Commemorating the Centennial observance of the Onesiphorai Reading Club of Franklin, New York

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  • 30 / May / 2013
  • 04 / Jun / 2013
  • 04 / Jun / 2013

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION commemorating the Centennial observance of the
Onesiphorai Reading Club of Franklin, New York

WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body to recognize and pay
tribute to those 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, This Legislative Body is justly proud to commemorate the
100th Anniversary of the Onesiphorai Reading Club of Franklin, New York,
to be celebrated on Thursday, June 20, 2013; and
WHEREAS, Formed on February 20, 1913, by a group of 14 women who came
together for the purpose of organizing a literary and social club, the
object being first to read and encourage reading of good literature,
history, travel, science, current events and fiction; the group was to
also promote sociability among its members; and
WHEREAS, The club's name, Onesiphorai, meaning profitable, helpful,
all working together from a Greek basis, was adopted at the third meet-
ing on March 13, 1913; the club has had meetings held continuously since
its inception every other Thursday afternoon at members' homes; during
the meeting, members read aloud from fiction and nonfiction books,
discuss current events, and enjoy homemade desserts; and
WHEREAS, The Onesiphorai Club currently has 16 active members and
besides reading also carries out many small projects for the benefit of
the community; an annual scholarship prize is awarded to a Franklin
student in social studies; contributions for special books are given to
the Franklin Free Library as well as donating books in memory of club
members; during the holidays, gifts are given to families and children
in need; and
WHEREAS, An asset to humanity, Onesiphorai members have helped with
many projects to benefit the Franklin community and beyond; during the
"World Wars" they sewed and knitted for the Red Cross and helped the
Daughters of the American Revolution erect monuments commemorating a
local treaty between Sluman Wattles and the Native Americans and in
memory of Revolutionary soldiers buried in Franklin; and
WHEREAS, The Onesiphorai Reading Club of Franklin, New York's distin-
guished record merits the recognition and respectful tribute of this
Legislative Body; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
commemorate the Centennial of the Onesiphorai Reading Club of Franklin,
New York; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to the Onesiphorai Reading Club of Franklin, New York.


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