Resolution J104-2013

Comemmorating the 150th Anniversary of the founding of the Norwich Family YMCA



  • Jan 15, 2013: ADOPTED
  • Jan 10, 2013: REFERRED TO FINANCE


LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION commemorating the 150th Anniversary of the found-
ing of the Norwich Family YMCA on November 3, 2012

WHEREAS,  It  is  the custom of this Legislative Body to recognize these
illustrious organizations within this great State and Nation whose focus
and intent have made a substantial impact on  the  quality  of  life  in
their communities; and
  WHEREAS,  Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its long-
standing tradition, it is the sense of this Legislative Body to  commem-
orate  the  150th Anniversary of the founding of the Norwich Family YMCA
on November 3, 2012; and
  WHEREAS, For 150 years,  Norwich  Family  YMCA  has  carried  out  its
mission  by delivering programs which enable individuals and families to
reach their fullest potential in terms of spirit, mind, and body; and
  WHEREAS, Each year, the  Norwich  Family  YMCA  delivers  program  and
membership  services  to  more  than  10,000 members and program partic-
ipants; and
  WHEREAS, The Norwich Family YMCA provides  direct  community  benefits
that impact many through their Open Doors Scholarship Program, Unemploy-
ment  Membership Program, Military Membership Program, Outreach Program-
ming, and opening their doors annually to an average of fifty  community
organizations  that  need  a place to meet, operate, and function within
the community; and
  WHEREAS, The Norwich Family YMCA serves people  of  all  ages,  races,
faiths,  backgrounds,  incomes  and  abilities through a wide variety of
programs and services designed to meet changing needs of the  community;
  WHEREAS,  The  Norwich Family YMCA honors a rich history including the
major accomplishment of one of  the  organization's  first  projects  of
collecting books for soldiers; and
  WHEREAS,  A  true asset to society, the Norwich Family YMCA has a long
record of partnerships  with  other  community  organizations,  such  as
schools,  hospitals,  police departments, civic organizations, colleges,
corporations and opening their doors when their  community  is  in  need
(floods, fires, no power, hot showers); and
  WHEREAS,  Volunteer-founded, volunteer-based and volunteer-led, Ameri-
ca's YMCAs serve more than 10,000 neighborhoods in  the  Untied  States,
uniting  men,  women and children; at the heart of community life across
America, mission-driven YMCAs are a place to  belong  and  to  live  the
values that guide and unite its members through caring, honesty, respect
and responsibility; and
  WHEREAS,  From cities to suburbs to small towns, YMCAs work to promote
youth development, healthy living and social responsibility; 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 150th Anniversary of the founding of the Norwich  Family
YMCA on November 3, 2012; and be it further
  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to the Norwich Family YMCA.


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