36Th Annual Recognition Day of Concerned Women of Brooklynby Representative Hakeem S. Jeffries
Posted on 2015-12-11
of new york
in the house of representatives
Friday, December 11, 2015
Mr. JEFFRIES. Mr. Speaker, I rise today in celebration of the 36th
Annual Recognition Day of Concerned Women of Brooklyn. This
organization has helped to make a difference in the lives of countless
women, their families and communities in Brooklyn for decades. On
December 12, 2015 at Giando's on the Water in Brooklyn, NY, this year's
honorees will be celebrated for their invaluable service.
The Concerned Women of Brooklyn are proud to honor 12 prominent individuals selected for distinguishing themselves in their chosen fields. Ms. Georgetta Belton, Director of Culinary Ministry at Bethany Baptist Church, Mr. Frank Boswell, Executive Director of Bushwick Economic Development Corporation, Mr. Edie Gonzalez-Devonish, Educational Director of Two by Two Child Care, Dr. Benjamin Igwe, President and CEO of Family Service Network of New York, Mr. Winchester Key, President and CEO of East New York Urban Youth Corporation, Reverend Rose M. King-Bennett of Associated Minister Greater Bright Light Missionary Baptist Church, Ms. Judy D. Newton, independent consultant and community advocate and Reverend Marsha Scipio, Esq. Executive Director of Berean Community and Family Life Center are recipients of Concerned Women of Brooklyn's Excellence in Community and Civic Services.
[[Page E1778]] Dr. Jonah Green, Medical Staff President of Woodhull Medical Center, Ms. Marcia Peters, JD, Senior Associated Executive Director at Bellevue Hospital Center and Dr. Ramanathan Raju, President and CEO of the New York City Health + Hospitals are recipients of Concerned Women of Brooklyn's Excellence in Health Services and Ms. Jani Selestine Ahay, a New England College student is the recipient of the Peggy Pinchback Scholarship Award.
I commend these honorees for their dedication, commitment and contribution to serving the people of Brooklyn.
Mr. Speaker, I ask that you and my other distinguished colleagues join me in celebrating the 36th Annual Recognition Day of Concerned Women of Brooklyn and these 12 wonderful honorees.