Resolution J1153-2013

Congratulating Matt VanDeMortel upon the occasion of receiving the distinguished rank of Eagle Scout, the most prestigious of Scouting honors



  • Apr 17, 2013: ADOPTED
  • Apr 10, 2013: REFERRED TO FINANCE


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

WHEREAS,  Matt  VanDeMortel, through his diligence and rigorous efforts,
has achieved Scouting's highest and most prestigious rank, Eagle  Scout;
the  Eagle  Court  of Honor ceremony will be held on Saturday, April 13,
2013, at The Presbyterian Church in Geneva, Geneva, New York; and
  WHEREAS, Matt VanDeMortel is a member of Boy Scouts of  America  Troop
No. 3; 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;
  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, For his project, Matt VanDeMortel worked  with  the  City  of
Geneva  to  coordinate the much-needed cleanup of Glenwood Cemetery; he,
with the aid of his fellow Scouts, filled in potholes, cleared trash and
debris, cut tree branches and cleared all roadways; and
  WHEREAS, Matt VanDeMortel is a member of the  National  Honor  Society
and  the  recipient of the Advanced Placement Scholar Award; this multi-
faceted young man is also involved in many  extracurricular  activities,
including  the Cross Country and Track and Field teams, Concert/Marching
Band and the Math Team; and
  WHEREAS, Matt VanDeMortel'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 Matt VanDeMortel on achieving the rank of Eagle
Scout; and be it further
  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Matt VanDeMortel.


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