Monthly Archives: April 2012

The Center for the Women of NY celebrated its 25th anniversary with a Gala Luncheon

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A beautiful afternoon was spent Saturday April 28th at the Douglaston Manor and Golf Club Douglaston, NY. I met a terrific group of caring people who support this organization filled with hard-working volunteers who are dedicated to women achieving full equality in society.

This their 25th year’s honorees include:
Woman of Distinction, Matilda Raffa Cuomo, Former First Lady of New York State
Community Service Award, Hon. Catherine Nolan, NYS Assemblywoman, Chair of Education Committee
Hon. Elizabeth Crowley, New York State Councilwoman
Hon. Catherine Glover, Esq., NYS Democratic State Committeewomen
Sasha Greene, LMSW, Director, UFT Retiree Social Services
Hon. Grace Meng, New York State Assemblywoman
Hon. Evelyn Roth, Nassau County Commissioner for the Aging
Sue Sutera, Physical Ed. Coach, Jamaica High School

CWNY “Good Guy” Awards are for men who support their efforts and share their goal of achieving equal rights for women:
Hon. Edward C. Braunstein, New York State Assemblyman
Alan Kaufman, Treasurer, CEO, Melrose Credit Union
Fred Papert, President, The 42nd Street Development Corp.
Gregory Clague, CLTC, LUTCF, Financial Services Executive, MetL

The Center under the guidance from Ann Jawin, has shown that women working together can be an effective force. We are a voluntary, non-profit organization existing primarily on dues from our members and on the volunteer efforts of business, professional and community women. The Celebration of “Women in Leadership” Awards honors women of diverse backgrounds who are committed to women’s rights and have made significant contributions to our community.