FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 22, 2016
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Town of North Hempstead Honors Inspiring Women
North Hempstead, NY – Town of North Hempstead Supervisor Judi Bosworth, Town Clerk Wayne Wink and the Town Board recently celebrated Women’s History Month with more than one hundred Town residents during the 23rd Annual May W. Newburger Women’s Roll of Honor Breakfast on March 16.
The event, which was held at the Clubhouse at Harbor Links in Port Washington, honored thirteen women who were presented with an award during the breakfast in recognition of their commitment to their neighbors and their community.
“We are so proud that these remarkable women are a part of our Town,” said Supervisor Bosworth, “and this event is our opportunity to thank them for their hard work and dedication to their communities.
May W. Newburger, the first female Supervisor for the Town of North Hempstead, started the Women’s Roll of Honor in 1994 to commemorate women in the North Hempstead community that went above and beyond and contributed to the lives of the people around them in an incredible way.
This year, the honorees were 13 women from all areas of North Hempstead and are involved in their local school districts, religious institutions, local village government, charities and civic groups. The honorees’ names now adorn a plaque in Town Hall beside the names of past years’ recipients.
“I am pleased to honor 13 extraordinary women who have made a positive impact on the lives of so many throughout the Town of North Hempstead. I am so proud of these women and what they continue to accomplish to make North Hempstead an outstanding place in which to live,” said Town Clerk Wayne Wink.
As per tradition, Shirley Romaine chose a reading to inspire the honorees and guests of the breakfast. This year, Shirley read two poems by Maya Angelou, Phenomenal Woman and Still I Rise.
For more information on any of the honorees, please call 311 or (516)869-6311.
Mary Frances Jeffrey
Lori Beth Schwartz
23rd Annual May W. Newburger Women’s Roll of Honor honorees with Town of North Hempstead Supervisor Judi Bosworth, Council Members Dina De Giorgio, Peter Zuckerman, Viviana Russell, Lee Seeman and Anna Kaplan, Town Clerk Wayne Wink, Receiver of Taxes Charles Berman and Nassau County Legislator Ellen Birnbaum