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Commending the Brooklyn Chapter of Jack and Jill of America, Inc. upon the occasion of hosting its Tee and Tea Luncheon

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION commending the Brooklyn Chapter of Jack and Jill
of America, Inc. upon the occasion of hosting its Tee and Tea Luncheon
on Saturday, April 13, 2013

WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body to recognize that the
quality and character of life in the communities across New York State
are reflective of the concerned and dedicated efforts of those organiza-
tions and individuals who would devote themselves to the welfare of the
community and its citizenry; and
WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its long-
standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to commend
the Brooklyn Chapter of Jack and Jill of America, Inc. upon the occasion
of hosting its Tee and Tea Luncheon on Saturday, April 13, 2013, at
Dyker Beach Golf Course in Brooklyn, New York; and
WHEREAS, The late Marion Stubbs Thomas founded Jack and Jill of Ameri-
ca, incorporated on January 24, 1938, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; the
Brooklyn Chapter was founded in 1952; and
WHEREAS, Twenty mothers came together to discuss creating an organiza-
tion to provide social, cultural and educational opportunities for youth
between the ages of two and nineteen; and
WHEREAS, Jack and Jill of America, Inc., is the oldest and largest
African American family organization in the United States of America; it
is an organization devoted to instilling volunteerism and philanthropy
to children and families; and
WHEREAS, Today, Jack and Jill boasts over 220 chapters nationwide,
representing over 30,000 family members; each chapter plans annual
programming activities guided under a national theme; and
WHEREAS, The Brooklyn Chapter of Jack and Jill of America, Inc., now
in its 61st year, has 81 member-families; and
WHEREAS, The Brooklyn Chapter of Jack and Jill of America, Inc.
strives to improve the quality of life for women and children through
its national motto, "Let's Work, Let's Play, Let's Live Together"; and
WHEREAS, The Brooklyn Chapter has led and supported a number of
borough-wide initiatives and service programs as well as supported a
number of nonprofit organizations throughout Brooklyn with volunteers
and grants; and
WHEREAS, Recently, chapter members and their families have been an
integral part in community outreach such as: hurricane relief for
affected citizens of New York City; providing school supplies and toile-
tries for the Dominican Republic and countries of Africa; providing
gifts for foster children of Mercy First, and supporting the food pantry
at Child Development Support Corporation; and
WHEREAS, Moreover, the Brooklyn Chapter of Jack and Jill of America,
Inc., continues a legacy of local charitable giving to support finan-
cially disadvantaged Brooklyn high school graduates currently attending
a four-year college; and
WHEREAS, The Brooklyn Chapter of Jack and Jill of America, Inc. also
makes charitable contributions to the Medgar Evers College Scholarship
Fund, St. Francis College, The ICLA Da Silva Foundation, and Habitat for
Humanity; and
WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body that when organiza-
tions of such noble aims and accomplishments are brought to our atten-
tion, they should be celebrated and recognized by all the citizens of
this great Empire State; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
commend the Brooklyn Chapter of Jack and Jill of America, Inc. upon the

occasion of hosting its Tee and Tea Luncheon on Saturday, April 13,
2013; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to the Brooklyn Chapter of Jack and Jill of America, Inc.

actions

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

Resolution Details

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