J1758

Honoring Gladys W. Joyner upon the occasion of being selected as Queens County's 2013 Senior Citizen of the Year

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J1758


LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION honoring Gladys W. Joyner upon the occasion of
being selected as Queens 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 Gladys W.
Joyner upon the occasion of being selected as Queens County's 2013
Senior Citizen of the Year, in recognition of her invaluable contrib-
utions to the community through her outstanding, and much appreciated,
volunteer work; and
WHEREAS, As Queens County's 2013 Senior Citizen of the Year, Gladys W.
Joyner 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;
and
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, Gladys Joyner has lived in New York for over 70 years; she
has raised four children and has been a mentor and second mother to
many; she is also the loving grandmother of six grandchildren and eight
great-grandchildren; and
WHEREAS, A retired Federal Government employee, Gladys W. Joyner not
only volunteers as a foster grandparent, she is also a member of the
auxiliary board for Queens Hospital Center, and works with the Board of
Elections; and
WHEREAS, Gladys W. Joyner has been part of the Queens Borough Chorus
in the past and has always enjoyed giving time to help the youth in her
community; and
WHEREAS, For 12 years, Gladys has been volunteering for Queens Hospi-
tal Center; she enjoys the satisfaction of giving love and attention to
those in need; seeing the smiles on the children's faces when she walks
in the door is her greatest reward; and
WHEREAS, A true asset to society, Gladys W. Joyner'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 Gladys W. Joyner upon the occasion of being selected as Queens
County's 2013 Senior Citizen of the Year; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Gladys W. Joyner.

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  • 03 / May / 2013
    • REFERRED TO FINANCE
  • 07 / May / 2013
    • REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • 07 / May / 2013
    • ADOPTED

Resolution Details

Law Section:
Resolutions, Legislative

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