J4854

Honoring Dana McDonough upon the occasion of her designation as the 2016 New York State Teacher of the Year

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION honoring Dana McDonough upon the occasion of her
designation as the 2016 New York State Teacher of the Year

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 sense of this Legislative Body to acknowledge the
significant milestones in the distinguished careers of those outstanding
educational leaders whose dedication and achievements have been instru-
mental in developing character and academic excellence in the young
people of New York State; and
WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its long-
standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to honor Dana
McDonough upon the occasion of her designation as the 2016 New York
State Teacher of the Year by the New York State Education Department;
and
WHEREAS, Dana McDonough, the 46th New York State Teacher of the Year,
has been teaching first or second grade in the Newburgh Enlarged City
School District for her entire career of 22 years; she currently teaches
second graders at Fostertown ETC Magnet School; and
WHEREAS, A true asset to her students, Dana McDonough encourages chil-
dren to recognize and take ownership of their own path of learning in
and out of the classroom; she works with the whole community around a
child, realizing that learning does not begin and end in the classroom;
she gives her students the tools they need to be lifelong learners; and
WHEREAS, Dana McDonough, a native of Newburgh, New York, was educated
in the city's public schools; she is a graduate of Mount Saint Mary
College, also in Newburgh, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in
Education (N-6), and a Master of Science degree in Education with a
Reading Specialization; and
WHEREAS, In addition, she holds a permanent New York State Certif-
ication in Elementary (N-6) Education; and
WHEREAS, Dana McDonough is the recipient of countless awards and acco-
lades, including the Dean's Award for Excellence for Teacher of the
Hudson Valley; she has also twice received the Teaching the Hudson
Valley Explore Award and has been published in the National Education
Association's NEA TODAY magazine; and
WHEREAS, A child-centered professional who values teaching and learn-
ing above all, Dana McDonough is an educator who readily shares her
knowledge and experience with her colleagues; and
WHEREAS, Dana McDonough's commitment to family involvement is evident
in all that she does as an educator; in addition to meeting with the
families of each of her incoming students, she has created programs to
provide tools for parents, enabling them to better support their chil-
dren through the curriculum; and
WHEREAS, Furthermore, Dana McDonough emails parents weekly with
updates about lessons and activities to nurture that essential partner-
ship; and
WHEREAS, With her throughout have been her husband, Emmett, and their
two daughters, all of whom feel privileged to be a part of her life and
rejoice in her achievements; and
WHEREAS, Educators like Dana McDonough 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, Dana McDonough has clearly had an enduring impact on the
youth of the Newburgh Enlarged City School District and the community at

large, and accordingly merits recognition and applause for many impres-
sive years of dedication to others; and
WHEREAS, It is the practice 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 Dana McDonough upon the occasion of her designation as the 2016
New York State Teacher of the Year; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Dana McDonough.

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J4853

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION honoring Early Childhood Director Barbara Flack
upon the occasion of her retirement after 18 years of distinguished
service to the North Shore Synagogue

