J2935

Recognizing November 20, 2015, as Transgender Day of Remembrance

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION recognizing November 20, 2015, as Transgender Day
of Remembrance

WHEREAS, It is the custom of this Legislative Body to pay tribute to a
grassroots day of action on behalf of justice and human dignity and
which serves to commemorate its own communities and acts as a venerable
example and inspiration for all; and
WHEREAS, In honoring the Transgender Day of Remembrance, which occurs
annually on November 20th, this Legislative Body recognizes that the
Transgender Day of Remembrance stands for not only the pursuit of mutual
respect and full equality but also to remember those who have lost their
lives because of their gender identity or expression; and
WHEREAS, We also recognize that transgender members of our society are
disproportionately affected by hate crimes and violence in our communi-
ties; and
WHEREAS, On Transgender Day of Remembrance we pause to remember the
hundreds of transgender people across the nation who are the victims of
hate-motivated violence every year, including bullying, sexual assault,
and homicide; and
WHEREAS, We also pause to remember that it is, shockingly, still legal
in many places, including the State of New York, to discriminate against
individuals on the basis of gender expression or identity, simply for
being who they are; and
WHEREAS, On Transgender Day of Remembrance, we acknowledge that trans-
gender people suffer a myriad of challenges in their daily lives,
including discrimination, disproportionately high levels of unemploy-
ment, and limited access to health care; and
WHEREAS, Despite the challenges faced by the transgender community, in
observing the Transgender Day of Remembrance, we recognize, admire, and
celebrate the growing awareness and acceptance of transgender people and
the 18 states that have established full rights for transgender individ-
uals despite the ongoing struggles faced by the transgender community
across the nation; and
WHEREAS, On Transgender Day of Remembrance we honor and commemorate
the strength, commitment, and remarkable and immense efforts of those
working tirelessly to secure full and equal civil rights for all people
in this country, regardless of gender identity or expression; and
WHEREAS, The Transgender Day of Remembrance provides an opportunity
for all New Yorkers to celebrate the gains that transgender activists
and allies have made in the movement for transgender equality and to
also remember how much work remains to be done; and
WHEREAS, We recognize that the movement for full and equal civil
rights for transgender people is part of broader social struggle for
civil rights in this country; and
WHEREAS, The Transgender Day of Remembrance is a commemoration of
those who have died expressing their gender and a reflection on the
sobering statistics in our state and across the country which demon-
strate that transgender people are still faced with tragically high
levels of violence and discrimination; and
WHEREAS, This Legislative Body also acknowledges and honors Gwendolyn
Ann Smith, who took an important cause and brought it to the world's
attention through the establishment and organization of the Transgender
Day of Remembrance in 1999, which has continued annually ever since;
now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
recognize November 20, 2015, as Transgender Day of Remembrance; and be
it further

RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to the New York State Transgender Rights Coalition.

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Law Section:
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J2933

Commending the Rutgers Houses Resident Association and recognizing Rutgers Houses upon the occasion of celebrating its 50th Anniversary

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION commending the Rutgers Houses Resident Associ-
ation and recognizing Rutgers Houses upon the occasion of celebrating
its 50th Anniversary

WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body to recognize insti-
tutions and organizations whose purpose and endeavor are dedicated to
the well-being of its communities and the mission of providing housing
and security to local residents; and
WHEREAS, This Legislative Body is justly proud to commend the Rutgers
Houses Resident Association and to recognize Rutgers Houses upon the
occasion of celebrating its 50th Anniversary; and
WHEREAS, Rutgers Houses was named in honor of Henry M. Rutgers, an
American Revolutionary War captain and property owner in what is now the
Lower East Side and Chinatown; and
WHEREAS, For half a century Rutgers Houses has provided affordable
housing to residents of the Lower East Side; and
WHEREAS, Currently, the five, 20-story buildings of Rutgers Houses sit
on more than five acres of land and include more than 700 apartments
that provide housing for more than 1,600 residents; and
WHEREAS, The Rutgers Houses Resident Association works to engage resi-
dents, act as a liaison between residents and the community, and advo-
cate on behalf of Rutgers Houses residents and for the greater good of
the Lower East Side; and
WHEREAS, The Rutgers Houses Resident Association provides tenants a
platform to both voice their concerns as well as share ideas for the
future of their community; and
WHEREAS, The annual Rutgers Houses family day attracts hundreds of
residents who take part in family friendly activities such as the tradi-
tional stick ball games played along Rutgers Street; and
WHEREAS, Rutgers Houses is home to the Rutgers Community Center, a
center located in the heart of the Lower East Side that acts as an
important resource for Rutgers families, and also as a community hub for
the Lower East Side; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
commend the Rutgers Houses Resident Association, and to recognize
Rutgers Houses upon the occasion of celebrating its 50th Anniversary;
and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to the Rutgers Houses Resident Association.

