J4582

Memorializing Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to proclaim September 4, 2016, as Mother Teresa Day in the State of New York

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION memorializing Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to
proclaim September 4, 2016, as Mother Teresa Day in the State of New
York

WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body to recognize and honor
extraordinary individuals whose lifework, spiritual leadership and guid-
ance served to enhance the quality of life for others; and
WHEREAS, Mother Teresa was one such individual; truly the model of
compassion and charity, she served the needs of the sick and the poorest
of the poor; and
WHEREAS, This Legislative Body is justly proud to memorialize Governor
Andrew M. Cuomo to proclaim September 4, 2016, as Mother Teresa Day in
the State of New York; and
WHEREAS, Mother Teresa will be declared a Saint on September 4, 2016,
at a canonization ceremony to be conducted at the Vatican in Rome,
Italy; and
WHEREAS, Born on August 26, 1910, in Skopje, now capital of the Repub-
lic of Macedonia, to Albanians, Nikolle and Dranafile Bojaxhiu, Mother
Teresa was baptized as Gonxha Agnes; and
WHEREAS, At the age of 18, she moved to Ireland and joined the Sisters
of Loreto at Loreto Abbey in Rathfarnham, Ireland; and
WHEREAS, She left for India in the year 1929, and started her noviti-
ate at a convent in Darjeeling, India; it was there she learned Bengali,
one of the main spoken languages in Kolkata, and began teaching at St.
Teresa's School; and
WHEREAS, On May 24, 1931, Mother Teresa took her first religious vows
and adopted the name Sister Mary Teresa; it was while serving as a
teacher at the Loreto Convent School in Entally, Kolkata, that she
started focusing her attention on the poverty surrounding her in the
state; and
WHEREAS, In 1948, Mother Teresa started her missionary work with the
poor; it was then she replaced her traditional Loreto habit with the
iconic blue-bordered cotton sari; and
WHEREAS, In 2015, Pope Francis announced that the Church would be
declaring Mother Teresa as a Saint after the Church recognized a second
miracle attributed to Mother; a man from Brazil who was afflicted with
multiple brain tumors got healed after praying to Mother Teresa; the
first miracle was that of a 30-year old Kolkata woman getting healed of
her stomach tumor after praying to the Mother Teresa; both the miracles
occurred after her death; and
WHEREAS, In both cases, no scientific healing explanations could be
found by the Vatican committee; it was Pope John Paul II who approved
the first miracle and paved the Mother's path to Sainthood; and
WHEREAS, Mother Teresa founded the Missionaries of Charity, a Roman
Catholic religious congregation, which in 2012, consisted of over 4,500
sisters and was active in 133 countries; and
WHEREAS, Sister Christi, a senior sister at the Missionaries of Chari-
ty, believes that the canonization of Mother Teresa would help to spread
Mother Teresa's vital message 'to serve the poor'; and
WHEREAS, The recipient of countless awards and accolades, in 1979
Mother Teresa received a Nobel Peace Prize for her missionary work in
serving the needs of the sick and the poorest of the poor; in addition,
on August 28, 2010, to commemorate the 100th anniversary of her birth,
the government of India issued a special 5 Rupee coin, being the sum she
first arrived with in India; President Pratibha Patil said of Mother
Teresa, "Clad in a white sari with a blue border, she and the sisters of
Missionaries of Charity became a symbol of hope to many including the

aged, the destitute, the unemployed, the diseased, the terminally ill,
and those abandoned by their families"; and
WHEREAS, Mother Teresa died on September 5, 1997, at the age of 87, in
Calcutta, West Bengal, India; the selflessness she demonstrated through-
out her life, and the intensity of her efforts to help others are
evidence that she truly made a difference in the world and will long be
remembered; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
memorialize Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to proclaim September 4, 2016, as
Mother Teresa Day 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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J4581

Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of Leif Ericson Day School on April 29, 2016

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION commemorating the 50th Anniversary of Leif Eric-
son Day School on April 29, 2016

WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body to recognize and
commend those institutions of true purpose and high achievement whose
exemplary programs and accomplishments clearly demonstrate an enduring
pursuit of excellence in education for the youth of this noble Empire
State; 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 50th Anniversary of Leif Ericson Day School, to be celebrated
on Friday, April 29, 2016, at Dyker Beach Golf Club, Brooklyn, New York;
and
WHEREAS, Leif Ericson Day School is a non-profit educational institu-
tion incorporated under the laws of the State of New York and an Abso-
lute Charter granted by the Board of Regents of the State Education
Department; and
WHEREAS, A rostered elementary school of the Evangelical Lutheran
Church in America, Leif Ericson Day School had its beginning in 1965, at
Salem Lutheran Church in Brooklyn, New York; in 1973, the school relo-
cated to Bethany Lutheran Church's parish education building; and
WHEREAS, In the fall of 2008, Leif Ericson Day School became an organ-
izational unit of the Metropolitan New York Synod of the Evangelical
Lutheran Church in America, supporting it as a quality school with Luth-
eran emphasis and affiliation; and
WHEREAS, Remaining true to its mission as a quality educational minis-
try, Leif Ericson Day School nurtures the whole person in a safe envi-
ronment, integrating academic excellence and spiritual formation, and
equipping servant leaders for the 21st century; and
WHEREAS, As a Christian community of learning, Leif Ericson Day School
is deeply committed to its mission and strives for excellence in
progressive education; in addition, its shared purpose is built around
learning, working, and praying together; and
WHEREAS, Leif Ericson Day School also celebrates the wondrous diversi-
ty of cultures, languages, and gifts, and fairness and equality are
central ethical principles; and
WHEREAS, The steadfast and unyielding commitment of parents, educators
and administrators to provide the highest quality education for students
has become the hallmark and tradition of the Leif Ericson Day School;
and
WHEREAS, Within the 21st Century, Leif Ericson Day School stands
prepared to reach out, in earnest and enthusiastic quest of its mission,
to promote the maximum growth of every student, establishing standards
and building skills which will carry its students and the citizens of
its community into the future; and
WHEREAS, Leif Ericson Day School is proudly aware of its distinguished
past, eager to fulfill its present commitment to parents, students and
the community, and planning with vision and purpose for the ebb and
swell of growth and change it will encounter in the years to come; now,
therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
commemorate the 50th Anniversary of Leif Ericson Day School on April 29,
2016; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Leif Ericson Day School.

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  • 29 / Mar / 2016
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J4580

Commending Sister Mary Celeste O'Bryan upon the occasion of her retirement after 33 years of distinguished service to the South Buff...

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION commending Sister Mary Celeste O'Bryan upon the
occasion of her retirement after 33 years of distinguished service to
the South Buffalo Community Table

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 commend Sister Mary
Celeste O'Bryan upon the occasion of her retirement after 33 years of
distinguished service to the South Buffalo Community Table; and
WHEREAS, For over three decades, the South Buffalo Community Table has
been providing food and fellowship to the hungry and less fortunate
members of its community; the only soup kitchen located in South
Buffalo, the organization serves dinner to hungry people seven days a
week; and
WHEREAS, As a Sister of Mercy, Sister Mary Celeste O'Bryan has been
ministering to thousands of people for 65 years, all of whom have been
touched by her care, concern and compassionate spirit; and
WHEREAS, Mary Celeste O'Bryan and her 11 brothers and sisters grew up
in Louisville, Kentucky, and then Jamestown, New York, with her loving
parents Paul and Mary Bernadette O'Bryan; the spiritual family attended
daily Mass and prayed together every evening; and
WHEREAS, As a child, Mary Celeste O'Bryan learned about responsibility
and the give-and-take that comes with being a member of a large family;
and
WHEREAS, After entering the Sisters of Mercy in September of 1950
Sister Mary Celeste O'Bryan earned her Bachelor's degree in Education
from Medaille College and her Master's degree in Education from Buffalo
State College; and
WHEREAS, Sister Mary Celeste O'Bryan furthered her education by taking
additional classes at Canisius College, St. Bonaventure University and
Christ the King Seminary; and
WHEREAS, For the next 30 years, Sister Mary Celeste O'Bryan was
employed in a number of South Buffalo, New York, schools as well as
educational institutions in Holley, Mindanao, Philippines, Jamestown,
Niagara Falls, Olean, West Seneca, Orchard Park and Wellsville, New
York; and
WHEREAS, During a sabbatical, Sister Mary Celeste O'Bryan volunteered
her time and energies at the St. Vincent De Paul Soup Kitchen on Main
Street in Buffalo; at the same time, she was asked to represent the
Sisters of Mercy at the South Buffalo Ecumenical Association meetings
and discovered that the organization was exploring the possibility of
starting a South Buffalo Soup Kitchen; and
WHEREAS, In June of 1983, Sister Mary Celeste O'Bryan accepted the
esteemed rank of Director of the South Buffalo Community Table, present-
ly located at the Good Shepherd Baptist Church; after 33 years of dedi-
cated service, she will officially retire from this position in 2016;
and
WHEREAS, Under her luminous leadership, the South Buffalo Community
Table, has grown to be one of South Buffalo's flagship organizations,
serving nearly 20,000 meals every year to the homeless and needy in the
area; and
WHEREAS, For 65 years, Sister Mary Celeste O'Bryan has left an indeli-
ble impact on all those she serves, helping to make South Buffalo and

