Resolution J906-2013

Commending the Westchester Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority upon the occasion of celebrating its more than 50 years of public service

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  • Mar 19, 2013: ADOPTED
  • Mar 19, 2013: REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • Mar 15, 2013: REFERRED TO FINANCE

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LEGISLATIVE  RESOLUTION  commending  the  Westchester Alumnae Chapter of
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority upon the occasion  of  celebrating  its  more
than 50 years of public service

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 that are devoted 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 commend
the Westchester Alumnae Chapter of the Delta Sigma Theta  Sorority  upon
the  occasion  of  celebrating its more than 50 years of public service;
and
  WHEREAS, The Westchester Alumnae Chapter  of  the  Delta  Sigma  Theta
Sorority was chartered on October 31, 1959; and
  WHEREAS,  For  more  than 50 years, the Westchester Alumnae Chapter of
the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority has upheld the  sorority's  tradition  of
public  service  to  the community through programs that initiate social
change, encourage academic excellence and  elevate  cultural  awareness,
based  on  the  organization's  five point programmatic thrust: economic
development,  educational  development,  international   awareness   and
involvement,  physical  and  mental  health, and political awareness and
involvement; and
  WHEREAS, The Westchester Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority
recognizes the quality social, political, educational, and arts programs
in the demographically diverse Westchester County, New York; perpetuates
the charter members' vision by creating, developing, and executing inno-
vative, timely and relevant programs that benefit the community; and
  WHEREAS, Historically, the Westchester Alumnae Chapter of Delta  Sigma
Theta  Sorority  has  implanted  innovative  programs  that  have become
national sorority initiatives; it was the first chapter  to  host  first
weekend  screenings of feature films made by and about people of African
descent; it annually holds a "Toast to Spring" scholarship  brunch;  and
its  members  are  active  participants  at  the sorority's regional and
national levels; and
  WHEREAS, Westchester Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta is an  award
winning  chapter,  it  won  the Eastern Region Chapter of the Year Award
(2007) and earned national recognition  with  the  National  Council  of
Negro Women Mary McLeod Bethune Award (2006); and
  WHEREAS,  In addition, the local and international activism efforts of
the Westchester Alumnae Chapter  of  Delta  Sigma  Theta  have  received
acclaim; and
  WHEREAS,  With  a  membership  of  nearly 200, the Westchester Alumnae
Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta under  the  leadership  of  its  President,
Margaret  Bing-Wade,  continues  its commitment to developing and imple-
menting quality, ground breaking  programs  that  effectively  meet  the
needs of the community; and
  WHEREAS,  This  auspicious  occasion presents a unique opportunity for
this Legislative Body to recognize and pay tribute  to  the  Westchester
Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority; and
  WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body to call attention to
organizations  such  as  the  Westchester Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma
Theta Sorority, which serve to bring  people  together  for  the  united
purpose  of  actively  pursuing  improvements in their communities; now,
therefore, be it

  RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause  in  its  deliberations  to
commend  the  Westchester  Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority
upon the occasion of celebrating  its  more  than  50  years  of  public
service; and be it further
  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted  to the Westchester Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorori-
ty.

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