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Law Section:
Resolutions, Legislative

J2932

Congratulating Father James Massa upon the occasion of being promoted to Auxiliary Bishop by Pope Francis on July 20, 2015

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION congratulating Father James Massa upon the occa-
sion of being promoted to Auxiliary Bishop by Pope Francis on July 20,
2015

WHEREAS, It is the custom of this Legislative Body to applaud the just
recognition of men of the cloth who distinguish themselves and the
ministry through their unremitting commitment and long-standing preemi-
nence of service; and
WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, this Legislative Body is proud to
congratulate Father James Massa upon the occasion of being promoted to
Auxiliary Bishop by Pope Francis on July 20, 2015; and
WHEREAS, This auspicious occasion will be celebrated with an Ordina-
tion Ceremony performed by Brooklyn Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio on Monday,
July 20, 2015; thenceforth, Father James Massa will help the Bishop tend
to the 1.5 million Catholics spread across Brooklyn and Queens; and
WHEREAS, James Massa was born in Jersey City, New Jersey, to the late
Andrew and Irene Gilbert Massa; he earned his Bachelor's degree in both
Theology and History from Boston College in 1982; and
WHEREAS, Three years later, James Massa received a Master's of Divini-
ty Degree from Yale University; in 1997, he furthered his education by
obtaining his Ph.D. in Systematic Theology from Fordham University,
where he wrote his dissertation under the guidance of the late Cardinal
Avery Dulles; and
WHEREAS, On October 25, 1986, James Massa was ordained to the priest-
hood by the late Bishop Francis J. Mugavero, serving the Diocese of
Brooklyn; and
WHEREAS, Father James Massa's first assignment was Parochial Vicar at
Our Lady Queen of Martyrs in the Forest Hills section of Queens, a title
he held from 1986-1990; and
WHEREAS, From 1990-1993, Father James Massa served as Campus Minister
at Queens College; in addition, he held the position of Associate
Professor of Theology at several seminaries and universities; and
WHEREAS, In 2005, Father James Massa was selected as Executive Direc-
tor of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishop's Secretariat for
Ecumenical and Interreligious Dialogue; and
WHEREAS, Three years later, he was appointed by Pope Benedict XVI as
the Consulter to the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue, and
a member of the Joint Working Group between the Holy See and the World
Council of Churches; and
WHEREAS, Father James Massa returned to the Diocese of Brooklyn in
2011, and coordinated the merger of the Theologates for the Archdiocese
of New York, the Diocese of Rockville Centre, and the Diocese of Brook-
lyn; and
WHEREAS, In 2012, Father James Massa held the position of both Associ-
ate Professor of Dogmatic Theology and Director of Assessment and
Accreditation at Saint Joseph's Seminary, Dunwoodie, New York; he then
went on to serve as the Moderator of the Curia in the Diocese of Brook-
lyn in 2014, a title he will hold until his Ordination Ceremony; and
WHEREAS, Father James Massa has brought to his ministry an overwhelm-
ing spirit of charity and compassion, acting from vision and enlight-
enment in conducting his administrative and spiritual duties, while
always displaying the highest standards of personal and professional
integrity and dedication; and
WHEREAS, This distinguished man of God has always given enlightenment,
guidance and wisdom to the many entrusted to his care and has adminis-
tered abundantly and unstintingly to the spiritual and corporal needs of
all; and

WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body that when a person
of such noble aims and accomplishments is brought to our attention it is
appropriate to publicly and jubilantly proclaim and commend that indi-
vidual for the edification of others; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
congratulate Father James Massa upon the occasion of being promoted to
Auxiliary Bishop by Pope Francis noting his unremitting and compassion-
ate faith and his exemplary service to God, man, and his community, and
extending to him the heartfelt best wishes of this Legislative Body for
a future of continued purposeful success and well-being; and be it
further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Father James Massa.

