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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION congratulating Pioneer Bank upon the occasion of
being named a 2016 honoree by KIDS COUNT! at its 17th Annual Testimonial
Dinner on September 17, 2016

WHEREAS, It is the custom of this Legislative Body that the quality and
character of life in this great Empire State is indelibly enriched by
the faithful efforts of those financial institutions and their leader-
ship who devote their purpose to promoting economic vitality and service
the public need; and
WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its long-
standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to congratu-
late Pioneer Bank upon the occasion of being named a 2016 honoree by
KIDS COUNT! at its 17th Annual Testimonial Dinner to be held at the
Watervliet Elks Club on Saturday, September 17, 2016; and
WHEREAS, Prior to the dinner, Coach Mike Deane will lead his annual
Basketball Clinic at the Watervliet Dome, a free event open to both boys
and girls of all skill levels; and
WHEREAS, KIDS COUNT! is a nonprofit organization which raises funds to
enhance the lives of children through recreational, cultural, and educa-
tional programs in Watervliet, New York and the Capital Region; and
WHEREAS, Founded in 1889, Pioneer Bank was established to serve the
city of Troy, New York and its residents; at that time, banks were
created for the people of the community, to promote savings, encourage
home ownership and provide financial support to help people build a
better life; and
WHEREAS, These were the principles behind the mutual bank model; a
financial institution whose management decisions were made for the good
of the customer and whose success benefited the entire community; and
WHEREAS, Over the next 100 years, Pioneer Bank continued to grow,
expanding its capabilities and reach, but always with the same values
and a deep respect for the founding principles; and
WHEREAS, From a single office open one evening a week, to constructing
a new Headquarters, Pioneer Bank reached out to serve a larger community
and create more jobs and opportunities for its neighbors; and
WHEREAS, Many other banks followed a different model, guiding their
business to provide financial returns for investors and stockholders;
Pioneer Bank held firm to its belief that the customer, the employees
and the community should come first; and
WHEREAS, Currently, Pioneer Bank is the only mutual bank serving the
Capital Region of New York, a proud distinction that sets it apart from
other banks; this vital institution offers its customers a comprehensive
array of products and services, with competitive rates and the latest
banking options; and
WHEREAS, Pioneer Bank has a suite of sophisticated, secure and easy to
use eBanking tools, mobile banking apps and other tools to help custom-
ers save time and do more with their money; there are branch offices and
ATMs throughout the area, some which offer special services to fill
community needs; and
WHEREAS, Pioneer Bank continues as a cornerstone within the Troy
community; it is a leader in local lending, with fast, local decisions
from people who know the area and go beyond expectations to make the
deal happen; and
WHEREAS, This Legislative Body looks favorably upon the strong role
which institutions such as Pioneer Bank play in strengthening the social
and economic fabric of our communities through providing growth opportu-
nities for citizens and businesses; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
congratulate Pioneer Bank upon the occasion of being named a 2016 hono-
ree by KIDS COUNT! at its 17th Annual Testimonial Dinner; and be it
further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Pioneer Bank.

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Honoring Dr. Madeline Cafiero upon the occasion of being named a 2016 Resourceful Woman by the YWCA of the Greater Capital Region, Inc.

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION honoring Dr. Madeline Cafiero upon the occasion
of being named a 2016 Resourceful Woman by the YWCA of the Greater Capi-
tal Region, Inc. on October 11, 2016

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 individ-
uals 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 honor Dr.
Madeline Cafiero upon the occasion of being named a 2016 Resourceful
Woman by the YWCA of the Greater Capital Region, Inc., to be celebrated
at its 17th Annual Resourceful Women's Luncheon Awards on Tuesday, Octo-
ber 11, 2016, at the Hilton Garden Inn, Troy, New York; and
WHEREAS, Established in 1855, the YWCA was created with the intention
of being a safe place for women to improve their lives; since then, it
has assisted countless women in reaching their goals and maintaining
self-sufficiency; and
WHEREAS, Today, the YWCA has 25 million members in 122 countries work-
ing every day to fulfill the organization's mission of eliminating
racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and
dignity for all; and
WHEREAS, Since 2000, the YWCA of the Greater Capital Region has held
its Resourceful Women's Luncheon Awards to honor those everyday women
whose community and professional pursuits advance the empowerment of
women, as well as individuals who represent the spirit of determination
that defines the women of the YWCA; and
WHEREAS, Dr. Madeline Cafiero, an Assistant Professor at The Sage
Colleges, is being recognized for her many accomplishments in making a
difference in the education community, as well as for her kindness,
support, and generosity; and
WHEREAS, Throughout her distinguished career, Dr. Madeline Cafiero has
epitomized the meaning of being a resourceful and accomplished woman in
her professional life as well as her personal life; 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, 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 Dr. Madeline Cafiero upon the occasion of being named a 2016
Resourceful Woman by the YWCA of the Greater Capital Region, Inc.; and
be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Dr. Madeline Cafiero.

