Resolution J1225-2013

Honoring Charles Catalano upon the occasion of his designation for special recognition by the Westchester-Rockland Society of Pharmacists on May 11, 2013

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  • Apr 17, 2013: ADOPTED
  • Apr 17, 2013: REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • Apr 11, 2013: REFERRED TO FINANCE

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LEGISLATIVE  RESOLUTION  honoring  Charles Catalano upon the occasion of
his designation for  special  recognition  by  the  Westchester-Rockland
Society of Pharmacists on May 11, 2013

WHEREAS,  Individuals  who give of their time and energies and serve the
best interests of their communities are an asset beyond remuneration and
cannot be sufficiently extolled; and
  WHEREAS, Charles Catalano has given not only of his time but  also  of
his energy, intelligence and leadership and consequently has been desig-
nated for special honor; and
  WHEREAS,  This Legislative Body is justly proud to honor Charles Cata-
lano upon the occasion of his designation for special recognition by the
Westchester-Rockland Society of Pharmacists at its Annual Dinner  Dance,
to be held on Saturday, May 11, 2013; and
  WHEREAS,  Charles  Catalano  has  been  a Consultant Pharmacist for 23
years, working with agencies in New York City, Long Island,  Westchester
and Ulster County; and
  WHEREAS,  A  graduate  of  Brooklyn  College of Pharmacy, for 34 years
Charles Catalano co-owned and operated Worlds Fair Pharmacy  in  Queens,
New York, a civic-minded business that serviced the community, hemodial-
ysis centers and group homes for the developmentally disabled; and
  WHEREAS, Over the course of his long career, Charles Catalano has been
a  champion  for independent pharmacies and has worked for policies that
protect consumer access to community pharmacies and promote high  levels
of professional practice; and
  WHEREAS, In 1998, Charles Catalano was honored as the Preceptor of the
Year  by  St.  Johns  University  College  of  Pharmacy and, in 2005, he
received the Bowl of Hygeia Award, one of the pharmacy profession's most
prestigious honors, in recognition of his outstanding community service;
and
  WHEREAS, Charles Catalano has been called upon to contribute his  time
and  talents  to countless civic and charitable endeavors and has always
given of himself unstintingly; and
  WHEREAS, He has served as President of the  Italian  American  Pharma-
cists  Society and the New York City Pharmacists Society, and has been a
board member of the Pharmacists Society of the State of New York; and
  WHEREAS, Currently, Charles Catalano is part  of  the  New  York  City
Department  of  Health  Emergency  Preparation Team, which is devising a
plan to mobilize pharmacies in the event  of  a  chemical  bio-terrorism
event; and
  WHEREAS,  Throughout  the  entire  period  of his community service, a
period of constructive involvement, Charles Catalano has stood  constant
in dignity, good grace and humor; and
  WHEREAS, Rare indeed is the impressive dedication shown by an individ-
ual  for  the  benefit  of  others  which Charles Catalano has displayed
throughout his life; now, therefore, be it
  RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause  in  its  deliberations  to
honor  Charles Catalano upon the occasion of his designation for special
recognition by the Westchester-Rockland Society of  Pharmacists  on  May
11, 2013; and be it further
  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Charles Catalano.

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