all of Western New York an even kinder and more welcoming place to call
home; and
WHEREAS, For her steadfast and unremitting commitment to South
Buffalo, Sister Mary Celeste O'Bryan was the recipient of the Woman of
Distinction Award; and
WHEREAS, Rare indeed is the impressive dedication shown by an individ-
ual for the benefit of others which Sister Mary Celeste O'Bryan has
displayed throughout her life; 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 Sister Mary Celeste O'Bryan upon the occasion of her retirement
after 33 years of distinguished service to the South Buffalo Community
Table, 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 Sister Mary Celeste O'Bryan.

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J4579

Commending Mark Baisch upon the occasion of his designation for special recognition by the Rocky Point Lions Club

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION commending Mark Baisch upon the occasion of his
designation for special recognition by the Rocky Point Lions Club

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, This Legislative Body is justly proud to commend Mark Baisch
upon the occasion of his designation for special recognition by the
Rocky Point Lions Club at its A "Lions" Taste of Long Island event held
on Wednesday, April 20, 2016, at The Inn at East Wind, Wading River, New
York; and
WHEREAS, Mark Baisch grew up on Woodville Road in the Village of
Shoreham, New York; he graduated from Earl L. Vandermeulen High School
and went on to earn his Bachelor's degree in Aeronautical Engineering;
and
WHEREAS, After graduating from college, Mark Baisch focused his engi-
neering skills in the field of industrial process control and soon had
valuable hands-on knowledge of numerous industrial process operations,
leading to a career in Paper and Boxboard Production Management; and
WHEREAS, Mark Baisch rose through the ranks, holding the position of
Vice President of Manufacturing of a major east coast recycled paper-
board producer; and
WHEREAS, In 1988, Mark Baisch founded Patriot Paper in Boston, Massa-
chusetts; the company was the first operation in North America to manu-
facture 100% recycled printing, writing and envelope grades of paper
from office waste paper; three years later, a large Canadian Paper and
Forest Products entity purchased Mark's interest in Patriot Paper; and
WHEREAS, Mark Baisch then returned to his hometown of Shoreham, and
began buying distressed and foreclosed properties, primarily in Suffolk
County; this venture led to the formation of Landmark Properties, which
builds single family homes and senior condominiums; to date more than
1,000 homes and condominiums have been delivered; and
WHEREAS, Mark Baisch 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, Recognizing that our Nation's soldiers deserve to be
commended and thanked for their service, Mark Baisch, along with Joe
Cognitore of Rocky Point VFW, conceived a plan to build homes for
returning Iraq and Afghanistan veterans; and
WHEREAS, In addition, Mark Baisch and Landmark Properties are involved
with the preservation of the Tesla Science Center and have assisted in
numerous environmental studies, and contract and title issues, as well
as the ultimate purchase of this valuable historical property; and
WHEREAS, Furthermore, in 2013, this remarkable man loaned the Rocky
Point Historic Society funds to purchase the 1721 Noah Hallock House,
preserving it as a local treasure; and
WHEREAS, Throughout the entire period of his community service, a
period of constructive involvement, Mark Baisch 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 Mark Baisch 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 Mark Baisch upon the occasion of his designation for special
recognition by the Rocky Point Lions Club; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Mark Baisch.

