Resolution J172-2013

Commending the Emerald Association of Long Island, Inc. upon the occasion of its 174th Annual Emerald Ball on January 26, 2013

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  • Jan 24, 2013: ADOPTED
  • Jan 24, 2013: REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • Jan 16, 2013: REFERRED TO FINANCE

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LEGISLATIVE  RESOLUTION  commending  the  Emerald  Association  of  Long
Island, Inc. upon the occasion of its 174th Annual Emerald Ball on Janu-
ary 26, 2013

WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body to recognize that  the
quality  and  character of life in the communities across New York State
are reflective of the concerned and dedicated efforts of those organiza-
tions and individuals who would devote themselves to the welfare of  the
community and its citizenry; and
  WHEREAS,  Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its long-
standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly  proud  to  commend
the  Emerald  Association  of Long Island, Inc. upon the occasion of its
174th Annual Emerald Ball to be held Saturday, January 26, 2013, at  the
Battery Gardens, New York, New York; and
  WHEREAS,  The  Emerald Association of Long Island, Inc. has a 174 year
history of providing financial support to the orphans  of  the  City  of
Brooklyn,  initially through the Roman Catholic Orphan Asylum Society of
Brooklyn, and later to all needy children in  the  Diocese  of  Brooklyn
since 1957; and
  WHEREAS,  The  Emerald  Association  of  Long  Island,  Inc.  has  the
distinction of  being  the  charitable  organization  with  the  longest
running annual fundraising ball of any society of its kind in the United
States; and
  WHEREAS,  The first ball was held on February 7, 1839, at Smith's City
Hotel in Brooklyn, and the event has been held at  the  Waldorf  Astoria
Hotel  on Park Avenue since 1932, until this year which is being held at
Battery Gardens; and
  WHEREAS, It is the practice of this Legislative Body that when  organ-
izations  of  such  noble  aims  and  accomplishments are brought to our
attention, they should be celebrated and recognized by all the  citizens
of this great Empire State; now, therefore, be it
  RESOLVED,  That  this  Legislative  Body pause in its deliberations to
commend the Emerald Association of Long Island, Inc.  upon the  occasion
of its 174th Annual Emerald Ball on January 26, 2013; and be it further
  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to The Emerald Association of Long Island, Inc.

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