Resolution J5815-2013

Honoring Hilda Rogers upon the occasion of her designation for special recognition by the Zeta Zeta Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc.

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  • Jun 12, 2014: ADOPTED
  • Jun 12, 2014: REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • Jun 10, 2014: REFERRED TO FINANCE

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LEGISLATIVE  RESOLUTION  honoring  Hilda Rogers upon the occasion of her
designation for special recognition by the Zeta Zeta Lambda  Chapter  of
Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc.

WHEREAS,  It is the sense of this Legislative Body to recognize that the
quality and character of life in the communities across New  York  State
are reflective of the concerned and dedicated efforts of those organiza-
tions  and individuals who would devote themselves to the welfare of the
community and its citizenry; and
  WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its  long-
standing  traditions,  this  Legislative  Body  is justly proud to honor
Hilda Rogers upon the occasion of her designation for  special  recogni-
tion  by the Zeta Zeta Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc.
to be celebrated on Saturday, June 21, 2014; and
  WHEREAS, Hilda Rogers was born and raised in  Bessemer,  Alabama,  and
received  a  Bachelor  of  Arts degree from Knoxville College with addi-
tional studies at New York University; and
  WHEREAS, A gifted administrator, Hilda Rogers worked for the New  York
City  Housing  Authority  for  32  years; during this time she held such
important positions as Staff Representative for the Department of Commu-
nity Affairs and Assistant Chief of the  Drug  Elimination  Program;  in
2002,  she retired from the Housing Authority as Director of the Manhat-
tanville Community Center; and
  WHEREAS, Since July 2010, this esteemed woman has served as  Executive
Director  of  Alpha Phi Alpha Senior Citizens Center in Cambria Heights,
New York, where her outstanding character and intelligence have left  an
indelible mark; and
  WHEREAS,  Hilda  Rogers  eloquently  demonstrated  her  organizational
skills by working with her fellow senior center  directors  to  campaign
against  threatened  closures  due  to  future  state and city budgetary
shortfalls; and
  WHEREAS, Hilda Rogers is a member of multiple civic  and  professional
organizations  including  Alpha  Kappa  Alpha  Sorority,  and the Queens
Botanical Gardens, where she is Assistant Treasurer; she also serves  as
a  member  of  the Board of Directors at the Queens Sickle Cell Advocacy
Network and Charles R. Drew Early Learning Center; and
  WHEREAS, A proud member of the NAACP, Hilda Rogers' volunteer  service
with  the organization spans 38 years; she served admirably as President
of the New York City Housing Authority Branch and as  Regional  Director
of  the  Metropolitan  Council  of  NAACP Branches; in addition, she has
served on the NAACP's National Nominating  Committee  and  the  National
Election  Supervisory  Committee, as well as the Northeast Region Direc-
tor; and
  WHEREAS, This remarkable woman has  been  the  recipient  of  numerous
awards  and honors, including the Outstanding Achievement Award from the
New York City Housing Authority Guardians;  the  NAACP  New  York  State
Conference  E.T.  Reed  Award;  and  the New York City Commission on the
Status of Women Award and Community Service Award; and
  WHEREAS, Rare indeed is the impressive dedication shown by an individ-
ual for the benefit of others which Hilda Rogers has displayed  through-
out her life; and
  WHEREAS,  It is the sense of this Legislative Body to commend individ-
uals of outstanding character, who have shown initiative and  commitment
toward  constantly  pursuing  higher goals for themselves, and acting as
role models of leadership to be emulated by both peers and young people;
now, therefore, be it

  RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause  in  its  deliberations  to
honor  Hilda  Rogers  upon  the  occasion of her designation for special
recognition by the Zeta Zeta Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraterni-
ty Inc.; and be it further
  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Hilda Rogers.

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