I have been invited to present at this NOW – Putnam Chapter awards evening.  You are all welcome to attend and join me there:

The First Annual Putnam County Women of Worth Awards

Thursday, November 13, 2008

6 PM

Mahopac Public Library

Mahopac, New York

Welcome to  The First Annual Putnam County Women of Worth Awards.   The Mahopac Public Library , Mahopac , New York.



 What is a Women of Worth Award? It is a women who is accomplished on many levels, to include personal, professional and spiritual. She is valued and places service above herself.  A Women of Worth is a Leader and continues to inspire others. She is humble and respected.  


Opening will be the Pledge of Allegiance and the National Anthem, Vocalist TBA


Introduction  of Host: Kathleen G. Meyerson Vice President NOW NY 0470

Reading What is a Women of Worth


 Host for the Evening:

M. Laura Leonard President National Organization For Women, Putnam County NY Chapter 0470


Marcia A. Pappas National Organization For Women New York State President Presentation


Wendy Wild  Member  Westchester National Organization For Women


Elected Officials Presentation

Congressmen John Hall


Presentation from the New York State Senate

Senator  Vincente Liebell

Senior Senator Chuck Schumer

Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton (in the event of a last minute schedule change) Presenting for Senator Clinton will be Enid Wieshaus Office of the Senator.


Presentation from Putnam County , New York

County Executive  Robert Bondi


The Putnam County Legislation

Legislator  Mary Ellen O’Dell

Legislator  Mary Conklin


Honorable District Attorney Adam Levy


Introduction and Presentations of The Women of Worth Recipients


Lynne Echardt


Susan Spear


Margaret Yonco Haines


Jennifer Maher


Margaret Flannery



Presentation: Retired  NYPD Captain Andrew D. Stefano will receive a Certificate of Merit for holding a forum on Domestic Violence and supporting Women’s Organizations such as NOW and The League of Women Voters.


Tribute from Family, Friends and Associates to the Award Winners


Political Satire Comedy and Recovering Lawyer : Madeleine  Begun  Kane


Welcome the Student Body From Vassar College Women’s Studies Program


Speaker from Vassar College: Ms. Allison Bloom, Women’s Study Program


Nada Khader from WESPAC  Foundation


Christine Torino from  Local Putnam Media


Thank you for coming to  celebrate and honor these women who have and continue to give to the County of Putnam, New York.


This Event catered by Primo Deli of Southeast, New York

Owner: Mr. Michael Mazzi


This Event is  supported by Putnam County NOW Chapter New York 0470. This is the 88Th Year when some very brave and courageous women worked hard to ensure Women’s Rights and the right to Vote, which took place in Seneca Falls, New York. Some of those Women of Worth are Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony.


Sign up Tables:

You will have the opportunity to become new members of Putnam County League of Women Voters, WESPAC Foundation, NOW and The Red Cross


There is donation of $20.00 at the door. Please pick up your name tag upon entrance to Event.


It is our hope that this event will continue so that we are able to give a Scholarship to a deserving young Women of Worth, there will be a raffle at the end of the evening, you must be present to win!