Honoring the Newburgh Lions Club upon the occasion of its 90th Anniversary

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  • 17 / Apr / 2013

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION honoring the Newburgh Lions Club upon the occa-
sion of celebrating its 90th Anniversary

WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body to pay tribute to
those renowned organizations which devote their energy, resources and
thoughtful care to improving the quality of life in their communities;
WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its long-
standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to honor the
Newburgh Lions Club upon the occasion of their 90th Anniversary, to be
celebrated at its Gala event on Saturday, April 20, 2013, at the Colden
Manor at Spruce Lodge, Montgomery, New York; and
WHEREAS, The Newburgh Lions Club is part of the largest service organ-
ization in the world; Lions Club International is an organization deeply
committed to meeting the challenges of public service; and
WHEREAS, The goal of the Newburgh Lions Club and the entire Lions
Organization is to evaluate the needs within the community, without
regard to politics, religion or race, and to support humanitarian
projects in response to those needs; and
WHEREAS, Lions are recognized worldwide for their service to the blind
and visually-impaired; this service began when Helen Keller challenged
the Lions to become her "knights of the blind in the crusade against
darkness" during the Lions' 1925 international convention; and
WHEREAS, Currently, the Newburgh Lions Club's Sight Program focuses on
under-served children in the Newburgh School District who would other-
wise fall through the cracks of the health care system; the program is
aided by the caring nurses of the school district who identify and refer
those students in need of glasses; and
WHEREAS, The Newburgh Lions Club also serves the community through
volunteering and in myriad other ways, providing support to such events
as the Newburgh Community Cleanup, the Big Brothers/Big Sisters Holiday
Party, and the NFA "Block N Awards"; and sponsoring the Lions Scholar-
ship Awards, the annual Safe Harbors Off Broadway 5K Run, and the White
Cane Day for Independent Living; and
WHEREAS, Furthermore, the Newburgh Lions Club lends a helping hand to
individuals, bestowing a scholarship to a Mount Saint Mary College
student and installing a flag pole at the home of a returning Afghanis-
tan war veteran, to name a few; and
WHEREAS, After 90 years of outstanding accomplishments, the Newburgh
Lions Club is destined to continue its noble mission of service to the
community, and to the world, exemplifying the ideals of Lions Club
International for many years to come; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
honor the Newburgh Lions Club upon the occasion of celebrating its 90th
Anniversary, and to commend its members, past and present, who have
labored so conscientiously to secure and improve the quality of life in
the community; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to the Newburgh Lions Club.


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