FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact:
Paulette Crabiel Wahler
Chair, Middlesex County Commission on the Status of Women
732-828-1331 or Crabiel@aol.com

or

Nancy Nicola
Vice Chair, Middlesex County Commission on the Status of Women
732-236-6251

Ticket information: The “Citizen of the Year” banquet is scheduled for 6 p.m. March 23 at the Pines Manor in Edison. Tickets, $50 per person, must be reserved by March 14. For tickets or information, call 732-745-4518 or visit http://co.middlesex.nj.us/humanservices.

 

 

10 Middlesex County Women Honored for Achievements, Service to Community

 The Middlesex County Commission on the Status of Women
to Hold First ‘Citizen of the Year’ Awards Dinner

 

FEBRUARY 24, 2011 -- One of the world’s foremost global experts in prenatal, childhood and adolescent infectious diseases, the founder of one of the most successful realtors in Central Jersey, the queen of tween fashion and a tireless fighter for the Hispanic community in Central Jersey are among 10 Middlesex County women who will each be honored as “Citizen of the Year.”

The newly reactivated Middlesex County Commission on the Status of Women will honor these women, who have made significant contributions to their chosen fields, at a banquet to be held March 23 at the Pines Manor in Edison.

“I am completely awed by the talent, tenacity and achievements of the 10 women we will honor,” said Middlesex County Freeholder Blanquita B. Valenti, a member of the Commission. “They are fantastic role models who truly make a difference in their communities. They help make Middlesex County the Greatest County in the Land!”

The honorees are:

Anna M. Aschkenes, Executive Director of the Middlesex County Cultural and Heritage Commission, will receive a Special Recognition Award. Aschkenes is responsible for the daily operations and with the support of Board of Chosen Freeholders, sets the vision and goals of largest Cultural and Heritage Commission in New Jersey, serving a population of nearly 800,000 persons.

The women will be feted at 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 23 at the Pines Manor in Edison. Tickets, $50 per person, must be reserved by March 14. For tickets or information, call 732-745-4518 or visit http://co.middlesex.nj.us/humanservices.

The Middlesex County Board of Chosen Freeholders has revived the Commission on the Status of Women under the guidance of Freeholder Blanquita Valenti. The Commission advocates for all women in Middlesex County by developing an effective forum to identify and address women’s issues and concerns.  

Serving on the Commission on the Status of Women are: Freeholder Blanquita B. Valenti, Paulette Crabiel Wahler (Chair), Nancy Nicola (Vice Chair), Andrea Mackaronis, Chanelle McCullum, North Brunswick Councilwoman Catherine Nicola, Elizabeth Raspa, Linda Van Derveer, and Debbie Wisniewski.

 

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