J4681

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION commending Judge William E. Sherwood upon the
occasion of his designation for special recognition by the Rockland
Community Foundation on March 31, 2016

WHEREAS, It is the custom of this Legislative Body to recognize that the
quality and character of life in the communities across New York State
are reflective of the concerned and dedicated efforts of those organiza-
tions and individuals who would devote themselves to the welfare of the
community and its citizenry; and
WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its long-
standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to commend
Judge William E. Sherwood upon the occasion of his designation for
special recognition by the Rockland Community Foundation to be cele-
brated at its 2016 Signature Gala on Thursday, March 31, 2016, at the
Hudson Water Club, Haverstraw Marina, West Haverstraw, New York; and
WHEREAS, The Rockland Community Foundation is a non-profit corporation
governed by a local Board of Directors and an Advisory Board comprised
of community leaders; the Foundation is a unifying element in its commu-
nity which strives to serve donors, non-profit organizations and the
community as a whole by encouraging corporate leaders, educators, youth,
parents, non-profits, elected officials and the faith community to work
toward the common objective of increasing charitable giving; and
WHEREAS, In 2015, the Rockland Community Foundation was comprised of
55 private, corporate, public and foundation funds which generously
disbursed a large sum through more than 75 grants and scholarships; and
WHEREAS, Born and raised in Rockland County, Judge William E. Sherwood
has devoted himself to the legal profession throughout more than four
decades in private practice and public service; and
WHEREAS, A graduate of Spring Valley High School, William E. Sherwood
attended both Syracuse University and New York Law School and has taken
numerous courses with the National Judicial Institute; today, he is a
frequent lecturer at CLE seminars; and
WHEREAS, William E. Sherwood started in private law practice in 1970,
and worked for hundreds of clients for nearly a quarter century; along
the way he served as an assistant district attorney, town attorney, and
became involved in many community organizations; and
WHEREAS, William E. Sherwood's first elected office was as Town Judge
in Stony Point where he still lives today; after six years on the local
court bench he was elected to New York State Supreme Court in the Hudson
Valley's 9th Judicial District; and
WHEREAS, For 14 years, Judge William E. Sherwood served throughout the
5-county district before leaving the bench at the end of 2007; since
that time he has served the legal profession as a mediator and arbitra-
tor offering his years of experience and expertise to the resolution of
every type of litigation without the expense and risk of court trials;
and
WHEREAS, Dedicated to the community in which he lives, Judge William
E. Sherwood serves on the Boards of Directors of numerous organizations
including the Rockland County Bar Association, the Rockland County
Historical Society and the Rockland Community Foundation; and
WHEREAS, Moreover, Judge William E. Sherwood is a vital member of
Rotary International and held the position of President of the Spring
Valley Rotary; he has also been a participant and officer of the 1,300
member Haverstraw Elks Lodge for over 40 years, and served as Stony
Point Town Supervisor; and
WHEREAS, Having served in the New York State National Guard and the
United States Army Reserves himself, Judge William E. Sherwood is

particularly proud of his membership in the Stony Point Battle Chapter
of the Sons of the American Revolution, a nationwide organization of men
who can trace their ancestry to our country's first soldiers; and
WHEREAS, With him throughout have been his wife, Susan, his three
children, Alysoun, Jennifer and Scott, as well as seven grandchildren,
all of whom feel privileged to be a part of his life and rejoice in his
accomplishments; and
WHEREAS, Rare indeed is the impressive dedication shown by an individ-
ual for the benefit of others which Judge William E. Sherwood has
displayed throughout his 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
commend Judge William E. Sherwood upon the occasion of his designation
for special recognition by the Rockland Community Foundation on March
31, 2016; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Judge William E. Sherwood.

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J4680

Commending Simona Chazen upon the occasion of her designation for special recognition by the Rockland Community Foundation on March ...