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J4578

Commending Natalie Aurucci Stiefel upon the occasion of her designation for special recognition by the Rocky Point Lions Club

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION commending Natalie Aurucci Stiefel upon the occa-
sion of her designation for special recognition by the Rocky Point Lions
Club

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, This Legislative Body is justly proud to commend Natalie
Aurucci Stiefel upon the occasion of her designation for special recog-
nition by the Rocky Point Lions Club at its A "Lions" Taste of Long
Island event held on Wednesday, April 20, 2016, at The Inn at East Wind,
Wading River, New York; and
WHEREAS, For 34 years, Natalie Aurucci Stiefel has served as the
Administrative Assistant to three generations of the Roberts family
management at the Thomas Wilson Company Lace Mill in Port Jefferson
Station, New York; and
WHEREAS, In this capacity, Natalie Aurucci Stiefel has prepared and
installed displays of archival Rocky Point photographs and artifacts for
the Rocky Point Historical Society at the Circa 1721 Noah Hallock Home-
stead, the four schools in Rocky Point and exhibits at various local
business establishments; and
WHEREAS, Natalie Aurucci Stiefel 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, Dedicated to preserving the history of her community, Natalie
Aurucci Stiefel holds leadership roles at organizations such as Charter
Officer and President of the Rocky Point Historical Society, and Corre-
sponding Secretary of Long Island Radio and Television Historical Socie-
ty's DISTANT SPARKS historical journal; and
WHEREAS, In addition, Natalie Aurucci Stiefel has produced several
publications and video programs on various historical subjects; and
WHEREAS, Proud of her Italian heritage, Natalie Aurucci Stiefel
co-founded the Italian Genealogical Group in 2009; today, she continues
to serve as an officer; and
WHEREAS, Always willing to lend a hand or offer information, Natalie
Aurucci Stiefel assembled art displays for Temima Gezari's four annual
exhibitions at her Workshop Studio in Rocky Point, and serves as an
historical advisor to local schools and business establishments; and
WHEREAS, For 10 years, this remarkable woman has donated her time and
energy to the Hope Corps of Suffolk County, assisting social workers in
finding homes for migrant families of the Warner Duck Farm in Riverhead,
as well as working with the children of migrant families in the Wider
Horizons Program; and
WHEREAS, Throughout the entire period of her community service, a
period of constructive involvement, Natalie Aurucci Stiefel has stood
constant in dignity, good grace and humor; and
WHEREAS, With her throughout has been her husband, Bruce, who feels
privileged to be a part of her life and rejoices in her accomplishments;
and
WHEREAS, Rare indeed is the impressive dedication shown by an individ-
ual for the benefit of others which Natalie Aurucci Stiefel 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 Natalie Aurucci Stiefel upon the occasion of her designation for
special recognition by the Rocky Point Lions Club; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Natalie Aurucci Stiefel.

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J4577

Honoring Aaron Salovin upon the occasion of his designation for special recognition by the Sullivan County Democrat 2016 Men at Work...

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION honoring Aaron Salovin upon the occasion of his
designation for special recognition by the SULLIVAN COUNTY DEMOCRAT 2016
Men at Work Edition

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, Aaron Salovin has given not only of his time and energies but
also of his competence, intelligence and leadership and consequently has
been designated for special recognition; and
WHEREAS, This Legislative Body is justly proud to honor Aaron Salovin
upon the occasion of his designation for special recognition by the
SULLIVAN COUNTY DEMOCRAT 2016 Men at Work Edition; and
WHEREAS, An esteemed resident of Rock Hill, New York, Aaron Salovin
graduated from Fallsburg High School; after graduating, he attended
SCCC, and studied Architecture at Alfred State College; and
WHEREAS, Aaron Salovin then studied at Orange County Community College
and successfully completed an apprentice program in Orange and Rockland
Local 964; and
WHEREAS, Aaron Salovin began his long and distinguished carpentry
career at Right Finishing in Monticello, a position he held from
1982-1986; today, he serves as President and owner of Built to Last,
Inc., where he can utilize his many skills and work on various projects,
from rough framing to custom woodworking; and
WHEREAS, Dedicated to the community in which he works and lives, Aaron
Salovin is a vital member of the Rock Hill Fire Department and has
volunteered his time and energy to assisting with the Rock Hill Renais-
sance Project; and
WHEREAS, When he is not working, Aaron Salovin enjoys fishing for bass
and playing golf; and
WHEREAS, With him throughout have been his wife of 32 years, Sandra,
and his two children, Tyler and Rebecca, 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 professional and communi-
ty service, a period of constructive involvement, Aaron Salovin has
stood constant in dignity, good grace and humor; 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 Aaron Salovin upon the occasion of his designation for special
recognition by the SULLIVAN COUNTY DEMOCRAT 2016 Men at Work Edition;
and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Aaron Salovin.

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Honoring Dr. Rajan Subbiah upon the occasion of his designation for special recognition by the Sullivan County Democrat 2016 Men at ...

