J4756

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION commending Sheron Gaspar upon the occasion of her
retirement after 40 years of distinguished service to children with
disabilities and their families on August 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 individ-
uals 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
Sheron Gaspar upon the occasion of her retirement after 40 years of
distinguished service to children with disabilities and their families
on Wednesday, August 31, 2016; and
WHEREAS, Forty-three years ago, as a young parent of a child with Down
Syndrome, Sheron Gaspar's quest for appropriate educational and thera-
peutic services for her son hit a dead-end; and
WHEREAS, After locating two other parents of children with similar
needs, Sheron Gaspar and the other parents worked together to write a
grant which ultimately resulted in a classroom where they could work
with their child, learning alongside other parents and their children,
while working with professionals; and
WHEREAS, Sheron Gaspar's pursuit resulted in her luminous career at
the Early Childhood Education Center, a small non-profit serving pres-
choolers with disabilities in six counties throughout the Capital
Region; and
WHEREAS, As the Center's Chief Financial Officer for forty years,
Sheron Gaspar has efficiently completed every payroll and signed every
check; her ethical standards have stood the test of New York State
Office of the State Comptroller, New York State Department of Education
Audits as well as multiple other regulators; and
WHEREAS, Sheron Gaspar has provided fine financial management for the
Early Childhood Education Center, but above all, she has advocated for
the vulnerable, and comforted anxious parents; and
WHEREAS, Dedicated individuals such as Sheron Gaspar serve an invalu-
able function in our society, giving voice to the needs of one of the
most vulnerable populations in this society and ensuring that students
with disabilities have full access to the best that New York State has
to offer; and
WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body that those who
enhance the 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
commend Sheron Gaspar upon the occasion of her retirement after 40 years
of distinguished service to children with disabilities and their fami-
lies on August, 31, 2016, and to wish her continued success in all of
her future endeavors; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Sheron Gaspar.

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  • 06 / Apr / 2016
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Law Section:
Resolutions, Legislative

J4755

Honoring Ralph Della Rocca upon the occasion of his designation as recipient of the 2016 Sister Mary Coons Award by The Food Pantrie...

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION honoring Ralph Della Rocca upon the occasion of
his designation as recipient of the 2016 Sister Mary Coons Award by The
Food Pantries for the Capital District on May 7, 2016

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, Ralph Della Rocca has given not only of his time and energies
but also of his competence, intelligence and leadership and consequently
has been designated for special honor; and
WHEREAS, This Legislative Body is justly proud to honor Ralph Della
Rocca upon the occasion of his designation as recipient of the Sister
Mary Coons Award by the Food Pantries for the Capital District to be
celebrated at its 22nd Annual Community Auction on Saturday, May 7,
2016; and
WHEREAS, Named in honor of Sister Mary Coons, a Sister of Mercy for 50
years, this auspicious award is given annually to an individual who
exemplifies the spirit of working together to feed the hungry; and
WHEREAS, Working together to feed the hungry since 1979, The Food
Pantries for the Capital District is a coalition of 53 food pantries
located in Albany, Rensselaer and Saratoga Counties; annually, The Food
Pantries helps fund, collect and deliver nearly 2 million pounds of food
for its member pantries, which provides approximately 2.5 million meals;
and
WHEREAS, The Food Pantries for the Capital District supports its
member pantries by providing service coordination, education, training,
opportunities for networking, infant needs and holiday meal programs;
and
WHEREAS, Ralph Della Rocca 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, For over 16 years, Ralph Della Rocca has served as a stead-
fast and dedicated volunteer at the Food Pantry of Christ Our Light
Catholic Church, providing over 400 hours of assistance each year; and
WHEREAS, In his capacity as Volunteer Supervisor, Ralph Della Rocca
knows and understands the day-to-day operations of the Food Pantry
better than anyone; he is always the first to arrive and the last to
leave; and
WHEREAS, Ralph Della Rocca is involved in many aspects of this vital
community resource including transporting donated items from the Church
to the food pantry, delivering food orders to homebound clients, and
organizing the collection and distribution of back-to-school clothes and
warm winter garments; he is also instrumental in the success of the
Annual Food Pantry Community Auction; and
WHEREAS, Dependable and humble, Ralph Della Rocca appreciates the
clients and always does his best to serve their needs with dignity and
respect; and
WHEREAS, In addition to his work with the Food Pantry of Christ Our
Light Catholic Church, Ralph Della Rocca assists with other activities
in the Church and helps with senior groups; and
WHEREAS, Rare indeed is the impressive dedication shown by an individ-
ual for the benefit of others which Ralph Della Rocca 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
honor Ralph Della Rocca upon the occasion of his designation as recipi-
ent of the Sister Mary Coons Award by the Food Pantries for the Capital
District; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Ralph Della Rocca.

