In Remembrance of …

Ruth RadowRuth Radow, a longtime Atlantic Beach resident and environmentalist, and a League member, who helped preserve the village’s beaches and its water supply, died on July 23. She was 88.  Ruth was truly an advocate in the very sense and meaning of the word.

As I look at her efforts  that date back to the days long ago that she and her husband, Seymour, moved to Atantic Beach, I see a woman who  worked to make the changes that would help her community be a better place, frequently, if not always, advocating with her own time and monies.

Ruth fought her hardest to protect the village she so deeply cared for, for her family and the residents,” Ariel, one of Ruth’s children, said. “Just days prior to her passing, she attended the induction of newly elected Mayor George Pappas and actively participated in the village meeting that followed.”  Ruth lived out the so many values of League, advocating as she educated and informed others.  She will be missed.



Dr. Lewis Martin Wiener, age 84, passed away on Sunday April 27, 2014 in Long Beach, New York.  Dr. Lewis Wiener was a neurologist in Hewlett, New York. He received his medical degree from Tulane University School of Medicine and has been in practice for 60 years.


Lester BrezenoffLester Karl Brezenoff, 79 of East Rockaway, NY on June 27, 2014. Devoted husband of Jane. Loving father of Jennifer Hosza-Dzielak (Paul), and Rebecca Brezenoff (Pat). Cherished grandfather of Jake, Cody and Liam. Fond brother of Eva Bee.










September Registration Events

Voter RegistrationThe following events to register voters are a terrific way for our experienced and new members to participate in one of the most meaningful League activities. If you have not registered voters before or would like to do so again, volunteers are always needed for however long you might help out!   

National Voter Registration Day: Tuesday, September 23, 2014

On September 23, 2014, volunteers, celebrities, and organizations from all over the country will “hit the streets” for National Voter Registration Day. This single day of coordinated field, technology and media efforts will create pervasive awareness of voter registration opportunities–allowing us to reach tens of thousands of voters who we could not reach otherwise.

The League of Women Voters of Southwest Nassau will have a table at Green Acres Mall, in front of JC Penny’s, from 9:30am to 9pm, where we will meet voters,  neighbors,  and potential new members to League.  We will also introduce all to Vote411, the online Voters Guide.  To volunteer for this event, please call Peter Rosenthal to at 347-307-3994. 

Key Foods, Valley Stream Voter Registration: Saturday, September 20, 2014

Marjorie Latz will be coordinating a voter registration event at Key Foods on Central Avenue in Valley Stream on Saturday, September 20, 2014 from 11am to 2pm. Please call Marjorie at 516-561-1526 to volunteer!

Upcoming Candidate Forums

Tuesday, September 16 at 7pm Hewlett Woodmere Library Round Table Candidate Forum 4th Congressional District — Tuesday, October 14, 2014 Hofstra University Rice v Blakeman Hewlett Woodmere Library - Wednesday, October 22 at 7pm NY … [Continue reading]

The Gun Debate Meeting

Gun Debate

The issue of guns and violence in our neighborhoods hits us whenever we pick up a newspaper or turn on our TV.  We read about it, we talk about it and the question of what to do about it was the subject of the League of Women Voters of Southwest … [Continue reading]