Resolution J1071-2013

Commending the Sullivan County Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) on its 40th Anniversary



  • Apr 17, 2013: ADOPTED
  • Apr 3, 2013: REFERRED TO FINANCE


LEGISLATIVE  RESOLUTION  commending  the  Sullivan County Retired Senior
Volunteer Program upon the occasion of its 40th Anniversary  Celebration
on May 13, 2013

WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body to recognize organiza-
tions  of  enduring  tradition  which  faithfully serve the needs of the
community and its citizens with diligence and  compassionate  commitment
to improving the quality and dignity of life in the community; and
  WHEREAS,  Attendant to such concern and fully in accord with its long-
standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly  proud  to  commend
the  Sullivan  County  Retired  Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) upon the
occasion of its 40th Anniversary; and
  WHEREAS, The Sullivan County RSVP will celebrate this joyous  occasion
with  a  luncheon  to  be  held  at the Villa Roma Resort and Conference
Center in Callicoon, New York on Monday, May 13, 2013; and
  WHEREAS, RSVP is America's largest volunteer network for people age 55
and over; when a person joins RSVP they join nearly  500,000  volunteers
across  the  country  who  work  on  a variety of projects, programs and
issues in their communities and elsewhere; and
  WHEREAS, RSVP offers a full  range  of  volunteer  opportunities  with
thousands  of  local and national organizations; when someone joins RSVP
they choose how and where they want to serve, how much time they want to
give, and whether they want to draw on skills they already have or  want
to develop new ones; and
  WHEREAS,  Established  forty  years  ago,  the Sullivan County Retired
Senior Volunteer Program places interested persons in meaningful  volun-
teer  opportunities;  the  volunteers  share  their time, experience and
knowledge with others in their communities and use their experiences  to
tutor  children,  assist  at hospitals, help adults with literacy needs,
deliver meals on wheels, or  volunteer  with  an  area  organization  or
institution, or at a one time community event; and
  WHEREAS, Older New Yorkers bring their special wisdom, experience, and
enthusiasm  to  countless endeavors, helping to shape and strengthen the
character of our communities and the quality of our lives; and
  WHEREAS, The  members  of  the  Sullivan  County  RSVP  exemplify  the
millions  of  New York State residents who are 60 years of age or older;
they help to preserve the customs, traditions, and values  of  the  many
ethnic  groups  which  comprise  the rich fabric of the community of the
State of New York and they are vital, integral and contributing  members
of our society; and
  WHEREAS,  The  Sullivan  County Retired Senior Volunteer Program has a
proud tradition of helping the older citizens of  its  community  remain
valuable,  involved,  and  productive  members  of the community as they
reach the fullness of years; and
  WHEREAS, The threads which form the quality and  character  of  senior
life  are  woven  through dedicated service, carefully rendered, by such
organizations of purposeful goodwill  as  the  Sullivan  County  Retired
Senior Volunteer Program; now, therefore, be it
  RESOLVED,  That  this  Legislative  Body pause in its deliberations to
honor the Sullivan County Retired  Senior  Volunteer  Program  upon  the
joyful  occasion  of  its  40th Anniversary Celebration on May 13, 2013,
commending it for its purposeful endeavors and noting the  tradition  of
caring service it has established; and be it further
  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to the Sullivan County Retired Senior Volunteer Program.


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