Honoring Pauline Crombe upon the occasion of being named 2012 Citizen of the Year by the Ontario Chamber of Commerce

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION honoring Pauline Crombe upon the occasion of
being named 2012 Citizen of the Year by the Ontario Chamber of Commerce

WHEREAS, Individuals who give of their time and energies and serve the
best interests of their communities are an asset beyond remuneration and
cannot be sufficiently extolled; and
WHEREAS, Pauline Crombe has given not only of her time and energies
but also of her competence, intelligence and leadership and consequently
has been designated for special honor; and
WHEREAS, This Legislative Body is justly proud to honor Pauline Crombe
upon the occasion of being named 2012 Citizen of the Year by the Ontario
Chamber of Commerce, to be celebrated at its Annual Awards Dinner on
Thursday, September 20, 2012, at the Brookwoods Golf Club, Ontario, New
York; and
WHEREAS, Outstanding Citizen Award is given to an individual who has
made specific, significant contributions to the Ontario community and
who is dedicated to family, community and business and who participates
in Ontario's community activities and/or organizations and gives of
themselves beyond their daily "job" duties; and
WHEREAS, Affectionately known as Polly, Pauline Crombe graduated from
Johnson Teachers College in Vermont where she earned her Bachelor of
Education degree in 1945; and
WHEREAS, Pauline Crombe began her career as a 3rd grade teacher in
Morrisville, Vermont, in 1951; and
WHEREAS, From 1957-1979, Pauline Crombe taught 3rd, 4th, and 5th
grades as well as Remedial Reading in the Webster School District; and
WHEREAS, Pauline Crombe has been called upon to contribute her time
and talents to countless civic and charitable endeavors and has always
given of herself unstintingly; and
WHEREAS, A valued and involved member of her community, Pauline Crombe
has significantly contributed to the preservation of the cultural herit-
age of the Town of Ontario; this has been demonstrated by her many hours
of volunteer work as administrative support, and her many hours of labor
she contributed in maintaining Heritage Square Museum; and
WHEREAS, Pauline Crombe has offered her support to the growth of
Heritage Square Museum by: serving as Secretary of the Town of Ontario
Historical and Landmark Preservation Society for many years; physically
mowing the lawn and painting the buildings at the site; organizing and
working fundraising events such as "Polly's Pie Sales" which have bene-
fited the Historical Society; and making personal financial contrib-
utions which supported the addition of several buildings to Heritage
Square Museum; and
WHEREAS, Throughout the entire period of her community service, a
period of constructive involvement, Pauline Crombe has stood constant in
dignity, good grace and humor; and
WHEREAS, With her throughout her accomplished life have been her
supportive family, including her beloved late husband, William A.
Crombe, and her stepchildren, Diane (Tim) McCallum, and the late Barry
Crombe; and
WHEREAS, Rare indeed is the impressive dedication shown by an individ-
ual for the benefit of others which Pauline Crombe has displayed
throughout her life; 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
this great Empire State; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
honor Pauline Crombe upon the occasion of being named 2012 Citizen of
the Year by the Ontario Chamber of Commerce; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Pauline Crombe.


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