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have any questions please let us know. Also please note that the September meeting will take place on the 10th. This is due to a conflict at the hotel. The October meeting will also take place the second Thursday of the month rather than the third. After that we will be I would like to welcome everyone back to the start of our new year. I hope everyone had an enjoyable summer. As we begin our second decade I want to make sure that everyone is aware of our venue change. As you should all be aware of by now we will no longer be meeting at The Milleridge Inn. Due to the property being sold we will now be meeting at The Holiday Inn off Sunnyside Blvd. Dinner will still be available at 40 and the food offerings will be quite good. If you back to our regular time. This year promises to be very exciting with new sponsors and continuing education. I would also like to thank everyone who attended our June 10th Anniversary party. By all accounts everyone had a great time. The Executive Board has already started planning for next years event. If you missed the party you missed a great evening. I look forward to seeing everyone September 10th. Steven Lehrer Presidents Message Join us at our upcoming meeting on Thursday Sept 10 2015 at The Holiday Inn Plainview Sponsors Vision Ease FGX International Speaker Eric Meyers Vision-Ease Sales Consultant Presentation To be announced CE Credit 1 Ophthalmic Dispensing Credit OANY Views Continuing Education Speakers Dr. Joseph Bacotti Mark Cohen Ray Dennis Herb Fletcher Eric Meyers Robert Russo Barry Santini and many others September 2015 Volume XI Issue The Opticians Alliance of New York meets the 3rd Thursday of the month. Schedule sponsors and speakers are subject to change Meeting Highlights 2015-2016 Schedule September 10 2015 Vision Ease FGX International change in date October 22 2015 Morel Eyewear Blu-Tech change in date November 19 2015 Tri-Supreme Optical Luxottica December 17 2015 2020 Vision Centers New Venue Please note our new venue The Holiday Inn 215 Sunnyside Blvd. Plainview NY Page 2 OANY Views OANY 130 Forest Ave. Glen Cove NY 11542 516-671-6883 Email Website OANY Officers President Steven Lehrer Vice President Paul Heller Treasurer Charles Bonafede Secretary Maribel Barajas Directors Chuck Abramson Mark Cohen Arthur Rose Alan Smith Past Presidents Judith Deucht 2012-2014 Joseph Monestere 2010-2012 Anthony Rebaldo 2008-2010 Peter Bacotti 2005-2008 Membership Committee Paul Heller Event Committee Audrey Mazzeo Annette DiMeo Attendance Committee Lisa Greenwald Robert Higgins Jr. Newsletter Committee Editor Mark Cohen Publisher Alan Smith Education Coordinator Peter Bacotti 516-671-6883 Liaison for Education David Cohen Official Photographer Drew Washton Regional Office of Professional Discipline 250 Veterans Memorial Highway Room 3A-15 Hauppauge NY 11788 Phone 631-952-7422 Complaint Hot Line 800-442-8106 NYS Education Department Seth Rockmuller Executive Secretary for the State Board In Ophthalmic Dispensing The New York State Education Department 89 Washington Ave. 2nd Floor Albany NY 12234 Phone 518-474-3817 extension 180 Fax 518-402-5944 It is the responsibility of all members to sign in at the beginning of the meeting. This means sign-in on at least 2 sheets and sometimes 3. You will not receive credit for the continuing education course if you are not signed in. Our CE provider and that of the New York State Education Department prohibit issuance of credits to anyone who has not properly signed in or has not stayed for the complete course. If you have received a notice that your membership has to be renewed please send in your check today. Better yet if youre attending our upcoming meeting bring your check with you. Remember when renewing your membership it must be in the form of a separate check. If youre writing a check from your business we kindly request that you clearly print your name on your check so we can properly credit you. We regret that if your dues is not paid and up to date you will not receive your CE credits. Donated gifts for our raffle are greatly appreciated and will be acknowledged Check your e-mail daily or call any member of the Executive Board for updates to our schedule for our upcoming meeting. General Information 700 to 800PM Social hour buffet dishes meet with sponsor Cash bar until 730PM 800 to 830PM Business meeting 830 to 1000 PM Continuing education and raffle Please note that no liquor can be ordered after 730 and no alcoholic beverages can be brought into the meeting room after 800 Buffet Dishes Grilled Vegetables Chicken Strips Appetizers Classic Caesar Salad Choice of Entree Roast Norwegian Salmon Sliced Sirloin wWild Mushroom Ragout Chicken Marsala All served wsauted vegetables and chefs potato Dessert Sliced cake or Chefs choice Coffee Tea Dinner is 40 per person 5050 raffle optional. Please bring exact cash or check for dinner. Cant make dinner Come for the CE credits Dinner Menu and Schedule of Events for Our September Meeting Join us for dinner Kosher meals are available Contact David Cohen 2 weeks advance notice needed Credit card pre-paid Call 516-569-2335. Leave message Page 6 Nominations of Officers and Directors We hope everyone can make it to our September meeting. Not only is it our first meeting after the summer break well also be holding the first nominations for our officers and directors. You can vote for the proposed slate of officers or you can choose to nominate someone. Dont forget that our new venue is The Holiday Inn 215 Sunnyside Blvd. Plainview NY 11803 Our meeting will be held in The Hampton South located on the main level. What Would You Do Thinking Outside the Box We are pleased to present our monthly installment of What Would You Do Thinking Outside the Box. Each month well present an optically related topic. Maybe its a question you need answered a 2nd opinion regarding how you would handle or advise a patient or how you solved a special visual challenge or need for a patient. Well describe the details in our newsletter and then discuss the topic at our upcoming meeting and get your feedback on the subject. If you have an optical topic youd like to discuss and would like to share it with us please let us know so we can present it in future newsletters. Optical Topic 20 What would you as the Ophthalmic Dispenser tell your patient in order to convince them to upgrade to digital lenses. What would you do Optical Brain Teaser New Essilor Eyezen lenses are targeted for A. Bifocals wearers B. Those who are looking for a Progressive C. Trifocal wearers D. Single vision wearers bothered by Eye Fatigue Attend our next meeting to find out the answer 39 Cain Dr. Plainview NY 11803 Phone 516-249-5175 Fax 516-249-5785 On-line Ordering Available Expert Craftsmanship Customized Work Tom Ford Snap-in Lenses Drill Mountings Wrap Frames Personalized Service Quick Turnaround Competitive Pricing Same Day Service Available Glass Surfaced On Premises Rewards Program For Travel Or Merchandise Page 7 Our OANY Members More Pictures From Our 10th Anniversary Celebration Page 11 The Opticians Alliance of New York 130 Forest Ave. Glen Cove NY 11542 516-671-6883 E-mail Website First Class Please deliver by Sept 7 2015