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION commending Simona Chazen upon the occasion of her
designation for special recognition by the Rockland Community Foundation
on March 31, 2016

WHEREAS, It is the custom of this Legislative Body to recognize that the
quality and character of life in the communities across New York State
are reflective of the concerned and dedicated efforts of those organiza-
tions and individuals who would devote themselves to the welfare of the
community and its citizenry; and
WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its long-
standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to commend
Simona Chazen upon the occasion of her designation for special recogni-
tion by the Rockland Community Foundation to be celebrated at its 2016
Signature Gala on Thursday, March 31, 2016, at the Hudson Water Club,
Haverstraw Marina, West Haverstraw, New York; and
WHEREAS, Founded by Simona Chazen, the Rockland Community Foundation
is a non-profit corporation governed by a local Board of Directors and
an Advisory Board comprised of community leaders; the Foundation is a
unifying element in its community which strives to serve donors, non-
profit organizations and the community as a whole by encouraging corpo-
rate leaders, educators, youth, parents, non-profits, elected officials
and the faith community to work toward the common objective of increas-
ing charitable giving; and
WHEREAS, In 2015, the Rockland Community Foundation was comprised of
55 private, corporate, public and foundation funds which generously
disbursed a large sum through more than 75 grants and scholarships; and
WHEREAS, Born in Newark, New Jersey, Simona Chazen worked as a Cub
reporter for the NEWARK STAR LEDGER; she studied both journalism and
philosophy at the University of Wisconsin where she met her future
husband, Jerry, at a jazz record session; and
WHEREAS, After the couple married, they happily raised three children
in several cities before moving to Rockland County, New York; and
WHEREAS, Soon thereafter, Simona Chazen began to volunteer her time
and energy at Volunteer Counseling Services (VCS), an exciting new
Social Service agency; inspired by her work, she went on to earn her
Master's degree in Social Work at Fordham University, and subsequently,
became the first Associate Executive Director of VCS, where she partic-
ipated in creating some of their cutting edge programs; and
WHEREAS, Today, Simona Chazen is still an active supporter of VCS
where she supervises casework and serves on the Board of Directors;
additionally, she has served as a psychotherapist in Rockland County for
many years; and
WHEREAS, A proud supporter of the arts, Simona Chazen is a vital
member of the Board of Directors of the Museum of Arts and Design in New
York City and the Council of the Art Museum at the University of Wiscon-
sin; and
WHEREAS, Dedicated to her community, Simona Chazen is a strong
supporter of the JCC of Rockland County, the Jewish Federation and many
other charitable and cultural organizations; in addition to her role as
a founding member of VCS and the Rockland Community Foundation, she
helped establish the Center for Safety & Change and the soon to be
opened Rockland Pride Center; and
WHEREAS, When this remarkable woman is not working, she enjoys spend-
ing time with her family, collecting art, listening to jazz and attend-
ing the opera; and
WHEREAS, With her throughout have been her husband, Jerry, her three
children, Kathy, Louise, and David, as well as her seven grandchildren,

all of whom feel privileged to be a part of her life and rejoice in her
accomplishments; and
WHEREAS, Rare indeed is the impressive dedication shown by an individ-
ual for the benefit of others which Simona Chazen has displayed through-
out 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
commend Simona Chazen upon the occasion of her designation for special
recognition by the Rockland Community Foundation on March 31, 2016; and
be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Simona Chazen.

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  • 06 / Apr / 2016
    • ADOPTED

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J4679

Commending Firefighter Steven J. Denton for special recognition after 50 years of dedicated service to the Corinth Volunteer Fire De...

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION commending Firefighter Steven J. Denton upon the
occasion of his designation for special recognition after 50 years of
dedicated service to the Corinth Volunteer Fire Department

