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Assemblywoman Sandy Galef (914) 941-1111
Galef’s Constituents Inducted into the Westchester County Senior Hall of Fame
Recognized for Their Dedication to Westchester, Honorees Include Volunteer in Galef’s Office
(December 10, 2012) On Monday, December 3, 2012, Assemblywoman Sandy Galef attended the Westchester County Senior Citizens Hall of Fame Luncheon where five of her constituents were inducted into this honorable group of individuals.
Among the honorees, Laura Seitz, a volunteer in Galef’s District Office, was awarded the honor for her help working with the Assemblywoman’s constituents as well as for numerous other accomplishments. Ms. Seitz has volunteered in Galef’s District Office for two years now, coming in multiple times a week to help constituents who contact the office as well as to assist with other work, including advocacy on issues of import to her. She has significantly contributed to the office, as well as to other organizations in Croton, and has helped improve the lives of many through her work.
The other four constituents also have significant accomplishments and their contributions have been recognized in their communities. Reverend Jeannette Phillips of Peekskill received a distinguished award for her work with Hudson River Health Care, the Preservation Company, and AME Zion Church, among other organizations she devotes her time to helping.
Joseph Lalak was honored for his work in Briarcliff Manor, as he has been a member of the Briarcliff Manor Fire Department for 41 years, and is also a Boy Scouts/Explorers Volunteer Leader.
Marie Turner of Cortlandt Manor was honored for her work at Hudson Valley Hospital Center for 27 years. She remains a member of the Hospital’s Auxiliary, and additionally, Ms. Turner is involved with the Peekskill Garden Club, the VanCortlandtville Historical Society and the Cortlandt-NorCort Seniors.
Carol Shanesy, of Croton, was honored for her commitment to the Croton Community Blood Program, her work with the Croton Housing Network, and her dedication to the Croton Arboretum, in addition to other volunteer work throughout Croton.
“I congratulate all five of my constituents for their distinguished work which made them worthy of being inducted into the Westchester County Senior Citizens Hall of Fame,” said Galef. “It is clear that their dedication to their communities has a lasting effect on the people they serve and work with, and they deserve the utmost admiration as new members of this Hall of Fame.”