March 17, 2012

Dear Colleagues:

By far, the best duty I've had as HVPA President was to notify the winners of the Psychologically Healthy Community Awards. What an honor and privilege to call and surprise the outstanding people our Member reviewers have chosen for their superb contributions to the Hudson Valley. You'll be happy to know we've added Lifetime Achievement and Trailblazer awards this year. The judges were so impressed with the twenty Nominees that they strongly recommended all of them be acknowledged at the Awards Reception and Ceremony on May 5th at the FDR Home and Library in Hyde Park. You too can honor their service by congratulating them through sponsorship in the program and attending the gala event.

SO, WITHOUT FURTHER ADIEU, THE WINNERS ARE SHOWN ON THE HOMEPAGE OF OUR NEWLY UPDATED WEBSITE: www.hvpa.org.

If you missed the Awards event last year, don't miss the photos of it, also at the website. More importantly, RSVP quickly to enjoy this year's festivities when you receive the invitation next week. Last year, the tickets were sold out!

I want to thank our reviewers for giving their time to judge the nominees, and Dr. Lenore Strocchia-Rivera and Dr. Barbara Burns for spearheading this wonderful process of publicly recognizing and supporting those who are cultivating psychologically healthy communities. I know that each of you is doing the same in your own inimitable ways and we will very shortly begin to share your valuable community service with the public on the website.

Delighted, I remain sincerely yours,

Rebecca Rooney, PhD
President, HVPA