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VARIETYCHILDLEARNINGCENTER3BarbaraLunaInstructorfromCazenoviaCollegeInthebackgroundVCLCstafflefttorightGloriaArzuCynthiaMarinKarinKienleInforegroundlefttorightJudyCannarozziKimGosling-FruddenDianaJuravleaVCLChasarrangedwithCazenoviaUniversityinCazenoviaNewYorktoprovidecollegeclassesfortheTAsTeacherAssistantsAidesatVCLC.TheTAswillbegintheirsecondclassthisweek.TheCazenoviaclasseshelptheTAsenhancetheirskillstoworkwithyoungchildrenwithdisabilities.EighteenTAscompletedthefirstcourseCooperativeDisciplineinNovember.VCLCreimbursestheTAsfortheclassandtheirbooksaftercompletingtheclassandreceivingapassinggrade.DonationfromtheMacriFamilyVCLCTAsTakeCollegeCoursesatVCLCTwomiddleschoolbrothersJimmyandKevinspendtwotothreehoursamonthatVCLCdoingcommunityservicetofulfilltheirJuniorNationalHonorSocietyrequirements.TheboysarethesonsofVCLCsBoardofTrusteememberAliceRouse.Theyhelpwithclericaltaskssuchasshreddinglabellingandstuffingenvelopesandcuttingoutpicturesandmaterialsusedbythechildrenintheschool.ThankyouKevinandJimmyforallyourhelpMiddleSchoolStudentsDoCommunityServiceatVCLCStaffmembersfromGeicoinWoodburyhaveonceagainmadeagenerousdonationtoourcenter.Throughout2013Geicosstaffoperatedasnackbarintheirofficeandcollected15000.Since1997almost220000hasbeenraisedanddonatedtoVCLCfromtheirefforts.Allfundsdirectlybenefitthefamiliesandchildrenenrolledwithinourprograms.Thefundsareusedtoassistfamilieswithtransportationcoststoattendparentmeetingsandparenteducationgroupsclothingfurniturerentutilitiesandfood.ThankyoutotheGeicostafffortheircontinuedgenerosityandsupportGeicoStaffDonates15KtoVarietyBrothersKevinandJimmyhelpAlicefromtheVCLCBoardofTrusteeswithclericaltaskstocompletethecommunityservicerequire-mentsfortheJuniorNationalHonorSociety.VarietywouldliketoexpressasincerethankyoutotheMacriFamilyfortheirdonationof2000whichwasgiveninmemoryofDeanneMacri.ThedonationwillhelprenovateoneofVCLCsspeechtherapyrooms.