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  • 06 / Apr / 2016
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Law Section:
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J4754

Honoring Peggy and Leo Hetling upon the occasion of their designation as recipients of the 2016 Volunteers of the Year Award by The ...

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION honoring Peggy and Leo Hetling upon the occasion
of their designation as recipients of the 2016 Volunteers of the Year
Award by The Food Pantries for the Capital District on May 7, 2016

WHEREAS, It is the custom of this Legislative Body to call attention to
the dedicated efforts of those individuals from across the State of New
York who volunteer their time and energies in service to the community;
and
WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its long-
standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to honor
Peggy and Leo Hetling upon the occasion of their designation as recipi-
ents of the 2016 Volunteers of the Year Award by The Food Pantries for
the Capital District to be celebrated at its 22nd Annual Community
Auction on Saturday, May 7, 2016; and
WHEREAS, Working together to feed the hungry since 1979, The Food
Pantries for the Capital District is a coalition of 53 food pantries
located in Albany, Rensselaer and Saratoga Counties; annually, The Food
Pantries helps fund, collect and deliver nearly 2 million pounds of food
for its member pantries, which provides approximately 2.5 million meals;
and
WHEREAS, The Food Pantries for the Capital District supports its
member pantries by providing service coordination, education, training,
opportunities for networking, infant needs and holiday meal programs;
and
WHEREAS, Volunteers with St. John's/St. Ann's Outreach Center Food
Pantry for over 20 years, Peggy and Leo Hetling have selflessly contrib-
uted their time and energies to helping others and are a shining example
of the spirit of volunteerism; and
WHEREAS, An efficient team, Peggy and Leo Hetling have faithfully and
graciously served those within their community by organizing, interview-
ing and entering information on the computer for the holiday program at
St. John's/St. Ann's Outreach Center Food Pantry; with a friendly smile
and positive attitude, they are always ready and willing to lend a hand
when it is needed; and
WHEREAS, In addition, Peggy Hetling serves as the Pantry's Reception-
ist twice a month and sorts and packs produce for homebound clients, as
well as helps at the Welcome Table; computer savvy, Leo Hetling keeps
the database up to date, and problem solves technical issues; he also
works on various fundraising events such as Friend's Appeal; and
WHEREAS, Throughout the entire period of their community service, a
period of constructive involvement, Peggy and Leo Hetling have stood
constant in dignity, good grace and humor; and
WHEREAS, Volunteerism is an essential element of all societies; it
provides a way in which the human values of community, caring and serv-
ing can be sustained and strengthened; and
WHEREAS, Rare indeed is the impressive dedication shown by individuals
for the benefit of others which Peggy and Leo Hetling 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 Peggy and Leo Hetling upon the occasion of their designation as
recipients of the 2016 Volunteers of the Year Award by The Food Pantries
for the Capital District on May 7, 2016; and be it further

RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Peggy and Leo Hetling.

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  • 06 / Apr / 2016
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Law Section:
Resolutions, Legislative

J4753

Congratulating Robert T. Dunn III upon the occasion of receiving the distinguished rank of Eagle Scout

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION congratulating Robert T. Dunn III upon the occa-
sion of receiving the distinguished rank of Eagle Scout, the most pres-
tigious of Scouting honors, on April 30, 2016

WHEREAS, Robert T. Dunn III, 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; and
WHEREAS, Robert T. Dunn III is a member of Boy Scouts of America Troop
122, Germantown, New York; and
WHEREAS, America has achieved her greatest heights of glory through
the dedication, determination and tireless efforts of the outstanding
citizens of this Nation; and
WHEREAS, 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, Robert T. Dunn III constructed and installed
a park sign and baseball pitching mounds at Livingston Town Park; and
WHEREAS, Robert T. Dunn III'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 Robert T. Dunn III on achieving the rank of Eagle
Scout; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Robert T. Dunn III.

