J1458

Congratulating the Long Island Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence and honoring the recipients of its 2013 Founder's and Human...

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  • 24 / Apr / 2013
    • REFERRED TO FINANCE
  • 30 / Apr / 2013
    • REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • 30 / Apr / 2013
    • ADOPTED

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J1458


LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION congratulating the Long Island Council on Alco-
holism and Drug Dependence upon the occasion of its 26th Annual Angel
Ball and honoring the recipients of its 2013 Founder's and Humanitarian
awards

WHEREAS, Individuals and organizations who give of their time and ener-
gies and serve the best interests of their communities are an asset
beyond remuneration and cannot be sufficiently extolled; and
WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body to acknowledge
outstanding individuals and organizations whose professional lives,
personal endeavors and community service are an example and inspiration
to the community and to colleagues, friends, and family; and
WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its long-
standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to congratu-
late the Long Island Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence upon the
occasion of its 26th Annual Angel Ball and honor the recipients of its
2013 Founder's and Humanitarian awards; this auspicious occasion will be
celebrated on Thursday, May 2, 2013, at the Garden City Hotel in Garden
City, New York; and
WHEREAS, The Long Island Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence
(LICADD) is the leading nonprofit organization on Long Island dedicated
to addressing the challenges of alcoholism and drug dependence; and
WHEREAS, For 57 years, LICADD has successfully delivered evidence
based programs designed to prevent and treat substance abuse and
addiction; it offers crisis intervention, screening, brief inter-
ventions, referrals to treatment, and planned family interventions to
local residents struggling with addiction; and
WHEREAS, LICADD's 2013 Humanitarian Award Recipient and Keynote Speak-
er, William C. Moyers, is the Vice President of Public Affairs and
Community Relations at the Hazelden Foundation, based in Minnesota; and
WHEREAS, William C. Moyers leads the Hazelden Foundation's advocacy
and policy initiatives, using his own life to highlight the power of
addiction and promise and possibility of recovery; and
WHEREAS, In 2006, William C. Moyers wrote the New York Times best-
selling memoir, "Broken, My Story of Addiction and Redemption"; his new
book is "Now What? An Insider's Guide to Addiction and Recovery"; in
addition, he has appeared on "Larry King Live", "Oprah", "Good Morning
America" and "National Public Radio"; and
WHEREAS, William C. Moyers grew up in Garden City, New York; he is the
father of three children and resides in St. Paul, Minnesota; and
WHEREAS, LICADD's 2013 Founder's Award is to be presented posthumously
to its beloved former Board Chair and longtime board member, Curt
Webster, CVLE; and
WHEREAS, Curt Webster was LICADD's Board Chair during a pivotal time
in its growth; he helped set the stage for the organization to reach
even more young people, serve more families and have a bigger impact
than ever before; and
WHEREAS, For over two decades, Curt Webster worked tirelessly to
ensure the expansion of LICADD's alcohol and drug prevention programs;
his singular devotion to LICADD's mission of saving lives is well-docu-
mented; he served on many committees including the Leadership Council,
Executive Committee and the Angel Ball Committee, as well as on the Golf
Committee where he helped to build the now-legendary R. Brinkley Smith-
ers Golf Invitational; and
WHEREAS, Curt Webster was an accomplished vehicle financing profes-
sional and an astute businessman, exemplifying the highest ethical stan-
dards and served on many industry boards; in addition to his profes-

sional associations, he helped many community and charitable
organizations and was an ardent philanthropist; and
WHEREAS, Leading by the power of example, Curt Webster was devoted to
his family, cared deeply about his community and was an unwavering cham-
pion for recovery; he is survived by his beloved wife, Georgina, his
children Dawn and Bobby and their spouses, Donna and Peter, and by his
grandchildren, Dayna, Luciana, and Peter Curtis; and
WHEREAS, Throughout the entire period of their professional and commu-
nity service, a period of constructive involvement, both William C.
Moyers and Curt Webster stood constant in dignity, good grace and humor,
and earned the respect and admiration of their colleagues, family and
friends; and
WHEREAS, Rare indeed is the impressive dedication shown by individuals
for the benefit of others which both William C. Moyers and Curt Webster
displayed throughout their lives; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
congratulate the Long Island Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence
upon the occasion of its 26th Annual Angel Ball and honor the recipients
of its 2013 Founder's and Humanitarian awards; and be it further
RESOLVED, That copies of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to William C. Moyers and to the family of Curt Webster.

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