J2477

Commending Honorary Chief Roger F. Fay as recipient of the Firefighter of the Year Award by the Williston Park Fire Department

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION commending Honorary Chief Roger F. Fay upon the
occasion of his designation as recipient of the Firefighter of the Year
Award by the Williston Park Fire Department

WHEREAS, The firefighters of New York State are renowned throughout the
Nation; their reputation is synonymous with excellence in the arduous
field of fire protection and prevention; and
WHEREAS, Since the early days of "teapot steamers," the volunteer
firefighter has been the cornerstone of our great Nation's efforts to
spare us from the ravages of fire; and
WHEREAS, This Legislative Body is justly proud to commend Honorary
Chief Roger F. Fay upon the occasion of his designation as recipient of
the Firefighter of the Year Award by the Williston Park Fire Department,
to be celebrated at its 88th Annual Inspection and Installation Dinner
Dance on Saturday, June 6, 2015, at the Long Island Marriott, Uniondale,
New York; and
WHEREAS, The Williston Park Fire Department is a volunteer organiza-
tion established in 1927, for the purpose of preventing and extinguish-
ing fires, and protecting life and property; and
WHEREAS, The dedicated firefighters of the Williston Park Fire Depart-
ment proudly protect the residents and visitors of its village of Willi-
ston Park, New York; with over 7,500 people, and 2,641 housing units,
and some 300 businesses in an area of .7 square miles, its population
density rivals or exceeds some of the major cities in the State of New
York; and
WHEREAS, Volunteer firefighters and fire departments not only provide
the critical service of fire protection but also engage in other activ-
ities of great benefit and importance to the communities they serve; and
WHEREAS, Roger F. Fay joined the Williston Park Fire Department in
1955; throughout his tenure, he served as Company Treasurer for more
than 30 years, and in 2005, he was named an Honorary Chief in recogni-
tion of his 50 years of dedicated service to the Department; and
WHEREAS, Roger F. Fay 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, Dedicated to the well-being of his community, Roger F. Fay
held the position of both Village Trustee and Mayor from 1960-1968; in
this capacity, he was responsible for spearheading the initiative to
expand Village Hall, construct the Village Pool, and erect the current
Firehouse; and
WHEREAS, Additionally, Roger F. Fay held the position of Executive
Director of the Nassau County Village Officials Association and current-
ly holds the title of Executive Director Emeritus; he also serves as
Village Historian and member of the Historical Committee; and
WHEREAS, Throughout the entire period of his community service, a
period of constructive involvement, Roger F. Fay has stood constant in
dignity, good grace and humor; and
WHEREAS, It takes a special dedication, a strong desire to help others
and a tireless sense of community to forsake precious time with family
and friends to respond to the signal that a neighbor is in need; Honor-
ary Chief Roger F. Fay is such a firefighter; throughout 60 years of
devoted service, this volunteer heroically performed, above and beyond
the call of duty, those responsibilities which define the task of fire
protection; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
commend Honorary Chief Roger F. Fay upon the occasion of his designation

as recipient of the Firefighter of the Year Award by the Williston Park
Fire Department; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Honorary Chief Roger F. Fay.

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J2476

Memorializing Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to proclaim June 15-21, 2015, as Men's Health Week in the State of New York

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION memorializing Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to
proclaim June 15-21, 2015, as Men's Health Week in the State of New
York, in conjunction with the observance of National Men's Health Week

