J5284

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION congratulating Emma Knab upon the occasion of
receiving the distinguished Girl Scout Gold Award, the most prestigious
of Scouting honors

WHEREAS, Emma Knab, through her diligence and rigorous efforts, has
achieved Scouting's highest and most prestigious honor, the Girl Scout
Gold Award; the ceremony will be held at the Girl Scouts of Western New
York Gold Award Banquet on Saturday, June 4, 2016; 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 Girl Scouts of America and its members are dedicated to
the development of character and leadership in the youth of this Nation;
and
WHEREAS, Since 1919, Senior Girl Scouts have sought to cap their years
in Girl Scouting with the prized Girl Scout Gold Award, which challenges
girls to change the world; and
WHEREAS, In order to earn the Girl Scout Gold Award, a girl must
complete a rigorous set of service, leadership development, and skill-
building tasks leading up to the final and most challenging requirement,
the design and completion of a Take Action Project; this project must be
an issue of interest to the girl and her community, employ team-based
solutions, and educate and inspire others; and
WHEREAS, Emma Knab's project was entitled, Carrying on the Kraft; and
WHEREAS, This outstanding young woman has been involved in Scouting
for years, has lived up to Scouting's ideals and has attained all of the
necessary achievements; and
WHEREAS, Emma Knab is a credit to her family, her school, her communi-
ty, her State and her Nation, and no doubt her 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 Emma Knab upon the occasion of her designation as
recipient of the Girl Scout Gold Award; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Emma Knab.

actions

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  • 10 / May / 2016
    • REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • 10 / May / 2016
    • ADOPTED

Resolution Details

Law Section:
Resolutions, Legislative

J5283

Congratulating Olivia Miller upon the occasion of receiving the distinguished Girl Scout Gold Award, the most prestigious of Scoutin...

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION congratulating Olivia Miller upon the occasion of
receiving the distinguished Girl Scout Gold Award, the most prestigious
of Scouting honors

WHEREAS, Olivia Miller, through her diligence and rigorous efforts, has
achieved Scouting's highest and most prestigious honor, the Girl Scout
Gold Award; the ceremony will be held at the Girl Scouts of Western New
York Gold Award Banquet on Saturday, June 4, 2016; 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 Girl Scouts of America and its members are dedicated to
the development of character and leadership in the youth of this Nation;
and
WHEREAS, Since 1919, Senior Girl Scouts have sought to cap their years
in Girl Scouting with the prized Girl Scout Gold Award, which challenges
girls to change the world; and
WHEREAS, In order to earn the Girl Scout Gold Award, a girl must
complete a rigorous set of service, leadership development, and skill-
building tasks leading up to the final and most challenging requirement,
the design and completion of a take Action Project; this project must be
an issue of interest to the girl and her community, employ team-based
solutions, and educate and inspire others; and
WHEREAS, Olivia Miller's project was entitled, Finnish Baby Boxes; and
WHEREAS, This outstanding young woman has been involved in Scouting
for years, has lived up to Scouting's ideals and has attained all of the
necessary achievements; and
WHEREAS, Olivia Miller is a credit to her family, her school, her
community, her State and her Nation, and no doubt her 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 Olivia Miller upon the occasion of her desig-
nation as recipient of the Girl Scout Gold Award; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Olivia Miller.

actions

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    • REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • 10 / May / 2016
    • ADOPTED

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Law Section:
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J5282

Congratulating Ruth Palmer upon the occasion of receiving the distinguished Girl Scout Gold Award, the most prestigious of Scouting ...

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION congratulating Ruth Palmer upon the occasion of
receiving the distinguished Girl Scout Gold Award, the most prestigious
of Scouting honors

