Members try out new Institute website

first_imgMembers try out new Institute website Tagged with: Digital AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Members of some of the regional groups of the Institute of Fundraising are being invited to test the Institute’s redeveloped website and to confirm their registration details.The new website will enable the Institute and the volunteer organisers of its regional and special interest groups to communicate more efficiently with their members.Members of the London region of Institute have received an invitation with details of accessing the test site, and are encouraged to visit it and register in the “Members’ Only” area in the top right hand corner. Advertisement About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of Researching massive growth in giving.center_img Non-members of the Institute were invited to sign-up and fill in their details on the on-line form by clicking on “sign up” in the top right corner.The redeveloped site moves away from the frames-based approach used by the current site, making it easier to navigate and to link to individual pages from other sites.New tools include a calendar of events for Institute events and regional/special interest group events, and an online forum for each of those groups. Howard Lake | 14 June 2007 | News  16 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

Wyandanch Woman Killed in Hit-and-run

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A 48-year-old woman was killed by a hit-and-run driver while walking along a street in her hometown of Wyandanch on Monday night, Suffolk County police said.Raina Campbell was walking on East Booker Avenue when she was stuck by a westbound vehicle that fled the scene at 6:56 p.m., police said.The victim was taken to Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center in West Islip, where she was pronounced dead.The vehicle fled toward Straight Path and may have front end damage. No further description of the vehicle or its driver was immediately available.Vehicular Crime Unit detectives are continuing the investigation and ask anyone who may have witnessed this crash or has any information about the incident to call them at 631-852-6555 or call anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS. All calls will be kept confidential.last_img read more

Steelers miss playoffs but have bright future

first_imgBEN ROETHLISBERGERAll of Pittsburgh was glued to their TV screens Sunday after the Steelers defeated the Cleveland Browns 20-7 to see who was going to win the Kansas City Chiefs, San Diego Chargers game. If the Chargers won the Steelers would watch the playoffs from home, but if they lost, the Steelers despite an 0-4 start would be in the playoffs.Well the Chargers beat the Chiefs in overtime 27-24.Most people, including myself, had written the Steelers off after their 0-4 start and especially after that turned into 2-6. But a 6-2 finish not only put the Steelers in the playoff hunt but it saved, Mike Tomlin and Todd Haley’s jobs. It also gave the coaching staff a chance to take a good solid look at all the young talent on this team to evaluate who will be staying and who will be leaving next season.In essence the 0-4 start did more for the Steelers’ future than if they had started 4-0. First on offense where most of the problems were, but no one was admitting it, Ben Roethlisberger would have never admitted that he was part of the problem. Haley was brought in to diversify the offense and to protect Ben. Before this season Ben had only played in all 16 games once. Well, he played in all 16 games this season and finished the season healthy.last_img read more

