J4440

Congratulating the Kenmore East Men's Varsity Hockey Team upon the occasion of capturing the New York State Division II Championship

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION congratulating the Kenmore East Men's Varsity
Hockey Team upon the occasion of capturing the New York State Division
II 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 Kenmore East Men's Varsity Hockey Team captured the New
York State Division II Championship with an exciting 3-2 victory over
Skaneateles on Sunday, March 13, 2016, at the Harbor Center in Skanea-
teles, New York; and
WHEREAS, With this victory, the Kenmore East Bulldogs have won their
second State title in program history and finished their season with an
outstanding record of 17-5-2; and
WHEREAS, The athletic talent displayed by this team is due in great
part to the efforts of Coach Kyle Pray, a skilled and inspirational
tutor respected for his ability to turn potential into excellence; and
WHEREAS, The team's overall record 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 Bulldogs, from the opening game of the
season to participation in the championship, were a 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, Coach Kyle Pray has done a superb job in guiding, molding and
inspiring the team members toward their goals; and
WHEREAS, Sports competition instills the values of teamwork, pride and
accomplishment, and Coach Kyle Pray 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 Kenmore East Men's Varsity Hockey Team; its members:
Chase Ford, Adam Smith, Joey Spataro, Jacob Kluge, Dan Spors, Anthony
Tulipane, Trevor Pray, Cullen Smyth, JP Giordano, Alex Bluff, Chad Diaz,
Justin Watson, AJ Marinelli, Sam Balesteri, Gage Holler, Russ Riggio,
Ryan Hahn, Brad Hermann, David Hahn; and Coach Kyle Pray, on their cham-
pionship season and outstanding team record; and be it further
RESOLVED, That copies of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to the members of the Kenmore East Men's Varsity Hockey Team,
and Coach Kyle Pray.

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J4438

Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the Genesee ARC on March 12, 2016

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the Genesee
ARC on March 12, 2016

WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body to recognize that the
quality and character of life in the communities of New York State are
reflective of the concerned and dedicated efforts of organizations and
individuals who devote themselves to the welfare of the community and
its citizenry and have made strong contributions to the disability
community; and
WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern and fully in accord with its long-
standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to commem-
orate the 50th Anniversary of the Genesee ARC at its Golden Gala Art
Show and sprout film festival on Saturday, March 12, 2016; and
WHEREAS, The Genesee ARC strives to support people with disabilities
in partnership with their families and the community; the organization
embraces individuals and nurtures their social, spiritual, physical, and
emotional growth; and
WHEREAS, Known as the resource of choice for people with disabilities
and their families, the Genesee ARC provides a broad range of opportu-
nities which address their clients changing needs and life-long aspi-
rations; and
WHEREAS, The Genesee ARC envisions a future in which all people with
intellectual and developmental disabilities are fully included as
members of a community which embraces the diversity of all people, and
values people for who they are in a safe and caring environment; and
WHEREAS, This vital organization began with an ad in THE DAILY NEWS
announcing a gathering for area parents of children with mental retarda-
tion; in 1957, the first parent meeting was held at the YWCA in Batavia;
and
WHEREAS, For the first time, many of these parents had the opportunity
to speak candidly about family issues that were so entwined in their
everyday lives; this coalition of parents and friends of children with
disabilities, determined to change society's traditional disregard for
the needs of their children, joined a state association of parents; and
WHEREAS, On May 1, 1966, Genesee ARC, a chapter of NYSARC Inc., was
founded by 12 dedicated parents and friends committed to improving the
lives of children with developmental disabilities; and
WHEREAS, Since its founding, members' grassroots effort, programs and
services for people with disabilities have grown at a dramatic rate;
things that many people take for granted, such as having a job, an
education, choices for recreation and being able to live on their own,
are things for which those with disabilities often find most difficult;
and
WHEREAS, The mission of Genesee ARC is to help all individuals with
disabilities achieve their fullest potential in whatever their dreams or
aspirations may be for the future; for 50 years, the staff at the ARC
has been providing programs, such as residential, employment, service
coordination, family support and habilitation services which have made
an important impact in the lives of over 450 children and adults with
disabilities this year alone; and
WHEREAS, The success enjoyed by the Genesee ARC is in direct corre-
lation to the efforts of the dedicated staff and administrators who work
tirelessly to ensure that people with intellectual and developmental
disabilities and their families have the support they need to live an
ordinary American life; and
WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body that when organiza-
tions 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
commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Genesee ARC on March 12, 2016;
and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to the Genesee ARC.