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Honoring John F. Probeck, Jr. posthumously upon the occasion of his designation for special recognition by Albany County at its Hono...

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION honoring John F. Probeck, Jr. posthumously upon
the occasion of his designation for special recognition by Albany County
at its Honor A Veteran Ceremony on October 3, 2016

WHEREAS, Members of the Armed Services from the State of New York, who
have served so valiantly and honorably in wars in which this country's
freedom was at stake, as well as in the preservation of peace in peace-
time, deserve a special salute; and
WHEREAS, It is the intent of this Legislative Body to commend those
who have served in times of active conflict, as well as those who have
served in times of peace; and
WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its long-
standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to honor John
F. Probeck, Jr. posthumously upon the occasion of his designation for
special recognition by Albany County at its Honor A Veteran Ceremony on
Monday, October 3, 2016, at the American Legion Joseph E. Zaloga Post
No. 1520, Albany, New York; and
WHEREAS, In June of 1993, a committee was formed by the Albany County
Veterans Bureau known as the Albany County Honor-A-Veteran Committee to
honor deceased Albany County Veterans who have served their country in
time of conflict; the Honor A Veteran Program takes place monthly on the
first Monday of each month; and
WHEREAS, For his courageous and dedicated service to his country, John
F. Probeck, Jr. will be recognized at this year's October Honor A
Veteran Ceremony; and
WHEREAS, Born on May 24, 1933, in Troy, New York, to John F. and Anna
Kowansky Probeck, John F. Probeck, Jr. proudly served his country as a
member of the United States Army in the 76th Antiaircraft Artillery
Battalion from 1953-1955; and
WHEREAS, In recognition of his meritorious service in the Korean War,
Private First Class John F. Probeck, Jr. was the recipient of numerous
medals which include National Defense Service Medal, United Nations
Service Medal, Korean Service Medal, and Good Conduct Medal; and
WHEREAS, Upon the completion of his military service, John F. Probeck,
Jr. earned a degree in Drafting from Hudson Valley Community College,
Troy, New York; he then spent his career working for Playtex Interna-
tional, formerly Tek Hughes, in Watervliet, New York, retiring in 1997
after 35 years of distinguished service as a Draftsman; and
WHEREAS, John F. Probeck, Jr. served as a member of numerous organiza-
tions in his community, including member and past Commander of Maplewood
American Legion Post No. 1615 and former Commander of the Albany County
American Legion from 1991-1992; and
WHEREAS, In addition, John F. Probeck, Jr. was a lifelong member of
the Maplewood School Parent Teacher Association (PTA) and held the posi-
tion of President as well as serving as a member of the Watervliet High
Dad's Club; he also was an avid fan of the Watervliet Cannoneers; and
WHEREAS, With him throughout were his wife of 51 years, Joyce A.
(Chartrand) Probeck, their two children, Terri Rosen and John, and three
grandchildren, Benjamin, Maya and Everett, all of whom felt privileged
to be a part of his life and rejoiced in his achievements; and
WHEREAS, John F. Probeck, Jr. died on January 14, 2010, at the age of
76; and
WHEREAS, Residents of this great State must never forget the courage
with which these men and women served their country, and must recognize
that no greater debt is owed than that owed to those who gave their
lives for their beloved Nation and to those who continue to be missing
in action; and

WHEREAS, Having exhibited their patriotism both at home and abroad,
these men and women demonstrated their love for their country and merit
forevermore, the highest respect of their State and Nation; and
WHEREAS, Our Nation's Veterans deserve to be recognized, commended and
thanked by the people of the State of New York for their service and for
their dedication to their communities, their State and their Nation;
now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
honor John F. Probeck, Jr. posthumously upon the occasion of his desig-
nation for special recognition by Albany County at its Honor A Veteran
Ceremony on October 3, 2016; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Joyce A. Probeck.