WHEREAS, June 15-21, 2015, marks the 21st year for National Men's Health
Week, which its sole purpose is to heighten the awareness of preventable
health problems and encourage early detection and treatment of disease
among men and boys; and
WHEREAS, As we prepare to celebrate Father's Day and recognize the
important men in our lives, it is critical that we bring attention to
the unique health concerns that many men are faced with; on the average
a man's life expectancy is almost six years less than that of a woman;
we need to give particular emphasis to the importance of public aware-
ness and education so we can improve the life expectancy of our men in
the State of New York; and
WHEREAS, National Men's Health Week was established by Congress in
1994 and urges men and their families to engage in appropriate health
behaviors; the resulting increased awareness has improved health-related
education and has helped prevent illness; and
WHEREAS, The shift to prevention requires not only changes in the
health care system, but also an awareness by the American public of the
importance of regular visits to their physicians; and
WHEREAS, Recognizing and preventing men's health problems is not just
a man's issue; because of its impact on wives, mothers, daughters, and
sisters, men's health is truly a family issue; and
WHEREAS, Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men, afflicting
one out of every seven American men and killing 34,000 men every year;
for African-American men, the rate of affliction is even worse; Afri-
can-American men are 56% more likely to develop prostate cancer compared
with Caucasian men and nearly 2.5 times as likely to die from the
disease; in the past five years, the death rate for prostate cancer has
grown at almost twice the death rate of breast cancer; and
WHEREAS, Prostate cancer and many other health problems affecting men
could be avoided if men's awareness of health screening tests were
increased; heightening the awareness of preventable health problems and
increasing early detection and treatment of disease would significantly
improve our Nation's health, as well as save limited health care
dollars; and
WHEREAS, Women visit the doctor 150 percent as often as men, enabling
them to detect health problems in their early stages; and
WHEREAS, Significant numbers of male related health problems such as
prostate cancer, testicular cancer, infertility, and colon cancer, could
be detected and treated if men's awareness of these problems was more
pervasive; and
WHEREAS, Educating both the public and health care providers about the
importance of early detection of male health problems will result in
reducing rates of mortality for these diseases; and
WHEREAS, Appropriate use of tests such as Prostate Specific Antigen
(PSA) exams, blood pressure screens, cholesterol screens, etc., in
conjunction with clinical examination and self-testing for problems such
as testicular cancer can result in the detection of many of these prob-
lems in their early stages and increases the survival rates to nearly
100 percent; and
WHEREAS, Many men are reluctant to visit their health center or physi-
cian for regular screening examinations of male related problems for a
variety of reasons including fear, lack of information, and cost
factors; and

WHEREAS, Men who are educated about the value that preventative health
can play in prolonging their lifespan and their role as a productive
family member will be more likely to participate in health screenings;
now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
memorialize Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to proclaim June 15-21, 2015, as
Men's Health Week in the State of New York, in conjunction with the
observance of National Men's Health Week; 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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J2475

Memorializing Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to proclaim June 2015 as Black Music Month in the State of New York

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION memorializing Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to
proclaim June 2015 as Black Music Month in the State of New York

WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body, in keeping with its
time-honored traditions, to recognize and pay tribute to those who seek
to preserve and celebrate the musical heritage of our State and Nation;
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 June 2015 as Black Music Month
in the State of New York, in conjunction with the observance of National
African-American Music Appreciation Month; and
WHEREAS, African-American Music Appreciation Month is an annual cele-
bration of African-American music in the United States, commemorated
with special performances and multi-day festivals in musical genres
ranging from soul to jazz to gospel throughout the nation; and
WHEREAS, Observation of Black Music Month was initiated on June 7,
1979, by President Jimmy Carter, who decreed that June would be the
month of black music; since then, American presidents have continued the
practice and, for each year of his term, President Barack Obama has
announced the observance under a new title, African-American Music
Appreciation Month; and
WHEREAS, America's diverse musical heritage is a reflection of the
creativity and optimism of our Nation; during Black Music Month, we
celebrate the breathtaking talents and creativity of African-American
vocalists, instrumentalists, and composers whose achievements have
shaped our national culture and enriched our communities; and
WHEREAS, For the entire span of our Nation's history, African-Ameri-
cans have created music that communicates across racial and social boun-
daries, giving voice to the full range of human experience; and
WHEREAS, During African-Americans' involuntary servitude, music often
served as a means of expressing the inexpressible; when facing the
cruelty of slavery and injustice, spirituals brought comfort to troubled
souls; and
WHEREAS, These timeless declarations of hope and faith evolved into
the more modern genres of gospel, blues, ragtime, and jazz, expressed in
the musical genius of Scott Joplin, Marian Anderson, Eubie Blake, and
Mahalia Jackson; during the Civil Rights era, African-American musicians
such as Duke Ellington, Muddy Waters, and Ruth Brown conveyed the strug-
gles of their communities while bringing people of all backgrounds
together; today, this music continues to inspire America's citizens and
advance its creative spirit; and
WHEREAS, Throughout the course of American history, black musicians
have used their great talents to share the richness of the African-Amer-
ican experience and to develop a uniquely American style of music
enjoyed throughout the world; in June 2015, we honor the pioneers of
African-American music along with today's artists who continue their
legacy; and
WHEREAS, From "Glory", the winning best song in the movie "Selma" to
the historic success of Jay-Z and Beyonce, to the continual social
impact displayed by artists such as Stevie Wonder and Prince who
performed in Baltimore, Maryland, remind us that Black lives matter; and
WHEREAS, A local component, the Harlem Renaissance, was the name given
to the cultural, social, and artistic movement that took place in Harlem
between the end of World War I and the middle of the 1930s; during this
period, Harlem was a cultural center, drawing black writers, artists,
musicians, photographers, poets, and scholars; and

