Resolution J1586-2013

Honoring Rose Hosp upon the occasion of being named the 2013 Senior Citizen Volunteer of the Year



  • Apr 30, 2013: ADOPTED
  • Apr 26, 2013: REFERRED TO FINANCE


LEGISLATIVE  RESOLUTION  honoring  Rose  Hosp upon the occasion of being
named the 2013 Senior Citizen Volunteer of the Year

WHEREAS, Senior citizens bring a wealth of experience and  knowledge  to
the  increasingly  active roles they play in today's society; their past
contributions and future participation are a vital part of, and valuable
asset to, the fabric of community life and activity; and
  WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its  long-
standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to honor Rose
Hosp  upon the occasion of being named the 2013 Senior Citizen Volunteer
of the Year, to be celebrated on Wednesday, May 15, 2013, at  the  Older
American Awards Ceremony and Dinner, in New York Mills, New York; and
  WHEREAS,  Rose  Hosp  is  a  native  of Utica, New York, and currently
resides in Barneveld; a UFA graduate, she received her B.A. degree  from
Utica  College  and  her M.A. degree from Middlebury College; before her
retirement in 1998, she taught Spanish  for  34  years  in  the  Holland
Patent  School  system,  and after retirement she continued teaching for
seven years as an Adjunct Professor at Utica College; and
  WHEREAS, Volunteering is a passion of Rose Hosp; for 12 years she  has
been  a  volunteer  facilitator  at MVILR; she not only leads the Choral
Group at the Parkway Senior Center, but  she  also  volunteers  at  Hope
House; and
  WHEREAS,  Rose  Hosp has served a lifetime of singing and organist for
church choirs; seven years with the BARBershoppee Bells; and three years
with the Rose Garden Ensemble; she has been volunteering for  the  Utica
Boilermakers for over 30 years and also has run in 33 races; and
  WHEREAS,  For  14 years Rose Hosp has been a docent at Munson Williams
Proctor Institute, and she is currently serving  as  Treasurer  for  the
Barneveld Public Library; and
  WHEREAS,  Rose Hosp is a volunteer for Habitat for Humanity, where she
participated in seven different trips, including Anchorage, Alaska,  and
in Central America where building homes was done without power tools and
working  in extremely hot weather; during these trips she volunteered to
be an interpreter for the native people;  she  uses  her  interpretation
skills  through  her  volunteer  commitment to "Friends of Olopa" in the
small village of Olopa, Guatemala; and
  WHEREAS, Throughout the entire period  of  her  community  service,  a
period  of  constructive  involvement,  Rose  Hosp has stood constant in
dignity, good grace and humor; and
  WHEREAS, With her throughout have been her husband,  Jack,  and  their
son,  daughter-in-law  and grandson, all of whom feel privileged to be a
part of her life and rejoice in her achievements; 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
the great State of New York; now, therefore, be it
  RESOLVED,  That  this  Legislative  Body pause in its deliberations to
honor Rose Hosp upon the occasion of being named the 2013 Senior Citizen
Volunteer of the Year; and be it further
  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Rose Hosp.


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