Resolution J1174-2013

Honoring the Brooklyn Chinese-American Association (BCA) Sixth Avenue Senior Center upon the occasion of celebrating its 8th Anniversary

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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  honoring  the Brooklyn Chinese-American Associ-
ation (BCA) Sixth Avenue Senior Center upon the occasion of  celebrating
its 8th Anniversary on March 22, 2013

WHEREAS,  It  is the sense of this Legislative Body to recognize and pay
tribute to those illustrious organizations of  the  State  of  New  York
which  foster ethnic pride and whose worthy endeavors have a substantial
impact on the quality and dignity of life in the communities they serve;
and
  WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its  long-
standing  traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to honor the
Brooklyn Chinese-American Association (BCA) Sixth Avenue  Senior  Center
upon  the  occasion  of celebrating its 8th Anniversary on Friday, March
22, 2013, at New Spring Garden Restaurant, Brooklyn, New York; and
  WHEREAS, BCA was founded in 1988 as  a  small  social  service  agency
whose primary mission was to provide assistance to the growing Asian-Am-
erican  community  in the Sunset Part, Borough Park, and Bay Ridge areas
of Brooklyn, New York; and
  WHEREAS, Since that time, the Asian-American community in the  Borough
of Brooklyn has continued to grow; and
  WHEREAS,  BCA too has expanded to meet the growing needs of the commu-
nity, providing a full range of services including  senior  services  at
four  senior  centers,  early  childhood education centers and programs,
youth-oriented programs, adult education programs and  services,  and  a
vast, comprehensive array of bilingual social services; and
  WHEREAS, Established on March 10, 2005, the Sixth Avenue Senior Center
has  enrolled more than 2,000 members and serves over 200 seniors daily;
and
  WHEREAS, The Sixth Avenue Senior Center currently offers daily congre-
gate meals; social service referral and  case  management;  medical  and
health  related  workshops  and  screenings;  monthly  birthday parties;
music, dancing, arts and crafts classes; and field  trips;  as  well  as
other educational and recreational activities; and
  WHEREAS,  In  addition,  the  Center  coordinates  community meetings,
assists senior members with housing needs, promotes voter  registration,
and  educates the community on the importance of exercising their voting
rights; it also offers  many  other  activities  and  special  functions
designed  to enhance the quality of life of the senior population of the
area; 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 good will as the  Brooklyn  Chinese-American
Association and its Sixth Avenue Senior Center; now, therefore, be it
  RESOLVED,  That  this  Legislative  Body pause in its deliberations to
honor the  Brooklyn  Chinese-American  Association  (BCA)  Sixth  Avenue
Senior  Center  upon  the occasion of celebrating its 8th Anniversary on
March 22, 2013; and be it further
  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Brooklyn Chinese-American Association President/CEO  Paul  P.
Mak, and the Sixth Avenue Senior Center.

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