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J2931

Congratulating Father Witold Mroziewski upon the occasion of being promoted to Auxiliary Bishop by Pope Francis on July 20, 2015

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION congratulating Father Witold Mroziewski upon the
occasion of being promoted to Auxiliary Bishop by Pope Francis on July
20, 2015

WHEREAS, It is the custom of this Legislative Body to applaud the just
recognition of men of the cloth who distinguish themselves and the
ministry through their unremitting commitment and long-standing preemi-
nence of service; and
WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, this Legislative Body is proud to
congratulate Father Witold Mroziewski upon the occasion of being
promoted to Auxiliary Bishop by Pope Francis; and
WHEREAS, This auspicious occasion will be celebrated with an Ordina-
tion Ceremony performed by Brooklyn Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio on Monday,
July 20, 2015; thenceforth, Father Witold Mroziewski will help the Bish-
op tend to the 1.5 million Catholics spread across Brooklyn and Queens;
and
WHEREAS, Witold Mroziewski was born on March 25, 1966, to Waclawa
Jablonska and the late Jan Edmund Mroziewski in Augustow, Poland; and
WHEREAS, In 1991, Witold Mroziewski earned his master's degree in
Theology from the Catholic University, Lublin, Poland; he furthered his
education by obtaining his master's degree in Canon Law in 2001, and a
Juris Canon Doctorate degree two years later; and
WHEREAS, On June 29, 1991, Bishop Juliusz Paetz ordained Witold
Mroziewski to the priesthood at the Cathedral of Lomza, Poland; his
first assignment was as Parochial Vicar in the parish of Kadzidlo,
Poland; and
WHEREAS, Father Witold Mroziewski was then sent to Brooklyn to minis-
ter to Polish ex-patriots in 1992; from 1993-2000, he held the position
of Parochial Vicar of Our Lady of Czestochowa-Saint Casmir, as well as
Pastor from 2000-2013; and
WHEREAS, Since 2013, Father Witold Mroziewski has faithfully served as
Pastor of Holy Cross Parish, Brooklyn; in addition, he holds the title
of both Associate Promoter of Justice for Criminal Cases and the Defen-
der of the Bond on the Diocesan Tribunal; and
WHEREAS, Father Witold Mroziewski has brought to his ministry an over-
whelming spirit of charity and compassion, acting from vision and
enlightenment in conducting his administrative and spiritual duties,
while always displaying the highest standards of personal and profes-
sional integrity and dedication; and
WHEREAS, This distinguished man of God has always given enlightenment,
guidance and wisdom to the many entrusted to his care and has adminis-
tered abundantly and unstintingly to the spiritual and corporal needs of
all; and
WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body that when a person
of such noble aims and accomplishments is brought to our attention it is
appropriate to publicly and jubilantly proclaim and commend that indi-
vidual for the edification of others; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
congratulate Father Witold Mroziewski upon the occasion of being
promoted to Auxiliary Bishop by Pope Francis, noting his unremitting and
compassionate faith and his exemplary service to God, man, and his
community, and extending to him the heartfelt best wishes of this Legis-
lative Body for a future of continued purposeful success and well-being;
and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Father Witold Mroziewski.

