Resolution J5861-2013

honoring Rose M. Fleming for her many years of distinguished community service and years as an educator

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  • Jun 17, 2014: ADOPTED
  • Jun 17, 2014: REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • Jun 12, 2014: REFERRED TO FINANCE

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LEGISLATIVE  RESOLUTION  honoring  Rose M. Fleming for her many years of
distinguished community service and years as an  educator  to  be  cele-
brated July 3, 2014

WHEREAS,  Individuals  who give of their time and energies and serve the
best interests of their communities are an asset beyond remuneration and
cannot be sufficiently extolled; and
  WHEREAS, Rose M. Fleming has given not only of her time  and  energies
but also of her competence, intelligence and leadership and consequently
has been designated for special honor; and
  WHEREAS,  This Legislative Body is justly proud to honor Rose M. Flem-
ing for her many years of distinguished community service and  years  as
an educator to be celebrated July 3, 2014; and
  WHEREAS, Born in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, Rose Marie Fleming graduated at
the  top of her class with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology; soon
after graduation, she decided to broaden her horizons and moved  to  New
York City; and
  WHEREAS,  While  living  in  New  York,  Rose  M. Fleming married, was
widowed and raised five children, Robert, Regina, Robin, Rita and Roger;
and
  WHEREAS, Rose M. Fleming met every obstacle and challenge  with  faith
and  endurance; she emphasized the importance of religion, education and
good work ethics to her children; and
  WHEREAS, Rose M. Fleming enjoyed spending time  at  the  Far  Rockaway
Branch of the Public Library; before computers, she would hand write and
categorize  the  hundreds of books her children would check out and read
from the library each year; and
  WHEREAS, With her guidance, her children hold 11 degrees  between  the
five  of  them;  in  addition, they have been the recipients of numerous
community service awards for their volunteerism; and
  WHEREAS, Rose M. Fleming has been an educator for over 30 years in the
New York School system and for over 40 years in the Rockaway  community;
she has served as a volunteer at P.S. 104 in Far Rockaway, as a parapro-
fessional  in Maxwell High School, Brooklyn, New York and currently as a
paraprofessional at Beach Channel High School in Rockaway Park, New York
which she will be retiring from in June 2014; and
  WHEREAS,  Her  passion  and  dedication  for  children  is  well-known
throughout  the Far Rockaway area, whether it is providing donations for
prom dresses, buying notebooks for students or simply making a student's
day by giving them a birthday card; and
  WHEREAS, Affectionately known as Grandma Rose, Rose M.  Fleming  is  a
gentle  leader  to  many,  always  displaying the teachings of kindness,
generosity and love; and
  WHEREAS, A member of First Baptist  Church  in  Far  Rockaway  for  40
years, Rose M. Fleming has been the Nursery and Kindergarten teacher for
over  20  years;  she is a member of the Mother's Day board which raises
money for high school students to go to college, directs the  children's
special  Sunday  School  Programs  and  participates  in  Vacation Bible
School; and
  WHEREAS, Even a chance meeting with 75 year-old Rose  M.  Fleming  can
both  enhance and change one's life; with a heart for children, a loving
spirit, a  commitment  to  education  and  community  involvement,  this
extraordinary  woman  is  creating  a legacy that will stand the test of
time; and
  WHEREAS, Rare indeed is the impressive dedication shown by an individ-
ual for the benefit of  others  which  Rose  M.  Fleming  has  displayed
throughout her life; now, therefore, be it

  RESOLVED,  That  this  Legislative  Body pause in its deliberations to
honor Rose M. Fleming for her  many  years  of  distinguished  community
service  and  years as an educator to be celebrated July 3, 2014; and be
it further
  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Rose M. Fleming.

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