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Congratulating Joseph J. Puma, Jr. upon the occasion of receiving the distinguished rank of Eagle Scout, the most prestigious of Sco...

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION congratulating Joseph J. Puma, Jr. upon the occa-
sion of receiving the distinguished rank of Eagle Scout, the most pres-
tigious of Scouting honors, on May 15th, 2016

WHEREAS, Joseph J. Puma, Jr., 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,
May 15th, 2016, at Our Lady of Peace Parish, Geneva, New York; and
WHEREAS, Joseph J. Puma, Jr., the son of Joseph and Nellie Puma, is a
member of Boy Scouts of America Troop 4, Geneva, New York; 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, For his project, Joseph J. Puma, Jr. and 10 volunteers spent
over 90 hours refinishing two sets of ornate historic doors at the front
entrance to St. Frances Church in Geneva, New York; the doors were
stripped of previous varnish, then hand-sanded and refinished with
multiple coats of varnish; and
WHEREAS, Joseph J. Puma, Jr.'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 lead-
er, 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 Joseph J. Puma, Jr. on achieving the rank of
Eagle Scout; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Joseph J. Puma, Jr.

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  • 03 / May / 2016
    • ADOPTED

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Law Section:
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K1257

Honoring Dave Magarity on his designation as recipient of the Division I Coach of the Year Award by the Metropolitan Writers Basketb...

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION honoring Dave Magarity upon the occasion of his
designation as recipient of the Division I Coach of the Year Award by
the Metropolitan Writers Basketball Association

WHEREAS, Excellence and success in competitive sports can be achieved
only through strenuous practice, team play and team spirit, nurtured by
dedicated coaching and strategic planning; and
WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body to commend those
notable athletic coaches within our midst who serve the youth of this
great Empire State and who have distinguished themselves and their
schools through their exemplary athletic achievements and their
outstanding commitment to excellence; and
WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its long-
standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to honor Dave
Magarity upon the occasion of his designation as recipient of the Divi-
sion I Coach of the Year Award by the Metropolitan Writers Basketball
Association; and
WHEREAS, During the 2015-2016 season, Coach Dave Magarity lead his
West Point Military Academy Black Knights Women's Basketball team to an
impressive record of 29-3, including a 17-0 record at home; and
WHEREAS, In addition, this esteemed leader has guided the Black
Knights to their second consecutive NCAA tournament berth in three
seasons and fourth straight national postseason appearance; he also
helped his team achieve three Patriot League tournament wins by an aver-
age margin of 25 points; and
WHEREAS, Throughout his illustrious career, Coach Dave Magarity has
done a superb job in guiding, molding and inspiring the team members
toward their goals; he has a lifetime record of 511 wins over 33
seasons, including a remarkable 198 wins in 10 seasons with the Army
women; and
WHEREAS, Coach Dave Magarity's positive attitude, selfless commitment,
goal-oriented and balanced approach to instruction, on top of his genu-
ine concern for his athletes have contributed to his enduring success as
a coach and mentor at the West Point Military Academy, earning him the
just respect of his community and the State of New York; 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
honor Dave Magarity upon the occasion of his designation as recipient of
the Division I Coach of the Year Award by the Metropolitan Writers
Basketball Association; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Dave Magarity.

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  • 03 / May / 2016
    • ADOPTED

Resolution Details

Law Section:
Resolutions, Legislative