WHEREAS, It is the practice of this Legislative Body to commend the
efforts of those individuals in the teaching profession who distinguish
themselves in their dedication and commitment to their students; and
WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its long-
standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to honor
Early Childhood Director Barbara Flack upon the occasion of her retire-
ment after 18 years of distinguished service to the North Shore Syna-
gogue to be feted with a Bon Voyage Barbara Celebration on Saturday, May
21, 2016; and
WHEREAS, Barbara Flack was working as a Camp Counselor at Woodmere
Academy when she and a colleague decided to open a nursery school in her
home; and
WHEREAS, One mother, whose daughter was a student of Barbara Flack,
was on the Board of the Jewish Center of Atlantic Beach; the new rabbi
at the Center was interested in starting a nursery school and chose
Barbara to help him to first create it and then to serve as Director;
she served for 13 years before leaving in 1997; and
WHEREAS, When her youngest child went off to college, Barbara Flack
left Old Bethpage and drove across the country to Venice, California,
where she worked in a pre-school at Temple Mishkan Tefilah; and
WHEREAS, Although California was nice, Barbara Flack missed her chil-
dren and returned to New York; it was then she began her illustrious
career with the North Shore Synagogue; and
WHEREAS, Barbara Flack's goals have always been aligned with the goals
of the Synagogue, to provide a warm, understanding, nurturing and mean-
ingful environment for all; and
WHEREAS, With the trust and partnership of her dedicated staff,
Barbara Flack has succeeded in providing years of a successful, engaging
and high quality Early Childhood Program; and
WHEREAS, Educators like Barbara Flack provide a tremendous service to
the future of our State and Nation, inspiring generations of young
people in their educational journeys and ensuring success in their
future years; and
WHEREAS, With her throughout have been her partner, Steve Vitoff, her
three children, Brian (Hayley), Jenny (Jeff), and Ali (Ryan), and seven
grandchildren, all of whom feel privileged to be a part of her life and
rejoice in her achievements; 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 Early Childhood Director Barbara Flack upon the occasion of her
retirement after 18 years of distinguished service to the North Shore
Synagogue, and to wish her continued success in all her future endeav-
ors; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Barbara Flack.

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J4852

Honoring Marri Aviza upon the occasion of her designation as recipient of the Spirit of the Community Award by St. Anne Institute on...

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION honoring Marri Aviza upon the occasion of her
designation as recipient of the Spirit of the Community Award by St.
Anne Institute on April 15, 2016

WHEREAS, Individuals who give of their time and energies and serve the
best interests of their communities are an asset beyond remuneration and
cannot be sufficiently extolled; and
WHEREAS, Marri Aviza has given not only of her time and energies but
also of her competence, intelligence and leadership and consequently has
been designated for special honor; and
WHEREAS, This Legislative Body is justly proud to honor Marri Aviza
upon the occasion of her designation as recipient of the Spirit of the
Community Award by St. Anne Institute, to be celebrated at its Gala on
Friday, April 15, 2016, at Normanside Country Club, Delmar, New York;
and
WHEREAS, This auspicious award is bestowed upon Marri Aviza for
representing a model of caring about others, showing compassion for
those in need, and helping those who struggle to move beyond their disa-
bilities; and
WHEREAS, Marri Aviza has been called upon to contribute her time and
talents to countless civic and charitable endeavors and has always given
of herself unstintingly; and
WHEREAS, One of the founders of Rumors Salon and Spa in Latham, New
York, Marri Aviza has been committed to her community by donating funds,
services and products to many different organizations including St. Anne
Institute; and
WHEREAS, Marri Aviza was a vital member of the St. Anne Foundation
Board of Trustees and continues to support its programs and the children
and families it serves; and
WHEREAS, Throughout the entire period of her community service, a
period of constructive involvement, Marri Aviza has stood constant in
dignity, good grace and humor; and
WHEREAS, Rare indeed is the impressive dedication shown by an individ-
ual for the benefit of others which Marri Aviza has displayed throughout
her life; and
WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body that when individ-
uals of such noble aims and accomplishments are brought to our atten-
tion, they should be celebrated and recognized by all the citizens of
this great Empire State; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
honor Marri Aviza upon the occasion of her designation as recipient of
the Spirit of the Community Award by St. Anne Institute on April 15,
2016; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Marri Aviza.

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J4851

Honoring The Albany Citizens' Police Review Board upon the occasion of its designation as the recipient of the Community Partnership...

