Resolution J6121-2013

Memorializing Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to proclaim October 2014 as Italian Heritage and Culture Month in the State of New York

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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  memorializing  Governor  Andrew  M.  Cuomo  to
proclaim October 2014 as Italian Heritage and Culture Month in the State
of New York

WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative  Body  to  pay  tribute  to
those  whose  true  purpose and worthy accomplishment foster a spirit of
community as they promote and recognize the goals and ideals of the rich
cultural heritage of the Italian community; and
  WHEREAS, This Legislative Body is justly proud to memorialize Governor
Andrew M. Cuomo to proclaim October 2014 as Italian Heritage and Culture
Month in the State of New York; and
  WHEREAS, The Italian Heritage and  Culture  Committee  (IHCC)  of  New
York,  a  not-for-profit  organization,  was founded in 1976; Dr. Angelo
Gimondo, its Founding Chairman, has played a leadership role  since  the
beginning;  its  Board  of  Directors is composed of prominent represen-
tatives of New York's  Italian-American  community,  and  Joseph  Sciame
continues to ably serve as its President and Chairman; and
  WHEREAS,  IHCC's  Board of Directors, consisting of Italian and Itali-
an-American leaders in Greater  New  York,  announced  the  2014  theme:
Celebrating    the    Italian   American   Experience...   Legends   and
Icons...Italian Americans in Sports; and
  WHEREAS, The theme, which parallels the theme announced by the Italian
Embassy in Washington, D.C., is celebrated throughout this  year,  espe-
cially highlighted during Italian Heritage and Culture Month; and
  WHEREAS,  Throughout  the  year,  there will be events celebrating the
lives and legends of Italian Americans in Sports, several  of  whom  are
role  models  to  many;  in  addition,  there  will be related lectures,
panels, receptions and proclamations at every level  of  government,  in
collaboration  with  the Italian Consulate, educational institutions and
other community organizations; and
  WHEREAS, Following last year's theme of "Year of  Italian  Culture  in
the  United  States," the IHCC-NY agreed it was appropriate to celebrate
the Italian American Experience in Sports, and applaud so many first and
second generation Italian Americans, from modest, immigrant origins  who
reached  the  top  of their field, through hard work, perseverance, good
moral character and, love for family and their country, America; and
  WHEREAS, The celebration of Italian Heritage and Culture, which  began
as  a  week-long event, has grown to a month-long celebration of special
events and programs  organized  and  hosted  by  cultural  associations,
community  centers, libraries, schools and universities during the month
of October; and
  WHEREAS, Each October is dedicated to a specific theme or  personality
representative  of the history and culture of Italy and Italian-America-
na; October 2014 marks the 38th  Anniversary  of  Italian  Heritage  and
Culture Month; and
  WHEREAS,  Italian-American  cultural  events  and  programs venerating
Italian history, culture, and  the  many  significant  contributions  of
Italians,  Italian-Americans,  and  Italian culture to America will take
place throughout New York State during this special month for people  of
all cultures to enjoy; now, therefore, be it
  RESOLVED,  That  this  Legislative  Body pause in its deliberations to
memorialize Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to proclaim October 2014 as Italian
Heritage and Culture Month in the State of New York; and be it further
  RESOLVED, That copies of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to The Honorable Andrew M. Cuomo, Governor of the State  of  New
York;  and Joseph Sciame, President and Chairman of the Italian Heritage
and Cultural Committee of New York, Inc.

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