Resolution J2186-2013

Honoring Gail Hoag upon the occasion of her retirement from The Greater Patchogue Chamber of Commerce after 15 years of distinguished service

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  • Jun 11, 2013: ADOPTED
  • Jun 11, 2013: REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • Jun 5, 2013: REFERRED TO FINANCE

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LEGISLATIVE  RESOLUTION  honoring  Gail  Hoag  upon  the occasion of her
retirement from The Greater Patchogue Chamber of Commerce after 15 years
of distinguished service

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,  Gail  Hoag  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 Gail Hoag upon
the occasion of her retirement from The  Greater  Patchogue  Chamber  of
Commerce after 15 years of distinguished service; and
  WHEREAS,  Gail  Hoag is retiring from The Greater Patchogue Chamber of
Commerce, one of the largest chambers in the metropolitan area, after 15
years serving in the esteemed position of Executive Director; and
  WHEREAS, After receiving her bachelor's degree from  Drew  University,
as  well  as  her master's degree in English from Brown University, Gail
Hoag taught English in Roxbury  Township,  before  moving  to  Patchogue
where  she  became  a substitute teacher in the Patchogue-Medford School
District; and
  WHEREAS, During her last 15 years at the Patchogue Chamber, Gail  Hoag
introduced  a  computerized membership program, and oversaw the creation
of the Chamber's first website; she established evening  work  meetings,
and the Chamber's monthly newsletter; and
  WHEREAS,  The  Brookhaven Town Office of Women's Services honored Gail
Hoag in 2002 for her Outstanding Contribution in  Business;  during  the
same  year,  she  was  also named Woman of the Year by Patchogue-Medford
Youth and Community Services; and
  WHEREAS, In 2003, Gail Hoag worked to  create  the  Greater  Patchogue
Foundation, a charitable organization that works to advance, promote and
improve the charitable, cultural, and educational virtues of the Greater
Patchogue area; and
  WHEREAS,  Gail Hoag received the Paul Harris Fellow Award in 2009 from
the Patchogue Rotary Club,  and  was  Brookhaven  Hospital's  Women  for
Brookhaven Honoree in 2011; and
  WHEREAS,  With her throughout have been her husband, George, their two
children, and six grandchildren, all of whom feel  privileged  to  be  a
part of her life and rejoice in her achievements; and
  WHEREAS,  The quality and character of life in this Nation, and in the
great State of New York, is reflective of the purposeful lives and  good
works  of  those civic-minded community members who dedicate their lives
and career to the service of others; 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
the Empire State; now, therefore, be it
  RESOLVED,  That  this  Legislative  Body pause in its deliberations to
honor Gail Hoag upon the occasion of her  retirement  from  The  Greater
Patchogue  Chamber  of Commerce after 15 years of distinguished service;
and be it further
  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Gail Hoag.

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