Martin Clarke, a Life Scout of Manhasset Boy Scout Troop 97 is working towards his rank of Eagle Scout. His Eagle Scout Project is based on organ donation in New York State. The reason he selected organ donation as his project is because he is honoring his grandfather, Angelo Stekardis. His grandfather lived almost seven additional years due to his lung transplant.
Clarke is holding training for his volunteers at the Manhasset Library. When his volunteers are trained on organ donation he will hold Organ Donation Drives at North Shore Hospital, St. Mary’s Church, and the Plandome Fire Department. He has other locations which he is firming up as well.
Sadly, New York ranks 49th in the nation in organ donor registry. Every 15 hours someone in New York State dies waiting on the transplant list. Clarke is hoping to save 400 lives by doing this Eagle project. For each person he registers, eight lives can potentially be saved and 50 lives potentially improved. His beneficiary is Live On NY or www.donatelifeny.org.
Clarke will be at North Shore Hospital on April 6 and 10, St. Mary’s Church on April 19, the Plandome Fire Department on April 21. He is working to connect with the Manhasset Girl Scout leaders on April 13 at time of publication, but that date was not yet confirmed. April is organ donation month.
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Manhasset CASA has been in existence since 2001 and works with numerous community partners to reduce substance abuse among youth by connecting parents, school, youth and the community as partners in this common goal.
Enjoy this friendly, sharing and socializing community circle of people who enjoy needle arts-quilting,knitting, crocheting, embroidery.
The group shared their latest projects at a year-end luncheon. The Needle Arts Circle generally meets the 2nd and 4th Monday of the month from 11:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
For further information contact Helen Beall: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Just when we could no longer cope with the bone chilling cold, the Munsey Park Garden Club visited the library and brought in a touch of spring. Over 50 flower lovers came to your Library this past Thursday, Jan. 9, to enjoy the fabulously creative Marion Romeo, National Garden Club Master Judge of Flower Shows as she demonstrated arranging flowers for the home. The Munsey Park Garden Club and its programs are open to all. Mark your calendars to visit your Library for their next program on Thursday, April 10, at 1 p.m., as they present Waking Up Your Garden. Programs are open to all and are free.
For more information on MWCABC and its Outreach Program, please view their website at www.manhassetbreastcancer.org
Open meetings for photographers- from the novice to the professional. Interesting programs will be presented monthly. For more information please contact Laura Glabman, (516) 902-7012.
Their mission is to promote, protect and preserve the envoriment, and the birds that inhabit it, through education, advocacy and leadership. Please visit their website @ www.northshoreaudubon.org. Programs are free and suitable for children age 12 and up.
Manhasset Special Education PTA (SEPTA) is a parent-teacher group that services Manhasset’s special needs community with guest speakers and experts on a range of special education topics. Please join Manhasset SEPTA at the library for their monthly presentations. Feel free to contact them to become a member online or suggest topics at www.ManhassetSEPTA.org
Check the library website for new bi-monthly educational photography meetings. All levels of expertise and new faces are always welcome.
Enjoy photos from the group’s October competition.
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Manhasset Public Library Participates in Manhasset Chamber of Commerce’s Sunday in the Park