J4694

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION honoring Dr. Wayne A. I. Frederick upon the occa-
sion of his designation as recipient of the Distinguished Service Award
by the Sickle Cell Thalassemia Patients Network

WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body to recognize and pay
tribute to those individuals within the medical field who distinguish
themselves through professional excellence and who have made significant
contributions to the quality of life of citizens 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 honor Dr.
Wayne A. I. Frederick upon the occasion of his designation as recipient
of the Distinguished Service Award by the Sickle Cell Thalassemia
Patients Network, to be celebrated at its 23rd Annual Glamorous Red
Carpet Dinner and Dance Gala on Saturday, April 9, 2016, at the Grand
Prospect Hall, Brooklyn, New York; and
WHEREAS, Dr. Wayne A. I. Frederick 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, The Sickle Cell Thalassemia Patients Network is an organiza-
tion which provides education, advocacy, referral services, and support
for individuals and families living with sickle cell disease, thalasse-
mia, and other inherited blood disorders; and
WHEREAS, Each year, the Sickle Cell Thalassemia Patients Network
(SCTPN) honors medical professionals such as Dr. Wayne A. I. Frederick
who dedicate their careers caring for people living with sickle cell and
other chronic conditions associated with the disease; and
WHEREAS, As the 17th President of Howard University, Dr. Wayne A. I.
Frederick is dedicated to continuing the University's legacy of being a
world-renowned academic and research institution; and
WHEREAS, Individuals such as Dr. Wayne A. I. Frederick, who have given
so selflessly of their skills and dedication, have proven to be a great
asset to the health and welfare of the citizens of the State of New
York; and
WHEREAS, Rare indeed is the impressive dedication shown by an individ-
ual for the benefit of others which Dr. Wayne A. I. Frederick has
displayed throughout his life; and
WHEREAS, It is incumbent upon the people of the State of New York to
commend and recognize those esteemed individuals and institutions within
the medical community for their extraordinary and sustained contrib-
utions to the progress of medicine and the improvement of life; now,
therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
honor Dr. Wayne A. I. Frederick upon the occasion of his designation as
recipient of the Distinguished Service Award by the Sickle Cell
Thalassemia Patients Network; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Dr. Wayne A. I. Frederick.

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J4693

Commending Jim Tsunis upon the occasion of his designation for special recognition by The Townwide Fund of Huntington, New York

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION commending Jim Tsunis upon the occasion of his
designation for special recognition by The Townwide Fund of Huntington,
New York

WHEREAS, It is the practice 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
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
Jim Tsunis upon the occasion of his designation for special recognition
by The Townwide Fund of Huntington, New York, to be celebrated at its
Annual Charity Golf Outing, at Indian Hills Country Club, Northport, New
York; and
WHEREAS, The Townwide Fund of Huntington was founded in 1961, by a
group of private citizens who wanted to raise funds within the community
to assist the local charities which make our society stronger; and
WHEREAS, Today, The Townwide Fund of Huntington continues to raise
funds and to infuse local organizations with the support they need to
provide health and human services to the residents of the Town of Hunt-
ington; and
WHEREAS, Jim Tsunis is a 1981 graduate of Bryant College in Smith-
field, Rhode Island, where he earned a Business Administration degree in
Accounting; and
WHEREAS, A successful real estate broker, commercial property
owner/manager and managing member of the Northwind Group, Jim Tsunis has
built numerous 55-and-over communities throughout the Long Island area;
and
WHEREAS, Currently, this esteemed business leader is the principal
sponsor of Eastport Meadows condominiums, Village Vista condominiums in
Port Jefferson Village and Bayport Meadow Estates condominiums; and
WHEREAS, The recipient of numerous honors, Jim Tsunis helped the
Northwind Group win the 2004 Long Island Builders Institute Award for
Active Adult Design and Build Senior Condominiums; and
WHEREAS, Jim Tsunis has been called upon to contribute his time and
talents to countless civic and charitable endeavors and has always given
of himself unstintingly; he is the founder of the Melville/East Farming-
dale Chamber of Commerce, and a founding board member of Long Island
Seaport and Eco Center; and
WHEREAS, In addition, Jim Tsunis is a board member of the Long Island
Children's Maritime Museum, and has also been actively involved with
several charities including The Lustgarten Foundation for Pancreatic
Cancer Research; and
WHEREAS, With him throughout have been his wife, Theresa, and their
three sons Alex, James, and John, all of whom feel privileged to be a
part of his life and rejoice in his achievements; and
WHEREAS, Throughout the entire period of his community service, a
period of constructive involvement, Jim Tsunis has stood constant in
dignity, good grace and humor; 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 Jim Tsunis upon the occasion of his designation for special

