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Photos from our Annual Meeting 2010:

On Friday, June 25, 2010 the Suffolk Community Council held its Annual Membership Meeting at the Sheraton Long Island Hotel in Hauppauge. Our scheduled keynote speaker, Congressman Tim Bishop was needed in Washington, DC and so his legislative aid, Bilal Malik spoke on his behalf. Mr. Malik spoke about the new Health Care Plan and how it will affect the non-profit organizations. This year's recipient of the Maxine Postal award for Human Dignity was Greta Guarton from the Long Island Coalition for the Homeless. Returning board members were sworn in by Council Second Vice President, Lisa Di Santo Grossman.

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 Greta Guarton for her many years of dedication to helping the homeless on Long Island.

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
2008 Peter Barnett
2009 Sister Margaret Smyth

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