Commemorating the 90th Anniversary of the Kiwanis Club of Batavia

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION commemorating the 90th Anniversary of the Kiwanis
Club of Batavia

WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body to recognize and pay
tribute to those fraternal organizations of high purpose and worthy
accomplishment whose endeavors have faithfully served the welfare of the
citizens of the State of New York; and
WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its long-
standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to commem-
orate the 90th Anniversary of the Kiwanis Club of Batavia; and
WHEREAS, Chartered with 56 members in 1923, the Kiwanis Club of Bata-
via has been community oriented since its inception; although the names,
groups and events may have changed, it has always been involved; and
WHEREAS, The Kiwanis Club of Batavia has rung the bell year after year
for the Salvation Army, aided the County Service Appreciation Committee
to send servicemen off with a smile, helped buy uniforms for the members
of the St. Joseph's Drum Corps, held the long popular Soap Box Derby,
helped to found the former Fresh Air Health Camp, started and still
sponsors Career Day in Batavia Public Schools, collected clothing for
war relief, organized and conducted worship services for prisoners in
Genesee County Jail and aided the Red Cross' emergency wartime relief
missions; and
WHEREAS, In addition, the Kiwanis Club of Batavia has supported the
YMCA and the YWCA throughout the years, as well as the local Boy Scouts
and Girl Scouts organizations; and
WHEREAS, Several parks have been built and equipped by the Kiwanis
Club of Batavia, including the Town of Batavia park and the mini park on
Main Street between M&T Bank and South Beach Restaurant; and
WHEREAS, On the athletic/recreational front, the Kiwanis Club of Bata-
via once ran a Ski Tow near Attica, an Ice Carnival and a Ski Club and
provided skiing instruction to hundreds of area people; they also spon-
sored a Junior Rifle Club, a Junior Bowling Club, Kiwanis softball and
bowling and built the Children's Home skating rink and provided the
skates; and
WHEREAS, Furthermore, Kiwanis Club of Batavia members have manned the
Tourist Booth on Main Street every Wednesday since it opened; delivered
Meals on Wheels every Tuesday; put on bingo at nursing homes; sent high
school juniors to leadership camp; and served at an annual prayer break-
fast to honor local clergy; and
WHEREAS, The first Kiwanis Club was chartered on January 12, 1915, in
Detroit, Michigan, and the organization has since grown to more than
8,250 clubs in 94 counties; a global organization of volunteers, Kiwanis
International is dedicated to changing the world one child and one
community at a time; and
WHEREAS, This Legislative Body is proudly moved to honor and commend
the members of the Kiwanis Club of Batavia, past and present, who have
labored so conscientiously to secure and improve the quality of life for
the community it serves; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
commemorate the 90th Anniversary of the Kiwanis Club of Batavia; and be
it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to the Kiwanis Club of Batavia.


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