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Board & Committee Meeting Schedule 2020 -

Meeting Schedule

Thursday June 2, 2022






The meeting  on 6/2/22 was called to order at 7:30 PM by President Gary Morganstern.

The following were present at meeting... Gary Morganstern, Matt Kuschner, Steve Wunderlich,
Mark Meyerowitz, and Bob Pizzimenti.


The purpose of the meeting was to discuss preparing for the new school year. As our bylaws
state we are interested in reaching out for new or additional board members to be submitted to 

our nominating committee for consideration. We want to reach out to the community through our

alumni and friends of alumni. We want to look for people interested in joining the organization. The

time commitment is minimal and we wold like additional support in helping our alma mater. It is very

rewarding to help with connecting the past with the present paying it forward.  Projects like funding

the science project, annual scholarships, the brick walkway, Poppe Pavilion and helping to mentor

current students in their path forward. You can be a contributing member through zoom if that works for you.


We discussed Maury getting us up to date on board and executive member voting. He responded through
email he will do that and is in town 6/17 and 6/18. We discussed getting everything organized for a new September

school year.

Information regarding an upcoming meeting will be posted so everyone can attend.


Respectfully submitted by VP Bob Pizzimenti

Board & Committee Meeting Schedule 2019 - 2020

JFK Bellmore  Room 136   Held at 7:00PM

 Upcoming Meeting Schedule

Tuesday September 24, 2019

Monday October 29, 2019

Tuesday November 25, 2019

December 2019 - No Meeting

Tuesday January 28, 2020

Tuesday February 25, 2020 - CANCELED

Tuesday March 31, 2020

Tuesday April 28, 2020

Tuesday May 19, 2020

Tuesday June 16, 2020

The above dates are subject to change until confirmed by the High School Administration.

All alumni are encouraged to attend these meetings.  Please get involved and fine out what is being planned for this school year. So many exciting things are happening at JFK!


Bring a fellow alumni to a meeting with you !!




JANUARY 28, 2020

Attendance: Steven Wunderlich, David Weiss, Gwen Rosenberg, Bob Pizzimenti, Gary Morgenstern, Beth Josephson, Mark Meyerowitz, Bonnie Michelman, Ron Steiger

Poppe Pavilion: Kenny Greenbaum, JFK Alumni and former JFK Board member, will be donating all LED lighting for the courtyard. The dedication for the Poppe Pavilion is scheduled to take place in May 2020, actual date to be determined

Secretary: Maury will provide minutes from the October meeting that will be distributed. A new date for elections will be determined and protocol will be followed as was discussed at the September 2019 meeting. Roberts Rules of Order will be followed as established through the Board by-laws.

Gary will be ordering new t-shirts to be distributed for future JFK school and alumni events. JFK Alumni Day featuring Jonathan Haas was a success.

Ron discussed upcoming reunion events with the Classes of 1970 and 1980.

Ron also reviewed the Scholarship list of who will be participating this year for scholarships to be distributed at the end of the year. Ron also reported on feedback he received from asking about what alumni felt about participation in an upcoming multiyear reunion.




September 24, 2019

1. Call to Order

Meeting was called to order at 7:02 p.m.

2. Attendance: Steve Wunderlich, Matt Kuschner, Bob Pizzimenti, Maury Josephson, Beth

Josephson, Gwen Rosenberg.

3. President’s Report: Thank you letters will be sent to the families who made smaller donations to the Poppe Pavillion. The date for the dedication is still to be announced. There will be an outreach to alumni parents for the dedication.

4. Treasurer’s Report: The balance sheet was distributed during the meeting.

5. Secretary’s Report: Maury reported on the provisions of the By-Laws concerning the Annual

Meeting and election presently scheduled for in or about November 2019. A discussion ensued

over the desirability of increasing participation in the activities of the Board, Committees and

Association before conducting a new election and Annual Meeting. Maury explained that the By-

Laws could be amended at this meeting, subject to ratification at the next Annual Meeting, to

extend the date of the next Annual Meeting and election to in or about November 2020. Maury

distributed an informative handout on how to change the date of the next Annual Meeting and

election of officers and trustees.

6. Media: Matt and Steve reported that all Facebook postings are clean and up to date

7. Public Relations: Maury reported that he would assist in getting out a newsletter by the end of the

school year. There was discussion in reaching out to alumni parents. In order to obtain assistance

with the newsletter, it was suggested to have the seniors assist the Board help and obtain

community service credit in exchange.

8. Motions:

a. Board Meeting Schedule: A motion was made and seconded to change the regular date

meeting day/time of the Board to the last Tuesday of the month (with any exceptions to

be announced in advance), consistent with years prior to 2018-19. The motion passed

unanimously. The next Board meeting will be held at the School on October 29, 2019 at

7:00 p.m.

b. Annual Meeting/Elections: A motion was made and seconded to amend Article IV,

Section 1, of the By-Laws to provide that the next Annual Meeting of the Board shall

take place in or about November 2020, and that the term of office of each Officer and

Trustee listed on Schedule A to the By-Laws is extended to the date of the next such

Annual Meeting. The motion passed unanimously. This amendment of the By-Laws is

effective immediately, subject to membership ratification at the next such Annual Meeting.

