Resolution J4648-2013

Honoring Hermon R. Card upon the occasion of his induction into the NYSPHSAA Hall of Fame

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  • Apr 29, 2014: ADOPTED
  • Apr 29, 2014: REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • Apr 24, 2014: REFERRED TO FINANCE

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LEGISLATIVE  RESOLUTION honoring Hermon R. Card upon the occasion of his
induction into the New York State Public High  School  Athletic  Associ-
ation Hall of Fame

WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body to commend those nota-
ble  teachers,  coaches  and  officials  within our midst, who serve the
youth of this great Empire State, and who have distinguished  themselves
and  their communities through their exemplary athletic achievements and
their outstanding professional commitments; and
  WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its  long-
standing  traditions,  this  Legislative  Body  is justly proud to honor
long-time baseball  and  soccer  official,  Hermon  R.  Card,  upon  his
induction  into the 2014 Hall of Fame Class of the New York State Public
High School Athletic Association, to be celebrated on July 30, 2014,  at
High Peaks Resort in Lake Placid; and
  WHEREAS,  The  New  York State Public High School Athletic Association
Inc.   (NYSPHSAA) is  a  non-profit,  educational  service  organization
composed of public, parochial and private schools - dedicated to provid-
ing equitable and safe competition for New York's student athletes; and
  WHEREAS,  The  NYSPHSAA serves as a central organization through which
its member high schools cooperate to promote  sportsmanlike  conduct  in
all  athletic  contests,  conduct appropriate athletic meets and tourna-
ments, cooperate with the State Education Department in fostering educa-
tionally sound athletic  programs,  adopt  rules  for  governing  sports
contests,  and  continually seek data to support rule changes leading to
greater safety for high school athletes; and
  WHEREAS, NYSPHSAA Hall of Fame inductees can be nominated  by  family,
friends  or  community  members  and  are  selected  through a two-level
screening and selection committee process; nominations were endorsed  by
each inductee's member Section of the Association; and
  WHEREAS,  Being  inducted  into  the  2014  Hall  of Fame Class of the
NYSPHSAA permanently recognizes Hermon Card for his long-time commitment
and dedication to the students of New York State; and
  WHEREAS,  Hermon  Card,  a  graduate  of  Maine-Endwell  High  School,
attended  Syracuse  University  from  1964--1968, during which he played
third base for the Syracuse University Varsity Baseball Team; and
  WHEREAS, Shortly after graduating  from  Syracuse  University,  Hermon
Card  embarked  on a successful career in officiating sporting events in
the greater Syracuse area; and
  WHEREAS, For 48 years, Hermon Card served as a  dedicated  and  highly
respected  high  school  baseball and soccer official in the Central New
York community; and
  WHEREAS, Over his impressive tenure as a baseball umpire, Hermon  Card
officiated  more  than  1,300 high school baseball games, including more
than 200 NYSPHSAA postseason games; and
  WHEREAS, In addition, Hermon Card served as  President  of  his  local
officiating chapter for six years, and he has served as Rules Interpret-
er for the Onondaga County Umpiring Association for 26 years; and
  WHEREAS,  In 2005, Hermon Card was inducted into the Syracuse Baseball
Umpires Hall  of  Fame,  and  in  2008,  he  was  named  a  Graduate  of
Distinction by the Maine-Endwell Central School District; and
  WHEREAS,  Hermon  Card also fulfilled a successful career in teaching,
writing and photojournalism; he taught English in the Marcellus  Central
School  District  for  32  years,  published three nationally-recognized
books, and still serves as an education columnist for the Eagle  Newspa-
pers and as a consultant to the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Muse-
um; and

  WHEREAS,  Hermon  Card  has dedicated a lifetime of giving back to his
community and improving the quality of youth athletics; it is the custom
of this Legislative Body that when individuals of  such  accomplishments
are brought to our attention, they should be recognized by all the citi-
zens of this great Empire State; now, therefore, be it
  RESOLVED,  That  this  Legislative  Body pause in its deliberations to
congratulate Hermon R. Card upon the occasion of his induction into  the
2014 Hall of Fame Class of the New York State Public High School Athlet-
ic Association; and be it further
  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Hermon R. Card.

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