Resolution J1724-2013

Honoring Joyce McDonald upon the occasion of being selected as Columbia County's 2013 Senior Citizen of the Year

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  • May 7, 2013: ADOPTED
  • May 7, 2013: REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • May 3, 2013: REFERRED TO FINANCE

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LEGISLATIVE  RESOLUTION  honoring  Joyce  McDonald  upon the occasion of
being selected as Columbia County's 2013 Senior Citizen 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, This Legislative Body is justly proud to honor Joyce McDonald
upon the occasion of being selected as  Columbia  County's  2013  Senior
Citizen  of  the Year, in recognition of her invaluable contributions to
the community through her outstanding, and much  appreciated,  volunteer
work; and
  WHEREAS,  As  Columbia County's 2013 Senior Citizen of the Year, Joyce
McDonald will participate in the Annual New York State  Senior  Citizens
Day  Luncheon,  hosted  by the State Office for the Aging (SOFA), at the
Hart Theatre Lounge in the Egg, Albany, New York,  on  Tuesday,  May  7,
2013; and
  WHEREAS,  The  theme  for this year's event, Unleash the Power of Age,
recognizes the potential energies of  older  individuals  which  can  be
unleashed through civic engagement to address pressing social and commu-
nity needs; and
  WHEREAS,  Joyce McDonald, a lifelong Columbia County resident, remains
actively engaged in helping others at the fine age of 91, and is  undet-
erred in her zest for life and helping others; and
  WHEREAS, Joyce McDonald regularly calls homebound seniors to make sure
they  are  okay  and  to  chat;  she also visits nursing home residents,
provides transportation to appointments,  volunteers  for  hospice,  and
staffs the Summer Thrift Shop one day a week; and
  WHEREAS,  This remarkable woman has a gift of knowing who needs cheer-
ing up with a thoughtful card or visit; and
  WHEREAS, A true  asset  to  society,  Joyce  McDonald's  distinguished
record merits the recognition and respectful tribute of this Legislative
Body; now, therefore, be it
  RESOLVED,  That  this  Legislative  Body pause in its deliberations to
honor Joyce McDonald upon the occasion of  being  selected  as  Columbia
County's 2013 Senior Citizen of the Year; and be it further
  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Joyce McDonald.

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