Bottle Blitz Secret is Out…

08 Aug

Warning: If you are a student or a minor, please leave this blog NOW!

Cathy Deluca Has Chosen To Keep the Information on the RCS Bottle Blitz Confidential and has Announced it to Her Small Group of Followers on the RCS Friends and More FaceBook Site. But why hasn’t she shared it with the community at large…it was the community that responded, not her FaceBook friends!

Huge Success??? Why such a big Secret, Cathy?

If it’s such a success and the information was known and published on FaceBook on July 20th, we would like to ask Bottle Babe Cathy Deluca why such a big secret? Why didn’t she announce the good news at the July 24th board of education meeting, to the entire community? Why hasn’t it been published for the community to read in the local rag, the News Herald? Why has the information relating to a so-called community effort and to which the entire community made contributions been kept secret for so long and only announced to a very small group of Deluca’s followers? Is there something sinister here? Is this how Deluca plans to treat the community when it responds to her calls for support?

Very bad manners, Cathy…but it’s what we expected of you!

Now what did I do with those manners?

We have just received a message from one of our readers that the Bottle Babe, Cathy Deluca posted the following information on the RCS Friends and More, a FaceBook site:

Cathy DeLuca July 20th at 4:17 p.m.
I’m SO Excited to let everyone know that I just got our final figures from Mobil-In Bottle Return Center…….We collected 10,485 bottles and cans for a total of $524.25!!!!! Congratulations RCS!!!

You may be “SO excited” but you’re not letting “everyone know,” Cathy, just your select creepies on your FaceBook site. What about the rest of the residents and community who actually supported the drive? Not good enough to know?

Cathy DeLuca July 26 at 9:05 a.m.
UPDATE: After a successful first round of the RCS Bottle Blitz we are expanding the drop off times for August 14 & 15. Redeemable bottles and cans can be dropped off at the High school cafeteria (in cases or plastic bags) Tuesday August 14th from 7am to 7pm and on Wednesday August 15th from 7am to 3pm. Also, we have additional support for donation pick-ups. contact us at 756-2561 (DeLuca Public Affairs) Once again I thank EVERYONE for their support and am looking forward to surpassing our July record of 10,485!!!

Now you have a “July record”? Well, maybe DeLuca Public Affairs is keeping tabs on the past figures but didn’t you just start this thing? And who’s holding the cash? Are you going to present a check to the Board of Education at the next meeting to ensure that it’s applied properly? And don’t forget to include all paperwork from Mobil-In Bottle Return Center to verify your operations, Cathy.

We’d also recommend that the Board of Education request your application and explanation of what you’re doing, who’s involved, who’s responsible for cleaning up the cafeteria or whatever collection point you use on public property, who is footing the bill for utilities, insurance, while you’re on the public’s property, etc. If you’re going to do something it’s got to take the public’s interest and welfare into consideration. Getting all the glory and not paying your way just isn’t fair, is it Cathy? Or is this a DeLuca Public Affairs project…in which case, let DeLuca Public Affairs pay the expenses. (Has anyone thought to audit DeLuca Public Affairs, especially with it’s inside connections with the Coeymans police department?)

We do note that this information was posted on a FaceBook site that is available to only a small part of the RCS community. Despite our repeated requests, Deluca never once responded to our requests for that information and has preferred to keep it within the confines of a small group of her supporters.

We do not have access to the RCS Friends and More FaceBook site and cannot verify the information above, but we do not want the information to go unannounced.

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Posted by on August 8, 2012 in Uncategorized


5 responses to “Bottle Blitz Secret is Out…

  1. Pundit

    August 10, 2012 at 10:39 pm

    Bottle Collection Question:

    I wonder if I would be able to obtain a receipt for any deposit bottles and/or cans I leave so that I can use it as a donation write off on my Income Taxes? Not being a Tax authority, I would have to guess that the group collecting the bottles would need to keep track of how much was ‘donated’ for their tax return too.

    This stuff can really get sticky.

    Actually, it would seem if I gave say $100(2000-Five Cent containers) in deposit containers I would have spent money to purchase the product meaning I would -once again- be giving a portion of my earnings directly to what would need to be a not-for-profit/for profit organization which, in turn is passing it on to the RCS District, meaning I have now transferred $100 more of my money to the District.

    It just keeps getting better and better with each passing day!


    • Fides qua Creditur

      August 11, 2012 at 9:51 am

      Thank you very much, Pundit, for a very clear and correct analysis of the bottom-line problem we’re dealing with in this case.

      You see, you pay the deposit up front when you purchase the beverage, as a pledge to return the can or bottle, at which time you will receive your pledge, the deposit, back. Now, if you give the right to that deposit away, you make a charitable contribution by giving away your say, 2000 bottles and cans, a contribution equivalent to $100, and the recipient in turn redeems the 2000 bottles and cans for their value of $100 in cash, that becomes revenue or income. In the case where you are doing this not for yourself but on behalf of say, a group or organization, what then? Someone has to keep track of the money trail. If you make a charitable donation of $100 wouldn’t you want to be able to deduct that amount from your taxes? But you’d need a receipt to claim that safely.

      And the individuals collecting the proceeds, how are they handling the revenue. Are they redeeming the bottles for cash? Do they get a check? Who deposits the check? Into a personal account or into a program account? Who then becomes responsible for the taxable income? If it goes into a personal account or a business account and that business writes out a check to say, the Sports Association or to the School District, does the writer of the check then take advantage of the tax benefit of the “charitable donation” to the SA or the CSD? Does it then become income for the Sports Association or the school district, and if so, is the Sports Association required to keep books and to report the income? (Yes! they are!)

      Basic question: Who gets the advantage of using the charitable donation deduction? The people contributing the bottles and cans are certainly not getting any benefits.

      Great questions, great analysis, great points, Pundit! Let’s see if we get any answers.

      The Editor


  2. Simon

    August 10, 2012 at 12:39 pm

    All that information is also on the RCS district web site.



    • Fides qua Creditur

      August 10, 2012 at 1:01 pm

      Thank you, Simon. Apparently no-one was aware of that posting on the RCS CSD website, not even my informants who are parents of RCS students. So we have the information on the RCS CSD website (not generally read, apparently) and on the RCS Friends and More FaceBook site (an exclusive friends of Cathy Deluca site). Gee! Silly me! That’s really getting the word out to the community!

      Well, this blog has multiples of the RCS CSD website and the RCS Friends and more FaceBook site…not that that says much 😉

      This blog has apparently gotten the word out to more people than both of those sites together.

      And that does not explain why two issues of the News Herald and a number of the Daily Mail have not carried the story. And what about our RCS Coeymanazi-bitch, Dayelin Roman at the Times Useless, where’s her take on this ?



    • Fides qua Creditur

      August 10, 2012 at 2:08 pm

      The information was posted on Facebook on July 20, 2012 by Cathy Deluca. According to information received from the RCS CSD, the information was posted on the RCS CSD website on July 26, 2012, fully 6 days after it was published on the FaceBook account, and 2 days after the July 24th board of education meeting. No mention at all is made of it at the July 24th BoE meeting and no member of the RCS Bottle Blitz team made any effort to present the information at that meeting. Since its publication on Facebook we are unaware that any mention of it has been made in any of the local print media, including the News Herald.

      Our interest is not when the RCS Central School District Offices received the information for publication but if, when, how, and where it was effectively available to the community.

      My point remains well made and now even better arguable.

      Thanks very much!

      The Editor



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