J3284

Congratulating Daniel Alexander Hudson upon the occasion of receiving the distinguished rank of Eagle Scout, the most prestigious of...

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION congratulating Daniel Alexander Hudson upon the
occasion of receiving the distinguished rank of Eagle Scout, the most
prestigious of Scouting honors, on Monday, February 8, 2016

WHEREAS, Daniel Alexander Hudson, 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 Monday,
February 8, 2016, at the St. John the Baptist Church, Tonawanda, New
York; and
WHEREAS, Daniel Alexander Hudson, grandson of Bruce C. and Mary Lou
Smith, is a member of Boy Scouts of America Super Troop 104, which is
part of the Greater Niagara Frontier Council in Western New York; and
WHEREAS, Daniel Alexander Hudson, an outstanding American citizen, was
adopted from Russia when he was 14 months old; 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, Daniel Alexander Hudson refurbished the
playground at the Amherst Community Church Childcare Center in Amherst,
New York, which he attended for three years as a preschooler; and
WHEREAS, The service project entailed laying a thick mulch base over
the entire playground area, as well as painting a playhouse, picnic
tables and benches; and
WHEREAS, Daniel Alexander Hudson'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 lead-
er, 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 Daniel Alexander Hudson on achieving the rank of
Eagle Scout; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Daniel Alexander Hudson.

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  • 21 / Jan / 2016
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J3283

Mourning the death of Dr. Willie Bryant, distinguished citizen, devoted community and national civil and human rights leader

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION mourning the death of Dr. Willie Bryant, distin-
guished citizen, devoted community and national civil and human rights
leader

WHEREAS, It is the custom of this Legislative Body to pay tribute to
citizens of the State of New York whose lifework and civic endeavors
served to enhance the quality of life in their communities and the great
State of New York; and
WHEREAS, Dr. Willie Bryant, of Wesley Hills, New York, died on Monday,
December 28, 2015, at the age of 77; and
WHEREAS, Dr. Willie Bryant distinguished himself in his profession as
a caring dentist for 35 years and was respected by all who knew him; and
WHEREAS, Known for his community organization and human touch which
brought people together, Dr. Willie Bryant was a human rights advocate
who vigorously fought for civil rights for 45 years; and
WHEREAS, Dr. Willie Bryant was recognized for his work in erecting the
Thurgood Marshall Monument in 2002, to honor the United States Supreme
Court decision on desegregating the Hillburn school system in 1943; and
WHEREAS, In 2008, this incredibly prominent community organizer was
inducted into the Rockland County Human and Civil Rights Hall of Fame;
and
WHEREAS, In addition, Dr. Willie Bryant is acknowledged as a founding
sponsor of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial in Washington, D.C.; and
WHEREAS, As a proud, lifelong member of the NAACP, Dr. Willie Bryant
served as the Florida A&M Chapter President; and
WHEREAS, Due to his leadership skills, Dr. Willie Bryant was instru-
mental in organizing a massive sickle-cell anemia screening project
which helped more than 1,200 residents in Ossining, New York; and
WHEREAS, Dr. Willie Bryant was credited with building the Rockland
Employees Federal Credit Union, which now has 7,000 members; he served
as the credit union's President and Treasurer until his passing; and
WHEREAS, Proudly serving his country as a former Army Officer, Dr.
Willie Bryant was also an Eagle Scout and Scout Master as well as a
former Chapter President of the Rockland County Alpha Phi Fraternity;
and
WHEREAS, This esteemed man was a pioneer in the civil rights movement
whose sincere dedication and accomplishments to Rockland County are
greatly valued; and
WHEREAS, Dr. Willie Bryant's commitment to excellence, and his spirit
of humanity, carried over into all fields of enterprise, including char-
itable and civic endeavors; and
WHEREAS, A tireless advocate for civil and human rights, this remark-
able man's life continues to serve as an inspiration to others; and
WHEREAS, Dr. Willie Bryant is survived by his wife, Goldie L. Battle,
his son, Wendell, and his daughter, Amy Diane Bryant; and
WHEREAS, Armed with a humanistic spirit and imbued with a sense of
justice, Dr. Willie Bryant leaves behind a legacy of fighting for free-
dom which will long endure the passage of time and will remain as a
comforting memory to all he served and befriended; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
mourn the death of Dr. Willie Bryant, distinguished citizen, devoted
community and national civil and human rights leader; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to the family of Dr. Willie Bryant.

