Frank Hollister of Warsaw, New York, began his service in the United StatesArmy on September 11, 1969. He proudly served through September 1971, but his commitment and dedication to his community and his fellow veterans continues today.
Sheila Meegan is a lifelong resident of West Seneca, who has devoted countless hours to her community throughout her life. Ms. Meegan has been involved with a number of community organizations including the West Seneca Parent Teacher Organization, West Seneca Youth Hockey, Queen of Heaven Carnival, Relay for Life and The United Way, to name a few! Ms. Meegan was also a dedicated Catholic Catechist at Queen of Heaven and St. John Vianney Parishes for 23 years.
Marlene L. Roll is the personifi cation of service: service to her country, service to her community, and service to her fellow soldiers and veterans.The current Commander of the Erie County Council of Veterans of Foreign Wars, Marlene has been active in Western New York military and veteran affairs since she fi rst enlisted in the United State Army Reserves in 1986, serving as an operating room technician through 1994, including 5 months spent as part of Operation Desert Shield and Operation Desert Storm.
Karen O’Hara has long been recognized for her energy and commitment to improving her community and the world around her. In 2011, she was selected as Mrs. New York and was New York State’s delegate to the Mrs. America Pageant, a prime time television special featuring the most accomplished married women of America. She also holds the title of Mrs. New York International 2013.
Ted N. Wilkinson enlisted in the U.S. Army in October of 1969, during the height of the Vietnam War. In Vietnam, after two tours, the first with 20th Engineer Brigade and the second with the Engineer Command Brigade, Ted was honorably discharged in 1972.
For his service to our nation, Ted was awarded the Good Conduct medal, the National Defense Service Medal, an Army Commendation Medal, two Bronze Stars, Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross, with a palm leaf, Vietnam Campaign Ribbon, Vietnam Service Ribbon with four campaign stars, Presidential Unit Citation, Unit Civil Action Citation, and the New York State Conspicuous Cross.
Catherine “Kate” Kingsley’s personal and professional life is a profile in generosity. Ms. Kingsley views the needs and concerns of her neighbors and community as opportunities to lend her time ,care, and talent.
Corporal Mark P. O’Brien served two distinguished tours of duty as a United States Marine, the latter of which was during arguably the most dangerous period of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Since returning to civilian life, Corporal O’Brien’s actions and attitude off the battlefield continue to make his family, friends, community, country, and corps proud.
Corporal O’Brien first joined the Marines in 2001. At that time, he was working towards a degree in criminal justice to possibly pursue a future career in law enforcement, like other members of his family.
Janet Miller has compiled a lifetime of accomplishments that make her more than worthy to be honored as a Woman of Distinction. She spent much of her adult life being a loving mother and wife, while operating Plato Brook Farms, with her husband, Russell and son, Kent.
But what truly sets Ms. Miller apart, is her dedication and commitment to community, particularly her service with the Wyoming County Community Health System. She has been an active member of the Board of Managers since 1993, and was just recently named Co-Chair of the Capital One Campaign to improve the Wyoming County Community Hospital.
I would like to thank Royalton-Hartland Elementary School and their students for participating in our Earth Day Poster Competition. In keeping with the theme of our Earth Day Celebration of “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.” We will celebrate and honor Earth Day this year by displaying your work on my website. Also, each participant will receive a certificate acknowledging their participation in the competition. Thank you and don’t forget to “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle!”
I would like to thank Canandaigua Elementary School and their students for participating in our Earth Day Poster Competition. In keeping with the theme of our Earth Day Celebration of “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.” We will celebrate and honor Earth Day this year by displaying your work on my website. Also, each participant will receive a certificate acknowledging their participation in the competition. Thank you and don’t forget to “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle!”