The 2012 New York State Women Inc. annual conference was held in Albany recently.
Mary Stelley, Lakeshore Chapter NYSW Inc. treasurer, and Donaldly Hover, Region 8 director from the Chadwick Bay chapter, were installed. Also in attendance from the Jamestown chapter was Jean McGowan and Laurie Livingston, outgoing state treasurer. Laurie 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, known as Jilly's Law, out of the state Assembly committee to be acted into law. Jill Cahill, a former Tonawanda resident, was a victim of domestic violence.
Region 8, which includes the Western New York area, had three members elected to state office. Susan Mager of the Buffalo-Niagara chapter, is the president. Rene Cerullo, also of the Buffalo-Niagara chapter, is second vice president and Mary Stelley will serve as treasurer. Mager performed her first duty of office installing newly elected officers of Chadwick Bay NYS Women Inc. at Shorewood Country Club recently.