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Honoring Walter L. Robb upon the occasion of his designation as recipient of the Community Laureate Award by The University at Alban...

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION honoring Walter L. Robb upon the occasion of his
designation as recipient of the Community Laureate Award by The Univer-
sity at Albany Foundation on October 27, 2016

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, this Legislative Body is justly proud to honor
Walter L. Robb upon the occasion of his designation as recipient of the
Community Laureate Award by The University at Albany Foundation, to be
celebrated at its 37th Annual Awards Dinner on Thursday, October 27,
2016, at SEFCU Arena, Albany, New York; and
WHEREAS, Since its inception in 1977, this auspicious occasion has
helped to strengthen the ties between the academic and business communi-
ty; for 36 years, the University at Albany Foundation's Citizen Laureate
Awards have honored outstanding leaders in business and industry,
government and academics for their singular accomplishments; and
WHEREAS, Each of the remarkable Laureates have enriched their communi-
ty in distinctive ways - economically, scientifically, culturally,
intellectually, and socially - their efforts are helping to transform
the Capital Region; and
WHEREAS, Walter L. Robb is receiving this prestigious award for his
notable contributions to the Capital Region and beyond; and
WHEREAS, Walter L. Robb earned his Bachelor's degree in Chemical Engi-
neering from Pennsylvania State University and both his master's and
doctoral degrees from the University of Illinois; he also holds honorary
doctorates from Worcester Polytechnic Institute and the Milwaukee School
of Engineering; and
WHEREAS, In 1951, Walter L. Robb joined General Electric (GE) as a
Chemical Engineer at the Knolls Atomic Power Lab and, after decades of
innovation and discovery, in 1983, was named Senior Vice President and
Group Executive of GE's Medical Systems Division in Milwaukee; in this
capacity, he directed the organization into the world's leading producer
of medical diagnostic imaging equipment, with a total of approximately
10,000 employees worldwide; and
WHEREAS, Today, the noted Capital Region businessman, entrepreneur,
and philanthropist holds the title of President of Vantage Management
Inc. and CEO of MeOH Power; and
WHEREAS, Currently, Walter L. Robb holds 12 patents dealing with
permeable membranes and separation processes, and his research has won
him six I-R 100 Awards, sponsored by INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH magazine, for
the most significant new technical innovations of the year; and
WHEREAS, In 1993, Walter L. Robb received the National Medal of Tech-
nology from President Bill Clinton for his leadership in the CT and MR
imaging industry and is the first recipient of the Medical Technology
Leadership Award from the National Electrical Manufacturers Association;
and
WHEREAS, A truly multi-faceted gentleman, Walter L. Robb supports
business in his community and was a previous owner of the American Hock-
ey League's Albany River Rats; a noted author, he recently published a
book entitled TAKING RISKS - GETTING AHEAD IN BUSINESS AND LIFE, and has
authored numerous articles in various professional journals; and
WHEREAS, The University at Albany Foundation recognizes and appreci-
ates Walter L. Robb's brilliant leadership, vision and commitment to

quality, as well as his significant role in shaping the medical diagnos-
tic imaging equipment industry; 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
honor Walter L. Robb upon the occasion of his designation as recipient
of the Community Laureate Award by The University at Albany Foundation
on October 27, 2016; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Walter L. Robb.

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Honoring Marion Roach-Smith upon the occasion of her designation as recipient of the 2016 Literary Legends Award by the Albany Publi...

