Resolution J1558-2013

Honoring Brenda and Dave Rickey upon the occasion of their designation as recipients of the Springstead Award by the Geneva Rotary Club on May 2, 2013

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  • Apr 30, 2013: ADOPTED
  • Apr 30, 2013: REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • Apr 26, 2013: REFERRED TO FINANCE

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION honoring Brenda and Dave Rickey upon the occasion
of their designation as recipients of the Springstead Award by the Gene-
va Rotary Club on May 2, 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, Brenda and Dave Rickey have given not only of their time  and
energies  but  also of their competence, intelligence and leadership and
consequently have been designated for special honor; and
  WHEREAS, This Legislative Body is justly proud  to  honor  Brenda  and
Dave  Rickey upon the occasion of their designation as recipients of the
Springstead Award by the Geneva Rotary Club, to  be  celebrated  at  its
annual Service Above Self Dinner on Thursday, May 2, 2013, at Club 86 in
Geneva, New York; and
  WHEREAS,  Rotary  International  is a world fellowship of business and
professional people dedicated to providing community service,  encourag-
ing high vocational standards and building international good will; and
  WHEREAS,  The  Geneva  Rotary Club's Springstead Award is presented to
individuals who exemplify the ideals of community service; and
  WHEREAS, Brenda and Dave Rickey have been called  upon  to  contribute
their  time  and talents to countless civic and charitable endeavors and
have always given of themselves unstintingly; and
  WHEREAS, Founders and trustees of The Brenda & Dave Rickey Foundation,
the Rickeys, who reside in San Diego, California, are being honored  for
their  generous philanthropic support of educational programs and organ-
izations in New York State's Finger Lakes region; and
  WHEREAS, Dave and Brenda Rickey's foundation contributes to charitable
organizations around the country; however, more than one third of  their
donations  aid  local  beneficiaries, including DeSales High School, The
Geneva Boys & Girls Club, Catholic elementary schools, Hobart &  William
Smith Colleges, Geneva High School sports programs, Happiness House, the
Geneva Free Library and the Smith Opera House; and
  WHEREAS,  Dave  Rickey  was born and raised in Geneva, but has for the
most part lived in California since 1985, while Brenda Rickey grew up in
the northeastern United States; and
  WHEREAS, Dave and Brenda Rickey have been married for  10  years,  and
are  the proud parents of five grown daughters, and the loving grandpar-
ents of one granddaughter; and
  WHEREAS, Throughout the entire period of their  community  service,  a
period  of  constructive  involvement, Dave and Brenda Rickey have stood
constant in dignity, good grace and humor; and
  WHEREAS, Rare indeed is the impressive dedication shown by individuals
for the benefit of others which Dave and Brenda  Rickey  have  displayed
throughout their lives; now, therefore, be it
  RESOLVED,  That  this  Legislative  Body pause in its deliberations to
honor Brenda and Dave Rickey upon the occasion of their  designation  as
recipients of the Springstead Award by the Geneva Rotary Club; and be it
further
  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Brenda and Dave Rickey.

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