HONORING EILEEN MASON; Congressional Record Vol. 159, No. 183
(Extensions of Remarks - December 23, 2013)

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[Extensions of Remarks]
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                         HONORING EILEEN MASON

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                          HON. ELIOT L. ENGEL

                              of new york

                    in the house of representatives

                       Monday, December 23, 2013

  Mr. ENGEL. Mr. Speaker, Eileen Mason arrived in Larchmont in 1968 in 
pursuit of a good local school for her three year-old daughter, Alison, 
and later a son, Gregory. Eileen was very active in the PTA. As Health 
and Safety Chair at the Murray Avenue School, she spearheaded the drive 
which although failing to reinstall the traffic light, resulted in the 
school system's first school crossing guard.
  From 1972 to 1983 she worked to create after school clubs for 
``latch-key kids'' and help mainstream students with disabilities. In 
1980, she was chair of the Middle States High School Evaluation team 
for School and Community.
  Eileen became interested in the cable franchise proposals in the late 
'seventies while doing publicity for several local organizations 
including the Girl Scouts, The Garden Club of Larchmont, the Woman's 
Club of Larchmont and the PTA. Offering news to the community has been 
the focus of her thirty years with LMC-TV.
  Her own original programs started with ``It's Your Community'' and 
the establishment of water control measures at the Reservoir and 
coastal zone management and environmental concerns. She produced a 
series on Save the Sound, a Connecticut organization based in Stamford, 
as well as programs for the Federated Conservationists of Westchester 
County.
  Other organizations benefitting from her coverage are the League of 
Woman Voters, Summit, Cancer Support Team, Girl Scouts, Kemper Memorial 
Park Preservation, Hispanic Resource Center, Mamaroneck Library's 
Children's Department and Larchmont Public Library's Friends, Rye Arts 
Center, Memorial Day and Holocaust Memorial events.
  For the past twelve years she has produced monthly programs for 
Larchmont-Mamaroneck Interfaith Council. I congratulate Eileen Mason 
who is being awarded the Special Recognition Award for her 
extraordinary contributions to LMC-TV productions as a volunteer.

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