Commending Al-Tabari Shrine Temple No. 121 upon the occasion of hosting its 46th Annual Potentate Charity Ball, and honoring El-Wise...

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION commending Al-Tabari Shrine Temple No. 121 upon
the occasion of hosting its 46th Annual Potentate Charity Ball, and
honoring El-Wise Noisette on being named Illustrious Potentate

WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body to recognize that the
quality and character of life in the communities across New York State
are reflective of the concerned and dedicated efforts of those organiza-
tions and individuals who would devote themselves to the welfare of the
community and its citizenry; and
WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its long-
standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to commend
Al-Tabari Shrine Temple No. 121 upon the occasion of hosting its 46th
Annual Potentate Charity Ball to be held March 21-23, 2014, at the Holi-
day Inn, Albany, New York; and
WHEREAS, In addition to this celebrated event, Al-Tabari Shrine Temple
No. 121 will be paying special tribute to El-Wise Noisette on being
named its Illustrious Potentate; and
WHEREAS, Al-Tabari Shrine Temple No. 121 is part of the Ancient Egyp-
tian Arabic Order Nobles Mystic Shrine of North and South America and
its Jurisdictions Inc.(AEAONMS), an organization which embraces the
basic fundamental concepts of the Masonic Order with a broader spectrum
of dispensing charity in the community; and
WHEREAS, There are 224 constituent temples worldwide and an ever grow-
ing membership of 25,000 who strive to provide a sense of community for
their members as well as deliver charitable goods and services on a
local and national level, including but not limited to awarding substan-
tial grants to colleges annually to supplement the education of econom-
ically deprived youth along with a program of financial aid to fight
drugs, crime and delinquency; and
WHEREAS, This year's Illustrious Potentate, El-Wise Noisette of Alba-
ny, New York, is a local youth advocate; and
WHEREAS, His commitment to his community is in direct correlation with
the mission of AEAONMS; during 2014, El-Wise Noisette has scheduled many
events and opportunities to benefit the people in his community, includ-
ing: offering holiday charity in the form of Thanksgiving meals, provid-
ing underprivileged children with holiday gifts, organizing a book drive
for Giffen and Arbor Hill Elementary schools, and mentoring students who
attend Albany High School, to name a few; and
WHEREAS, El-Wise Noisette operates Unique Photo Studios; noted for his
diverse background and possessing a zest for life as captured through
the lens he made the transition from science to photography more than 30
years ago; and
WHEREAS, Presented with a Polaroid camera, El-Wise Noisette was intro-
duced to photography by his grandmother at the age of five; passionate
about his work, he is highly sought after for his technical expertise
and expressive photojournalistic ability; and
WHEREAS, A small list of his clients for public relations photography
include: the Albany City School District, Turner Construction, Bast
Hatfield, C.T. Male, Northstar Construction Company, Capital District
Links, New York State United Teachers, and the Dormitory Authority of
the State of New York; and
WHEREAS, Furthermore, El-Wise Noisette has a list of married couples
as clients whose memories of their wedding day are brought vividly to
life when they look at his photographs, as well as individuals and fami-
lies whose portraits stand out; and
WHEREAS, El-Wise Noisette's 2004 exhibit entitled, "Passing of our
Legacy and Reflections of Our Elders" was held at the New York State

Museum; the show was dedicated to the late Gordon Parks, who foresaw Mr.
Noisette's unique and exceptional abilities more than 25 years ago; and
WHEREAS, It is the custom of this Legislative Body that when individ-
uals and institutions 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
commend Al-Tabari Shrine Temple No. 121 upon the occasion of hosting its
46th Annual Potentate Charity Ball, and to honor El-Wise Noisette on
being named Illustrious Potentate; and be it further
RESOLVED, That copies of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Al-Tabari Shrine Temple No. 121 and El-Wise Noisette.


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