Croton-on-Hudson, N.Y. – (3/19/12) – During the Monday night’s village board meeting the Village of Croton-on-Hudson selected Rosalind Morrissey as their nomination for Senator Greg Ball’s (R, C – Patterson) Women of Distinction Hall of Fame.

Created and hosted by Senator Ball, The Women Of Distinction Hall of Fame was designed to honor outstanding women from throughout the 40th Senate District. Each city, town and village within the Senator’s district has been asked to nominate a woman to be honored at an event, which will cumulate with a district-wide Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony.

“Rosalind is an extraordinary woman who stands as an example to all. Living a life of service before self, she has built a well-deserved reputation of a woman of action, compassion and integrity”, said Senator Ball. “I am honored to accept her nomination!”

Rosalind Morrissey founded the community blood program in 1970, which has collected thousands of donations and saved many lives hosting a total of 83 blood drives. She has served on the board of Trustees of Temple Israel, Croton-on-Hudson for 10 years, has been a member of board of trustees of the Croton Council on the Arts since 2004 and also currently serves as publicity director and liaison to the Croton Harmon High School.

In addition to Senator Ball’s Women of Distinction nomination Rosalind has also received The Woman of the Year award from the Croton Chamber of Commerce in 1977, The Dr. Samuel Kahn Humanitarian Award in 1982, The Laura Blanchfield Award from the N.Y. Blood Center in 2002 and was also inducted into the Westchester County Senior Hall of Fame in 2009.

Rosalind, who was unfortunately not able to attend the nomination ceremony, said in a statement, “I am honored to be nominated for Senator Ball’s Women of Distinction Hall of Fame however, all the things I have done, I have not done alone. I live in a very cooperative town. Croton is a town of givers, we have a lot of support.”

“Ros Morrissey is the very definition of a community volunteer with her cheerful decades of service,” said Croton-on-Hudson Mayor Leo Wiegman. “Ros has done so much for many organizations in Croton, most notably for her leadership role in the blood drive as well as with the Croton Council on the Arts.”

Senator Ball will hold a ceremony and reception at 6 p.m. on March 30, 2012 at the Putnam Emergency Services Center to welcome his first class of honorees, recognizing women of distinction from each town village and city.


For more information or to speak with Senator Ball, please contact Joe Bachmeier, (845) 200-9716


About Greg Ball

Assemblyman Greg Ball (R, C, I – Patterson) is the Senator for New York State's 40th district. A former Vice President of Exceed International Development Corporation, Ball holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from the United States Air Force Academy, is currently completing his Masters Thesis of Liberal Studies in International Affairs at Georgetown University, and received an honorable discharge in 2005 at the rank of Captain after service as an active duty officer in the United States Air Force. View all posts by Greg Ball →
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