(Extensions of Remarks - October 13, 2011)

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[Extensions of Remarks]
[Page E1851]
From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office []

                            JO-ANN YANNUZZI


                           HON. LOU BARLETTA

                            of pennsylvania

                    in the house of representatives

                       Thursday, October 13, 2011

  Mr. BARLETTA. Mr. Speaker, I rise to honor Jo-Ann Yannuzzi for a 
career filled with professionalism and passion. Mrs. Yannuzzi has 
displayed a spectacular work ethic in both business and the community. 
Throughout her career, she has been known as a proprietor, 
entrepreneur, and philanthropist. For those reasons, and for her 
service to the community, she is being recognized as the Humanitarian 
of the Year by the Mountain City Lions Club in Hazleton, Pennsylvania.
  A Hazleton native, Mrs. Yannuzzi was one of the first four women 
inducted into the Hazleton Rotary Club in 1992. She also spent many 
years with the YWCA, serving as its president as well as on its Board 
of Directors. In 1999, she received the YWCA Pearl Award for Business 
and Industry. In 1994, Mrs. Yannuzzi received the Athena Award from the 
Greater Hazelton Chamber of Commerce for her outstanding professional 
achievement as an area businesswoman.
  Mrs. Yannuzzi knows what it takes to run a successful business. With 
her husband, she has owned and operated Job Johnny, and she was an 
associate in Yannuzzi Inc. and Amity Oil. From 1991 to 1995, she was 
the sole proprietor of Hazleton Floral Design, where her 
responsibilities included making financial transactions and decisions.
  She served in various directorships in organizations such as the 
Committee to Help Handicapped Infants Parents Succeed (CHHIPS) and the 
FunFest Committee. But Mrs. Yannuzzi is likely best known for her work 
at the American Cancer Society. She joined the American Cancer Society 
in 1997, and four years later became the Community Income Development 
representative for Greater Hazleton. She has coordinated numerous 
events for the society in Mount Pocono, Wilkes-Barre, and Nanticoke. 
Since 1985, she has co-chaired Daffodil Days and other fundraisers for 
the national level of the society in an attempt to create a world with 
less cancer and more birthdays.
  Mr. Speaker, I commend Jo-Ann Yannuzzi for her many years of 
dedicated service. She has shown great purpose in her career and in her 
passions, and I hope she continues to make the world a better place.