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  • 22 / Mar / 2016
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Law Section:
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J4439

Mourning the death of Joseph Anthony Laughney, distinguished citizen and devoted member of his community

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION mourning the death of Joseph Anthony Laughney,
distinguished citizen and devoted member of his community

WHEREAS, It is the custom of this Legislative Body to pay tribute to
citizens of the State of New York whose lifework and civic endeavor
served to enhance the quality of life in their communities and the great
State of New York; and
WHEREAS, Joseph Anthony Laughney of Endicott, New York, died on Octo-
ber 6, 2015, at the age of 79; and
WHEREAS, Joseph "Joe" Laughney bravely served his country as a member
of the United States Marine Corps from 1953-1956, and was a Korean War
veteran; and
WHEREAS, He proudly acknowledged the service of veterans in his commu-
nity, who were especially close to his heart; he worked to install
plaques for local recipients of the Medal of Honor at the Floyd L.
Maines Veterans Memorial Arena in Broome County, where he served on the
Board of Directors; and
WHEREAS, Joseph A. Laughney was also a devoted member of the John W.
Thurston Detachment of the Marine Corps League, the Korean War Veterans
of the Southern Tier, and the American Legion; he frequently volunteered
with the Broome County Veterans Memorial Association and attended
hundreds of veterans' funerals as a member of the Honor Guard; and
WHEREAS, Joseph A. Laughney distinguished himself in his profession
and by his sincere dedication and substantial contribution to the
welfare of his community; and
WHEREAS, From 1995 until 2006, Joseph A. Laughney was the Building
Superintendent for the New York State Office of General Services; in
this capacity, he was instrumental in getting the Building's health and
safety systems fully working following its reopening; renovating the
parking areas; and making the Building more accessible through events
such as Pops on the Plaza and First Night, and through creating the
Warren M. Anderson Community Room; and
WHEREAS, Superintendent Laughney was also involved in opening the
State-leased Glendale Campus which contained hundreds of State workers,
and led his OGS engineering team to countless sites throughout New York
to handle sound and video services for events of then Governor George
Pataki; and
WHEREAS, Joseph A. Laughney's commitment to excellence, and his spirit
of humanity, carried over into all fields of enterprise, including char-
itable and civic endeavors; and
WHEREAS, Joseph A. Laughney enjoyed serving his community as a member,
vice chair and chair of numerous committees, as well as serving as a
delegate at several conventions; furthermore, he was a staffer for past
Assemblyman Richard H. Miller, the Deputy Commissioner of the Broome
County Board of Elections, and the Superintendent of the Binghamton
State Office Building; and
WHEREAS, Predeceased by his father, John; mother, Margaret; brother,
Jack; and sisters, Aileen and Maureen, Joseph A. Laughney is survived by
his wife, Eleanor (Rusty); his children, Sharon and David Belcher,
Joseph and Vickie Laughney, Maureen and William Kovarik, and George
Laughney and Andrew Wang; his six grandchildren, Rachel Hagerman, Joseph
and Ashley Laughney, Alicia Froment, and Nicole and Cody Kovarik; and
his great granddaughter, Abigail Hagerman; and
WHEREAS, An avid storyteller, recounting many past exploits during his
lifetime with his friends, children and grandchildren, often taking time
to explain something, Joseph A. Laughney will truly be missed; and

WHEREAS, Armed with a humanistic spirit and imbued with a sense of
compassion, Joseph A. Laughney leaves behind a legacy which will long
endure the passage of time and will remain as a comforting memory to all
he served and befriended; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
mourn the death of Joseph Anthony Laughney, distinguished citizen and
devoted member of his community, and to offer its deepest condolences to
his family; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to the family of Joseph Anthony Laughney.

