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 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.
The New York State Senate has completed passage of the 2011-12 state budget one day prior to the April 1st budget deadline. The budget, which has now received final approval by the Assembly, achieves the critically important goals of reducing state spending, not raising taxes and creating new private sector jobs.
To learn more about the State's new fiscally responsible budget plan, I encourage you to review the documents below.
Here is this week's edition of Community Connection. This week, I discuss the New York State Budget agreement, the dedication of the Section Five Football Hall of Fame at Sahlen's Stadium in downtown Rochester, and provide you some of the great events coming up around my district next week. As always, click on the link below to view it in full-screen.
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, March 26th, I had the opportunity to speak at, and help cut the ribbon at, a ceremony to dedicate the new Section Five Football Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame is now located permanently at Sahlen's Stadium (formerly PAETEC Park) in downtown Rochester. Past student-athletes, contributors, administrators, and officials are honored in the hall. Section Five will induct the 2011 Hall of Fame Class at a ceremony next Thursday night, April 7th. For more information, visit www.sectionv.org/football. Here, I am pictured with Dick Cerone, Chairman of Section Five Football.
Senator Robach pictured with Joel Morris (front left), Nicholas Cooper Arieno (center), Scoutmaster John Yeara (back right), and Town of Greece Councilman Kirk Morris (front right). Nicholas achieved the rank of Eagle Scout as a member of Troop 5. His Court of Honor Ceremony was held earlier in March.
Here is my community connection for the week ending Friday, March 25th. In this week's edition, I had the honor of hosting a "Youth of the Year" in Albany this week, my legislatively speaking column looks at diving New York into two seperate states along with initiative and referendum, and some great events taking place over the next week. Click the pdf link below to view it in full screen.
On Tuesday, March 22nd, Senator Robach welcomed Sara J. Carroll to his Albany Legislative Office. Carrol, a resident of Rochester, was the recipient of a Boys and Girls Club of Rochester "Youth of the Year" award.
On Tuesday, March 22nd, Senator Robach provided floor comments regarding the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire Resolution. The text of the New York State Resolution is below.
WHEREAS the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire of March 25, 1911, resulted in the deaths of 146 garment workers, most of whom were young immigrant women who perished from the fire or leapt to their deaths to escape the flames because management kept the exit doors locked to keep workers from taking breaks outside; and
On Sunday morning, March 20th, Senator Robach spoke to participants at the 8th Annual Gabe Dalmath Memorial Walk to benefit Camp Northpoint. Money raised will help improve the 48-acre YMCA camp that kids from kindergarten through ninth grade can attend. Over 200 people took part in the walk at the Mall at Greece Ridge.
On Saturday, March 19th, Senator Robach spoke at Greece Athena High School, where boys basketball head coach Jim Johnson debuted his new book, "A Coach and A Miracle". The book discusses the 2005-2006 basketball season, which included Jason McElwain's special game on February 15th, 2006 against Spencerport. Pictured with Senator Robach is Johnson (left) and McElwain (center).