J2899

Honoring James Carrolan upon the occasion of his designation as recipient of the Rotarian of the Year Award by the Salem Rotary Club

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION honoring James Carrolan upon the occasion of his
designation as recipient of the Rotarian of the Year Award by the Salem
Rotary Club

WHEREAS, Individuals who give of their time and energies and serve the
best interests of their communities are an asset beyond remuneration and
cannot be sufficiently extolled; and
WHEREAS, James Carrolan has given not only of his time and energies
but also of his competence, intelligence and leadership and consequently
has been designated for special honor; and
WHEREAS, This Legislative Body is justly proud to honor James Carrolan
upon the occasion of his designation as recipient of the Rotarian of the
Year Award by the Salem Rotary Club; this momentous occasion was cele-
brated at its Annual Citizen of the Year Awards Dinner; and
WHEREAS, James Carrolan 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, Charter Member James Carrolan received this most auspicious
honor for his 48 years of steadfast and unremitting service to both the
Salem Rotary Club and the community-at-large; and
WHEREAS, In 1968, James Carrolan was instrumental in developing the
Salem Rotary Club Foreign Student Exchange Program which has since given
91 Salem and foreign students an international experience while living
with host families; and
WHEREAS, Throughout the entire period of his community service, a
period of constructive involvement, James Carrolan 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 James Carrolan 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
honor James Carrolan upon the occasion of his designation as recipient
of the Rotarian of the Year Award by the Salem Rotary Club; and be it
further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to James Carrolan.

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J2898

Honoring Officers Douglas Garrido and Thomas Leonard of the Croton-on-Hudson Police Department for their role in saving the lives of...

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION honoring Officers Douglas Garrido and Thomas
Leonard of the Croton-on-Hudson Police Department for their role in
saving the lives of heroin overdose victims on two separate occasions

WHEREAS, The State of New York takes great pride in acknowledging the
heroic actions of its esteemed law enforcement officers; and
WHEREAS, Officers Douglas Garrido and Thomas Leonard, partners in the
Croton-on-Hudson Police Department, are being lauded for their role in
saving the lives of heroin overdose victims on two separate occasions;
and
WHEREAS, Officer Garrido graduated from Sleepy Hollow High School and
earned a Bachelor's degree in computer information systems from Pace
University; and
WHEREAS, After a three-year career in Information Technology at the
Tarrytown House Conference Center, he attended the New York City Police
Academy in 2003; and
WHEREAS, Officer Garrido enjoyed success with the New York Police
Department and the Sleepy Hollow Police Department before joining the
Croton-on-Hudson Police Department; and
WHEREAS, Officer Thomas Leonard graduated from the Dutchess County
Police Academy in 2008; while at the Academy, he was elected President
of his class; and
WHEREAS, After almost two years with the Dutchess County Sheriff's
Office, Officer Leonard joined the City of Mount Vernon Police Depart-
ment, where he was selected for the Emergency Service Unit; and
WHEREAS, Officer Leonard joined the Croton-on-Hudson Police Department
in 2013, where he serves as a certified DARE instructor; and
WHEREAS, On February 4, 2015, Officers Garrido and Leonard responded
to a report of a heroin overdose at a residence on Grand Street; after
administration of two vials of Naloxone, the victim was able to walk out
to the ambulance and was transported to a local hospital; and
WHEREAS, Officers Garrido and Leonard saved a second heroin overdose
victim on April 16, 2015, when they responded to a call of an unrespon-
sive female and possible heroin overdose at a residence on Brook Street;
two vials of Naloxone were administered and the victim was transported
to a local hospital; and
WHEREAS, Naloxone, commonly referred to as Narcan, is known to reverse
the effects of an overdose of opiates such as heroin; and
WHEREAS, Officers Douglas Garrido and Thomas Leonard are tremendous
assets to the Croton-on-Hudson Police Department; their quick thinking
and heroic actions are an inspiration to their fellow officers; now,
therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
honor Officers Douglas Garrido and Thomas Leonard for their role in
saving the lives of heroin overdose victims on two separate occasions;
and be it further
RESOLVED, That copies of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Croton-on-Hudson Police Officers Douglas Garrido and Thomas
Leonard.