WHEREAS, The firefighters of New York State are renowned throughout the
Nation; their reputation is synonymous with excellence in the arduous
field of fire protection and prevention; and
WHEREAS, Since the early days of "teapot steamers," the volunteer
firefighter has been the cornerstone of our great Nation's efforts to
spare us from the ravages of fire; and
WHEREAS, This Legislative Body is proud to commend Firefighter Steven
J. Denton upon the occasion of his designation for special recognition
after 50 years of dedicated service to the Corinth Volunteer Fire
Department to be celebrated at a dinner on Saturday, April 9, 2016; and
WHEREAS, In 1966, Steven J. Denton joined the Corinth Volunteer Fire
Department as a Firefighter; after a few years, he rose to the position
of Fire Police, followed by Fire Police Captain; in addition, he held
the title of Company Treasurer for several years; and
WHEREAS, Volunteer firefighters and fire departments not only provide
the critical service of fire protection but also engage in other activ-
ities of great benefit and importance to the communities they serve; and
WHEREAS, It takes a special dedication, a strong desire to help others
and a tireless sense of community to forsake precious time with family
and friends to respond to the signal that a neighbor is in need; Steven
J. Denton is such a firefighter; throughout 50 years of devoted service,
this volunteer heroically performed, above and beyond the call of duty,
those responsibilities which define the task of fire protection; now,
therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
commend Firefighter Steven J. Denton for 50 years of distinguished
service; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Firefighter Steven J. Denton.

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  • 06 / Apr / 2016
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J4677

Honoring Jennifer Rimmer upon the occasion of her designation for special recognition by Residents for a More Beautiful Port Washington

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION honoring Jennifer Rimmer upon the occasion of her
designation for special recognition by Residents for a More Beautiful
Port Washington

WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body that the quality and
character of life in the communities of New York State are reflective of
the concerned and dedicated efforts of organizations and individuals who
devote themselves to the welfare of the community and its citizenry; and
WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its long-
standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to honor
Jennifer Rimmer upon the occasion of her designation for special recog-
nition by Residents for a More Beautiful Port Washington to be cele-
brated at its Annual Gala Dinner on Friday, April 8, 2016, at Leonard's
of Great Neck in Great Neck, New York; and
WHEREAS, Since 1968, Residents for a More Beautiful Port Washington
has been dedicated to creating a strong, unified and sustainable commu-
nity in Port Washington, New York, and its surrounding areas; and
WHEREAS, Each year, at its Annual Gala, Residents for a More Beautiful
Port Washington proudly honors those individuals who have worked to
support its mission of helping to make Port Washington an outstanding
community in which to live and work; and
WHEREAS, Jennifer Rimmer received her bachelor's degree from the
College of Wooster and completed her Master of City Planning from the
University of Pennsylvania; and
WHEREAS, Currently, Jennifer Rimmer holds the esteemed position of
Director of Strategic Initiatives and Sustainability for AECOM, a
Fortune 500 global integrated infrastructure firm; and
WHEREAS, As the first Sustainability Officer in New York State, this
exceptional woman has been a leading voice for sustainability, planning
and economic development in Port Washington and the New York region; she
has also held senior positions at Sustainable Long Island, Nassau County
and New York State's Empire State Development Corporation; and
WHEREAS, Since moving to Port Washington two decades ago, Jennifer
Rimmer has been an integral part of the Residents for a More Beautiful
Port Washington organization; and
WHEREAS, Over the years, Jennifer Rimmer has risen through the ranks
from her beginnings as a volunteer to serving in the esteemed position
of Executive Director from 2000-2007; since 2007, she has been a board
member and chairs the Model Blocks committee; and
WHEREAS, During her illustrious tenure at Residents, Jennifer Rimmer
has led many important projects benefitting the environment and quality
of life in Port Washington, including the establishment of the Baywalk
and the creation of the Port elementary schools' environmental education
programs; and
WHEREAS, This remarkable woman was also involved in the Port Washing-
ton visioning process, and the passage of the Main Street overlay zoning
and Main Street revitalization initiatives; and
WHEREAS, The recipient of numerous honors for her outstanding service,
Jennifer Rimmer joined the Women's Roll of Honor for the Town of North
Hempstead in 2004, and was recognized as a Trailblazer by Nassau County;
she also received New York State's Woman of Distinction Award and
Diamond Award from American Council of Engineering Companies; and
WHEREAS, Jennifer Rimmer has been called upon to contribute her time
and talents to countless civic and charitable endeavors and has always
given of herself unstintingly; she serves on the boards of the Village
of Flower Hill Planning Board, HorseAbility, and the Long Island Chapter

of the League of Conservation Voters and co-chairs ULI's Infrastructure
Council; and
WHEREAS, With her throughout have been her husband, David, and their
two daughters Amy and Caroline, 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 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
the great State of New York; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
commend Jennifer Rimmer upon the occasion of her designation for special
recognition by Residents for a More Beautiful Port Washington; and be it
further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Jennifer Rimmer.

