J5032

Congratulating Mr. and Mrs. Roddy Whitby upon the occasion of celebrating their 60th Wedding Anniversary

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION congratulating Mr. and Mrs. Roddy Whitby upon the
occasion of celebrating their 60th Wedding Anniversary

WHEREAS, Roddy Whitby and Barbara Dino were united in marriage on April
1, 1956, at Saint Joseph's Church in Middletown, New York; and
WHEREAS, They are the proud parents of two sons, Rod and Tod, and the
loving grandparents of three grandsons, Roddy, Zachary and TJ; and
WHEREAS, Mr. and Mrs. Roddy Whitby are and always have been a tower of
strength, support, understanding and limitless love for their family;
and
WHEREAS, Their love, devotion, caring, sensitivity and responsiveness
to their family, friends and all who know them are their hallmark and
tradition; and
WHEREAS, Mr. and Mrs. Roddy Whitby 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. Roddy Whitby 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. Roddy Whitby upon the occasion of their 60th
Wedding Anniversary; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Mr. and Mrs. Roddy Whitby.

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  • 22 / Apr / 2016
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  • 04 / May / 2016
    • REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • 04 / May / 2016
    • ADOPTED

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J5031

Congratulating Krista Baumann upon the occasion of receiving the distinguished Girl Scout Silver Award, a prestigious Scouting honor

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION congratulating Krista Baumann upon the occasion
of receiving the distinguished Girl Scout Silver Award, a prestigious
Scouting honor

WHEREAS, Krista Baumann will be honored with the Girl Scout Silver
Award, Cadette Scouting's highest award and Girl Scouting's second high-
est achievement, at the West Hempstead/Franklin Square Association of
Girl Scouts' Awards Night on Friday, May 13, 2016, at Polk Street
School, Franklin Square, New York; and
WHEREAS, A resident of West Hempstead, New York, Krista Baumann, the
daughter of Laurene and Andrew, is a member of Girl Scout Troop 1107;
and
WHEREAS, Girl Scouting has cultivated in our Nation's young people the
goals of building solid values of sisterhood and the importance of work-
ing with others, stimulating both mind and body, instilling pride, and
encouraging community service and success; and
WHEREAS, Girl Scouting has expanded the horizons of the countless
hundreds of thousands who have participated in Scouting programs which
have made Scouting an American and international institution; and
WHEREAS, For her Silver Award community service project, Krista
Baumann organized and collected school supplies for local children in
need; and
WHEREAS, The Silver Award is earned over a two-year period; it is
tangible evidence of Krista Baumann's high character and commitment, and
is a harbinger of her future service to her community, New York State
and our Nation; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
recognize her achievement in earning the Girl Scout Silver Award and
wishing her success, health and happiness; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Krista Baumann.

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  • 04 / May / 2016
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  • 04 / May / 2016
    • ADOPTED

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J5030

Congratulating Alexandria Brocco upon the occasion of receiving the distinguished Girl Scout Gold Award, the most prestigious of Sco...

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION congratulating Alexandria Brocco upon the occa-
sion of receiving the distinguished Girl Scout Gold Award, the most
prestigious of Scouting honors

WHEREAS, Alexandria Brocco, through her diligence and rigorous efforts,
has achieved Scouting's highest and most prestigious honor, the Girl
Scout Gold Award; the ceremony will be held at the West
Hempstead/Franklin Square Association of Girl Scouts' Awards Night on
Friday, May 13, 2016, at Polk Street School, Franklin Square, New York;
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, A resident of Franklin Square, New York, Alexandria Brocco,
the daughter of James and Fran, is a member of Girl Scout Troop 1843;
and
WHEREAS, It is only with the continued diligence and devotion of our
youth, tomorrow's leaders, that America will maintain her glory; and
WHEREAS, The Girl Scouts of America and its members are dedicated to
the development of character and leadership in the youth of this Nation;
and
WHEREAS, Since 1980, Senior Girl Scouts have capped their years of
achievement in Girl Scouting with the Girl Scout Gold Award; and
WHEREAS, In order to earn the Girl Scout Gold Award, a girl must
fulfill five requirements; chief among them is the design and completion
of a Gold Award Project; this project must build upon the interests of
the girl, provide a service to the community, and be of lasting benefit;
and
WHEREAS, For her project, Alexandria Brocco addressed the importance
of reminiscing with the elderly and carrying on their legacy; and
WHEREAS, This outstanding young woman has been involved in Scouting
for years, has lived up to Scouting's ideals and has attained all of the
necessary achievements; and
WHEREAS, Alexandria Brocco is a credit to her family, her school, her
community, her State and her Nation, and no doubt her future will be
filled with accomplishments of equal importance; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations, in
recognition of the significance of this meritorious achievement, to
congratulate and honor Alexandria Brocco upon the occasion of her desig-
nation as recipient of the Girl Scout Gold Award; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Alexandria Brocco.

