Next SMCCA Meeting is Canceled until further notice.

P. O. Box 381 Merrick, NY 11566 (516) 978-8310

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TOH Announces Economic Recovery Committee

TOH Announces Economic Recovery Committee


The corona virus pandemic has suddenly altered and prohibited our daily activities.
Its important that we postpone our  meetings until further notice.

Please take advise from our Federal, State, local government officials and health professionals to prevent spreading this deadly disease.

As a community organization it’s important that we realize the needs of the elderly who are restricted to shop for their needs during this crisis.
Please consider recruiting our younger residents to coordinate volunteering to help during this difficult time.

Joe Baker

TOH Announces Economic Recovery Committee

TOH Announces Economic Recovery Committee

TOH Announces Economic Recovery Committee

 Town of Hempstead

Supervisor Clavin Announces Town of Hempstead
Economic Recovery Committee

$133 Million of Economic Relief Issued to the Town to Aid
Hempstead Residents Impacted by the COVID-19 Pandemic

Today, Town of Hempstead Supervisor Donald X. Clavin, Jr. and the Town Board have announced the formation of an Economic Relief Advisory Committee, which will provide much-needed financial assistance for the health, safety and economic recovery for our Town’s residents. More than $133 million in recovery funding has been provided to the Town as part of the Federal Government’s COVID-19 economic stimulus package.  The Advisory Committee’s diverse background and experience will ensure funding is allocated in ways that expedite the Town’s economic recovery leading to the best possible outcome for its residents.

“We are grateful for this significant level of funding that will be directly routed to our residents who have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Town of Hempstead Supervisor Donald X. Clavin, Jr. “On behalf of our Town residents, we are very grateful for the leadership of Senator Schumer and our congressional delegation on the development of this crucial legislation. We are very fortunate to have Governor Cuomo’s historic leadership at this very desperate time in our state’s history. Our town government looks forward to working with the county and state governments to ensure these funds are used appropriately and efficiently to produce the greatest possible outcome for our communities.”

“The launch of the economic relief advisory committee is the first of many steps that will be taken over the next couple of months to regain economic stability for our town, its businesses and residents,” said Town of Hempstead Senior Councilwoman Dorothy Goosby. “Quickly getting the economy back up and running is important, but the equitable distribution of these funds in addition to everyone’s safety is our foremost priority.”

The Town’s Economic Relief Advisory Committee is comprised of leaders from business, labor, education and community that include:

Joe Belluck, Founding Partner of Belluck & Fox, LLP.

  • As a founding partner of Belluck & Fox, LLP., Mr. Belluck brings over 25 years of experience to the firm. Prior to founding Belluck & Fox in 2002, Belluck took on large tobacco companies as the State of New York representative on these issues. Mr. Belluck is nationally renowned for his high ethical standards as well as his top-notch representation of mesothelioma, truck accidents and other serious injury cases. Joe is a public servant dedicated to the betterment of his community and the individuals who reside within, and outside, of it.

John Durso, President of the Long Island Federation of Labor

  • Mr. Durso currently serves as the president of Local 338—an organization that represents workers in the supermarket, healthcare, pharmacy, delivery, dairy and other retail food service industries. He also currently serves as the International Vice President of the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) and the vice president of the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union (RWDSU).

Charles Fuschillo, Jr., President & CEO of Alzheimer’s Foundation of America

  • Former New York state senator representing the 8th state district, Mr. Fuschillo now serves as the President and CEO of the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America. During his 16 years as a state senator, Fuschillo drafted over 200 state laws aimed at the betterment of his district. Under his direction, Fuschillo has been instrumental in the creation of the AFA Education & Resource Center. During Mr. Fuschillo’s tenure, AFA membership has increased tremendously and there is now at least one member organization in every state.

Margarita Grasing, Executive Director of Hispanic Brotherhood

  • Ms. Grasing is a prior board member of both the Rockville Centre Education Foundation of Nassau County as well as the Nassau County HIV Commission and the Nassau County Coalition of Youth Agencies. She was recently one of eight women honored at the Lynbrook Public Library’s inaugural Women of Distinction awards. 

Kevin Law, President and CEO of the Long Island Association

  • Throughout his career, Mr. Law has focused his efforts on economic development and creating a better business climate on Long Island. He currently serves as the co-chair to the Long Island Regional Economic Development Council and was a former trustee for the Long Island Power Authority as well as Chief Deputy County Executive in Suffolk County.

Mitchell Pally, Chief Executive Officer of the Long Island Builders Institute

  • As CEO of LIBI, Mr. Pally has been dedicated to making Long Island a better place to live and work, by creating a balance between the economy, the environment and the achievement of the American dream of ownership in all of Long Island’s communities. Mitchell has also served positions with the New York State legislature including the Senate Transportation Committee as well as the Commission on Critical Transportation Choices.

Geoffrey Prime, Mayor of Incorporated Village of South Floral Park

  • Aside from his duties as Mayor, Mr. Prime is a criminal defense attorney and founding partner of Prime & O’Brien in Garden City. He is the past chairman of the Nassau Community College Board of Trustees.

Stuart Rabinowitz, President of Hofstra University

  • Prior to serving as President of Hofstra University, Mr. Rabinowitz served as Dean of the University’s law school. He has also founded several new schools at the university including the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine, Peter S. Kalikow School of Government, and Fred DeMattheis School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. In addition, Stuart is the founder of the National Center for Suburban Studies and the Center for Entrepreneurship.

Cherice Vanderhall, Village Attorney of Hempstead Village

  • Ms. Vanderhall has a specialized knowledge in the areas of employment litigation and family law. She previously served as Hempstead Village deputy attorney and is an active member of a number of bar associations including; National Bar Association, New York State Bar Association and the Nassau County Women’s Bar Association.

