[From left to right] Sara Vasilakos of Wantagh, Theresa Ruescher of North Bellmore, Doreen Moran of Merrick, Heather Berberich of Merrick, Berta Weinstein of Merrick, Michelina Saracino of Merrick, Assemblyman Dave McDonough (R,C,I-Merrick), Virginia Ott of Wantagh, Dawn Cirino-Sambade of North Merrick, Nancy Evans of Levittown, C.J. Marie of North Bellmore, Dominique Tirino of Merrick, Dr. Jamie Rockwin of Merrick and Rachel Roslow of Merrick.
Assemblyman Dave McDonough (R,C,I-Merrick) once again hosted an event to honor local women who have made tremendous contributions to their community in the fields of volunteerism, education, military service, community and civic affairs, government, healthcare, business and humanitarian efforts. The 2017 Women of Distinction ceremony took place at the Merrick Library in Merrick with McDonough awarding an official Assembly Citation to each woman who was selected.
This is a wonderful event that allows me to give back to those women who have dedicated their lives to making our community a better place to live, work and raise a family, McDonough said. I hear so many tremendous and heartwarming stories year after year through this event that allow me to appreciate the selfless and dedicated individuals we have here on Long Island. It was my pleasure to honor these 13 women and I am pleased to know our community is filled with such great people.