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Commending Pathways, Inc. upon the occasion of celebrating its 40th Anniversary on May 14, 2016

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION commending Pathways, Inc. upon the occasion of
celebrating its 40th Anniversary on May 14, 2016

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
Pathways, Inc. upon the occasion of celebrating its 40th Anniversary on
Saturday, May 14, 2016, at the Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, New
York; and
WHEREAS, To mark this most auspicious occasion, Pathways, Inc. is
proudly presenting An Evening with Jim Kelly, a professional Football
Hall of Fame quarterback, as he shares his life story of overcoming
obstacles including his insights on teamwork, leadership, having a
special needs child, and battling cancer; and
WHEREAS, Pathways, Inc. is a not-for-profit human service organization
serving approximately 2,000 individuals and families across 14 counties
in the Finger Lakes, Southern Tier, and Rochester regions of New York
State; and
WHEREAS, Headquartered in the beautiful City of Corning, New York,
Pathways, Inc. strives to fulfill its mission of providing children,
adults, and families with specialized programs and services in such
areas as developmental disabilities, mental health, family support,
traumatic brain injury, nursing home alternatives, home care, and child
care; and
WHEREAS, Originally incorporated as The Greenhouse Center in 1976,
Pathways, Inc. was founded by Joyce Lubold, a mother who began looking
for services for her son after he had suffered brain damage, but could
find no local organizations equipped to help him; and
WHEREAS, After learning of the great need for such services, Joyce
Lubold quickly organized a group of like minded individuals, and estab-
lished The Greenhouse Center, named after a large green house located in
Corning where services to help people like her son were first offered;
and
WHEREAS, In 1979, The Greenhouse Center became Pathways, Inc. after
its board joined an initiative by the New York State Office of Mental
Retardation and Developmental Disabilities to move those in institutions
to smaller residences run by local agencies; it began operating its
first Community Residence on East First Street in Corning; and
WHEREAS, Over the years, Pathways, Inc. has experienced continued
growth and expansion to include such vital services as offering homes
for developmentally disabled adults and youth experiencing mental health
issues, foster care, traumatic brain injury supports, nursing home
alternatives, service coordination and day habilitation; and
WHEREAS, In addition, this remarkable agency provides numerous
programs supporting families in collaboration with Departments of Social
Services, including preschool special education, infants through school
age childcare, and before/after school care, as well as summer child-
care; and
WHEREAS, The success of Pathways, Inc. is in direct correlation to the
efforts of its leadership and staff, whose involvement is, and always
has been, characterized by an impressive commitment, an unbridled enthu-
siasm, and an uncompromising standard of excellence in all endeavors on
behalf of this institution and the community it serves; and

WHEREAS, Today under the luminous direction of President and CEO Dr.
Edward J. Lukomski, Pathways, Inc. continues to provide a vast array of
services to meet the expressed needs of the community it supports while
offering those it helps meaningful opportunities to develop to their
full potential; and
WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body that when organiza-
tions of such noble aims and accomplishments are brought to our atten-
tion, 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 Pathways, Inc. upon the occasion of celebrating its 40th Anni-
versary; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Dr. Edward J. Lukomski, President and CEO, Pathways, Inc.

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  • 03 / May / 2016
    • ADOPTED

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Congratulating Cameron Orr of Glens Falls, New York, upon the occasion of capturing the 2016 Elks National Hoop Shoot Championship

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION congratulating Cameron Orr of Glens Falls, New
York, upon the occasion of capturing the 2016 Elks National Hoop Shoot
Championship

WHEREAS, This Legislative Body takes pleasure in honoring talented young
athletes who distinguish themselves and their community through
outstanding athletic performance; and
WHEREAS, Athletic competition enhances the moral and physical develop-
ment of the young people of this State, preparing them for the future by
instilling in them the value of teamwork, encouraging a standard of
healthy living, imparting a desire for success and developing a sense of
fair play and competition; and
WHEREAS, This Legislative Body is justly proud to congratulate Cameron
Orr of Glens Falls, New York, upon the occasion of capturing the 2016
Elks National Hoop Shoot Championship; and
WHEREAS, The Elks National Free Throw Contest, the Elks Hoop Shoot, is
the largest and most visible of the many youth activities sponsored by
Elks lodges throughout the country; it is active in all 50 states and
the District of Columbia, and is open to boys and girls between the ages
of eight and 13; and
WHEREAS, Cameron Orr, a student at Queensbury Middle School, success-
fully scored 24 out of 25 shots to capture first place in the 12 to 13
year old age division at the Elks Hoop Shoot National Finals on Satur-
day, April 16, 2016, in Chicago, Illinois; and
WHEREAS, Representing Glens Falls Elks Lodge No. 81, Cameron Orr
advanced through the local, state and regional rounds to reach the
national finals, and made 140 of 150 total free throws throughout the
various stages; and
WHEREAS, In recognition of his outstanding achievement, this esteemed
young athlete's name will be inscribed on a plaque at the Naismith Memo-
rial Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Massachusetts; and
WHEREAS, Excellence and success in competitive sports can be achieved
only through strenuous practice; Cameron Orr's dedication is a year-
round, everyday commitment; he is highly focused and has developed a
matchless work ethic; and
WHEREAS, Cameron Orr's exemplary performance in the Elks Hoop Shoot
program is reflective of his dedication, determination and personal
commitment; his achievement stands as a hallmark of what is best in the
families, schools and communities across New York State; now, therefore,
be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
congratulate Cameron Orr of Glens Falls, New York, upon the occasion of
capturing the 2016 Elks National Hoop Shoot Championship, and to wish
him continued success throughout his school years and beyond; and be it
further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Cameron Orr.

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  • 03 / May / 2016
    • ADOPTED

Resolution Details

Law Section:
Resolutions, Legislative