Resolution J4372-2013

Commending Leo Kaytes Sr. upon the occasion of his designation as recipient of the Leadership in Community Award by SUNY Orange Foundation

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  • Apr 29, 2014: ADOPTED
  • Apr 29, 2014: REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • Apr 2, 2014: REFERRED TO FINANCE

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LEGISLATIVE  RESOLUTION  commending  Leo Kaytes Sr. upon the occasion of
his designation as recipient of the Leadership  in  Community  Award  by
SUNY Orange Foundation

WHEREAS,  Individuals  who give of their time and energies and serve the
best interests of their communities are an asset beyond remuneration and
cannot be sufficiently extolled; and
  WHEREAS, Leo Kaytes Sr. has given not only of his  time  and  energies
but also of his competence, intelligence and leadership and consequently
has been designated for special honor; and
  WHEREAS,  This  Legislative Body is justly proud to commend Leo Kaytes
Sr.  upon the occasion of his designation as recipient of the Leadership
in Community Award by SUNY Orange Foundation; he will be  celebrated  at
the  foundation's  8th  Annual Leadership Awards Ceremony, featuring The
Spirit of Entrepreneurship, on Thursday, April 10,  2014,  on  the  SUNY
Orange Newburgh, New York, campus; and
  WHEREAS,  Leo  Kaytes  Sr.  founded  Leo  Kaytes  Ford  on Route 94 in
Warwick, New York, in 1978; and just as the  successful  dealership  has
been  responsive  to  the automotive needs of the community, its dynamic
creator has responded to the needs of his neighbors, volunteering count-
less hours to help make the community a better place to live,  work  and
raise a family; and
  WHEREAS,  Leo  Kaytes  Sr.  has  been  a  generous  contributor to and
supporter of many nonprofits, community causes and special events; and
  WHEREAS, He is the  longtime  president  of  the  Winslow  Therapeutic
Riding  Center,  a nonprofit organization that offers programs for chil-
dren and adults with physical, mental or social disabilities, as well as
those who wish to learn about horses and riding in a  therapeutic  envi-
ronment;  in  addition, Leo Kaytes Sr. is a member and past president of
the Warwick Rotary Club, a member and past vice  president  of  the  St.
Anthony's Hospital Board of Directors, and has also served on the boards
of directors of the St. Anthony Franciscan Tri State Health Care System,
and the Bon Secours Charity Health Care System; and
  WHEREAS,  Leo Kaytes Sr. has received numerous awards and accolades in
recognition of his many charitable endeavors; he was named 1998  Warwick
Citizen  of  the  Year,  received the 2005 Caring for Life Award for his
support of the Bon Secours Warwick Healthcare Campus, and  the  Lifetime
Achievement  Award  from  St.  Anthony's Hospital; in 2009, this distin-
guished man was presented with  the  Robert  J.  Uplinger  Distinguished
Service  Award by the Warwick Lions Club, the Lions' top award issued to
non-members; and
  WHEREAS, Throughout the entire period  of  his  community  service,  a
period of constructive involvement, Leo Kaytes Sr. has stood constant in
dignity, good grace and humor; and
  WHEREAS, Rare indeed is the impressive dedication shown by an individ-
ual  for  the  benefit  of  others  which  Leo  Kaytes Sr. has displayed
throughout his life; now, therefore, be it
  RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause  in  its  deliberations  to
commend Leo Kaytes Sr. upon the occasion of his designation as recipient
of  the  Leadership in Community Award by SUNY Orange Foundation; and be
it further
  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Leo Kaytes Sr.

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