Resolution J2343-2013

Recognizing the Betsy Baldwin Chapter, National Society of Daughters of the American Revolution on the chapter's 40th Anniversary

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  • Jun 13, 2013: ADOPTED
  • Jun 13, 2013: REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • Jun 11, 2013: REFERRED TO FINANCE

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LEGISLATIVE  RESOLUTION  recognizing the Betsy Baldwin Chapter, National
Society of Daughters of the American Revolution, upon  the  occasion  of
the Chapter's 40th Anniversary

WHEREAS,  It  is  the  sense of this Legislative Body to recognize those
outstanding organizations within our communities that, year after  year,
diligently work to preserve the history of New York State and the United
States,  encourage patriotism, and promote the advancement of education;
and
  WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its  long-
standing  traditions,  this  Legislative  Body is justly proud to hereby
honor and recognize the  Betsy  Baldwin  Chapter,  National  Society  of
Daughters  of the American Revolution upon the occasion of the chapter's
40th Anniversary; and
  WHEREAS, The National Society of Daughters of the American  Revolution
was  founded in 1890, and is headquartered in Washington, D.C. as a non-
profit, non-political volunteer women's  service  organization  that  is
dedicated  to  promoting  patriotism,  preserving  American history, and
securing America's future through the education of all children; and
  WHEREAS, The Betsy Baldwin Chapter of the National Society  of  Daugh-
ters  of  the  American  Revolution  was organized in Baldwinsville, New
York, on June 8, 1973, with 19 original members; and
  WHEREAS, The Betsy Baldwin Chapter of the National Society  of  Daugh-
ters  of  the American Revolution was fittingly named in memory of Betsy
Baldwin, the wife of Dr. Jonas Baldwin, who aided American  Indians  and
settlers  during  the  early  1800s and later established the Village of
Baldwinsville; and
  WHEREAS, In 1816, a devastating frost occurred each month of the year,
destroying countless crops that supplied food for the settlers and Indi-
ans of the Baldwinsville area, so Betsy Baldwin  and  her  husband,  Dr.
Jonas  Baldwin,  decided to supply food to the tribe of 250 Oneida Indi-
ans; and
  WHEREAS, One year later, the women of the village saw a  need  for  an
organization to aid all of those less fortunate than themselves, so they
formed  the  Female  Charitable Society and elected Betsy Baldwin as the
organization's first president; and
  WHEREAS, Today, the Betsy Baldwin Chapter, National Society of  Daugh-
ters  of  the  American  Revolution has nearly 70 members and meets each
month to discuss and organize ongoing public service projects within the
Baldwinsville community; and
  WHEREAS, For the past 40 years, members of the Betsy Baldwin  Chapter,
National  Society  of  Daughters of the American Revolution have carried
out the objectives laid forth in the first meeting of the National Soci-
ety of Daughters of the American Revolution, by devoting  their  efforts
to  preserving historic artifacts, such as the American flag and various
monuments, providing care and assistance to hospitalized  veterans,  and
by recognizing citizens who have made significant contributions to their
Nation; and
  WHEREAS,  The  Betsy Baldwin Chapter, National Society of Daughters of
the American Revolution  has  remained  dedicated  to  the  support  and
enhancement  of  the  education  of our youth, providing scholarships to
outstanding students in categories that include History, American Histo-
ry, Political Science, Preservation, Medicine, Nursing, and Occupational
and Physical Therapy; and
  WHEREAS, In addition, the Betsy Baldwin Chapter, National  Society  of
Daughters  of  the American Revolution has supported various local youth
programs that encourage good citizenship through  teaching  history  and

the  principles  of government, while also awarding students recognition
for their contributions to their communities; and
  WHEREAS,  To  publicly  mark  its  40th anniversary, the Betsy Baldwin
Chapter, National Society of Daughters of the American  Revolution  will
hold a celebration in Baldwinsville on June 17, 2013; now, therefore, be
it
  RESOLVED,  That  this  Legislative  Body pause in its deliberations to
recognize and honor the  Betsy  Baldwin  Chapter,  National  Society  of
Daughters  of the American Revolution upon the occasion of the chapter's
40th Anniversary; and be it further
  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Jane Jacobs, Regent to the Betsy  Baldwin  Chapter,  National
Society of Daughters of the American Revolution.

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