recognition by The Townwide Fund of Huntington, New York; and be it
further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Jim Tsunis.

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J4692

Commending Bob Dorsey upon the occasion of his designation as a 2016 Inductee into the Auburn Alumni Hall of Distinction, on May 6, ...

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION commending Bob Dorsey upon the occasion of his
designation as a 2016 Inductee into the Auburn Alumni Hall of
Distinction, on May 6, 2016

WHEREAS, It is the custom of this Legislative Body to take note of and
publicly acknowledge individuals who have distinguished themselves
through their exemplary careers, accomplishments, and purposeful lives
of service to their community; and
WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its long-
standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to commend
Bob Dorsey upon the occasion of his designation as a 2016 Inductee into
the Auburn Alumni Hall of Distinction, to be celebrated at an Induction
Ceremony on Friday, May 6, 2016, at the Hilton Garden Inn, Auburn, New
York; and
WHEREAS, The Auburn Alumni Hall of Distinction was established in
2012, by the Auburn Education Foundation to recognize, honor and cele-
brate graduates who have distinguished themselves through outstanding
academic, professional, or civic achievements and to inspire current
students to pursue a path towards personal success; and
WHEREAS, A man of singular merit, Bob Dorsey, Auburn High Class of
1976, has continually demonstrated tremendous competence, extraordinary
intelligence and diligent leadership in his unwavering service to both
his community and his profession and consequently has been selected for
this most prestigious honor; and
WHEREAS, Bob Dorsey grew up in Auburn, New York, and played both ice
hockey and soccer at Auburn High School; and
WHEREAS, Upon graduating, Bob Dorsey earned his Bachelor's degree in
Fine Art Painting from Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT); he
furthered his education by obtaining his Master's degree in Illustration
from Syracuse University; and
WHEREAS, After receiving his degrees, Bob Dorsey became a staff illus-
trator at The American Greetings Card Co. and later at the Cleveland
Clinic Foundation; in 1982, he began a successful freelance illustration
business where he continues to work today; and
WHEREAS, Bob Dorsey's exceptional art work has appeared in numerous
books, magazines and advertising campaigns; some of his well-known
corporate clients include Coors Brewing Co., Pepsi, Time Inc., General
Electric, Citibank, Eveready, and Trump International, as well as Fish-
er-Price; and
WHEREAS, In addition, Bob Dorsey works with several renowned publish-
ing clients such as Disney Press, The National Wildlife Federation, and
Scholastic Inc.; and
WHEREAS, A sports enthusiast, Bob Dorsey is best known for the numer-
ous portraits that he has completed for the National Baseball Hall of
Fame in Cooperstown, New York, including Mickey Mantle, Roberto
Clemente, Jackie Robinson and Willie Mays; he also created memorable
sports paintings for Syracuse University including the centennial foot-
ball poster and has completed a total of 224 portraits for the Greater
Syracuse Sports Hall of Fame; and
WHEREAS, In 1990, Bob Dorsey accepted a full time teaching position at
his alma mater, RIT and was promoted to Full Professor in 2011; through-
out his tenure, he has served as the Illustration Program Chair for 14
years and taught for a semester in Dubrovnik, Croatia; and
WHEREAS, For his extraordinary illustrations, Bob Dorsey has been the
recipient of numerous awards and accolades such as an Award of Excel-
lence from Beckett Sports Publications as well as from the American
Publishing Corporation; his work has been seen in exhibitions throughout