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  • 21 / Jan / 2016
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J3282

Congratulating Mr. and Mrs. Donald Keeney upon the occasion of celebrating their 70th Wedding Anniversary

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION congratulating Mr. and Mrs. Donald Keeney upon
the occasion of celebrating their 70th Wedding Anniversary

WHEREAS, Donald E. Keeney and Muriel E. Balcom, both 91 years-old, were
united in marriage on January 13, 1946, at the Mount Pleasant Methodist
Church, followed by a wedding reception at the home of the bride's
parents; and
WHEREAS, Donald Keeney was employed as a carpenter and Muriel Keeney
worked as a lab technician for the Nestle Corporation; and
WHEREAS, Mr. and Mrs. Donald Keeney, who currently reside in Fulton,
New York, are the proud parents of four children, Margaret Mulford, Mary
Ellen Canino, Rosemary Federici and Donald R. Keeney, and the loving
grandparents of nine grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; and
WHEREAS, They 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. Donald Keeney 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 that this couple has invested in their marriage; and
WHEREAS, They have passed these same values 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. Donald Keeney 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. Donald Keeney upon the occasion of celebrating
their 70th Wedding Anniversary; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Mr. and Mrs. Donald Keeney.

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  • 21 / Jan / 2016
    • ADOPTED

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J3281

Congratulating Mr. and Mrs. Dean Bent upon the occasion of celebrating their 50th Wedding Anniversary

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

WHEREAS, Dean J. Bent and Marcia Bachman were united in marriage on
October 23, 1965, at the Naumburg United Methodist Church; and
WHEREAS, Mr. and Mrs. Dean Bent reside in Carthage, New York, and
celebrated their Golden Wedding Anniversary with a family dinner held in
their honor; and
WHEREAS, Dean Bent was honorably discharged from both the New York and
New Jersey Army National Guard; and
WHEREAS, In 1999, he retired from the Army National Guard at Fort
Drum, and thereafter retired from the Carthage Federal Savings and Loan
in 2013; currently, he is employed as a driver for Gary's Flower Shop;
and
WHEREAS, Dean Bent is a life member and past commander of the
Bassett-Baxter Legion Post 789, and a life member of the Benevolent and
Protective Order of Elks Lodge 1762; and
WHEREAS, Marcia Bent retired in 2008 from the Town of Wilna Housing
Authority; and
WHEREAS, She is a member of the Carthage American Legion Auxiliary and
the Carthage Area Hospital Auxiliary where she volunteers in the gift
shop; and
WHEREAS, Mr. and Mrs. Dean Bent are the proud parents of two children,
Lynne and Jeffrey, and the loving grandparents of four grandsons and one
granddaughter; and
WHEREAS, Mr. and Mrs. Dean Bent 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. Dean Bent 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 that this couple has invested in their marriage; and
WHEREAS, They have passed these same values 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. Dean Bent 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. Dean Bent upon the occasion of celebrating
their 50th Wedding Anniversary; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Mr. and Mrs. Dean Bent.

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  • 21 / Jan / 2016
    • ADOPTED

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Law Section:
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J3280

Memorializing Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to proclaim February 20-27, 2016, as FFA Week in the State of New York

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION memorializing Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to
proclaim February 20-27, 2016, as FFA Week in the State of New York

WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body to support and promote
the historic and significant observance of FFA Week in 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 memorial-
ize Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to proclaim February 20-27, 2016, as FFA
Week in the State of New York, in conjunction with the observance of
National FFA Week; and
WHEREAS, More than half a million members across the nation will
participate in National FFA Week activities at both the local and state
levels; and
WHEREAS, The National FFA organization is dedicated to making a posi-
tive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential
for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agri-
cultural education; and
WHEREAS, The FFA motto: Learning to Do, Doing to Learn, Earning to
Live, Living to Serve, gives its members words to live by; and
WHEREAS, Founded in 1928, as the Future Farmers of America, FFA
brought together students, teachers and agri-businesses to solidify
support for agricultural education, and in Kansas City's Baltimore Hotel
33 young farm boys charted a course for the future; and
WHEREAS, The National FFA organization operates under a Federal Char-
ter granted by the 81st Congress of the United States, and is an inte-
gral part of public instruction in agriculture; the U.S. Department of
Education provides leadership and helps set direction for the FFA as a
service to state and local agricultural education programs; and
WHEREAS, In accomplishing its mission, FFA develops competent and
assertive agricultural leadership; increases awareness of the global and
technological importance of agriculture and its contribution to our
well-being; strengthens the confidence of agriculture students in them-
selves and their work; promotes the intelligent choice and establishment
of an agricultural career; encourages achievement in supervised agricul-
tural experience programs; encourages wise management of economic, envi-
ronmental and human resources of the community; develops interpersonal
skills in teamwork, communications, human relations and social inter-
action; builds character and promotes citizenship, volunteerism and
patriotism; promotes cooperation and cooperative attitudes among all
people; promotes healthy lifestyles; and encourages excellence in schol-
arship; and
WHEREAS, Agricultural education in New York affects and instructs
students in all parts of the State, and through their efforts, the offi-
cers and members of New York FFA are achieving increased levels of
national recognition for themselves, their schools and communities, as
well as New York agriculture; and
WHEREAS, FFA members are also working to ensure a bright economic
future for the agriculture industry in New York State which contributes
nearly $5 billion to our State's economy and is a major engine for job
creation; and
WHEREAS, It is the custom of this Legislative Body to recognize and
applaud the leaders of commerce and industry whose accomplishments
contribute to the economic health and prosperity of the communities of
the State of New York and to the quality of life of its people; now,
therefore, be it

RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
memorialize Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to proclaim February 20-27, 2016,
as FFA Week in the State of New York; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to The Honorable Andrew M. Cuomo, Governor of the State of New
York.

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  • 21 / Jan / 2016
    • ADOPTED

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Law Section:
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J3279

Congratulating the East Syracuse Minoa Marching Band on capturing First Place in the Small School 1 Class at the 2015 NYS Field Band...

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION congratulating the East Syracuse Minoa Central
School District Marching Band upon the occasion of capturing First Place
in the Small School 1 Class at the 2015 New York State Field Band
Conference Championships

WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body to recognize and
commend those dedicated and distinguished teams that are committed to
the pursuit of excellence and that bring great pride to the citizens 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 congratu-
late the East Syracuse Minoa Central School District Marching Band upon
the occasion of capturing First Place in the Small School 1 Class at the
2015 New York State Field Band Conference Championships; and
WHEREAS, The East Syracuse Minoa Marching Band also earned Best Visual
Performance, Best Color Guard and 3rd in their class at the 38th Annual
James Madison University Parade of Champions in Virginia earlier in the
season; and
WHEREAS, In preparation of state competition, members of the East
Syracuse Minoa Central School District Marching Band rehearsed for
months, logging countless hours of practice to learn new music charts
and perfect their skills; and
WHEREAS, At the 42nd Annual New York State Field Band Conference Cham-
pionship, held on November 1, 2015, at the Syracuse University Carrier
Dome, Syracuse, New York, the East Syracuse Minoa Central School
District Marching Band swept the Small School 1 Class to secure the
Championship; and
WHEREAS, It is a remarkable achievement to win first place in a state
competition by defeating five other schools from across the State of New
York; and
WHEREAS, No marching band can succeed without outstanding talent
throughout its entire roster; such was the case for the 2015 East Syra-
cuse Minoa Central School District Marching Band whose members include:
Kaeli Agans, Katrina Agans, Dalton Aird, Jillian Anderson, Sean Ander-
son, Emily Backus, Julia Barnwell, Trace Beaulieu, Mackenzie Bourdon,
Sara Bourdon, Daniel Brabham, Sarah Brabham, Kylee Brady, Andrew Brown,
Brian Brown, Elijah Buck, Jourdyn Buck, Tobias Buecheler, America
Carhart, Sam Carlin, MacKenzie Carr, Samantha Carr, Matt Castrello,
Cassianne Cavallaro, Ian Cavanaugh, Matthew Choi, Zachary Cook, Pat
Corbett, Emma Coupe, Shelby Crossman, Aline Cunia, Dean Cunningham,
Madalynn Davis, LJ DiBello, Simon Dorey, Cheyenne Dunn, Trinity Dzwell,
Billy Evans, Matthew Farnsworth, Brianna Farr, Hannah Fogg, Dylan
Gallardo, Elizabeth Green, Matt Green, Logan Grevelding, Lucy Hager,
Peter Hager, Ben Haines, Victoria Hamilton, Britney Hanreck, Nicole
Hilleges, Benjamin Houseman, Alanna Keech, Jacob Kessler, Jacob Kindon,
John Kipping, Thomas Kipping, Victoria Kipping, Christina Kirkgasser,
Katherine Kirkgasser, Abigail Koukides, Noah Labbate, Sierra Lear, Matt
Legare, Paul Levy, Leah Longo, Kenny MacMaster, Jarrett McDonald, Brian-
na Miller, Catie Mong, Meg Mong, Erin Mullen, Kimmie Murphy, Caley
Prego, Francesca Rodolico, Abigail Rowe, Juliana Rudd, Kristalia Slater,
Amanda Spagnola, Aaron Stoner-Hilleges, McKayla SurEssi, and Caleb
Wilkinson; and
WHEREAS, The success of the East Syracuse Minoa Central School
District Marching Band is due in great part to the efforts of Director
Gibs Flock, and his outstanding staff including: Chuck Penfield, Bryan
Dunlap, Tom Revere, Irene Fiesinger, Noel Bottoms, Marcie DeRito, Tanya
Thomas, Melody Blake, Joe Wormworth, Brandon Morse, Mike Lukas, Kate

Beebe, Kurt Vandawalker, Adam Flock, Courtney Legare, Dylan Aird, Ted
Mascari, Mark Lortz, and Bobby Jones; the band was also supported by
friends, family members and the community-at-large; and
WHEREAS, Members of the East Syracuse Minoa Central School District
Marching Band, individually and collectively, exhibited competence,
skill and good sportsmanship while demonstrating they have an outstand-
ing combination of talent and character; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
congratulate the East Syracuse Minoa Central School District Marching
Band upon the occasion of capturing First Place in the Small School 1
Class at the 2015 New York State Field Band Conference Championships;
and be it further
RESOLVED, That copies of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to members of the East Syracuse Minoa Central School District
Marching Band, Band Director Gibs Flock, and his aforementioned staff.

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J3278

Congratulating the Fayetteville-Manlius Girls Varsity Cross Country Team upon the occasion of winning the 2015 Nike Cross Nationals

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION congratulating the Fayetteville-Manlius Girls
Varsity Cross Country Team upon the occasion of winning the 2015 Nike
Cross Nationals

