Resolution J2565-2013

Commemorating the 70th Anniversary of the William Hodson Community Center



  • Jun 20, 2013: ADOPTED
  • Jun 17, 2013: REFERRED TO FINANCE


LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION commemorating the 70th Anniversary of the William
Hodson Community Center

WHEREAS,  A great State is only as great as those individuals and organ-
izations which perform exemplary service on behalf of  their  community,
whether  through  unique achievement in professional or other endeavors,
or simply through a lifetime of good citizenship; and
  WHEREAS, It is the privilege of this Legislative  Body  to  honor  the
William  Hodson  Community Center for Exemplary Service to the community
and State upon the occasion of its 70th Anniversary; and
  WHEREAS, The William Hodson Community  Center  was  the  first  senior
center  established  in  the  nation,  opening its doors in the Bronx in
1943, with a mission to provide a "home away from  home"  where  seniors
can  establish  nurturing  relationships  and  feel  a  general sense of
belonging; and
  WHEREAS, The William Hodson Community Center has 250 members who enjoy
classes and activities such as computer literacy, nutrition and  fitness
workshops, current event discussions, parties, and bingo, and for gener-
ations,  the  historical  center has provided a place for seniors of all
nationalities, creeds, and races to live life to the fullest; and
  WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body that when  organiza-
tions of such notable aims and accomplishments are brought to our atten-
tion  it is appropriate to publicly proclaim and commend those organiza-
tions for the edification and emulation of others; and
  WHEREAS, Such service, which is truly the lifeblood of  the  community
and  the  State,  so often goes unrecognized and unheralded; now, there-
fore, be it
  RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause  in  its  deliberations  to
commemorate the 70th Anniversary of the William Hodson Community Center;
and be it further
  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to the William Hodson Community Center.


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