcadia/Olympia at 7:30. The team members are: Alex Bennett, Katrina Campbell, Shannen Drennon, Sam Ekiert, Danielle Endres, Anai Flanagan, Serena Gates, Bridget Hamlin, Leia Hayward, Sarah Johnson, Briana Kimble, Monica Messina, Jessica Noto, Stephani Pakusch, Alex Phillips, Biz Reinhardt, Nadia Wallace, Danielle Wilkin, and Jessica Zagari. The coaches are AManda Marts and Colleen Coles. Photographed with the team are Jeff Ayotte (back row), Athletic Director Michael Giruzzi (far right).
On Friday, May 13th, Senator had the privilege to judge the 13th Annual Ugly Tie and Purse Luncheon. This event, which benefits St. Joseph's Villa, was attended by 270 people and emceed by 13 WHAM's Doug Emblidge. Congratulations to all the winners of this year's luncheon! Prizes were handed out for the ugliest homemade and store bought ties, along with the ugliest homemade and store bought purses. For more information on the great work that St. Joseph's Villa does, visit their website at https://www.stjosephsvilla.org/. Senator Robach is pictured with the group from Summit Federal Credit Union.
On Friday, May 13th, Senator Robach had the opportunity to visit and speak with participants and attendees of the Bulldog Basketball Tournament at Greece Arcadia High School. The event, featuring Kirk Road Elementary School students versus faculty, benefited Anna's Wish. To learn more about the great work that Anna's Wish does for our community, visit their website, http://www.annaswish.org/.
On Saturday morning, May 14th, Senator Robach had the opportunity to visit with participants of, and make remarks at, the Easter Seals Walk With me Rochester. Despite the soggy and damp weather, it was great to see so many people out on Saturday. There were a number of groups and organizations who had teams participating in the two-mile walk. For more information on the great work that Easter Seals does for our community, check out their web site at http://ny.easterseals.com/site/PageServer?pagename=NYDR_homepage. Senator Robach is pictured here with students from Palmyra-Macedon.