November 2011 Newsletter • Co-Chairs' Corner

Well, 2011 is winding down and we look forward to the coming holiday season. Thanksgiving is just a few weeks away.

Once again, the LI PCC will be participating in the U.S. Marine Corps Toys For Tots Foundationís 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 our annual holiday party on December 8th at the Watermill. You may like to consider, having a mini collection at your business before hand and start the holiday cheer in your office. If so, please email Laurel and sheíll forward to you the appropriate contact information. laurel.a.stengel@usps.gov

With the changing of the calendar comes a change at the Post Office. Please keep in mind that the USPS will be increasing postage rates in January. See the article on page 2 for more information.

As the New Year arrives, Iíd like to remind you have a few of the great meetings we have planned for 2012. The topics which we will present in 2012 include package service, new mailing equipment, mail piece design, and international mail. We hope these will give you even more reasons to attend the monthly breakfast meetings. These topics are based upon feedback from you, so please keep the ideas coming.

Before you know it, it will be time again for the Annual LI PCC Golf Outing. Plans are being made for the when and wheres so do keep an eye out for information and lets see if we canít out do the last Golf Outing success.
Lorraine Castellano,
Postal Co-Chair
Adam Avrick,
Industry Co-Chair