THOMAS S. RUE, M.A., LMHC, CASAC

Volunteer Work and Community Advocacy

Website development since 1995; presently maintain my own FreeBSD server (previously, Win2k3). In addition to my own website focusing on local history, politics, and other topics that interest me; I host and/or maintain the following public interest sites on my web-server:

•  Carmen Rue, Village Trustee, Monticello, New York - carmenrue.com
•  Monticello Lodge #532, F&AM - monticellolodge532.org
•  Sullivan Masonic District - sullivanmasonicdistrict.org
•  Upper Delaware Unitarian Universalist Fellowship - uduuf.org
•  Califon United Methodist Church - califonumc.org

Past Master, Past Secretary, Chaplain, Monticello Lodge #532, Free & Accepted Masons, Master Mason since March 1993; 32 ° and Shriner. Historian and Public Relations Chair, Sullivan Masonic District, 2008 to 2010. Organized clean-up project at St. John's Cemetery, Monticello, 1996. Chaired and participated in numerous committees and public events. [website]

Disaster Volunteer, American Red Cross, Sullivan County, October 1987 to present, projects: 1988 Shaker Heights fire, 1991 ice storm, Woodstock anniversary. Certified: Emergency Assistance to Families, March 1994; HIV/AIDS Instructor , October 1987. [website]

Incorporator and Secretary, Habitat for Humanity of Sullivan County, Inc., January 1995 February 1996. Drafted Certificate of Incorporation and By-Laws, signed as a co-founder, served on the local affiliate chapter's initial Executive Steering Committee. [website]

Incorporator, Past President, Past Secretary, Upper Delaware Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, Inc. , Milanville, Pennsylvania, June 1990 to June 1992; Corporate Secretary, August 1987 to June 1990; Board member, August 1987 to June 1993. Corporate sponsor of The River School , parent-run Montessori elementary, August 1990 to August 1993. Member, Social Action Committee, June 1993. Drafted Certificate of Incorporation, signed as a co-founder, and served on the Executive Steering Committee; drafted Articles of Agreement for The River School. [website]

Recording Secretary, Sullivan County Action Coalition and Sullivan County People for Action, Inc., Monticello, New York, July 1994 to February 1995; Vice-President, February 1994 to February 1995. Member of taxpayer advocacy group starting in 1993, filed formal dissolution with Secretary of State, 1995.

Board of Directors, Community Action Commission to Help the Economy, Inc., Liberty, New York, alternate representative for United Way of Sullivan County , April to November 1989; representative of The Salvation Army , December 1989 to August 1992. Committees: Personnel, Ethics/Affirmative Action, Planning, Executive, Board Development (chair). [website]

President, Board of Directors, Delaware Youth Center, Inc., Delaware Community Center, Callicoon, New York, April 1986 to March 1989. Oversaw program operations and co-organized events, managed fiscal reporting to Sullivan County Youth Bureau for YDDP grant funding and applied to and received grant from NYS Council on the Arts, revised By-Laws, chaired public board meetings; negotiated with NYS Department of Environmental Conservation for renewal of Delaware River fishing access lease agreement. [website]

Secretary, Innisfree Corporation (site of Upper Delaware Unitarian Universalist Fellowship and The River School), Milanville, Pennsylvania, October 1981 to March 1995; Board of Trustees since September 1973. Activities: Public relations, organized groups, maintained minutes and correspondence, performed general maintenance, applied for and received affiliation with American Youth Hostels. [website]

Domestic violence volunteer, Women's Resource Center, Honesdale, Pennsylvania, February 1986 to January 1989. Organized Wayne County Men's Task Force, Honesdale, Pennsylvania. Moderated public panel discussion held at county court house. Participated in fund-raising efforts for Sullivan County Alternatives to Family Violence, 1988. [article]

Participant, Sullivan County Coordinated Family Services, Sullivan County Department of Social Services, Liberty, New York, November 1990 to July 1995. [description]

Member, Youth-At-Risk/Community Partnership Local Advisory Council , Sullivan County BOCES, Liberty, New York, September 1990 to July 1995. [description]

Board of Directors, Sullivan County Health Promotion Network, Inc., Liberty, New York, June 1991 to November 1993. Committees: Program Review and By-Laws. [description]

Member, Child Protective Services Planning Committee, Sullivan County Department of Social Services, Liberty, New York, June 1991 to 1996. [description]

Board of Directors, Sullivan County Federation for the Homeless, Inc., Monticello, New York, May 1991 to February 1993. [article]

Secretary, Upper Delaware River Association, Narrowsburg, NY, June 1986 to 2000. Environmental advocacy group in support of the U.S. National Park Service. [website]

Incorporator and President, Society for Historical Education, Inc., Trenton, New Jersey, March 1982 (founding) to November 1985. Drafted and filed Certificate of Incorporation (New Jersey not-for-profit) and By-Laws. Taught genealogy classes. [website]

Steering Committee, Personal Growth Laboratory, Trenton State College, October 1982 to October 1985, organized weekend conferences held twice per academic year. [website]

Adolescent counselor (volunteer), Trenton Psychiatric Hospital, Trenton, New Jersey, summer 1982. Supervised severely mentally ill teenagers housed in a secure group home. [website]

Full-time missionary (ordained minister), LDS Church, various locations in Colorado, January 1978 to December 1979. Church work from 1973 to 1981 also included serving as membership clerk, youth group leader, genealogy examiner, librarian, and newsletter editor. [website]

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