***Friday, March 30th at 6 p.m.***

Brewster, N.Y. – (3/26/12) – Over the past several months, Senator Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson) has traveled to towns, villages and cities within his district to accept nominations for his district wide 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 culminate with a district-wide Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony.

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.

Former Congresswoman Sue Kelly (R-NY 19th) has confirmed her attendance and will be making opening remarks. In addition to Congresswoman Kelly each town and village will have a representative from their board on hand to honor each woman of distinction

What: Senator Ball’s 40th District Women of Distinction


Who:   Senator Greg Ball

Congresswoman Sue Kelly

Township Supervisors and Mayors

Amenia Honoree, Ann Linden

Bedford Honoree, Mary Beth Kass

Beekman Honoree, Phyllis Hughes

Brewster Honorees, Brewster-Carmel Garden Club

Buchanan Honoree, Dr. Virginia Rederer

Carmel Honoree, Dona DiMaggio

Cortlandt Honorees, Sheila Guida & Marie Turner

Croton Honoree, Rosalind Morrissey

Dover Honoree, Caroline Reichenberg

Kent Honoree, Annmarie Baisley

Lewisboro Honoree, Joann Vasi & Laurie Gagliardi (Posthumous)

Milan Honoree, Ann Mancini

Mount Kisco Honoree, Patricia Reilly

North Salem Honoree, Janice Hellwinkel

Northeast Honoree, Julie Schroeder

Patterson Honoree, Ginny Nacerino

Pawling Village Honoree, Nancy Tanner

Peekskill Honoree, Jeannette Phillips, Willie Mae Jackson, Mary Woods and Pearl Woods (Posthumous) – Hudson River Healthcare Founding Mothers

Pound Ridge, Wilma Rogalin (Posthumous)

Philipstown Honoree, Betty Budney

Putnam Valley Honoree, Kathleen McLaughlin

Somers Honoree, Thelma Barlow

Southeast Honoree, Eleanor Fitchen (Posthumous)

Yorktown Honoree, Katherine Quinn

Senator Ball Honoree, Erin Bentivegna

Senator Ball Honoree, Mary Monte

Senator Ball Honoree, Antoinette DeBellis

Senator Ball Honoree, Faye Garito


When: Friday, March 30, 2012, 6:00 p.m.


Where: Donald B. Smith, Putnam County Emergency Services Building

112 Old Route 6

Carmel, NY 10512



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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