Resolution J197-2013

Honoring Pauline Crombe upon the occasion of being named 2012 Citizen of the Year by the Ontario Chamber of Commerce



  • Jan 24, 2013: ADOPTED
  • Jan 16, 2013: REFERRED TO FINANCE


LEGISLATIVE  RESOLUTION  honoring  Pauline  Crombe  upon the occasion of
being named 2012 Citizen of the Year by the Ontario Chamber of Commerce

WHEREAS, Individuals who give of their time and energies and  serve  the
best interests of their communities are an asset beyond remuneration and
cannot be sufficiently extolled; and
  WHEREAS,  Pauline  Crombe  has given not only of her time and energies
but also of her competence, intelligence and leadership and consequently
has been designated for special honor; and
  WHEREAS, This Legislative Body is justly proud to honor Pauline Crombe
upon the occasion of being named 2012 Citizen of the Year by the Ontario
Chamber of Commerce, to be celebrated at its  Annual  Awards  Dinner  on
Thursday,  September 20, 2012, at the Brookwoods Golf Club, Ontario, New
York; and
  WHEREAS, Outstanding Citizen Award is given to an individual  who  has
made  specific,  significant  contributions to the Ontario community and
who is dedicated to family, community and business and who  participates
in  Ontario's  community  activities  and/or  organizations and gives of
themselves beyond their daily "job" duties; and
  WHEREAS, Affectionately known as Polly, Pauline Crombe graduated  from
Johnson  Teachers  College  in  Vermont where she earned her Bachelor of
Education degree in 1945; and
  WHEREAS, Pauline Crombe began her career as a  3rd  grade  teacher  in
Morrisville, Vermont, in 1951; and
  WHEREAS,  From  1957-1979,  Pauline  Crombe  taught  3rd, 4th, and 5th
grades as well as Remedial Reading in the Webster School District; and
  WHEREAS, Pauline Crombe has been called upon to  contribute  her  time
and  talents  to countless civic and charitable endeavors and has always
given of herself unstintingly; and
  WHEREAS, A valued and involved member of her community, Pauline Crombe
has significantly contributed to the preservation of the cultural herit-
age of the Town of Ontario; this has been demonstrated by her many hours
of volunteer work as administrative support, and her many hours of labor
she contributed in maintaining Heritage Square Museum; and
  WHEREAS, Pauline Crombe has offered  her  support  to  the  growth  of
Heritage  Square  Museum by: serving as Secretary of the Town of Ontario
Historical and Landmark Preservation Society for many years;  physically
mowing  the  lawn and painting the buildings at the site; organizing and
working fundraising events such as "Polly's Pie Sales" which have  bene-
fited  the  Historical  Society;  and making personal financial contrib-
utions which supported the addition of  several  buildings  to  Heritage
Square Museum; and
  WHEREAS,  Throughout  the  entire  period  of her community service, a
period of constructive involvement, Pauline Crombe has stood constant in
dignity, good grace and humor; and
  WHEREAS, With her throughout  her  accomplished  life  have  been  her
supportive  family,  including  her  beloved  late  husband,  William A.
Crombe, and her stepchildren, Diane (Tim) McCallum, and the  late  Barry
Crombe; and
  WHEREAS, Rare indeed is the impressive dedication shown by an individ-
ual  for  the  benefit  of  others  which  Pauline  Crombe has displayed
throughout her life; 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
this great Empire State; now, therefore, be it

  RESOLVED,  That  this  Legislative  Body pause in its deliberations to
honor Pauline Crombe upon the occasion of being named  2012  Citizen  of
the Year by the Ontario Chamber of Commerce; and be it further
  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Pauline Crombe.


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