J5496

Commemorating the 75th Anniversary of The Congregational Church of Manhasset United Church of Christ of Manhasset, New York, celebra...

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION commemorating the 75th Anniversary of The Congre-
gational Church of Manhasset United Church of Christ of Manhasset, New
York, celebrated on April 10, 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, This Legislative Body takes pleasure in commemorating the
75th Anniversary of The Congregational Church of Manhasset United Church
of Christ of Manhasset, New York, celebrated at a special Worship
Service followed by a Jubilee Brunch on Sunday, April 10, 2016, at the
Manhasset Bay Yacht Club, Port Washington, New York; and
WHEREAS, Since its inception in the fall of 1939, The Congregational
Church of Manhasset United Church of Christ (UCC) has accomplished great
things in its community and throughout the world, touching the lives of
thousands with its positive Christian message; and
WHEREAS, Led by Ward Neil and Sherill Newton, an organizational meet-
ing for a congregational-type church was held in August of 1939; on the
first Sunday of October, a family service was conducted at Munsey Park
Center with an attendance of 12 adults and five children; and
WHEREAS, On April 27, 1940, the Church's charter was granted and
services were moved to the Onderdonk Mansion, often referred to as "The
White House" on Northern Boulevard, where the first morning service was
held; and
WHEREAS, From January through September of 1940, Albert Buchanan, a
student at Union Theological Seminary served as Minister; visiting
ministers led the congregation until Reverend Stephen Ayers was called
to service in 1941; and
WHEREAS, On April 17, 1941, the Church was incorporated under the laws
of the State of New York as The Congregational Church of Manhasset; and
WHEREAS, In February of 1943, The Congregational Church of Manhasset
rented a larger building which had previously housed the Munsey Park
Golf Club; after Reverend Ayers left, retired minister Reverend Dr. J.
Stanley Durkee served as interim minister until a permanent successor
could be found; and
WHEREAS, Reverend George Gerald Park, began his 27-year pastorate at
The Congregational Church of Manhasset on March 7, 1943; and
WHEREAS, After a large influx of attendance, The Congregational Church
of Manhasset held a Groundbreaking Ceremony for its present building in
May of 1948; the cornerstone was laid on October 24, 1948, and the
building was dedicated on June 12, 1949; and
WHEREAS, In 1955, the parishioners of the Church dedicated a chapel, a
church school wing, and a pastor's study; three years later, the Parish
Hall stage was completed and in 1962, the pipe organ was installed and
the chancel was remodeled; and
WHEREAS, Throughout the years, The Congregational Church of Manhasset
UCC has been blessed with several dedicated assistant and associate
ministers, directors of Christian education, choir directors and organ-
ists, as well as other members of a committed church staff; and
WHEREAS, Today, under the luminous leadership of Reverend Jimmy Only,
The Congregational Church of Manhasset UCC 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 75th Anniversary of The Congregational Church of Manhas-
set United Church of Christ observed on April 10, 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 The Reverend Jimmy Only, The Congregational Church of Manhas-
set United Church of Christ, Manhasset, New York.

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  • 17 / May / 2016
    • ADOPTED

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J5495

Congratulating Great Neck South High School's Robotics Team 2638 upon the occasion of winning the Chairman's Award

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION congratulating Great Neck South High School's
Robotics Team 2638 upon the occasion of winning the Chairman's Award

WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body to commend and pay
tribute to those who, by achieving outstanding success in their educa-
tional and scientific and technological endeavors, have inspired and
brought pride to our majestic Empire State; and
WHEREAS, It is also the custom of this Legislative Body to recognize
the dedication and commitment of our young people who distinguish them-
selves through excellence in science and technology competition; and
WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern and in full accord with its long-
standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to congratu-
late Great Neck South High School's Robotics Team 2638 upon the occasion
of winning the Chairman's Award at the Finger Lakes Regional competition
in Rochester, New York; and
WHEREAS, The Chairman's Award is the most prestigious in FIRST (For
Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics, and
honors the team that represents a model for other groups to emulate and
best embodies the purpose and goals of FIRST; and
WHEREAS, Through this competition and by winning the Chairman's Award,
Great Neck South High School's Robotics Team 2638, known as Rebellion,
was invited to attend the FIRST World Championship in Saint Louis from
April 27, 2016 to April 30, 2016; and
WHEREAS, Rebellion also received a Hard Hat Safety Award based on its
Community Outreach Safety Initiatives presented at the program events;
and
WHEREAS, At the two-day event, Rebellion battled against 48 other
teams from around the Northeast in more than 14 matches and, after the
qualifying round, was ranked seventh overall in the competition, the
highest ranking the team has ever achieved in any competition; and
WHEREAS, More than 100 South High students from grades nine through 12
are members of the school's Robotics Club; participants in Rochester
included Sarina Chan, Hannah Chang, Steven Chasen, Kevin Chen, Maxwell
Cohn, Sara DeCarle, Arman Farshadmand, Vanessa Fazzini, Kelly Foo, Max
Gal, Ryan George, Joshua Go, Samuel Go, Clara Goldberger, Jennifer Guo,
Noah Kniesly, Benjamin Kobliner, Jenna Kolodny, Rachel Koo, Adam Krieg-
er, Jordan Lempert, Iris Lin, Michael Lu, Fion Ma, William Miecuna,
Allyson Mittler (team co-President), Morgan Mittler, Wendy Mo, Rachel
Moss, Ryan Motchkavitz, Jonathan Neves, Benjamin Newman, Jonathan Perl-
man (team co-President), Adam Pramberger, Joshua Putter, Haley Raphael,
Saad Satter, Mansi Shah, Joon Shin, Parker Spector-Salwen, Avery Stron-
gin, Carmen Tong, Tyler Warren, Everett White, Gabriella Wong, Siyeon
(Stella) Yu and Erick Zizic; and
WHEREAS, Robotics faculty advisors John Motchkavitz, head of the
Business/Technology Department, and Matthew Corrigan,
Business/Technology Teacher have done a superb job in guiding, molding
and inspiring the team members toward their goals; and
WHEREAS, Educational competitions which serve to better prepare our
students for their future are worthy of praise and support; and
WHEREAS, This Legislative Body is justly proud to congratulate Great
Neck South High School's Robotics Team 2638 upon the occasion of winning
the Chairman's Award at the Finger Lakes Regional Competition in Roches-
ter, New York, and for their noteworthy educational, scientific and
technological endeavors and achievements; their outstanding performance
has clearly made a contribution to the spirit of excellence which is a
tradition of their school and community; and

WHEREAS, Poised eagerly with enthusiasm and determined purpose, these
scholars now stand honorably, with just pride in their accomplishments
and in eager anticipation of future challenges, understanding and appre-
ciating the caring counsel and support provided by their teachers and
parents; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
congratulate Great Neck South High School's Robotics Team 2638 upon the
occasion of winning the Chairman's Award at the Finger Lakes Regional
Competition in Rochester, New York; and be it further
RESOLVED, That copies of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to John Motchkavitz, head of the Business/Technology Department,
Matthew Corrigan, Business/Technology Teacher, and to the members of the
Great Neck South High School's Robotics Team 2638.

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  • 17 / May / 2016
    • ADOPTED

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J5494

Congratulating Matthew Ramos upon the occasion of receiving the distinguished rank of Eagle Scout, the most prestigious of Scouting ...

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION congratulating Matthew Ramos upon the occasion of
receiving the distinguished rank of Eagle Scout, the most prestigious of
Scouting honors, on May 21, 2016

