J6235

Honoring Dr. Linda Patterson upon the occasion of her designation for special recognition by the Black Caucus of the Council for Sch...

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION honoring Dr. Linda Patterson upon the occasion of
her designation for special recognition by the Black Caucus of the Coun-
cil for School Administrators on June 11, 2016

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
accomplishments of those distinguished educational leaders, whose dedi-
cation and achievements have been instrumental 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 Dr.
Linda Patterson upon the occasion of her designation for special recog-
nition by the Black Caucus of the Council for School Administrators, to
be celebrated at its Legendary Luncheon on Saturday, June 11, 2016, at
Terrace on the Park, Flushing, New York; and
WHEREAS, A lifelong resident of Brooklyn, New York, Linda Patterson
attended Public School 20, Rothschild Junior High School and the LaGuar-
dia High School of Music and Art; and
WHEREAS, Linda Patterson's illustrious teaching career began in Brook-
lyn at Francis Scott Key Junior High School; she went on to Sands Junior
School, and later to Charles Dewey Junior High School before accepting
the position of Assistant Principal at Ryan Junior High School and later
at Woodside Junior High School; and
WHEREAS, Furthermore, she served as principal of Public School 9 and
The Bergen Upper School in District 13; she has also served in the Chan-
cellors Office of the New York City Department of Education, and with
New Leaders for New Schools; and
WHEREAS, Linda Patterson is currently the Director of the Adelaide
Sanford Institute for Research, Development, and the Education of
Students of African Descent; and
WHEREAS, Under the able leadership of Linda Patterson, this vital
Institute serves as a clearing house for best practices as they relate
to the holistic education of students of African descent and provide a
collegial framework for the sharing of culturally responsive and exem-
plary pedagogy, programs and schools that have produced high achievement
among students of color; and
WHEREAS, This esteemed woman also serves as an independent educational
consultant to schools in New York City; her work has focused on leader-
ship training and support, school-wide goal setting, new teacher
induction, teacher assessment systems, professional development, data
analysis to inform instruction, curriculum development, and school
management systems; and
WHEREAS, Linda Patterson works with administrators, teachers, parents,
and students, to build school community, provide a rigorous instruc-
tional program, and increase student achievement; she assists schools in
their adoption of the Common Core State Standards; and
WHEREAS, Throughout her career, Linda Patterson has served as a school
administrator, teacher, and central office administrator with the New
York City Department of Education; she has taught Educational Management
at Brooklyn College, City University of New York; Educational Assessment
and Evaluation at Empire State College, Saratoga, New York; and super-
vises student teachers at Hunter College; and
WHEREAS, Linda Patterson earned a Bachelor of Arts degree at the
University of Vermont, a Masters of Educational Administration from the

University of Virginia, and a Doctoral degree in Educational Adminis-
tration from New York University; and
WHEREAS, A true asset to her community, Linda Patterson is a life
member of the NAACP and the Association of Black Educators of New York;
she attends the Emmanuel Baptist Church and holds membership in the
academic honor societies of Kappa Delta Pi, Pi Lambda Theta, and presi-
dent emeritus of Phi Kappa Delta; and
WHEREAS, The future success of our State and Nation is dependent upon
individuals such as Linda Patterson, who dedicate their lives as educa-
tors, nurturing our most precious resource, our youth; and
WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body to now record its
recognition and appreciation in honoring an outstanding educational
leader, whose dedication and achievements have been instrumental in
developing character and academic excellence in his students; now,
therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
honor Dr. Linda Patterson upon the occasion of her designation for
special recognition by the Black Caucus of the Council for School Admin-
istrators on June 11, 2016; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Dr. Linda Patterson.

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J6234

Commemorating the 10th Anniversary of the Milton Train Station Foundation, Milton, New York, on October 16, 2016

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION commemorating the 10th Anniversary of the Milton
Train Station Foundation, Milton, New York, on October 16, 2016

WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body to recognize that the
quality and character of life in the communities across the great State
of New York is reflective of certain exemplary institutions whose
purpose is dedicated to serving the community and the needs of its citi-
zenry; 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 10th Anniversary of the Milton Train Station Foundation,
Milton, New York; this auspicious occasion will be marked with a Cele-
bration on Sunday, October 16, 2016, at the Powelton Club in Newburgh,
New York; and
WHEREAS, In 2006, the Town of Marlborough undertook the responsibility
of restoring the 1883 West Shore Railroad Station in the hamlet of
Milton, New York; and
WHEREAS, The Town secured National Historic Designation for the site
and enlisted the help of a group of citizens that became the non-profit
Milton Train Station Foundation; the group was able to raise a substan-
tial amount of money and invest 10,000 plus hours in the Train Station's
rehabilitation while working largely with volunteer labor; and
WHEREAS, Some of the improvements to the Milton-On-Hudson Train
Station included installing an HVAC system, connecting 200 amp elec-
trical services, hooking into municipal water and sewer, adding insu-
lation, installing 2 ADA compliant bathrooms while still preserving
flooring, wainscoting, molding, windows and doors in a historically
correct manner as well as replacement of the metal standing seam roof
with historic gable facades and restoration of the board and batten
exterior finish; and
WHEREAS, Through the concerted effort of public officials, foundations
and private individuals, the Town of Marlborough has been able to reha-
bilitate the Milton-On-Hudson Train Station, which is the only historic
railroad station on the western shore of the Hudson River still open to
the public; and
WHEREAS, Today, the Milton-On-Hudson Train Station has been trans-
formed into a community center for the enjoyment of the natural, scenic
and cultural resources in the Hudson Valley; and
WHEREAS, The success enjoyed by the Milton-On-Hudson Train Station is
in direct correlation to the efforts of the Foundation, whose involve-
ment is and has always been characterized by an impressive commitment,
an unbridled enthusiasm, and an uncompromising standard of excellence in
all of their efforts on behalf of the Train Station and the population
it serves; and
WHEREAS, Steeped in a proud and distinguished history, the Milton-On-
Hudson Train Station may take just pride in its purposeful growth as it
looks forward to continuing to serve the educational, cultural and
intellectual needs of the community; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
commemorate the 10th Anniversary of the Milton Train Station Foundation,
Milton, New York, on October 16, 2016; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to the Milton Train Station Foundation.

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  • 15 / Jun / 2016
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J6233

Congratulating Thomas Dunn upon the occasion of receiving the distinguished rank of Eagle Scout

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION congratulating Thomas Dunn upon the occasion of
receiving the distinguished rank of Eagle Scout, the most prestigious of
Scouting honors, on May 22, 2016

WHEREAS, Thomas Dunn, through his diligence and rigorous efforts, has
achieved Scouting's highest and most prestigious rank, Eagle Scout; the
Eagle Court of Honor ceremony was held on Sunday, May 22, 2016, at
Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, New Hyde Park, New York; and
WHEREAS, Thomas Dunn is a member of Boy Scouts of America Troop 298,
New Hyde Park, New York, Theodore Roosevelt Council; 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, Thomas Dunn's 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 Thomas Dunn on achieving the rank of Eagle Scout;
and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Thomas Dunn.

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J6232

Commending Rabbi Garry Loeb after 31 years of distinguished service as Teacher and Spiritual Leader of Monroe Temple Beth-El on June...

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION commending Rabbi Garry Loeb upon the occasion of
his retirement after 31 years of distinguished service as Teacher and
Spiritual Leader of Monroe Temple Beth-El on June 30, 2016