WHEREAS, Ruth Palmer, through her diligence and rigorous efforts, has
achieved Scouting's highest and most prestigious honor, the Girl Scout
Gold Award; the ceremony will be held at the Girl Scouts of Western New
York Gold Award Banquet on Saturday, June 4, 2016; 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 Girl Scouts of America and its members are dedicated to
the development of character and leadership in the youth of this Nation;
and
WHEREAS, Since 1919, Senior Girl Scouts have sought to cap their years
in Girl Scouting with the prized Girl Scout Gold Award, which challenges
girls to change the world; and
WHEREAS, In order to earn the Girl Scout Gold Award, a girl must
complete a rigorous set of service, leadership development, and skill-
building tasks leading up to the final and most challenging requirement,
the design and completion of a Task Action Project; this project must be
an issue of interest to the girl and her community, employ team-based
solutions, and educate and inspire others; and
WHEREAS, Ruth Palmer's project was entitled, Reading for Roswell; and
WHEREAS, This outstanding young woman has been involved in Scouting
for years, has lived up to Scouting's ideals and has attained all of the
necessary achievements; and
WHEREAS, Ruth Palmer is a credit to her family, her school, her commu-
nity, her State and her Nation, and no doubt her 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 Ruth Palmer upon the occasion of her designation
as recipient of the Girl Scout Gold Award; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Ruth Palmer.

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  • 10 / May / 2016
    • ADOPTED

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Law Section:
Resolutions, Legislative

J5281

Congratulating Jordan Smith upon the occasion of receiving the distinguished Girl Scout Gold Award, the most prestigious of Scouting...

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION congratulating Jordan Smith upon the occasion of
receiving the distinguished Girl Scout Gold Award, the most prestigious
of Scouting honors

WHEREAS, Jordan Smith, through her diligence and rigorous efforts, has
achieved Scouting's highest and most prestigious honor, the Girl Scout
Gold Award; the ceremony will be held at the Girl Scouts of Western New
York Gold Award Banquet on Saturday, June 4, 2016; 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 Girl Scouts of America and its members are dedicated to
the development of character and leadership in the youth of this Nation;
and
WHEREAS, Since 1919, Senior Girl Scouts have sought to cap their years
in Girl Scouting with the prized Girl Scout Gold Award, which challenges
girls to change the world; and
WHEREAS, In order to earn the Girl Scout Gold Award, a girl must
complete a rigorous set of service, leadership development, and skill-
building tasks up to the final and most challenging requirement, the
design and completion of a Take Action Project; this project must be an
issue of interest to the girl and her community, employ team-based
solutions, and education and inspire others; and
WHEREAS, Jordan Smith's project was entitled, Help for Harvest Houle
Ministries; and
WHEREAS, This outstanding young woman has been involved in Scouting
for years, has lived up to Scouting's ideals and has attained all of the
necessary achievements; and
WHEREAS, Jordan Smith is a credit to her family, her school, her
community, her State and her Nation, and no doubt her 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 Jordan Smith upon the occasion of her designation
as recipient of the Girl Scout Gold Award; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Jordan Smith.

actions

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  • 10 / May / 2016
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Law Section:
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J5280

Congratulating Elizabeth Kaforey upon the occasion of receiving the distinguished Girl Scout Gold Award, the most prestigious of Sco...

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION congratulating Elizabeth Kaforey upon the occa-
sion of receiving the distinguished Girl Scout Gold Award, the most
prestigious of Scouting honors

WHEREAS, Elizabeth Kaforey, through her diligence and rigorous efforts,
has achieved Scouting's highest and most prestigious honor, the Girl
Scout Gold Award; the ceremony will be held at the Girl Scouts of West-
ern New York Gold Award Banquet on Saturday, June 4, 2016; 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 Girl Scouts of America and its members are dedicated to
the development of character and leadership in the youth of this Nation;
and
WHEREAS, Since 1919, Senior Girl Scouts have sought to cap their years
in Girl Scouting with the prized Girl Scout Gold Award, which challenges
girls to change the world; and
WHEREAS, In order to earn the Girl Scout Gold Award, a girl must
complete a rigorous set of service, leadership development, and skill-
building tasks leading up to the final and most challenging requirement,
the design and completion of a Take Action Project; this project must be
an issue of interest to the girl and her community, employ team-based
solutions, and educate and inspire others; and
WHEREAS, Elizabeth Kaforey's project was entitled, Youth Go Financial-
ly Savvy; and
WHEREAS, This outstanding young woman has been involved in Scouting
for years, has lived up to Scouting's ideals and has attained all of the
necessary achievements; and
WHEREAS, Elizabeth Kaforey is a credit to her family, her school, her
community, her State and her Nation, and no doubt her 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 Elizabeth Kaforey upon the occasion of her desig-
nation as recipient of the Girl Scout Gold Award; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Elizabeth Kaforey.

