Resolution J5531-2013

Commending the Hempstead Bay Power Squadron upon the occasion of hosting its 2014-2015 Change of Watch Installation Ceremony on May 1, 2014

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  • May 29, 2014: ADOPTED
  • May 29, 2014: REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • May 27, 2014: REFERRED TO FINANCE

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LEGISLATIVE  RESOLUTION commending the Hempstead Bay Power Squadron upon
the occasion of hosting its 2014-2015 Change of Watch Installation Cere-
mony on May 1, 2014

WHEREAS, It is the practice of this Legislative Body to take note of and
publicly acknowledge organizations of remarkable integrity and character
whose endeavors have enhanced the  complexion  of  the  majestic  Empire
State; and
  WHEREAS,  Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its long-
standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly  proud  to  commend
the  Hempstead Bay Power Squadron upon the occasion of hosting its 2014-
2015 Change of Watch Installation Ceremony on Thursday, May 1, 2014; and
  WHEREAS, Organized in 1914, the United  States  Power  Squadron  is  a
nonprofit,  educational  organization  dedicated to making boating safer
and more enjoyable by teaching classes in  seamanship,  navigation,  and
related  subjects;  its  members  are boating families who contribute to
their communities by promoting safe boating through education; and
  WHEREAS, The United States Power Squadron has  nearly  40,000  members
organized into over 400 squadrons across the country, and in some United
States territories; it is America's largest non-profit boating organiza-
tion  and  has  been  honored  by three United States presidents for its
civic contributions; the Hempstead Bay Power Squadron is one such  squa-
dron; and
  WHEREAS,  The  Hempstead  Bay  Power Squadron's activities involve the
three primary objectives of the United States Power  Squadron  including
community service, continuing education, and enjoying the friendship and
camaraderie of its fellow members; and
  WHEREAS, The community and civic services that the Hempstead Bay Power
Squadron  offers  include  boating  safety courses on a regular basis to
boaters in their community, which are open to the  public;  successfully
completing  a  United  States Power Squadron boating safety course meets
the educational requirements for boat operation in all states; in  addi-
tion, in a cooperative program with the United States Coast Guard Auxil-
iary, squadron members conduct courtesy Vessel Safety Checks of boats at
the request of their owners; and
  WHEREAS,  Furthermore,  the  Hempstead Bay Power Squadron members help
the National Ocean Service keep its nautical charts accurate by  report-
ing  chart corrections, and participate in many other community improve-
ment projects; and
  WHEREAS, The  Hempstead  Bay  Power  Squadron  offers  many  carefully
planned  courses  in subjects such as Seamanship, Piloting, Plotting and
Position Finding, Celestial Navigation, Cruise Planning, Engine  Mainte-
nance,  Marine  Electronics,  Sailing,  and much more; these courses are
taught by experienced member instructors, and members who complete  them
are recognized; and
  WHEREAS,  Participating  both on-the-water and off with fellow members
who are skilled in boating is  a  rewarding  and  enjoyable  experience;
on-the-water activities include cruises, rendezvous, sail races, naviga-
tion  contests and even fishing derbies; activities ashore include meet-
ings with marine programs, parties,  dinner-dances,  picnics  and  field
trips; and
  WHEREAS,  It is the sense of this Legislative Body that when organiza-
tions of such noble aims and accomplishments are brought to  our  atten-
tion,  they  should  be celebrated and recognized by all the citizens of
the great State of New York; now, therefore, be it
  RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause  in  its  deliberations  to
commend  the  Hempstead  Bay Power Squadron upon the occasion of hosting

its 2014-2015 Change of Watch Installation Ceremony on May 1, 2014;  and
be it further
  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to the Hempstead Bay Power Squadron.

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