Thursday, May 4, 2017

Feeling Happy After Public Service On Roosevelt Island Says RIRA Member After Common Council Meeting - More Volunteers Needed For Roosevelt Island Hands Only CPR And Annual Blood Drive

There's alot of nonsense, anger and tedium that happens at the monthly Roosevelt Island Residents Association (RIRA) Common Council meeting.

But, the bottom line is that the RIRA Common Council is made up of many people who genuinely wish to make a positive contribution to our small community and volunteer their time to make it a better place.

And they do make it a better place.

That can feel good.

Scott Piro is a recent RIRA Common Council member. Take a listen to what he said after last night's meeting.
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Among those RIRA members making positive contributions are Sharon Williams who leads the Hands Only CPR initiative

that has trained 1003 people with this life saving technique.

 Ms. Williams & Lydia Tang Demonstrating Hands Only Infant CPR

Ms. Williams spoke at the RIRA Common Council Public Session last night asking for more volunteers to learn Hands Only CPR, including infant CPR, and to teach the technique at the upcoming June 17 Roosevelt Island Day.

If you are interested in learning Hands Only CPR, please contact Ms. Williams here.

RIRA is also working in partnership with the Roosevelt Island Seniors Association for the annual Roosevelt Island Day Blood Drive. RISA Secretary Sherie Helstien asked for blood drive volunteers during the RIRA Public Session last night.

Thank you Mr. Pirro, Ms Williams and Ms Helstien for making a positive contribution to Roosevelt Island.

UPDATE 1 PM - I agree with Great Big Sea, Good People Aren't Hard To Find

particularly here on Roosevelt Island.