Resolution J253-2013

Honoring the Brooklyn Section of the National Council of Negro Women, Inc. upon the occasion of its 50th Anniversary

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  • Jan 24, 2013: ADOPTED
  • Jan 24, 2013: REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • Jan 18, 2013: REFERRED TO FINANCE

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LEGISLATIVE  RESOLUTION  honoring  the  Brooklyn Section of the National
Council of Negro Women, Inc. upon the occasion of its  50th  Anniversary
on October 27, 2012

WHEREAS,  It  is  the  sense  of  this Legislative Body to commend those
illustrious organizations within the State of New York whose  focus  and
intent  have  made  a substantial impact on the quality of life in their
communities; and
  WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its  long-
standing  traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to honor the
Brooklyn Section of the National Council of Negro Women, Inc.  upon  the
occasion  of  its  50th  Anniversary to be celebrated with a Luncheon on
Saturday, October 27, 2012, at Antun's in Queens Village, New York; and
  WHEREAS, In observance of  this  auspicious  milestone,  the  Brooklyn
Section  of  the National Council of Negro Women, Inc. is celebrating 50
years: Recognizing the Past, Harnessing  the  Present,  Envisioning  the
Future;  furthermore,  the  past presidents will be recognized for their
dedicated service to the organization; and
  WHEREAS, The Brooklyn Section of the National Council of Negro  Women,
Inc. was organized on January 22, 1962, at the Bedford YMCA by Odessa L.
Skeene and received its charter on March 12, 1962; and
  WHEREAS, Since its inception, this outstanding organization has worked
to  bring to its members a greater awareness of community activities and
fuller participation in these affairs; and
  WHEREAS, For the past 50 years, the Brooklyn Section of  the  National
Council  of  Negro  Women, Inc. has flourished under 12 past presidents:
Odessa L. Skeene, Anne McMillan, Reva M. Anthony, Narcissus Frett-Moses,
Ruth Ford, Dorothy T. Leggett, Glenys Pantaleon, Alma R. Garrette, Marva
Earle-Jones, Ellen F. Haywood, Essie E. Gregory, and  Jennifer  Legrand;
today, under the insightful direction of the current and 13th President,
Melissa-Denise  Hayes,  the Brooklyn Section continues its extraordinary
work with professionalism, dedication and compassion; and
  WHEREAS, The Brooklyn Section maintains a  strong  commitment  to  its
young people through education, outreach programs, counseling and recog-
nition;  it sponsors community ventures to enhance the health and social
services of residents through seminars, health fairs and voter registra-
tion campaigns for self-empowerment; and
  WHEREAS, The Mary McLeod Bethune Day Care Center, organized and  spon-
sored  by  the Brooklyn Section, has served thousands of the community's
children; and
  WHEREAS, It is the practice of this Legislative Body that  when  indi-
viduals  and  organizations  of  such noble aims and accomplishments are
brought to our attention, 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 the Brooklyn Section of the National Council of Negro Women,  Inc.
upon the occasion of its 50th Anniversary; and be it further
  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted  to  Melissa-Denise  Hayes, President of the Brooklyn Section of
the National Council of Negro Women, Inc.

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