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION honoring The Albany Citizens' Police Review Board
upon the occasion of its designation as the recipient of the Community
Partnership Award by St. Anne Institute on April 15, 2016

WHEREAS, The quality of life in New York State is largely reflective of
the commitment and dedication demonstrated by members of the agencies
which serve to protect, preserve and maintain public order; and
WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body to recognize and
honor those distinguished citizens who devote their life's work and
purpose to public service, contributing to the care and 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 honor The
Albany Citizens' Police Review Board upon the occasion of its desig-
nation as the recipient of the Community Partnership Award by St. Anne
Institute, to be celebrated at its Gala on Friday, April 15, 2016, at
Normanside Country Club, Delmar, New York; and
WHEREAS, This auspicious award is bestowed upon The Albany Citizens'
Police Review Board in gratitude for their work in fostering positive
communication between the community-at-large and the Albany Police
Department; and
WHEREAS, The Albany Citizens' Police Review Board is an independent
body created in 2000 to bring the community and the Albany Police
Department closer together by improving communication; this vital Board
serves as an important link between the Albany Police Department and the
citizens of Albany, its businesses and its human service agencies such
as St. Anne Institute, which is served by the Albany Police Department;
and
WHEREAS, The tradition of altruistic public service, heroism and lead-
ership embodied by the Albany Police Department is of such magnitude as
to be worthy of special, statewide recognition; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
honor The Albany Citizens' Police Review Board upon the occasion of its
designation as the recipient of the Community Partnership Award by St.
Anne Institute on April 15, 2016; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to The Albany Citizens' Police Review Board.

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J4850

Honoring Charles and Helen Crisafulli upon the occasion of their designation as recipients of the Hope For Tomorrow Award by St. Cat...

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION honoring Charles and Helen Crisafulli upon the
occasion of their designation as recipients of the Hope For Tomorrow
Award by St. Catherine's Center for Children on April 7, 2016

WHEREAS, Individuals who give of their time and energies and serve the
best interests of their communities are an asset beyond remuneration and
cannot be sufficiently extolled; and
WHEREAS, Charles and Helen Crisafulli have given not only of their
time and energies but also of their competence, intelligence and leader-
ship and consequently have been designated for special honor; and
WHEREAS, This Legislative Body is justly proud to commend Charles and
Helen Crisafulli upon the occasion of their designation as recipients of
the Hope For Tomorrow Award by St. Catherine's Center for Children cele-
brated at its Gala on Thursday, April 7, 2016, at the University Club of
Albany, New York; and
WHEREAS, Charles and Helen Crisafulli are receiving this auspicious
award for their sustained and significant contributions to the St.
Catherine's Center for Children for over 10 years; and
WHEREAS, Charles Crisafulli held the title of President of the local
family-operated business, Crisafulli Bros., which was established by his
father, Carmello, in 1939; for 75 years, this vital business has
provided plumbing, heating and air conditioning design, installation,
service and scheduled maintenance to its residential and commercial
clientele; and
WHEREAS, Charles and Helen Crisafulli have been called upon to
contribute their time and talents to countless civic and charitable
endeavors and have always given of themselves unstintingly; and
WHEREAS, Married for almost 64 years, Charles and Helen Crisafulli are
true philanthropists, having made numerous charitable contributions
throughout the Capital Region, including St. Catherine's Center for
Children; and
WHEREAS, Through Charles Crisafulli's generosity, St. Catherine's
Center for Children initiated the Mrs. Doubtfire Night-Time Reading
Program; recently, this remarkable couple made a substantial monetary
contribution that will have a significant impact on future efforts to
expand programs in fulfillment of the Center's mission of providing a
comprehensive range of human services designed to offer hope, foster
growth, and improve the lives of the children and families it serves;
and
WHEREAS, Throughout the entire period of their community service, a
period of constructive involvement, Charles and Helen Crisafulli have
stood constant in dignity, good grace and humor; and
WHEREAS, Rare indeed is the impressive dedication shown by individuals
for the benefit of others which Charles and Helen Crisafulli have
displayed throughout their lives; and
WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body that when individ-
uals of such noble aims and accomplishments are brought to our atten-
tion, they should be celebrated and recognized by all the citizens of
this great Empire State; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
honor Charles and Helen Crisafulli upon the occasion of their desig-
nation as recipients of the Hope For Tomorrow Award by St. Catherine's
Center for Children on April 7, 2016; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Charles and Helen Crisafulli.