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  • 04 / May / 2016
    • REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • 04 / May / 2016
    • ADOPTED

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J5029

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

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION congratulating Brina Agostini upon the occasion
of receiving the distinguished Girl Scout Gold Award, the most presti-
gious of Scouting honors

WHEREAS, Brina Agostini, through her diligence and rigorous efforts, has
achieved Scouting's highest and most prestigious honor, the Girl Scout
Gold Award; the ceremony will be held at the West Hempstead/Franklin
Square Association of Girl Scouts' Awards Night on Friday, May 13, 2016,
at Polk Street School, Franklin Square, New York; 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, A resident of Franklin Square, New York, Brina Agostini, the
daughter of Marco and Filomena, is a member of Girl Scout Troop 1843;
and
WHEREAS, It is only with the continued diligence and devotion of our
youth, tomorrow's leaders, that America will maintain her glory; and
WHEREAS, The Girl Scouts of America and its members are dedicated to
the development of character and leadership in the youth of this Nation;
and
WHEREAS, Since 1980, Senior Girl Scouts have capped their years of
achievement in Girl Scouting with the Girl Scout Gold Award; and
WHEREAS, In order to earn the Girl Scout Gold Award, a girl must
fulfill five requirements; chief among them is the design and completion
of a Gold Award Project; this project must build upon the interests of
the girl, provide a service to the community, and be of lasting benefit;
and
WHEREAS, For her project, Brina Agostini addressed the limited social
opportunities and activities available for children who have autism due
to the lack of knowledge within the community; and
WHEREAS, This outstanding young woman has been involved in Scouting
for years, has lived up to Scouting's ideals and has attained all of the
necessary achievements; and
WHEREAS, Brina Agostini is a credit to her family, her school, her
community, her State and her Nation, and no doubt her future will be
filled with accomplishments of equal importance; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations, in
recognition of the significance of this meritorious achievement, to
congratulate and honor Brina Agostini upon the occasion of her desig-
nation as recipient of the Girl Scout Gold Award; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Brina Agostini.

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  • 04 / May / 2016
    • ADOPTED

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J5028

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

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION congratulating Maia Fernandez upon the occasion
of receiving the distinguished Girl Scout Gold Award, the most presti-
gious of Scouting honors

WHEREAS, Maia Fernandez, through her diligence and rigorous efforts, has
achieved Scouting's highest and most prestigious honor, the Girl Scout
Gold Award; the ceremony will be held at the West Hempstead/Franklin
Square Association of Girl Scouts' Awards Night on Friday, May 13, 2016,
at Polk Street School, Franklin Square, New York; 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, A resident of Franklin Square, New York, Maia Fernandez, the
daughter of Carolyn and Steve, is a member of Girl Scout Troop 1025; and
WHEREAS, It is only with the continued diligence and devotion of our
youth, tomorrow's leaders, that America will maintain her glory; and
WHEREAS, The Girl Scouts of America and its members are dedicated to
the development of character and leadership in the youth of this Nation;
and
WHEREAS, Since 1980, Senior Girl Scouts have capped their years of
achievement in Girl Scouting with the Girl Scout Gold Award; and
WHEREAS, In order to earn the Girl Scout Gold Award, a girl must
fulfill five requirements; chief among them is the design and completion
of a Gold Award Project; this project must build upon the interests of
the girl, provide a service to the community, and be of lasting benefit;
and
WHEREAS, For her project, Maia Fernandez constructed a butterfly
garden and bird sanctuary; and
WHEREAS, This outstanding young woman has been involved in Scouting
for years, has lived up to Scouting's ideals and has attained all of the
necessary achievements; and
WHEREAS, Maia Fernandez is a credit to her family, her school, her
community, her State and her Nation, and no doubt her future will be
filled with accomplishments of equal importance; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations, in
recognition of the significance of this meritorious achievement, to
congratulate and honor Maia Fernandez upon the occasion of her desig-
nation as recipient of the Girl Scout Gold Award; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Maia Fernandez.