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  • 06 / Apr / 2016
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J4676

Honoring Laurie Scheinman upon the occasion of her designation for special recognition by Residents for a More Beautiful Port Washin...

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION honoring Laurie Scheinman upon the occasion of
her designation for special recognition by Residents for a More Beauti-
ful Port Washington

WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body that the quality and
character of life in the communities of New York State are reflective of
the concerned and dedicated efforts of organizations and individuals who
devote themselves to the welfare of the community and its citizenry; and
WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its long-
standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to honor
Laurie Scheinman upon the occasion of her designation for special recog-
nition by Residents for a More Beautiful Port Washington to be cele-
brated at its Annual Gala Dinner on Friday, April 8, 2016, at Leonard's
of Great Neck in Great Neck, New York; and
WHEREAS, Since 1968, Residents for a More Beautiful Port Washington
has been dedicated to creating a strong, unified and sustainable commu-
nity in Port Washington, New York, and its surrounding areas; and
WHEREAS, Each year, at its Annual Gala, Residents for a More Beautiful
Port Washington proudly honors those individuals who have worked to
support its mission of helping to make Port Washington an outstanding
community in which to live and work; and
WHEREAS, A respected Child and Family Therapist with close to 30 years
of experience serving her community, Laurie Scheinman is the owner of
Wit & Whim, a philanthropic gift boutique she founded in Port Washington
in 2012; and
WHEREAS, As owner of Wit & Whim, Laurie Scheinman has created "a
little store with a big heart" offering one-of-a-kind modern, vintage,
handcrafted and Americana goods with 100% of profits being donated to a
different local charity each month; and
WHEREAS, Dedicated to helping others, Laurie Scheinman's store is also
extremely generous with donations of raffle and auction gifts for the
many charitable events that take place in Port Washington each year; and
WHEREAS, In December of 2015, this esteemed woman hosted a heartwarm-
ing "Hands Across the Water" holiday window display initiative where she
encouraged participation from 80 elementary schools and senior citizen
centers, and invited contributors from the Port Washington Senior Citi-
zens Center for lunch in her shop and to view the lovely displays; and
WHEREAS, Laurie Scheinman has been called upon to contribute her time
and talents to countless civic and charitable endeavors and has always
given of herself unstintingly; she has served as a benefactor and member
of the Board of Advisors of the Scheinman Institute on Conflict Resol-
ution, a consultant to the Long Island Gay and Lesbian Youth Network and
helped develop the Long Island Children's Museum Tot Spot; and
WHEREAS, In addition, Laurie serves on the Board of Directors of the
Port Washington Chamber of Commerce and is a Lion Benefactor for the UJA
Federation; she is also a passionate supporter of local artists, hosting
events and art exhibits to display their work; and
WHEREAS, The recipient of numerous awards and honors, Laurie Scheinman
is a 2015 May Newburger Women's Roll of Honor inductee, and her store
received national recognition as one of HOME ACCENT TODAY magazine's 50
Retail Stars for 2015 and by 1010 WINS radio as one of New York's 50
best small businesses; and
WHEREAS, With her throughout have been her husband, Marty, and their
five children, 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 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
the great State of New York; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
honor Laurie Scheinman upon the occasion of her designation for special
recognition by Residents for a More Beautiful Port Washington; and be it
further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Laurie Scheinman.

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  • 06 / Apr / 2016
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J4675

Honoring Barbara Fatticone on her designation as recipient of the 2016 Community Service Award by Residents for a More Beautiful Por...

