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Assemblywoman Michelle Schimel was the Keynote Speaker at the League of Women Voters Brunch.

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Assemblywoman Michelle Schimel (center) and League of Women Voters President Rachael Krinsky from West Hempstead (on Michelle's left) congratulate the honorees.
Assemblywoman Michelle Schimel Keynote Speaker at League of Women Voters Brunch

Great Neck, New York-Assemblywoman Michelle Schimel was the Keynote Speaker at the League of Women Voters of Nassau County's "Celebrating Women of Courage and Vision" brunch held on March 18th to commemorate Women's History Month.

The League of Women Voters (LWV) honored four women, Dr. Marsha J. Tyson Darling, Director of the Center for African, Black and Caribbean Studies at Adelphi University, Nassau County Legislator Denise Ford, Hempstead Councilwoman Dorothy L. Goosby, and Veteran Maria Ortiz of the United States Army, for their distinguished service and accomplishments.

In addition, the LWV gave special recognition to Shirley Siegel, a Great Neck resident known for her passionate environmental activism and a long time member and past President of the League of Women Voters. Ms. Siegel passed away in November 2011.

"The women honored today as well as the members of the League of Women Voters are the epitome of leadership. They are passionate about their beliefs and set an example for all of us to follow. We are all in this together. We cannot rely on our elected officials to determine the course of our lives without loud, persistent input from the people that put them there," said Assemblywoman Michelle Schimel.