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Commending Claudia Caruso Rouhana upon the occasion of her designation as recipient of the 2012 Citizen of the Year Award by the Com...

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION commending Claudia Caruso Rouhana upon the occa-
sion of her designation as recipient of the 2012 Citizen of the Year
Award by the Community Chest of Port Washington, on May 6, 2013

WHEREAS, Individuals who give of their time and energies and serve the
best interests of their communities are an asset beyond remuneration and
cannot be sufficiently extolled; and
WHEREAS, Claudia Caruso Rouhana has given not only of her time and
energies but also of her competence, intelligence and leadership and
consequently has been designated for special honor; and
WHEREAS, This Legislative Body is justly proud to commend Claudia
Caruso Rouhana upon the occasion of her designation as recipient of the
2012 Citizen of the Year Award by the Community Chest of Port Washing-
ton; and
WHEREAS, This momentous event will be celebrated with tributes from
esteemed friends and dignitaries at a special Ceremony, on Monday, May
6, 2013, at the Port Washington Public Library, Port Washington, New
York; and
WHEREAS, The Citizen of the Year Award honors an individual who has
given a lifetime of outstanding volunteer service to the Port Washington
community; and
WHEREAS, Community Volunteer and Philanthropist Claudia Caruso Rouhana
has been called upon to contribute her time and talents to countless
civic and charitable endeavors and has always given of herself unstint-
ingly; and
WHEREAS, A longtime advocate for the needs of children and families,
Claudia Caruso Rouhana's efforts have helped to secure needed services
in the fields of childcare and education to many, especially those of
limited means, throughout Nassau County; and
WHEREAS, Claudia Caruso Rouhana is currently a member of the Advisory
Board of the Port Washington Children's Center; she was a member of its
Board of Directors for several years and, in the 1990s, served as its
President; and
WHEREAS, Claudia Caruso Rouhana is also Past President and Advisory
Committee member of the Child Care Council of Nassau County; and
WHEREAS, Dedicated to promoting education at all levels, Claudia Caru-
so Rouhana has held leadership positions in several academic insti-
tutions; and
WHEREAS, She is the Immediate Past President and former Board member
of the State University of New York, State College of Optometry Optome-
tric Center; an Alumni Overseer for Colby College; and has led within
the Port Washington School District as President of the Weber High
School Association, among other roles; and
WHEREAS, In her vital philanthropic work, Claudia Caruso Rouhana has
enhanced the ability of many child welfare and education institutions to
carry out their missions; she is affiliated with the Ozymandias Funds of
Tides Foundation, as well as a member and Immediate Past President of
the Port Washington Education Foundation; and
WHEREAS, Claudia Caruso Rouhana's willingness to lead extends beyond
the realm of education; she is the Immediate Past President of the Sands
Point Garden Club, of which she has been a member for 20 years; and
WHEREAS, Throughout the entire period of her community service, a
period of constructive involvement, Claudia Caruso Rouhana has stood
constant in dignity, good grace and humor; and
WHEREAS, Rare indeed is the impressive dedication shown by an individ-
ual for the benefit of others which Claudia Caruso Rouhana has displayed
throughout her life; and

WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body that when individ-
uals 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 Claudia Caruso Rouhana upon the occasion of her designation as
recipient of the 2012 Citizen of the Year Award by the Community Chest
of Port Washington; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Claudia Caruso Rouhana.

actions

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

Resolution Details

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Resolutions, Legislative

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