Merrick resident Gail Volk was recently named a "2005 Woman of Distinction" by Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District) as part of the State Senate’s 8th annual "Women of Distinction" program. Ms. Volk will be personally honored by the entire New York State Senate in Albany at a special ceremony next month.
"Throughout her professional and civic careers, Gail has dedicated herself towards teaching children how to make good decisions and guiding them down the path to health, happiness, and success. She has left a tremendous impact on the many lives she has touched over the years," said Senator Fuschillo. "On behalf of the entire community, it is my pleasure to thank her for all that she has done by presenting her with this honor."
Gail Volk currently serves as Executive Director for the Community Wellness Council of the Bellmores and Merricks, a non profit organization whose mission is to promote substance abuse prevention by fostering emotional and physical wellness. She is also a Past President of the Child Care Council of Nassau County, a member of the New York State Department of Health’s Tobacco Control, Use, and Prevention Advisory Board. Ms. Volk is also very active in her local temple, organizing numerous charitable and philanthropic endeavors, such as Mitzvah Day and food programs for the needy.
The New York State Senate’s "Women of Distinction" program was created in 1998 to recognize outstanding women in our midst -- women living and working in New York State whose contributions have greatly enriched the quality of life in their communities and beyond.
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