CAROLINA UPDATE

Carolina is Calling… Are you coming?

As of today, we have 28 people that have signed up for the Carolina trip.  We are looking to increase that number.  Let me give you the specifics:

1.  Leave 8AM from Northwell Health Ice Center
2.  Arrive in Raleigh about 7-8PM
3.  Tailgate before the game (5PM game start – tailgate late morning)
4.  Hotel – Ramada about 3/4 mile from arena
5.  Depart Monday 8AM
6.  Arrive New York 8PM

Yes – we will miss a game – but with the 5PM start and the tailgate in the morning, it is imperative that we leave when we do.  Also – the trip will be a little easier, as we are not going in the middle of the night.

Tentative costs of trip are as follows:
$430 – Single
$325 – Double
$305 – Triple

The cost is based on the small amount of people on the bus.  The more we get, the costs will reduce.  Remember – this is a TWO night stay.

I need to know as soon as possible.  We have tickets ready, thanks to the Charlotte Meet Up group.  The rooms are reserved, it is up to you to join up.  You must be a member, so if you have a friend or family member that is interested, they need to sign up.

Please contact me ASAP – I really would like to get to 40 people on the bus.  Speak soon.

ALSO – IF YOU HAVE NOT REJOINED – TRY AND DO IT BEFORE NEXT FRIDAY – FOR A CHANCE TO WIN A PRIZE IN OUR INCENTIVE CONTEST.  LASTLY, IF YOU HAVE NOT RSVP’D FOR THE VIEWING PARTY ON THE 11TH, SEND CLAIRE A NOTE.  HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE.

 

Carolina – Time to give us your interest in going…

We have gauged that we have interest in the Carolina trip.  However, we need to get some confirmations, in order to secure a hotel and tickets.

If you are interested, please email me (click the link to the left).  I need to know how many people would be with you (they will ALL HAVE to be members – but we can take care of that later).  This trip will be a 2 day trip, due to the fact that a) trip is 12 hours in length and b) the game is a 5pm start, and we are off on Monday.

I need to get at least 30 people now – in order to get the ball rolling for ticket ordering and hotel reservations.  So please let me know as soon as possible.

Any questions – please e-mail me.

Thanks,

Gary Harding 

Pizza Party Meeting Update

We have an update on the Pizza Party

We have had an overwhelming response so far, and still have availability for more.  Please e-mail me to let me know that you intend to come.

A reminder – you MUST be a member to attend the meeting.  If possible, fill out a membership form and bring it with you to expedite the process.  If you need an application – go to www.nyibooster.org and click on the button to retrieve it.

Also – don’t forget to bring school supplies for the John Thiessen Foundation.  A representative will be picking them up by about 7:30. Also, Rose has asked that if you have any old, used crayons, please bring them to the meeting.

MOST IMPORTANTLY – we will have a guest.  He is Ethan Brown, who is the Senior Vice President of Marketing for the team.  He is anxious to get to know about the Booster Club, and what we do.  Also – he wants to know our ideas about merchandise and how we can help.

We have also confirmed that anyone that joins, or re-joins on or before opening night, will be put into a raffle, for a prize donated by the Islanders.

Hope to see you there on the 12th.  It’s now less than a month until the start of the season; are you getting EXCITED yet?

Claire Harding
President – New York Islanders Booster Club

Did you Rejoin yet? Plus Other Info…

No photo description available.Hello Boosters,

We are starting the season off early this season, with a PIZZA PARTY, on Thursday, September 12th at 7PM @ Borrelli’s in East Meadow (Hempstead Turnpike, across from NYCB Live).

The club will be supplementing the cost of this meeting.  Pizza and soft drinks will be provided for a cost to you of $10 per person – payable at the door.

This meeting will give you the opportunity to bring school supplies to support our charity for the evening, which is the “John Thiessen Children’s Foundation”.  A list of needed supplied will be listed below.

Our hopes are to get a guest speaker from the Islanders.  As we know for sure, it will be published.

This meeting is for members ONLY.  Since membership end on September 1st, you need to rejoin, in order to attend.  If you have not rejoined, you can get the application off our website (www.nyibooster.org).  You can bring it with you to the meeting, and be a part of the festivities.  If you are coming, please click on this  Email link  to Claire nyibcprez@gmail.com because we need to know a headcount beforehand.

We hope to see you there on the 12th.  The Islanders are ready to season started, are you?

Claire Harding
President – NY Islanders Booster Club
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School Supplies:
Items needed for Grades K-12 are:

  • New Backpacks, folders, spiral notebooks, marble notebooks, loose leaf binders, loose leaf paper, crayons, markers, colored pencils, pencils, ballpoint pens, rulers, pencil cases, scissors, glue sticks, glue, tissues, etc.  Monetary donations are also welcome.

Spots Opened on Montreal Trip

Hello Boosters,

We have spots that opened up for the Montreal trip, on March 28.

In order to come on a trip, you MUST be a Booster Club member.  We will need a $150 deposit as soon as possible, in order to secure your spot.  You can send this money via Zelle, PayPal or Venmo to gharding14@gmail.com

This trip will be an entire weekend that includes a bus ride to Montreal from Northwell Ice Center – one night stay at the Novotel Montreal – located about 2 1/2 blocks from the arena, and tickets for the game.  If you need any further information – please email me. Hope you can join us!

NYIBC – Visible in the ESD Meeting

Last week was a fantastic week, if you are an Islanders fan.  No, you did not see a free agent signing; no, you did not see a trade happening.

However, a new home for our beloved hockey club, is one step closer to becoming a reality.

Last week – the Empire State Development Corporation approved the $1.3 Billion dollar plan to make 43 acres of land at the Belmont Park facility, the new home of Long Island’s major professional sports franchise.

And the Booster Club was there.

President Claire Harding, and three generations from one family, John D’Errico, Stacie Moisa and Kimberly Moisa, were asked by the organization to attend the meeting, and be a part of the speakers, advising the ESD to move forward with the project. Islander co-owner Jon Ledecky was quite emotional when he got up to speak, mentioning the fans that came to support the project, and advised everyone there, that this project would be a destination for all Long Islanders, and that the Isles deserved this project.

The vote was unanimously approved, with the final vote for approval happening in Albany on Tuesday.  Once that vote is finalized, then the next step would be to break ground and have the process being to get the new home of the New York Islanders starting.