Broward elders elected to Hall Of Fame
The new electees posed for a commemorative photo. Seated (from l): Barbara Gordon, Roberta Nazimovitz, Edith Lederberg, ADRC Executive Director Antoinette Galleta, Vera Chuck, Gwen Major and Dorothy Ruffin. Standing (from l): Barbara Beasley Williamson, Broward County Mayor Barbara Sharief, Sharon Saphier Grad, Norman Grad, Karen Caputo, Patricia Crowley, Addie Sanders Owens and John Ruffin, Jr.
By Denise Jones
On Friday morning, May 19, thirteen outstanding men and women were honored by induction into the Broward Senior Hall of Fame.
Over 325 community advocates, elected and appointed officials joined the Aging and Disability Resource Center in celebrating the achievements of the group whose exceptional local volunteer efforts merited their selection for the unique recognition.
Broward Mayor Barbara Sharief joined Master of Ceremonies, Manuel Synalovski, AIA, and Aging and Disability Resource Center Executive Director, Edith Lederberg, in welcoming the new Hall of Famers whose names are inscribed on a commemorative plaque, which hangs in the Broward County Government Building.
The new electees include: Karen Caputo, Hollywood; Vera Chuck, Miramar; Patricia Crowley, Oakland Park; Antoinette Galleta, Pompano Beach; Barbara Gordon, Pompano Beach; Norman & Sharon Saphier Grad, Margate; Gwen Major, Deerfield Beach; Roberta Nazimovitz, Pembroke Pines; Dorothy & John W. Ruffin, Jr., Coral Springs; Addie SandersOwens, Lauderhill; and Barbara Beasley Williamson, Fort Lauderdale.