WHEREAS, It is with great admiration and deepest respect that this
Legislative Body is moved to pay tribute to an eminent gentleman of
indomitable spirit and dedication, whose purposeful life and accomplish-
ments will forever stand as an inspiration to others; and
WHEREAS, This Legislative Body is justly proud to commend Rabbi Garry
Loeb upon the occasion of his retirement after 31 years of distinguished
service as Teacher and Spiritual Leader of Monroe Temple Beth-El; he
will officially retire on Thursday, June 30, 2016; and
WHEREAS, As leader of Monroe Temple Beth-El, Rabbi Garry Loeb brought
an overwhelming spirit of charity and compassion, acting from vision and
enlightenment in conducting his administrative and spiritual duties,
while always displaying the highest standards of personal and profes-
sional integrity and dedication; and
WHEREAS, Since 1985, Rabbi Garry Loeb has served as the Rabbi of
Monroe Temple Beth-El in Monroe, New York; he is the longest serving
Rabbi in the 72-year history of the congregation; and
WHEREAS, A native of Toronto, Canada, Garry Loeb became an ordained
Rabbi in 1981 at the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion;
and
WHEREAS, Rabbi Garry Loeb and his wife came to Monroe Temple Beth-El
in the summer of 1985, and for 15 years, he served as both the Rabbi and
Cantor; in this capacity, he encouraged the congregation to participate
in all services, including Tot Shabbat and Young People's Congregation;
and
WHEREAS, During his faithful leadership at Monroe Temple Beth-El,
Rabbi Garry Loeb concentrated on imparting the Jewish heritage to the
members of the congregation and guiding them in the conduct of worship
services and life cycle events; and
WHEREAS, As the primary teaching resource, Rabbi Garry Loeb was always
available to every congregant, providing counseling and guidance on
religious matters and other issues; and
WHEREAS, A progressive spiritual leader, Rabbi Garry Loeb, affection-
ately known as Rabbi Raffi, will always be admired and remembered for
playing music on his trusty Martin guitar and leading highly intellectu-
al education and Torah study sessions; and
WHEREAS, An adventurous man committed to serenity and heritage, Rabbi
Garry Loeb often organized weekly nature hikes and congregational trips
to Israel; and
WHEREAS, As Reform Judaism changed and grew, Rabbi Garry Loeb kept the
congregation at the forefront of the Reform movement's re-embracement of
tradition for over three decades; this wise man encouraged his members
to develop a thoughtful balance between Reform philosophy and tradi-
tional custom and ritual; and
WHEREAS, Realizing the importance of his staff, Rabbi Garry Loeb
worked closely with Cantor Goldmann, Temple leadership and committees,
Auxiliary groups, the office team, Torah School principal, and the
Mentsch Makers pre-school; and
WHEREAS, For his steadfast and unremitting commitment to his syna-
gogue, Rabbi Garry Loeb was honored by the congregation with a gala
weekend celebration in recognition of his Chai Anniversary in 2003;
seven years later, he was once again feted with another gala weekend
celebrating his 25th or Silver Anniversary with his Temple; and

WHEREAS, Well-liked and respected by many within the Jewish community,
Rabbi Garry Loeb was elected President of the Regional Rabbinic Associ-
ation and to a seat on the Board of Trustees of the Central Conference
of American Rabbis; and
WHEREAS, After his much deserved retirement, Rabbi Garry Loeb plans on
visiting family in Toronto, before touring the American West in a Recre-
ational Vehicle; he also plans on continuing to serve Monroe Temple
Beth-El as Rabbi Emeritus; and
WHEREAS, With him throughout have been his wife, Sorel Goldberg Loeb,
and his son and daughter, all of whom feel privileged to be a part of
his life and rejoice in his achievements; and
WHEREAS, Rabbi Garry Loeb lives his life with great dignity and genu-
ine grace, always demonstrating a deep and continuing concern for
others; rare indeed is the impressive dedication shown by an individual
for the benefit of others which he has displayed throughout his life and
throughout his leadership of the Monroe Temple Beth-El for 31 years;
now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
honor an eminent gentleman and unparalleled spiritual leader, Rabbi
Garry Loeb, noting the significance of his unremitting dedication and
sagacious leadership on behalf of the Monroe Temple Beth-El, the Monroe
community, and the countless individuals who were sustained through his
caring benevolence throughout his life; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Rabbi Garry Loeb.

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J6231

Commemorating the 130th Anniversary of the dedication of the Statue of Liberty

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION commemorating the 130th Anniversary of the dedi-
cation of the Statue of Liberty

WHEREAS, It is the duty of this Legislative Body to bring such civic
awareness as is due to significant and influential events memorialized
in our national heritage; and
WHEREAS, This Legislative Body is justly proud to commemorate the
130th Anniversary of the dedication of the Statue of Liberty in recogni-
tion of her role as a universal symbol of freedom and democracy; and
WHEREAS, The Statue of Liberty was commissioned to commemorate the
centennial of the American Declaration of Independence in 1876, arrived
in New York Harbor on June 17, 1885, and was officially dedicated by
President Grover Cleveland on October 28, 1886; and
WHEREAS, The Statue of Liberty was a joint effort between France and
the United States and serves as a reminder of international cooperation
and local community engagement, as both countries rallied their citizens
to raise funds for this important national symbol; and
WHEREAS, A Presidential Proclamation declared Fort Wood and the Statue
of Liberty to be a National Monument on October 15, 1924, and in later
years expanded to include Liberty Island and Ellis Island, now attract-
ing millions of visitors each year; and
WHEREAS, The Statue of Liberty has served as an inspiration to immi-
grants sailing past to arrive in America in pursuit of opportunity and
is an icon for perseverance, acceptance, and the American Dream; now,
therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
commemorate the 130th Anniversary of the dedication of the Statue of
Liberty, and recognizing the important symbolic role the Statue of
Liberty holds in the fabric of American society and culture; and be it
further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to the National Park Service.

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