WHEREAS, Matthew Ramos, through his diligence and rigorous efforts, has
achieved Scouting's highest and most prestigious rank, Eagle Scout; the
Eagle Court of Honor ceremony will be held on Saturday, May 21, 2016, at
Mineola High School, Garden City Park, New York; and
WHEREAS, Matthew Ramos is a member of Boy Scouts of America Troop 45,
Mineola, New York; and
WHEREAS, Matthew Ramos has held numerous positions with the troop
including, Den Chief, Troop Scribe, Patrol Leader and Assistant Patrol
Leader, as well as being a Brotherhood member of the Order of the Arrow;
he went on to start the brand new Cobra Patrol as Patrol Leader; and
WHEREAS, America has achieved her greatest heights of glory through
the dedication, determination and tireless efforts of the outstanding
citizens of this Nation; and
WHEREAS, It is only with the continued diligence and devotion of our
youth, tomorrow's leaders, that America will maintain her glory; and
WHEREAS, The Boy Scouts of America and its members are dedicated to
the development of character and leadership in the youth of this Nation;
and
WHEREAS, The highest achievement of leadership in Scouting, earned by
only five percent of all Boy Scouts, is the distinguished rank of Eagle
Scout; and
WHEREAS, This outstanding young man has been involved in Scouting for
many years, has lived up to Scouting's ideals and has attained all of
the necessary achievements, including completion of a community service
project, which was successfully planned, developed and executed; and
WHEREAS, For his project, Matthew Ramos revitalized the Mineola
Athletic Association's snack stand and equipment storage room; and
WHEREAS, Matthew Ramos' perseverance in rising through the ranks to
Eagle Scout is a strong indication of his ability to master difficult
tasks; his accomplishment will enable him to emerge as a leader, fully
equipped to meet the challenges of today's complex society; and
WHEREAS, This new Eagle Scout is a credit to his family, his school,
his community, his State and his Nation, and no doubt his future will be
filled with accomplishments of equal importance; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations, in
recognition of the significance of this meritorious achievement, to
congratulate and honor Matthew Ramos on achieving the rank of Eagle
Scout; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Matthew Ramos.

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  • 17 / May / 2016
    • ADOPTED

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J5493

Congratulating Marguerite V. Smith upon the occasion of celebrating her 104th Birthday

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION congratulating Marguerite V. Smith upon the occa-
sion of celebrating her 104th Birthday

WHEREAS, It is the intent of this Legislative Body to commemorate and
recognize certain milestones celebrated by citizens of this great Nation
and Empire State; and
WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its long-
standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to congratu-
late Marguerite V. Smith of Dunkirk, New York, upon the occasion of
celebrating her 104th Birthday; and
WHEREAS, Marguerite V. Smith was born in Heilwood, Pennsylvania, on
May 18, 1912, to Eugenia and Albin Pognant, who migrated to the United
States from Northern Italy in 1905; Marguerite moved to Brocton at a
very young age and has lived there since; and
WHEREAS, Marguerite V. Smith started her career working as a school
teacher in a very rural school district in Pomfret, New York; when the
district was centralized, she was one of the first teachers to teach
sixth grade at Brocton Central School; and
WHEREAS, Marguerite V. Smith was offered a teaching position at Frank-
linville Central School where she also taught sixth grade; a few years
later, she was recruited by Ripley Central School where she taught
fourth grade; she retired from Ripley Central School in 1972; and
WHEREAS, Marguerite V. Smith, together with her late husband Donald,
raised a son, Harold; they were further blessed with three grandchil-
dren, Robert, Kirk and Kathleen; and two great grandchildren, Andrea and
Emily; and
WHEREAS, With a positive outlook and a steadfast love for her many
friends and family, Marguerite V. Smith looks forward to each day; she
remains young at heart and enjoys spending time with her family; and
WHEREAS, Marguerite V. Smith is an avid gardener, enjoys canning,
picking and tying grapes, and habitually reads the WALL STREET JOURNAL;
and
WHEREAS, Marguerite V. Smith frequently met with a club of neighbor-
hood women in Brocton, New York; she also belonged to The School Belles,
a group of retired teachers from Ripley Central School; and
WHEREAS, This distinguished woman, who has experienced the incredible
joys and sorrows characteristic of, and reserved for, those with the
stamina and courage to savor a full life, has inspired the lives of her
many friends and family members; and
WHEREAS, Marguerite V. Smith has enriched the lives of those around
her through her joyous and sincere love for others and through the
quiescent charm and wisdom which comes only from fullness of years; and
WHEREAS, It is the intent of this Legislative Body to publicly recog-
nize and honor the lives of beloved citizens who have reached a remark-
able age and who have witnessed and celebrated the innovations, cultural
developments, and awesome achievements of this country during the last
century; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
congratulate Marguerite V. Smith upon the occasion of celebrating her
104th Birthday; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Marguerite V. Smith.