WHEREAS, Excellence and success in competitive athletics can be achieved
only through rigorous training, mental and physical discipline, and a
dedicated coaching staff; and
WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body to recognize those
young individuals within our midst, who by achieving outstanding success
in athletic competitions, have inspired and brought great pride to their
school district and community; and
WHEREAS, Athletic competition enhances the moral and physical develop-
ment of the young people of this State, preparing them for the future by
instilling in them the value of teamwork, encouraging a standard of
healthy living, imparting a desire for success, and by developing a
sense of fair play and competition; and
WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its long-
standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to hereby
recognize and congratulate the Fayetteville-Manlius Girls Varsity Cross
Country Team upon the occasion of winning the 2015 Nike Cross Nationals;
and
WHEREAS, On December 5, 2015, the Fayetteville-Manlius Girls Varsity
Cross Country Team dominated the 12th Annual Nike Cross Nationals at
Glendoveer Golf Course in Portland, Oregon; this remarkable team
captured first place, with an overall final race time of 17:55, defeat-
ing 21 other seven-person high school teams, which had qualified for the
race via state competitions; and
WHEREAS, The Nike-sponsored course, with obstacles, rolling hills and
tree-lined fairways, delivered a classic interpretation of the Pacific
Northwest's storied running environments in front of an enthusiastic
crowd; and
WHEREAS, The Nike Cross Nationals win was the Fayetteville-Manlius
Girls Varsity Cross Country Team's ninth team title, further establish-
ing the program as a national powerhouse; and
WHEREAS, The Fayetteville-Manlius Girls Varsity Cross Country Team
advanced to the Nike Cross Nationals by defeating eight other teams at
the New York State Class A Cross Country Championship at Monroe-Woodbury
High School on November 14, 2015; and
WHEREAS, No team can succeed without talent throughout its entire
roster, as is the case for the Fayetteville-Manlius Girls Varsity Cross
Country Team whose runners include: Kaitlyn Neal, Claire Walters, Palmer
Madsen, Samantha Levy, Sophia Ryan, Jenna Farrell, and Becca Walters;
and
WHEREAS, The athletic talent, and drive to win, displayed by the
Fayetteville-Manlius Girls Varsity Cross Country Team is in great part
due to the efforts of Head Coach Bill Aris and Assistant Coach Dave
Davis, who are both well-respected mentors for their ability to develop
potential into excellence; and
WHEREAS, Athletically and academically, the outstanding members of the
Fayetteville-Manlius Girls Varsity Cross Country Team proved to be an
outstanding combination of talent, skill and dedication during the
entire season; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
congratulate the Fayetteville-Manlius Girls Varsity Cross Country Team
upon winning the 2015 Nike Cross Nationals; and be it further
RESOLVED, That copies of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to the aforementioned members of the Fayetteville-Manlius Girls

Varsity Cross Country Team, Head Coach Bill Aris, and Assistant Coach
Dave Davis.

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J3277

Commending Coach Tom Coughlin upon the occasion of his retirement after 12 distinguished seasons with the New York Giants Football Team

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION commending Coach Tom Coughlin upon the occasion
of his retirement after 12 distinguished seasons with the New York
Giants Football Team

WHEREAS, Excellence and success in competitive sports at the profes-
sional level can be achieved only through strenuous practice, team play
and team spirit, nurtured by dedicated and outstanding coaching and
strategic planning; and
WHEREAS, It is the practice of this Legislative Body to acknowledge
the significant milestones in the distinguished careers of those
outstanding professional coaches, whose dedication and achievements have
been an inspiration to citizens of the great State of New York; and
WHEREAS, Attendant to such concerns, and in full accord with its long-
standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to commend
Head Coach Tom Coughlin upon the occasion of his retirement after 12
distinguished seasons with the New York Giants Football Team; he offi-
cially announced his retirement on Monday, January 4, 2016; and
WHEREAS, A native of Waterloo, New York, Tom Coughlin graduated from
Waterloo High School in 1964, where he was an outstanding student-ath-
lete playing varsity football and still holds his school's single season
record for touchdowns scored; and
WHEREAS, Tom Coughlin continued his playing career at Syracuse Univer-
sity where he started as a wingback on the football team; in 1967, he
set the university's single-season pass receiving record, and was
presented with Syracuse's Orange Key Award as the school's most
outstanding scholar-athlete; and
WHEREAS, After college, Tom Coughlin began his coaching career as a
graduate assistant at Syracuse in 1969; he was then hired for his first
head coaching job at the Rochester Institute of Technology where he
served from 1970 to 1973, before returning to his alma mater as the
quarterbacks and offensive backfield coach; and
WHEREAS, In 1981, Tom Coughlin became the offensive coordinator at
Boston College where he helped the team win its first bowl game, as well
as the Lambert-Meadowlands Trophy in 1983; and
WHEREAS, This esteemed leader entered the coaching ranks of the
National Football League in 1984 as the wide receivers coach of the
Philadelphia Eagles; he also served in coaching capacities for the Green
Bay Packers, and helped the New York Giants achieve their second Super
Bowl victory as an assistant coach; and
WHEREAS, After leaving the NFL to become head coach of Boston College
in 1991, Tom Coughlin transformed the school's football program into a
Top 20 team, capping his college career with a win over top ranked Notre
Dame and a victory over Virginia in the Carquest Bowl; and
WHEREAS, Tom Coughlin's success at Boston College led to his being
named the first head coach of the National Football League's Jackson-
ville Jaguars; during his eight seasons with the team, he helped the
Jaguars become the most successful expansion club in NFL history and led
them to two AFC Championship games; he was also named the 1996 NFL Coach
of the Year by United Press International; and
WHEREAS, On January 6, 2004, Tom Coughlin was named the 16th Head
Coach of the New York Giants; he compiled records of 6-10, 11-5, and 8-8
in his first three regular seasons, and helped his team reach the play-
offs in both 2005 and 2006; and
WHEREAS, Coach Tom Coughlin's underdog New York Giants were victorious
over the previously undefeated New England Patriots by a score of 17-14
in Super Bowl XLII to become the Champions of the National Football
League; it was Coach Coughlin's first Super Bowl win; and

