The Islip Bulletin, March 23, 2023
Islip Town supervisor Angie Carpenter and the Islip Town Board recently honored six women and organizations from across the township as part of the Women’s History Month Celebration held during the March town board Meeting on Tuesday, March 14.
Two local women, Constance Haab of Bayport and Barbara Fitzpatrick of Sayville, were honored, as well a West Islip-based women’s organization, Women of West Islip.
“The month of March is National Women’s History Month, and all of us at the Town of Islip are proud to celebrate women from all walks of life who positively impact our lives every day,” said Carpenter.
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2022 New York State Assembly Women of Distinction Honoree
Presented by Assemblyman Michael Durso
Women of West Islip Organize Snack Drive
September, 2022, Women of West Islip (WOWI) organized a snack drive with Legislator Steven Flotteron's office for the two local food pantries at Westminster United Presbyterian and Our Lady of Lourdes churches in West Islip. Pictured (L-R): Mary Louise Cairo, President of WOWI, Legislator Steven Flotteron, and Belinda Rubino, Treasurer of WOWI.
FridayNurses Week Tree Dedication Ceremony
On Friday, May 6th, a tree dedication ceremony took place at Catholic Health Good Samaritan Hospital, honoring Dawn Marie Brown and their dedicated nurses during Nurses Week. The tree and plaque were presented by Women of West Islip (WOWI) and they were joined by the president Ruth Hennessy, and members and nurses of staff.
Congratulations to WOWI Member Lynn Luttenberg for receiving the 2021 Woman of Distinction Honor!
Legislator Steven J. Flotteron recognized the 2021 Suffolk County Woman of Distinction Award nominee for the 11th Legislative District, Lynn Luttenberg, for her dedication and contributions to the West Islip Community. Ms. Luttenberg continues to tirelessly give of her time and talents to bring others together for the betterment of her community. In addition to serving as Vice President of West Islip Association and President of West Islip Historical Society, she was instrumental in the restoration of the original La Grange Inn building into the West Islip Museum which opened in 2019, including raising significant funds to complete the project and collecting artifacts from West Islip residents, businesses and historical pieces from the now closed Higbie School.
Ms. Luttenberg is also a member of Women of West Islip (WOWI), helping bring a sense of community to those looking to volunteer and help others with things such as donations for local food pantries and acting as the liaison in the outreach branch of volunteering. One of her most significant contributions is the Historical Society's yearly Memorial Day tradition with local Boy Scout Troops and the American Legion in recognizing Revolutionary War Vetrans buried in the small cemetery in Northern West Islip
2021 Suffolk County Woman of Distinction Award Nominee - Legislator Steven J. Flotteron recognized the 2021 Suffolk County Woman of Distinction Award nominee for the 11th Legislative District, Lynn Luttenberg, for her dedication and contributions to the West Islip community.
Congratulations to WOWI for receiving the 2017 Women's History Award of Distinction!
Islip Town Supervisor Angie Carpenter and the members of the Islip Town Board recently participated in the Town’s annual Women’s History Awards ceremony. March is national Women’s History Month, and each year the Town uses the occasion to honor women in the community who have made an impact in the lives of others.
“All of these women being honored at this ceremony have left an indelible mark upon our community,” said Supervisor Angie Carpenter. “Their achievements have inspired others to become involved in community service organizations, and countless lives have been improved because of their actions.”
The recipients of the 2017 Women’s History Awards are:
• Bernadette Burns
• Linda Bohlsen
• Rev. Helen Wilk
• Jeanette Feminella
• Jessica Rosati
• WOWI (Women of
West Islip), with Tracey
the leadership of the organization.