Resolution J1345-2013

Congratulating Rachel Handley on earning a Girl Scout Gold Award, the most prestigious of Girl Scouting honors, on April 30, 2013



  • Apr 23, 2013: ADOPTED
  • Apr 19, 2013: REFERRED TO FINANCE


LEGISLATIVE  RESOLUTION  congratulating Rachel Handley upon the occasion
of receiving the distinguished Girl Scout Gold Award, the  most  presti-
gious of Girl Scouting honors, on April 30, 2013

WHEREAS,  Rachel  Handley,  a  member  of  Girl Scouts Troop 31984, has,
through her diligence and rigorous  efforts,  achieved  Girl  Scouting's
highest  and most prestigious honor, the Girl Scout Gold Award; she will
be honored by the Girl Scouts of Western New York  at  its  Girl  Scouts
Showcase to be held on Tuesday, April 30, 2013; and
  WHEREAS,  America  has  achieved her greatest heights of glory through
the dedication, determination and tireless efforts  of  the  outstanding
citizens of this nation; and
  WHEREAS,  It  is only with the continued diligence and devotion of our
youth, tomorrow's leaders, that America will maintain her glory; and
  WHEREAS, Girl Scouts of America and its members are dedicated  to  the
development of character and leadership in the youth of this nation; and
  WHEREAS,  Since  1980,  Senior  Girl Scouts have capped their years of
achievement in Girl Scouting with the Girl Scout Gold Award; and
  WHEREAS, In order to earn the Girl  Scout  Gold  Award,  a  girl  must
complete  five  requirements,  all  of  which demand efficient organiza-
tional, time  management,  and  leadership  skills;  chief  among  these
requirements  is  the  design  and  completion  of  a Gold Award Service
Project which must build upon the  interests  of  the  girl,  provide  a
service to the community, and be of lasting benefit; and
  WHEREAS,  This  outstanding  young woman has been involved in Scouting
for 11 years, has lived up to Scouting's ideals and has attained all  of
the necessary achievements; and
  WHEREAS,  For  her Gold Award "Top Illnesses of Women" project, Rachel
Handley researched Breast Cancer and developed  a  Powerpoint  presenta-
tion,  posters,  brochures,  and  a website which were showcased at Erie
County's Hillview Elementary School in  Lancaster,  New  York  during  a
function at the school; and
  WHEREAS,  Rachel  Handley  is  a credit to her family, her school, her
community, her State and her Nation, and no doubt  her  future  will  be
filled with accomplishments of equal importance; now, therefore, be it
  RESOLVED,  That  this  Legislative Body pause in its deliberations, in
recognition of the significance  of  this  meritorious  achievement,  to
congratulate  and  honor  Rachel Handley upon the occasion of her desig-
nation as recipient of a Girl Scout Gold Award on April 30, 2013; and be
it further
  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Rachel Handley.


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