Honoring Robert McBride for 24 years of distinguished service to the Edward Smith Mineola Lions Club

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION honoring Robert McBride for 24 years of distin-
guished service to the Edward Smith Mineola Lions Club

WHEREAS, It is the practice of this Legislative Body to take note of and
publicly acknowledge individuals of remarkable integrity and character
who have inspired and brought pride to our majestic Empire State with
their strong contributions to the community and model citizenship; and
WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its long-
standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to honor
Robert McBride for 24 years of distinguished service to the Edward Smith
Mineola Lions Club, to be celebrated on Thursday, May 30, 2013, at the
North Hempstead Country Club in Port Washington, New York; and
WHEREAS, This special event is also the Edward Smith Mineola Lions
Club's Ninth Annual A Taste of the Grape Benefit which will support the
organization's many charitable causes, including The Brookville Center
for Children's Services (AHRC) Autism Program; and
WHEREAS, Robert McBride, a resident of Dix Hills, has been an exem-
plary member of the Edward Smith Mineola Lions Club for the past 24
years; and
WHEREAS, After earning his Business Administration degree from the
State University of New York, his career began when he took possession
of a small, New York-based ground transportation company in 1982; within
15 years, he turned it into the largest and most successful operation in
the region; and
WHEREAS, Robert McBride sold the successful franchise in 2000, and
today operates a company based in Denver, Colorado, distinguished for
its environmentally friendly fleet of hybrid vehicles; and
WHEREAS, Robert McBride became Vice President of Park Strategies in
2003; he provides counsel in strategic and tactical areas of business
development and public policy for clients in real estate, pharmaceu-
ticals, investment banking, waste management, and health care; and
WHEREAS, An avid volunteer, Robert McBride is also recognized for his
service to the community; he has served on the boards of The Leukemia
Society, the Education and Assistance Corporation, and Long Island's
United Way; and
WHEREAS, In 2010, Robert McBride was awarded Citizen of the Year by
the New York Grand Lodge Foundation Sons of Italy, as well as the Favor-
ite Son Award from the Friendly Sons of Saint Patrick Long Island;
previous honors include recognitions from The Irish Americans in Govern-
ment, Helen Keller Services for the Blind, and the National Center for
the Furtherance of Jewish Education; and
WHEREAS, With him throughout has been his loving wife Marion, who
feels privileged to be a part of his life and rejoices in his achieve-
ments; and
WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body that when individ-
uals of such noble aims and accomplishments are brought to our atten-
tion, 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
honor Robert McBride for 24 years of distinguished service to the Edward
Smith Mineola Lions Club; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Robert McBride.


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