J2186

Honoring Gail Hoag upon the occasion of her retirement from The Greater Patchogue Chamber of Commerce after 15 years of distinguishe...

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  • 05 / Jun / 2013
    • REFERRED TO FINANCE
  • 11 / Jun / 2013
    • REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • 11 / Jun / 2013
    • ADOPTED

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J2186


LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION honoring Gail Hoag upon the occasion of her
retirement from The Greater Patchogue Chamber of Commerce after 15 years
of distinguished service

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, Gail Hoag 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 Gail Hoag upon
the occasion of her retirement from The Greater Patchogue Chamber of
Commerce after 15 years of distinguished service; and
WHEREAS, Gail Hoag is retiring from The Greater Patchogue Chamber of
Commerce, one of the largest chambers in the metropolitan area, after 15
years serving in the esteemed position of Executive Director; and
WHEREAS, After receiving her bachelor's degree from Drew University,
as well as her master's degree in English from Brown University, Gail
Hoag taught English in Roxbury Township, before moving to Patchogue
where she became a substitute teacher in the Patchogue-Medford School
District; and
WHEREAS, During her last 15 years at the Patchogue Chamber, Gail Hoag
introduced a computerized membership program, and oversaw the creation
of the Chamber's first website; she established evening work meetings,
and the Chamber's monthly newsletter; and
WHEREAS, The Brookhaven Town Office of Women's Services honored Gail
Hoag in 2002 for her Outstanding Contribution in Business; during the
same year, she was also named Woman of the Year by Patchogue-Medford
Youth and Community Services; and
WHEREAS, In 2003, Gail Hoag worked to create the Greater Patchogue
Foundation, a charitable organization that works to advance, promote and
improve the charitable, cultural, and educational virtues of the Greater
Patchogue area; and
WHEREAS, Gail Hoag received the Paul Harris Fellow Award in 2009 from
the Patchogue Rotary Club, and was Brookhaven Hospital's Women for
Brookhaven Honoree in 2011; and
WHEREAS, With her throughout have been her husband, George, their two
children, and six grandchildren, all of whom feel privileged to be a
part of her life and rejoice in her achievements; and
WHEREAS, The quality and character of life in this Nation, and in the
great State of New York, is reflective of the purposeful lives and good
works of those civic-minded community members who dedicate their lives
and career to the service of others; 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 Empire State; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
honor Gail Hoag upon the occasion of her retirement from The Greater
Patchogue Chamber of Commerce after 15 years of distinguished service;
and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Gail Hoag.

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