Honoring the Brooklyn Chinese-American Association on the occasion of its 25th Anniversary Celebration Dinner and Dance on June 21, ...

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION honoring the Brooklyn Chinese-American Associ-
ation upon the occasion of its 25th Anniversary Nostalgic Dinner and
Dance on June 21, 2013

WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body to honor those endur-
ing organizations which faithfully devote their resources and purposeful
energies to preserving and improving the quality and dignity of life in
the communities they serve; and
WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its long-
standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to commend
the Brooklyn Chinese-American Association upon the occasion of its 25th
Anniversary, to be celebrated with a Nostalgic Dinner and Dance on
Friday, June 21, 2013, at Jing Fong Restaurant in Manhattan's Chinatown;
WHEREAS, The Brooklyn Chinese-American Association (BCA) was founded
in 1988 as a small social services agency whose primary mission was to
provide assistance to the growing Asian-American community in the Sunset
Park, Borough Park and Bay Ridge sections of Brooklyn, New York; and
WHEREAS, Over the years, the Brooklyn Chinese-American Association has
expanded in order to meet the needs of the increasing population of
Asian-Americans in the borough, currently estimated to be 250,000; and
WHEREAS, Today, the Brooklyn Chinese-American Association is a multi-
faceted human services and community development organization that
serves over 3,000 families daily at its Main Community Service Center
and 20 other service sites throughout Brooklyn; and
WHEREAS, The Brooklyn Chinese-American Association's services include
four senior centers, six early childhood education centers, youth-or-
iented programs at seven school sites and 30 concurrent educational
classes for adults and senior citizens; and
WHEREAS, The Brooklyn Chinese-American Association also provides
comprehensive bilingual social services, crime prevention and victim
services and a Chinese Cultural School; and
WHEREAS, In addition, the Brooklyn Chinese-American Association spon-
sors community economic development projects, community clean-ups and
other community events, such as the annual Chinese New Year Parade; and
WHEREAS, It is with due cause and proper resolve that this Legislative
Body honors and recognizes the accomplishments of the Brooklyn Chinese-
American Association, fully confident that it stands ready to meet the
challenges of the future while sustaining its unique cultural heritage
and tradition of service; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body, acting with just pride and admi-
ration, pause in its deliberations to commend the Brooklyn Chinese-Amer-
ican Association on the occasion of its 25th Anniversary Nostalgic
Dinner and Dance on June 21, 2013, noting the success with which it
continues to achieve its goal of enhancing the quality of life of
Asian-Americans; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Paul P. Mak, President/CEO, Brooklyn Chinese-American Associ-


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