Honoring Eileen Masonby Representative Eliot L. Engel
Posted on 2013-12-23
of new york
in the house of representatives
Monday, December 23, 2013
Mr. ENGEL. Mr. Speaker, Eileen Mason arrived in Larchmont in 1968 in
pursuit of a good local school for her three year-old daughter, Alison,
and later a son, Gregory. Eileen was very active in the PTA. As Health
and Safety Chair at the Murray Avenue School, she spearheaded the drive
which although failing to reinstall the traffic light, resulted in the
school system's first school crossing guard.
From 1972 to 1983 she worked to create after school clubs for ``latch-key kids'' and help mainstream students with disabilities. In 1980, she was chair of the Middle States High School Evaluation team for School and Community.
Eileen became interested in the cable franchise proposals in the late 'seventies while doing publicity for several local organizations including the Girl Scouts, The Garden Club of Larchmont, the Woman's Club of Larchmont and the PTA. Offering news to the community has been the focus of her thirty years with LMC-TV.
Her own original programs started with ``It's Your Community'' and the establishment of water control measures at the Reservoir and coastal zone management and environmental concerns. She produced a series on Save the Sound, a Connecticut organization based in Stamford, as well as programs for the Federated Conservationists of Westchester County.
Other organizations benefitting from her coverage are the League of Woman Voters, Summit, Cancer Support Team, Girl Scouts, Kemper Memorial Park Preservation, Hispanic Resource Center, Mamaroneck Library's Children's Department and Larchmont Public Library's Friends, Rye Arts Center, Memorial Day and Holocaust Memorial events.
For the past twelve years she has produced monthly programs for Larchmont-Mamaroneck Interfaith Council. I congratulate Eileen Mason who is being awarded the Special Recognition Award for her extraordinary contributions to LMC-TV productions as a volunteer.