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  • 10 / May / 2016
    • ADOPTED

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Law Section:
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J5279

Congratulating Cayley Brege upon the occasion of receiving the distinguished Girl Scout Gold Award, the most prestigious of Scouting...

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION congratulating Cayley Brege upon the occasion of
receiving the distinguished Girl Scout Gold Award, the most prestigious
of Scouting honors

WHEREAS, Cayley Brege, through her diligence and rigorous efforts, has
achieved Scouting's highest and most prestigious honor, the Girl Scout
Gold Award; the ceremony will be held at the Girl Scouts of Western New
York Gold Award Banquet on Saturday, June 4, 2016; 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 Girl Scouts of America and its members are dedicated to
the development of character and leadership in the youth of this Nation;
and
WHEREAS, Since 1919, Senior Girl Scouts have sought to cap their years
in Girl Scouting with the prized Girl Scout Gold Award, which challenges
girls to change the world; and
WHEREAS, In order to earn the Girl Scout Gold Award, a girl must
complete a rigorous set of service, leadership development, and skill-
building tasks leading up to the final and most challenging requirement,
the design and completion of a Take Action Project; this project must be
an issue of interest to the girl and her community, employ team-based
solutions, and educate and inspire others; and
WHEREAS, Cayley Brege's project was entitled, RunSafe; and
WHEREAS, This outstanding young woman has been involved in Scouting
for years, has lived up to Scouting's ideals and has attained all of the
necessary achievements; and
WHEREAS, Cayley Brege is a credit to her family, her school, her
community, her State and her Nation, and no doubt her 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 Cayley Brege upon the occasion of her designation
as recipient of the Girl Scout Gold Award; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Cayley Brege.

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  • 10 / May / 2016
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Law Section:
Resolutions, Legislative

J5278

Commending Deacon John Seymour upon the occasion of having the St. Francis of Assisi Parish Food Pantry of Newburgh, New York, renam...

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION commending Deacon John Seymour upon the occasion
of having the St. Francis of Assisi Parish Food Pantry of Newburgh, New
York, renamed in his honor

WHEREAS, It is the custom 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
Deacon John Seymour upon the occasion of having the St. Francis of Assi-
si Parish Food Pantry of Newburgh, New York, renamed in his honor; and
WHEREAS, John "Jack" Seymour proudly served his country as a member of
the United States Armed Forces during World War II before answering the
call to service as the beloved deacon at St. Francis of Assisi Church in
Newburgh, New York; and
WHEREAS, After recognizing the need for services to help feed the
hungry, Deacon Jack Seymour founded his parish's food pantry program to
assist struggling families almost two decades ago; and
WHEREAS, Today, the Deacon Jack Food Pantry serves approximately 300
families in need who make use of its resources and facilities each week
with the help of dozens of volunteers who graciously give of their time
to help others; and
WHEREAS, Now in his 90's, Deacon Jack Seymour continues to attend food
pantry events, ensuring that this worthy program will remain a valued
source of assistance for members of the community for many years to
come; and
WHEREAS, Throughout the entire period of his community service, a
period of constructive involvement, Deacon Jack Seymour has stood
constant in dignity, good grace and humor; and
WHEREAS, Rare indeed is the impressive dedication shown by an individ-
ual for the benefit of others which Deacon Jack Seymour has displayed
throughout his life; and
WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body that when individ-
uals 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 Deacon John Seymour upon the occasion of the renaming of the St.
Francis of Assisi Parish Food Pantry of Newburgh, New York, in his
honor; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to John Seymour, Deacon, St. Francis of Assisi Church, Newburgh,
New York.

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Law Section:
Resolutions, Legislative

J5277

Honoring Gloria Troy upon the occasion of her selection as the 2016 Senior Citizen of the Year by the Putnam County Office for Senio...

