Resolution J5163-2013

Honoring Gyneth Elaine Hogaboom Ko-Talmadge on her designation as recipient of a Liberty Medal, the highest honor bestowed upon an individual by the New York State Senate

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  • May 20, 2014: ADOPTED
  • May 20, 2014: REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • May 15, 2014: REFERRED TO FINANCE

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LEGISLATIVE  RESOLUTION honoring Gyneth Elaine Hogaboom Ko-Talmadge upon
the occasion of her designation as recipient of  a  Liberty  Medal,  the
highest honor bestowed upon an individual by the New York State Senate

WHEREAS,  It  is  incumbent  upon the people of the State of New York to
recognize and acknowledge those within our midst who have  made  signif-
icant contributions to the quality of life therein; and
  WHEREAS, From time to time this Legislative Body takes note of certain
extraordinary  individuals  it  wishes  to  recognize  for  their valued
contributions to the  success  and  progress  of  society  and  publicly
acknowledge their endeavors which have enhanced the basic humanity among
us all; and
  WHEREAS,  This Legislative Body is justly proud to honor Gyneth Elaine
Hogaboom Ko-Talmadge upon the occasion of her designation  as  recipient
of a Liberty Medal, the highest honor bestowed upon an individual by the
New York State Senate; and
  WHEREAS,  The New York State Senate Liberty Medal was established by a
resolution in 2014 and  is  awarded  to  individuals  who  have  merited
special  commendation  for  exceptional, heroic, or humanitarian acts on
behalf of their fellow New Yorkers; and
  WHEREAS, Born on October 8,  1938,  in  St.  Albans,  Vermont,  Gyneth
Elaine  Hogaboom  Ko-Talmadge  graduated from Castleton State College in
1960; and
  WHEREAS, Upon graduation, Gyneth Elaine Hogaboom Ko-Talmadge  married,
and taught third grade at South Burlington Central School before leaving
Vermont in 1964; and
  WHEREAS,  Gyneth  Elaine  Hogaboom Ko-Talmadge moved to Amsterdam, New
York, and after many years of teaching in public schools, she trained at
the New England Montessori Teachers Education Center, and  reopened  the
Montessori  School  of  Amsterdam, which she owned and ran for 16 years;
and
  WHEREAS, In 1979, Gyneth Elaine Hogaboom Ko-Talmadge joined  the  GFWC
Century  Club of Amsterdam, serving as its president twice; she has held
many positions on the GFWC New York State Board, along  with  being  the
Fourth District Director; and
  WHEREAS,  In  1997,  Gyneth  Elaine Hogaboom Ko-Talmadge formed a GFWC
Juniorettes Club of the Century Club, and rose through the ranks of  the
State  offices  before  she  became GFWC New York President from 2000 to
2002; and
  WHEREAS, After her term as president, Gyneth Elaine  Hogaboom  Ko-Tal-
madge  was the GFWC NGO to the United Nations for three different terms,
and served as GFWC Middle Atlantic Region President from 2010  to  2012;
and
  WHEREAS,  Today,  Gyneth  Elaine  Hogaboom  Ko-Talmadge is on numerous
community foundation boards including Baptist Health Systems  Board  and
Foundation,  Sok Nam Ko Educational Exchange Foundation, and Antlers HOA
Board, just to name a few; and
  WHEREAS, Gyneth Elaine Hogaboom Ko-Talmadge has been the recipient  of
numerous  awards and accolades including Zonta International Outstanding
Service Award, Rotary International as a Paul Harris Fellow twice,  YMCA
Co-Citizen  of the Year Award, Herbert Singer Community Service Award by
the Chamber of Commerce, First Liberty Bell Award, Elks  Mother  of  the
Year, United Way Hall of Fame, GFWC New York Clubwoman of the Year, GFWC
New York Jenny June Award, and the GFWC 2008 Empowered Woman Award; and
  WHEREAS,  In  addition, Gyneth Elaine Hogaboom Ko-Talmadge published a
biography about her husband, THE WAY BACK HOME, with her aunt,  and  has

enjoyed  over  the  years  hosting  17 exchange students from around the
world; and
  WHEREAS, With her throughout have been her husband, until his passing,
and their four children, as well as five grandchildren, all of whom feel
privileged to be a part of her life and rejoice in her achievements; and
  WHEREAS,  Individuals  such  as  Gyneth  Elaine  Hogaboom  Ko-Talmadge
devoted to improving the quality of life for others,  enabling  them  to
build  lives  of  dignity  and  self-worth  are deserving of the highest
praise and recognition; now, therefore, be it
  RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause  in  its  deliberations  to
honor Gyneth Elaine Hogaboom Ko-Talmadge upon the occasion of her desig-
nation  as recipient of a Liberty Medal, the highest honor bestowed upon
an individual by the New York State Senate; and be it further
  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Gyneth Elaine Hogaboom Ko-Talmadge.

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