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  • 16 / Jun / 2015
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Law Section:
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J2928

Commemorating the 70th Anniversary of Casa Visco on June 30, 2015

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION commemorating the 70th Anniversary of Casa Visco
on June 30, 2015

WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body to recognize the
achievements of those individuals and businesses which substantially
contribute to the economic vitality of their communities and the entire
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 70th Anniversary of Casa Visco to be celebrated at a dinner
held on Tuesday, June 30, 2015, at the Glen Sanders Mansion, in Scotia,
New York; and
WHEREAS, Casa Visco is a third generation, family owned pizza and
pasta sauce manufacturer located in New York State's Capital Region; and
WHEREAS, In 1945, Carmella and Joseph Viscusi, Sr. started Viscusi
Wholesale Grocers, Inc., a small wholesale grocery business which
specialized in selling Italian food products to restaurants and grocery
stores; and
WHEREAS, At the request of their customers, Carmella and Joseph start-
ed to bottle and sell Carmella's famous homemade spaghetti sauce under
the name Casa Visco, working out of their home basement; and
WHEREAS, Over the past 70 years, Casa Visco has grown substantially
from its humble beginnings; it now operates a state-of-the-art automated
facility, and its products are distributed across numerous states as
well as internationally; and
WHEREAS, Today, Casa Visco continues its commitment to the highest
standards of quality; a family member is still present to oversee each
batch of sauces the company manufactures; and
WHEREAS, The recipient of numerous awards and accolades, Casa Visco's
emphasis on using the highest quality ingredients and homemade goodness
has led to it being ranked the No. 1 DSD Brand Pizza sauce in all of New
England; and
WHEREAS, This auspicious occasion presents a unique opportunity for
this Legislative Body to recognize and pay tribute to Casa Visco; and
WHEREAS, It is with great pleasure that this Legislative Body acknowl-
edges this exceptional business and its contributions to the local and
State economies, fully confident that it will continue to enjoy the
sparkling successes it has experienced thus far; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
commemorate the 70th Anniversary of Casa Visco on June 30, 2015; and be
it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to the Viscusi Family.

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Law Section:
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J2927

Congratulating Mr. and Mrs. Wilbrod O. Paige upon the occasion of celebrating their 70th Wedding Anniversary

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION congratulating Mr. and Mrs. Wilbrod O. Paige upon
the occasion of their 70th Wedding Anniversary

WHEREAS, Wilbrod Paige and Marie Desgagne were united in marriage on
June 9, 1945 at Sacred Heart Church in Massena, New York, and reside in
Gouverneur, New York; and
WHEREAS, Wilbrod O. Paige was a sergeant in the Army Air Corps from
1943 to 1946, and owned and operated various Massena and Gouverneur
businesses; and
WHEREAS, Marie Paige is a homemaker and was a business partner with
her husband in his many businesses; and
WHEREAS, Mr. and Mrs. Wilbrod O. Paige are the proud parents of five
children, Bruce, Susan, Mark, Denise, and Brian, and the loving grand-
parents of nine grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren; and
WHEREAS, Mr. and Mrs. Wilbrod O. Paige are and always have been a
tower of strength, support, understanding and limitless love for their
family; and
WHEREAS, Their love, devotion, caring, sensitivity and responsiveness
to their family, friends and all who know them are their hallmark and
tradition; and
WHEREAS, Mr. and Mrs. Wilbrod O. Paige have lived and continue to live
their lives with great dignity and genuine grace, always demonstrating a
deep and continuing concern for human values and ideals, and in so
doing, they have inspired others to do the same; and
WHEREAS, This meaningful occasion is the result of the love, hard work
and spirit that this couple has invested in their marriage; and
WHEREAS, They have passed these same values to their loved ones,
producing a family that is close-knit and supportive of its individual
members, public-minded in its relations to the community and committed
to the ideals of citizenship upon which this Nation was founded; and
WHEREAS, Mr. and Mrs. Wilbrod O. Paige have touched the lives of their
family and many friends through the shining example of their marriage,
which is a testament to the devotion and admiration which they possess
for one another; and
WHEREAS, The longevity of this enduring marriage truly marks a mile-
stone in life's journey, an event of personal triumph and joy; and
WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body that when an occa-
sion of such importance is brought to our attention, the same should be
memorialized by us for the edification and emulation of others; now,
therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
congratulate Mr. and Mrs. Wilbrod O. Paige upon the occasion of cele-
brating their 70th Wedding Anniversary; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Mr. and Mrs. Wilbrod O. Paige.