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION honoring Gloria Troy upon the occasion of her
selection as the 2016 Senior Citizen of the Year by the Putnam County
Office for Senior Resources on May 6, 2016

WHEREAS, Senior citizens bring a wealth of experience and knowledge to
the increasingly active roles they play in today's society; their past
contributions and future participation are a vital part of, and valuable
asset to, the fabric of community life and activity; and
WHEREAS, This Legislative Body is justly proud to honor Gloria Troy
upon the occasion of her selection as the 2016 Senior Citizen of the
Year by the Putnam County Office for Senior Resources to be celebrated
at an event on Friday, May 6, 2016, in recognition of her outstanding
contributions to her community through her valuable and much appreciated
volunteer work; and
WHEREAS, Born in Yonkers, New York, Gloria Troy married and raised
five children; during her children's early years, she was actively
involved with their Girl Scout and Cub Scout troops; in 1996, the family
moved to Mahopac, New York; and
WHEREAS, In 1976, Gloria Troy began working as a bookkeeper for READ-
ERS DIGEST and remained in that position until her retirement in 1991;
immediately following her retirement, she joined the William Koehler
Senior Center in Mahopac to learn quilting and has been volunteering at
the Center ever since; and
WHEREAS, Gloria Troy enjoyed a successful career and devoted herself
to making a loving home for her family, and has always been a passionate
volunteer, generously dedicating her time; and
WHEREAS, Today, Gloria Troy volunteers at the Senior Center where she
serves as the Activity Leader for the RSVP Sewing Group which sews
cancer pads for patients; she also heads up the knitting group which
knits baby hats and shawls for wheelchair patients; and
WHEREAS, Moreover, Gloria Troy's compassion toward her neighbors and
community spirit can be seen when she calls BINGO at the Senior Center,
volunteers her time at the Mahopac Library and the Eagle Eye II Thrift
Store, visits nursing homes as an RSVP Wellness Ambassador, helps raise
funds as a bell ringer for Salvation Army and walks the RSVP Golden Mile
for the March of Dimes; and
WHEREAS, With her throughout have been her five children, 15 grand-
children, and one great-grandchild, all of whom feel privileged to be
part of her life and rejoice in her achievements; and
WHEREAS, A true asset to society, Gloria Troy's distinguished record
merits the recognition and respectful tribute of this Legislative Body;
now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
honor Gloria Troy upon the occasion of her selection as the 2016 Senior
Citizen of the Year by the Putnam County Office for Senior Resources;
and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Gloria Troy.

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    • ADOPTED

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Law Section:
Resolutions, Legislative

J5276

Honoring George D'Alessandro upon the occasion of his selection as the 2016 Senior Citizen of the Year by the Putnam County Office f...

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION honoring George D'Alessandro upon the occasion of
his selection as the 2016 Senior Citizen of the Year by the Putnam Coun-
ty Office for Senior Resources on May 6, 2016

WHEREAS, Senior citizens bring a wealth of experience and knowledge to
the increasingly active roles they play in today's society; their past
contributions and future participation are a vital part of, and valuable
asset to, the fabric of community life and activity; and
WHEREAS, This Legislative Body is justly proud to honor George
D'Alessandro upon the occasion of his selection as the 2016 Senior Citi-
zen of the Year by the Putnam County Office for Senior Resources to be
celebrated at an event on Friday, May 6, 2016, in recognition of his
outstanding contributions to his community through his valuable and much
appreciated volunteer work; and
WHEREAS, Born in 1929, in the Bronx, George D'Alessandro and his fami-
ly moved to Mount Vernon, New York, when he was two years old; in 1945,
the family settled in Putnam County, where he currently lives on the
same property that his family bought 67 years ago; and
WHEREAS, From 1948 through 1953, George D'Alessandro proudly served as
a member of the United States military in the Korean War; following his
discharge, he worked for Putnam County as a Civil Engineer; and
WHEREAS, In 1958, George D'Alessandro became a sports writer, and
today, continues to write a sports column for the local newspapers; in
addition, for 25 years he served as a parochial school Physical Educa-
tion Teacher, a position from which he retired in 2010; and
WHEREAS, George D'Alessandro enjoyed a successful career which focused
on sports and health, and has always been a passionate volunteer, gener-
ously dedicating his time; currently, he is a Senior Fitness Volunteer
Instructor at the Carmel and Mahopac Office for Senior Resources (OSR)
Friendship Centers; and
WHEREAS, As a Senior Fitness Volunteer Instructor, George D'Alessandro
has helped many seniors improve themselves physically and has shown that
exercise can be fun; and
WHEREAS, Through the years, George D'Alessandro made extraordinary
contributions to Putnam County; he volunteered as a coach for Memorial
Recreation of Carmel and Kent (MRACK) Baseball and Basketball as well as
Kiwanis Little League Baseball, and in the 1960s, held the title of
Recreation Commissioner for the Town of Kent where he established many
new youth recreation programs; and
WHEREAS, Moreover, George D'Alessandro served as a Faculty Consultant
for parochial school newspapers in the 1980s, and established after-
school intramural sports programs; he continued in both capacities until
2010; and
WHEREAS, In 2002, George D'Alessandro was the recipient of the Volun-
teer of the Year Award from Saint Lawrence O'Toole School, and received
the New York State Assembly Certificate of Merit as a "Just Do It"
Volunteer; and
WHEREAS, Along with his late wife of 50 years, Marilyn, with him
throughout have been his two children, George and Karen; three grand-
children, Anthony, Mandy and Jennifer; and three great-grandchildren,
Cortland, Cameron and Tyler; all of whom feel privileged to be part of
his life and rejoice in his achievements; and
WHEREAS, A true asset to society, George D'Alessandro's distinguished
record merits the recognition and respectful tribute of this Legislative
Body; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
honor George D'Alessandro upon the occasion of his selection as the 2016

