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    Carmel, N.Y. – (3/30/12) – Over 30 women from throughout the Hudson Valley were honored at Senator Greg Ball’s (R, C – Patterson) Women of Distinction Hall of Fame. Among them was, Sheila Guida who was recognized for her distinguished volunteer service and civic commitment as a Woman of Distinction representing the Town of Cortlandt, New York.

    Created and hosted by Senator Ball, The Women Of Distinction Hall of Fame was designed to honor outstanding women from throughout the 40th Senate District. Each city, town and village within the Senator’s district was asked to nominate a woman to be honored at the event. All the nominees were formally honored and inducted in the Hall of Fame at a district-wide ceremony at The Donald B. Smith, Putnam County Emergency Services Building in Carmel, NY.

    A 2008 inductee into the Westchester County Senior Citizen Hall of Fame, Sheila Guida is a retired Medicaid Fair Hearing Preparation Clerk who now volunteers as the President of the Hudson Valley Hospital Center Auxiliary. Ms. Guida is also an officer of the Feeny Park Boys Club Auxiliary in New Rochelle, a reading tutor at Lincoln-Titus Elementary School, a volunteer at Cortlandt’s Family Fun Day, chairperson of the Nor-Cort Seniors “Cookie For Vets” food drive to serve coffee breaks at the VA Hudson Valley Health Care Campus at Montrose, co-chair of “Lap Robes for Vets,” and the chair of several fundraising events to raise money for the Hudson Valley Hospital Center.

    “Volunteering, you do it because you want to do it,” Ms. Guida said of her recognition as a Woman of Distinction. “You don’t do it for the cheers. You figure nobody is paying attention.”

    “The women who are here today were nominated by their communities, hand-picked because they chose a path of leadership, living a life of service before self,” said Senator Greg Ball. “Each one of these women here today is so well deserving of this honor because they have built a reputation of action, compassion and integrity a path that that stands as an example to all.”


    For more information or to speak with Senator Ball, please contact Joe Bachmeier: (845) 200-9716.