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    • REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • 04 / May / 2016
    • ADOPTED

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Law Section:
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J5027

Expressing sincere, heartfelt condolences to the people of Ecuador in the wake of the devastating earthquake which struck the countr...

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION expressing sincere, heartfelt condolences to the
people of Ecuador in the wake of the devastating earthquake which struck
the country on April 16, 2016

WHEREAS, This Legislative Body recognizes the epic devastation that has
been caused by the natural disaster that hit Ecuador, and the far-reach-
ing loss of life and damage that has been sustained by the victims of
this tragedy; and
WHEREAS, On Saturday, April 16, 2016, the deadliest earthquake to hit
the nation since March of 1987, leveled a long swath of its coastline
and dealt a major blow to the oil-producing nation's already fragile
economy; the cities of Manta, Portoviejo and Pedernales, tourist desti-
nations, saw the most devastation, however, damage was widespread
throughout the country; and
WHEREAS, Currently, all six coastal provinces, Guayas, Manabi, Santo
Domingo, Los Rios, Esmeraldas and Galapagos, are in states of emergen-
cies; and
WHEREAS, This horrific magnitude-7.8 earthquake left 654 people dead,
16,600 injured, and 58 people still missing; in addition, the quake
destroyed 7,000 buildings, triggered mudslides and tore up roads; and
WHEREAS, Approximately 25,000 people are sleeping in shelters, their
homes and livelihoods crushed; meanwhile, survivors in isolated communi-
ties struggle without water, power or transport; and
WHEREAS, The United Nations Children's Fund reported Tuesday, April
19, that the earthquake damaged 119 schools, affecting at least 150,000
children; and
WHEREAS, Concerned family members, government officials and Ecuadorian
citizens quickly raced to the scene to search for survivors and help in
any way possible; and
WHEREAS, A United States government agency will send two teams to
Ecuador, and the United States Agency for International Development
(USAID) will deploy one team to assist the government by studying the
country's damage and needs; the second team will work with the United
Nations to help organize international rescue activities; and
WHEREAS, Moreover, thousands of soldiers and police have been deployed
throughout Ecuador to provide temporary shelters and food; aid workers
from many nations, including Spain, Peru, Cuba, Bolivia and Venezuela,
have also arrived to help; and
WHEREAS, Unfortunately, a few days later, a second magnitude-6.2
earthquake shook Ecuador's already devastated Pacific coast before dawn
on Wednesday, April 20, terrifying residents and hindering rescuers
searching for survivors of the initial and larger quake; and
WHEREAS, The latest big tremor, which followed several hundred after-
shocks from Saturday's magnitude-7.8 quake, hit 25 km (15 miles) off the
island of Muisne on the northwest coast; and
WHEREAS, This natural disaster will go down in history as one of the
worst the country has ever experienced; without warning, much of the
country was reduced to rubble, destroying the lives and livelihoods of
thousands; and
WHEREAS, On behalf of the people of the State of New York, the members
of this Legislative Body offer their deepest condolences to the families
and loved ones of those who were killed or injured, and pledge their
heartfelt support through this time of grief, sorrow, and rebuilding;
and
WHEREAS, The community of the State of New York is greatly enriched by
the culture, traditions, and contributions of the many Ecuadorian Ameri-
cans now living in New York, many of whom are immediately making their

way there to search for family members and aid in rescue and relief
efforts; and
WHEREAS, At this time of devastation and turmoil, New Yorkers, along
with people across the United States and around the world, share their
grief and their concern for the safety and welfare of the victims and
their future; and
WHEREAS, Now, as New Yorkers, Americans and the family of Nations
continue to help the people of Ecuador in their struggle back from chaos
to order and the rebuilding of their lives, it is appropriate to pause
to reflect on this catastrophe, to profoundly mourn the tragic loss of
life and livelihood, and to applaud all those who have offered, and who
will continue to provide, the aid and support which will be needed, not
only immediately but for many years to come; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
express sincere, heartfelt condolences to the people of Ecuador in the
wake of the devastating earthquake, and to honor the memories of all
those who lost their lives, remember the survivors, and praise all those
who came to their assistance; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to The Honorable Linda Machuca, Consulate General of Ecuador in
New York.

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  • 04 / May / 2016
    • ADOPTED

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