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J4849

Honoring the Underground Railroad History Project of the Capital Region, Inc. upon the occasion of its designation as the recipient ...

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION honoring the Underground Railroad History Project
of the Capital Region, Inc. upon the occasion of its designation as the
recipient of the Community Partnership Award by St. Anne Institute on
April 15, 2016

WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body to acknowledge and
celebrate organizations and events of historic significance which add
vitality, sensitivity, understanding and inspiration to the diversity
and value of the people of this great Empire State; and
WHEREAS, This Legislative Body is justly proud to honor the Under-
ground Railroad History Project of the Capital Region, Inc. upon the
occasion of its designation as the recipient of the Community Partner-
ship Award by St. Anne Institute, to be celebrated at its Gala on
Friday, April 15, 2016, at Normanside Country Club, Delmar, New York;
and
WHEREAS, This auspicious award is bestowed upon the Underground Rail-
road History Project of the Capital Region, Inc. for its invaluable work
with the St. Anne Institute students and for sponsoring a Community
Enhancement Project of the Underground Railroad History Project of the
Capital Region (URHPCR), Inc. at The Abram Johnson Garden; and
WHEREAS, The URHPCR, Inc. is a non-profit organization formed to gath-
er and preserve historical evidence of the Underground Railroad Movement
in the United States and to educate the public about the history of the
Movement in the Capital Region; and
WHEREAS, Dedicated volunteers from the URHPCR, Inc. have helped
students from St. Anne Institute start seeds and grow plants in its
horticulture/greenhouse classroom; the fully developed plants will be
provided to Underground Railroad sites located throughout Albany, New
York; and
WHEREAS, This Legislative Body is pleased to have this opportunity to
express its highest admiration for the Underground Railroad History
Project of the Capital Region, Inc., and for all of the individuals who
have worked to bring proper attention to a time and places which merit
recognition in the grand panorama of the history of our State and
Nation; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
honor the Underground Railroad History Project of the Capital Region,
Inc. upon the occasion of its designation as the recipient of the
Community Partnership Award by St. Anne Institute on April 15, 2016; and
be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to the Underground Railroad History Project of the Capital
Region, Inc.

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Law Section:
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J4848

Honoring Francis A. Cocca posthumously upon the occasion of his designation for special recognition by Albany County at its Honor-A-...

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION honoring Francis A. Cocca posthumously upon the
occasion of his designation for special recognition by Albany County at
its Honor-A-Veteran Ceremony on May 2, 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
Francis A. Cocca posthumously upon the occasion of his designation for
special recognition by Albany County at its Honor-A-Veteran Ceremony on
Monday, May 2, 2016, at the Legnard-Curtin American Legion Post 927,
Green Island, 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 on the first
Monday of each month; and
WHEREAS, For his courageous and dedicated service to his country,
Francis A. Cocca will be recognized at this year's May Honor-A-Veteran
Ceremony; and
WHEREAS, Francis A. Cocca, who died on September 1, 2014, at the age
of 91, served his country with honor and distinction from 1943 through
1945, as a member of the United States Army; and
WHEREAS, A Private First Class in the Battery B 977th Field Artillery
Battalion, Francis A. Cocca served in seven major campaigns in Africa,
Italy, France and Germany during World War II; and
WHEREAS, For his exemplary meritorious service, Private Francis A.
Cocca was the recipient of numerous awards and accolades including the
French Legion of Honor, Good Conduct Medal, The Belgian Fourragere, WWII
Victory Medal, Army of Occupation Medal with Germany Clasp, New York
State Medal for Merit, New York State Conspicuous Service Star, and
Honorable Service Lapel Pin; and
WHEREAS, In addition, he received the European-African-Middle Eastern
Theater Medal with Bronze Arrowhead and six Bronze Service Stars for
Naples-Foggia, Anzio, Rome-Arno, Southern France, Rhineland and Central
Europe; and
WHEREAS, Upon his discharge, Francis A. Cocca was employed as a Dental
Technician for 30 years at the former Cayo-Lajeunesse Dental Lab in
Albany, New York; he also worked for the New York State Department of
Commerce for 10 years; and
WHEREAS, Active in several veterans organizations, Francis A. Cocca
was a member of the Legnard-Curtin American Legion Post No. 927 in Green
Island, and the Reverend F. A. Kelley Post No. 38 DAV in Troy, New York;
and
WHEREAS, Francis A. Cocca is survived by his two sons, Francis and
Eugene; his two daughters-in-law, Patricia and Cynthia; his granddaugh-
ter, Pamela; and one grandson, Phillip; 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 Francis A. Cocca posthumously upon the occasion of his designation
for special recognition by Albany County at its Honor-A-Veteran Ceremony
on May 2, 2016; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to the family of Francis A. Cocca.

