Resolution J4267-2013

Honoring Nancy E. Fitch upon the occasion of her retirement after 22 years of distinguished service to the Literacy Volunteers Learning Center at the Mount Vernon Public Library

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  • Mar 31, 2014: ADOPTED
  • Mar 31, 2014: REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • Mar 27, 2014: REFERRED TO FINANCE

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LEGISLATIVE  RESOLUTION honoring Nancy E. Fitch upon the occasion of her
retirement after 22 years  of  distinguished  service  to  the  Literacy
Volunteers Learning Center at the Mount Vernon Public Library

WHEREAS,  This  Legislative  Body seeks to acknowledge those individuals
whose professional lives and civic endeavors serve to enhance the  stat-
ure 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  honor
Nancy  E.  Fitch  upon  the occasion of her retirement after 22 years of
distinguished service to the Literacy Volunteers Learning Center at  the
Mount  Vernon  Public  Library;  a luncheon will be held in her honor on
Thursday, April 17, 2014, at the Mount  Vernon  Public  Library  in  Mt.
Vernon, New York; and
  WHEREAS,  Nancy  E. Fitch was born in Spartanburg, South Carolina, and
moved to Scarsdale, New York, as a little girl; she  attended  Scarsdale
High School and then City College of New York; and
  WHEREAS,  For  the  past  22  years, Nancy E. Fitch rendered faithful,
conscientious and valuable service to the Literacy  Volunteers  Learning
Center  at  the  Mount Vernon Public Library as Coordinator, and led the
organization's involvement  in  the  national  African-American  Read-In
Chain for 20 years; and
  WHEREAS,  Nancy E. Fitch's service and commitment to the betterment of
Mount Vernon and Westchester County is legendary; she is a  former  City
Clerk  of  Mount  Vernon,  the first woman and first African-American to
hold that post; in addition, she is the founder and was the first Presi-
dent of the National Black Women's Health Project; and
  WHEREAS, Among her many accomplishments and honors, Nancy E. Fitch has
served as board member,  Westchester  County  Office  for  Women;  board
member/Treasurer,  Westchester  County  Public/Private  Partnership  for
Senior Services; member, Advisory Committee of the Salvation Army; board
member, Mount Vernon Church Women United, as  well  as  active  on  many
additional committees; and
  WHEREAS,  Furthermore,  Nancy  E.  Fitch  was a board member, Visiting
Nurse  of  Westchester;  Consultant,  Self-Help  Clearing  House;  board
member,  Westchester County Department of Parks, Recreation, and Conser-
vation; board member, Westchester County Urban League; Trustee, Afro-Am-
erican Cultural Foundation; executive board member, Mount Vernon  Commu-
nity  Action  Group;  board  member and President, Mount Vernon Day Care
Center; Vice President, Key Women of America Mount Vernon Chapter; and
  WHEREAS, Today, this nonagenarian brings her special  wisdom,  experi-
ence,  and  enthusiasm  to  countless  endeavors,  helping  to shape and
strengthen the character of our  communities  and  the  quality  of  our
lives;  in 1996, Nancy E. Fitch was inducted into the Westchester County
Senior Hall of Fame, and received their Leadership Award; and
  WHEREAS, With her throughout have been her  husband,  Robert  F.,  and
their  three  children, Nancy E., Robert Franklin Ill, and Kevin D., all
of whom feel privileged to be a part of her  life  and  rejoice  in  her
achievements; and
  WHEREAS,  Literacy enables individuals to acquire the skills necessary
to be productive and  successful  in  their  personal  and  professional
lives; Nancy E. Fitch has brought the gift of literacy to untold numbers
of adult learners in the Mount Vernon community; and
  WHEREAS,  Individuals  such  as Nancy E. Fitch bring enduring honor to
themselves and their families, and stand as an inspiration to all; and
  WHEREAS, In her capacity as Coordinator  of  the  Literacy  Volunteers
Learning  Center  at  the  Mount  Vernon  Public Library, Nancy E. Fitch

served with loyalty, honor  and  distinction,  earning  the  admiration,
esteem and affection of her colleagues; now, therefore, be it
  RESOLVED,  That  this  Legislative  Body pause in its deliberations to
honor Nancy E. Fitch upon the occasion of her retirement after 22  years
of  distinguished  service to the Literacy Volunteers Learning Center at
the Mount Vernon Public Library; and be it further
  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Nancy E. Fitch.

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