the country including at the society of Illustrators Annual Exhibit in
New York City; and
WHEREAS, Currently, Bob Dorsey lives in a century old house in Roches-
ter, New York, where he enjoys traveling, playing golf and staying
active with a variety of physical activities; and
WHEREAS, With him throughout have been his children, Molly, Emily and
Brian, and his two grandchildren, all of whom feel privileged to be a
part of his life and rejoice in his 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 Bob Dorsey upon the occasion of his designation as a 2016 Induc-
tee into the Auburn Alumni Hall of Distinction, on May 6, 2016; and be
it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Bob Dorsey.

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J4691

Congratulating the Skaneateles High School Boys Varsity Hockey Team on capturing the New York State Section III Division II Hockey C...

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION congratulating the Skaneateles High School Boys
Varsity Hockey Team upon the occasion of capturing the New York State
Section III Division II Hockey 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 Skaneateles High School Lakers captured their first New
York State Section III Division II Hockey Championship since 2008, with
an impressive 4-0 win over New Hartford on Sunday, February 28, 2016 at
the Utica Memorial Auditorium in Utica, New York; and
WHEREAS, Following this victory, the Skaneateles Lakers defeated the
Pelham Pelicans by a score of 3-1 to advance to their second straight
New York State Division II final; and
WHEREAS, The athletic talent displayed by this team is due in great
part to the efforts of Head Coach Mitch Major, a skilled and inspira-
tional tutor who has done a superb job in guiding the team members
towards winning their goals; and
WHEREAS, The Laker's overall record of 21-3-2 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 Skaneateles High School Boys Varsity
Hockey Team, from the opening game of the season to participation in the
championship, were a close-knit brotherhood of athletic ability, of good
sportsmanship, 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, Sports competition instills the values of teamwork, pride and
accomplishment, and Coach Mitch Major 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 Skaneateles High School Boys Varsity Hockey Team; its
members: Karl Adams, Matt Benson, Reggie Buell, Devin Callahan, Dimitris
Christou, Sam Clymer, Reece Eddy, Ray Falso, Eric Huba, Matt Leveroni,
Adam Lupo, Luke Lynn, Bennett Morse, Kyle Ochsner, Jacob Patalino, Nick
Rottger, Tyler Schneider, Kyle Teachout, Owen Van Holtz, Marc Welch; and
Coach Mitch Major, on their outstanding season and overall team record;
and be it further
RESOLVED, That copies of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to the members of the Skaneateles High School Boys Varsity Hock-
ey Team, and Coach Mitch Major.

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J4690

Commending James Gallagher, Jr. upon the occasion of his designation for special recognition by the Queens Civic Congress, Inc. on A...

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION commending James Gallagher, Jr. upon the occasion
of his designation for special recognition by the Queens Civic Congress,
Inc. on April 17, 2016

