Resolution J3658-2013

Commemorating the 100th Anniversary of The Manor Club in Pelham, New York



  • Feb 27, 2014: ADOPTED
  • Feb 24, 2014: REFERRED TO FINANCE


LEGISLATIVE  RESOLUTION commemorating the 100th Anniversary of The Manor
Club in Pelham, New York

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  commem-
orate  the  100th  Anniversary  of  The Manor Club to be celebrated at a
Centennial Gala on March 1, 2014, in Pelham, New York; and
  WHEREAS, The Manor Club is a non-profit center  for  cultural,  educa-
tional  and  philanthropic  events  with  a  proud  history of community
service to Pelham, New York, and the surrounding areas; and
  WHEREAS, The Manor Club was originally an all-male group  incorporated
in  1883;  after facing declining membership and financial troubles, the
all-female members of the Tuesday Afternoon  Club  were  asked  if  they
would  be  interested  in taking over the club; an agreement was made in
1914, and these very capable women set the  cornerstone  for  the  ever-
growing 300-member cultural venue it is today; and
  WHEREAS, Over the years, The Manor Club has raised funds for community
outreach   through   holding  fashion  shows,  bridge  parties,  dances,
concerts, and white elephant sales; and
  WHEREAS, The Manor Club Scholarship Awards were established  in  1944,
helping  numerous  Pelham Memorial High School students to further their
education; and
  WHEREAS, The Manor Club is actively involved in a number of charitable
programs including a fall coat drive, fundraisers, and  the  Manor  Club
Shares,  a program allowing other philanthropic organizations use of its
clubhouse as a venue for meetings; and
  WHEREAS, The Club's youth group, the Do-Its, enlists the  services  of
member's  daughters in 5th to 10th grade to assist with projects such as
the Children's Center Benefit, the Victorian Christmas Party  for  chil-
dren  and the Mary and The Boys Concert, as well as a planned fundraiser
for the New Rochelle Humane Society; and
  WHEREAS, One of the greatest assets of The Manor Club is  its  profes-
sional  level  theater  productions  and  concerts which are open to the
public; these productions have played a key role in enriching  the  life
and culture of the overall community; and
  WHEREAS,  To  celebrate The Manor Club's Centennial Anniversary, play-
wright and club member, Rosemary Foley, is  writing  a  skit  about  the
club's  early history and director and actor Paul Romanello will present
a musical production of the story of the Club's  100-year  journey  from
the Silver Age of the Flapper to the sophistication of the 21st Century;
  WHEREAS, It is the custom 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
commemorate the 100th Anniversary of The Manor Club, to be celebrated at
a Centennial Gala on March 1, 2014, in  Pelham,  New  York;  and  be  it
  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to The Manor Club, Pelham, New York.


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