J6044

Commemorating the 150th Anniversary of Community Bank, N.A. on May 26, 2016

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION commemorating the 150th Anniversary of Community
Bank, N.A. on May 26, 2016

WHEREAS, It is the intent of this Legislative Body to honor and commem-
orate the proud and distinguished histories of financial institutions
which comprise the noble body of this great Empire State; and
WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its long-
standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to commem-
orate the 150th Anniversary of Community Bank, N.A.; and
WHEREAS, Bank and Canton, New York, community leaders celebrated this
auspicious occasion on Thursday, May 26, 2016, at the Canton Community
Bank, N.A. location; and
WHEREAS, This historic financial institution was founded by S.D.
Hungerford & Co. Bank in 1866, and was later renamed St. Lawrence County
Bank; and
WHEREAS, The first of the bank's branches was located in Canton, New
York, with just a handful of employees; and
WHEREAS, The bank was again renamed in the early 1990s, and today,
Community Bank, N.A. has a branch network of nearly 200 locations across
New York and northeastern Pennsylvania, and more than 2,000 employees;
and
WHEREAS, With total assets of approximately $8.6 billion, Community
Bank, N.A. is ranked among the country's 150 largest financial insti-
tutions; and
WHEREAS, Community Bank, N.A. proudly serves the financial needs of
those in smaller and rural communities; part of their mission and
philosophy is to ensure local decision making at each branch, enabling
the bank to compete effectively and efficiently; and
WHEREAS, This Legislative Body looks favorably upon the strong role
which institutions such as Community Bank, N.A. play in strengthening
the social and economic fabric of our communities through providing
growth opportunities for citizens and businesses; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
commemorate the 150th Anniversary of Community Bank, N.A.; and to wish
this financial institution continued success in its vital work on behalf
of its customers; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Community Bank, N.A.

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  • 27 / May / 2016
    • REFERRED TO FINANCE
  • 02 / Jun / 2016
    • REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • 02 / Jun / 2016
    • ADOPTED

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J6043

Memorializing Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to proclaim June 2016 as Dairy Month in the State of New York

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION memorializing Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to
proclaim June 2016 as Dairy Month in the State of New York

WHEREAS, It is the custom of this Legislative Body to memorialize Gover-
nor Andrew M. Cuomo to proclaim June 2016 as Dairy Month in the State of
New York; in addition, Dairy Day will be recognized on Tuesday, June 14,
2016; and
WHEREAS, Agriculture continues to rank as the number one industry in
New York State, with dairy farms across the State; and
WHEREAS, The dairy industry is the single largest sector of New York
State's vast and diverse agricultural industry, accounting for over 45
percent of the State's farm cash receipts from all products; and
WHEREAS, New York has more than 600,000 dairy cows which produce over
12 billion pounds of milk annually, and ranks third among states in
total milk production; and
WHEREAS, The value added to New York's economy by agriculture accounts
for more than $4.7 billion annually, with nearly half of that amount
coming from the direct sale of dairy products by New York farmers; and
WHEREAS, The dairy industry is an integral segment of New York State's
economy and a major employer of labor from all phases of production,
through marketing of milk and dairy products; and
WHEREAS, New York's dairy farmers have historically been the stewards
of the land, contributing to the State's diverse agricultural landscapes
through responsible conservation practices and investments in technolo-
gy; and
WHEREAS, New York's milk and dairy products have been shown to promote
weight loss, build strong bones and promote overall better health; now,
therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
acknowledge the contributions of the dairy industry and New York's dairy
farmers, and to join with farmers and consumers all across the State to
memorialize Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to proclaim June 2016 as Dairy
Month in the State of New York; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to The Honorable Andrew M. Cuomo, Governor of the State of New
York.

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  • 27 / May / 2016
    • REFERRED TO FINANCE
  • 02 / Jun / 2016
    • REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • 02 / Jun / 2016
    • ADOPTED

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J6042

Memorializing Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to proclaim June 3, 2016, as Doughnut Day in the State of New York

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION memorializing Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to
proclaim June 3, 2016, as Doughnut Day in the State of New York

WHEREAS, It is with great pleasure that this Legislative Body acknowl-
edges noteworthy events in America's history which deserve special
recognition such as the creation of the doughnut; and
WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its long-
standing traditions, it is the sense of this Legislative Body to memori-
alize Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to proclaim June 3, 2016, as Doughnut Day
in the State of New York, in conjunction with the observance of National
Doughnut Day; and
WHEREAS, National Doughnut Day started in 1938 as a fundraiser for
Chicago, Illinois' The Salvation Army; their goal was to help the needy
during the Great Depression, and to honor The Salvation Army "Lassies"
of World War I, who served doughnuts to soldiers; and
WHEREAS, Soon after the entrance of the United States into World War I
in 1917, The Salvation Army sent a fact-finding mission to France which
concluded that the needs of United States enlisted men could be met by
canteens or social centers called huts; volunteers in huts could serve
baked goods, provide writing supplies and stamps, and provide a clothes-
mending service; and
WHEREAS, About 250 Salvation Army volunteers went to France to staff
the huts which typically included two male staff members and four female
volunteers who could "mother" the boys; these huts were established by
The Salvation Army in the United States near army training centers; and
WHEREAS, After experiencing difficulties with providing freshly baked
goods from huts which were established in abandoned buildings near the
front lines, two Salvation Army volunteers, Ensign Margaret Sheldon and
Adjutant Helen Purviance, came up with the idea of providing doughnuts;
and
WHEREAS, The doughnuts were reported to have been an instant hit, and
soon many soldiers were visiting The Salvation Army huts; often on one
day, volunteers could be busy baking 22 pies and making 300 doughnuts;
and
WHEREAS, Soon, the women who made the doughnuts became known by the
servicemen as Doughnut Dollies; Doughnut Dollies were women volunteers
of The Salvation Army who traveled to France in 1918 to support United
States soldiers; and
WHEREAS, A misapprehension has taken hold that the provision of dough-
nuts to United States enlisted men in World War I is the origin of the
term "doughboy" to describe United States infantry; however, that term
was in use as early as the Mexican-American War of 1846-47; and
WHEREAS, In addition, during the Second World War, Red Cross Volun-
teers also distributed doughnuts, and it became routine to refer to the
Red Cross women as Doughnut Dollies; and
WHEREAS, In Chicago, National Doughnut Day is still a fundraiser for
The Salvation Army; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
memorialize Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to proclaim June 3, 2016, as Dough-
nut Day in the State of New York, in conjunction with the observance of
National Doughnut Day; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to The Honorable Andrew M. Cuomo, Governor of the State of New
York.

actions

  • 27 / May / 2016
    • REFERRED TO FINANCE
  • 02 / Jun / 2016
    • REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • 02 / Jun / 2016
    • ADOPTED

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