Congratulating John H. Stroud upon the occasion of celebrating his 100th Birthday

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION congratulating John H. Stroud upon the occasion
of celebrating his 100th Birthday

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, John "Bud" Stroud was born on April 19, 1913; a 100th birth-
day celebration in his honor will take place on Sunday, May 26, 2013;
WHEREAS, A Greenburgh, New York, resident all his life, John Stroud
was the first Black President of the White Plains Lions Club, Interna-
tional; he was president of the Parkway Homes Civic Association, founder
of the Parkway Homes Scholarship Fund, auxiliary policeman for the Town
of Greenburgh, member of the Zoning Board for the Town of Greenburgh,
board member for the Westchester Debutante Cotillion, and lifetime
member of the NAACP as well as serving on many other organizations in
efforts to promote racial equality and good citizenship; and
WHEREAS, This exceptional centenarian, with his zest for life, has
inspired and enhanced the lives of his family and friends; and
WHEREAS, This distinguished man has experienced the incredible joys
and sorrows characteristic of and reserved for those with the stamina
and courage to savor a full life; and
WHEREAS, This beloved man has enriched the lives of those around him
through his joyous and sincere love for others and through the quiescent
charm and wisdom which comes only from a fullness of years; and
WHEREAS, It is the intent of this Legislative Body to publicly recog-
nize those who have reached such a remarkable age and who have witnessed
and celebrated the innovations, cultural developments and awesome
achievements of this country during the last century, while themselves
contributing to the growth and excellence of this great Empire State;
now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
congratulate John H. Stroud upon the occasion of celebrating his 100th
Birthday; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to John H. Stroud.


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