WHEREAS, Four years later, Tom Coughlin attained his second NFL Cham-
pionship as Head Coach by guiding the Giants to an exciting 21-17
triumph in their rematch against the New England Patriots at Super Bowl
XLVI; and
WHEREAS, Over his illustrious 18 year career as an NFL Head Coach, Tom
Coughlin amassed an impressive 182 victories, including 110 wins leading
the New York Giants; he is ranked 12th on the all-time regular season
victories list with 172 games won; and
WHEREAS, With him throughout have been his devoted wife of more than
40 years, Judy; their four children, Keli (Chris), Katie (Chris), Brian
(Susan), and Tim (Andrea); and ten grandchildren, Emma Rose, Dylan,
Shea, Cooper, Caroline May, Marin Elizabeth, Wesley, Brennon, Clara
Amelia and Walker, all of whom feel privileged to be a part of his life,
and rejoice in all of his successes and achievements; and
WHEREAS, Tom Coughlin's positive demeanor, selfless commitment, and
caring concern have contributed to his enduring success as a coach and
mentor, earning him the just respect and admiration of his community,
his peers, and the athletes he has so ably coached; and
WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body that when excep-
tional leaders of such noble aims and accomplishments are brought to our
attention, 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 Coach Tom Coughlin upon the occasion of his retirement after 12
distinguished seasons with the New York Giants Football Team, and to
wish him all the best in his future endeavors; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Coach Tom Coughlin.

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J3276

Congratulating the Schalmont High School Girls Varsity Soccer Team and Coach Alaina Resue upon the occasion of capturing the 2015 Ne...

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION congratulating the Schalmont High School Girls
Varsity Soccer Team and Coach Alaina Resue upon the occasion of captur-
ing the 2015 New York State Class B Championship

WHEREAS, Excellence and success in competitive sports can be achieved
only through strenuous practice, team play and team spirit, nurtured by
dedicated coaching and strategic planning; and
WHEREAS, Athletic competition enhances the moral and physical develop-
ment of the young people of this State, preparing them for the future by
instilling in them the value of teamwork, encouraging a standard of
healthy living, imparting a desire for success and developing a sense of
fair play and competition; and
WHEREAS, The Schalmont High School Girls Soccer Team captured the 2015
New York State Class B Championship with an exciting 2-0 victory over
Wilson High School on Sunday, November 15, 2015, at the SUNY Cortland
Stadium Complex in Cortland, New York; and
WHEREAS, Utilizing outstanding defense, and a potent offense, the
Schalmont Sabres capped a perfect, undefeated season in spectacular
fashion, winning their second New York State Class B title in four
years; and
WHEREAS, The athletic talent displayed by this team is due in great
part to the efforts of Coach Alaina Resue, a skilled and inspirational
tutor, respected for her ability to develop potential into excellence;
and
WHEREAS, The team's overall record of 24-0 is outstanding, and the
team members were loyally and enthusiastically supported by family,
fans, friends and the community at large; and
WHEREAS, The hallmarks of the Schalmont High School Girls Varsity
Soccer Team, from the opening game of the season to participation in the
championship, were a sisterhood of athletic ability, of good sportsman-
ship, of honor and of scholarship, demonstrating that these team players
are second to none; and
WHEREAS, Athletically and academically, the team members have proven
themselves to be an unbeatable combination of talents, reflecting favor-
ably on their school; and
WHEREAS, Coach Alaina Resue has done a superb job in guiding, molding
and inspiring the team members toward their goals; and
WHEREAS, Sports competition instills the values of teamwork, pride and
accomplishment, and Coach Alaina Resue and these outstanding athletes
have clearly made a contribution to the spirit of excellence which is a
tradition of their school; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
congratulate the Schalmont High School Girls Varsity Soccer Team; its
members: Rachel Cardinal, Kennedy Cronk, Rachel DiCocco, Sophia Greco,
Brooke Haviland, Sarah Lehr, Julia Rossi, Jessica Shultis, Rachel Stri-
jek, Kelsey Delaney, Alexis Horwedel, Kayla Longo, Sydnee Metzold, Erin
Pratt, Alexis Ryder, Kaylie Older, Molly Older, Kaylie Squires, Makenzie
Tripp, Vanessa Wainwright, and Davia Rossi; Coach Alaina Resue; and
Assistant Coaches Mike Schafer and Maurizio Cassano, on their undefeated
season and overall team record; and be it further
RESOLVED, That copies of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to the Schalmont High School Girls Varsity Soccer Team and the
coaches.

