Resolution J2663-2013

Commending the Women's League of Science and Medicine, Inc. upon the occasion of hosting its 2nd Annual Scholarship Awards Breakfast on August 3, 2013, and congratulating its fine scholarship recipients

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  • Jun 20, 2013: ADOPTED
  • Jun 20, 2013: REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • Jun 19, 2013: REFERRED TO FINANCE

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LEGISLATIVE  RESOLUTION  commending  the  Women's  League of Science and
Medicine, Inc. upon the occasion of hosting its 2nd  Annual  Scholarship
Awards Breakfast on August 3, 2013, and congratulating its fine scholar-
ship recipients

WHEREAS,  It is the sense of this Legislative Body to recognize that the
quality and character of life in the communities across New  York  State
are reflective of the concerned and dedicated efforts of those organiza-
tions  and individuals who would devote themselves to the welfare of the
community and its citizenry; and
  WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its  long-
standing  traditions,  this  Legislative Body is justly proud to commend
the Women's League of Science and Medicine, Inc. upon  the  occasion  of
hosting its 2nd Annual Scholarship Awards Breakfast, and to congratulate
its  fine  scholarship  recipients;  this  festive event will be held on
Saturday, August 3, 2013, at El Caribe Country Club Caterers,  Brooklyn,
New York; and
  WHEREAS,  The  theme  of  this year's Annual Scholarship Breakfast is:
Striving for Success in the 21st Century; and
  WHEREAS, On March 6, 1960, two visionary women recognized the necessi-
ty of preparing more professionals for the medical and  science  fields;
these  women,  Reva  M. Anthony and the late Sarah Parsons Blow, reached
out to their communities and, with the response of nine  intrepid  indi-
viduals,  the  Women's  League of Science and Medicine, Inc.  was estab-
lished; and
  WHEREAS, For more than 50 years,  this  outstanding  organization  has
awarded more than 680 scholarships and citations to high school, college
and pre-med students pursuing careers in science, medicine, nursing, and
allied  medicine; the League also established an annual scholarship fund
at Midwood High School's Science Institute at Brooklyn College, and  has
donated generously to the United Negro College Fund; and
  WHEREAS, This year's Scholarship awardees include: Osesumwen J. Asemo-
ta,  Brittany T. Baker, Dana Hagans, Amira G. Gee, Jared K. Jacob, Carla
Marcia-Cervantes, Brianna T. Smith, Lailah Y. Thompson,  Terence  Velez-
Santiago, and Emelio L. Woodstock; and
  WHEREAS,  The  Women's  League of Science and Medicine, Inc.  has been
under the able directions of four presidents:  the  late  Sarah  Parsons
Blow, who served faithfully for 15 years; Reva M. Anthony who led for 27
years;  Ellen  F.  Haywood  who  carried the mantle of leadership for 10
years, and  the  current  president,  Beverly  Jones-Lawrence,  who  was
elected in 2012; and
  WHEREAS,  As  they  journey through the new millennium, the members of
the Women's League of Science and Medicine, Inc.  will  build  on  their
extraordinary  legacy for years to come, helping generations of aspiring
students to reach their fullest potential; and
  WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body that when  organiza-
tions  of  such noble aims and accomplishments are brought to our atten-
tion, 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
commend the Women's League of Science and Medicine, Inc. upon the  occa-
sion of hosting its 2nd Annual Scholarship Awards Breakfast on August 3,
2013,  and  to  congratulate  its fine scholarship recipients; and be it
further
  RESOLVED, That copies of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Beverly Jones-Lawrence, President, Women's League of  Science
and Medicine, Inc., and the aforementioned scholarship recipients.

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