WHEREAS, The Bronx is home of hip-hop, a cultural movement which
formed during the late 1960s among African-American youths residing in
the South Bronx in New York City; hip-hop legends who hail from the
Bronx include KOOL DJ Herc, Grandmaster Melle Mel and Kurtis Blow; and
WHEREAS, Events which provide a means of preserving a part of our rich
American past and which contribute to the community in such noble
endeavors as aforementioned, are held in the highest regard by this
Legislative Body; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
memorialize Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to proclaim June 2015 as Black
Music Month 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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J2474

Memorializing Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to proclaim June 2015 as Aphasia Awareness Month in the State of New York

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION memorializing Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to
proclaim June 2015 as Aphasia Awareness Month in the State of New York

WHEREAS, It is the custom of this Legislative Body to recognize official
months that are set aside to increase awareness of serious issues that
affect the lives of citizens of New York State; and
WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and fully in accord with its long-
standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to memorial-
ize Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to proclaim June 2015 as Aphasia Awareness
Month in the State of New York, in conjunction with National Aphasia
Awareness Month; and
WHEREAS, Aphasia is an impairment of language affecting the production
or comprehension of speech and the ability to read or write; it is
always due to injury to the brain, most commonly from a stroke, partic-
ularly in older individuals; brain injuries resulting in aphasia may
also arise from head trauma, brain tumors, or infections; and
WHEREAS, A spectrum disorder, Aphasia can be so severe as to make
communication with an individual almost impossible, or it can be very
mild; it may affect mainly a single aspect of language use, such as the
ability to retrieve the names of objects, the ability to put words
together into sentences, or the ability to read; and
WHEREAS, More commonly in Aphasia, however, multiple aspects of commu-
nication are impaired, while some channels remain accessible for a
limited exchange of information; it is the job of the professional to
determine the amount of function available in each of the channels for
the comprehension of language, and to assess the possibility that treat-
ment might enhance the use of the channels that are available; and
WHEREAS, Over a century of experience with the study of Aphasia it has
become evident that particular components of language may be particular-
ly damaged in some individuals; we have also learned to recognize
different types or patterns of Aphasia which correspond to the location
of the brain injury in the individual case; and
WHEREAS, Global Aphasia is the most severe form of Aphasia, and is
applied to individuals who can produce few recognizable words and under-
stand little or no spoken language; persons with Global Aphasia can
neither read nor write, and it may often be seen immediately after
having suffered from a stroke; with greater brain damage, severe and
lasting disability may result; and
WHEREAS, Broca's Aphasia, also referred to as non-fluent Aphasia, is a
form of Aphasia in which speech output is severely reduced and limited
mainly to short utterances of less than four words; vocabulary access is
limited and the formation of sounds by persons with Broca's Aphasia is
often laborious and clumsy; Broca's Aphasia is often referred to as a
non-fluent Aphasia because of the halting and effortful quality of
speech; and
WHEREAS, Mixed non-fluent Aphasia is applied to individuals who have
sparse and effortful speech, resembling severe Broca's Aphasia; however,
unlike persons with Broca's Aphasia, they remain limited in their
comprehension of speech and do not read or write beyond an elementary
level; and
WHEREAS, In Wernicke's Aphasia, or fluent Aphasia, the ability to
grasp the meaning of spoken words is chiefly impaired, while the ease of
producing connected speech is not much affected; reading and writing are
often severely impaired; and
WHEREAS, Anomic Aphasia is applied to persons who are left with a
persistent inability to supply the words for the very things they want
to talk about, particularly the significant nouns and verbs; subsequent-

ly, speech, while fluent in grammatical form and output, is full of
vague circumlocutions and expressions of frustration; and
WHEREAS, In addition to the foregoing syndromes that are seen repeat-
edly by speech clinicians, there are many other possible combinations of
deficits that do not exactly fit into these aforementioned categories;
and
WHEREAS, Furthermore, some of the components of a Complex Aphasia
Syndrome may also occur in isolation; this may also be the case for
disorders of reading (alexia) or disorders affecting both reading and
writing (alexia and agraphia), following a stroke; severe impairments of
calculation often accompany Aphasia, yet in some instances patients
retain excellent calculation in spite of the loss of language; and
WHEREAS, It is imperative that there be greater public awareness of
this serious health issue, and more must be done to increase activity at
the local, State and National levels; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
memorialize Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to proclaim June 2015 as Aphasia
Awareness Month in the State of New York, in conjunction with National
Aphasia Awareness Month; 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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J2473