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Law Section:
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J2926

Congratulating Mr. and Mrs. Robert L. Pluff upon the occasion of celebrating their 60th Wedding Anniversary

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION congratulating Mr. and Mrs. Robert L. Pluff upon
the occasion of celebrating their 60th Wedding Anniversary

WHEREAS, Robert Pluff and Dolores Soene of Phoenix, New York, were
united in marriage on May 28, 1955 at St. Stephens Church in Phoenix;
and
WHEREAS, Mr. and Mrs. Robert L. Pluff have passed on to their chil-
dren, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, their lifelong values of
hard work, and respectfulness to one another, leading by their example;
and
WHEREAS, Mr. and Mrs. Robert L. Pluff are and always have been a tower
of strength, support, understanding and limitless love for their family;
and
WHEREAS, Their love, devotion, caring, sensitivity and responsiveness
to their family, friends and all who know them are their hallmark and
tradition; and
WHEREAS, Mr. and Mrs. Robert L. Pluff have lived and continue to live
their lives with great dignity and genuine grace, always demonstrating a
deep and continuing concern for human values and ideals, and in so
doing, they have inspired others to do the same; and
WHEREAS, This meaningful occasion is the result of the love, hard work
and spirit that this couple has invested in their marriage; and
WHEREAS, They have passed these same values to their loved ones,
producing a family that is close-knit and supportive of its individual
members, public-minded in its relations to the community and committed
to the ideals of citizenship upon which this Nation was founded; and
WHEREAS, Mr. and Mrs. Robert L. Pluff have touched the lives of their
family and many friends through the shining example of their marriage,
which is a testament to the devotion and admiration which they possess
for one another; and
WHEREAS, The longevity of this enduring marriage truly marks a mile-
stone in life's journey, an event of personal triumph and joy; and
WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body that when an occa-
sion of such importance is brought to our attention, the same should be
memorialized by us for the edification and emulation of others; now,
therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
congratulate Mr. and Mrs. Robert L. Pluff upon the occasion of celebrat-
ing their 60th Wedding Anniversary; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Mr. and Mrs. Robert L. Pluff.

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J2925

Congratulating Mr. and Mrs. David J. Hodkinson upon the occasion of celebrating their 50th Wedding Anniversary

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION congratulating Mr. and Mrs. David J. Hodkinson
upon the occasion of celebrating their 50th Wedding Anniversary

WHEREAS, David J. Hodkinson and Jane L. Ashwood were united in marriage
on May 22, 1965 at Holy Family Church, and reside in Watertown, New
York; and
WHEREAS, Mr. and Mrs. David J. Hodkinson celebrated their Golden Anni-
versary with a surprise party given by their children on May 22, 2015,
at the Savory Downtown in Watertown, where the couple celebrated their
wedding reception in 1965; and
WHEREAS, David Hodkinson served in the U.S. Army and Navy Reserves for
20 years and is retired from International Paper Company after 40 years;
and
WHEREAS, He is a member of the Brownville American Legion Post 588 and
the Watertown Elks Club; and
WHEREAS, Jane Hodkinson is a graduate of the House of Good Samaritan
School of Nursing where she worked for 20 years; she is retired from the
Watertown City School District; and
WHEREAS, She is a member of the HGS Alumnae Association, Samaritan
Loyals, the Red Hat Society, American Legion Post 61, and the Veterans
of Foreign Wars Auxiliary Post 1400; and
WHEREAS, Mr. and Mrs. David J. Hodkinson are the proud parents of
daughter, Jill, and son, Michael, as well as several grandchildren and
great-grandchildren; and
WHEREAS, Mr. and Mrs. David J. Hodkinson are and always have been a
tower of strength, support, understanding and limitless love for their
family; and
WHEREAS, Their love, devotion, caring, sensitivity and responsiveness
to their family, friends and all who know them are their hallmark and
tradition; and
WHEREAS, Mr. and Mrs. David J. Hodkinson have lived and continue to
live their lives with great dignity and genuine grace, always demon-
strating a deep and continuing concern for human values and ideals, and
in so doing, they have inspired others to do the same; and
WHEREAS, This meaningful occasion is the result of the love, hard work
and spirit that this couple has invested in their marriage; and
WHEREAS, They have passed these same values to their loved ones,
producing a family that is close-knit and supportive of its individual
members, public-minded in its relations to the community and committed
to the ideals of citizenship upon which this Nation was founded; and
WHEREAS, Mr. and Mrs. David J. Hodkinson have touched the lives of
their family and many friends through the shining example of their
marriage, which is a testament to the devotion and admiration which they
possess for one another; and
WHEREAS, The longevity of this enduring marriage truly marks a mile-
stone in life's journey, an event of personal triumph and joy; and
WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body that when an occa-
sion of such importance is brought to our attention, the same should be
memorialized by us for the edification and emulation of others; now,
therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
congratulate Mr. and Mrs. David J. Hodkinson upon the occasion of their
50th Wedding Anniversary; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Mr. and Mrs. David J. Hodkinson.

