J2443

Commending Roger Barnhart on the occasion of his retirement after many years of distinguished service as Coordinator of the Chenango...

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J2443


LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION commending Roger Barnhart upon the occasion of
his retirement after many years of distinguished service as Coordinator
of the Chenango County Toys for Tots

WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body to recognize and honor
those distinguished citizens of this great Empire State who have devoted
themselves to faithfully serving the best interests of their community
and the needs of its residents; and
WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its long-
standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to commend
Roger Barnhart upon the occasion of his retirement after many years of
distinguished service as Coordinator of the Chenango County Toys for
Tots; and
WHEREAS, Born and raised in Bainbridge, New York, Roger Barnhart grad-
uated from Bainbridge-Guilford Central School in 1984; he then joined
the United States Marine Corps, and worked as an Avionics Technician
from 1984 until 1989; he retired from the military in 2005, with the
rank of Sergeant, after 21 years of devoted service; and
WHEREAS, In 1989, Roger Barnhart immediately began volunteering his
time and energies to the Chenango County Toys for Tots; since then, it
has been recorded that Roger has brought holiday gifts to more than an
estimated 35,000 children; and
WHEREAS, Toys for Tots was founded in 1947, by Marine reservist Major
William L. Hendricks; this valued organization has striven against all
odds to make sure as many children as possible avoid suffering a joyless
Christmas; and
WHEREAS, Roger Barnhart believes the toys are more than just things;
the toys are really tools and symbols for parents to show their children
they care about them, and for the children to know deep down they are
loved; and
WHEREAS, In addition to Toys for Tots, Roger Barnhart has volunteered
with the Boy Scouts of America as a mentor, Assistant Scoutmaster, and
Scoutmaster since November of 1988; he is also a member of American
Legion Post 806; and
WHEREAS, An Elder at the First Presbyterian Church of Bainbridge,
Roger Barnhart has been employed as a Postmaster with the South New
Berlin Post Office since October of 1992; and
WHEREAS, It is the practice of this Legislative Body that when indi-
viduals of such noble aims and accomplishments are brought to our atten-
tion, they should be celebrated and recognized by all the citizens of
the great State of New York; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
honor Roger Barnhart upon the occasion of his retirement as Coordinator
of the Chenango County Toys for Tots, and to wish him continued success
in all his future endeavors; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Roger Barnhart.

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  • 14 / Jun / 2013
    • REFERRED TO FINANCE
  • 18 / Jun / 2013
    • REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • 18 / Jun / 2013
    • ADOPTED

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