Honoring Dr. David Hahn upon the occasion of his retirement after many years of distinguished service as an educator

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION honoring Dr. David Hahn upon the occasion of his
retirement after many years of distinguished service as an educator

WHEREAS, New York State's commitment to education is unparalleled; its
history and stature are secured by the superlative caliber of its educa-
tional professionals and the students they inspire; and
WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body to acknowledge the
significant milestones in the distinguished careers of those outstanding
educational leaders, whose dedication and achievements have been instru-
mental in developing character and academic excellence in the young
people of New York State; and
WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its long-
standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to honor Dr.
David Hahn upon the occasion of his retirement after many years of
distinguished service as an educator; this momentous occasion will be
celebrated with a Party in his honor on Friday, June 19, 2015, at the
Tom O'Shanter Country Club, Glen Head, New York; and
WHEREAS, Educators like Dr. David Hahn 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. David Hahn has been in the ministry of Lutheran education
as a teacher and administrator for four decades; he has served Lutheran
secondary schools and colleges in Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota and New
York; and
WHEREAS, Head of School at Long Island Lutheran Middle and High School
since 1987, Dr. David Hahn has been instrumental in the success and
progress of this vital institution; and
WHEREAS, During the esteemed tenure of Dr. David Hahn, Long Island
Lutheran Middle and High School has grown from 375 to 600 students,
developed a top-quality faculty/staff of 100, acquired ownership of a
Lutheran N-5 school serving over 200 students, added significant facili-
ties and programs, solidified its financial position and generally
enhanced its reputation as one of the finest schools in the New York
metropolitan area; and
WHEREAS, In addition, under the able leadership of Dr. David Hahn,
Long Island Lutheran Middle and High School has raised significant funds
in a series of highly successful fundraising campaigns; and
WHEREAS, In July of 2014, Dr. David Hahn assumed an exciting new role
as Executive Director of the Association of Lutheran Secondary Schools
(ALSS), a professional organization serving 74 Lutheran schools across
the United States and Asia; and
WHEREAS, Dr. David Hahn received a Bachelor of Arts degree from
Concordia University in Chicago; he went on to earn a Master of Educa-
tion from Towson State University and a Ph.D. in Educational Adminis-
tration from the University of Minnesota; and
WHEREAS, Active within the community he so ably serves, Dr. David Hahn
continues to be involved with the Atlantic District LCMS (Board), the
Wartburg Adult Care Community (Board) and the Association of Lutheran
Development Executives (Past VP); and
WHEREAS, Furthermore, he is a member of the Lutheran Church of the
Resurrection in Garden City, New York, and for the past eight years, he
has served on the faculty of the Van Lunen Center, an executive educa-
tion program for emerging leaders of Christian schools worldwide; and
WHEREAS, Dr. David Hahn is the proud recipient of awards from the
Association of Lutheran Development Executives, the Association of Luth-
eran Secondary Schools, Wheat Ridge Ministries, the Lutheran Schools

Association, Grace Lutheran School, Valparaiso University and the Long
Island Lutheran faculty and staff; and
WHEREAS, With him throughout have been his wife, Janet, and their
three daughters, as well as three grandsons, all of whom feel privileged
to be a part of his life and rejoice in his achievements; and
WHEREAS, Dr. David Hahn has clearly had an enduring impact on the
youth of the Long Island Lutheran Middle and High School, as well as on
the community-at-large, and accordingly merits recognition and applause
for his impressive dedication to others; and
WHEREAS, In completing his service as an educator, Dr. David Hahn
leaves behind more than mere bricks and mortar; he leaves behind a lega-
cy to the residents of the communities he so ably served and to future
generations of its students; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
honor Dr. David Hahn upon the occasion of his retirement as an educator,
after many years of dedicated service in education, and to wish him
continued success in all of his future endeavors; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Dr. David Hahn.