WHEREAS, Individuals who give of their time and energies and serve the
best interests of their communities are an asset beyond remuneration and
cannot be sufficiently extolled; and
WHEREAS, James Gallagher, Jr. has given not only of his time and ener-
gies but also of his competence, intelligence and leadership and conse-
quently has been designated for special honor; and
WHEREAS, This Legislative Body is justly proud to commend James
Gallagher, Jr. upon the occasion of his designation for special recogni-
tion by the Queens Civic Congress, Inc., to be celebrated at its Bienni-
al Civic Luncheon on Sunday, April 17, 2016, at Antun's Caterers in
Queens Village, New York; and
WHEREAS, This auspicious event brings together over 200 civic leaders
representing all of Queens, New York, as well as notable federal, state
and city officials; and
WHEREAS, The Queens Civic Congress, Inc. is proud to recognize James
Gallagher, Jr. for his substantial role as a community leader; he has
continuously cast a positive impact on his community and displayed an
unbridled enthusiasm in all his civic endeavors; and
WHEREAS, A resident of Fresh Meadows, Queens, he was a proud graduate
of the first class of the New York Police Department (NYPD) Citizens
Police Academy; and
WHEREAS, Today, James Gallagher, Jr. is employed as the Administrative
Project Manager of New York City Environmental Protection, Bureau of
Customer Services and Technical Services Unit; and
WHEREAS, James Gallagher, Jr. 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, A valued and involved member of his community, James Gallagh-
er, Jr. currently holds the title of President of the Fresh Meadows
Homeowners Civic Association, a very active homeowners advocacy associ-
ation; and
WHEREAS, Moreover, James Gallagher, Jr. is actively involved in vari-
ous Queens Community Board No. 8 committees, and is one of the longest
serving members, as well as benefits Committee Member of the Community
Advisory Board of New York Presbyterian/Queens, formerly Booth Memorial
Hospital; and
WHEREAS, A devoted public servant, James Gallagher, Jr. has held
numerous leadership positions in several organizations including Presi-
dent of the 107th Precinct Community Council, President and Founder of
Blue & Green Toastmasters, Vice President of Mid Queens Community Coun-
cil, and Vice President of the previous St. Joseph's Hospital (Union
Turnpike) Community Advisory Council, as well as head of Lectors; and
WHEREAS, In addition, James Gallagher, Jr. is actively involved with
several other civic and community associations, contributing time,
talent and effort towards improving the communities in the region; he is
a vital member of St. John's University Queens Community Dialogue Group,
and the Queens Civic Congress, as well as a number of Task Forces at
Borough Hall; and
WHEREAS, James Gallagher, Jr. previously served on the Parish Council
of Holy Family Roman Catholic Church and the Flushing Meadows Corona
Development Corporation which later became Flushing Meadows Corona Park
Conservancy; and

WHEREAS, Furthermore, this remarkable man serves as an Advisor to the
Friends of Brinckerhoff Colonial Cemetery; in this capacity, he is
actively involved in the efforts to landmark the cemetery; and
WHEREAS, Throughout the entire period of his community service, a
period of constructive involvement, James Gallagher, Jr. has stood
constant in dignity, good grace and humor; and
WHEREAS, Rare indeed is the impressive dedication shown by an individ-
ual for the benefit of others which James Gallagher, Jr. 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 James Gallagher, Jr. upon the occasion of his designation for
special recognition by the Queens Civic Congress, Inc. on April 17,
2016; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to James Gallagher, Jr.

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J4689

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION commending Warren Schreiber upon the occasion of
his designation for special recognition by the Queens Civic Congress,
Inc. on April 17, 2016

WHEREAS, Individuals who give of their time and energies and serve the
best interests of their communities are an asset beyond remuneration and
cannot be sufficiently extolled; and
WHEREAS, Warren Schreiber 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 commend Warren
Schreiber upon the occasion of his designation for special recognition
by the Queens Civic Congress, Inc., to be celebrated at its Biennial
Civic Luncheon on Sunday, April 17, 2016, at Antun's Caterers in Queens
Village, New York; and
WHEREAS, This auspicious event brings together over 200 civic leaders
representing all of Queens, New York, as well as notable federal, state
and city officials; and
WHEREAS, The Queens Civic Congress, Inc. is proud to recognize Warren
Schreiber for his substantial role as a community leader; he has contin-
uously cast a positive impact on his community and displayed an unbri-
dled enthusiasm in all his civic endeavors; and
WHEREAS, For 30 years, Warren Schreiber diligently worked for the New
York City Transit Authority in several divisions such as Subway System
Safety, Government Affairs and Consumer Relations; and
WHEREAS, Warren Schreiber 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, A valued and involved member of his community, Warren
Schreiber was a vital member of Community Board 7 where he held various
leadership positions including Vice Chair, Aviation Chair and Transit
Chair; in addition, he served as the Representative for the New York
Community Aviation Roundtable; and
WHEREAS, This dedicated public servant also founded and held the title
of President of the Friends of Fort Totten Parks; and
WHEREAS, Currently, this remarkable man holds several leadership posi-
tions of numerous organizations including Vice President of the Queens
Civic Congress, 10th year as President of the Bay Terrace Community
Alliance, 15th year as President of Bay Terrace Cooperative Section I,
and co-President of the Cooperatives and Condominium Council, an advoca-
cy group representing 70 properties in Queens with a population of
approximately 100,000 individuals; and
WHEREAS, Throughout the entire period of his community service, a
period of constructive involvement, Warren Schreiber has stood constant
in dignity, good grace and humor; and
WHEREAS, Rare indeed is the impressive dedication shown by an individ-
ual for the benefit of others which Warren Schreiber 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 Warren Schreiber upon the occasion of his designation for
special recognition by the Queens Civic Congress, Inc. on April 17,
2016; and be it further

