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Photos from our Annual Meeting

On June 19, 2008 the Suffolk Community Council held its Annual Membership Meeting at the Sheraton Long Island Hotel in Hauppauge. Suffolk County Deputy Health Commissioner Dr. Graham, Suffolk County Dept. of Health Services, Division of Mental Hygiene Director Thomas MacGilvray, and Nurse Practitioner Margaret Sukhram addressed the audience on their perspectives on emerging health needs. This year's recipient of the 5th Maxine Postal award for Human Dignity was Peter Barnett, Executive Director of Wyandanch Homes and Property Development Corp. New Council board members and returning board members were sworn in by Suffolk County Executive Steve Levy.

The Maxine Postal Award

Maxine Postal was a Suffolk County Legislator, past Presiding Office of the Legislature and a real friend to health and human services. A tireless advocate for the poor and vulnerable, she used her political position to further her fight for what was right and decent for all people regardless of race, color, sexual or political preferences. She was a champion of all champions. Sadly, Maxine passed away in January of 2004 leaving a legacy of human dignity and advocacy for others to carry on.

Every year, the Suffolk Community Council honors a worthy recipient of the Maxine Postal Award for Human Dignity to a person who has dedicated themselves to the spirit and principles exhibited by Maxine Postal.

This year, the Suffolk Community Council was pleased to honor Peter Barnett for his many years of dedication to helping the homeless in the Wyandanch area.

Past recipients of the Maxine Postal award are:

2004 Rabbi Steven A. Moss
2005 Janet Walerstein
2006 Michele Del Monte
2007 Nancy Nunziata & Sister Mary Ryan


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