“The COVID-19 outbreak has affected us all. As part of the Economic Recovery Advisory Committee I am committed to doing my part to get the Hempstead community back on its feet in the wake of this pandemic,” stated committee member Kevin Law. “The multiple perspectives and backgrounds this committee has to offer will ensure the maximum potential for this funding is realized for Hempstead residents.” 

 “I am honored to serve on this committee as much of my career has been dedicated to implementing and offering services and resources to members of the Hempstead community and beyond,” stated committee member Margarita Grasing. “This collaborative effort will make certain that the division of funds spreads across all of Hempstead so none of our communities struggling from the economic and health impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic are forgotten about.”

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Next SMCCA Meeting has been canceled until further notice.

Determined dads give community a place to play

SMCCA President Joe Baker Addressed Residents


Future Meetings

Future Meetings

Future Meetings

Next Meeting, was Cancelled

2550B Clubhouse Road 

8-9 pm



Merrick Golf Clubhouse

Agenda: recent cell antenna upgrades
Town of Hempstead Officials invited:
Councilman Chris Carini
Town Attorney
Building Dept.
Cell antenna carriers

See bottom of this column for 2020 dates

Please call 516 978-8310
for more info. 


All students were welcome to attend to learn more about joining this new and exciting club while volunteering for our community.

All residents were welcome.
For further information please call Tricia at 917 570-2730



See pages on Post Office Planters,  Spring Clean Sweep, Wynsum Ave Park,  Clubhouse Rd Garden and Julian Lane Park Updates for pictures of our activities and accomplishments. Tabs at top of page under MORE.


 The Grand Opening Ribbon Cutting of our beautiful playground at Wynsum Avenue Park was on Sunday, April 28, 2019 .

Joe Baker & Councilwoman Erin Sweeney at Ribbon Cutting





5/20....       General Meeting*
6/3              General Meeting*
7/28.....      General Meeting*
8/25.....       General Meeting*
9/29.....       General Meeting*
10/27....        General Meeting*
11/23....         General Meeting*
12/29.....       General Meeting*  

*Please note that dates were subject to availability.
General meetings are from 


Future Meetings

Future Meetings


Future Meetings

 SMCCA and the Merrick Chamber of Commerce co hosted a Narcan instructional seminar given by Councilmen Chris Carini and Anthony D’Esposito 

 Problem Oriented Policing (POP) Unit Officers from the First & Seventh Precincts gave an update about recent the anti Semitism occurrences on Jan 28, 2020.


Flood Relief Coming to Merrick & Bellmore

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Joe Baker Man of the Year 2018


Merrick Chamber of Commerce  

Merrick is certainly part of Joe's family's DNA now in their 5th generation residing here.He is proud to have been given the opportunity to give back to the Merrick community through all of community service endeavors including the South Merrick Civic Association, Historical Society of the Merricks, Norman J. Levy Parks & Preserve, Let's Play 11566 Committee and many others.


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Past 2019 Meetings



Past 2019  MEETING DATES with Agendas: 

2019 *Please note that several of our planned meeting dates have been changed due to the unavailability of the clubhouse. 

 February 26 -7th Precinct (POP) Problem Oriented Policing  attended and reported to the Community. Also officials from NY American Water  attended to update residents about water conservation & other matters.

March 26 - SMCCA Board Meeting Only - Postponed

April 30- SMCCA Board Meeting Only

 May 30 * SMCCA Board Meeting Only

June 25 SMCCA Board Meeting Only

July 30 -Regular SMCCA Member Meeting-Everyone & Public invited as well.

  The South Merrick Community Civic Association  met on Tuesday, July 30,

 7 pm at the Merrick Golf Clubhouse.

The Agenda  included the following:

1. Problem Oriented Policing (POP)
    Unit Officers from the 7th Precinct
     will answer any questions from

2. Legislator Steve Rhoads will be
     give update pertaining to recent
     construction on Merrick Road.

3. Residents will discuss recent
     variance application submitted
     to TOH BZA for upgrades at SALT

All residents welcome to attend.
Refreshments will be served.

Please contact Joe Baker at
978-8310 for information

 * August 27 , 7-9 pm
 Merrick Golf Clubhouse

  1. Agenda included introduction of
    new Board Members

  2. Planning/discussion for formation

  3. Recommendations for
   “ Community Service Award”

Mon Sept 23 7- 9 pm 

Merrick Golf Clubhouse


1. Presentation/ Community Service  Award to recipient Craig Allen   

2. SMCCA YOUTH CLUB update  

3. Update on recent graffiti on buildings within our community.  

4. Recruitment for residents wishing to join “Friends of Cammanns  Pond” and condition updates.   

5. Updates from Community  Improvement Committee  Chair Alan Jasper 

October 23 *   7-9 pm
Merrick Golf Clubhouse
“Meet the Candidates” 

November 20 *  7-9 pm
Merrick Golf Clubhouse
SMCCA General Meeting


December 11   7-9 pm CANCELLED!

These reservations may be utilized for public meetings, Board meetings or discussion of community issues as they may occur. 


Except as noted, all SMCCA general meetings for 2020 are on Tuesdays in the clubhouse of the Merrick Road Park Golf Course.  Except as noted, the main part of each meeting starts at 7:00 pm

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- Joe Baker's letter of May 14, 2016
- Joe Baker's letter of September 14, 2015
- Joe Baker's message of June 5, 2015
- Joe Baker's message of December 17, 2013
- Joe Baker's letter of December 2011

- Joe Baker's letter of May 2011
- Joe Baker's letter of June 2010
- Joe Baker's letter of December 2009

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2550 Clubhouse Road, Merrick, New York 11566, United States

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