Patty Ritchie's posts related to Women

RITCHIE’S “WOMEN OF DISTINCTION” DISPLAY MOVES TO HANNIBAL LIBRARY

Display Encourages People to Learn About Notable Female New Yorkers

State Senator Patty Ritchie has announced her “Women of Distinction” display has moved to the Hannibal Free Library, located at 162 Oswego St. in Hannibal.  The display is available for viewing during regular business hours.    

Read more...

MEXICO PUBLIC LIBRARY HOSTS RITCHIE “WOMEN OF DISTINCTION” DISPLAY

Display Encourages People to Learn About Notable Female New Yorkers

State Senator Patty Ritchie has announced her “Women of Distinction” exhibit is on display at the Mexico Public Library, located at 3269 Main Street in Mexico.  The display is available for viewing during regular business hours.   

Read more...

RITCHIE’S “WOMEN OF DISTINCTION” DISPLAY MOVES TO CENTRAL SQUARE LIBRARY

Invites People to Learn About Women’s History in New York State

State Senator Patty Ritchie has announced her “Women of Distinction” exhibit is on display at the Central Square Library, located at 637 South Main Street in Central Square.  The display is available for viewing during regular library hours.   

Read more...

RITCHIE’S “WOMEN OF DISTINCTION” DISPLAY MOVES TO PULASKI PUBLIC LIBRARY

Invites People to Learn About Women’s History in New York State

State Senator Patty Ritchie has announced her “Women of Distinction” exhibit is now on display at the Pulaski Public Library, located at  4917 North Jefferson St. in Pulaski.  The display is available for viewing during regular library hours.   

Read more...

RITCHIE HONORS 17 CNY, NNY “WOMEN OF DISTINCTION”

Announces 48th Senate District “Woman of Distinction”

State Senator Patty Ritchie honored 17 Central and Northern New York women at her 48th Senate District “Women of Distinction” ceremony, held in Watertown on Thursday. Those recognized were nominated by friends, family and community leaders in Oswego, St. Lawrence and Jefferson Counties.

CLICK HERE TO VIEW A VIDEO OF THE 'WOMEN OF DISTINCTION' CEREMONY

The New York State Senate’s “Women of Distinction” program honors women’s history in the Empire State by recognizing outstanding leaders and everyday citizens from the present who are making a difference.

Read more...

HONORING NEW YORK’S NOTABLE WOMEN

Senator Ritchie’s Weekly Column

What started as a small-town school event in California held over the course of a week in 1978, Women’s History Month has grown tremendously.  Today, throughout the entire month of March, the world’s focus turns to women and the significant contributions they have made to our history, culture and society. In recognition of Women’s History Month, the New York State Senate has developed its “Women of Distinction” program which celebrates females from the Empire State. 

This year, three women have been added to the Senate’s Historic Women of Distinction exhibit, including an individual with ties to Central New York.  Mother Marianne Cope, O.S.F. was a German-born American and a member of the Sisters of Saint Francis in Syracuse, New York.  Known for her charitable works and compassion, she spent much of her life caring for lepers in the Hawaiian Islands.  Despite her close contact with those who had the disease, Cope was never afflicted by it—considered by many to be a miracle in itself.  In 2005, Cope was beatified by  Pope Benedict XVI and in 2012, she was declared a saint.  Mother Marianne Cope now joins the ranks of other remarkable women who are being celebrated through the Women of Distinction program, including Ella Fitzgerald, Dr. Mary Edwards Walker, Estee Lauder, Harriett Tubman and many others.

Read more...

RITCHIE SEEKS NOMINATIONS FOR 2014 “WOMEN OF DISTINCTION”

Nominees to be Honored at Event on May 1st

State Senator Patty Ritchie is now accepting nominations for the New York State Senate’s 2014 “Women of Distinction” program. 

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD A NOMINATION FORM

The program honors women’s history in the Empire State by recognizing outstanding leaders and everyday citizens from the present who are making a difference.

“Each and every day, women in our region are doing amazing things and throughout the years I’ve had the opportunity to recognize dozens of them through the New York State Senate’s ‘Women of Distinction’ program,” said Senator Ritchie. “I’m truly excited to once again honor the women of our region who are making a difference.” 

Women living in the 48th Senate District, including Oswego, Jefferson and St. Lawrence Counties are eligible for nomination. All nominees will be invited to a local recognition ceremony to be held on May 1st.  One individual from each State Senate district will be selected to travel to the Capitol to be honored at a special reception on May 13th.  

Read more...