State Senator Patty Ritchie recognized 22 local “Women of Distinction” for their contributions to our region at a special ceremony held Thursday at the historic Roswell P. Flower Memorial Library in Watertown.
Five of them are residents of Oswego County.
“This year’s honorees represent such a wide variety of talents and accomplishments, everyone from educators and community volunteers to individuals in public service and entrepreneurs,” said Senator Ritchie.
“These women are true trailblazers who could have taken their talents anywhere. However, as a community, we’re so very lucky they have decided to put them to use right here in our region. I’m humbled to be able to honor them, and wish them the best of luck as they continue to make a difference.”
Those honored Thursday include:
Cheryl Nevius Rogers
St. Lawrence County
Joyce Ann Thomas Dalton
Judith Van Kennen
In addition to recognizing honorees, Thursday’s ceremony also featured a special performance by the “Camerata Singers” from the Carthage Central School District.
The New York State Senate’s “Women of Distinction” program honors women’s history in the Empire State by recognizing outstanding leaders from the present who are making a difference.
To learn more about this year’s honorees, please visit www.ritchie.nysenate.gov