3/18/2008 - North Hempstead Announces 2008 May W. Newburger Women’s Roll of Honor

Immediate Release                                                                Contact: Justin Meyers
March 7, 2008                                                                                   (516) 869-7610

North Hempstead Announces 2008
May W. Newburger Women’s Roll of Honor

Manhasset, N.Y. – North Hempstead Town Supervisor Jon Kaiman and Town Clerk Leslie Gross are pleased to announce the honorees for the 2008 May W. Newburger Women’s Roll of Honor.

Citing the strength and service of Eleanor Roosevelt as the inspiration for this year’s breakfast, event chairperson Leslie Gross recalls Ms. Roosevelt’s words: I could not at any age be content to take my place in a corner by the fireside and simply look on. “Once again we will celebrate the extraordinary women whose commitment to North Hempstead has made it a wonderful place to live,” said Ms. Gross.

“I am pleased to announce that we are adding another group of outstanding women to our Women’s Roll of Honor,” said Supervisor Kaiman. “I invite all Town residents to help us honor the women who have made a continuing difference in the Town.

Since 1994, North Hempstead has held a Women’s History Month Breakfast to honor women who have made a contribution to their community, possess a special personal talent, or have accomplished a significant achievement through public or quiet work.

“Please join us as a guest at this year’s breakfast,” said Leslie Gross. “It’s on Thursday, March 27, from 8:00 am to 10:00 am at Clinton G. Martin Park in New Hyde Park. No reservation is necessary and admission is free.”

The 2008 Honorees

Nancy Cole

Shirley Darkeh

Nancy DeSorbo

Barbara Faticone

Gloria Giarratana

Minnie Gibbs

Addy Gordon

Jacqueline Harounian

Patricia Jenkins-Lewis

Gloria Landsberg

Seval LaRocca

Harriet Lewis

Gloria McGrath

Uma O'Donnell

Judy Otruba

Manhasset

Westbury

Mineola

Port Washington

New Hyde Park

Roslyn Heights

Roslyn Heights

Great Neck

Westbury

Great Neck

Manhasset

Great Neck

Great Neck

Manhasset

Port Washington

Photo Caption: Women's Roll of Honor Planning Committee at work: (l. to r.)
Town Clerk Leslie Gross, Donna Farrell, Carol Teta, and Stephanie Butt.