December 2011 Newsletter • Co-Chairs' Corner

I hope that everyone had a very Happy Thanksgiving.

We have just received word as to the acceptance by the PRC of the new postage rates that will take effect in January. Our January meeting on the 11th, is very important to attend as we will give you a view of these rates and how they will be affecting us all, as mailers. You can register for this meeting and others scheduled at the Long Island Postal Customer Council (LI PCC) website at

You should have received the details as to the Dear Santa program. It is something worthwhile doing as individuals, or as an event for you to share with your family. Although the program has changed over the recent years, there are many people who these days are especially in need, and would appreciate your support.

Our Holiday Party is coming up on Thursday, December 8th at the Watermill Caterers in Smithtown. Please make sure that you sign up quickly by visiting the Long Island Postal Customer Council (LI PCC) website at so that we can make the appropriate arrangements. Once again, the LI PCC will be participating in the U.S. Marine Corps Toys For Tots Foundation’s campaign. For over 60 years the Marine Corps have been collecting and distributing donated toys to underprivileged children across the nation. The Foundation annually collects over 15 million toys though those numbers have waned in recent years from a high of 20 million. Add to that Marine deployment in the Middle East and worldwide, so less are available to execute the campaign. It is more important than ever to lend our support and collect toys to assist these self-sacrificing men and women. We will be doing our part by asking our members to bring a new unwrapped toy (more than 2 is okay) to the party.

Before you know it, it will be time again for the Annual LI PCC Golf Outing. Plans are being made, so do keep an eye out for information and let’s see if we can’t out do the last Golf Outing success.

Lorraine Castellano,
Postal Co-Chair
Adam Avrick,
Industry Co-Chair