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION honoring Marion Roach-Smith upon the occasion of
her designation as recipient of the 2016 Literary Legends Award by the
Albany Public Library Foundation on October 22, 2016

WHEREAS, It is the custom of this Legislative Body to recognize those
artistic individuals whose creative talents and commitment to writing
contribute to the enrichment of their community and the world, and to
pay homage to a woman whose life of memoir writing stands out as an
inspiration to others; and
WHEREAS, From time to time this Legislative Body takes note of certain
extraordinary individuals it wishes to recognize for their valued
contributions to the success and progress of society and publicly
acknowledge their endeavors which have enhanced the basic humanity among
us all; and
WHEREAS, This Legislative Body is justly proud to honor Marion Roach-
Smith upon the occasion of her designation as recipient of the 2016
Literary Legends Award by the Albany Public Library Foundation; this
auspicious occasion will be celebrated at a Gala on Saturday, October
22, 2016, at the Arbor Hill/West Albany Branch of the Albany Public
Library, Albany, New York; and
WHEREAS, Each year, the Albany Public Library Foundation, through the
Literary Legends Award, recognizes outstanding local authors, illustra-
tors and publishers from the community who are considered leaders in the
field of literature; the Gala is an opportunity to showcase their liter-
ary contributions as well as raise needed funds for special programs and
services provided by the Albany Public Library; and
WHEREAS, Marion Roach-Smith, a well-known contemporary non-fiction
writer based in Rensselaer County who has a unique specialty of helping
others write their memoirs, is being honored for her extraordinary
contributions to the art of letters; and
WHEREAS, Three weeks out of college, Marion Roach-Smith went to work
for THE NEW YORK TIMES; four books and countless magazine and radio
essays later, the lessons she learned there - getting it right and
making it short - have informed every piece she writes; and
WHEREAS, Most of Marion Roach-Smith's work is now in the form of
memoir writing, including her most recent book, THE MEMOIR PROJECT, A
THOROUGHLY NON-STANDARDIZED TEXT ON WRITING AND LIFE, which she states
is an impertinent, utterly useful book on how to write memoir, and see
your life for what it really is; and
WHEREAS, For 15 years, Marion Roach-Smith taught memoir writing, which
is as simple and as complicated as writing what you know; she also works
with writers across the globe and is a National Public Radio commenta-
tor; and
WHEREAS, Marion Roach-Smith's work includes a large helping of memoir,
including her books THE ROOTS OF DESIRE: THE MYTH, MEANING AND SEXUAL
POWER OF RED HAIR, a non-fiction piece about the history and oddities of
redheads and their reactions from society, and ANOTHER NAME FOR MADNESS,
a memoir that describes her mother's experience with Alzheimer's and the
family problems that arose because of it; and
WHEREAS, In addition, Marion Roach-Smith is the co-author of DEAD
RECKONING: THE NEW SCIENCE OF CATCHING KILLERS with Michael Baden, MD,
and has written for THE NEW YORK TIMES MAGAZINE, PREVENTION, VOGUE, GOOD
HOUSEKEEPING, and THE LOS ANGELES TIMES, to name a few; and
WHEREAS, Marion Roach-Smith has given not only of her time and ener-
gies but also of her competence, intelligence and leadership and conse-
quently has been designated for special honor; and

WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body that when artistic
creators of such remarkable talent and accomplishments are brought to
our attention, they should be celebrated and recognized by all the citi-
zens of this great Empire State; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
honor Marion Roach-Smith upon the occasion of her designation as recipi-
ent of the 2016 Literary Legends Award by the Albany Public Library
Foundation on October 22, 2016; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Marion Roach-Smith.

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Congratulating Thomas Lamb upon the occasion of being named a 2016 honoree by KIDS COUNT!

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION congratulating Thomas Lamb upon the occasion of
being named a 2016 honoree by KIDS COUNT! at its 17th Annual Testimonial
Dinner on September 17, 2016

