Photo by Carol Montana
BLOOMINGBURG, NY (June 29 2015) – The First Annual “Hats Off to the Ladies” Spring Fling fundraiser sponsored by the Democratic Women of Sullivan County was held at The Eagles Nest in Bloomingburg on June 14, 2014.
The inaugural event paid tribute to three Sullivan County activists: Kathy Kreiter Priscilla Bassett and Isabelle Rawich (l-r in photo).
Bassett is a lifelong devotee to the cause of peace and justice, and is a member of Sullivan County Peace and Justice, the Association for the Study of African American Life and History, and head of the Senior Legislative Action Committee, to name just a few of the organizations with which she is involved. She was previously honored by the Sullivan County Human Rights Commissionm, and was named Senior of the Year by the Sullivan County Retired Senior Volunteer Program.
Rawich is an attorney who has been an advocate for children for the last 40 years, within the Family Court system as a Law Guardian and Attorney for the Child. She is one of a handful of attorneys who did not attend law school, but rather clerked for four years, passed the bar exam, the character committee review and was admitted to the bar in the later 1970s. She now devotes herself to the county’s neediest children.
Kreiter was the director of the Sullivan County Dispute Resolution Center for seven years and is now the director of the Sullivan County Federation for the Homeless. She has worked, along with her husband John, on the National Night Out in Fallsburg, and the Alice Kreiter Senior Citizen Prom, which is dedicated to the memory of her mother.
The ladies received a small gift, as well as certificates of appreciation, and congratulatory letters from Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and Governor Andrew M. Cuomo.
Keynote speaker at the “Hats Off to the Ladies” event was New York State Assemblywoman Aileen Gunther.
The Democratic Women of Sullivan County is an independent, progressive, grassroots organization devoted to bringing more Sullivan County women into the political process. For additional information write to email@example.com.