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J2472

Honoring Michael Mascari upon the occasion of his designation as recipient of the Humanitarian Award by the Nassau County AHRC Found...

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION honoring Michael Mascari upon the occasion of his
designation as recipient of the Humanitarian Award by the Nassau County
AHRC Foundation on June 19, 2015

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 Michael
Mascari upon the occasion of his designation as recipient of the Humani-
tarian Award by the Nassau County AHRC Foundation, to be celebrated at
its 65th Annual Rose Ball on Friday, June 19, 2015, at Crest Hollow
Country Club, Woodbury, New York; and
WHEREAS, The Rose Ball, Nassau County AHRC Foundation's largest and
most prestigious event of the year, allows AHRC to continue its mission
to ensure compassionate, community-based programs for people with devel-
opmental disabilities now and in the future, regardless of budget cuts
and changes in the political and economic climate; and
WHEREAS, Longtime Executive Director of AHRC, Michael Mascari has
dedicated his career to advocating on behalf of people with develop-
mental disabilities; when he joined AHRC Nassau as its Executive Direc-
tor in 1988, the agency served 500 children and adults; and
WHEREAS, Over the course of his illustrious 27-year tenure, Michael
Mascari, in partnership with the organization's Board of Directors and
management team, developed a full range of programs and services to meet
the evolving and lifetime needs of people with special needs; and
WHEREAS, Today, as Executive Director of AHRC Nassau and its affiliate
organizations which include Brookville Center for Children's Services,
Advantage Care Diagnostic & Treatment Center, Inc., and Citizens Options
Unlimited, Inc., Michael Mascari oversees profound annual operating
budgets and a workforce of more than 3,100 professionals committed to
enriching the lives of over 4,000 people with developmental disabilities
throughout the Long Island Region; and
WHEREAS, Under the professional leadership of Michael Mascari, the
agency has championed new legislation, pioneered pathways to promote
full community inclusion, and continues in its mission to create indi-
vidualized, meaningful supports and life opportunities for people with
developmental disabilities; and
WHEREAS, Michael Mascari holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Dart-
mouth College, as well as a Master of Social Work from Case Western
Reserve University; he began his career as a social worker and later
became the community residence Manager in AHRC New York City's first
group home in 1969; and
WHEREAS, During this time, he entered public service with the City of
New York as Assistant Commissioner for Mental Retardation Services and
was soon appointed to the groundbreaking joint position as both Assist-
ant Commissioner for New York City and Associate Commissioner for New
York State, serving the upstate region; and
WHEREAS, Michael Mascari is also the proud recipient of the Lester B.
Granger Lifetime Service Award, a Dartmouth College Martin Luther King,
Jr. Social Justice Award; and

WHEREAS, Rare indeed is the impressive dedication shown by an individ-
ual for the benefit of others which Michael Mascari has displayed
throughout his life; and
WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body that those who
enhance the quality of life in their community and have shown a long and
sustained commitment to the maintenance of high standards in their
profession, certainly have earned the recognition and applause of all
the citizens of this great Empire State; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
honor Michael Mascari upon the occasion of his designation as recipient
of the Humanitarian Award by the Nassau County AHRC Foundation on June
19, 2015; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Michael Mascari.

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J2471

Commending Dr. Tom Catena upon the occasion of being named one of Time's 100 Most Influential People for 2015

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION commending Dr. Tom Catena upon the occasion of
being named one of TIME's 100 Most Influential People for 2015

