Resolution J2570-2013

Commemorating the 90th Anniversary of the Kiwanis Club of Batavia



  • Jun 20, 2013: ADOPTED
  • Jun 18, 2013: REFERRED TO FINANCE


LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION commemorating the 90th Anniversary of the Kiwanis
Club of Batavia

WHEREAS,  It  is the sense of this Legislative Body to recognize and pay
tribute to those fraternal organizations  of  high  purpose  and  worthy
accomplishment whose endeavors have faithfully served the welfare of the
citizens of the State of New York; and
  WHEREAS,  Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its long-
standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly  proud  to  commem-
orate the 90th Anniversary of the Kiwanis Club of Batavia; and
  WHEREAS,  Chartered with 56 members in 1923, the Kiwanis Club of Bata-
via has been community oriented since its inception; although the names,
groups and events may have changed, it has always been involved; and
  WHEREAS, The Kiwanis Club of Batavia has rung the bell year after year
for the Salvation Army, aided the County Service Appreciation  Committee
to send servicemen off with a smile, helped buy uniforms for the members
of  the  St.  Joseph's Drum Corps, held the long popular Soap Box Derby,
helped to found the former Fresh Air  Health  Camp,  started  and  still
sponsors  Career  Day  in Batavia Public Schools, collected clothing for
war relief, organized and conducted worship services  for  prisoners  in
Genesee  County  Jail  and aided the Red Cross' emergency wartime relief
missions; and
  WHEREAS, In addition, the Kiwanis Club of Batavia  has  supported  the
YMCA  and the YWCA throughout the years, as well as the local Boy Scouts
and Girl Scouts organizations; and
  WHEREAS, Several parks have been built and  equipped  by  the  Kiwanis
Club of Batavia, including the Town of Batavia park and the mini park on
Main Street between M&T Bank and South Beach Restaurant; and
  WHEREAS, On the athletic/recreational front, the Kiwanis Club of Bata-
via  once  ran a Ski Tow near Attica, an Ice Carnival and a Ski Club and
provided skiing instruction to hundreds of area people; they also  spon-
sored  a  Junior Rifle Club, a Junior Bowling Club, Kiwanis softball and
bowling and built the Children's Home  skating  rink  and  provided  the
skates; and
  WHEREAS,  Furthermore, Kiwanis Club of Batavia members have manned the
Tourist Booth on Main Street every Wednesday since it opened;  delivered
Meals  on Wheels every Tuesday; put on bingo at nursing homes; sent high
school juniors to leadership camp; and served at an annual prayer break-
fast to honor local clergy; and
  WHEREAS, The first Kiwanis Club was chartered on January 12, 1915,  in
Detroit,  Michigan,  and  the  organization has since grown to more than
8,250 clubs in 94 counties; a global organization of volunteers, Kiwanis
International is dedicated to changing  the  world  one  child  and  one
community at a time; and
  WHEREAS,  This  Legislative Body is proudly moved to honor and commend
the members of the Kiwanis Club of Batavia, past and present,  who  have
labored so conscientiously to secure and improve the quality of life for
the community it serves; now, therefore, be it
  RESOLVED,  That  this  Legislative  Body pause in its deliberations to
commemorate the 90th Anniversary of the Kiwanis Club of Batavia; and  be
it further
  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to the Kiwanis Club of Batavia.


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