Resolution J1281-2013

Commending Claudia Caruso Rouhana upon the occasion of her designation as recipient of the 2012 Citizen of the Year Award by the Community Chest of Port Washington on May 6, 2013

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  • Apr 17, 2013: ADOPTED
  • Apr 17, 2013: REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • Apr 15, 2013: REFERRED TO FINANCE

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LEGISLATIVE  RESOLUTION commending Claudia Caruso Rouhana upon the occa-
sion of her designation as recipient of the 2012  Citizen  of  the  Year
Award by the Community Chest of Port Washington, on May 6, 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, Claudia Caruso Rouhana has given not only  of  her  time  and
energies  but  also  of  her competence, intelligence and leadership and
consequently has been designated for special honor; and
  WHEREAS, This Legislative Body is  justly  proud  to  commend  Claudia
Caruso  Rouhana upon the occasion of her designation as recipient of the
2012 Citizen of the Year Award by the Community Chest of  Port  Washing-
ton; and
  WHEREAS,  This  momentous  event will be celebrated with tributes from
esteemed friends and dignitaries at a special Ceremony, on  Monday,  May
6,  2013,  at  the  Port Washington Public Library, Port Washington, New
York; and
  WHEREAS, The Citizen of the Year Award honors an  individual  who  has
given a lifetime of outstanding volunteer service to the Port Washington
community; and
  WHEREAS, Community Volunteer and Philanthropist Claudia Caruso Rouhana
has  been  called  upon  to contribute her time and talents to countless
civic and charitable endeavors and has always given of herself  unstint-
ingly; and
  WHEREAS,  A  longtime advocate for the needs of children and families,
Claudia Caruso Rouhana's efforts have helped to secure  needed  services
in  the  fields  of childcare and education to many, especially those of
limited means, throughout Nassau County; and
  WHEREAS, Claudia Caruso Rouhana is currently a member of the  Advisory
Board  of the Port Washington Children's Center; she was a member of its
Board of Directors for several years and, in the 1990s,  served  as  its
President; and
  WHEREAS,  Claudia  Caruso  Rouhana is also Past President and Advisory
Committee member of the Child Care Council of Nassau County; and
  WHEREAS, Dedicated to promoting education at all levels, Claudia Caru-
so Rouhana has held leadership  positions  in  several  academic  insti-
tutions; and
  WHEREAS,  She  is the Immediate Past President and former Board member
of the State University of New York, State College of Optometry  Optome-
tric  Center;  an  Alumni Overseer for Colby College; and has led within
the Port Washington School District  as  President  of  the  Weber  High
School Association, among other roles; and
  WHEREAS,  In  her vital philanthropic work, Claudia Caruso Rouhana has
enhanced the ability of many child welfare and education institutions to
carry out their missions; she is affiliated with the Ozymandias Funds of
Tides Foundation, as well as a member and Immediate  Past  President  of
the Port Washington Education Foundation; and
  WHEREAS,  Claudia  Caruso Rouhana's willingness to lead extends beyond
the realm of education; she is the Immediate Past President of the Sands
Point Garden Club, of which she has been a member for 20 years; and
  WHEREAS, Throughout the entire period  of  her  community  service,  a
period  of  constructive  involvement,  Claudia Caruso Rouhana 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 Claudia Caruso Rouhana has displayed
throughout her life; and

  WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body that  when  individ-
uals  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 Claudia Caruso Rouhana upon the occasion of her  designation  as
recipient  of  the 2012 Citizen of the Year Award by the Community Chest
of Port Washington; and be it further
  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Claudia Caruso Rouhana.

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