WHEREAS, It is incumbent upon the people of the State of New York to
recognize and acknowledge those medical professionals within our midst
who have made significant contributions to the quality of life therein;
and
WHEREAS, From time to time this Legislative Body takes note of certain
extraordinary doctors it wishes to recognize for their valued contrib-
utions to the success and progress of society and publicly acknowledge
their endeavors which have enhanced the basic humanity among us all; and
WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its long-
standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to commend
Dr. Tom Catena upon the occasion of being named one of TIME's 100 Most
Influential People for 2015; and
WHEREAS, A native of Amsterdam, New York, Tom Catena earned his bach-
elor's degree in Mechanical Engineering, before proudly serving in the
United States Navy, where he received medical training; and
WHEREAS, For more than 15 years, Dr. Tom Catena has provided his
expert medical care to people in Africa, beginning his career of service
in northern Kenya; and
WHEREAS, After learning of a hospital being built in the Nuba Moun-
tains of Sudan, Dr. Tom Catena accepted a position to work at Mother of
Mercy Hospital, drawn by both the challenge and his desire to serve an
area in need; and
WHEREAS, For the past eight years, Dr. Tom Catena has worked in a
country in which humanitarian organizations are not allowed, providing
his services in the rebel-held territory in which the hospital is
located; and
WHEREAS, Today, this remarkable man is the only doctor in the 435-bed
hospital, working with a staff of about 60 people, with only a handful
having had formal schooling; and
WHEREAS, The sole surgeon in a region the size of the state of Geor-
gia, serving 750,000 to a million people, Dr. Tom Catena works tireless-
ly to treat people with such major medical issues as malaria, tuberculo-
sis, pneumonia and leprosy, as well as serious injuries from land mines;
and
WHEREAS, Rare indeed is the impressive dedication shown by an individ-
ual for the benefit of others which Dr. Tom Catena has displayed
throughout his life; and
WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body that when medical
professionals 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 Dr. Tom Catena upon the occasion of being named one of TIME's
100 Most Influential People for 2015; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Dr. Tom Catena.

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J2470

Honoring Jessica Cherry upon the occasion of winning the 2015 Community College Grand Prize in the David A. Garfinkel Essay Contest

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION honoring Jessica Cherry upon the occasion of
winning the 2015 Community College Grand Prize in the David A. Garfinkel
Essay Contest

WHEREAS, It is the intent of this Legislative Body to commend and pay
tribute to those young people who, by achieving outstanding success in
educational competition, have inspired and brought pride to our majestic
Empire State; and
WHEREAS, This Legislative Body is justly proud to honor Jessica Cherry
upon the occasion of winning the 2015 Community College Grand Prize by
the David A. Garfinkel Essay Contest; this auspicious occasion was cele-
brated on Tuesday, May 5, 2015, at the New York State Court of Appeals
in Albany, New York; and
WHEREAS, Presented by the Historical Society of the Courts of the
State New York, the David A. Garfinkel Essay Contest invites community
college students from around the state to submit essays on topics of
legal relevance; this year, contestants were charged with addressing the
question: "How have the New York Courts addressed equal human rights for
the LGBT Community?"; and
WHEREAS, A native of Oakfield, New York, Jessica Cherry is a student
at Genesee Community College (GCC) studying Criminal Justice; and
WHEREAS, This esteemed young woman captured the 2015 Community College
Grand Prize with her outstanding essay, "A Look at How New York State
Legislation Has Profoundly Impacted LGBT Family Law"; and
WHEREAS, In her essay, Jessica Cherry wrote about the nature of family
and adoption for LGBT couples, and the positive steps New York State has
taken in becoming a role model for other states in striving for equal-
ity, especially in Family Law and adoption rights; and
WHEREAS, In addition, Jessica Cherry also chronicled the legal evolu-
tion of these rights and closes by expressing her hopes that additional
states will follow in the footsteps of New York in regards to marriage
laws and adoption rights; and
WHEREAS, Jessica Cherry has recently finished a semester long intern-
ship with the Genesee County Sheriff's Office, and is a former member of
the GCC Student Safety Patrol; she will be transferring to SUNY Brock-
port in the Fall of 2015 to complete her Bachelor's degree in Criminal
Justice; she also plans on becoming a Police Officer; and
WHEREAS, With her throughout have been her parents, Rebecca and Micha-
el Cherry, and her brother, Benjamin, all of whom feel privileged to be
a part of her life and rejoice in her achievements; and
WHEREAS, Poised eagerly with enthusiasm and determined purpose, this
scholar now stands honorably, with just pride in her accomplishments and
in eager anticipation of future challenges, understanding and appreciat-
ing the caring counsel and support provided by her teachers, counselors,
and parents; 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 Jessica Cherry upon winning the 2015 Community College Grand Prize
in the David A. Garfinkel Essay Contest; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Jessica Cherry.

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Honoring Steven Chickery upon the occasion of his designation as recipient-2015 Business Person of the Year Award by The Poughkeepsi...