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J4847

Honoring Joseph T. Smith upon the occasion of his retirement after more than 37 years of distinguished service to the New York State...

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION honoring Joseph T. Smith upon the occasion of his
retirement after more than 37 years of distinguished service to the New
York State Department of Corrections on May 4, 2016

WHEREAS, This Legislative Body seeks to acknowledge those individuals
whose professional lives and civic endeavors serve to enhance the stat-
ure of the State of New York; and
WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body to recognize and
honor those distinguished officers and citizens who would devote them-
selves to public service, demonstrating great courage and diligence in
providing for the care and welfare of the citizens of their communities
and this great 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
Joseph T. Smith upon the occasion of his retirement after more than 33
years of distinguished service to the New York State Department of
Corrections; and
WHEREAS, This momentous milestone will be celebrated at a party held
in his honor on May 4, 2016, at Novella's in New Paltz, New York; and
WHEREAS, A graduate of the State University of New York at Utica,
Joseph T. Smith began his long and distinguished public service career
as a Probation Officer; and
WHEREAS, Joseph T. Smith then served as a member of the New York State
Department of Corrections for the next 33 years, 14 of which were spent
at the Shawangunk Correctional Facility in Wallkill, New York; he quick-
ly rose through the ranks before attaining the esteemed title of Super-
vising Superintendent, the position from which he will officially retire
on April 27, 2016; and
WHEREAS, In addition, Joseph T. Smith was named the Director of the
Crisis Intervention Unit in 1996; and
WHEREAS, After his well-deserved retirement, Joseph T. Smith plans on
spending more time with his family, and looks forward to walking his
daughter down the aisle when she gets married in October; in addition,
he would like to explore both Italy and Ireland and fish in South Caro-
lina; and
WHEREAS, Dedicated to the community in which he lives, Joseph T. Smith
will continue to coach CYO Basketball and become more involved with the
Wallkill Hook, Ladder and Hose Company; and
WHEREAS, With him throughout have been his wife of 34 years, Elaine,
and their two children, Mallory and T. J., all of whom feel privileged
to be a part of his life and rejoice in his achievements; and
WHEREAS, For almost four decades, this extraordinary officer has
rendered faithful, conscientious and valuable service to the New York
State Department of Corrections; and
WHEREAS, In his capacity as Supervising Superintendent of the Shawan-
gunk Correctional Facility, Joseph T. Smith served with loyalty, honor
and distinction; he was governed by a keen sense of duty, and always
showed a unique grasp of human problems; and
WHEREAS, During his tenure with the New York State Department of
Corrections, Joseph T. Smith earned the admiration, esteem and affection
of his colleagues; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
honor Joseph T. Smith upon the occasion of his retirement after more
than 37 years of distinguished service to the New York State Department
of Corrections, and to wish him well in all his future endeavors; and be
it further

RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Joseph T. Smith.