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J5492

Congratulating Mary Bardeen Wilson upon the occasion of celebrating her 100th Birthday

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION congratulating Mary Bardeen Wilson upon the occa-
sion of celebrating her 100th Birthday

WHEREAS, It is the intent of this Legislative Body to commemorate and
recognize certain milestones celebrated by citizens of this great Nation
and Empire State; and
WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its long-
standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to congratu-
late Mary Bardeen Wilson upon the occasion of celebrating her 100th
Birthday; and
WHEREAS, Mary was born on May 27, 1916, to Ray and Lena Bardeen in
Hornell, New York; she graduated from Hornell High School in 1932, and
Alfred University, Class of 1936; and
WHEREAS, In her early years, Mary Bardeen Wilson worked as a math
teacher and then earned her School Librarian Certification; she worked
for many years as the School Librarian at Canaseraga Central School,
until retiring in 1980; and
WHEREAS, Mary Bardeen married Gordon P. Wilson and together they were
the loving parents of three children, Gordon "Don", Robert and Linda;
today, Mary is the adoring grandmother of eight grandchildren, Robert,
Bryan, Jeffrey, Daniel, Elizabeth, Jeanne, Paul and Kelly; and
WHEREAS, Mary Bardeen Wilson enjoys gardening, reading and spending
time with her family; she especially likes writing letters and cards to
her sister in Florida; and
WHEREAS, Mary Bardeen Wilson encompasses all the qualities that make
up a great role model and citizen; she sets an example for her family
and friends that freedom has responsibilities and you should never take
those responsibilities lightly; and
WHEREAS, Mary Bardeen Wilson believes in stepping up to the plate and
serving your community, as well as always being knowledgeable and exer-
cising your right to vote; and
WHEREAS, It is the intent of this Legislative Body to publicly recog-
nize and honor the lives of beloved citizens who have reached a remark-
able age and who have witnessed and celebrated the outstanding inno-
vations, cultural developments, and awesome achievements of this country
during the last century; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
congratulate Mary Bardeen Wilson upon the occasion of celebrating her
100th Birthday; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Mary Bardeen Wilson.

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J5491

Honoring Susan Taub upon the occasion of her retirement after almost 20 distinguished years as an educator

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION honoring Susan Taub upon the occasion of her
retirement after almost 20 distinguished years as an educator

WHEREAS, New York State's commitment to education is unparalleled; its
history and stature are secured by the superlative caliber of its educa-
tional professionals and the students they inspire; and
WHEREAS, It is the custom 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 honor
Susan Taub upon the occasion of her retirement as a Teacher, after
almost 20 years of dedicated service in education; and
WHEREAS, In 1996, Susan Taub began her illustrious teaching career,
working for the Board of Education in New York City; she then served as
a fourth grade teacher for three years in Corona, New York, until she
transferred to Laurelton, New York, to teach sixth grade for another
year; and
WHEREAS, In September of 2000, Susan Taub was hired by the Bellmore
School District and began teaching sixth grade at Shore Road School, a
position she held for 16 years; for the last 10 years, she has been in a
departmentalized setting teaching sixth grade math and science; and
WHEREAS, Educators like Susan Taub 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, Susan Taub has clearly had an enduring impact on the youth of
the Bellmore School District, as well as on the community-at-large, and
accordingly merits recognition and applause for her impressive dedi-
cation 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 Susan Taub upon the occasion of her retirement as a Teacher, after
almost 20 years of dedicated service in education, and for her signif-
icant contributions to education in New York State; and to wish her
continued success in all of her future endeavors; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Susan Taub.