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  • 22 / Mar / 2016
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J4437

Congratulating Sheldon Noel upon the occasion of receiving the distinguished rank of Eagle Scout

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION congratulating Sheldon Noel upon the occasion of
receiving the distinguished rank of Eagle Scout, the most prestigious of
Scouting honors

WHEREAS, Sheldon Noel, through his diligence and rigorous efforts, has
achieved Scouting's highest and most prestigious rank, Eagle Scout; and
WHEREAS, Sheldon Noel is a member of Boy Scouts of America Troop 353;
and
WHEREAS, America has achieved her greatest heights of glory through
the dedication, determination and tireless efforts of the outstanding
citizens of this Nation; and
WHEREAS, It is only with the continued diligence and devotion of our
youth, tomorrow's leaders, that America will maintain her glory; and
WHEREAS, The Boy Scouts of America and its members are dedicated to
the development of character and leadership in the youth of this Nation;
and
WHEREAS, The highest achievement of leadership in Scouting, earned by
only five percent of all Boy Scouts, is the distinguished rank of Eagle
Scout; and
WHEREAS, This outstanding young man has been involved in Scouting for
many years, has lived up to Scouting's ideals and has attained all of
the necessary achievements, including completion of a community service
project, which was successfully planned, developed and executed; and
WHEREAS, Sheldon Noel's perseverance in rising through the ranks to
Eagle Scout is a strong indication of his ability to master difficult
tasks; his accomplishment will enable him to emerge as a leader, fully
equipped to meet the challenges of today's complex society; and
WHEREAS, This new Eagle Scout is a credit to his family, his school,
his community, his State and his Nation, and no doubt his future will be
filled with accomplishments of equal importance; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations, in
recognition of the significance of this meritorious achievement, to
congratulate and honor Sheldon Noel on achieving the rank of Eagle
Scout; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Sheldon Noel.

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J4436

Congratulating Adrian Johnson upon the occasion of receiving the distinguished rank of Eagle Scout

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION congratulating Adrian Johnson upon the occasion
of receiving the distinguished rank of Eagle Scout, the most prestigious
of Scouting honors

WHEREAS, Adrian Johnson, through his diligence and rigorous efforts, has
achieved Scouting's highest and most prestigious rank, Eagle Scout; and
WHEREAS, Adrian Johnson is a member of Boy Scouts of America Troop
353; and
WHEREAS, America has achieved her greatest heights of glory through
the dedication, determination and tireless efforts of the outstanding
citizens of this Nation; and
WHEREAS, It is only with the continued diligence and devotion of our
youth, tomorrow's leaders, that America will maintain her glory; and
WHEREAS, The Boy Scouts of America and its members are dedicated to
the development of character and leadership in the youth of this Nation;
and
WHEREAS, The highest achievement of leadership in Scouting, earned by
only five percent of all Boy Scouts, is the distinguished rank of Eagle
Scout; and
WHEREAS, This outstanding young man has been involved in Scouting for
many years, has lived up to Scouting's ideals and has attained all of
the necessary achievements, including completion of a community service
project, which was successfully planned, developed and executed; and
WHEREAS, Adrian Johnson's perseverance in rising through the ranks to
Eagle Scout is a strong indication of his ability to master difficult
tasks; his accomplishment will enable him to emerge as a leader, fully
equipped to meet the challenges of today's complex society; and
WHEREAS, This new Eagle Scout is a credit to his family, his school,
his community, his State and his Nation, and no doubt his future will be
filled with accomplishments of equal importance; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations, in
recognition of the significance of this meritorious achievement, to
congratulate and honor Adrian Johnson on achieving the rank of Eagle
Scout; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Adrian Johnson.

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J4435

Congratulating Stephen Giagrande upon the occasion of receiving the distinguished rank of Eagle Scout

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION congratulating Stephen Giagrande upon the occa-
sion of receiving the distinguished rank of Eagle Scout, the most pres-
tigious of Scouting honors

WHEREAS, Stephen Giagrande, through his diligence and rigorous efforts,
has achieved Scouting's highest and most prestigious rank, Eagle Scout;
and
WHEREAS, Stephen Giagrande is a member of Boy Scouts of America Troop
9318; and
WHEREAS, America has achieved her greatest heights of glory through
the dedication, determination and tireless efforts of the outstanding
citizens of this Nation; and
WHEREAS, It is only with the continued diligence and devotion of our
youth, tomorrow's leaders, that America will maintain her glory; and
WHEREAS, The Boy Scouts of America and its members are dedicated to
the development of character and leadership in the youth of this Nation;
and
WHEREAS, The highest achievement of leadership in Scouting, earned by
only five percent of all Boy Scouts, is the distinguished rank of Eagle
Scout; and
WHEREAS, This outstanding young man has been involved in Scouting for
many years, has lived up to Scouting's ideals and has attained all of
the necessary achievements, including completion of a community service
project, which was successfully planned, developed and executed; and
WHEREAS, Stephen Giagrande's perseverance in rising through the ranks
to Eagle Scout is a strong indication of his ability to master difficult
tasks; his accomplishment will enable him to emerge as a leader, fully
equipped to meet the challenges of today's complex society; and
WHEREAS, This new Eagle Scout is a credit to his family, his school,
his community, his State and his Nation, and no doubt his future will be
filled with accomplishments of equal importance; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations, in
recognition of the significance of this meritorious achievement, to
congratulate and honor Stephen Giagrande on achieving the rank of Eagle
Scout; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Stephen Giagrande.

