Carmel, N.Y. – (3/30/12) – Over 30 women from throughout the Hudson Valley were honored at Senator Greg Ball’s (R, C – Patterson) Women of Distinction Hall of Fame. Among them was, Julie Schroeder who was recognized for her distinguished volunteer service and civic commitment as a Woman of Distinction representing the Town of North East, New York.

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 was asked to nominate a woman to be honored at the event. All the nominees were formally honored and inducted in the Hall of Fame at a district-wide ceremony at The Donald B. Smith, Putnam County Emergency Services Building in Carmel, NY.

In partnership with her husband, Julie Schroeder is the owner and operator of Silamar Farm, which successfully transitioned from a dairy farm to a vegetable, fruit, and crop farm with a retail farm market. Ms. Schroeder is on the Board of Directors for the Dutchess County Farm Bureau, the Advisory Board of Farmland Preservation for the Dutchess County Legislature, and a principal in the formation of the local Agriculture District. Ms. Schroeder serves the Town of North East as the chair of the Zoning Board of Appeals, and as a member of the Zoning Board Committee. As chair of the North East Republican Committee, Ms. Schroeder oversaw Eastern Dutchess County for George Pataki’s Senatorial Campaign.

Ms. Schroeder volunteers for the Dutchess County Nutrition Center in Millerton, delivering meals, with the Red Cross Care Car, and with Immaculate Conception Parish as a CCD instructor.

“The woman who are here today were nominated by their communities, hand-picked because they chose a path of leadership, living a life of service before self,” said Senator Greg Ball. “Each one of these women here today is so well deserving of this honor because they have built a reputation of action, compassion and integrity a path that that stands as an example to all.”

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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