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Law Section:
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J2897

Commemorating the 75th Anniversary of Foresto Men's Shop & Tuxedo, in Mineola, New York

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION commemorating the 75th Anniversary of Foresto
Men's Shop & Tuxedo, in Mineola, New York

WHEREAS, It is the sense of this. Legislative Body to recognize the
achievements of those 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 75th Anniversary of Foresto Men's Shop & Tuxedo, in Mineola,
New York; and
WHEREAS, Foresto Men's Shop was established in 1940, by Michael and
Nancy Foresto; the business humbly began by purchasing a few suits at a
time and selling them to people they knew; and
WHEREAS, In the 1950s, Foresto Men's Shop added the tuxedo component,
consisting of an old-fashioned black tuxedo, much different from the
colorful styles available today; and
WHEREAS, Michael and Nancy Foresto and their son, Dominick, lived in
the apartment above the store, and subsequently, he learned the differ-
ent aspects of the business from his hard-working parents; and
WHEREAS, Dominick Foresto has worked in the family's shop his entire
life, mastering the men's fashion industry, while helping men improve
their wardrobe; today, Dominick Foresto and his wife, Paula own the
family business; and
WHEREAS, Although Foresto Men's Shop & Tuxedo continues to service
their long-time customers, the evolution of the Internet has compelled
Dominick and Paula Foresto to update their approach to marketing, and
drawing in new customers; and
WHEREAS, After more than seven decades, Foresto Men's Shop & Tuxedo
continues to provide the highest quality men's wear, along with great
service since its inception; and
WHEREAS, Foresto Men's Shop & Tuxedo was voted Best Pick 2013 by the
bridal website The Knot and LlWeddings.com; 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, 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 75th Anniversary of Foresto Men's Shop & Tuxedo, in
Mineola, New York; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Dominick and Paula Foresto.

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Law Section:
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J2896

Commending the West Indian American Day Carnival Association upon the occasion of hosting its Annual West Indian Labor Day Carnival ...

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION commending the West Indian American Day Carnival
Association upon the occasion of hosting its Annual West Indian Labor
Day Carnival and Parade on September 7, 2015

WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body, in keeping with its
time-honored traditions, to recognize and pay tribute to those organiza-
tions which foster ethnic pride and enhance the profile of cultural
diversity which strengthens the fabric of the communities of New York
State; and
WHEREAS, This Legislative Body is justly proud to commend the West
Indian American Day Carnival Association upon the occasion of hosting
its Annual West Indian Labor Day Carnival and Parade on Monday, Septem-
ber 7, 2015; and
WHEREAS, This year marks the 48th Anniversary of the West Indian Amer-
ican Day Parade and Carnival; the centerpiece of the Carnival is the
extraordinary colorful Parade consisting of many vibrant floats, exqui-
site costumes, a cacophony of music, Caribbean entertainment stars, and
various food vendors selling West Indian delicacies; and
WHEREAS, The History of Carnival is as colorful as the present day
festival; its roots lie in the festivities of the original civilization
in Ancient Kemet (Egypt); the many tribes that gathered around the Nile
Delta practiced similar ceremonies to praise their deities; these tribes
were nomads and settled near and far; many Yoruba, Ibo and Hausa tribes
settled in the western region of Africa, and some of them ended up in
the Caribbean in the 1700s and 1800s because of slavery; and
WHEREAS, During this early period, the French, Spanish and British
aristocracy held grand and lavish costume balls, feasts and small street
parades; slaves were not permitted to participate; after the abolishment
of slavery, thousands of freed slaves celebrated by mimicking the dress
and behavior of the European people; the character of Carnival changed,
becoming more colorful and spectacular with magnificent and elaborately
designed costumes; and
WHEREAS, The people of the Caribbean have exported their carnival
traditions to Canada, England, and several United States cities; howev-
er, the New York version of this celebration far exceeds any similar
celebration in the United States; and
WHEREAS, Ms. Jessie Waddle and some of her West Indian friends started
the Carnival in Harlem in the 1920s by staging costume parties in large
enclosed places such as the Savoy, Renaissance and Audubon Ballrooms,
due to the cold wintry weather of February; this is the usual time for
the pre-Lenten celebrations held in most countries around the world;
however, because of the very nature of Carnival and the need to parade
in costume to music, indoor confinement did not work; and
WHEREAS, The earliest known Carnival street activity was held during
the 1940s when Ms. Jessie Waddle secured the first street permit for a
parade type event on the streets of Harlem; during the 1960s, another
Trinidadian, Rufus Goring, brought Carnival to Brooklyn; in 1967, Mr.
Goring passed the reins over to Carlos Lezama, who later became presi-
dent of WIADCA and who nurtured the organization and carnival cele-
brations until 2001, when, due to his ill-health, retired and his daugh-
ter, Yolanda Lezama-Clark was elected president; and
WHEREAS, The "Labor Day Carnival Parade" has grown over the years from
thousands of participants and tourists to over 3.5 million people in
attendance since the mid-1990s; the influx of tourists from all over the
world has benefited New York on an economic level, most recognizably
with large corporations, small businesses and the tourist/service indus-
try; and