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION honoring Steven Chickery upon the occasion of his
designation as recipient of the 2015 Business Person of the Year Award
by THE POUGHKEEPSIE JOURNAL

WHEREAS, It is the custom of this Legislative Body to honor those illus-
trious individuals and institutions of the State of New York whose
purposeful endeavors serve to enhance the quality of life in their
communities; and
WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its long-
standing traditions, it is the sense of this Legislative Body to commend
Steven Chickery upon the occasion of his designation as recipient of the
2015 Business Person of the Year Award by THE POUGHKEEPSIE JOURNAL to be
celebrated on Wednesday, June 10, 2015, at Dutchess Community College in
Poughkeepsie, New York; and
WHEREAS, THE POUGHKEEPSIE JOURNAL Business Person of the Year Award is
presented annually to an individual whose leadership, hard work and
dedication have had an immeasurable impact on the economic viability and
vitality of the region and surrounding community; and
WHEREAS, Steven Chickery is President of Hudson Valley Office Furni-
ture, a firm founded by his father in 1977, under the name Hudson Valley
Stationers; and
WHEREAS, In 1986, Hudson Valley Stationers moved to its current
location in Poughkeepsie, New York, where it has faithfully served the
community for almost three decades; and
WHEREAS, Today, Steven Chickery and his brothers continue their family
tradition of offering high quality products with outstanding customer
service; the company now has a second location in Newburgh, and a new
generation is helping to run the business; and
WHEREAS, Steven Chickery 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, In addition to managing Hudson Valley Office Furniture, Stev-
en Chickery serves as Board Chair at Grace Smith House, and as Vice
President of the Board at the Bardavon 1869 Opera House; and
WHEREAS, Throughout the entire period of his community service, a
period of constructive involvement, Steven Chickery 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 Steven Chickery has displayed
throughout his life; and
WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body that when business
leaders of such noble aims and accomplishments are brought to our atten-
tion, it is appropriate to publicly proclaim and commend those individ-
uals for the edification and emulation of others; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
honor Steven Chickery upon the occasion of his designation as recipient
of the 2015 Business Person of the Year Award by THE POUGHKEEPSIE JOUR-
NAL; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Steven Chickery, President, Hudson Valley Office Furniture.

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J2468

Commemorating the 75th Anniversary of WKIP in Dutchess County on June 5, 2015

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION commemorating the 75th Anniversary of WKIP in
Dutchess County on June 5, 2015

WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body that the quality and
character of life in this great Empire State is indelibly enriched by
the faithful and untiring efforts of those individuals who have helped
shape the history of broadcasting in their area; and
WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its long-
standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to commem-
orate the 75th Anniversary of WKIP in Dutchess County to be celebrated
with a live broadcast on Friday, June 5, 2015, at the FDR National
Historic Site, Hyde Park, New York; and
WHEREAS, On June 6, 1940, WKIP became the first radio station
originally licensed in Dutchess County; for years, it was the only radio
station East of the Hudson River between New York City and Albany; and
WHEREAS, In its early years, WKIP forged a special relationship with
former President Franklin D. Roosevelt, who lived in Hyde Park, New
York; just two months after the station began its operations, he broad-
cast a radio dedication address, and during the summer months, WKIP
linked up with the Summer White House to transmit the President's "Fire-
side Chats"; and
WHEREAS, Throughout its history, WKIP has focused on the local commu-
nity, broadcasting a full schedule of news, information, and public
service programming; and
WHEREAS, Today, WKIP continues that tradition, airing "Hudson Valley
Focus Live With Tom Sipos" every weekday morning, featuring a daily
stream of political, elected and business guests, and representatives
from social service, community action, charitable, health, and educa-
tional organizations; and
WHEREAS, In addition, WKIP values the interactive nature of the
program, allowing residents and community members to call in to voice
their opinions on a wide-range of topics; and
WHEREAS, In the words of former President Franklin D. Roosevelt, "I'd
like to think of this station as a cultural adjunct to the community it
serves on both sides of the River ... A vehicle on which the emphasis
can be placed on the things that count the most; things that count the
most in elevating and ennobling the common life."; and
WHEREAS, This Legislative Body would like to extend its highest
commendation to WKIP in recognition of its history of achievement, inno-
vation and service to its community and the State of New York, contin-
uously striving to meet the needs of its listeners through entertainment
and enlightenment; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
commemorate the 75th Anniversary of WKIP in Dutchess County on June 5,
2015; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to WKIP.

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