Central Nassau County Rotary Club presents students with awards for Equal Rights Amendment essays


The Central Nassau County Rotary Club works with the American Association of University Women every year to co-sponsor a middle school essay contest.

This year’s essay topic was on the Equal Rights Amendment, also known as the ERA.

This year’s winners were Diraj Singh who won first prize and Yonah Lalehzari who won second prize.

The awards were given to the winners at the West Hempstead Public Library on

May 23 by Rabbi Art Vernon of Congregation Shaaray Shalom, incoming Rotary Club president, and Bill Youngfert, Rotary Club past president.

The Central Nassau Rotary Club welcomes neighbors to help others in the community at its weekly meetings Thursday at 8:30 a.m. at the Venus Restaurant in West Hempstead. Visit their website for upcoming events at CentralNassauCountyRotary.org.

The Central Nassau County Rotary Club is always looking for new members. For anyone who is the sort of person whose enjoyment of life is enhanced by helping people and organizations in thier community, then the Rotary Club might be just the place to be.