WHEREAS, It is the intent of this Legislative Body to recognize and
commend cultural events which symbolize the historical, social and
cultural development of this great State and embody the spirit of the
principles upon which this Nation was founded; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
commend the West Indian American Day Carnival Association upon the occa-
sion of hosting its Annual West Indian Labor Day Carnival and Parade on
September 7, 2015; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to the West Indian American Day Carnival Association.

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J2893

Congratulating Tazim Merchant upon the occasion of receiving the distinguished Girl Scout Gold Award, the most prestigious of Scouti...

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION congratulating Tazim Merchant upon the occasion
of receiving the distinguished Girl Scout Gold Award, the most presti-
gious of Scouting honors, on June 18, 2015

WHEREAS, Tazim Merchant, 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 on Thursday, June 18, 2015, at St.
Frances de Chantal Auditorium, Wantagh, New York; and
WHEREAS, A resident of Wantagh, New York, Tazim Merchant is a member
of Girl Scouts of America Troop 3308; 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 1980, Senior Girl Scouts have capped their years of
achievement in Girl Scouting with the Girl Scout Gold Award; and
WHEREAS, In order to earn the Girl Scout Gold Award, a girl must
fulfill five requirements; chief among them is the design and completion
of a Gold Award Project; this project must build upon the interests of
the girl, provide a service to the community, and be of lasting benefit;
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, Tazim Merchant 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 Tazim Merchant 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 Tazim Merchant.

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J2892

Commending Debra Mule for her outstanding work as a member of the Freeport Board of Education, and recognizing her many contribution...

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION commending Debra Mule for her outstanding work as
a member of the Freeport Board of Education, and recognizing her many
contributions to her community

WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body to acknowledge the
significant milestones in the distinguished careers of those outstanding
educational leaders whose dedication and achievements have been instru-
mental in developing character and academic excellence in the young
people of New York State; and
WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its long-
standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to commend
Debra Mule for her outstanding work as a member of the Freeport Board of
Education, and to recognize her many contributions to the community to
be celebrated at a Board of Education meeting on Wednesday, June 17,
2015, at the New Visions School in Freeport, New York; and
WHEREAS, A dedicated public servant, Debra Mule was elected to a trus-
teeship on the Freeport Village Board of Trustees where she will contin-
ue to provide exceptional service to residents of her community; and
WHEREAS, For the past nine years, Debra Mule rendered faithful,
conscientious and valuable service to the young people and families of
her community as a member of the Freeport Board of Education; and
WHEREAS, In her official acts, Debra Mule was governed by a keen sense
of duty and always showed a unique grasp of human problems; she also
served as President of the Freeport Board of Education for two years;
and
WHEREAS, During her tenure as a member of the Freeport Board of Educa-
tion, Debra Mule served with loyalty, honor, and distinction; she has
earned the admiration, esteem and affection of her colleagues; and
WHEREAS, Community leaders like Debra Mule provide a tremendous
service to the future of our State and Nation, inspiring generations of
young people in their educational journeys and ensuring their success in
their future years; and
WHEREAS, This remarkable woman has clearly had an enduring impact on
the community of the Village of Freeport, and accordingly merits recog-
nition and applause for her impressive dedication to others; and
WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body to commend the
efforts of those individuals who work to support our proud tradition of
public education by providing their skills and talents to our schools;
now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
honor Debra Mule for her outstanding work as a member of the Freeport
Board of Education, and recognizing her many contributions to her commu-
nity; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Debra Mule.