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 individ-
uals who would devote themselves to the welfare of the community; and
WHEREAS, A great community is only as great as those persons who
provide exemplary service, whether through participation in voluntary
programs, through unique personal achievement in their profession or
simply through a lifetime of good citizenship; and
WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its long-
standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to congratu-
late Thomas Lamb upon the occasion of being named a 2016 honoree by KIDS
COUNT! at its 17th Annual Testimonial Dinner to be held at the Waterv-
liet Elks Club on Saturday, September 17, 2016; and
WHEREAS, Prior to the dinner, Coach Mike Deane will lead his annual
Basketball Clinic at the Watervliet Dome, a free event open to both boys
and girls of all skill levels; and
WHEREAS, KIDS COUNT! is a nonprofit organization which raises funds to
enhance the lives of children through recreational, cultural, and educa-
tional programs in Watervliet, New York and the Capital Region; and
WHEREAS, A lifelong resident of Watervliet, Thomas "Tom" Lamb attended
St. Brigid's Regional Catholic School, Christian Brothers Academy and
Siena College, where he graduated with the Class of 1980; he went on to
earn his law degree from Pace University School of Law; and
WHEREAS, Tom Lamb has been a practicing attorney for the past 32
years; in 1984, he went into practice with his father, Vincent Lamb,
until February of 2016; and
WHEREAS, Tom Lamb is employed by the New York State Office of Court
Administration as the Watervliet City Court Judge, the position he has
held since 1991; and
WHEREAS, Tom Lamb has given of his time and energies to St. Brigid's
School, St. Brigid's Church, and the Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish; he
has volunteered at countless bazaars, CYO events and church activities;
today, he is still very active in the Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish;
and
WHEREAS, Tom Lamb is a former member of the St. Brigid's Holy Name
Association; he has been a longtime coach and booster for both the
Watervliet Little League and the Watervliet Pop Warner; having played
quarterback at both the high school and college level, he takes great
pleasure in sharing his vast knowledge and love of the game with the
young athletes; and
WHEREAS, A former President of the Watervliet Senior Citizen's Board
of Directors, Tom Lamb has also served on the Boards of the American Red
Cross and the Society of the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick; he is a
member of and Counsel for the Watervliet B.P.O.E. Lodge No. 1500 and a
member of the Watervliet Ancient Order of Hibernians; and
WHEREAS, With him throughout have been his wife, Pamela, and their two
sons, Thomas and Evan, all of whom feel privileged to be a part of his
life and rejoice in his achievements; 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
congratulate Thomas Lamb upon the occasion of being named a 2016 honoree
by KIDS COUNT! at its 17th Annual Testimonial Dinner; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Thomas Lamb.

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Commending the Kiwanis Club of Troy, New York, upon the occasion of celebrating its 100th Anniversary on October 29, 2016

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION commending the Kiwanis Club of Troy, New York,
upon the occasion of celebrating its 100th Anniversary on October 29,
2016

WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body to recognize and pay
tribute to those fraternal organizations of high purpose and worthy
accomplishment whose endeavors have faithfully served the welfare of the
citizens 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 commend
the Kiwanis Club of Troy, New York, upon the occasion of celebrating its
100th Anniversary, to be feted during a weekend Centennial Celebration
on Friday, October 28, 2016, and Saturday, October 29, 2016; and
WHEREAS, Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to
changing the world, one child and one community at a time; and
WHEREAS, The six permanent objects of Kiwanis International are to:
give primacy to the human and spiritual rather than to the material
values of life; encourage the daily living of the Golden Rule in all
human relationships; promote the adoption and the application of higher
social, business, and professional standards; develop, by precept and
example, a more intelligent, aggressive, and serviceable citizenship;
provide, through Kiwanis clubs, a practical means to form enduring
friendships, to render altruistic service, and to build better communi-
ties; and cooperate in creating and maintaining that sound public opin-
ion and high idealism which make possible the increase of righteousness,
justice, patriotism, and goodwill; and
WHEREAS, For a Century, the dedicated men and women of the Kiwanis
Club of Troy, New York, have served the City of Troy and Rensselaer
County by serving the children of the world; Kiwanis is a family affair
that connects three or more generations; and
WHEREAS, The Kiwanis Club of Troy, New York, was formed on October 25,
1916, and is one of the oldest Kiwanis Clubs in the world; the Club
represents a variety of age groups, and the diverse charter members have
come from all walks of life including business, government, medical,
public safety and religious; and
WHEREAS, Through the years, several members of the Kiwanis Club of
Troy, New York, held leadership positions at both the Division and
District Levels; in 1926, Gordon L. Hayes held the position of Past
Governor of the New York District, and in 1963, George H. Prout held the
position of Honorary Past Governor of the New York District; numerous
members also served as Lieutenant Governors of the Van Rensselaer Divi-
sion; and
WHEREAS, Today, under the luminous leadership of President Olivia
Prout, the Kiwanis Club of Troy, New York, serves the children of the
City of Troy and Rensselaer County by supporting local community organ-
izations, volunteering, fundraising and sending children to Kamp Kiwan-
is; and
WHEREAS, Focusing on the youth of its communities in and around Rens-
selaer County, the Kiwanis Club of Troy, New York, presently sponsors a
K-Kids Club at Carroll Hill Elementary School, a Builder's Club at Troy
Middle School, and Kiwanis Service Clubs, called Key Clubs, at Troy High
School and Tamarac High School; and
WHEREAS, In addition, the Kiwanis Club of Troy, New York, sponsors
Circle-K Clubs at both Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and Russell Sage
College; and
WHEREAS, The Kiwanis Club of Troy, New York, is being recognized for
its contribution to the communities of Troy and the greater Rensselaer