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

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J4688

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION commending Christina Wilkinson upon the occasion
of her designation for special recognition by the Queens Civic Congress,
Inc. on April 17, 2016

WHEREAS, Individuals who give of their time and energies and serve the
best interests of their communities are an asset beyond remuneration and
cannot be sufficiently extolled; and
WHEREAS, Christina Wilkinson has given not only of her time and ener-
gies but also of her competence, intelligence and leadership and conse-
quently has been designated for special honor; and
WHEREAS, This Legislative Body is justly proud to commend Christina
Wilkinson upon the occasion of her designation for special recognition
by the Queens Civic Congress, Inc., to be celebrated at its Biennial
Civic Luncheon on Sunday, April 17, 2016, at Antun's Caterers in Queens
Village, New York; and
WHEREAS, This auspicious event brings together over 200 civic leaders
representing all of Queens, New York, as well as notable federal, state
and city officials; and
WHEREAS, The Queens Civic Congress, Inc. is proud to recognize Christ-
ina Wilkinson for her substantial role as a community leader; she has
continuously cast a positive impact on her community and displayed an
unbridled enthusiasm in all her civic endeavors; and
WHEREAS, A fifth generation resident of Queens, Christina Wilkinson is
originally from the Maspeth area and currently resides in the Ridgewood
section; and
WHEREAS, A prolific author, Christina Wilkinson has written articles
about several Queens neighborhoods such as Woodside, Sunnyside,
Winfield, Corona, Middle Village, Glendale and Ridgewood for the website
Forgotten New York; in addition, she holds the position of Assistant
Editor of the JUNIPER BERRY, a quarterly magazine published by the Juni-
per Park Civic Association; and
WHEREAS, Christina Wilkinson 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, A valued and involved member of her community, Christina
Wilkinson serves as Chair of the Juniper Park Civic Association's
Committee to Save St. Saviour's Church, leading a citywide educational
effort about the importance of the Richard Upjohn-designed chapel and
the historical figures connected to it; and
WHEREAS, In 2007, Christina Wilkinson co-founded the Newtown Histor-
ical Society and has been its President ever since; currently, she
serves as the communications officer for the COMET civic association
(Communities of Maspeth and Elmhurst Together) and as a board member of
the Queens County Farm Museum; and
WHEREAS, A devoted public servant, Christina Wilkinson has been deeply
involved in several campaigns including protecting the Ridgewood Reser-
voir from development, working to stop the construction of a megamall
inside Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, assisting with the effort to
preserve the Brinckerhoff Cemetery and working with Elmhurst United in
calling attention to issues regarding the Pan Am homeless shelter; and
WHEREAS, In addition, Christina Wilkinson assists on a wide array of
quality-of-life issues from improving railroad safety to graffiti
removal; she is also diligently working to help the 281-year-old St.
James Church of Elmhurst achieve official New York City landmark status;
and

WHEREAS, Throughout the entire period of her community service, a
period of constructive involvement, Christina Wilkinson has stood
constant in dignity, good grace and humor; and
WHEREAS, Rare indeed is the impressive dedication shown by an individ-
ual for the benefit of others which Christina Wilkinson has displayed
throughout her life; and
WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body that when individ-
uals of such noble aims and accomplishments are brought to our atten-
tion, they should be celebrated and recognized by all the citizens of
this great Empire State; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
commend Christina Wilkinson upon the occasion of her designation for
special recognition by the Queens Civic Congress, Inc. on April 17,
2016; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Christina Wilkinson.

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