Ray McInerny, Sr., and his wife Jean, have lived in New Berlin for 32 years. A retired graphic artist, he now paints for his own enjoyment. This blog will attempt to present items of general interest to his New Berlin neighbors.
In the debate concerning integrity of Governor Walker the facts are often ignored by press and bloggers. Sometimes facts get in the way. Rather than quote politicians and political hacks let the Wisconsin Association of School District Administrators offer these facts. The facts as presented in November, 2011 speak clearly concerning the effects of what Governor Walker, his administration, staff and colleagues in both houses have acheived.
Below are the facts as reported by the WASDA from data they receive from the various school districts they represent. These facts show what a farce the recall effort is. And, it indicates how easily some of us are duped into believing distortions when signing these recall sheets. Recall efforts, while technically legal, deny you and me our vote lwhich was legitimate, honest and relflected our desires for the next four years.
On Page 2B of The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel “Local” section of December 23rd, 2011 an article states “that the New Berlin City Library Aides, clerical staff, police and fire dispatchers and inspectors have chosen not to certify their union.”
With this news it was announced that these employees of our great city are donating their union dues toward local and national charities in lieu of those dues to a union.
The Journal Sentinel is to be commended for placing this in the paper, even on page 2B instead of the front page where it could have been. At least we were able to find the story.
A neighbor alerted us to the article this morning or I’m sure I wouldn’t have seen it until later this evening when I generally read it.
The truly wonderful sense of this story is that these employees in decertifying chose to take the high road and show the rest of us what charity actually is. In the Journal Sentinel article is states that these gracious folks sent $5,935 to the local New Berlin Food Panty along with $1,505 to the Humane and Animal Welfare Society. Many other charities are in their scope as well, including the CAP Fund, St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, Habitat for Humanity, Waukesha Special Olympics, American Diabetes Association and the Susan G. Komen for Cure Organization as reported in New Berlin Now.
I’m sure every person in need, whoever that may be, is touched by their joyful giving will be appreciative, and we, as citizens, of New Berlin can be so proud of these fine people. Merry Christmas couldn’t have been expressed any better. Congratulations to these thoughtful people. They have made us all happy to be New Berliners.
Thank you! Thank you! And may God abundantly bless all of our good city employees..