County; its weekend Centennial Celebration includes a Bowl-a-thon, a
Card Making and Stars for Our Troops Service Project, and a Centennial
Gala at Franklin Terrace, Troy, New York; and
WHEREAS, This auspicious occasion presents a unique opportunity for
this Legislative Body to recognize and pay tribute to the Troy Kiwanis
Club; and
WHEREAS, Organizations of singular distinction such as the Kiwanis
Club of Troy, New York, provide a model for enhancing the quality of
life in the community and, as such, merit the grateful praise of the
community of the State of New York; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
commend the Kiwanis Club of Troy, New York, upon the occasion of cele-
brating its 100th Anniversary; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to President Olivia Prout, Kiwanis Club of Troy, New York.

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Commemorating the 80th Anniversary of Our Lady of Grace Church, of Brooklyn, New York, on September 25, 2016

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION commemorating the 80th Anniversary of Our Lady of
Grace Church, of Brooklyn, New York, on September 25, 2016

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, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its long-
standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to commem-
orate the 80th Anniversary of Our Lady of Grace Church, of Brooklyn, New
York, to be celebrated on Sunday, September 25, 2016; and
WHEREAS, Our Lady of Grace Roman Catholic Church was founded on Janu-
ary 6, 1935, when its church community celebrated its first Mass in a
rented store on 348 Avenue X with The Reverend James Byrnes of Guardian
Angel Parish; and
WHEREAS, On June 28, 1935, The Reverend Salvatore Cafiero was
appointed as Our Lady of Grace's first pastor with the authority to
build a church; and
WHEREAS, Our Lady of Grace Church held its first Mass in its new
church edifice in Gravesend, Brooklyn, on September 27, 1936, with
Father Salvatore Cafiero presiding over services; His Excellency, Bishop
Thomas E. Molloy dedicated the building to Our Lady of Grace, and the
first confirmation class with 908 candidates was held; and
WHEREAS, On November 18, 1938, the convent was blessed by Monsignor
Alfonso Arcese, and four Pallotine Sisters were welcomed to the parish,
including Mother Gemma, Superior, Sister Yolanda, Sister Veronica and
Sister Amalia; and
WHEREAS, Due to the congregation's rapid growth, work for an extension
to Our Lady of Grace Church began on August 27, 1940; subsequently, on
December 22nd, the new extension was used for the first time; and
WHEREAS, In 1951, construction on Our Lady of Grace's school was
started and by September of 1952, the Parish School opened its doors for
the first time to first and second graders under the supervision of the
Pallotine Sisters with Mother M. Aurilia serving as the first principal;
and
WHEREAS, By the 25th Anniversary of Our Lady of Grace, the young
parish had grown to such a size that in 1960, its school had well over
1,000 students registered; and
WHEREAS, After the death of beloved Founder-Pastor, Monsignor Salva-
tore Cafiero on October 14, 1969, Father Dominic Sclafani was installed
as the new pastor in January of 1970; in October of that year, both the
Parish Memorial and the playground were dedicated in memory of Monsignor
Cafiero; and
WHEREAS, In 1978, Father Dominic Sclafani and Our Lady of Grace parish
were honored to give the blessing which opened the February session of
the United States Congress; the year 1981 saw investiture of Father
Dominic Sclafani as Monsignor and a large testimonial dinner to honor a
most valued parishioner, Joseph Veltri; and
WHEREAS, Four years later, Monsignor Dominic Sclafani was honored with
a retirement dinner and on January 2, 1983, Father Dominick F. Cutrone
was installed as the new Pastor of Our Lady of Grace Parish; and
WHEREAS, Throughout the years, Father Dominick F. Cutrone proved to
many parishioners of Our Lady of Grace that this parish truly is "The
Parish with a Family Tradition"; in the fall of 2000, Father Cutrone

