Resolution J1237-2013

Commending the Brooklyn Chapter of Jack and Jill of America, Inc. upon the occasion of hosting its Tee and Tea Luncheon

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  • Apr 17, 2013: ADOPTED
  • Apr 17, 2013: REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • Apr 12, 2013: REFERRED TO FINANCE

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LEGISLATIVE  RESOLUTION commending the Brooklyn Chapter of Jack and Jill
of America, Inc. upon the occasion of hosting its Tee and  Tea  Luncheon
on Saturday, April 13, 2013

WHEREAS,  It is the sense of this Legislative Body to recognize that the
quality and character of life in the communities across New  York  State
are reflective of the concerned and dedicated efforts of those organiza-
tions  and individuals who would devote themselves to the welfare of the
community and its citizenry; and
  WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its  long-
standing  traditions,  this  Legislative Body is justly proud to commend
the Brooklyn Chapter of Jack and Jill of America, Inc. upon the occasion
of hosting its Tee and Tea Luncheon on  Saturday,  April  13,  2013,  at
Dyker Beach Golf Course in Brooklyn, New York; and
  WHEREAS, The late Marion Stubbs Thomas founded Jack and Jill of Ameri-
ca, incorporated on January 24, 1938, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; the
Brooklyn Chapter was founded in 1952; and
  WHEREAS, Twenty mothers came together to discuss creating an organiza-
tion to provide social, cultural and educational opportunities for youth
between the ages of two and nineteen; and
  WHEREAS,  Jack  and  Jill  of America, Inc., is the oldest and largest
African American family organization in the United States of America; it
is an organization devoted to instilling volunteerism  and  philanthropy
to children and families; and
  WHEREAS,  Today,  Jack  and  Jill boasts over 220 chapters nationwide,
representing over 30,000  family  members;  each  chapter  plans  annual
programming activities guided under a national theme; and
  WHEREAS,  The  Brooklyn Chapter of Jack and Jill of America, Inc., now
in its 61st year, has 81 member-families; and
  WHEREAS, The Brooklyn Chapter  of  Jack  and  Jill  of  America,  Inc.
strives  to  improve  the quality of life for women and children through
its national motto, "Let's Work, Let's Play, Let's Live Together"; and
  WHEREAS, The Brooklyn Chapter  has  led  and  supported  a  number  of
borough-wide  initiatives  and  service  programs as well as supported a
number of nonprofit organizations throughout  Brooklyn  with  volunteers
and grants; and
  WHEREAS,  Recently,  chapter  members  and their families have been an
integral part in  community  outreach  such  as:  hurricane  relief  for
affected citizens of New York City; providing school supplies and toile-
tries  for  the  Dominican  Republic  and countries of Africa; providing
gifts for foster children of Mercy First, and supporting the food pantry
at Child Development Support Corporation; and
  WHEREAS, Moreover, the Brooklyn Chapter of Jack and Jill  of  America,
Inc.,  continues  a  legacy of local charitable giving to support finan-
cially disadvantaged Brooklyn high school graduates currently  attending
a four-year college; and
  WHEREAS,  The  Brooklyn Chapter of Jack and Jill of America, Inc. also
makes charitable contributions to the Medgar Evers  College  Scholarship
Fund, St. Francis College, The ICLA Da Silva Foundation, and Habitat for
Humanity; and
  WHEREAS,  It is the sense of this Legislative Body that when organiza-
tions of such noble aims and accomplishments are brought to  our  atten-
tion,  they  should  be celebrated and recognized by all the citizens of
this great Empire State; now, therefore, be it
  RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause  in  its  deliberations  to
commend  the Brooklyn Chapter of Jack and Jill of America, Inc. upon the

occasion of hosting its Tee and Tea  Luncheon  on  Saturday,  April  13,
2013; and be it further
  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to the Brooklyn Chapter of Jack and Jill of America, Inc.

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