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Law Section:
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J4752

Congratulating Tristan Turner upon the occasion of receiving the distinguished rank of Eagle Scout

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION congratulating Tristan Turner upon the occasion
of receiving the distinguished rank of Eagle Scout, the most prestigious
of Scouting honors, on May 27, 2016

WHEREAS, Tristan WesScott Turner 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 Friday,
May 27, 2016; and
WHEREAS, Tristan Turner is a member of Boy Scouts of America Troop
4013, Twin Rivers Council; and
WHEREAS, America has achieved her greatest heights of glory through
the dedication, determination and tireless efforts of the outstanding
citizens of this Nation; and
WHEREAS, It is only with the continued diligence and devotion of our
youth, tomorrow's leaders, that America will maintain her glory; and
WHEREAS, The Boy Scouts of America and its members are dedicated to
the development of character and leadership in the youth of this Nation;
and
WHEREAS, The highest achievement of leadership in Scouting, earned by
only five percent of all Boy Scouts, is the distinguished rank of Eagle
Scout; and
WHEREAS, This outstanding young man has been involved in Scouting for
many years, has lived up to Scouting's ideals and has attained all of
the necessary achievements, including completion of a community service
project, which was successfully planned, developed and executed; and
WHEREAS, For his project, Tristan Turner oversaw the complete reno-
vation of the Quaker Springs United Methodist Church basement into a
multi-purpose room to be used for community events; this significant
project took 603 service hours by 25 people to complete; and
WHEREAS, Tristan Turner'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 Tristan Turner on achieving the rank of Eagle
Scout; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Tristan Turner.

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Law Section:
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J4751

Honoring Paul Colarusso upon the occasion of his designation as recipient of the 2016 Columbia County Good Scout Award by the Boy Sc...

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION honoring Paul Colarusso upon the occasion of his
designation as recipient of the 2016 Columbia County Good Scout Award by
the Boy Scouts of America on April 7, 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 individ-
uals 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 tradi-
tions, this Legislative Body is proud to honor Paul Colarusso upon the
occasion of his designation as recipient of the 2016 Columbia County
Good Scout Award by the Boy Scouts of America on Thursday, April 7,
2016; and
WHEREAS, Paul Colarusso has been called upon to contribute his time
and talents to countless civic and charitable endeavors and has always
given of himself unstintingly; his dedication to his community and to
scouting has had a lasting impact on the greater Columbia County commu-
nity; and
WHEREAS, Born and raised in Hudson, New York, Paul Colarusso graduated
from Hudson High School and attended Hudson Valley Community College in
Troy, New York, as well as Union College in Schenectady, New York; and
WHEREAS, As a young man, Paul Colarusso served as a Cub Scout and a
Boy Scout; when his two sons, Paul Jr. and Antonio, both served as
members of Boy Scouts of America Troop 102, he assisted their troop and
supported them as they navigated through the scouting ranks; and
WHEREAS, Currently, Paul Colarusso is President of A. Colarusso and
Son, Inc., (ACS), a heavy highway construction, aggregate and asphalt
company based in Hudson for over 100 years; founded in 1912, it is one
of the top three employers in Columbia County; and
WHEREAS, ACS provides engineering, bridge building, site work and road
construction services throughout New York and New England; the Company
produces quality aggregate and asphalt products that are vital for day-
to-day living in a modern world; and
WHEREAS, Under the able leadership of Paul Colarusso, ACS and its 200
employees have received numerous awards in the construction industry and
are proud to call Columbia County home; ACS and its employees consider
community service and giving back a large part of its culture, and
support numerous organizations throughout the county; and
WHEREAS, Active within his community, Paul Colarusso served as a
former member on numerous Boards of Directors including the Columbia
Economic Development Corporation, the Columbia County Chamber of
Commerce and New York State Associated Builders and Contractors; and
WHEREAS, Today, Paul Colarusso's dedication and commitment continues
as a current member of the Board of Trustees at LaSalle School in Alba-
ny, New York, and as a member of the Board of Directors for New York
State Associated General Contractors and New York State Construction
Materials Association; and
WHEREAS, Rare indeed is the impressive dedication shown by an individ-
ual for the benefit of others which Paul Colarusso 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
honor Paul Colarusso upon the occasion of his designation as recipient

of the 2016 Columbia County Good Scout Award by the Boy Scouts of Ameri-
ca on April 7, 2016; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Paul Colarusso.

