Suffolk County Women’s Bar Association

SCWBA Docket

In September we kicked off the year our with annual membership cocktail party at Ciro’s in Hauppauge. Our guest of honor was Elena Langan, the new Dean of Students Touro at Law School.

Group shot at the cocktail party
September membership cocktail party honoring Dean Langan of Touro Law
Prior to the Domestic Violence program

The Suffolk County Women’s Bar Association & The Suffolk County Judicial Committee on Women in the Courts partnered to coordinate four programs for Domestic Violence Month Awareness in October 2019.These programs focused on the impact domestic violence has on the lives of survivors and the resources available. The topics included a case study, family offenses vs. criminal complaints, beyond what you think is domestic violence and assessing and treating children affected by domestic violence.

The SCWBA Breast Cancer Awareness Month Breakfast was held on October 15, 2019 at the Suffolk County Bar Association. The guest speaker was Dr, Joyce T. Au, a Breast Surgeon at Northwell Health Cancer Institute at Hunting Breast Surgery Associates. Dr. Au spoke on topics including Genetic Testing and Risk Assessment. 

On November 2, 2019 the Suffolk County, Nassau County, and Queens County Women’s Bar Associations held our annual networking at the wineries. We even had a few members from Staten Island and Brooklyn! The first stop was Ospreys’ Dominion Vineyards, then lunch and wine at Jason’s Vineyard. Next was a trip to Long Island Vodka with a final stop at Bruno’s Farm Stand.

The start of our yearly winery tour
and later...
Attendees at the Leslie Tayne program

Leslie H. Tayne, Esq. taught our members how to bring in more business and grow the business they have on November 19, 2019. Ms. Tayne is the author of Life and Debt.

The Suffolk County Women’s Bar Association held an interactive class at Exo’tiques on how to de-stress the chaos of everyday life on December 19, 2019.

Strategies to Maximize Retirement was the topic of the presentation held on February 4, 2020. This was sponsored by New York Life.

We will be holding our Annual Voting meeting on April 22, 2020 at 4:00-4:15 p.m. (or until a quorum is obtained) telephonically. Instructions will be sent to you on how and when to dial in.

This year’s Installation Dinner and Judiciary Night has been postponed and will be held in conjunction with our Annual SCWBA Membership Cocktail Party on September 22, 2020 at The Watermill in Smithtown.

Congratulations to Christine M. Rosa on her election to the position of Chairwoman of the Nassau Suffolk Law Services Board of Directors.

Congratulations to Maria Dosso on her retirement from Nassau Suffolk Law Services after more than 30 years of service. Maria recently received an award for her leadership in pro bono programs.

Congratulations to Shari Lee Sugarman for being nominated for the Hofstra Outstanding Women in Law Award.

Congratulations to Margery Weinroth for being awarded the WBASNY Marilyn Menge award.

Condolences to Dawn Lott, our past president and current WBASNY Corresponding Secretary, and her family on the passing of her father Albert Lott, Sr.

Condolences to Isabel Buse, past president of the SCWBA, and her family on the passing of her father-in-law Harry Abdirki.

We have also been having terrific Networking Luncheons every month at the Irish Coffee Pub in Central Islip. Our Co-Chairs Lisa Pomerantz and Pam Greene worked very hard to give us great topics and speakers, and the programs were very well attended.

Margery Weinroth and Irene Vilacci, recipients of the WBASNY. Marilyn R. Menge Award. Photobomb courtesy of Linda Marrone!

Congratulations to Linda Morrone, past president of the SCWBA, on her retirement. A party was held in Linda’s honor on January 30, 2020 at the Hotel Indigo, East End in Riverhead. All who attended had a great time. Best wishes to Linda in her future endeavors.

Linda Marrone (standing, second from right) and fans

2019 Holiday Party

Holiday Party
Ann Ball, our VP of programs at the holiday party at the Bonwitt Inn
SCWBA president Shari Sugarman and Nassau County DBA president Irene Angelakis