Resolution J6116-2013

Commemorating the 127th anniversary of the Alpha Chapter No. 1, Order of Eastern Star in the fall of 2014

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  • Jun 20, 2014: ADOPTED
  • Jun 20, 2014: REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • Jun 17, 2014: REFERRED TO FINANCE

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LEGISLATIVE  RESOLUTION commemorating the 127th anniversary of the Alpha
Chapter No. 1, Order of the Eastern Star in the fall of 2014

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  commem-
orate  the  127th  anniversary  of the Alpha Chapter No. 1, Order of the
Eastern Star in the Fall of 2014; and
  WHEREAS, The Alpha Chapter No. 1, Order  of  the  Eastern  Star  is  a
community  based  charitable  organization  with  a mission of providing
cultural enrichment, education and information and a framework for self-
empowerment; and
  WHEREAS, The Order of The Eastern Star is the largest Fraternal Organ-
ization in the world to which both women and men can belong; its objects
and purposes are the cultivation of charitable and  fraternal  practices
and an obligation to aid and assist fellow members in time of need; and
  WHEREAS,  Dedicated  to  the  principles  of charity, truth and loving
kindness, the Alpha Chapter No.  1,  Order  of  Eastern  Star,  provides
donations to numerous causes throughout the State and Nation; and
  WHEREAS,  This  esteemed organization was granted a warrant in 1894 by
the Royal Arch Masons under which  it  operated  until  1919  when  Mrs.
Hattie  Brown,  Grand  Worthy Matron, called in all the Royal Arch seals
and issued new ones under the seal of Eureka Grand Chapter; and
  WHEREAS, Today, Alpha Chapter No. 1 has the distinction of  being  the
oldest  Eastern  Star Chapter in the United States, as it celebrates its
127th Anniversary; and
  WHEREAS, Under the able leadership of its Worthy Matron, Sister  Feli-
cia  G.  Watson, Alpha Chapter No. 1 is poised to continue its tradition
of service far into the future; and
  WHEREAS, It is the sense of  this  Legislative  Body  that  those  who
enhance  the well-being and vitality of their community and have shown a
long and sustained commitment to excellence certainly  have  earned  the
recognition and applause of all the citizens of this great Empire State;
now, therefore, be it
  RESOLVED,  That  this  Legislative  Body pause in its deliberations to
commemorate the 127th anniversary of the Alpha Chapter No. 1,  Order  of
the Eastern Star; and be it further
  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted  to Sister Felicia G. Watson, Worthy Matron of Alpha Chapter No.
1, Order of the Eastern Star.

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