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Women’s Symposium: Education to Entertainment

On March 29, women were invited to attend the second annual Women’s Symposium, Education to Entertainment: A Morning of Learning, Listening and Laughter, sponsored by the Floral Park Lions Club in collaboration with District 20k2. Through the generosity of the Sewanhaka Central High School District and Floral Park Memorial High School principal Dr. Kathleen Sottile and staff, the school hosted the event for the second year.

Women’s positions and responsibilities are constantly changing and there is an ongoing necessity to provide women with a forum by which to address these and other demands. The symposium concentrated on many current issues in 16 diversified and enlightening workshops.

The day began with the entertaining and delightful talents of local novelist, keynote speaker and workshop presenter Saralee Rosenberg, “Women’s Intuition: Miracle or Myth.”

Senator Jack Martins welcomed the women attending the opening of the event and presented the Lions with a banner announcing the day.

Attendees at the symposium had the opportunity to connect with other women throughout the day and share their experiences. Many of those present expressed that they learned a great deal. The feedback was that their workshops were very informative and up-to-date, outstanding and meaningful. The presenters were highly knowledgeable, fabulous, engaging, and easy to understand.

In addition to the outstanding workshops, those in attendance were able to shop from the wide assortment of sixteen vendors who filled the gymnasium with their wares and information that included jewelry, craft products, clothing, and other services.

The Women’s Symposium would like to thank the following presenters: Body King & One Sound Studio; Ellen O’Brien, Azureleaf Communications; Stephanie Larkin, Red Penguin Web Solutions; Dr. Beverly Adler; Lori Sullivan, Esq.; Mark Herbrich, P.T.; Brittany Gammarato, Pita Park Restaurant; Tracey Simon, director of Floral Park Library; Rosemarie Bou, D.C.; Michele Devine, A.V.P.- Wells Fargo advisors; Michael Calandra, Seishinkan Martial Arts; Kate Tuffy, MSEd., BCBA; Dr. Lauradonna Manno; Reva Gajer, RN,MSN, ANP and Sarah Siemers, ANP-BC.

In addition, Elliot Krakauer from the Lions Long Island Eye Bank and Donna Rosenblum from Reason2Smile, a non-profit organization that educates people how they can help provide funding for education, food, clothing, and healthcare to orphans and at-risk children in developing countries were in attendance.

The Floral Park Lions received a number of inquiries from women who expressed an interest in becoming a member of the Lions Club.  

The Floral Park Lions Club has been in existence since 1925 and has been a significant mainstay in Floral Park community; sponsoring and collaborating with many local educational, charitable, and service related endeavors. Every day, Lions Club International Foundation (LCIF) works to fulfill their mission: “To support the efforts of Lions clubs worldwide in serving their local communities and the world community as they carry out essential humanitarian service projects.” For information about the Lions Club, go to www.lions20k2.com or visit the Floral Park Lions Club Facebook page.

News

Girl Scouts of Nassau County recently recognized Krista Longobardi and Meaghan Smith, both students at Floral Park Memorial High School, for individually earning their Gold Award, the highest and most prestigious award within the Girl Scouts Organization. In order to be eligible for a Gold Award, a Girl Scout must have completed two Girl Scout Senior or Ambassador Journeys or have already received the Silver Award and completed one additional Journey. The Gold Award also requires the completion of 80-hours or more of an individual leadership Take Action project that makes a sustainable and measurable impact on an important issue, or need in the community, and that serves to educate and inspire others in the community.

Longobardi’s Girl Scout Gold Award Take Action Project, Pick Your Pet, teaches children ages 5-12 the benefits of owning a pet. She was able to educate her community on the adoption process, the best pet for your household, and how adoption can save an animal’s life. Longobardi’s love of animals made it easy to spread knowledge on this topic. She improved her communication and public speaking skills as a result of her project since she spoke in front of her community leaders and peers.

Saint Mary’s High School will host the 22nd Annual Don Monti Memorial Golf Classic and Fall Alumni Dinner on Thursday, Sept. 25, at Plandome Country Club. Following the golf outing, a dinner reception will take place where Tom Raleigh, of Floral Park, will be honored with the Timothy J. Coughlin ’76 Memorial Award for Outstanding Contributions to St. Mary’s High School.

Raleigh has deep connections to St. Mary’s High School and the Manhasset community. Four of Raleigh’s five children went to St. Mary’s: Tom, Jr. ’88, Brian, ’91, Katie ’93, Kevin ’95. Raleigh has been a loyal St. Mary’s advocate both as a past parent and former coach.  


Calendar

Town of Hempstead Board Meeting

Tuesday, September 2

Floral Park Senior Citizens’ Picnic

Tuesday, September 2

Village of Floral Park Board of Trustees To Meet

Tuesday, September 2



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