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Law Section:
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J4750

Honoring Joan Gavrilik upon the occasion of her designation as recipient of the 2016 Citizen of the Year Award by the Bethlehem Cham...

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION honoring Joan Gavrilik upon the occasion of her
designation as recipient of the 2016 Citizen of the Year Award by the
Bethlehem Chamber of Commerce

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, Joan Gavrilik 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 Joan Gavrilik
upon the occasion of her designation as recipient of the 2016 Citizen of
the Year Award by the Bethlehem Chamber of Commerce to be celebrated at
its 31st Annual Awards Dinner on Friday, April 8, 2016; and
WHEREAS, Established in 1957, the Bethlehem Chamber of Commerce works
on a local and regional level to advance economic development and foster
a positive business environment; it offers resources for residents,
business, recreation and relocation in Bethlehem and the surrounding
region; and
WHEREAS, Joan Gavrilik 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, Joan Gavrilik is the current President of Friends of Bethle-
hem Parks and Recreation, as well as a founding member of the organiza-
tion, which was formed in 2013; and
WHEREAS, A retired Attorney for the New York State Department of
Education, this remarkable woman was instrumental in the formation of
this new organization, completing all applications and filings for non-
profit status; Friends of Bethlehem Parks and Recreation aims to improve
Bethlehem parks, add recreational programming and increase participation
by users; and
WHEREAS, Through her leadership, Joan Gavrilik has facilitated the
development of a strategic plan for the organization in conjunction with
its Board of Directors; she was instrumental in the creation of a Comme-
morative Tree and Bench Program; and
WHEREAS, Joan Gavrilik was also involved with developing a public
presence and a marketing plan for the organization, which included
authoring a grant for funding to develop and launch the Friends website;
subsequently, a Facebook page was developed to keep the community
apprised of the group's activities; and
WHEREAS, Friends of Bethlehem Parks and Recreation also outreaches to
the community, through participation in fellow member Mohawk Hudson Land
Conservancy's Summer Solstice event, as well as partnering with the
Glenmont Job Corps in involving kids in the parks programs; and
WHEREAS, In addition to her commitment to the Friends of Bethlehem
Parks and Recreation, Joan serves on the Town Budget Committee, the
Parks and Recreation Master Plan Committee, and the Local Waterfront
Revitalization Program Committee; and
WHEREAS, Further demonstrating her commitment to improving community
life, Joan Gavrilik organized two "I Love My Park Days," coordinating
all volunteers for these events, and participating with other park
programs; and
WHEREAS, Throughout the entire period of her community service, a
period of constructive involvement, Joan Gavrilik 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 Joan Gavrilik has displayed through-
out her life; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
honor Joan Gavrilik upon the occasion of her designation as recipient of
the 2016 Citizen of the Year Award by the Bethlehem Chamber of Commerce;
and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Joan Gavrilik.

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Law Section:
Resolutions, Legislative

J4749

Congratulating Frederick J. Schneider upon the occasion of receiving the distinguished rank of Eagle Scout, the most prestigious of ...

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION congratulating Frederick J. Schneider upon the
occasion of receiving the distinguished rank of Eagle Scout, the most
prestigious of Scouting honors, on June 5, 2016

WHEREAS, Frederick J. Schneider, 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 Sunday,
June 5, 2016, at Bellmore Presbyterian Church, Bellmore, New York; and
WHEREAS, Frederick J. Schneider is a member of Boy Scouts of America
Troop 192, Bellmore, New York; and
WHEREAS, America has achieved her greatest heights of glory through
the dedication, determination and tireless efforts of the outstanding
citizens of this Nation; and
WHEREAS, 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, Frederick J. Schneider constructed wooden
crosses for a local church's Memorial Day tribute; and
WHEREAS, Frederick J. Schneider'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 Frederick J. Schneider on achieving the rank of
Eagle Scout; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Frederick J. Schneider.