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Law Section:
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J2891

Commemorating the 175th Anniversary of the First Presbyterian Church of Freeport, New York, to be celebrated on September 26, 2015

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION commemorating the 175th Anniversary of the First
Presbyterian Church of Freeport, New York, to be celebrated on September
26, 2015

WHEREAS, Religious institutions, and the many spiritual, social and
educational benefits they confer, play a vital role in the development
of the moral fabric of a responsible citizenry; and
WHEREAS, It is the tradition of this State and this Nation to pay
tribute to those institutions and individuals who have contributed to
the ethical and spiritual values of their communities; and
WHEREAS, This Legislative Body takes pleasure in commemorating the
175th Anniversary of the First Presbyterian Church of Freeport, New
York, to be celebrated on Saturday, September 26, 2015, at the Freeport
Yacht Club, Freeport, New York; and
WHEREAS, The First Presbyterian Church has faithfully served the
community of Freeport since 1840; two decades later, it found its first
permanent home on Church Street; and
WHEREAS, With the influx of numerous new congregants, the First Pres-
byterian Church was moved to its current location at 178 South Ocean
Avenue in 1965; and
WHEREAS, Known as a very friendly organization, the First Presbyterian
Church prides itself on its dedicated service to its community; through-
out the years, members of the Church contribute to local food banks and
cook meals for the Interfaith Nutrition Network, providing healthy, hot
meals to people who are less fortunate; and
WHEREAS, Moreover, this vital religious institution collects coats,
offers food vouchers, and prepares and distributes a large number of
holiday food baskets to families in their neighborhood; the Church also
donates gifts to young children whose parents are disabled or out of
work; and
WHEREAS, The First Presbyterian Church also gives Metro Cards to those
individuals who are seeking employment or need transportation to a
doctors appointment, and provides school supplies to students in local
schools; and
WHEREAS, The members of the First Presbyterian Church reaches out to
other communities, and helps wherever they see a need; they supplied
housing, food, water, and other items during and after Hurricane Sandy;
and
WHEREAS, The First Presbyterian Church stands on the threshold of
tomorrow, prepared to meet the challenges of the coming decades while
retaining that spiritual resolve which characterizes its past; and
WHEREAS, It is the custom of this Legislative Body to take note of
enduring religious institutions and to bring such institutions to the
attention of the people of this Empire State; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
commemorate the 175th Anniversary of the First Presbyterian Church of
Freeport, New York, fully confident that this commemoration reflects the
belief in those values which enhance the dignity and purpose of life;
and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to the First Presbyterian Church of Freeport, New York.

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Law Section:
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J2890

Honoring John Remsen upon the occasion of his designation for special recognition after 60 years of dedicated service to the Freepor...

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION honoring John Remsen upon the occasion of his
designation for special recognition after 60 years of dedicated service
to the Freeport American Legion, William Clinton Story Post No. 342

WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body to pay tribute to
those individuals and organizations that devote their energy, resources
and thoughtful care to improving the quality and character of life in
their communities; and
WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its long-
standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to honor John
Remsen upon the occasion of his designation for special recognition
after 60 years of dedicated service to the Freeport American Legion,
William Clinton Story Post No. 342, celebrated on Wednesday, June 10,
2015, at the Elks Lodge of Freeport; and
WHEREAS, The American Legion is a veterans' service organization which
draws its membership from the men and women who have served in the Armed
Forces of the United States during a period of Congressionally recog-
nized war or armed conflict; and
WHEREAS, Born in Freeport, New York in 1933, John Remsen graduated
from Freeport High School before being drafted into the United States
Army in 1953; this esteemed man served his country with honor and
distinction as a member of the 45th Infantry Division Korea; and
WHEREAS, John Remsen was transferred to the 3rd Division, 58th Field
Artillery Battalion before he was rotated home in May of 1955, the same
year he joined the Freeport American Legion; and
WHEREAS, In 1957, John Remsen married the former Grace Dish, and
together the loving couple raised three children, John, Laura and Linda;
today, they are the proud grandparents of 11 beautiful grandchildren;
and
WHEREAS, Affectionately known throughout the community as a "Bayman"
and "Boatbuilder", John Remsen built the Splash Boat in 1992, which is
still in service today; he spent countless hours at his family's bay
house as a child, eventually building his own garvey in 1954; he went on
to build more than 100 garveys; and
WHEREAS, Active within his community, John Remsen has served as Presi-
dent of the Farmers and Booster Club; he has been on many parade commit-
tees, and is the longest serving American Legionnaire in Freeport, as
well as one of only a few Legionnaires who have served more than 60
years in the United States of America; and
WHEREAS, Rare indeed is the impressive dedication shown by an individ-
ual for the benefit of others which John Remsen has displayed throughout
his life; and
WHEREAS, This Legislative Body is proudly moved to honor and commend
the members of the Freeport American Legion, past and present, who have
labored so conscientiously to secure and improve the quality of life for
the community it serves; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
honor John Remsen upon the occasion of his designation for special
recognition after 60 years of dedicated service to the Freeport American
Legion, William Clinton Story Post No. 342; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to John Remsen.

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  • 16 / Jun / 2015
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J2889

Paying tribute to Jim Bertolone after many years of distinguished service to the public employees of New York State

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION paying tribute to Jim Bertolone after many years
of distinguished service to the public employees of New York State, and
congratulating him upon the occasion of his retirement as President of
the Rochester and Vicinity Labor Council, AFL-CIO

WHEREAS, This Legislative Body seeks to acknowledge those individuals
whose professional lives and civic endeavors serve to enhance the stat-
ure of the State of New York; and
WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its long-
standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to pay trib-
ute to Jim Bertolone after many years of distinguished service to the
public employees of New York State, and congratulate him upon the occa-
sion of his retirement as President of the Rochester and Vicinity Labor
Council, AFL-CIO; and
WHEREAS, For the past 17 years, Jim Bertolone has rendered faithful,
conscientious and valuable service to the Rochester and Vicinity Labor
Council, AFL-CIO; and
WHEREAS, Raised in Northwest Rochester, New York, Jim Bertolone, a
union member since the age of 16, learned of fairness and the rights of
workers from an early age; he graduated from Jefferson High School in
1969, before earning an undergraduate degree from Brockport State
University in 1972; and
WHEREAS, Jim Bertolone began his illustrious career as an LSM Operator
for the United States Postal Service in 1973; and
WHEREAS, Quickly climbing the ranks, Jim Bertolone served as Clerk
Craft Director of the American Postal Workers Union (APWU), Greater
Rochester Area, Local 215 from 1978 to 1983, followed by its Vice Presi-
dent from 1983 to 1990; he went on to become President, a position he
has held for the past 25 years; and
WHEREAS, A steadfast advocate for workers' rights, Jim Bertolone has
served as President of the Rochester and Vicinity Labor Council, AFL-CIO
since 1998, and will officially retire this year; during his tenure he
was instrumental in the representation of 100 Unions and 60,000 Union
members in Monroe County; and
WHEREAS, Jim Bertolone is also the President of the Rochester and
Genesee Valley Labor Federation, AFL-CIO, representing 100,000 Union
members and 160 Unions in 11 Counties; and
WHEREAS, As President of Rochester and Genesee Valley Labor Feder-
ation, AFL-CIO, and as a staunch supporter of civil rights and workers'
rights, Jim Bertolone continues to fight to ensure fairness and non-dis-
crimination for all peoples; and
WHEREAS, Furthermore, while respectful of opposing opinions, Jim
Bertolone never hesitates to join the battle by speaking up and on
behalf of those whose voices who have been silenced; and
WHEREAS, In his capacity as President of the Rochester and Vicinity
Labor Council, AFL-CIO, Jim Bertolone served with loyalty, honor and
distinction; in his official acts, he was governed by a keen sense of
duty and always showed a unique grasp of human problems; and
WHEREAS, With him throughout have been his wife, Iris, and their three
sons, Rafe, David and Vinnie, as well as their grandson, Tyler, all of
whom feel privileged to be a part of his life and rejoice in his
achievements; and
WHEREAS, During his tenure with the Rochester and Vicinity Labor Coun-
cil, AFL-CIO, Jim Bertolone earned the admiration, esteem and affection
of his colleagues; and
WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body that those who
enhance the quality of life in their community and have shown a long and

