13th Annual Division of Women’s Services Conference to be held October 5th 149

The Town of Brookhaven’s Division of Women’s Services will hold the 13th annual Women’s Conference and Expo on Saturday, October 5 from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm at Brookhaven Town Hall. This year’s conference, entitled “We Can Do Anything,” will feature guest speakers, vendor booths and workshops that promote wellness and personal growth in the lives of women in the community. Advance registration is required. Sign-in and breakfast starts at 8:00 am. Registration deadline is September 30. Brookhaven Town Hall is located at One Independence Hill in Farmingville.

The Division of Women’s Services is looking for sponsors and vendors interested in promoting their business by participating in this event. They are seeking a diverse group to showcase local organizations in their efforts to promote wellness and personal growth. Vendors may sell and promote items and services. Sponsors, vendors and attendees can visit www.brookhavenny.gov to register and make an online fee payment. The registration fee includes breakfast and lunch. Conference guests will be able to attend all the workshops listed below.

The Keynote Speaker will be Judy Torres (pictured above), professional singer, whose first hit record, “No Reason to Cry,” brought her a taste of fame, fortune, and sold-out performances at world-class venues, but few knew of the struggles with bullying, failed relationships, illness, and depression that also followed her throughout her life. Listen to her story with an open heart- as Judy invites you to remember that no matter how tough life gets, there’s no reason to cry!

Non-Traditional Jobs Panel

Captain Ann Sanborn is a mariner who has sailed around the world. She is an Associate Professor and former Assistant Dean for Support Programs at the United States Merchant Marine Academy as well as a lawyer; Tiffany Oumano-Williams started her career as a Laborer and a Mechanic and was promoted to foreman in just one year. She is currently working with Local 8 United Union of Roofers Water Proofers and Allied Workers in NYC; Jennifer Bigelow is the Department Supervisor for Appliances, Cabinets and Millwork at Lowes. She has been with the Company for 16 years; Jaclyn Rodriguez is the owner and auto mechanic at Awsomotive Car Care in Mount Sinai; Brian Keating is the Director of training for United Service Workers Local 355 Joint Apprenticeship Training Program. He is a National Center for Construction Education and Research Craft Instructor, Master Trainer, Management Master Trainer, Safety Master Trainer and an authorized OSHA Trainer.

Sponsorship and Vendor Opportunities Available

Register to be a vendor online or contact Sharon Boyd for more information about sponsor levels at 631-451-6146. Resident and Vendor Registration required by September 25, 2019

For more information about the Women’s Conference and Expo, please visit Brookhavenny.gov/753/Womens-Conference-and-Expo, e-mail womenservices@brookhavenny.gov or call the Town of Brookhaven Division of Women’s Services at 631-451-6146.

 

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Annual Charity Car Show, Food and Toy Drive Scheduled for November 10th 24

The Brookhaven Youth Bureau is teaming up with All Suffolk Car Clubs to present their Annual Charity Car Show, Food and Toy Drive on Sunday, November 10 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. This annual event is sure to be fun for the entire family, as club members will be displaying their cars at Brookhaven Town Hall, One Independence Hill in Farmingville, to raise donations for families in need through the Youth Bureau’s INTERFACE Program.

Attendees are asked to bring non-perishable food items to contribute to the Thanksgiving Food Drive and new, unwrapped toys for children to open during the holiday season. Last year’s event raised $2,900 for turkeys and 1,500 pounds of non-perishable food, along with more than $20,000 worth of toys. Admission is free and cash donations are accepted. There will be no judging of the vehicles and trophies will not be rewarded. Free hot dogs and beverages will be served and there will be live music and entertainment throughout the day. The event is rain or shine. For further information, please call Maxine at 516-658-1977 or Steve at 631-224-9517.

INTERFACE is a partnership between individuals, good corporate neighbors and the Town of Brookhaven in a common effort to provide help to Brookhaven’s less fortunate residents. It provides goods and services to those in need and addresses local social issues. There are approximately 150 corporations, not-for-profit agencies and community and fraternal organizations that make up INTERFACE. To learn more about the Town’s INTERFACE Program, visit brookhavenny.gov or call 631-451-8026.

Dress for Success Donates Clothing to Boots on the Ground for Veterans in Need 109

On November 1st, Supervisor Ed Romaine (pictured on the right below) and Sharon Boyd, Executive Director of Dress for Success Brookhaven (pictured on the left below) announced that Dress for Success Brookhaven will donate women’s clothing to “Boots on the Ground,” a not-for-profit humanitarian aid and charitable organization dedicated to empowering veterans and qualified civilians. “Boots on the Ground” provides in-field emergency and primary medical care, and other assistance required to sustain life, facilitate recovery, and to encourage and promote long-term development, stability, and peace in underserved areas of the world. The clothing will be distributed to “Boots on the Ground” on November 7th.

Dress for Success is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization that empowers women to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire and the developmental tools to help them thrive in work and in life. Established in 1999 with the support of the Town of Brookhaven, the Division of Women’s Services and more than 50 volunteers, Dress for Success Brookhaven has been instrumental in helping more than 6,000 women achieve their goal of becoming self-sufficient and economically independent. For more information about Dress for Success Brookhaven, visit www.brookhavenny.gov or call 631-451-9127.

More About Dress for Success

Founded in New York City in 1997, Dress for Success is an international not-for-profit organization offering services designed to help clients find jobs and remain employed. Each Dress for Success client receives one suit when she has a job interview and can return when she finds work to receive a week’s worth of clothing. Brookhaven was the first affiliate to be established as part of the worldwide non-profit organization. The women we serve come from across Long Island. They are job ready women who have been referred by over 250 local non-profit organizations, including domestic violence agencies, veterans’ organizations, homeless shelters and job training programs.

Their mission is to promote the economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing attire, a network of support and the career development tools to help women thrive in work and in life. Dress for Success Brookhaven is sponsored by the Town of Brookhaven Department of Housing and Human Services, Division of Women’s Services.

The Dress for Success Boutique is located at Brookhaven Town Hall, One Independence Hill in Farmingville. It is open Monday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and on selected Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  All client visits are by appointment only. Donations of clothing and other items can be made on Mondays from 10:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and on the third Saturday of every month from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

 

 

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