Resolution J1611-2013

Honoring the Brooklyn Chinese-American Association on the occasion of its 25th Anniversary Celebration Dinner and Dance on June 21, 2013

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  • May 7, 2013: ADOPTED
  • May 7, 2013: REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • May 1, 2013: REFERRED TO FINANCE

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LEGISLATIVE  RESOLUTION  honoring  the Brooklyn Chinese-American Associ-
ation upon the occasion of its 25th  Anniversary  Nostalgic  Dinner  and
Dance on June 21, 2013

WHEREAS,  It is the sense of this Legislative Body to honor those endur-
ing organizations which faithfully devote their resources and purposeful
energies to preserving and improving the quality and dignity of life  in
the communities they serve; and
  WHEREAS,  Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its long-
standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly  proud  to  commend
the  Brooklyn Chinese-American Association upon the occasion of its 25th
Anniversary, to be celebrated with  a  Nostalgic  Dinner  and  Dance  on
Friday, June 21, 2013, at Jing Fong Restaurant in Manhattan's Chinatown;
and
  WHEREAS,  The  Brooklyn Chinese-American Association (BCA) was founded
in 1988 as a small social services agency whose primary mission  was  to
provide assistance to the growing Asian-American community in the Sunset
Park, Borough Park and Bay Ridge sections of Brooklyn, New York; and
  WHEREAS, Over the years, the Brooklyn Chinese-American Association has
expanded  in  order  to  meet  the needs of the increasing population of
Asian-Americans in the borough, currently estimated to be 250,000; and
  WHEREAS, Today, the Brooklyn Chinese-American Association is a  multi-
faceted  human  services  and  community  development  organization that
serves over 3,000 families daily at its Main  Community  Service  Center
and 20 other service sites throughout Brooklyn; and
  WHEREAS,  The Brooklyn Chinese-American Association's services include
four senior centers, six early childhood  education  centers,  youth-or-
iented  programs  at  seven  school  sites and 30 concurrent educational
classes for adults and senior citizens; and
  WHEREAS,  The  Brooklyn  Chinese-American  Association  also  provides
comprehensive  bilingual  social  services,  crime prevention and victim
services and a Chinese Cultural School; and
  WHEREAS, In addition, the Brooklyn Chinese-American Association  spon-
sors  community  economic  development projects, community clean-ups and
other community events, such as the annual Chinese New Year Parade; and
  WHEREAS, It is with due cause and proper resolve that this Legislative
Body honors and recognizes the accomplishments of the Brooklyn  Chinese-
American  Association,  fully confident that it stands ready to meet the
challenges of the future while sustaining its unique  cultural  heritage
and tradition of service; now, therefore, be it
  RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body, acting with just pride and admi-
ration, pause in its deliberations to commend the Brooklyn Chinese-Amer-
ican  Association  on  the  occasion  of  its 25th Anniversary Nostalgic
Dinner and Dance on June 21, 2013, noting  the  success  with  which  it
continues  to  achieve  its  goal  of  enhancing  the quality of life of
Asian-Americans; and be it further
  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Paul P. Mak, President/CEO, Brooklyn Chinese-American Associ-
ation.

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