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J4434

Commending Josephine Victoria Finn upon the occasion of her designation for special recognition by the 2015 Sullivan County Democrat...

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION commending Josephine Victoria Finn upon the occa-
sion of her designation for special recognition by the 2015 SULLIVAN
COUNTY DEMOCRAT honoring Professional Women and Women in Business

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, Josephine Victoria Finn has given not only of her time and
energies but also of her competence, intelligence and leadership and
consequently has been designated for special honor; and
WHEREAS, This Legislative Body is justly proud to commend Josephine
Victoria Finn upon the occasion of her designation for special recogni-
tion by the 2015 SULLIVAN COUNTY DEMOCRAT honoring Professional Women
and Women in Business; and
WHEREAS, A graduate of Monticello High School, Josephine Victoria Finn
earned her bachelor's degrees in both Psychology and Black Studies; she
furthered her education by obtaining her Juris Doctorate from the State
University of New York (SUNY) at Buffalo Law School; and
WHEREAS, A Village Justice of Monticello, New York, Josephine Victoria
Finn also holds the position of Chief Executive Officer for the DREAM
Tank, a local youth program to keep young people out of the criminal
justice system through enrichment activities; self-actualization which
includes learning life skills, and etiquette; and
WHEREAS, Josephine Victoria Finn began her judicial career in the
early 1990s, serving as Acting Judge for the Village of Monticello; in
2002, she was elected to this esteemed post, where she prides herself on
being a fair and impartial Judge; and
WHEREAS, In addition to her role as a Justice, Josephine Victoria Finn
has held the positions of Assistant County Attorney for Sullivan County,
and Assistant Town Attorney and Town Attorney for the Town of Thompson;
for over 18 years, she served as legal counsel to the Sullivan County
Branch of the NAACP; and
WHEREAS, For over a decade, Josephine Victoria Finn taught at Sullivan
County Community College and ran the Paralegal Program for several
years; she also teaches cultural diversity and sexual harassment train-
ing, and is a member of the New York State Board of Regents; and
WHEREAS, Dedicated to the community in which she lives and works,
Josephine Victoria Finn has been a member of the SUNY Sullivan Board of
Trustees, the Private Industry Council of Sullivan County, the Cultural
Diversity Committee of the New York State School Boards Association and
served as President of the Sullivan County Bar Association; and
WHEREAS, Today, Josephine Victoria Finn participates on the Sullivan
Renaissance Steering Committee, the New York State Magistrates Associ-
ation, and the Sullivan County Magistrates Association; and
WHEREAS, When she is not on the bench, Josephine Victoria Finn enjoys
playing the bass, saxophone and piano, as well as travelling to warm
tropical locales; and
WHEREAS, With her throughout has been her husband, Marshita Washing-
ton, and her mother and sister, all of whom feel privileged to be a part
of her life and rejoice in her achievements; and
WHEREAS, Rare indeed is the impressive dedication shown by an individ-
ual for the benefit of others which Josephine Victoria Finn has
displayed throughout her 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
commend Josephine Victoria Finn upon the occasion of her designation for
special recognition by the 2015 SULLIVAN COUNTY DEMOCRAT honoring
Professional Women and Women in Business; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Josephine Victoria Finn.

