Annual Program Honors Women’s Contributions to Our Community
(Queens, NY) NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr., announced that his selection for this year’s “Woman of Distinction” from his Queens district is Lorraine Sciulli, a Middle Village civic activist who received that special recognition from the NYS Senate at a May 15 Albany ceremony. Each of the 62 Senators’ honorees from throughout the state is now part of a special exhibit comprising their photos and biographies and proclaiming the contributions of such exemplary New York women. Each year, the Senate invites local residents to nominate friends, coworkers and neighborhood leaders whose outstanding work on behalf of their communities makes them deserving of the honor.
Senator Addabbo is also offering the complete, online 2012 Women of Distinction exhibit through his Senate web site, www.addabbo.nysenate.gov (scroll down to bottom of page, 3rd column-Initiatives-click on last link, “Women of Distinction Honoring Women of New York”). You may also access Lorraine Sciulli’s individual page via this convenient link: http://www.nysenate.gov/story/lorraine-sciulli.
“There are remarkable women in our midst whose lives, work or special accomplishments contribute to making our communities better, making our families stronger and serve as special examples to others,” said Senator Addabbo. “The Senate’s ‘Women of Distinction’ Program provides a special opportunity to honor these women for their achievements and to thank them for the pride they bring to our communities.”
Previous winners in the annual event have included leading women from the world of business, academics and civic life, as well as those who have performed heroic or selfless acts, made significant discoveries or provided examples of personal excellence against difficult odds.
The Women of Distinction Program was created as part of the Senate’s celebration of Women’s History Month. In addition to recognizing present-day women, each March, the Senate hosts a display in the Legislative Office Building that honors other distinguished women from New York’s past, from leaders of the 19th Century suffragist movement to pioneers in education, science and the arts.