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Back by popular demand.. Member Appreciation Month coming in February 2018!

Your union is steadfast in its fight for better contracts, safer working conditions, fair pay, and upholding the labor rights of the women and men working in the education and health care industries. And the NYSUT organization and NYSUT Member Benefits are proud to support all of you working daily for the betterment of the students of New York State.

As a show of thanks to the more than 600,000 NYSUT members that comprise this labor union, NYSUT Member Benefits will once again be holding our annual Member Appreciation Month celebration in February 2018.

Prize drawings will be held each day of the month. To be eligible to win, you must be a member of our voluntary MAP Alert email service.

Sign up any time through the end of February 2018 to be eligible to win prizes... but if you join MAP by January 31, 2018, you'll have the most chances to win!

Member Appreciation Month has been a very popular event the past three years, and this year’s celebration will once again be filled with special prize drawings for items donated by Member Benefits and our endorsed program providers.

As part of the 2017 event, MAP Alert members were randomly selected each day to win a variety of prizes, including iPads; iPad Minis; Amazon Kindles; Best Buy, Amazon & Target gift cards; Regal Movie gift certificates; car rental certificates; wireless speakers; and much more!

****Below are the daily prize winners as part of the 2017 Member Appreciation Month celebration.


February 1
Lynn Uchetel
Local: Putnam/Northern Westchester BOCES
Prize: Regal Theater Passes
Sponsor: Abenity Discounts

February 2
Winner #1:
Rosemarie Crisafulli
Educational Opportunity Center Alliance (Capital Region)

Winner #2:
Helen Russell
Bellmore Merrick United Secondary Teachers

Winner #3:
Lewis Strumpf
Croton Teachers Association

Winner #4:
Janice Hammond
C.W. Post Collegial Federation

Winner #5:
Barbara Wilson
Mohawk Valley Professional Association

5 Prizes: 2-Day Car Rental Certificate
Sponsor: Avis Car Rental

February 3
Janice McCutchan 
Local: BOCES United Professionals
Prize: Asus Zenpad
Sponsor: PayCheck Direct


February 4
Michael James Roberts
Local: Marymount University Staff Employees
Prize: Kindle Voyage
Sponsor: ID Watchdog


February 5
Winner: Arthur Gross
Local: Shoreham Wading River Teachers Association
Prize: Nutri Bullet Blender
NYSUT Member Benefits

February 6
Winner: Jessica Rubinstein 
Local: Poughkeepsie Public School Teachers' Association
Prize: Keurig Coffee Maker
Sponsor: PayCheck Direct

February 7
Mary Hamblin
Local: Pittsford District Teachers Association 
Prize: $100 American Express Gift Card
Sponsor: EPIC Hearing Healthcare

  February 8
Cynthia Norman
Local: United Federation of Teachers 
Prize: Sonicare Toothbrush
Sponsor: Delta Dental

February 9
Harvey List
Local: Professional Staff Congress 
Prize: $100 Amazon Gift Card
Sponsor: Health Advocate
February 10
Winner #1:
Marianne Viscardi
Union Spring Teachers Association

Winner #2:
Michele McCoy
Minisink Valley Teachers' Association

Winner #3:
J. Williams
UUP - New Paltz

Winner #4:
Joanne Mayo
Bay Shore Classroom Teachers Association

Winner #5:
Tara Kroeger
Ogdensburg Education Association

5 Prizes: 2-Day Car Rental Certificate
Sponsor: Budget Car Rental

  February 11
Eva Kaplan
Local: Syosset Teachers' Association
Prize: Eclipse Solar Gear Bag
Sponsor: American Solar Partners

February 12
Patricia O'Beirne 
Local: Nassau Community College Federation of Teachers 
Prize: Kindle Fire
Sponsor: Stacey Braun Associates, Inc.

February 13
Winner #1:
Marie Raffa
Freeport Teacher Aide & Assistants Association

Winner #2:
Beth Lazzaro
New Paltz United Teachers

Winner #3:
Tobias Hatten
Great Neck Teachers Association

Winner #4:
Daniel Pedraza
United Federation of Teachers

Winner #5:
Debra Lamberg
Retiree Council 14

5 Prizes: Jams Wireless Speakers
Sponsor: Buyer's Edge, Inc.

  February 14
Winner: Lucille Matt 
Local: Whitesboro Teachers Association 
Prize: $100 Best Buy Gift Card
Sponsor: Feldman, Kramer & Monaco, P.C.

February 15
Winner: Kristine Kidney 
Local: Minisink Valley Teachers' Association  
Prizes: Amazon Echo Dot
Sponsor: Tunstall Medical Alert
February 16
Laura Dash
Local: Victor Teachers' Association 
Prize: $250 Heating Oil Certificate
Sponsor: Heat USA

  February 17
Winner: Mischelle Gustafson
Local: Scotia-Glenville Teachers Association
Prize: Two 4-Day Disney Base Tickets
Sponsor: Orlando Employee Discounts

February 18
Lourdes Rao 
Local: PSC Retirees Chapter  
Prize: Ninja Blender & Presto Waffle Maker
Sponsor: PayCheck Direct

February 19
Peter Jelalian
Local: South Orangetown Substitute Teachers Association 
Prize: iPad Mini
Sponsor: Davis Vision

  February 20
Kimberly Yantz
Local: Spencerport Teachers' Association 
Prize: $100 Target Gift Card
Sponsor: NEA Member Benefits

February 21
Bernard Small
Local: Hendrick Hudson Education Association
Prize: $50 Amazon Gift Card
Sponsor: New York Long-Term Care Brokers

February 22
Brian Schor
Local: Freeport Teachers Association 
Prize: Pet Fitbit
Sponsor: Nationwide pet insurance

  February 23
Winner: Joanne Cooper 
Sidney Teachers Association
Fitbit Alta
Sponsor: Unimerica

February 24
Molly Baker
Local: Orleans Niagara BOCES Teachers Association 
Prize: iPad Mini
Sponsor: Mercer Consumer

February 25
James Kennis
Local: Hostos Community College  
Prize: $200 Amazon Gift Card
Sponsor: Univers

  February 26
Audrey Sokol 
Local: Pearl River Teachers Association
Prizes: iPad Mini
Sponsor: NYSUT Member Benefits

February 27
Jennifer Kowal
Local: Port Jervis Teachers' Association 
Prize: iPad
Sponsor: MetLife Auto & Home

February 28
Karen Cook
Local: Massena Federation of Teachers
Prize: iPad
Sponsor: MetLife Auto & Home


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