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Latina 50 Plus Luncheon Honors Extraordinary Women Leaders

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Many women attended an AARP workshop held prior to the awards ceremony.
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Artist Mia Roman (l), Latina 50 Plus logo creator, celebrated with Maria Aponte, Latina 50 Plus founder.
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Maria Aponte (l) honored Yvette Martinez, AARP associate state director, for her continued support of Latina 50 Plus since its 2014 inception.
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Daniel Del Valle’s awe-inspiring artwork were among the many interesting prizes being raffled.
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Judge Lizbeth Gonzalez (l), New York Supreme Court judge, congratulated this year’s law honoree, Betty Lugo, Esq., on her success.
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Carmen Vega-Rivera (c) graciously accepted her award Education Award plaque from Judge Gonzalez (l) and Maria Aponte.

The Latina 50 Plus honored women who best embody its motto of ‘motivate, mentor, coach and inspire’. Sponsored by AARP and Goya Foods, Inc., the Latina 50 Plus Luncheon formally recognized community leaders on Saturday, June 25 at Fordham University’s McGinley Ballroom. This year’s honorees included Art Award recipient Enid Cobeo; Community Service Award recipient Esperanza Martell; Education Award recipient Carmen Vega-Rivera; Medicine/Health Care Award recipient Sabina Perez; Law Award recipient Betty Lugo, Esq.; Literature Award recipient Dr. Myrna Nieves and Latina 50 Plus Life Time Achievement Award honoree Teresa Santiago, Comite Noviembre founding member.

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