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Town Officials Celebrate The Remarkable Women of North Hempstead

April 2, 2014
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Town Officials Celebrate The Remarkable Women of North Hempstead
The 21st Annual Women’s Roll of Honor Breakfast honors 15 local women

North Hempstead, NY – In celebration of Women’s History Month, Town Supervisor Judi Bosworth joined Town Clerk Wayne Wink in honoring 15 local women this week at the 21st Annual May W. Newburger Women’s Roll of Honor Breakfast at Harbor Links Club House.

The breakfast is named for North Hempstead’s first female Supervisor, May W. Newburger, who paved the way for other women to enter into public service.

The honorees, all of whom have made positive contributions to the quality of life in their own community, hail from neighborhoods all across North Hempstead including Albertson, Great Neck, Kings Point, Port Washington, Manhasset, Roslyn, Williston Park and Westbury.

“This wonderful event is always inspiring and uplifting,” said Supervisor Bosworth. “We are truly blessed in the Town of North Hempstead with so many accomplished and talented women who give of their time and their selves to make their community better place to live. I also thank our Town Clerk Wayne Wink for hosting the ceremony.”

Wink opened the ceremony by speaking about the many women role models in his life, including his mother, grandmother, former Town Councilperson Barbara Johnson, May Newburger and current Supervisor Bosworth. He referred to the Supervisor as a guiding force and a wonderful mentor who provided stability, integrity and calm.

“Women’s history is human history,” Wink said. “It’s fitting that we honor these women here today and celebrate their accomplishments, because we are all better for knowing them.”

Actress Shirley Romaine continued her tradition of presenting an inspirational reading to the crowd, this year’s being from the late Nora Ephron.

This year’s honorees were:
Marie Bellon, Port Washington
Cathy Benilivy, Great Neck
Karin Campbell, Westbury
Ama Darkeh, Westbury
Debra Harari, Port Washington
Maggie Hoffman, Great Neck
Parvaneh Khodadadian, Kings Point
Barbara Levine, Roslyn
Marie Meagher, Williston Park
Katherine Ann Radigan, Manhasset
Mary Reardon, Williston Park
Rebecca Sassouni, Great Neck
Ann Tarcher, Great Neck
Lee Barnett Temares, Plandome
Christine Turner, Albertson

Supervisor Judi Bosworth meets with the honorees and their friends and family during the 21th Annual Women’s Roll of Honor held at the Clubhouse at Harbor Links.

Town Clerk Wayne Wink addresses the crowd.

Supervisor Judi Bosworth speaks to a full house at the 21th Annual Women’s Roll of Honor held at the Clubhouse at Harbor Links.

North Hempstead Supervisor Judi Bosworth, Town Clerk Wayne Wink, the Town Board, County Legislators, and honorees celebrate the 21th Annual Women’s Roll of Honor.
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