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J4432

Memorializing Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to proclaim April 11-13, 2016, as Global Youth Service Days in the State of New York

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION memorializing Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to
proclaim April 11-13, 2016, as Global Youth Service Days in the State of
New York

WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body to memorialize Gover-
nor Andrew M. Cuomo to proclaim April 11-13, 2016, as Global Youth
Service Days in the State of New York; and
WHEREAS, Global Youth Service Day (GYSD) celebrates and mobilizes the
millions of young people who improve their communities each day of the
year through service; and
WHEREAS, Established in 1988, GYSD is celebrated each year in over 100
countries, with young people working together, and with schools, youth
organizations, nonprofits, community and faith-based organizations,
national service programs, government agencies, and adult mentors, to
address the world's most critical issues and change their communities;
and
WHEREAS, Global Youth Service Day is the largest service event in the
world, and the only day of service dedicated to children and youth; and
WHEREAS, Global Youth Service Day is a campaign sponsored every year
by YSA (Youth Service America), a youth organization based in Washing-
ton, D.C.; this vital group is an international leader in the youth
service movement; and
WHEREAS, GYSD encourages youth to find a SPARK (something that moti-
vates and excites them), invites them to figure out what issues or prob-
lems they are passionate about, and challenges them to design a
project/solution that addresses the identified community need; and
WHEREAS, Global Youth Service Day provides a platform for our youth to
volunteer and serve our communities; and
WHEREAS, It is imperative that youths across New York State take part
in this day by giving back to their respective communities; now, there-
fore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
memorialize Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to proclaim April 11-13, 2016, as
Global Youth Service Days 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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J4433

Congratulating John W. Moran, Jr. as recipient of the 2016 Mr. Canandaigua Award by the Canandaigua Chamber of Commerce

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION congratulating John W. Moran, Jr. upon the occa-
sion of his designation as recipient of the 2016 Mr. Canandaigua Award
by the Canandaigua Chamber of Commerce

WHEREAS, It is the custom of this Legislative Body to recognize that the
quality and character of life in the communities across New York State
are enhanced by the concerned and dedicated efforts of organizations and
individuals that generously contribute 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 congratu-
late John W. Moran, Jr. upon the occasion of his designation as recipi-
ent of the 2016 Mr. Canandaigua award by the Canandaigua Chamber of
Commerce, celebrated at the 106th annual dinner and membership meeting,
on Friday, January 29th, 2016, at Finger Lakes Community College, Canan-
daigua, New York; and
WHEREAS, Each year the Chamber of Commerce honors a citizen for
outstanding service to the residents of Canandaigua; candidates for this
award have demonstrated service to the greater community or its people,
over and above what can be expected of one person, in the course of
everyday living, without or with very little compensation; and
WHEREAS, Born on March 26th, 1948, John W. Moran, Jr. was raised in
Canandaigua, New York; after graduating from Canandaigua Academy in
1966, he started working at Roseland Bowl; in 1987, he purchased the
business from the Boyce family; and
WHEREAS, Recently, John W. Moran, Jr., affectionately known as Jack,
transformed the traditional bowling center into a family fun center and
subsequently was featured in a cover story in a national bowling trade
magazine; and
WHEREAS, In 1979, John W. Moran, Jr. earned his Associate's degree in
Business Management from Finger Lakes Community College (FLCC); after
graduation, he proudly served his country as a member of the United
States Army from 1966-1972, holding the title of Staff Sergeant (E-7)
and Platoon Leader; and
WHEREAS, Since 1974, Jack W. Moran, Jr. has held various positions
within the Physical Education Department at FLCC, teaching the basic
skills and techniques of the sport of bowling; for his incredible dedi-
cation to his students, he was the recipient of the 2012 CCFL/FLCC Alum-
ni Association Exceptional Service Award and in 2016, he will receive
the 2016 Distinguished Alumni Award from the college; and
WHEREAS, Moreover, from 1994-2010, Jack W. Moran, Jr. served as the
Varsity Bowling Coach at Canandaigua Academy High School; and
WHEREAS, Dedicated to the community in which he lives and works, Jack
W. Moran, Jr. has served in numerous leadership roles for several
organizations including Past Exalted Ruler of the Canandaigua Elks Lodge
No. 1844, President of the Greater Rochester, Finger Lakes, and New York
State Business Professional of America, President of the New York State
Bowling Council, Chair of the Bowlers Proprietors' Association of Ameri-
ca (BPAA) National Bowling Tournament Committee and National
Secretary/Treasurer, and Vice President, as well as President of the
BPAA; and
WHEREAS, Jack W. Moran, Jr. is also involved with the Elks Bowling
Tournament Committee Board, the Greater Rochester Area Bowling Council,
the Rochester YABA (USBC) Youth Council, Bowling Inc., Contemporary
Bowling Association Board of Directors, National Bowling Forum and the
United States Bowling Congress Board of Directors and the Rochester USBC
BA; and