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION honoring Dr. Rajan Subbiah upon the occasion of
his designation for special recognition by the SULLIVAN COUNTY DEMOCRAT
2016 Men at Work Edition

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, Dr. Rajan Subbiah has given not only of his time and energies
but also of his competence, intelligence and leadership and consequently
has been designated for special recognition; and
WHEREAS, This Legislative Body is justly proud to honor Dr. Rajan
Subbiah upon the occasion of his designation for special recognition by
the SULLIVAN COUNTY DEMOCRAT 2016 Men at Work Edition; and
WHEREAS, A native of Ambas, Tamil Nadu, South India, Dr. Rajan Subbiah
graduated from Vikaasa Higher Secondary School, Madurai, India, and
received his degree from Madras Medical College, Chennai, India; and
WHEREAS, After completing medical school in 1998, Dr. Rajan Subbiah
accumulated 18 years of clinical experience as a Fellow in Pulmonary and
Critical Care Medicine at Albany Medical Center, Albany, New York; and
WHEREAS, Dr. Rajan Subbiah then went to work at Crystal Run Healthcare
Pulmonary Office at Rock Hill, where he treats patients with all forms
of pulmonary problems including asthma, COPD, lung cancer, chronic
cough, and acute respiratory illness; and
WHEREAS, In addition, Dr. Rajan Subbiah is employed at Catskill
Regional Medical Center, Harris, New York, where he takes care of crit-
ically ill patients in the Intensive Care Unit; and
WHEREAS, Dedicated to the community in which he works and lives, Dr.
Rajan Subbiah has participated in various fundraising events for local
causes; he also teaches respiratory students from the SUNY Sullivan as
well as medical students from Touro Medical College, Middletown, New
York; and
WHEREAS, When he is not working, Dr. Rajan Subbiah enjoys spending
time with his family, friends, and his pet, Sparks; he loves to ride his
motorcycle, read a good book, listen to music, and watch movies; and
WHEREAS, With him throughout have been his wife of 15 years, Tapti
Panda, and his daughter, Sasrika, both of whom feel privileged to be a
part of his life and rejoice in his achievements; and
WHEREAS, Throughout the entire period of his professional and communi-
ty service, a period of constructive involvement, Dr. Rajan Subbiah has
stood constant in dignity, good grace and humor; 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 Dr. Rajan Subbiah upon the occasion of his designation for special
recognition by the SULLIVAN COUNTY DEMOCRAT 2016 Men at Work Edition;
and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Dr. Rajan Subbiah.

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J4775

Congratulating Silver Spring Farm - recipient of the Century Farm Award from the New York State Agricultural Society

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION congratulating Silver Spring Farm upon the occa-
sion of its designation as a recipient of the Century Farm Award from
the New York State Agricultural Society

WHEREAS, The agricultural industry is part of the foundation upon which
our distinct American heritage is built; New York State and the entire
United States are dependent on our agricultural industry for a variety
of food products; and
WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body to recognize the
achievements of those family-owned farms which substantially contribute
to the economic vitality of their communities and the entire Empire
State; and
WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its long-
standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to congratu-
late Silver Spring Farm upon the occasion of its designation as a recip-
ient of the Century Farm Award from the New York State Agricultural
Society; and
WHEREAS, The Century Farm program was established in 1937, and honors
New York farms in continuous operation on the same land by the same
family for over 100 years; and
WHEREAS, A family business for four generations, Silver Spring Farm
was first purchased in 1914 by John and Katherine Luchsinger; ownership
of the farm was then passed on to their son Fred and his wife Betty, and
in 1986, grandson Chuck and his wife Sue took over the operation with
the same philosophy of the generations preceding them; and
WHEREAS, From the original property of 92 acres, Silver Spring Farm
has grown to include more than 200 acres of land growing corn, alfalfa,
small grains and mixed hay to feed a 110 cow milking herd which is
nationally recognized for its show-winning and high-selling Jerseys; and
WHEREAS, Each day, the Luchsingers wake up early to attend to such
duties as tending to calves, milking cows, and ensuring the storage
tanks are filled with fresh, delicious milk that meets the highest stan-
dards of quality of its local partner, Byrne Dairy; and
WHEREAS, Since the early 1920s, Silver Spring Farm has built a reputa-
tion for excellence in showing Jersey cows; during this time, it has
produced the 1997 National Grand Champion and earned four Premier Breed-
er Awards at the All American Jersey Show; and
WHEREAS, In addition, this esteemed dairy farm has produced 13 Grand
Champions and won 50 Premier Breeder Awards at the New York State Fair,
with 39 consecutive Premier Breeder wins from 1961 to 1999; and
WHEREAS, Moreover, Silver Spring Farm has received Premier Breeder
Awards at the Eastern States Exposition, Pennsylvania All-American Dairy
Show and Royal Winter Fair; and
WHEREAS, In 1999, Silver Spring Farm diversified its agricultural
presence by purchasing a farm market where they sell flowers, produce,
pumpkins, and many other locally made goods; and
WHEREAS, Today, the Silver Spring Market provides its customers with
friendly, attentive service and the finest quality products, including
outstanding New York State cheeses, skillfully arranged planters and
hanging baskets, and the farm's own exceptional grass fed beef raised on
Onondaga Hill; and
WHEREAS, Chuck and Sue Luchsinger have been called upon to contribute
their time and talents to countless civic and agricultural endeavors and
have always given of themselves unstintingly; they both have served as
co-Chairs of the 2009 National Annual Meetings on Jerseys, and are proud
New York Farm Bureau members and past 4-H club advisors; and