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Law Section:
Resolutions, Legislative

J4846

Congratulating Michael B. Clark upon the occasion of receiving the distinguished rank of Eagle Scout

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION congratulating Michael B. Clark upon the occasion
of receiving the distinguished rank of Eagle Scout, the most prestigious
of Scouting honors, on April 30, 2016

WHEREAS, Michael B. Clark, 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, April 30,
2016, at the United Presbyterian Church, Middletown, New York; and
WHEREAS, Michael B. Clark, the son of Brian Clark, is a member of Boy
Scouts of America Troop 157, Middletown, New York; a 2015 graduate of
Middletown High School, currently he is attending SUNY Orange; 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, Michael B. Clark installed a Liquid Propane
Gas Fired High Efficiency Hot Air Furnace in both the bathroom and
kitchen areas at the D & H Canal Park in Cuddebackville, New York; this
vital installation will provide the necessary heat for both spaces; and
WHEREAS, Michael B. Clark'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 Michael B. Clark on achieving the rank of Eagle
Scout; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Michael B. Clark.

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J4845

Honoring the SUNY Delhi National Association of Home Builders Student Chapter upon the occasion of capturing Third Place in the NAHB...

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J4845


LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION honoring the SUNY Delhi National Association of
Home Builders Student Chapter upon the occasion of capturing Third Place
in the Two-Year College category of the NAHB Residential Construction
Management Competition

WHEREAS, It is the custom of this Legislative Body to act, in accord
with its long-standing traditions, honoring the youth of today, and
leaders of tomorrow, whose character and achievements best exemplify the
ideals and values cherished by this great State and Nation; and
WHEREAS, Educational competitions which serve to better prepare our
students for their future participation in construction management are
worthy of praise and support; and
WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its long-
standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to honor the
SUNY Delhi National Association of Home Builders Student Chapter upon
the occasion of capturing Third Place in the Two-Year College category
of the NAHB Residential Construction Management Competition; and
WHEREAS, The competition was held in January of 2016, at the Interna-
tional Builders' Show in Las Vegas, Nevada; the SUNY Delhi Chapter
joined 53 teams representing universities, community colleges, high
schools and career technical schools from across the United States; and
WHEREAS, Part of the competition involved students solving real-life
construction management problems, and presenting their solutions to a
judging panel of residential construction industry experts; and
WHEREAS, The SUNY Delhi Team's impressive finish in the Two-Year
College category is a tribute to their hard work, perseverance, and
ability to work as a team; these are skills that will serve them well in
their professional lives; and
WHEREAS, Members of the SUNY Delhi two-year team include Daniel Dista-
sio, Henry Hitchcock, Matthew Millham, Michael Weglarz, and Charles
Buys; and
WHEREAS, This momentous achievement is also a credit to the dedication
of the faculty members who were crucial to the team's success; the SUNY
Delhi Team was led by Professor Gary Brackett with the help of Instruc-
tor Alex Brownell, Acting Advisor to SUNY Delhi's NAHB Student Chapter,
Assistant Professor Jared Yando, Associate Professor Alan Smith, and
Instructor Michael Cannistraci; and
WHEREAS, After much dedication and preparation, the students of the
SUNY Delhi Team have demonstrated exceptional talent and hard work that
has led to National recognition; the team members have proven themselves
to be an unbeatable combination of talents, reflecting favorably on
their school; and
WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body that when individ-
uals of such noble aims and accomplishments are brought to our atten-
tion, they should be celebrated and recognized by all the citizens of
this great Empire State; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
honor the SUNY Delhi National Association of Home Builders Student Chap-
ter upon the occasion of capturing Third Place in the Two-Year College
category of the NAHB Residential Construction Management Competition;
and be it further
RESOLVED, That copies of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to members of the SUNY Delhi National Association of Home Build-
ers Student Chapter, Two-Year College Team, and members of the aforemen-
tioned SUNY Delhi Faculty.

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  • 08 / Apr / 2016
    • REFERRED TO FINANCE

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