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Honoring the Brooklyn Section of the National Council of Negro Women, Inc. upon the occasion of its 50th Anniversary

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION honoring the Brooklyn Section of the National
Council of Negro Women, Inc. upon the occasion of its 50th Anniversary
on October 27, 2012

WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body to commend those
illustrious organizations within the State of New York whose focus and
intent have made a substantial impact on the quality of life in their
communities; and
WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its long-
standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to honor the
Brooklyn Section of the National Council of Negro Women, Inc. upon the
occasion of its 50th Anniversary to be celebrated with a Luncheon on
Saturday, October 27, 2012, at Antun's in Queens Village, New York; and
WHEREAS, In observance of this auspicious milestone, the Brooklyn
Section of the National Council of Negro Women, Inc. is celebrating 50
years: Recognizing the Past, Harnessing the Present, Envisioning the
Future; furthermore, the past presidents will be recognized for their
dedicated service to the organization; and
WHEREAS, The Brooklyn Section of the National Council of Negro Women,
Inc. was organized on January 22, 1962, at the Bedford YMCA by Odessa L.
Skeene and received its charter on March 12, 1962; and
WHEREAS, Since its inception, this outstanding organization has worked
to bring to its members a greater awareness of community activities and
fuller participation in these affairs; and
WHEREAS, For the past 50 years, the Brooklyn Section of the National
Council of Negro Women, Inc. has flourished under 12 past presidents:
Odessa L. Skeene, Anne McMillan, Reva M. Anthony, Narcissus Frett-Moses,
Ruth Ford, Dorothy T. Leggett, Glenys Pantaleon, Alma R. Garrette, Marva
Earle-Jones, Ellen F. Haywood, Essie E. Gregory, and Jennifer Legrand;
today, under the insightful direction of the current and 13th President,
Melissa-Denise Hayes, the Brooklyn Section continues its extraordinary
work with professionalism, dedication and compassion; and
WHEREAS, The Brooklyn Section maintains a strong commitment to its
young people through education, outreach programs, counseling and recog-
nition; it sponsors community ventures to enhance the health and social
services of residents through seminars, health fairs and voter registra-
tion campaigns for self-empowerment; and
WHEREAS, The Mary McLeod Bethune Day Care Center, organized and spon-
sored by the Brooklyn Section, has served thousands of the community's
children; and
WHEREAS, It is the practice of this Legislative Body that when indi-
viduals and organizations of such noble aims and accomplishments are
brought to our attention, 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
honor the Brooklyn Section of the National Council of Negro Women, Inc.
upon the occasion of its 50th Anniversary; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Melissa-Denise Hayes, President of the Brooklyn Section of
the National Council of Negro Women, Inc.

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  • 18 / Jan / 2013
    • REFERRED TO FINANCE
  • 24 / Jan / 2013
    • REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • 24 / Jan / 2013
    • ADOPTED

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