Assemblyman Mark Gjonaj of the 80th assembly district held his 3rd Annual Women of Distinction Breakfast Saturday morning. The five honorees who live or work throughout the 80th Assembly District were, Ms. Yvette Armstrong (an attorney and community activist), Ms. Mimoza Dajic (Founder and President of the Hope and Peace Organization), Ms. Nora Feury (Secretary and former Chair of Community Board 7), Ms. Monica Major (Director of Education for Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr.), and Ms. Norma Lopez (Founder and Chairwoman of the Cruger/Mace Block Association and Executive Board member of BPECA).
The breakfast was opened by Assemblyman Mark Gjonaj who spoke for a short while, reminding everyone of the woman behind him who gives him inspiration every day, that being his wife Roberta Gjonaj. Pastor Peggy Smalls then gave a rousing invocation. the photos below will show the honorees, and the keynote speaker Councilwoman Anabelle Palmer. At the end of the Breakfast Assemblyman Gjonaj thanked everyone who came, and wished them well.
Above - Assemblyman Gjonaj thanks Bronx Parks Commissioner Iris Rodriguez for attending.
Below - Assemblyman Gjonaj thanks a former honoree Ms. Edith Blitzer of the Pelham Parkway Community Association for attending. 80th A.D. State Committeeman Joe McManus is seated.
Above - Assemblyman Mark Gjonaj with his lovely wife Roberta.
Below - Pastor Peggy Smalls gives the invocation.
Above - Assemblyman Gjonaj with honoree Ms. Nora Feury.
Below - Both Gjonaj's Mark and Roberta with honoree Ms. Mimoza Dajci.
Above - Councilwoman Palma stands between Mark and Roberta Gjonaj.
Below a photo of all five honorees, Councilwoman Palma, and both Mark and Roberta Gjonaj.