Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) announced that the New York State Senate recently passed a legislative resolution he sponsored honoring Lindenhurst resident Joseph T. Mackey for attaining the rank of Eagle Scout.
“Joseph’s dedication to helping others in need is admirable,” said Senator Fuschillo. “He is a wonderful example of what hard work and determination can accomplish, and I am certain that great things lie ahead for this incredible young man,” said Senator Fuschillo.
Joseph is a member of Troop 183 and his community service project was a three day food drive during which he distributed collection bags through his neighborhood and set up donation bins at local supermarkets. Joseph’s commitment to helping those in need culminated with over 2,914 pounds of food collected for Island Harvest, a hunger relief organization that in turn supplemented 2,277 meals for hungry Long Islanders.
With the passage of this resolution, Joseph’s achievements will forever be part of the official record of the New York State Senate.
Copy of legislative resolution:
Senate Resolution # 4566
BY: Senator Fuschillo
CONGRATULATING Joseph T. Mackey upon the occasion of receiving the distinguished rank of Eagle Scout, the most prestigious of Scouting honors, on June 9, 2012
WHEREAS, Joseph T. Mackey, through his diligence and rigorous efforts, has achieved Scouting's highest and most prestigious rank, Eagle Scout; the Eagle Court of Honor ceremony will be held on Saturday, June 9, 2012, at Our Lady of Grace Church in West Babylon, New York; and
WHEREAS, Joseph T. Mackey is a member of Boy Scouts of America Troop 183; and
WHEREAS, America has achieved her greatest heights of glory through the dedication, determination and tireless efforts of the outstanding citizens of this Nation; and
WHEREAS, It is only with the continued diligence and devotion of our youth, tomorrow's leaders, that America will maintain her glory; and
WHEREAS, The Boy Scouts of America and its members are dedicated to the development of character and leadership in the youth of this Nation; and
WHEREAS, The highest achievement of leadership in Scouting, earned by only five percent of all Boy Scouts, is the distinguished rank of Eagle Scout; and
WHEREAS, This outstanding young man has been involved in Scouting for many years, has lived up to Scouting's ideals and has attained all of the necessary achievements, including completion of a community service project, which was successfully planned, developed and executed; and
WHEREAS, For his project, Joseph T. Mackey held a food drive of his local Island Harvest which ran over a span of three days; the drive was set up at local supermarkets and collection bags were distributed through his neighborhood; he collected over 2,914 pounds of food which supplemented 2,277 meals; and
WHEREAS, Joseph T. Mackey's perseverance in rising through the ranks to Eagle Scout is a strong indication of his ability to master difficult tasks; his accomplishment wilt enable him to emerge as a leader, fully equipped to meet the challenges of today's complex society; and
WHEREAS, This new Eagle Scout is a credit to his family, his school, his community, his State and his Nation, and no doubt his future will be filled with accomplishments of equal importance; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations, in recognition of the significance of this meritorious achievement, to congratulate and honor Joseph T. Mackey on achieving the rank of Eagle Scout; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be transmitted to Joseph T. Mackey.