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Commemorating the 25th Anniversary of the renewed Independence of Ukraine

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION commemorating the 25th Anniversary of the renewed
Independence of Ukraine

WHEREAS, It is the practice of this Legislative Body to commemorate
historical events which exemplify the spirit and struggle of peoples
throughout the world to achieve independence and live in peace and free-
dom; 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 25th Anniversary of the renewed Independence of Ukraine; and
WHEREAS, 25 years ago, acceding to the will of the Ukrainian people
for a democratic future and an end to the brutal totalitarian regime
whose crimes against humanity cost the lives of millions of their
brethren, the Parliament of Ukraine formally declared an independent
Ukrainian state on August 24, 1991, thereby establishing the territorial
integrity of Ukraine as sovereign and inviolable; and
WHEREAS, After centuries of colonial rule, the freedom-loving peoples
of Ukraine, continue to face threats against their continued independ-
ence; and
WHEREAS, As passed by the United States Congress, and signed into law
by the President, it is the policy of the United States to assist the
Government of Ukraine in maintaining its sovereignty and territorial
integrity; and
WHEREAS, Ukraine continues to demonstrate its commitment to democracy,
including during the 2004 Orange Revolution demonstrations aimed at
preserving open and fair democracy within the country; and
WHEREAS, The efforts of the Ukrainian American community to preserve
their language, culture and history must be acknowledged and, encour-
aged, for the sake of future generations; such preservation has allowed
Ukrainian Americans to make significant contributions to the cultural
fabric of this great nation; and
WHEREAS, New York State has benefited tremendously from the innovative
spirit, rich culture, and determined work ethic of its Ukrainian Ameri-
can residents, who share the collective values of freedom, democracy and
the rule of law; and
WHEREAS, According to the 2000 United States Census, approximately
148,700 Ukrainian Americans make the State of New York their home; and
WHEREAS, About a third of approximately 80,000 Ukrainian Americans
living in New York City, reside in an area known as "Little Ukraine", or
the "Ukrainian East Village", which is located within the East Village
neighborhood in Manhattan; and
WHEREAS, In addition, the Ukrainian Cultural Center of Buffalo esti-
mates between 10,000 and 15,000 Ukrainian Americans live in Western New
York; and
WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body to recognize the
great contributions which Ukrainians have brought to our State and
Nation, and to wish them all continued success in their purposeful
endeavors; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
commemorate the 25th Anniversary of the renewed Independence of Ukraine;
and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to the Consulate General of Ukraine in New York.

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  • 16 / Jun / 2016
    • ADOPTED

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Law Section:
Resolutions, Legislative

K1593

Congratulating the Rye High School Boys Varsity Golf Team and Coach Pat Romano upon the occasion of capturing the New York State Cla...

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION congratulating the Rye High School Boys Varsity
Golf Team and Coach Pat Romano upon the occasion of capturing the New
York State Class A Section I Championship

WHEREAS, Excellence and success in competitive sports can be achieved
only through strenuous practice, team play and team spirit, nurtured by
dedicated coaching and a well-executed winning strategy; and
WHEREAS, With a legendary tradition of excellence, the Rye High School
Garnets Boys Golf Team fell nothing short of expectations with their
impressive 2016 season finish; the notable coaching, extensive teamwork,
and outstanding players contributed to the success of the program; and
WHEREAS, The Rye Garnets reigned victorious in their New York State
Section I Class A Boys Golf title by defeating Bronxville in the team
tournament at Rye's home course of Apawamis Club; heading into the final
hole, Rye and Bronxville golfers were matched with scores of 204; stel-
lar individual performances enabled the team to finish on top with a
birdie on the final hole; and
WHEREAS, The success of the team is attributed to the inspiring nature
and honorable characteristics of Coach Pat Romano; his motivation,
heart, and commitment to the program contributed to the Rye Garnets
Section I Championship; he created a cohesive unit by recognizing the
strengths of each individual player; this enabled the team to perform
under pressure with great confidence throughout each phase of the game;
and
WHEREAS, The 2016 Rye Boys Golf Team competed with the best of the
best and finished on top thanks to the endless support of their friends,
family, and community; their loyal and enthusiastic fans contributed to
the team's outstanding season; and
WHEREAS, The boys not only excelled in the game of golf, but also in
the classroom; the academic and athletic talent of the individual play-
ers are attributed to their hard-work, positive mentality, and determi-
nation to achieve greatness across all aspects of their lives; and
WHEREAS, Values of teamwork, sportsmanship, pride and accomplishment
are instilled in the athletic competition; Coach Pat Romano and all of
the outstanding athletes have clearly made a contribution to the spirit
of excellence that is a tradition of their school; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
congratulate the Rye Boys Golf Team; its members: Nick Berger, Theo
Berner, Will Colwell, Will Gladstone, Dillon Lahey, Rocco Macri, Matt
Shainberg, Tiernan Gough, Spencer Hunt, Nick LePore, James McHugh,
Thomas Tartaglia, Zach Bunder, Kyle Gardner, Max Kenney, Chaim Yi, Brian
Latkany, and Jack Tartaglia; and Head Coach Pat Romano on their
outstanding season and overall team record; and be it further
RESOLVED, That copies of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to the members of the Rye Boys Varsity Golf Team and Coach Pat
Romano.

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  • 16 / Jun / 2016
    • ADOPTED

Resolution Details

Law Section:
Resolutions, Legislative