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION honoring Barbara Fatticone upon the occasion of
her designation as recipient of the 2016 Community Service Award by
Residents for a More Beautiful Port Washington

WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body that the quality and
character of life in the communities of New York State are reflective of
the concerned and dedicated efforts of organizations and individuals who
devote themselves to the welfare of the community and its citizenry; and
WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its long-
standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to honor
Barbara Fatticone upon the occasion of her designation as recipient of
the Community Service Award by Residents for a More Beautiful Port Wash-
ington to be celebrated at its Annual Gala Dinner on Friday, April 8,
2016, at Leonard's of Great Neck in Great Neck, New York; and
WHEREAS, Since 1968, Residents for a More Beautiful Port Washington
has been dedicated to creating a strong, unified and sustainable commu-
nity in Port Washington, New York, and its surrounding areas; and
WHEREAS, Each year, at its Annual Gala, Residents for a More Beautiful
Port Washington proudly honors those individuals who have worked to
support its mission of helping to make Port Washington an outstanding
community in which to live and work; and
WHEREAS, A talented event organizer and planner, Barbara Fatticone is
being recognized with the 2016 Community Service Award for her commit-
ment to bringing joy to those around her; and
WHEREAS, Over the years, Barbara Fatticone has continually displayed a
passionate enthusiasm for Port Washington through her participation in
numerous community activities, including the Red Stocking Revue, greet-
ing Seniors at the Center and marching in the Pride in Port Parade; and
WHEREAS, In addition, this esteemed woman has graciously served as
President of such local organizations as the Columbiettes, Port
Washington/Manhasset Chapter of Cancer Care and the Great Neck/Port
Washington Doe Club; she is also a member of the women's auxiliary for
the Port Washington Elks; and
WHEREAS, Barbara Fatticone has been called upon to contribute her time
and talents to countless civic and charitable endeavors and has always
given of herself unstintingly; she has served as a Pride in Port commit-
tee member and co-chairperson, and is a HarborFest committee member and
volunteer coordinator; and
WHEREAS, Moreover, Barabara Fatticone is a Trustee at the John Michael
Marino Lodge No. 1389, Order Sons of Italy in America, and is a board
member at the Port Washington Senior Citizens Center; she also serves as
co-chairperson of the Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Celebration and a
Concerned Citizens in Manorhaven committee member; and
WHEREAS, The recipient of numerous awards for her outstanding service,
Barbara Fatticone was presented with the 1997 Civic Award for Outstand-
ing Community Service by the Port Washington Rotary Club and the 1999
Dewitt Clinton Award for Outstanding Community Service by the Paumanok-
Port Washington Lodge No. 855 of the Masons; and
WHEREAS, Furthermore, Barbara was presented with a 2002 citation by
the Nassau County Legislature as one of the "Women Trailblazers of the
New Millennium" for her volunteer work with Cancer Care; and
WHEREAS, With her throughout have been her husband, Tom, who feels
privileged to be a part of her life and rejoices in her achievements;
and
WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body that when individ-
uals of such noble aims and accomplishments are brought to our atten-

tion, they should be celebrated and recognized by all the citizens of
the great State of New York; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
honor Barbara Fatticone upon the occasion of her designation as recipi-
ent of the Community Service Award by Residents for a More Beautiful
Port Washington; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Barbara Fatticone.

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Law Section:
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J4674

Honoring Chuck Idol on his designation as recipient of the 2016 Environmental Advocacy Award by Residents for a More Beautiful Port ...

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION honoring Chuck Idol upon the occasion of his
designation as recipient of the 2016 Environmental Advocacy Award by
Residents for a More Beautiful Port Washington

WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body that the quality and
character of life in the communities of New York State are reflective of
the concerned and dedicated efforts of organizations and individuals who
devote themselves to the welfare of the community and its citizenry; and
WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its long-
standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to honor
Chuck Idol upon the occasion of his designation as recipient of the 2016
Environmental Advocacy Award by Residents for a More Beautiful Port
Washington to be celebrated at its Annual Gala Dinner on Friday, April
8, 2016, at Leonard's of Great Neck in Great Neck, New York; and
WHEREAS, Since 1968, Residents for a More Beautiful Port Washington
has been dedicated to creating a strong, unified and sustainable commu-
nity in Port Washington, New York, and its surrounding areas; and
WHEREAS, Each year, at its Annual Gala, Residents for a More Beautiful
Port Washington proudly honors those individuals who have worked to
support its mission of helping to make Port Washington an outstanding
community in which to live and work; and
WHEREAS, A dedicated community advocate, Chuck Idol is being recog-
nized with the 2016 Environmental Advocacy Award for his work in helping
to protect the health of Port Washington residents; and
WHEREAS, In January of 2014, PSEGLI installed 80 foot poles laden with
a toxic chemical named Pentachlorophenol (Penta) with no warning given
to area residents; and
WHEREAS, Concerned about the health and safety of his fellow citizens,
Chuck Idol has worked for the past year with the Residents' Peninsula
Aquifer Committee to address this vital issue; and
WHEREAS, In his official acts, Chuck Idol has engaged in substantial
amounts of research, and compared his findings with other communities to
learn more about the best possible solutions; he has also built a data-
base of decision makers and influencers at every level of government
from local water districts to the head of the EPA; and
WHEREAS, Moreover, this tireless advocate has created an on-line peti-
tion, drafted op-ed pieces, started a letter writing campaign, and used
social media and a blog to connect with residents all over the country
concerned about Penta; and
WHEREAS, While this important issue is still ongoing, Residents for a
More Beautiful Port Washington is grateful for Chuck Idol's passionate
commitment and valiant advocacy; and
WHEREAS, Chuck Idol has been called upon to contribute his time and
talents to countless civic and charitable endeavors and has always given
of himself unstintingly; and
WHEREAS, Throughout the entire period of his community service, a
period of constructive involvement, Chuck Idol has stood constant in
dignity, good grace and humor; and
WHEREAS, It is the intent 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
the great State of New York; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
honor Chuck Idol upon the occasion of his designation as recipient of
the Environmental Advocacy Award by Residents for a More Beautiful Port
Washington; and be it further

RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Chuck Idol.

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J4673

Congratulating Mr. and Mrs. Ronald D'Amelia upon the occasion of celebrating their 50th Wedding Anniversary

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION congratulating Mr. and Mrs. Ronald D'Amelia upon
the occasion of celebrating their 50th Wedding Anniversary

WHEREAS, Ronald and Marlene D'Amelia of Hicksville, New York, were
united in marriage on January 30, 1966, during "The Blizzard of 1966",
at Saint Killian Roman Catholic Church in Farmingdale, New York; and
WHEREAS, Mr. and Mrs. Ronald D'Amelia celebrated their Golden Wedding
Anniversary with family and friends at a party in their honor at
Borrelli's Italian Restaurant in East Meadow, New York; this summer,
they are planning a family vacation at the Rocking Horse Ranch in High-
land, New York; and
WHEREAS, Ronald D'Amelia, a retired chemist from Kraft/Nabisco Foods,
currently teaches chemistry at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New
York; and
WHEREAS, They are the proud parents of four children, and the loving
grandparents of eight grandchildren; and
WHEREAS, Mr. and Mrs. Ronald D'Amelia 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. Ronald D'Amelia 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. Ronald D'Amelia 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. Ronald D'Amelia upon the occasion of celebrat-
ing their 50th Wedding Anniversary; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Mr. and Mrs. Ronald D'Amelia.

actions

  • 31 / Mar / 2016
    • REFERRED TO FINANCE
  • 06 / Apr / 2016
    • REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • 06 / Apr / 2016
    • ADOPTED

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J4672

Congratulating Raphael Frieder upon the occasion of celebrating his 25th Anniversary as Cantor at Temple Israel of Great Neck on Jun...

