Resolution J360-2013

Commending the Stuy Park Lions Club, Inc. on the occasion of its 2013 Annual Red and White Winter Gala and applauding the honorees of the evening

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  • Feb 5, 2013: ADOPTED
  • Feb 5, 2013: REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • Jan 30, 2013: REFERRED TO FINANCE

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LEGISLATIVE  RESOLUTION  commending  the Stuy Park Lions Club, Inc. upon
the occasion of its 2013 Annual Red and White Winter Gala and applauding
the honorees of the evening

WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body to recognize  and  pay
tribute to organizations of high purpose and worthy accomplishment whose
endeavors  have  been  dedicated  to  improving  the quality of life for
others; and
  WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern and in full accord with  its  long-
standing  traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to honor the
Stuy Park Lions Club, Inc. upon the occasion of its Annual Red and White
Winter Gala to be held at  Antun's  of  Queens  Village,  New  York,  on
Friday,  February  8,  2013, and to commend the honorees of the evening;
and
  WHEREAS, On this festive occasion the Stuy Park Lions Club will  pres-
ent  a Community Service Award to John King; the Ecumenical Award to The
Reverend Dr. Robert M. Waterman; Education Awards to Elena Graham-Kenne-
dy and Sohndra Snead; the Youth Award to Chelsea Douglas; and Robert  J.
Uplinger Community Service Awards to Lion Valeria Steveson and Lion Lena
Scarborough-Gates; and
  WHEREAS,  The Stuy Park Lions Club, renowned for its dedication to the
Stuyvesant Park community and its residents,  is  part  of  the  largest
worldwide  service  organization, Lions Clubs International, with nearly
46,000 clubs and 1.35 million members in 206  countries  and  geographic
areas  who  work together to respond to needs that challenge communities
around the world; and
  WHEREAS, Dedicated to identifying and meeting local community needs as
well, the Stuy Park Lions Club may take pride in its history of  support
of Lions International and of local charitable projects; and
  WHEREAS,  What became Lions Clubs International was founded by Chicago
business leader Melvin Jones in 1917 when  he  asked  a  simple,  world-
changing  question:  "What if people put their talents to work improving
their communities?"; and
  WHEREAS, Just a few years later, in 1925, Helen Keller, addressing the
Lions International convention in Ohio, urged the young service club  to
serve  the  blind and visually impaired, challenging the Lions to become
"knights of the blind in the  crusade  against  darkness,"  a  challenge
immediately  accepted  by  Lions  International and to which its members
have been committed and known worldwide since that time; and
  WHEREAS, The motto of the Lions is "We Serve" and the Stuy Park  Lions
Club  has  certainly  served the community well; chartered in 1992, Stuy
Park Lions Club's dedicated members have created an enduring  legacy  of
service and pride of community; and
  WHEREAS, The Stuy Park Lions Club, Inc. works diligently to help Lions
Clubs  International  achieve  its  vision of being the global leader in
community and humanitarian service and fully  supports  its  mission  of
empowering  volunteers  to  serve  their  communities, meet humanitarian
needs, encourage peace, and promote international understanding  through
Lions Clubs; and
  WHEREAS,  During  its  nearly 21 years of service, the Stuy Park Lions
Club, has undertaken many fundraising projects to support its praisewor-
thy endeavors; in addition to its work on behalf of the blind and  visu-
ally  and hearing impaired, it helps to support many other worthy causes
and organizations throughout the community; and
  WHEREAS, The Stuy Park Lions Club and its members exemplify the Lions'
motto, "We Serve"; the dedication to community service  prevalent  among
all  those  associated with the club merits the recognition and applause

of this Legislative Body and the appreciation of all those  who  benefit
from its services; now, therefore, be it
  RESOLVED,  That  this  Legislative  Body pause in its deliberations to
commend the Stuy Park Lions Club, Inc. and its members, past  and  pres-
ent, upon the occasion of its Annual Red and White Winter Gala on Febru-
ary  8,  2013,  and  to  applaud  the honorees of the evening; and be it
further
  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to the Stuy Park Lions Club, Inc. and to each of  the  aforemen-
tioned award recipients.

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