[Congressional Record Volume 140, Number 13 (Thursday, February 10, 1994)]
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                         HON. ROMANO L. MAZZOLI

                              of kentucky

                    in the house of representatives

                      Thursday, February 10, 1994

  Mr. MAZZOLI. Mr. Speaker, today, I am paying well-deserved tribute to 
Nelle Pitcock Horlander who is retiring from her position as Kentucky 
representative of the Communications Workers of America [CWA], AFL-CIO.
  When one looks over the life and career of Nelle Horlander, one 
cannot help but be impressed by her many achievements and 
  Nelle was born in Dry Fork, KY, and attended a one-room schoolhouse. 
Nelle eventually moved to Louisville, and completed her studies at the 
University of Louisville in 1948. Her entire life from that point on 
has been dedicated to service to her fellow man and woman.
  Nelle's first job was at Walgreen Drugs and from there she moved to 
Southern Bell. It was at this point in her life that she began to serve 
her coworkers by becoming active in the Communication Workers Union 
[CWA]. In 1969, Nelle found her true calling in life, and went to work 
full time for the CWA. She has devoted her talents to the CWA Union for 
the past 44 years, 20 of which have been spent at the helm of the 
Kentucky CWA.
  Her achievements in her CWA career include: Union steward, secretary-
treasurer and president of Local 10310; committee memberships in the 
legislative-political committee and education committees; Retirees Club 
liaison; and member of the CWA's organizing committee, building 
committee, bylaws committee, and community services committee. But even 
more, she showed herself to be a very capable woman who also gave of 
herself to her community.
  Nelle has also been active in the community serving on the Metro 
United Way, the Goals for Greater Louisville Organization, the Kentucky 
Health Care Coalition, and the Metropolitan Housing Coalition. She has 
also served the Democratic Party of Jefferson County and the Kentucky 
party in numerous ways over the years.
  In 1975, Nelle received the League of Women Voters Citizenship Award. 
In 1977, she was awarded the Brotherhood Award by the National 
Conference of Christians and Jews, Kentuckiana Chapter. Nelle said in 
her acceptance speech: ``In the the spirit of Sisterhood, I proudly 
accept the Brotherhood Award.'' and, so, from that time on, the award 
has been known as the Brotherhood-Sisterhood Award.
  It has been a privilege knowing and working with Nelle in our 
community. I join her coworkers, her friends, and her family, husband, 
Harold Horlander, children, Shelly and Jeffrey, and grandchildren, 
Anson, Austin, and Ashley, in wishing her all the best in her 
retirement and continued good fortune in the future.