Honoring Dorothy DeMay upon the occasion of being selected as Wayne County's 2013 Senior Citizen of the Year

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION honoring Dorothy DeMay upon the occasion of being
selected as Wayne County's 2013 Senior Citizen of the Year

WHEREAS, Senior citizens bring a wealth of experience and knowledge to
the increasingly active roles they play in today's society; their past
contributions and future participation are a vital part of, and valuable
asset to, the fabric of community life and activity; and
WHEREAS, This Legislative Body is justly proud to honor Dorothy DeMay
upon the occasion of being selected as Wayne County's 2013 Senior Citi-
zen of the Year for her outstanding contributions to the community
through her valuable and much appreciated volunteer work; and
WHEREAS, As Wayne County's 2013 Senior Citizen of the Year, Dorothy
DeMay will participate in the Annual New York State Senior Citizens Day
Luncheon hosted by the State Office for the Aging (SOFA) at the Hart
Theatre Lounge in the Egg, Albany, New York, on Tuesday, May 7, 2013;
WHEREAS, The theme for this year's event, Unleash the Power of Age,
recognizes the potential energies of older individuals which can be
unleashed through civic engagement to address pressing social and commu-
nity needs; and
WHEREAS, Dorothy DeMay is in her 80s, and lives in Newark, New York,
and has been involved in helping people her whole life; and
WHEREAS, She has been active in her church, at the hospital, and nurs-
ing homes and has read with children at local schools, served summer
lunches to kids, done financial counseling, helped with fundraisers, and
even drove to Seneca County to volunteer, all since 2004 working with
the RSVP program; and
WHEREAS, Dorothy DeMay still makes nursing home visits, and drives
older citizens to their doctor appointments in her own car, a great
service which helps people remain in their own homes, living independ-
ently, even if they have limitations; and
WHEREAS, Dorothy DeMay's first volunteer assignment was reading with
children at Perkins Elementary School in Newark; Dorothy loves to read
and likes to encourage others to do so as well; and
WHEREAS, Dorothy DeMay believes that like herself, many people volun-
teer because they want to be useful and help people, and, because it
keeps life interesting; and
WHEREAS, A true asset to society, Dorothy DeMay's distinguished 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
honor Dorothy DeMay upon the occasion of her designation as a recipient
of a 2013 New York State Senior Citizen of the Year Award; and be it
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Dorothy DeMay.


  • 03 / May / 2013
  • 07 / May / 2013
  • 07 / May / 2013

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