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Law Section:
Resolutions, Legislative

J2923

Commemorating the 100th Anniversary of Sage Rutty and Company, Inc., in Rochester, New York, on June 13, 2015

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION commemorating the 100th Anniversary of Sage Rutty
and Company, Inc., in Rochester, New York, on June 13, 2015

WHEREAS, It is the custom of this Legislative Body to recognize the
achievements of those individuals and businesses which substantially
contribute to the economic vitality of their communities and the entire
Empire State; and
WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its long-
standing traditions, it is the sense of this Legislative Body to commem-
orate the 100th Anniversary of Sage Rutty and Company, Inc., in Roches-
ter, New York, on Saturday, June 13, 2015; and
WHEREAS, It is with great pleasure that this Legislative Body acknowl-
edges this exceptional business and its contributions to the local and
State economies, fully confident it will continue to enjoy the sparkling
successes it has experienced thus far; and
WHEREAS, Throughout an entire Century of dramatic global change,
Rochester-based financial services firm Sage Rutty and Company, Inc.,
has maintained an unwavering commitment to its values of trust, partner-
ship, integrity, and hard work; and
WHEREAS, Even during tough economic times, this adherence to tradition
has driven Sage Rutty and Company's success in creating and preserving
wealth for generations of Rochester's families; and
WHEREAS, June 13, 2015, marks Sage Rutty and Company's 100th Anniver-
sary; as the region's oldest locally owned financial services company,
the firm has overcome countless economic obstacles to remain strong and
support their clients' financial goals; and
WHEREAS, The company evolved from its original inception in 1915, as
Sage Wolcott & Steele into Sage Rutty and Company, which it became in
1937; a consistent, trustworthy and goal-oriented strategy of wealth
accumulation, management and growth have remained central to its
success; and
WHEREAS, Sage Rutty and Company has successfully guided families
through the Great Depression, the transformation of the New York State
and global economy, major advances in technology, multiple global
conflicts and dramatic societal shifts; and
WHEREAS, Today, Sage Rutty and Company has a time-honored relationship
with Rochester, and the entire State of New York, and is proud to count
a number of second and even third-generation clients among those they
continue to serve; and
WHEREAS, Currently, Sage Rutty and Company is comprised of 55 employ-
ees, and manages $1.8 billion in assets; and
WHEREAS, In New York State's long tradition of supporting its work-
force, Sage Rutty and Company has been recognized as one of America's
Best Places to Work by the Great Place to Work Institute; the business
has been named to this list for two consecutive years, and in February
of 2015, they were ranked second among the Nation's best small and medi-
um-sized financial services companies to work for; and
WHEREAS, Sage Rutty and Company has built a workplace where employees
feel empowered, have fun and support each other, as well as the communi-
ty in which they work and live; and
WHEREAS, This dynamic company is committed to the Rochester community,
and they are generous contributors to numerous organizations which make
the city so amazing and caring; Sage Rutty and Company sponsors the Sage
Rutty Tour de Cure, which benefits the American Diabetes Association,
and they are proud supporters of the Rochester Business Ethics Awards,
Al Sigl Center, Memorial Art Gallery, and the United Way of Rochester;
and

WHEREAS, Under the luminous leadership of Chairman/President, Wayne F.
Holly, Sage Rutty and Company, Inc. is looking forward to its next 100
years of helping Rochester families remain financially secure; they are
empowering their employees to help drive the direction of the firm to
set the table for the start of the next Century of excellence at Sage
Rutty and Company, Inc.; and
WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body to recognize those
businesses within the State of New York which contribute to the economic
health and vitality of the communities they serve; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
commemorate the 100th Anniversary of Sage Rutty and Company, Inc., in
Rochester, New York, on June 13, 2015; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Wayne F. Holly, Chairman/President, Sage Rutty & Company,
Inc.

