Resolution J4802-2013

Honoring Alice McConnell upon the occasion of being selected as the Ontario County 2014 Senior Citizen of the Year by the New York State Office for the Aging

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  • May 6, 2014: ADOPTED
  • May 6, 2014: REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • May 1, 2014: REFERRED TO FINANCE

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LEGISLATIVE  RESOLUTION  honoring  Alice  McConnell upon the occasion of
being selected as the Ontario County 2014 Senior Citizen of the Year  by
the New York State Office for the Aging

WHEREAS,  Senior  citizens bring a wealth of experience and knowledge to
the increasingly active roles they play in today's society;  their  past
contributions and future participation are a vital part of, and valuable
asset to, the fabric of community life and activity; and
  WHEREAS,  This  Legislative Body is justly proud to honor Alice McCon-
nell upon the occasion of being selected  as  the  Ontario  County  2014
Senior  Citizen  of the Year; this momentous occasion will be celebrated
at the New York State Office for the Aging's 2014  Senior  Citizens  Day
Celebration  on  Tuesday, May 6, 2014, at the Hart Theatre Lounge in the
Egg, Albany, New York; and
  WHEREAS, Each May in the State of New  York  and  across  the  Nation,
during National Older Americans Month, the New York State Office for the
Aging  pauses to acknowledge the outstanding contributions made by older
citizens; and
  WHEREAS, Furthermore, members of  the  older  generation  have  helped
build  and  shape  our Nation to be the greatest in the world; they have
defended our freedoms and values to ensure that  those  who  come  after
them may have better lives; nowhere in the nation is the legacy of their
efforts  more  visible and more a part of the lives of all citizens than
here in the State of New York; and
  WHEREAS, Alice McConnell, a very active  and  industrious  woman,  has
inspired  and  enriched  the lives of her family and friends through her
love and respect for others, generously sharing the wisdom  gained  over
years of experiencing life to its fullest; and
  WHEREAS, Born and raised in Pittsford, New York, Alice McConnell moved
to  Bloomfield,  New  York of Ontario County in 1946; she worked for the
local school district in the cafeteria for 24 years and as a bus  driver
for 18 years; and
  WHEREAS, The proud mother of three children, Linda, Larry and the late
Lloyd,  Alice McConnell is the loving grandmother to four grandchildren;
and
  WHEREAS, Alice McConnell has been called upon to contribute  her  time
and  talents  to countless civic and charitable endeavors and has always
given of herself unstintingly; and
  WHEREAS, An avid volunteer and truly dedicated to her community, Alice
McConnell has volunteered almost all of her adult life; she  began  when
her  children  were  young  as  a  volunteer with the Fresh Air Fund, an
organization with which she served for 25 years and was a local chairman
for 5 years; and
  WHEREAS, Alice McConnell's volunteer work at Thompson  Hospital  began
when  her mother was in the nursing home; at 77 years old, she continues
to this day working in the gift shop and  transporting  patients  around
the hospital; she also assists individuals at Thompson's continuing care
facility by taking them grocery shopping; and
  WHEREAS,  In addition, Alice McConnell has been a home delivered meals
volunteer with Ontario County Office for the Aging for  the  past  eight
years;  she  serves  on the Ontario County Office for the Aging Advisory
Council, volunteers for her church and is  the  President  of  the  East
Bloomfield Senior Citizens group; and
  WHEREAS,  Throughout  the  entire  period  of her community service, a
period of constructive involvement, Alice McConnell 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  Alice McConnell has displayed
throughout her life; and
  WHEREAS,  It is the intent of this Legislative Body to publicly recog-
nize and commend those who have witnessed and contributed to the  devel-
opments  and achievements of our Nation, State, and communities over the
course of their noteworthy lives; now, therefore, be it
  RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause  in  its  deliberations  to
honor Alice McConnell upon the occasion of being selected as the Ontario
County  2014 Senior Citizen of the Year by the New York State Office for
the Aging; and be it further
  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Alice McConnell.

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