Senior Citizen of the Year by the Putnam County Office for Senior
Resources; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to George D'Alessandro.

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Law Section:
Resolutions, Legislative

J5275

Honoring R. Murray Suggitt upon the occasion of being named Senior of the Year by the New York State Office for the Aging on May 10,...

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION honoring R. Murray Suggitt upon the occasion of
being named Senior of the Year by the New York State Office for the
Aging on May 10, 2016

WHEREAS, Senior citizens bring a wealth of experience and knowledge to
the increasingly active roles they play in today's society; their past
contributions and future participation are a vital part of, and valuable
asset to, the fabric of community life and activity; and
WHEREAS, This Legislative Body is justly proud to honor R. Murray
Suggitt upon the occasion of being named Senior of the Year by the New
York State Office for the Aging at its Annual Senior Citizens Day Cele-
bration on Tuesday, May 10, 2016, at the Hart Theatre Lounge in The Egg,
Albany, New York; and
WHEREAS, Each May, the New York State Office for the Aging pauses to
acknowledge the outstanding contributions made by older citizens during
National Older Americans Month; and
WHEREAS, Members of older generations have helped build and shape our
Nation to be the greatest in the world; they have defended our freedoms
and values to ensure that those who come after them may have better
lives; nowhere in the Nation is the legacy of their efforts more visible
and more a part of the lives of all citizens than here in the State of
New York; and
WHEREAS, This esteemed man has been called upon to contribute his time
and talents to countless civic and charitable endeavors and has always
given of himself unstintingly; and
WHEREAS, Twenty-one years ago, R. Murray Suggitt retired from Texaco
and started a new career as Director of the Fishkill Food Pantry; and
WHEREAS, Under R. Murray Suggitt's leadership, the Food Pantry grew
from a small operation in a basement to an organization which operates
out of its own building with 40 staff members; and
WHEREAS, With a steadfast and unwavering commitment to helping others,
R. Murray Suggitt spends each day at the Food Pantry and pitches in to
help with whatever is needed, from community outreach to manual labor;
and
WHEREAS, Almost 90 years old, R. Murray Suggitt will be stepping down
as Director of the Food Pantry and handing over the reins to others who
have been inspired by his humble, dedicated example; and
WHEREAS, R. Murray Suggitt has been married for 56 years and is the
proud parent of three successful children; he attends Fishkill Reformed
Church where he is a member of the Choir and serves on the Investment
Committee; and
WHEREAS, Throughout the entire period of his community service, a
period of constructive involvement, R. Murray Suggitt has stood constant
in dignity, good grace and humor; and
WHEREAS, Rare indeed is the impressive dedication shown by an individ-
ual for the benefit of others which R. Murray Suggitt has displayed
throughout his life; and
WHEREAS, R. Murray Suggitt, a very active and industrious man, has
inspired and enriched the lives of those he serves through his volun-
teerism, generously sharing the wisdom gained over years of experiencing
life to its fullest; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
honor R. Murray Suggitt upon the occasion of being named Senior of the
Year by the New York State Office for the Aging on May 10, 2016; and be
it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to R. Murray Suggitt.

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