Resolution J824-2013

Honoring Larry Becker upon the occasion of his induction into the New York State Outdoorsmen Hall of Fame

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  • Mar 14, 2013: ADOPTED
  • Mar 14, 2013: REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • Mar 11, 2013: REFERRED TO FINANCE

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LEGISLATIVE  RESOLUTION  honoring  Larry Becker upon the occasion of his
induction into the New York State Outdoorsmen Hall of Fame as  a  Member
of the Class of 2013

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, It is the sense of this Legislative Body to  pay  tribute  to
outstanding  individuals who distinguish themselves through their excep-
tional performance, attaining  unprecedented  success  and  the  highest
level of personal achievement; and
  WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and fully in accord with its long-
standing  traditions, it is the intent of this Legislative Body to honor
Larry Becker upon the occasion of his induction into the New York  State
Outdoorsmen  Hall  of Fame as a Member of the Class of 2013 on Saturday,
April 27, 2013, at the New York State Outdoorsman Hall  of  Fame  Annual
Banquet, to be held at The Rusty Rail in Canastota, New York; and
  WHEREAS,  Organized  in  1983 as the Outdoorsmen Hall of Fame, the New
York State Outdoorsmen Hall of Fame (NYSOHOF) was formed to seek out and
honor those individuals who not only have exhibited  genuine  excellence
in  hunting,  fishing,  trapping,  and  related outdoor sports, but have
demonstrated sincere and  continuing  dedication  to  natural  resources
conservation;  these  individuals  are  honored  "not for what they have
taken, but for what they have given"; and
  WHEREAS, The NYSOHOF promotes, organizes and  participates  in  activ-
ities  which  are directed toward youth, their education, and the educa-
tion of others with the belief that through a  better  understanding  of
man's  relationship with his environment comes a better understanding of
one's place and purpose therein; and
  WHEREAS, Larry Becker of Gainesville, New York, is a leader and  opin-
ion maker within the Western New York and statewide sportsmen community;
he  has  been  a  leading  advocate for the concerns of sportsmen and an
articulate voice on behalf of conservationists everywhere; and
  WHEREAS, The leadership of Larry Becker on issues affecting  sportsmen
and  conservationists in New York State is evidenced by his chairmanship
of the New York State Sportsmen's Advisory Council, a  division  of  the
New York State Legislative Sportsmen's Caucus; and
  WHEREAS,  Larry Becker has had a lengthy and distinguished involvement
with the National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF); he joined NWTF in  1987
and  served  the  New York's Lake Plains Chapter, as well as serving the
Wyoming County Gobblers in a variety of roles, including as NWTF  repre-
sentative for the Wyoming County Wildlife Federation of Sportsmen; and
  WHEREAS, In addition, Larry Becker served as President of the New York
State  Chapter  of NWTF, as President of his local chapter, and Chairman
of the New York State Chapter Wild Turkey Woodlands Committee; and
  WHEREAS, In 2013, Larry Becker was awarded a Latham Service Award  for
his dedication in carrying out NWTF's mission of conserving wild turkeys
and  preserving  our  hunting  heritage;  he knows that conservation and
hunting go hand-in-hand; and
  WHEREAS, In addition, Larry Becker is a member of  both  the  National
Rifle  Association  and  Rocky  Mountain  Elk  Foundation,  and has been
honored as the  2010  New  York  State  Conservation  Council  Volunteer
Conservationist of the Year; and
  WHEREAS,  This Legislative Body is moved to honor Larry Becker for his
extraordinary accomplishments which are a tribute to  his  skill,  dedi-
cation and commitment; 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 recognized by all the citizens of this great Empire
State; now, therefore, be it
  RESOLVED,  That  this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations with
praise and pride  to  honor  Larry  Becker  upon  the  occasion  of  his
induction  into  the New York State Outdoorsmen Hall of Fame as a Member
of the Class of 2013; and be it further
  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Larry Becker.

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