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J5490

Honoring Joanne Giambruno upon the occasion of her retirement after 20 distinguished years as an educator

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION honoring Joanne Giambruno upon the occasion of
her retirement after 20 distinguished years as an educator

WHEREAS, New York State's commitment to education is unparalleled; its
history and stature are secured by the superlative caliber of its educa-
tional professionals and the students they inspire; and
WHEREAS, It is the custom 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 honor
Joanne Giambruno upon the occasion of her retirement as a Special Educa-
tion Inclusion Teacher, after 20 years of dedicated service in educa-
tion; and
WHEREAS, In September of 1995, Joanne Giambruno began her illustrious
teaching career at Bellmore School District as a part-time Reading
Teacher; one year later, she served as a full time fourth grade Special
Education Inclusion Teacher at Shore Road School; and
WHEREAS, In 1997, Joanne Giambruno moved to Winthrop Avenue School
where she held the position of Special Education Inclusion Teacher for
second, third, and fourth grade for the next 18 years; and
WHEREAS, Educators like Joanne Giambruno 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, Joanne Giambruno has clearly had an enduring impact on the
youth of the Bellmore School District, as well as on the community-at-
large, and accordingly merits recognition and applause for her impres-
sive 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 Joanne Giambruno upon the occasion of her retirement as a Special
Education Inclusion Teacher, after 20 years of dedicated service in
education, and for her significant contributions to education in New
York State; and to wish her continued success in all of her future
endeavors; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Joanne Giambruno.

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J5483

Congratulating Mr. and Mrs. Fred Hamp upon the occasion of celebrating their 50th Wedding Anniversary

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION congratulating Mr. and Mrs. Fred Hamp upon the
occasion of celebrating their 50th Wedding Anniversary

WHEREAS, Fred Hamp and Catherine Olmstead of Grand Island, New York,
were united in marriage on April 30, 1966, in Detroit; they celebrated
their 50th Wedding Anniversary with a trip to Puerto Rico with their
children, their spouses and grandchildren; and
WHEREAS, They are the proud parents of four children, and the loving
grandparents of 10 grandchildren; and
WHEREAS, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Hamp 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, Fred Hamp is the owner and manager of Hamp Funeral Home in
Tonawanda, New York, and Catherine Hamp is a secretary at the funeral
home; and
WHEREAS, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Hamp 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 this couple has invested in their marriage; and
WHEREAS, These same values they have passed 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. Fred Hamp 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. Fred Hamp upon the occasion of celebrating
their 50th Wedding Anniversary; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Mr. and Mrs. Fred Hamp.

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J5482

Commending Reverend Mrs. Eula Dent Eikerenkoetter upon the occasion of celebrating more than 50 years of Ministry to the United Pala...

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION commending Reverend Mrs. Eula Dent Eikerenkoetter
upon the occasion of celebrating more than 50 years of Ministry to the
United Palace House of Inspiration on May 15, 2016

WHEREAS, The character and richness of religious and community life in
this noble Empire State is nourished and fulfilled through the faithful
concern and selfless devotion of those who would commit their energies
and purpose to the ministry of others; and
WHEREAS, It is the custom of this Legislative Body to bring full
recognition and just tribute to those individuals who distinguish them-
selves and the ministry through their unremitting commitment and preemi-
nence of service; and
WHEREAS, This Legislative Body is justly proud to commend Reverend
Mrs. Eula Dent Eikerenkoetter upon the occasion of celebrating more
than 50 years of ministry to the United Palace House of Inspiration, to
be feted at a special service and banquet on Sunday, May 15, 2016; and
WHEREAS, Eula Dent Eikerenkoetter, affectionately known to the United
Palace family as Reverend Mrs. Ike, is the third of seven children born
into a loving family in Newport News, Virginia; and
WHEREAS, Eula Dent Eikerenkoetter earned her Bachelor's degree in
Business Education from Norfolk State College, and her Master's degree
in Special Education from Boston College; and
WHEREAS, After completing her studies, Eula Dent Eikerenkoetter became
an itinerant teacher for visually impaired children throughout New
England; and
WHEREAS, In 1964, Eula and Frederick J. Eikerenkoetter II were
married; together, the dynamic couple grew the ministries of United
Christian Evangelistic Association (UCEA) and The United Church of Jesus
Christ For All People, simultaneously founded in Beaufort, South Caroli-
na; and
WHEREAS, While her husband pastored Miracle Temple, Reverend Mrs. Eula
Dent Eikerenkoetter built and managed the financial aspects of each
organization while also providing ministerial leadership and develop-
ment; and
WHEREAS, Throughout the years, Reverend Mrs. Eula Dent Eikerenkoetter
discovered the fundamental philosophy that would define their spiritual
teachings: to turn obstacles into opportunities, setbacks into setups,
and adversities into advantages; and
WHEREAS, In 1969, Reverend Mrs. Eula Dent Eikerenkoetter and her
husband moved to New York City, where they expanded their ministry,
first in Harlem, then finding a permanent home in Washington Heights at
the United Palace Cathedral, formerly the Loew's 175th Street Theatre;
and
WHEREAS, The congregation rapidly expanded its reach worldwide through
syndicated radio and television programs and has not missed a Sunday
service since; thanks to the tireless efforts of both the Eikerenkoetter
family and their congregation, the theater, later renamed United Palace,
was preserved and saved from certain redevelopment; and
WHEREAS, Now under the leadership of their son, Xavier Eikerenkoetter,
United Palace has thrived and grown into a multi-pronged community
organization including United Palace House of Inspiration (UPHI), United
Palace of Cultural Arts (UPCA), and United Palace Theatre (UPT); and
WHEREAS, Today, Reverend Mrs. Eula Dent Eikerenkoetter continues to
play an active role in the United Palace community by helping to
preserve Rev. Ike Legacy Ministries, maintaining the theater, and
supporting the growth of UPHI; and