sustained commitment to the maintenance of high standards in their
profession, certainly have earned the recognition and applause of all
the citizens of this great Empire State; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to pay
tribute to Jim Bertolone after many years of distinguished service to
the public employees of New York State, and congratulate him upon the
occasion of his retirement as President of the Rochester and Vicinity
Labor Council, AFL-CIO; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Jim Bertolone.

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Law Section:
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J2888

Congratulating Sarah Wilamowski upon the occasion of being selected as a member of the Albany's 2015 Tulip Queen Court

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION congratulating Sarah Wilamowski upon the occasion
of being selected as a member of the Albany's 2015 Tulip Queen Court

WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body to act, in accord with
its long-standing traditions, honoring the youth of today, and leaders
of tomorrow, whose character and achievements exemplify the ideals and
values cherished by this great State and Nation; and
WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its long-
standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to congratu-
late Sarah Wilamowski upon the occasion of being selected as a member of
the Albany's 2015 Tulip Queen Court at a ceremony celebrated at the 67th
Annual Albany Tulip Festival on Saturday, May 9, 2015, in Albany, New
York; and
WHEREAS, The Tulip Queen serves as Albany's Ambassador for one full
year of reign; she and her court will spend the year involved in volun-
teer service projects, including the Mayor's Literacy Campaign, which
strives to promote the value of reading to children; and
WHEREAS, The Tulip Queen and Court have teamed up with the Community
Foundation for the Greater Capital Region to create a trust fund for
future Tulip Queens and Courts to award grants to local literacy organ-
izations; each Queen and Court develops initiatives to further their
goals and attends numerous events throughout the year focusing on educa-
tion and community awareness; and
WHEREAS, A native of Guilderland, New York, Sarah Wilamowski is a
senior at the University of Albany majoring in Forensic Chemistry; and
WHEREAS, Currently, this esteemed young woman enjoys spending her time
outdoors by camping, hiking, swimming, and running; she also hopes to
complete a marathon within the next few years; and
WHEREAS, In her role as a member of the 2015 Albany Tulip Queen Court,
Sarah Wilamowski looks forward to conducting numerous service activ-
ities, as well as working to increase writing and literacy skills in
local classrooms; and
WHEREAS, Sarah Wilamowski has been called upon to contribute her time
and talents to countless civic and charitable endeavors and has always
given of herself unstintingly; her volunteer experience includes work
with Alpha Phi Omega, a community service organization which partic-
ipates in several volunteer efforts, including Habitat for Humanity
Habitat Restore and highway cleanups ; and
WHEREAS, Throughout the entire period of her community service, a
period of constructive involvement, Sarah Wilamowski has stood constant
in dignity, good grace and humor; and
WHEREAS, Poised eagerly with enthusiasm and determined purpose, this
young woman now stands honorably, with just pride in her accomplishments
and in eager anticipation of future challenges, understanding and appre-
ciating the caring counsel and support provided by her teachers and
parents; and
WHEREAS, Sarah Wilamowski represents the potential which is inherent
in our most precious resource, our youth; she has brought enduring honor
to her family and her community through her many achievements; now,
therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
congratulate Sarah Wilamowski upon the occasion of being selected as a
member of the Albany's 2015 Tulip Queen Court, and to wish her success
in all her future endeavors; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Sarah Wilamowski.

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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