J1764

Honoring Eileen Barnes upon the occasion of being selected as Clinton County's 2013 Senior Citizen of the Year

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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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J1764


LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION honoring Eileen Barnes upon the occasion of being
selected as Clinton County's 2013 Senior Citizen of the Year

WHEREAS, Senior citizens bring a wealth of experience and knowledge to
the increasingly active roles they play in today's society; their past
contributions and future participation are a vital part of, and valuable
asset to, the fabric of community life and activity; and
WHEREAS, This Legislative Body is justly proud to honor Eileen Barnes
upon the occasion of being selected as Clinton County's 2013 Senior
Citizen of the Year, in recognition of her invaluable contributions to
the community through her outstanding, and much appreciated, volunteer
work; and
WHEREAS, As Clinton County's 2013 Senior Citizen of the Year, Eileen
Barnes will participate in the Annual New York State Senior Citizens Day
Luncheon, hosted by the State Office for the Aging (SOFA), at the Hart
Theatre Lounge in the Egg, Albany, New York, on Tuesday, May 7, 2013;
and
WHEREAS, Eileen Barnes was born and raised in the Bronx and was a
Vietnam era military wife; she then raised three children as a single
mother, holding down three jobs while earning a degree from Pace Univer-
sity to become one of the first woman traders on Wall Street; she
finished her paid career as a training supervisor for nine counties in
Central New York with the Experience Works Program; and
WHEREAS, Eileen Barnes has been committed to serving her community
through volunteerism for an exemplary 54 years; and
WHEREAS, Eileen Barnes works with RSVP, serving on its Advisory Coun-
cil, being a volunteer tax preparer and acting as a bill pay manager for
seniors; she is also a docent at SUNY Plattsburgh Art Museum and serves
as Secretary of the Executive Committee of Plattsburgh State Art
Docents; in addition, she volunteers with both SUNY Partners In Cross-
Cultural Learning, and Program for African Growth through Education, has
volunteered as a domestic violence advocate and is a past president and
volunteer of Family Promise, an ecumenical organization which provided
shelter to homeless families; and
WHEREAS, A true asset to society, Eileen Barnes' distinguished record
merits the recognition and respectful tribute of this Legislative Body;
now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
honor Eileen Barnes upon the occasion of being selected as Clinton Coun-
ty's 2013 Senior Citizen of the Year; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Eileen Barnes.

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