Resolution J129-2013

Honoring Ed Paparella upon the occasion of his designation as recipient of the 2012 Community Service Award by the North Utica Senior Citizens Community Center

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  • Jan 15, 2013: ADOPTED
  • Jan 15, 2013: REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • Jan 10, 2013: REFERRED TO FINANCE

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LEGISLATIVE  RESOLUTION  honoring  Ed Paparella upon the occasion of his
designation as recipient of the 2012  Community  Service  Award  by  the
North Utica Senior Citizens Community Center

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, Ed Paparella has given not only of his time and energies  but
also of his competence, intelligence and leadership and consequently has
been designated for special honor; and
  WHEREAS,  This  Legislative Body is justly proud to honor Ed Paparella
upon the occasion of his designation as recipient of the 2012  Community
Service Award by the North Utica Senior Citizens Community Center, to be
celebrated  on  Saturday,  October 27, 2012 at Harts Hill in Whitesboro,
New York; and
  WHEREAS, A lifelong resident of the Greater Utica area,  Ed  Paparella
is  a graduate of Thomas R. Proctor High School and Mohawk Valley Commu-
nity College; and
  WHEREAS, In 1996, Ed Paparella  completed  a  very  rewarding  36-year
career in banking; and
  WHEREAS,  Ed Paparella 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, Over the years, Ed Paparella has been involved in area Rotary
Clubs, served on several Community Boards,  and  has  been  a  committed
member  of  numerous  organizations,  some  of which include Habitat for
Humanity, SCORE, The Good News Foundation, Voice of the Faithful, Break-
through Central New  York,  United  Way,  Utica  Industrial  Development
Corporation,  Office  of  the  Aging,  and  The  Community Foundation of
Herkimer and Oneida Counties, Inc.; and
  WHEREAS, Ed Paparella has been the recipient of  numerous  awards  and
accolades  for  his  selfless commitment to community service, including
the Rotary District Governors  Exemplar  Award,  the  Rotary  Award  for
Outstanding  Service  to  Families  and  Communities, and the Leonard F.
Wilbur-James Blackshear Kiwanis Memorial Award, to name a few; and
  WHEREAS, Throughout the entire period  of  his  community  service,  a
period  of  constructive involvement, Ed Paparella has stood constant in
dignity, good grace and humor; and
  WHEREAS, With him throughout have been his wife Barbara and  their  11
children,  all  of  whom  feel  privileged  to be a part of his life and
rejoice in his achievements; and
  WHEREAS, Rare indeed is the impressive dedication shown by an individ-
ual for the benefit of others which Ed Paparella has displayed  through-
out his life; now, therefore, be it
  RESOLVED,  That  this  Legislative  Body pause in its deliberations to
honor Ed Paparella upon the occasion of his designation as recipient  of
the  2012  Community  Service  Award  by the North Utica Senior Citizens
Community Center; and be it further
  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Ed Paparella.

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