After ‘I Do’ Comes a Lifetime Together

first_imgTom agrees, and heads back to his busy tax season customers. Laughter. Yes, laughter is vital to keep a marriage happy, these decades of experience have shown. And 52 years after they got married, Carol and Jim Quirk of Rumson continue to laugh and enjoy life with enthusiasm. Both graduates of Long Branch High School before going on to higher education, they met, dated, not seriously, but always keeping in touch. It was after Jim served as a commissioned officer in the Army and was discharged in 1965, and Carol was teaching, that Jim said he had “saved up $200, let’s get married!”They waited, even though they were sure, but both had things they wanted to accomplish first. Jim’s professions, both with Chase Manhattan Bank and as an NFL referee, meant a lot of travel for him, enough that they joke today: “In 50 years of marriage, we’ve probably only been together 35!”“You do what you can to make it work,” Carol advises, “but having a sense of humor and mutual respect are essential. Just don’t try changing your partner – it will never happen!”Carol and Jim QuirkIf there were hurdles, there was never anything serious since they worked together to resolve them, and nothing was insurmountable. The Quirks are parents of two sons and a daughter, and are just home from welcoming the birth of their sixth grandchild – the first grandson – in California. “We’re not the only ones among our friends married this long,” she said. “It just seems that our generation made these commitments and worked through the problems because it was important to stay together.”This article was first published in the “I Do” wedding section of the Feb. 15-22, 2018 print edition of The Two River Times. It’s been just over 60 years since Lillian G. Beneforti stood in New York’s historic Trinity Church and pledged vows to recently commissioned Coast Guard officer Donald Burry, the man she knew and loved from their days at Wagner College on Staten Island. The elegant wedding was followed by an even more elegant reception at the famed Delmonico’s Restaurant.Following his military service, Don, a chemical engineer, went on to be East Coast regional manager for Rohm Haas Chemical Co. of Philadelphia and Lillian left teaching to take on the challenges of volunteer work, first for the environment, then for the League of Women Voters, political officer locally and ultimately on the Monmouth County Board of Freeholders where she is tireless while Don patiently stands back with support and assistance.Donald and Lillian BurryParents of a daughter, with two grandchildren and two great grandchildren, the Burrys believe there has to be mutual respect, integrity and flexibility, and with that, “everything else will flow.“You can’t smother one another,” Lillian advises and Don agrees. “You have to let each one grow and have his own space. At the same time, you must think in the plural rather than singular – it’s we, and not I.” They’ve been lucky, they think, because both agree that in the past 60 years, each has been the other’s soul mate, friend, sounding board and extension of self. “I was prom queen in college and he was my prince,” Lillian said, adding with a smile, “and he still is.” Carol and Jim QuirkCAROL AND JIM QUIRK Carol and Tony BuccoTONY AND CAROL BUCCOFor Tony and Carol Bucco of Highlands, it started with blending their two strong ethnic backgrounds and their age difference of 14 years. With the groom coming from a very large Italian family from Matawan and the bride from a small Irish family in Highlands, Tony thought from the start that there could be difficulties to overcome. When he and Carol met in 1963 through a friend who took her and her sister to a Catholic Youth Adult Club meeting in Keansburg, it was Carol’s sister who passed Carol’s phone number to the World War II veteran, and Anthony Bucco began his pursuit of a much younger Carol.“That’s how it all began, “Carol laughs, “That was the fun part –deciding to marry was more difficult mainly because of our age difference.”After more than 52 years of marriage, five children, 10 living grandchildren and two who have predeceased them, and both retired, Carol from her job as a high school math teacher and Tony as a senior clerk with Jersey Central Power and Light, they’re still going strong. Tony, who turned 94 earlier this month, isn’t as active as he has been in the past, but still lights up a room with his quiet, droll sense of humor and words of wisdom.Tony and Carol BuccoNeither the age difference nor the ethnic differences seemed to present any real problems, the couple think now, looking back. The bigger problems really came with the more ordinary concerns of getting children through college and raising them to proper adulthood. Candy and Tom VethCANDY AND TOM VETHCandy Veth of Atlantic Highlands says when a friend set her up on a blind date with a Middletown guy just discharged from the Navy, she was uncertain. But when Tom Veth politely called her on the phone making the initial contact and offered to pick her up for their first date at Monmouth Mall, she accepted. “I wasn’t thinking of marriage, just a date,” Candy recalls. “But when I saw him walking up the walk to our house in Middletown, I knew that was who I would marry for life!”Candy and Tom Veth recently celebrated 44 years of wedded bliss. The two Middletown natives never met before that blind date, although Candy, a few years younger than Tom, had heard of some of his brothers – the Veths were a big family in the Middletown area – when they were students at Middletown High School. Residents of Atlantic Highlands for 41 years, the couple have three daughters, two granddaughters and are expecting a third grandchild in May.Candy and Tom VethFor Candy, the most difficult part of marriage was “learning to be independent and having a life of my own,” because of Tom’s erratic and long office hours, first as an auditor working for others, then as a successful CPA with his own office. “I had to forge a life to fill the days and nights when he’s at work,” she said, “and so far, I’ve traveled to five continents with my girlfriends.”The best part of marriage, she said is “having someone to tell your problems to, and knowing, even if he isn’t warm and fuzzy or outwardly romantic and sentimental, he’s always there to right the wrong.”Advice for someone getting married today? “Roll with the punches, don’t be afraid of change, stay open to it, take it day by day – it’s worth the effort.” The Buccos’ advice for couples looking at marriage today would be simply to love each other enough to tolerate individual differences. “It’s important not to harbor any animosity for a long period of time. You can go to sleep angry, but you shouldn’t wake up that way. Having a strong faith and learning to tolerate each other’s differences and similarities make it all doable,” she said.Donald and Lillian BurryLILLIAN AND DONALD BURRY By Muriel J. Smith |Some met in high school, college or as young adults. Some knew from the instant they laid eyes on each other; others become fast friends and pals or dated or married others first. They all had one thing in common: the consensus of these married couples with more than 425 years as husband and wife is you must learn to roll with the punches.last_img read more