WHEREAS, For his outstanding work within the bowling industry, he was
the recipient of numerous awards and accolades including the New York
State BPA Service Award, Rochester Bowling Proprietor of the Year, Bowl-
ing Proprietor Association of America/Certificate of Achievement, both
the Canandaigua Chamber of Commerce Business Tourism Award and Ontario
County Tourism Award, New York State Women's Bowling
Association/Proprietor of the Year, New York State BPA Award of Excel-
lence, Metropolitan Bowling Writers Industry Achievement Award, Bowling
Proprietors Association of America President's Medal and the Bowling
Proprietors Association of America Victor Lerner Memorial Award; and
WHEREAS, In addition, this remarkable man was inducted into the Canan-
daigua Bowling Association Hall of Fame, the Empire State USBC BA Hall
of Fame and the BPAA National Hall of Fame; and
WHEREAS, For his incredible contributions to the Canandaigua Rotary
Club, Jack W. Moran, Jr. received the Paul Harris Fellowship Award
numerous times; and
WHEREAS, With him throughout have been his wife of 40 years, Ann M.
Moran, his three devoted children, Adam, Jared, and Jaclyn and his trea-
sured grandchild, Austin, all of whom feel privileged to be a part of
his life and rejoice in his achievements; and
WHEREAS, Rare indeed is the impressive dedication shown by an individ-
ual for the benefit of others which John W. Moran, 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
the great State of New York; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
congratulate John W. Moran, Jr. upon the occasion of his designation as
recipient of the 2016 Mr. Canandaigua Award by the Canandaigua Chamber
of Commerce; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to John W. Moran, Jr.

actions

  • 17 / Mar / 2016
    • REFERRED TO FINANCE
  • 22 / Mar / 2016
    • REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • 22 / Mar / 2016
    • ADOPTED

Resolution Details

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J4431

Memorializing Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to proclaim April 2016, as Esophageal Cancer Awareness Month in the State of New York

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J4431


LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION memorializing Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to
proclaim April 2016, as Esophageal Cancer Awareness Month in the State
of New York

WHEREAS, It is the custom of this Legislative Body to help increase
awareness of serious health conditions that affect the lives of citizens
of New York State; and
WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body to memorialize
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to proclaim April 2016, as Esophageal Cancer
Awareness Month in the State of New York, in conjunction with the obser-
vance of National Esophageal Cancer Month; and
WHEREAS, Esophageal Cancer is one of the fastest growing cancer diag-
noses in the United States, increasing more than 400 percent in the past
20 years; and
WHEREAS, Esophageal Cancer kills one American every 36 minutes each
and every day; and
WHEREAS, Esophageal Cancer is among the deadliest of cancers, with
fewer than one in five patients surviving five years; and
WHEREAS, Esophageal Cancer has low survival rates because it is usual-
ly discovered at advanced stages when treatment outcomes are poor; and
WHEREAS, Esophageal Cancer in the United States is most often caused
by persistent heartburn or Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD), yet
many who are at risk are unaware of the potential danger GERD can pres-
ent when it occurs over several weeks or months; and
WHEREAS, Esophageal Cancer can be a silent killer with patients often
unaware that the cough, hoarse voice, sore throat or chest pain they
suffer can be signs of GERD and are reasons to discuss screening for
Esophageal Cancer with their health care professional; and
WHEREAS, Esophageal Cancer can develop from GERD when fluids from the
stomach splash up to create cellular change in the esophagus resulting
in a precancerous condition known as Barrett's Esophagus which can lead
to a 125-fold increase in a patient's risk of developing Esophageal
Cancer; and
WHEREAS, Esophageal Cancer can be prevented through early detection of
its precursor, Barrett's Esophagus, which can be treated with new, cura-
tive outpatient techniques; and
WHEREAS, Esophageal Cancer Action Network (ECAN) is working to improve
public awareness of the link between heartburn and cancer, and supports
progress in early detection and treatment of esophageal cancer; and
WHEREAS, Esophageal Cancer awareness along with improvements in
prevention, early detection and treatment strategies will enhance the
health and well-being of all Americans; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
memorialize Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to proclaim April 2016, as Esopha-
geal Cancer Awareness 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.

actions

  • 17 / Mar / 2016
    • REFERRED TO FINANCE
  • 22 / Mar / 2016
    • REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • 22 / Mar / 2016
    • ADOPTED

Resolution Details

Law Section:
Resolutions, Legislative

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