J1742

Commending the You Can Go to College Committee upon the occasion of its First Annual Pre-Mother's Day Banquet

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  • 03 / May / 2013
    • REFERRED TO FINANCE
  • 07 / May / 2013
    • REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • 07 / May / 2013
    • ADOPTED

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J1742


LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION commending the You Can Go to College Committee
upon the occasion of its First Annual Pre-Mother's Day Banquet, and
honoring this years' Guest Speaker Auntie Zeituni Onyango on April 28,
2013

WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body to recognize that the
quality and character of life in the communities across New York State
are reflective of the concerned and dedicated efforts of those organiza-
tions and individuals who would devote themselves to the welfare of the
community and its citizenry; and
WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its long-
standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to commend
the You Can Go to College Committee upon the occasion of its First Annu-
al Pre-Mother's Day Banquet "Rooted in Our Past Preparing for the
Future!" to be held Sunday, April 28, 2013, at Occasions Banquet and
Catering Hall, Springfield Gardens, New York; and
WHEREAS, The 2013 Guest Speaker is Zeituni Onyango; this remarkable
woman, the author of TEARS OF ABUSE, will share her life story of strug-
gle and triumph; and
WHEREAS, Zeituni Onyango is the daughter of Mzee Hussein Onyango Koba-
ma, the grandfather of the 44th President of the United States of Ameri-
ca, President Barack Hussein Obama; and
WHEREAS, Born in Algeo Kogelo Nyango'ma, Kenya, East Africa, Zeituni
Onyango is a single mother of four children, one daughter and three
sons; and
WHEREAS, She was educated in a church missionary school; following
high school she went on to college to pursue a degree in Computer
Programming and Operations; upon graduation, she worked at several
companies in the private and government sector before retiring; and
WHEREAS, Zeituni Onyango gave 20 years of distinguished service to
Kenya Breweries Ltd., as an Information Computer Systems Coordinator
before retiring; and
WHEREAS, She is an active advocate for women's rights, residency
health, women abuse and homelessness; one of her major objectives is the
promotion of sensible women's rights in order to build families and
stronger communities; and
WHEREAS, Zeituni Onyango believes by extending ourselves with the
sharing of love and affection for one another, respect of culture, race,
and tradition, we can forge a better relationship in humanity as human
beings; and
WHEREAS, Furthermore, Zeituni Onyango's mission is to encourage the
discouraged individuals to move forward in life; and
WHEREAS, It is the practice of this Legislative Body that when indi-
viduals and organizations of such noble aims and accomplishments are
brought to our attention, they should be celebrated and recognized by
all the citizens of the great State of New York; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
commend the You Can Go to College Committee upon the occasion of its
First Annual Pre-Mother's Day Banquet, and honoring this year's Guest
Speaker Auntie Zeituni Onyango on April 28, 2013; and be it further
RESOLVED, That copies of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to the You Can Go to College Committee, and Zeituni Onyango.

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