Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) recently announced that the New York State Senate passed a legislative resolution he sponsored honoring Wantagh resident David Zaitz for attaining the rank of Eagle Scout.
David, a member of Troop 656 in Wantagh, earned scouting’s highest honor after years of dedication, hard work, and community service.
David also completed a community service project in which he created a public awareness and educational campaign about Last Hope, an organization which rescues and rehabilitates stray and abandoned animals. In addition, David organized a supply collection drive to benefit Last Hope and constructed two new portable benches for Last Hope’s adoption room.
“David Zaitz is a leader whose dedication to serving others and strong work ethic set a wonderful example for everyone to follow. I congratulate him on earning scouting’s most prestigious honor and wish him continued success in the future,” said Senator Fuschillo.
With passage of the resolution, David’s achievements will forever be part of the official record of the New York State Senate.
Copy of legislative resolution:
Senate Resolution No. J492
BY: Senator Fuschillo
LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION congratulating David Joseph Zaitz upon the occasion of receiving the distinguished rank of Eagle Scout, the most prestigious of Scouting honors, on March 3, 2013
WHEREAS, David Joseph Zaitz, through his diligence and rigorous efforts, has achieved Scouting's highest and most prestigious rank, Eagle Scout; the Eagle Court of Honor ceremony will be held on Sunday, March 3, 2013, at Christ Lutheran Church in Wantagh, New York; and
WHEREAS, David Joseph Zaitz is a member of Boy Scouts of America Troop 656; and
WHEREAS, America has achieved her greatest heights of glory through the dedication, determination and tireless efforts of the outstanding citizens of this Nation; and
WHEREAS, It is only with the continued diligence and devotion of our youth, tomorrow's leaders, that America will maintain her glory; and
WHEREAS, The Boy Scouts of America and its members are dedicated to the development of character and leadership in the youth of this Nation; and
WHEREAS, The highest achievement of leadership in Scouting, earned by only five percent of all Boy Scouts, is the distinguished rank of Eagle Scout; and
WHEREAS, This outstanding young man has been involved in Scouting for many years, has lived up to Scouting's ideals and has attained all of the necessary achievements, including completion of a community service project, which was successfully planned, developed and executed; and
WHEREAS, David Joseph Zaitz's project consisted of educating the community and creating public awareness of Last Hope, an organization dedicated to the rescue and rehabilitation of stray and abandoned animals; in addition, he constructed two benches for the facility's adoption room that allow people to get to the level of the dogs, thus making the animals more comfortable around people; and
WHEREAS, David Joseph Zaitz's perseverance in rising through the ranks to Eagle Scout is a strong indication of his ability to master difficult tasks; his accomplishment will enable him to emerge as a leader, fully equipped to meet the challenges of today's complex society; and
WHEREAS, This new Eagle Scout is a credit to his family, his school, his community, his State and his Nation, and no doubt his future will be filled with accomplishments of equal importance; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations, in recognition of the significance of this meritorious achievement, to congratulate and honor David Joseph Zaitz on achieving the rank of Eagle Scout; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be transmitted to David Joseph Zaitz.