WHEREAS, In addition, Chuck Luchsinger has been a member of the Board
of Directors of the AJCA and National All-Jersey, Inc., and has served
as Director for the New York State Jersey Cattle Club since 1980; and
WHEREAS, Under the able guidance of owners Chuck and Sue Luchsinger,
Silver Spring Farm and Market will continue its distinguished tradition
of showing award winning Jerseys, offering the best possible agricul-
tural products, and providing great service to its community for many
years to come; and
WHEREAS, It is with great pleasure that this Legislative Body acknowl-
edges the success of this exceptional small business and its contrib-
utions to the local and State economies, fully confident that it will
continue to enjoy the sparkling successes it has experienced thus far;
and
WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body that when long-
standing family farms 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
congratulate Silver Spring Farm upon the occasion of its designation as
a recipient of the Century Farm Award from the New York State Agricul-
tural Society; and be it further
RESOLVED, That copies of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Chuck and Sue Luchsinger, Owners, Silver Spring Farm.

actions

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

Resolution Details

Law Section:
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J4574

Honoring Anthony Bruno upon the occasion of his designation for special recognition by the Sullivan County Democrat 2016 Men at Work...

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION honoring Anthony Bruno upon the occasion of his
designation for special recognition by the SULLIVAN COUNTY DEMOCRAT 2016
Men at Work Edition

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, Anthony Bruno has given not only of his time and energies but
also of his competence, intelligence and leadership and consequently has
been designated for special recognition; and
WHEREAS, This Legislative Body is justly proud to honor Anthony Bruno
upon the occasion of his designation for special recognition by the
SULLIVAN COUNTY DEMOCRAT 2016 Men at Work Edition; and
WHEREAS, An esteemed resident of Middletown, New York, Anthony Bruno
graduated from Goshen High School; after graduating, he earned his Bach-
elor's degree in Business from the State University of New York (SUNY)
at New Paltz; and
WHEREAS, Anthony Bruno furthered his education by obtaining his
Master's degree in Business Administration from Mount St. Mary College,
Newburgh, New York; and
WHEREAS, Twelve years ago, Anthony Bruno began his distinguished
career with Monticello Casino & Raceway; through the years he rose
through the ranks holding numerous positions such as Auditor,
Marketing/Finance Manager, Director of Financial Analysis and Planning,
Director of Operations, Assistant General Manager, and the title he
holds today, General Manager; and
WHEREAS, In this capacity, Anthony Bruno strives to provide quality
service to his guests by creating an environment where the internal
customers, employees and vendors work together to achieve this common
goal; and
WHEREAS, When he is not working, Anthony Bruno enjoys fishing and
spending time with his young nephew; and
WHEREAS, Throughout the entire period of his professional and communi-
ty service, a period of constructive involvement, Anthony Bruno has
stood constant in dignity, good grace and humor; 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 Anthony Bruno upon the occasion of his designation for special
recognition by the SULLIVAN COUNTY DEMOCRAT 2016 Men at Work Edition;
and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Anthony Bruno.

actions

  • 24 / Mar / 2016
    • REFERRED TO FINANCE
  • 29 / Mar / 2016
    • REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • 29 / Mar / 2016
    • ADOPTED

Resolution Details

Law Section:
Resolutions, Legislative

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