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, Rosalind Morrissey who was recognized for her distinguished volunteer service and civic commitment as a Woman of Distinction representing the Village of Croton-On-Hudson, 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.
An artist and a retired high school teacher, Rosalind Morrissey is the founder of Community Blood Drive, which held 83 blood drives since 1970 in addition to emergency drives during shortage periods. Community Blood Drive has collected thousands of donated pints of blood, saving countless lives. Ms. Morrissey has previously served on the Board of Trustees for Temple Israel in Croton-on-Hudson, organized and escorted high school field trips on non-school days to places of cultural interest, such as the Metropolitan Opera, the Met Museum, and the Brooklyn Museum. Currently, Ms. Morrissey volunteers as publicity director and liaison for the Croton Harmon High School and as a member of the Croton Council on the Arts Board of Trustees.
Ms. Morrissey is the 1977 Croton Chamber of Commerce Woman of the Year, and has earned several awards including the “Dr. Samuel Kahn Humanitarian” Award, the “Laura Blanchfield” Award from the New York Blood Center, and certificates of appreciation from Congresswoman Nita M. Lowey and Westchester County Executive Andrew P. O’Rourke. In 2009, Ms. Morrissey was inducted into the Westchester County Senior Hall of Fame.
“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.