Resolution J74-2013

Honoring Joan Dembinski upon the occasion of her designation as recipient of the 2012 Arts and Culture Award by Senior Services of Albany

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  • Jan 15, 2013: ADOPTED
  • Jan 15, 2013: REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • Jan 10, 2013: REFERRED TO FINANCE

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LEGISLATIVE  RESOLUTION honoring Joan Dembinski upon the occasion of her
designation as recipient of the 2012 Arts and Culture  Award  by  Senior
Services of Albany

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, Joan Dembinski 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 Joan Dembinski
upon  the  occasion of her designation as recipient of the 2012 Arts and
Culture Award by Senior Services of Albany, celebrated at its Third  Age
Achievement Awards Event on Friday, November 16, 2012; and
  WHEREAS,  Joan  Dembinski  has been called upon to contribute her time
and talents to countless civic and charitable endeavors and  has  always
given of herself unstintingly; and
  WHEREAS, Joan Dembinski grew up and continues to reside in Albany, New
York;  she  attended  Albany  Academy for Girls and graduated from Mount
Holyoke College with a degree in Zoology; and
  WHEREAS, Joan Dembinski spent 30 years at Sterling  Winthrop  Research
Institute  evaluating  investigational  medicines  for heart failure and
diabetes in humans;  she  also  spent  20  years  at  Omnicare  Clinical
Research as project director; and
  WHEREAS, After 50 years in medical research, Joan Dembinski decided to
pursue  her love of cooking by enrolling in Schenectady County Community
College's culinary program; and
  WHEREAS, Joan Dembinski graduated at the top of her culinary class and
currently works in the kitchen at Yono's restaurant whipping up homemade
breads and pastries much to the delight of the customers and staff; and
  WHEREAS, This extraordinary woman is a silver medal contest winner  of
the  American  Culinary  Federation's Annual Competition Classic held at
Schenectady Community College and was on the team that won a gold  medal
at the Knowledge Bowl ACF Competition held in Hershey, Pennsylvania; and
  WHEREAS, Joan Dembinski continues to travel and volunteer at the Equi-
nox Thanksgiving Event and Honest Weight Food Co-Op; and
  WHEREAS,  Throughout  the  entire  period  of her community service, a
period of constructive involvement, Joan Dembinski has stood constant in
dignity, good grace and humor; and
  WHEREAS, Rare indeed is the impressive dedication shown by an individ-
ual for the  benefit  of  others  which  Joan  Dembinski  has  displayed
throughout her life; and
  WHEREAS,  It  is the sense of this Legislative Body that when individ-
uals of such noble aims and accomplishments are brought  to  our  atten-
tion,  they  should  be celebrated and recognized by all the citizens of
this great Empire State; now, therefore, be it
  RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause  in  its  deliberations  to
honor  Joan  Dembinski upon the occasion of her designation as recipient
of the 2012 Arts and Culture Award by Senior Services of Albany; and  be
it further
  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Joan Dembinski.

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