J2343

Recognizing the Betsy Baldwin Chapter, National Society of Daughters of the American Revolution on the chapter's 40th Anniversary

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J2343


LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION recognizing the Betsy Baldwin Chapter, National
Society of Daughters of the American Revolution, upon the occasion of
the Chapter's 40th Anniversary

WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body to recognize those
outstanding organizations within our communities that, year after year,
diligently work to preserve the history of New York State and the United
States, encourage patriotism, and promote the advancement of education;
and
WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its long-
standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to hereby
honor and recognize the Betsy Baldwin Chapter, National Society of
Daughters of the American Revolution upon the occasion of the chapter's
40th Anniversary; and
WHEREAS, The National Society of Daughters of the American Revolution
was founded in 1890, and is headquartered in Washington, D.C. as a non-
profit, non-political volunteer women's service organization that is
dedicated to promoting patriotism, preserving American history, and
securing America's future through the education of all children; and
WHEREAS, The Betsy Baldwin Chapter of the National Society of Daugh-
ters of the American Revolution was organized in Baldwinsville, New
York, on June 8, 1973, with 19 original members; and
WHEREAS, The Betsy Baldwin Chapter of the National Society of Daugh-
ters of the American Revolution was fittingly named in memory of Betsy
Baldwin, the wife of Dr. Jonas Baldwin, who aided American Indians and
settlers during the early 1800s and later established the Village of
Baldwinsville; and
WHEREAS, In 1816, a devastating frost occurred each month of the year,
destroying countless crops that supplied food for the settlers and Indi-
ans of the Baldwinsville area, so Betsy Baldwin and her husband, Dr.
Jonas Baldwin, decided to supply food to the tribe of 250 Oneida Indi-
ans; and
WHEREAS, One year later, the women of the village saw a need for an
organization to aid all of those less fortunate than themselves, so they
formed the Female Charitable Society and elected Betsy Baldwin as the
organization's first president; and
WHEREAS, Today, the Betsy Baldwin Chapter, National Society of Daugh-
ters of the American Revolution has nearly 70 members and meets each
month to discuss and organize ongoing public service projects within the
Baldwinsville community; and
WHEREAS, For the past 40 years, members of the Betsy Baldwin Chapter,
National Society of Daughters of the American Revolution have carried
out the objectives laid forth in the first meeting of the National Soci-
ety of Daughters of the American Revolution, by devoting their efforts
to preserving historic artifacts, such as the American flag and various
monuments, providing care and assistance to hospitalized veterans, and
by recognizing citizens who have made significant contributions to their
Nation; and
WHEREAS, The Betsy Baldwin Chapter, National Society of Daughters of
the American Revolution has remained dedicated to the support and
enhancement of the education of our youth, providing scholarships to
outstanding students in categories that include History, American Histo-
ry, Political Science, Preservation, Medicine, Nursing, and Occupational
and Physical Therapy; and
WHEREAS, In addition, the Betsy Baldwin Chapter, National Society of
Daughters of the American Revolution has supported various local youth
programs that encourage good citizenship through teaching history and

the principles of government, while also awarding students recognition
for their contributions to their communities; and
WHEREAS, To publicly mark its 40th anniversary, the Betsy Baldwin
Chapter, National Society of Daughters of the American Revolution will
hold a celebration in Baldwinsville on June 17, 2013; now, therefore, be
it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
recognize and honor the Betsy Baldwin Chapter, National Society of
Daughters of the American Revolution upon the occasion of the chapter's
40th Anniversary; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Jane Jacobs, Regent to the Betsy Baldwin Chapter, National
Society of Daughters of the American Revolution.

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  • 11 / Jun / 2013
    • REFERRED TO FINANCE
  • 13 / Jun / 2013
    • REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • 13 / Jun / 2013
    • ADOPTED

Resolution Details

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