Resolution J452-2013

Congratulating Mildred K. Rugar on her 100th Birthday



  • Feb 12, 2013: ADOPTED
  • Feb 7, 2013: REFERRED TO FINANCE


LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION congratulating Mildred K. Rugar upon the occasion
of her 100th Birthday

WHEREAS,  Mildred  K. Rugar of Elmira, New York, was born on February 8,
1913 in Minnesota and will joyously celebrate her 100th  Birthday  at  a
party  to be held in her honor at the Elmira Holiday Inn on February 13,
2013; and
  WHEREAS, Mildred K. Rugar is a graduate  of  Stanford  University  and
Elmira  College; she taught Elementary School in California and New York
and, in 1978, she retired from teaching Fourth, Fifth and  Sixth  grades
in the Horseheads Central School District; and
  WHEREAS,  Mildred  K.  Rugar  has  been  active  in the New York State
Retired Teachers' Association since 1980 and attended its Annual Conven-
tion for 32 years; and
  WHEREAS, She is a Past President of the Elmira Area  Teachers  Associ-
ation  and  the  NYSRTA  Southern  Zone;  a Past State Representative on
NYSRTA's Legislative Action Committee and is a current Federal Represen-
tative on the Committee; and
  WHEREAS, Mildred K. Rugar has, in addition,  for  18  years,  been  an
active  and  valued  Tutor  in the Adult Literacy Volunteers Program for
Chemung & Schuyler Counties' Economic Opportunity Program; and
  WHEREAS, Mildred K. Rugar is also an avid Bridge player, a  Master  of
the  King's  English,  and  a world traveler, often taking three trips a
year, mostly to foreign destinations; and
  WHEREAS, This exceptional centenarian, with her  zest  for  life,  has
inspired and enhanced the lives of her family and friends; and
  WHEREAS,  This distinguished woman, who has experienced the incredible
joys and sorrows characteristic of  and  reserved  for  those  with  the
stamina  and courage to savor a full life, has inspired the lives of her
many friends and family; and
  WHEREAS, This beloved lady has enriched the lives of those around  her
through her joyous and sincere love for others and through the quiescent
charm and wisdom which comes only from a fullness of years; and
  WHEREAS,  It is the intent of this Legislative Body to publicly recog-
nize those who have reached such a remarkable age and who have witnessed
and  celebrated  the  innovations,  cultural  developments  and  awesome
achievements  of  this country during the last century, while themselves
contributing to the growth and excellence of this  great  Empire  State;
now, therefore, be it
  RESOLVED,  That  this  Legislative  Body pause in its deliberations to
congratulate Mildred K. Rugar upon the occasion of her  100th  Birthday;
and be it further
  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Mildred K. Rugar.


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