rededicated the Parish Memorial and playground in memory of Monsignor
Cafiero; he retired in January of 2001; and
WHEREAS, On March 25, 2001, Our Lady of Grace celebrated the installa-
tion of its new Pastor, Reverend Thomas F. Leach, who ably continued his
church community's tradition of service until 2016; currently, Reverend
Vincent Chirichella serves as the Pastor of Our Lady of Grace; and
WHEREAS, Today, Our Lady of Grace Church offers numerous programs and
organizations for the needs of its members, including the Sr. Janes
Pastoral Ministry Program, Faith Formation Office, Widowed Support
Group, Golden Age, Grace Gravesend Athletic Association, Knights of
Columbus, Columbiettes, Italian Club, Teen Group, Youth Ministry Group,
and Boy and Girl Scouts, as well as the Holy Name Society and Catholic
Adults of Brooklyn; and
WHEREAS, Under Pastor Vincent Chirichella's luminous direction, Our
Lady of Grace Roman Catholic 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 80th Anniversary of Our Lady of Grace Roman Catholic
Church of Brooklyn, New York, to be observed on September 25, 2016,
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 Reverend Vincent Chirichella, Pastor, Our Lady of Grace Roman
Catholic Church, Gravesend, Brooklyn, New York.

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  • 10 / Jan / 2017
    • ADOPTED

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Mourning the death of The Honorable R. Stephen Hawley, renowned public servant, distinguished citizen and devoted member of his comm...

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION mourning the death of The Honorable R. Stephen
Hawley, renowned public servant, distinguished citizen and devoted
member of his community

WHEREAS, It is the custom of this Legislative Body to pay tribute to
citizens of the State of New York whose lifework and civic endeavor
served to enhance the quality of life in their communities and the great
State of New York; and
WHEREAS, R. Stephen Hawley of Batavia, New York, died on Thursday,
August 25, 2016, at the Silver Springs Adult Living Facility in Green
Valley, Arizona; he was 94; and
WHEREAS, Born on December 16, 1921 to Warren Waldo Hawley Jr. and Emma
Charlotte Morris, R. Stephen Hawley, graduated from Batavia Public
Schools; he went on to earn a Bachelor of Science degree in Agricultural
Economics from Cornell University in 1943; and
WHEREAS, R. Stephen Hawley valiantly served as a member of the United
States Army for three years, two of which he spent in the China-Burma-
India Theatre as captain in the Field Artillery during the Second World
War; and
WHEREAS, Upon the completion of his military service, R. Stephen
Hawley entered into the family business with his father and brother as
farm manager of Hawley Stock Farms; and
WHEREAS, R. Stephen Hawley distinguished himself in his profession and
by his sincere dedication and substantial contribution to the welfare of
his community; and
WHEREAS, A Genesee County Legislator from 1969 to 1973, R. Stephen
Hawley along with his late wife, Ellen, were strong supporters of the
establishment of Genesee Community College; as a County Legislator, he
helped supervise the construction of the present college; and
WHEREAS, Elected to the New York State Assembly in a special election
in 1973, R. Stephen Hawley served the 137th district which encompasses
Genesee, Orleans, part of Wyoming and Monroe counties; he remained a
State Representative until his retirement in 1993; and
WHEREAS, Throughout his illustrious career as an Assemblyman, R.
Stephen Hawley's proudest accomplishment was the establishment of the
New York State Veterans Home in Batavia; and
WHEREAS, R. Stephen Hawley's commitment to excellence, and his spirit
of humanity, carried over into all fields of enterprise, including char-
itable and civic endeavors; he served on the Town of Batavia Planning
Board for ten years and the Batavia Board of Education for six years,
four of which he served as president; and
WHEREAS, Active in his community, R. Stephen Hawley was an honorary
member, Paul Harris Fellow and past president of the Rotary Club of
Batavia, past president of the YMCA Board of Directors, past director of
the Batavia Junior Chamber of Commerce and the Executive Committee of
the Genesee Council of Boy Scouts; and
WHEREAS, In addition, he was a member of the American Legion and VFW,
the former Loyal Order of the Moose, the Batavia Lodge No. 475 F. &
A.M., the former Batavia Club, the Town of Batavia Fire Department, the
Stafford Grange and Elks Club of Green Valley, Arizona; and
WHEREAS, A member and past president of the Empire Livestock Marketing
Cooperative, Pro-Fac Cooperative, Cooperative Extension, and Cornell
University Council, R. Stephen Hawley was also a member of the Agway
Council, as well as a member and past director of the Genesee County
Farm Bureau; and
WHEREAS, Predeceased by his first wife, Ellen; his sisters, Elizabeth
and Nancy; and a brother, Warren, R. Stephen Hawley is survived by his

