Resolution J1059-2013

Commending the Brooklyn Section of the National Council of Negro Women, Inc. and honoring the young achievers

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  • Apr 17, 2013: ADOPTED
  • Apr 17, 2013: REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • Apr 10, 2013: REFERRED TO FINANCE

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LEGISLATIVE  RESOLUTION  commending the Brooklyn Section of the National
Council of Negro Women, Inc. and honoring the young achievers  who  will
be recognized at its 28th Annual Harambee Celebration on April 20, 2013

WHEREAS,  It  is  the  sense  of  this Legislative Body to commend those
illustrious organizations within the State of New York 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  traditions,  it  is  the  intent  of  this Legislative Body to
commend the Brooklyn Section of the National  Council  of  Negro  Women,
Inc. and to honor the young achievers who will be recognized at its 28th
Annual  Harambee  Celebration,  to be held at the Janes United Methodist
Church in Brooklyn, NY on Saturday, April 20, 2013; and
  WHEREAS, The Brooklyn Section of the National Council of Negro  Women,
Inc.  was organized on January 22, 1962 at the Bedford YMCA by Odessa L.
Skeene and received its Charter on March 12, 1962; and
  WHEREAS, Since its inception, the Brooklyn Section has worked to bring
to its members a greater awareness of community  activities  and  fuller
participation in these affairs; and
  WHEREAS,  For  the past 50 years, the Brooklyn Section of the National
Council of Negro Women, Inc. has flourished under  12  past  presidents:
Odessa L. Skeene, Anne McMillan, Reva M. Anthony, Narcissus Frett-Moses,
Ruth Ford, Dorothy T. Leggett, Glenys Pantaleon, Alma R. Garrette, Marva
D. Earle-Jones, Ellen F. Haywood, Essie E. Gregory and Jennifer LeGrand;
today, under the insightful direction of the current and 13th President,
Melissa-Denise  Hayes,  the Brooklyn Section continues its extraordinary
work with professionalism, dedication and compassion; and
  WHEREAS, The Brooklyn Section maintains a  strong  commitment  to  its
young people through education, outreach programs, counseling and recog-
nition;  it sponsors community ventures to enhance the health and social
services of residents through seminars, health fairs and voter registra-
tion campaigns for self-empowerment; and
  WHEREAS, The Mary McLeod Bethune Day Care Center, organized and  spon-
sored  by  the Brooklyn Section, has served thousands of the community's
children; and
  WHEREAS, The ten young achievers who will be honored at the 28th Annu-
al Harambee Celebration were selected  for  their  academic  accomplish-
ments, community service and church activities; and
  WHEREAS,  The  2013 honorees include Gianna J.M. Boone, Nyah Caldwell,
Brittany M. Lee-Benbow,  Zipporah  Odom,  Kayan  Petgrave,  Nia  Pierre,
Daniel Revell, Malachi Aaron Townsley, Matthew P.B. Walker and Jenise D.
Wilkerson; and
  WHEREAS,  It  is  the intent of this Legislative Body to join with the
Brooklyn Section of the National Council of Negro Women, Inc.  in honor-
ing the achievements of these ten hardworking young people  and  leaders
of  tomorrow  upon the occasion of the 28th Annual Harambee Celebration;
now, therefore, be it
  RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause  in  its  deliberations  to
commend  the  Brooklyn  Section  of the National Council of Negro Women,
Inc. and to honor the young achievers who will be recognized at its 28th
Annual Harambee Celebration on April 20, 2013; and be it further
  RESOLVED, That copies of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Melissa-Denise Hayes, President of the  Brooklyn  Section  of
the  National  Council  of  Negro  Women, Inc. and to the aforementioned
honorees.

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