actions

  • 12 / Jun / 2015
    • REFERRED TO FINANCE
  • 16 / Jun / 2015
    • REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • 16 / Jun / 2015
    • ADOPTED

Resolution Details

Law Section:
Resolutions, Legislative

J2921

Congratulating the Niskayuna Boys Varsity Lacrosse Team on capturing the New York State Class A Lacrosse Championship

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J2921


LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION congratulating the Niskayuna Boys Varsity
Lacrosse Team upon the occasion of capturing the New York State Class A
Lacrosse Championship

WHEREAS, Excellence and success in competitive sports can be achieved
only through strenuous practice, a unified goal and, team spirit,
nurtured by dedicated coaching and strategic planning; 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 sportsmanship, teamwork, encouraging a
standard of healthy living, imparting a desire for success and develop-
ing a sense of fair play and competition; and
WHEREAS, This Legislative Body is justly proud to congratulate the
Niskayuna Boys Varsity Lacrosse Team and Coach Mike Vorgang upon the
occasion of capturing the New York State Class A Lacrosse Championship
on Saturday, June 6, 2015, at Vestal High School in Vestal, New York;
and
WHEREAS, Not only is this historic 13-10 title-game victory over West
Genesee High School (18-3) the first-ever New York State lacrosse title
for the Niskayuna Boys Varsity Team, but it is the first State Champion-
ship for any Section II team; and
WHEREAS, The team's overall record of 21-2 is outstanding, and the
team members were loyally and enthusiastically supported by family,
fans, friends and the community at large; and
WHEREAS, The athletic talent displayed by the Silver Warriors is due
in great part to the efforts of Coach Mike Vorgang, a skilled and inspi-
rational tutor, respected for his ability to develop potential into
excellence; and
WHEREAS, The hallmarks of the Niskayuna High School Boys Varsity
Lacrosse Team, from the opening game of the season to participation in
the championship, were a brotherhood of athletic ability, of good
sportsmanship, of honor and of scholarship, demonstrating that these
team players are second to none; and
WHEREAS, Athletically and academically, the Niskayuna High School Boys
Varsity Lacrosse Team members have proven themselves to be an unbeatable
combination of talents, reflecting favorably on their school; and
WHEREAS, Coach Mike Vorgang has done a superb job in guiding, molding
and inspiring the team members toward their goals; and
WHEREAS, Sports competition instills the values of teamwork, pride and
accomplishment, and Coach Mike Vorgang and these outstanding athletes
have clearly made a contribution to the spirit of excellence which is a
tradition of their school; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
congratulate the Niskayuna High School Boys Varsity Lacrosse Team; its
members: Aidan Byrne, Jack Lynch, Evan Maloney, Jake Shephard, Anthony
Rubino, Logan Michalisin, Will Malerk, Aidan O'Brien, Austin Reihs,
Gallagher Gregory, John Prendergast, Jarrett Oden-Smith, Nick Testa,
Tyler Gregory, Patrick Holmes, Sam Assini, Lucas Quinn, Eoghan Sweeney,
Michael Doxie, Dylan Pantalone, Jon Pfohl, James Sexton, William Braun-
gart, Connor Wolff, Mike Perrin, Alexander Izzo, Ryan Stewart, Ethan
Szemansco, Justin Wise, Ryan Sitterly, Spencer Napolitano, Nicholas
Horne, and Jake Miller; Coach Mike Vorgang, and Assistant Coaches Chris
DeLano, PJ Williams, and Brad Hester upon the occasion of capturing the
New York State Class A Lacrosse Championship; and be it further
RESOLVED, That copies of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to the team members and Coach Mike Vorgang.

actions

  • 12 / Jun / 2015
    • REFERRED TO FINANCE
  • 16 / Jun / 2015
    • REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • 16 / Jun / 2015
    • ADOPTED

Resolution Details

Law Section:
Resolutions, Legislative

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