J1174

Honoring the Brooklyn Chinese-American Association (BCA) Sixth Avenue Senior Center upon the occasion of celebrating its 8th Anniver...

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J1174


LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION honoring the Brooklyn Chinese-American Associ-
ation (BCA) Sixth Avenue Senior Center upon the occasion of celebrating
its 8th Anniversary on March 22, 2013

WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body to recognize and pay
tribute to those illustrious organizations of the State of New York
which foster ethnic pride and whose worthy endeavors have a substantial
impact on the quality and dignity of life in the communities they serve;
and
WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its long-
standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to honor the
Brooklyn Chinese-American Association (BCA) Sixth Avenue Senior Center
upon the occasion of celebrating its 8th Anniversary on Friday, March
22, 2013, at New Spring Garden Restaurant, Brooklyn, New York; and
WHEREAS, BCA was founded in 1988 as a small social service agency
whose primary mission was to provide assistance to the growing Asian-Am-
erican community in the Sunset Part, Borough Park, and Bay Ridge areas
of Brooklyn, New York; and
WHEREAS, Since that time, the Asian-American community in the Borough
of Brooklyn has continued to grow; and
WHEREAS, BCA too has expanded to meet the growing needs of the commu-
nity, providing a full range of services including senior services at
four senior centers, early childhood education centers and programs,
youth-oriented programs, adult education programs and services, and a
vast, comprehensive array of bilingual social services; and
WHEREAS, Established on March 10, 2005, the Sixth Avenue Senior Center
has enrolled more than 2,000 members and serves over 200 seniors daily;
and
WHEREAS, The Sixth Avenue Senior Center currently offers daily congre-
gate meals; social service referral and case management; medical and
health related workshops and screenings; monthly birthday parties;
music, dancing, arts and crafts classes; and field trips; as well as
other educational and recreational activities; and
WHEREAS, In addition, the Center coordinates community meetings,
assists senior members with housing needs, promotes voter registration,
and educates the community on the importance of exercising their voting
rights; it also offers many other activities and special functions
designed to enhance the quality of life of the senior population of the
area; and
WHEREAS, The threads which form the quality and character of senior
life are woven through dedicated service, carefully rendered, by such
organizations of purposeful good will as the Brooklyn Chinese-American
Association and its Sixth Avenue Senior Center; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
honor the Brooklyn Chinese-American Association (BCA) Sixth Avenue
Senior Center upon the occasion of celebrating its 8th Anniversary on
March 22, 2013; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Brooklyn Chinese-American Association President/CEO Paul P.
Mak, and the Sixth Avenue Senior Center.

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  • 10 / Apr / 2013
    • REFERRED TO FINANCE
  • 17 / Apr / 2013
    • REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • 17 / Apr / 2013
    • ADOPTED

Resolution Details

Law Section:
Resolutions, Legislative

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