BRONXVILLE, N.Y. — With local Assemblywoman Amy Paulin (D-88) hosting the event for the second straight year, Bronxville's annual Women of Distinction Awards took place March 22, at which 10 women were honored for their community efforts.
The honorees were celebrated at a ceremony at the Bronxville Women’s Club as part of the area's Women’s History Month celebration.
The winners earned the designation for their work in education, humanitarian efforts, military service, community/civic affairs, healthcare, government, volunteerism and business.
The women honored were Christina J. Eldridge, Vicki Ford, Dr. Mary Giuffra, Jeanne Harrigan, Marilyn Wood Hill, Eloise Morgan, Irena Choi Stern, Mary Turino, Mary E. Westmoreland and Bronxville Mayor Mary Marvin, who was Paulin's co-host for the event.
“Susan B. Anthony wrote in a letter to [social activist and early women’s rights leader] Elizabeth Cady Stanton in 1902 that the duo was ‘compelled to leave the finish of the battle [for women’s rights] to another generation of women. There is an army of them where we were but a handful’. “Bronxville has an army of women who are changing history every day and today we honored ten of them,” Paulin said.
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