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Law Section:
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J4748

Congratulating Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Daigler upon the occasion of celebrating their 50th Wedding Anniversary

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

WHEREAS, Clarence Daigler and Pamela Hagelstein were united in marriage
on March 19, 1966, at Saint Mary's Roman Catholic Church in Swormville,
New York; and
WHEREAS, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Daigler of East Amherst, New York,
celebrated their Golden Wedding Anniversary with family at a dinner held
in their honor at Seabar Restaurant in Buffalo, New York; and
WHEREAS, After 30 years, Clarence Daigler retired as a drywall finish-
er at Madar Construction Company, Inc. in Elma, New York; Pamela Daigler
retired from Williamsville East High School after working 25 years in
food service; and
WHEREAS, They are the proud parents of three children, and the loving
grandparents of four grandchildren; and
WHEREAS, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Daigler 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. Clarence Daigler 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. Clarence Daigler 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. Clarence Daigler upon the occasion of cele-
brating their 50th Wedding Anniversary; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Daigler.

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Law Section:
Resolutions, Legislative

J4747

Commending Dr. Albert Vann upon the occasion of his designation for special recognition by the Male Development and Empowerment Cent...

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION commending Dr. Albert Vann upon the occasion of
his designation for special recognition by the Male Development and
Empowerment Center at Medgar Evers College of the City University of New
York, on April 18, 2016

WHEREAS, It is the custom of this Legislative Body to recognize and pay
tribute to those individuals who are committed to expanding scholastic
opportunities and enhancing the quality of education 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 commend
Dr. Albert Vann upon the occasion of his designation for special recog-
nition by the Male Development and Empowerment Center at Medgar Evers
College of the City University of New York, to be celebrated at its
Inaugural Founder's Breakfast, on Monday, April 18, 2016, in conjunction
with its Annual Men of Medgar Week; and
WHEREAS, Along with its Black Male Initiative, the Male Development
and Empowerment Center is proud to host the Men of Medgar Week, a week-
long celebratory exploration of the minority male experience and pres-
ence on the Medgar Evers College campus; this special occasion will
consist of a variety of workshops, symposiums, lectures, social and
special events moderated and hosted by diverse men of color from all
spectrums of life dedicated to raising awareness and the social
conscience of the College's male population; and
WHEREAS, The end goal of this enlightening event is to encourage
academic excellence, engage and spark recruitment, while highlighting
and honoring male achievement, as well as promoting excellence on the
college campus; and
WHEREAS, The festivities will begin with a motivational Founder's
Breakfast followed by the Annual Medgar Men in Suits campus march and
conclude with the President's Breakfast and the ceremonial Pi Eta Kappa
Honors Induction; and
WHEREAS, Born and raised in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, Dr. Albert
Vann, affectionately known as Al, has a long and distinguished career as
a public servant, educator and community activist; and
WHEREAS, At the age of 18, Albert Vann joined the United States Marine
Corps where he proudly served his country as a Sergeant; after his
discharge, he earned his bachelor's degree from The University of Toledo
in Ohio; and
WHEREAS, Albert Vann furthered his education by obtaining his Master's
degree in Education from Yeshiva University in New York City, and a
Master's degree in Guidance and Counseling from Long Island University;
and
WHEREAS, After college, Dr. Albert Vann began a long career as an
educator at P.S. 256, JHS 35 and JHS 271, where he founded the African
American Teachers Association, before serving as an instructor at Vassar
College's Urban Center for Black Studies; as a community board member,
he played an instrumental role in the creation of Boys & Girls Memorial
High School and Medgar Evers College of The City University of New York;
and
WHEREAS, In 2001, Dr. Albert Vann was elected to the New York City
Council, where he established the Committee on Community Development,
and served as its Chairman for 12 years; he also created the 36th Coun-
cil District Katrina Relief Effort, the Black Brooklyn Empowerment
Convention, and was an advocate for the Black and Latino communities
through the Council's HIV/AIDS Faith-Based Initiative; and

WHEREAS, Educators like Dr. Albert Vann 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, Dr. Albert Vann has clearly had an enduring impact on the
youth of Brooklyn, as well as on the community-at-large, and accordingly
merits recognition and applause for his impressive dedication to others;
and
WHEREAS, It is the sense 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
commend Dr. Albert Vann upon the occasion of his designation for special
recognition by the Male Development and Empowerment Center at Medgar
Evers College of the City University of New York, on April 18, 2016; and
be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Dr. Albert Vann.

actions

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

Resolution Details

Law Section:
Resolutions, Legislative

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