About Us

Retiree Council #13 represents the retired teachers and school-related professionals of the counties of Columbia, Dutchess, Greene, Sullivan and Ulster. RC#13 is your voice in retirement, as membership in New York State United Teachers (NYSUT) is for life. The council participates in much of what our in-service counterparts do thus ensuring the voice of retired members is heard. As a retiree council, we are able to participate in:

  • NYSUT Representative Assembly
  • Committee of 100
  • NYSUT Conferences, Workshops and Trainings

In addition, RC#13 offers various activities and events for members to participate in and engage with fellow retirees. The council annually holds a Fall Conference and Spring Luncheon, walking groups, and activities such as phone banking in support of Pro-Education Candidates. We also hold workshops and webinars for all our retirees on a wide variety of topics throughout the year.

Membership in Retiree Council #13 keeps you connected not only with your Union, but opens the door to a wide variety of activities to participate in. Monthly Meetings are held the 2nd Wednesday of each month. Contact Patrick McCarthy rc13president@retireecouncil13.com for information about RC#13 or if you would like to attend one of our meetings.

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RC#13 Board of Directors

PRESIDENT – Patrick McCarthy

1st VICE PRESIDENT – William Rule

2nd VICE PRESIDENT – Laurie Silver

SECRETARY – Susan Eagan

TREASURER – Mary Lou Davis

ADDITIONAL BOARD MEMBERS: Janis Bianco, Sandra Breitenberger, Sharon Carloni, Cliff Foley, Susan Grybas, Caren Levant, Donna Matthews, Paula Ptaszek, Irene Romano, Nancy Sharoff

NYSUT/AFT DELEGATES – Donna Matthews, Patrick McCarthy, Caren Levant

NYSUT/AFT ALTERNATES: Paula Ptaszek, William Rule

NYSUT Retiree Consultant – Sheryl Baker Delano

Calendar Events | Upcoming
05/30/24
RC #13 Spring Luncheon Read More
06/05/24
MahJongg Returns to MHRO Read More
06/10/24
(DEADLINE) Ulster County Meet & Eat Read More
06/12/24
MahJongg Returns to MHRO Read More
06/17/24
Ulster County Meet & Eat Read More
07/15/24
(DEADLINE) FALL FOLIAGE CRUISE aboard the Rip VanWinkle Read More
10/22/24
FALL FOLIAGE CRUISE aboard the Rip VanWinkle Read More