9. Motion to Adjourn the meeting was made and the meeting was adjourned at 7:55 p.m.

Beth L. Josephson

Recording Secretary


April 29, 2019


7:05 PM Meeting was called to order.

Attendance: Matt Kuschner, Steve Wunderlich, Mark Meyerwitz,

Gary Morganstern, Dr. Joe Etzel and Bob Pizz.

Gerry Owenburg and Vince Pisano

On phone: Eileen Connolly and Ron Steiger

Hall of Fame update: who is attending from Board? 5 people so far.

Presentations for honorees was discussed and who might speak for whom.

Tables and seating was discussed

235 people are expected may be up to 250.

Reviewed what has to be done and input.

Matt will induct Seth Pitlake and others

Bob Dr. Pappas and others

Mark Steve and another.

Gary and Dr. Etzel and more were discussed.

Next was participation of discussion of ways to add new members.

Also a focus on looking for more women and getting everyone an

important voice and responsibilities.

Expanding roles.

Goals for 2020, fund-raising thru events and Reunion events.

The Poppe courtyard is moving along at a good pace.

Matt updated us on Facebook and sees an increase in members who

graduated after 2010.

We need to again open up all board positions for new candidates

and vote on all board positions. After the Hall of Fame this Saturday

that moves to the forefront.

Mark went over the finances and the money coming in for tickets to HOF.

Steve says site is all good. Will be running a lot of Hall of Fame pictures

and stories after Saturday.

Dr. Etzel is looking forward as a new member, to add his expertise and help

with next year's health fair and has helped students interested in his field.

Meeting adjourned at 8:02 PM

March 25, 2019






March 25, 2019  7:00 p.m.

1.     Call to Order

The meeting was called to order at 7:03pm

2.     Attendance

Gwen Rosenberg, Gerard Owenburg, Vincent Pisano, Steven Wunderlich, Mark Meyerwitz, Matt Kushner, Bob Pizzimenti

3.     President’s Report

In Gary’s absence, Bob provided the report. The Career Fair is scheduled for 4/11/19 from 6-8pm. The volunteers are Gary, Bob, Gwen, and Beth and hoping more can attend.

There will be information regarding the Hall of Fame dinner with ticket information for staff as well as brick order forms.

Mr. Owenburg has a database for retired faculty that he can make available. Dr. Etzel, a Hall of Fame inductee joined us last week. In order to attract new members, we need to publicize events and minutes on the website and Facebook. Notices of JFK Alumni meetings are sent monthly. In order to coordinate all the school activities with alumni activities, Gary will be cc’d on all parent emails. Mr. Owenburg also mentioned how the Alumni can be more involved in person; an email was set up with Mr. Pisano where the Alumni will be able to see all the events that are scheduled at the school in order for the Alumni to have a representative present at an event if possible. The JFK Alumni will also try to deliver more emails to alumni to help them connect with events going on at the school.

Mr. Owenburg reported that spring sports have started as well as rehearsals for the spring musical, and a spelling bee play with audience participation. The school also had a successful class night and the kids really enjoyed it. April 9 is the Fashion Show, 4/13 is the Run/Walk 5K “No Place for Hate” open to the community. Mark asked about an update on the courtyard project, discussion is pending Gary’s input. College night this year will take place at JFK. The next year Alumni day is scheduled for 12/18/19.

There will be a new Senior Experience Program at the school for the upcoming year. Periods 7, 8, and 9 will be taken as an internship. There will be criteria that will have to be met in order to participate. This year there are 35 students that are participating in the Senior Experience. Last year there were more than 55 students. The school administrators will be looking for businesses for the seniors to work with.

4.     Social Media Report

Matt reported that he continues to post on Facebook and all people who want ot join the alumni Facebook have been validated. Facebook is in “good standing” and so is Instagram. Matt asked if the Alumni Association is paying for the Board to attend the HOF dinner. Bob asked what other alumni associations do, and most do pay for it. This topic will be continued through an email to the group.

The Board also discussed covering the cost of HOF tickets to a nominee and family in need. Discussion ensued regarding establishing a policy regarding families in need of financial assistance.

The School message board is working well, as well as the new scoreboard on the football and baseball fields. Steve added that the JFK website shouldn’t be used for correspondence. The school will be promoting the HOF event on the message board.

Mark presented a power point presentation created by Rachel Kanner, a JFK Alumni as a tribute to Ms. Poppe. It was an outstanding presentation

5.     Treasurer’s Report

Mark reported that finances are status quo. Insurance premiums were paid. Ron will be getting copies of checks received for the HOF journal. Ron reported that he sold the back cover of the HOF Program.

Meeting was adjourned at 8:10pm.

Minutes Recorded by Bob Pizzimenti

Submitted by Beth Josephson

Recording Secretary


We need help with the following committees:
Membership,  Hall of Fame,  Fundraising,  Alumni Clothing
We Need Class Reps From Each Graduating Class
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