Resolution J4311-2013

Commending Watchful Eye upon the occasion of celebrating its 5th Anniversary on April 8, 2014

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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  commending  Watchful  Eye  upon the occasion of
celebrating its 5th Anniversary on April 8, 2014

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 that are devoted 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
Watchful  Eye  upon  the  occasion of celebrating its 5th Anniversary on
Tuesday, April 8, 2014, at Brooklyn Borough Hall,  Brooklyn,  New  York;
and
  WHEREAS,  This momentous occasion will also be honored during HIV/AIDS
Awareness Night of the UniverSoul Circus, on Thursday, April  10,  2014,
Under the Big Tent at Floyd Bennett Field, Brooklyn, New York; and.
  WHEREAS,  Watchful  Eye  is  a  community  based  organization that is
uniquely positioned to mobilize local stakeholders and national  leader-
ship  to ensure that HIV/AIDS remains a part of every community's public
health agenda; the organization's red ribbon symbolizes  compassion  for
those  infected  by  the  virus and its commitment to save lives through
preventative testing endeavors; and
  WHEREAS, The Testing, Outreach and Prevention (T.O.P.)  initiative  of
Watchful  Eye  serves  as  a catalyst to provide testing, prevention and
education services which reduce stigma and enhance risk reduction in the
City of New York; and
  WHEREAS, Realizing the true value of a community based organization is
measured by its impact and ability to  encourage  change,  Watchful  Eye
works  closely  with  the  New York City Department of Health and Mental
Hygiene to document the data of T.O.P. testing numbers and outcomes; and
  WHEREAS, The Watchful Eye has worked tirelessly to inform,  coordinate
and  organize  the volunteer efforts in local communities and across the
nation to meet the challenge of fighting HIV and AIDS; and
  WHEREAS, Today, Watchful Eye has built a powerful  community  partner-
ship  comprised  of  Brooklyn's  faith-based leaders, elected officials,
social service leaders, stakeholders and the New York City Department of
Health and Mental Hygiene, to develop  initiatives  including  New  York
City Faith and Action for HIV Prevention and Education, as well as Step-
ping Up in Faith for HIV & AIDS, a five borough, week-long series of HIV
and AIDS awareness activities; and
  WHEREAS,  This  auspicious  occasion presents a unique opportunity for
this Legislative Body to recognize and pay tribute to Watchful Eye; and
  WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body that when an  organ-
ization  of such noble aims and accomplishments is brought to our atten-
tion, it should be recognized and applauded by all the citizens of  this
great Empire State; now, therefore, be it
  RESOLVED,  That  this  Legislative  Body pause in its deliberations to
commend Watchful Eye upon the occasion of celebrating its  5th  Anniver-
sary on April 8, 2014; and be it further
  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Divinah Bailey, Founder, Watchful Eye.

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