East End Women’s Network Awarded Scholarships to three local high school seniors, June meeting included scholarship presentation and board elections
RIVERHEAD, NY – The East End Women’s Network (EEWN) awarded college scholarships of one thousand dollars ($1,000) each to three high school seniors during their Wednesday, June 17th membership meeting at Birchwood of Polish Town Restaurant in Riverhead.
Each year the East End Women’s Network awards college scholarships to local young women selected by the organizations scholarship committee. Due to their successful fundraising efforts over the last few years, the network has been able to increase the award to the current amount of one thousand dollars for all three award recipients.
This year EEWN received over forty-five college scholarship applications. As part of the application procedure each young woman submitted an essay discussing “What makes a leader” and the scholarship recipients recited their essays at the June awards event. This year’s college scholarship recipients were Adrianna Lawson of Mattituck, Theresa Bender of Shoreham, and Julia Saccamano of Southold.
As they read their essays, each scholarship recipient offered her own insightful perspective on leadership. Adrianna Lawson, who works Amano in Mattituck, is actively involved in her schools art clubs and wishes to pursue a career in the arts, said “Being president [of a club] does not automatically make you a leader, what you do with that sense of responsibility and privilege to inspire others to be great is what makes someone a leader.” She added “Everyone has a leader inside of them; it’s just a matter of unleashing it for everyone to see.”
Similarly, Theresa Bender said “The job of a leader is to guide the members of the group along a path that makes each person feel valued and important and that enables the common goal to be achieved.” Bender, who has had the opportunity to intern at Brookhaven National Lab when not working as a referee at children’s soccer games, aspires to pursue a career in aerospace or aeronautical engineering.
Julia Saccamano, who works at Southold Free Library and is an accomplished musician, volunteers her time at First Presbyterian Church and writes book reviews for the Cutchogue Library. “Others can write and represent but there is always someone who is needed to operate in the background and lead.” Said Saccammano – referring to her leadership role as editor of her school newspaper. Julia intends to major in Chemical Engineering.
Following the scholarship award presentations, The East End Women’s Network also held their annual elections for their Board of Directors for the 2015/2016 year. The newly elected and re-elected board members were then sworn-in by Southold Town Councilwoman Jill Doherty.
Due to the organizations term limits, former Vice President Helen Minieri Stacy succeeded Jennifer Maertz as President of EEWN as Maertz moves into the honorary board position of President Emeritus after serving as President of since 2013.
Additional board members elected on Wednesday night include: Vice President, Judy McCleery; Secretary, Sharon Hogan; Treasurer, Irene Damato; Membership Chair, Julie Ott; Program Chair, Carolyn Walter; Publicity Chair, Melanie McEvoy; Newsletter Chair, Kathleen Hendrickson; E-Chair, Megan Heckman; Nominating Chair, Carolyn London; and Director’s-at-Large, Gia Heeg, Annelle Lewis, and Maryjane Raynor.
Photo credit: Judy McCleery of Vivid Visions Photo-Graphics
Please join us to celebrate the 2015 East End Women’s Network Scholarship Winners.
This is our last meeting until September so don’t miss it!
When: Wednesday, June 17, 2015. 5:30-8pm. 5:30pm begins cocktails and networking. The dinner program and scholarship presentation begins at 6pm.
Where: The Birchwood of Polish Town (under new ownership) – In The Montepulciano Room – 512 Pulaski Street, Riverhead NY.
Members with RSVP: $40, Non-members and members who register at the door: $45. All are welcome to attend and we encourage you to bring a friend.
Please join us in congratulating Melanie McEvoy as we honor her at our Woman of the Year Member Mixer on Tuesday, May 19th.
Our apologies as this event is at capacity, and no more reservations are being accepted.
East End Women’s Network Members Voted!
We are proud to announce that Melanie McEvoy has been selected as our 2015 Woman of The Year!
When: Tuesday, May 19, 2015. 5:30-8pm.
Where: Pace’s Dockside Restaurant at Strong’s Water Club & Marina, 2255 Wickham Ave, Mattituck, NY 11952.
Women Making History Panel
We’re excited to present a panel discussion of fascinating women who are making a difference in their communities. This will be a panel discussion with a moderator; panelists include women who work full time and/or raise their families while finding time to volunteer in their communities and give back. Jennifer Maertz will conduct the panel discussion.
When: Wednesday, March 25, 2015. 5:30-8pm.
Where: Buoy One Restaurant, 62 Montauk Highway, Westhampton NY
Speakers: Terry Hoffer, Yvonne Leiblein, and Isabel Sepúlveda-de Scanlon
Women in Leadership Event
Rosemary Bova of Bova Enterprises will discuss the changing role of women in leadership including increased understanding and methods leveraging communication differences between men and women in order to strengthen the effectiveness of your team and the profitability of your business.
When: Wednesday, February 25, 2015. 5:30-8pm.
Where: Villa Paul Restaurant, 162 West Montauk Hwy., Hampton Bays
Rosemary Bova of Bova Enterprises, Presenter
Rosemary A. Bova, President and Founder of Bova Enterprises, Inc. is an organizational engagement expert with over two decades of experience in the areas of organizational design and human development. She will be presenting on the topic of Women in Leadership.
New Year, New YOU! What are your business goals for 2015? Short term? Mid term? Long term?
When: Wednesday, January 21, 2015 (snow date Jan. 28). 5:30-8pm.
Where: Caso Basso Restaurant, 59 Montauk Hwy., Westhampton
Led by Dr. Majo Jacinto
Dr. Majo Jacinto is a Department Chair, Briarcliff College
Business, Accounting & Technology
CPA & Subject Matter Expert
Our 2014 Holiday Party is Here!
WHEN: November 19th, 5:30-8pm
WHERE: Sea Star Ballroom, Hyatt Hotel, Riverhead
FEE: $50 Members with reservations, $60 Non Members
Includes a complementary glass of wine, hors d’oeuvres and light buffet dinner.
OCTOBER NETWORKING DINNER – OCT. 22
LEARN HOW TO GET MONEY FOR YOUR BUSINESS FROM THREE EXPERTS IN THE INDUSTRY!
We have representatives from the banking industry, the Small Business Administration and a leading grant writer. Come and be inspired to grow your business!
In addition, we are holding a mini Business Expo, featuring three local businesses. It should be a fantastic meeting. Please come!!
Date: October 22, 2014
Location: Riverhead Polish Hall, 214 Marcy Avenue, Riverhead NY
Time: Networking starts at 5:30, Dinner and Presentation at 6:00
Fee: $40 members/$45 non members
RSVP by October 21