WHEREAS, Moreover, Reverend Mrs. Eula Dent Eikerenkoetter serves as a
spiritual leader and philanthropist dedicated to bettering not just the
lives of her New York City-based congregation but also to impacting the
wider world, across denominations, social classes, and ethnic identi-
ties; and
WHEREAS, Reverend Mrs. Eula Dent Eikerenkoetter has brought to her
ministry an overwhelming spirit of charity and compassion, acting from
vision and enlightenment in conducting her administrative and spiritual
duties, while always displaying the highest standards of personal and
professional integrity and dedication; and
WHEREAS, This distinguished woman of God has always given enlight-
enment, guidance and wisdom to the many entrusted to her care and has
administered 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
commend Reverend Mrs. Eula Dent Eikerenkoetter upon the occasion of
celebrating more than 50 years of Ministry to the United Palace House of
Inspiration, noting her unremitting and compassionate faith and her
exemplary service to God, man, and her community, and extending to her
the heartfelt best wishes of this Legislative Body for a future of
purposeful success and well-being; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Reverend Mrs. Eula Dent Eikerenkoetter.

actions

  • 11 / May / 2016
    • REFERRED TO FINANCE
  • 17 / May / 2016
    • REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • 17 / May / 2016
    • ADOPTED

Resolution Details

Law Section:
Resolutions, Legislative

J5489

Honoring Gloria Panella upon the occasion of her retirement after 27 distinguished years as an educator

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J5489


LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION honoring Gloria Panella upon the occasion of her
retirement after 27 distinguished years as an educator

WHEREAS, New York State's commitment to education is unparalleled; its
history and stature are secured by the superlative caliber of its educa-
tional professionals and the students they inspire; and
WHEREAS, It is the custom 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 honor
Gloria Panella upon the occasion of her retirement as a Teacher, after
27 years of dedicated service in education; and
WHEREAS, For almost three decades, Gloria Panella has served as a
Teacher; in 1998, she began teaching in the Bellmore School District at
the Shore Road School; and
WHEREAS, In addition, Gloria Panella held the title of President of
the Bellmore Faculty Organization; and
WHEREAS, Educators like Gloria Panella 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, Gloria Panella has clearly had an enduring impact on the
youth of the Bellmore School District, as well as on the community-at-
large, and accordingly merits recognition and applause for her impres-
sive 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 Gloria Panella upon the occasion of her retirement as a Teacher,
after 27 years of dedicated service in education, and for her signif-
icant contributions to education in New York State; and to wish her
continued success in all of her future endeavors; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Gloria Panella.

actions

  • 11 / May / 2016
    • REFERRED TO FINANCE
  • 17 / May / 2016
    • REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • 17 / May / 2016
    • ADOPTED

Resolution Details

Law Section:
Resolutions, Legislative

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