The 2012 New York State Women, Inc., annual conference was recently held in Albany. Treasurer Mary Stelley (Lakeshore Chapter NYSW, Inc.) and Donaldly Hover, Region 8 director (Chadwick Bay Chapter), were installed at the dinner banquet. Also in attendance from the Jamestown chapter were Jean McGowan and Laurie Livingston (outgoing state treasurer). Livingston served five years as the state treasurer and was recognized for her perseverance and tenacity throughout the organization's reorganizational years.
Domestic violence is a focus issue for New York State Women, Inc. chapters and members of the Niagara Frontier Chapter requested a resolution to move the Jill Cahill legislation (Jilly's Law) out of NYS Assembly Committee to be acted into law. Cahill, former Tonawanda resident, was a victim of domestic violence.
The club announces that Region 8 (Western New York area) had three members who were elected to state office. Susan Mager (Buffalo Niagara Chapter) is the president, Rene Cerullo (Buffalo Niagara Chapter) is second vice president and Mary Stelley will serve as treasurer. Newly-installed President Mager performed her first duty of office installing newly-elected officers of Chadwick Bay NYS Women, Inc., at Shorewood Country Club on June 5.