Resolution J1876-2013

Congratulating John H. Stroud upon the occasion of celebrating his 100th Birthday

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  • May 21, 2013: ADOPTED
  • May 21, 2013: REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • May 14, 2013: REFERRED TO FINANCE

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LEGISLATIVE  RESOLUTION  congratulating John H. Stroud upon the occasion
of celebrating his 100th Birthday

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, John "Bud" Stroud was born on April 19, 1913; a 100th  birth-
day  celebration  in  his honor will take place on Sunday, May 26, 2013;
and
  WHEREAS, A Greenburgh, New York, resident all his  life,  John  Stroud
was  the  first Black President of the White Plains Lions Club, Interna-
tional; he was president of the Parkway Homes Civic Association, founder
of the Parkway Homes Scholarship Fund, auxiliary policeman for the  Town
of  Greenburgh,  member  of the Zoning Board for the Town of Greenburgh,
board member for  the  Westchester  Debutante  Cotillion,  and  lifetime
member  of  the  NAACP as well as serving on many other organizations in
efforts to promote racial equality and good citizenship; and
  WHEREAS, This exceptional centenarian, with his  zest  for  life,  has
inspired and enhanced the lives of his family and friends; and
  WHEREAS,  This  distinguished  man has experienced the incredible joys
and sorrows characteristic of and reserved for those  with  the  stamina
and courage to savor a full life; and
  WHEREAS,  This  beloved man has enriched the lives of those around him
through his joyous and sincere love for others and through the quiescent
charm and wisdom which comes only from a fullness of years; and
  WHEREAS, It is the intent of this Legislative Body to publicly  recog-
nize those who have reached such a remarkable age and who have witnessed
and  celebrated  the  innovations,  cultural  developments  and  awesome
achievements of this country during the last century,  while  themselves
contributing  to  the  growth and excellence of this great Empire State;
now, therefore, be it
  RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause  in  its  deliberations  to
congratulate  John  H. Stroud upon the occasion of celebrating his 100th
Birthday; and be it further
  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to John H. Stroud.

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