Resolution J3365-2013

Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of Literacy Volunteers of Rochester

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  • Feb 4, 2014: ADOPTED
  • Feb 4, 2014: REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • Jan 30, 2014: REFERRED TO FINANCE

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LEGISLATIVE  RESOLUTION  commemorating  the 50th Anniversary of Literacy
Volunteers of Rochester

WHEREAS, It is the practice of this  Legislative  Body  to  honor  those
illustrious  institutions  of  the  State  of  New York whose purposeful
endeavors serve to enhance the quality of life in their communities; and
  WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern and fully in accord with its  long-
standing traditions, it is the sense of this Legislative Body to commem-
orate  the  50th  Anniversary  of Literacy Volunteers of Rochester to be
celebrated with a luncheon on Thursday, May 8, 2014; and
  WHEREAS, Founded in 1964 in Auburn, New York, to help combat the prob-
lem of adult illiteracy in Rochester and  its  surrounding  communities,
Literacy Volunteers of Rochester's founding premise is that well-trained
and carefully supported volunteers can be effective tutors of adults and
can make a significant impact on the problem of illiteracy; and
  WHEREAS,  One  of  the oldest literacy groups in the country, Literacy
Volunteers of America is a national organization  founded  in  Syracuse;
and
  WHEREAS,  Literacy Volunteers of Rochester's tutors assist adult lear-
ners in overcoming the barriers of low literacy, enabling them to  learn
English  as  a  Second Language, become proficient in basic math skills,
complete a job application, and assist children and  grandchildren;  its
services  help  individuals  become  independent  readers,  writers, and
speakers of English; and
  WHEREAS, Literacy Volunteers  of  Rochester  works  to  encourage  and
assist  other  organizations  and  individuals  that  are committed to a
literate society; by providing effective training and support to  volun-
teers,  the  organization  builds  skills and abilities which enable its
volunteers to help students acquire basic literacy  skills  and  enhance
their personal growth; and
  WHEREAS,  As Literacy Volunteers of Rochester looks forward to another
50 years, its members know that its students and tutors are the backbone
of the organization and that it would not be thriving today without  the
dedication of its many volunteers, past and present; and
  WHEREAS,  This  Legislative Body is proud to recognize Literacy Volun-
teers of Rochester for its enduring commitment and outstanding  contrib-
utions to the quality of life in Rochester and surrounding areas; and
  WHEREAS,  Ably  led  and  generously  staffed by dedicated volunteers,
Literacy Volunteers of Rochester will continue  to  thrive  and  succeed
today and well into the future; and
  WHEREAS,  It is the sense of this Legislative Body that when the noble
aims and accomplishments of organizations such as Literacy Volunteers of
Rochester are brought to our attention it  is  appropriate  to  publicly
proclaim  and  commend  them,  and  their staff and volunteers, for  the
education and emulation of others; now, therefore, be it
  RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause  in  its  deliberations  to
commemorate  the  50th  Anniversary of Literacy Volunteers of Rochester;
and be it further
  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Literacy Volunteers of Rochester.

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