wife, Gennette; his children, Assemblyman Stephen M. (Theresa Doyle)
Hawley, James W. Hawley and Theodore P. (Patricia) Hawley, Susan Hawley
and Charlotte (Chris) Kinner; two step-daughters, Susan (Edward)
Walbridge and Barbara Catta; 10 grandchildren, five step-grandchildren,
great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews; and
WHEREAS, Armed with a humanistic spirit and imbued with a sense of
compassion, R. Stephen Hawley leaves behind a legacy which will long
endure the passage of time and will remain as a comforting memory to all
he served and befriended; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
mourn the death of The Honorable R. Stephen Hawley, renowned public
servant, distinguished citizen and devoted member of his community; and
be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to the family of The Honorable R. Stephen Hawley.

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J50

Commending Firefighter David Humbert for special recognition after 50 years of dedicated service to the North Bailey Fire Company

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION commending Firefighter David Humbert upon the
occasion of his designation for special recognition after 50 years of
dedicated service to the North Bailey Fire Company

WHEREAS, The firefighters of New York State are renowned throughout the
Nation; their reputation is synonymous with excellence in the arduous
field of fire protection and prevention; and
WHEREAS, Since the early days of "teapot steamers," the volunteer
firefighter has been the cornerstone of our great Nation's efforts to
spare us from the ravages of fire; and
WHEREAS, This Legislative Body is proud to commend David Humbert upon
the occasion of his designation for special recognition after 50 years
of dedicated service to the North Bailey Fire Company to be celebrated
at its Annual Installation of Officers Banquet on Saturday, January 28,
2017; and
WHEREAS, Volunteer firefighters and fire departments not only provide
the critical service of fire protection but also engage in other activ-
ities of great benefit and importance to the communities they serve; and
WHEREAS, Renowned throughout the local community, David Humbert has
been a dedicated and vital member of the North Bailey Fire Company for
five decades; during this time he has served in several capacities
including as Chief for 14 years total and as President for 12 years
consecutively; and
WHEREAS, In addition, he served as a Central Fire Alarm dispatcher for
more than 25 years; and
WHEREAS, Citizens across our State and Nation are inspired by and
indebted to our valiant firefighters who exhibit courage and bravery
every day in the course of their duties; and
WHEREAS, Firefighters exemplify the power of human compassion and the
strength of the American spirit through actions of the most heroic
magnitude; their sacrifices and their selfless dedication merit tribute
and recognition by all citizens of this great country; and
WHEREAS, Many firefighters have lost their lives to save the lives of
others; each and every day, they face danger and peril without fear and
perform their job with the utmost concern and professionalism; and
WHEREAS, It takes a special dedication, a strong desire to help others
and a tireless sense of community to forsake precious time with family
and friends to respond to the signal that a neighbor is in need; David
Humbert is such a firefighter; throughout 50 years of devoted service,
this volunteer heroically performed, above and beyond the call of duty,
those responsibilities which define the task of fire protection; now,
therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
commend Firefighter David Humbert for 50 years of distinguished service;
and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to David Humbert.

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  • 10 / Jan / 2017
    • REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • 10 / Jan / 2017
    • ADOPTED

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