Friday, June 1, 2012

Sen. Perkins to honor Sue Susman at Sat. June 7 Pot Luck

For Immediate Release: May 30, 2012

Perkins Names Sue Susman-  A Woman Of Distinction

Annual Program Honors Women’s Contributions to Our Community

(Harlem, NY) NYS Senator Bill Perkins., announced that his selection for this year’s “Woman of Distinction” from his 30th District, Sue Susman, an upper west side civic activist who received that special recognition from the NYS Senate at the May 15th  Albany ceremony. Each of the 62 Senators’ honorees from throughout the state were part of a special exhibit comprising their photos and biographies and proclaiming the contributions of such exemplary New York women. Each year, the Senate invites local residents to nominate friends, coworkers and neighborhood leaders whose outstanding work on behalf of their communities makes them deserving of the honor.

Unable to attend the Albany Ceremony, Sue Susman will be awarded her Citation in person on Saturday, June 2nd at 7:30 PM during the Central Park Gardens Tenants Association Annual Pot Luck Dinner.  The Annual Dinner will take place at 50 West 97th St., in the Community Room.

“There are remarkable women in our midst whose lives, work or special accomplishments contribute to making our communities better, making our families stronger and serve as special examples to others,” said Senator Perkins. “The Senate’s ‘Women of Distinction’ Program provides a special opportunity to honor these women for their achievements and to thank them for the pride they bring to our communities.”

Previous winners in the annual event have included leading women from the world of business, academics and civic life, as well as those who have performed heroic or selfless acts, made significant discoveries or provided examples of personal excellence against difficult odds.

The Women of Distinction Program was created as part of the Senate’s celebration of Women’s History Month. In addition to recognizing present-day women, each March, the Senate hosts a display in the
Legislative Office Building that honors other distinguished women from New York’s past, from leaders of the 19th Century suffragist movement to pioneers in education, science and the arts.

For More information contact Cordell Cleare, Chief of Staff, Senator Bill Perkins at  212-222-7315.