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Honoring Chris and Kathy McCann of Locust Valley, New York, upon the occasion of their designation as recipients of the Community Ch...

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION honoring Chris and Kathy McCann of Locust Valley,
New York, upon the occasion of their designation as recipients of the
Community Champions Award by PeerPals.org

WHEREAS, Individuals who give of their time and energies and serve the
best interests of their communities are an asset beyond remuneration and
cannot be sufficiently extolled; and
WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body to acknowledge
outstanding individuals whose professional lives, personal endeavors and
community service are an example and inspiration to their colleagues,
friends, and family; and
WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its long-
standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to honor
Chris and Kathy McCann of Locust Valley, New York, upon the occasion of
their designation as recipients of the Community Champions Award by
PeerPals.org; this auspicious occasion will be celebrated at the Third
Annual Planting Seeds of Community Dinner, to be held at the Fox Hollow
in Woodbury, New York, on Thursday, April 11, 2013; and
WHEREAS, PeerPals.org is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to
building communities of inclusion for children with disabilities as they
enter kindergarten; it matches preschool age children with disabilities
with typically developing children in their communities for one on one
play dates; and
WHEREAS, PeerPals.org also holds group play dates in developmentally
appropriate settings; these play dates are supervised by professionals
in the field of special education; and
WHEREAS, The PeerPals.org model gives each child with a disability the
opportunity to enter kindergarten with at least one friendship with a
typically developing peer; its goal is to duplicate and implement the
PeerPals.org model nationwide; and
WHEREAS, Chris and Kathy McCann of Locust Valley, New York, are both
graduates of Marist College; they are being honored for their service to
the community and for their dedication to the PeerPals.org mission; and
WHEREAS, Chris McCann is President of 1-800-Flowers.com and serves on
the Board of Trustees of Marist College; he has been a basketball Coach
for CYO and is a dedicated fundraiser for and supporter of IGHT (Inde-
pendent Group Home Living, Inc.); and
WHEREAS, After graduating from Marist College with a Bachelor's degree
in Social Work, Kathy McCann pursued a career working with the develop-
mentally disabled; she has served the community as a Boy Scout leader
and Girl Scout leader; she is also a member of the Parent Steering
Committee at The College of William and Mary, and an active member of
the Parent Council at Friends Academy; and
WHEREAS, Chris and Kathy McCann are the proud parents of three chil-
dren; and
WHEREAS, Volunteerism is an essential element of all societies; it
provides a way in which the human values of community, caring and serv-
ing can be sustained and strengthened; and
WHEREAS, Rare indeed is the impressive dedication shown by an individ-
ual for the benefit of others which Chris and Kathy McCann have
displayed throughout their lives; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
honor Chris and Kathy McCann of Locust Valley, New York, upon the occa-
sion of their designation as recipients of the Community Champions Award
by PeerPals.org; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Chris and Kathy McCann.

actions

  • 15 / Mar / 2013
    • REFERRED TO FINANCE
  • 19 / Mar / 2013
    • REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • 19 / Mar / 2013
    • ADOPTED

Resolution Details

Law Section:
Resolutions, Legislative

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