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION congratulating Raphael Frieder upon the occasion
of celebrating his 25th Anniversary as Cantor at Temple Israel of Great
Neck on June 5, 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 providing music for the spiritual fulfillment of others;
and
WHEREAS, It is the practice of this Legislative Body to bring full
recognition and just tribute to those individuals who distinguish them-
selves through their unremitting commitment and preeminence of service;
and
WHEREAS, This Legislative Body is justly proud to congratulate Raphael
Frieder upon the occasion of celebrating his 25th Anniversary as Cantor
at Temple Israel of Great Neck to be celebrated at an evening concert
and dinner reception held in his honor on Sunday, June 5, 2016, in Great
Neck, New York; and
WHEREAS, A native of Netanya, Israel, Raphael Frieder studied music,
voice, conducting, opera, and piano, as well as Chazzanut and trope as a
young man; he also proudly served his country as a paratrooper with the
Israeli Self Defense Force for three years; and
WHEREAS, Raphael Frieder's first position as Chazzan was in London,
England, where he continued his voice studies with celebrated teacher
Vera Rozsa; he performed across much of Europe and with the New Israeli
Opera, as well as with all of Israeli's major orchestras under numerous
prominent conductors; and
WHEREAS, An accomplished musical artist, Raphael Frieder became the
first person to sing in Hebrew at the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris
while performing with the Krakow Symphony; he also had the privilege of
being selected by Leonard Bernstein to sing the world premiere of his
work, "Arias and Barcarolles"; and
WHEREAS, Since arriving at Temple Israel of Great Neck a quarter
century ago, Raphael Frieder has enriched the entire religious community
with his presence and virtuosity at services as Cantor; his singing and
direction have also enhanced the beauty of countless weddings, and
brought dignity and solace to mourners when officiating at funerals; and
WHEREAS, During his illustrious tenure, Cantor Raphael Frieder has
expertly guided and overseen the training of approximately 1,400 B'nai
Mitzvah students, as well as a large number of lay participants who have
learned to lead services under his remarkable tutelage; and
WHEREAS, Today, this esteemed artist and musical leader continues to
challenge both himself and his students to "do a little more"; his inno-
vations have included the Niggun Circle, the tuneful N'ranenah, Kabbalat
Shabbat Service, the T'fila Enrichment Program, Shabbat Shira programs,
as well as annual courses leading up to Shabbatot Kol Ishah, Ha Gever,
and Koleinu; and
WHEREAS, Moreover, Raphael Frieder has made recordings of Chazzanut
and Jewish music, appeared on television programs, and played the role
of the Cantor in the movie "Keeping the Faith" starring Ben Stiller and
Ed Norton; and
WHEREAS, Throughout the entire period of his service to the Temple
Israel community, a period of constructive involvement, Cantor Raphael
Frieder has stood constant in dignity, wisdom, good grace and humor; and
WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body that those who
enhance the spiritual well-being and vitality of their community and
have shown a long and sustained commitment to excellence 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
congratulate Raphael Frieder upon the occasion of celebrating his 25th
Anniversary as Cantor at Temple Israel of Great Neck; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Raphael Frieder.

actions

  • 31 / Mar / 2016
    • REFERRED TO FINANCE
  • 06 / Apr / 2016
    • REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • 06 / Apr / 2016
    • ADOPTED

Resolution Details

Law Section:
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J4671

Congratulating Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Kapner upon the occasion of celebrating their 65th Wedding Anniversary

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION congratulating Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Kapner upon
the occasion of celebrating their 65th Wedding Anniversary

WHEREAS, Joseph and Marion Kapner were united in marriage on March 24,
1951; to celebrate their 65th Wedding Anniversary a party was held in
their honor at Bevanda in Great Neck, New York, on Saturday, March 19,
2016, with over 50 family members and friends in attendance; and
WHEREAS, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Kapner 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. Joseph Kapner, who resided in Great Neck, New
York, for 50 years before moving to Floral Park, have lived and continue
to live their lives with great dignity and genuine grace, always demon-
strating 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. Joseph Kapner 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. Joseph Kapner upon the occasion of celebrating
their 65th Wedding Anniversary; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Kapner.

actions

  • 31 / Mar / 2016
    • REFERRED TO FINANCE
  • 06 / Apr / 2016
    • REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • 06 / Apr / 2016
    • ADOPTED

Resolution Details

Law Section:
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