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  • 21 / Jan / 2016
    • REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • 21 / Jan / 2016
    • ADOPTED

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Law Section:
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J3275

Honoring Jack Henry Gerard Rose posthumously upon the occasion of his designation as recipient of a Liberty Medal

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION honoring Jack Henry Gerard Rose posthumously upon
the occasion of his designation as recipient of a Liberty Medal, the
highest honor bestowed upon an individual by the New York State Senate

WHEREAS, It is incumbent upon the people of the State of New York to
recognize and acknowledge those within our midst who have made signif-
icant contributions to the quality of life therein; and
WHEREAS, From time to time this Legislative Body takes note of certain
extraordinary individuals it wishes to recognize for their valued
contributions to the success and progress of society and publicly
acknowledge their endeavors which have enhanced the basic humanity among
us all; and
WHEREAS, This Legislative Body is justly proud to honor Jack Henry
Gerard Rose posthumously upon the occasion of his designation as recipi-
ent of a Liberty Medal, the highest honor bestowed upon an individual by
the New York State Senate; and
WHEREAS, The New York State Senate Liberty Medal was established by
resolution and is awarded to individuals who have merited special
commendation for exceptional, heroic, or humanitarian acts on behalf of
their fellow New Yorkers; and
WHEREAS, Born on September 13, 1996, in Monterey, California, the son
of Gary and Linda (Himberger) Rose, Jack grew up in Saugerties, New
York, and attended St. Mary's of the Snow Elementary before graduating
in 2014 from John A. Coleman High School in Kingston, New York; and
WHEREAS, Jack Rose was an honor student throughout high school, a
member of the National Honor Society and a varsity member of both the
golf and tennis teams; and
WHEREAS, With a strong belief in the community, Jack Rose was an
active member of the Mt. Marion Fire Department, where he fulfilled his
life-long dream of becoming a firefighter; he valiantly served for more
than three years and was recently elected to the esteemed rank of
Captain; and
WHEREAS, Jack Rose was a rare and fiercely loyal young man; his level
of commitment extended to his family, firehouse, friends, studies and
community; from a young age, he made it known that firefighting was his
absolute passion; and
WHEREAS, Jack Henry Gerard Rose, died at the age of 19 on Saturday,
December 19, 2015, as a result of injuries sustained in a firefighting
incident; and
WHEREAS, In addition to his parents, Jack Henry Gerard Rose is
survived by his brother, Matthew, and his sister-in-law, Jessica Lopez
Rose; and
WHEREAS, Jack Rose was a compassionate friend who always knew exactly
how to lift a friend in need; he was an example to all and will always
be remembered for his wicked sense of humor, sweet smile, selflessness
and dedication; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
honor Jack Henry Gerard Rose posthumously upon the occasion of his
designation as recipient of a Liberty Medal, the highest honor bestowed
upon an individual by the New York State Senate; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to the family of Jack Henry Gerard Rose.

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  • 21 / Jan / 2016
    • REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • 21 / Jan / 2016
    • ADOPTED

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