Resolution J992-2013

Commending Doris Kearns Goodwin upon the occasion of her designation for special recognition as a 2013 Gala Honoree

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  • Mar 25, 2013: ADOPTED
  • Mar 25, 2013: REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • Mar 22, 2013: REFERRED TO FINANCE

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION commending Doris Kearns Goodwin upon the occasion
of her designation for special recognition as a 2013 Gala Honoree by the
Rockville Centre Education Foundation

WHEREAS,  It  is the sense of this Legislative Body to recognize and pay
tribute to those distinguished citizens who devote their time and  ener-
gies  to the service of their community and profession, participating in
civic affairs and enhancing the character and quality of  life  for  all
citizens; and
  WHEREAS,  Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its long-
standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly  proud  to  commend
Doris  Kearns  Goodwin  upon the occasion of her designation for special
recognition as a 2013 Gala Honoree by  the  Rockville  Centre  Education
Foundation  to  be  celebrated at its Annual Gala on Saturday, April 20,
2013, at the Madison Theatre at Molloy College,  Rockville  Centre,  New
York; and
  WHEREAS,  Since  1991,  the  Rockville Centre Education Foundation has
been enriching the classroom experience by funding  grants  to  teachers
for schools in Rockville's elementary, middle and high schools; and
  WHEREAS,  A  Pulitzer  Prize-winning  historian  and biographer, Doris
Kearns Goodwin is the author of five best-selling biographies; her  book
TEAM OF RIVALS: THE POLITICAL GENIUS OF ABRAHAM LINCOLN is the basis for
Steven Spielberg's critically acclaimed film "Lincoln"; and
  WHEREAS,  WAIT  TILL  NEXT YEAR is Doris Kearns Goodwin's touching and
best-selling memoir of growing up in Rockville Centre, in love with  her
neighborhood, family and baseball; and
  WHEREAS,  In  WAIT TILL NEXT YEAR, Doris Kearns Goodwin introduces her
readers to the two people who most influenced her  early  in  life,  the
first  being her mother, who taught her the joy of books, and the second
being her father, who taught her the joy of baseball; and
  WHEREAS, As an historian and  political  news  analyst,  Doris  Kearns
Goodwin  frequently appears on national television offering keen histor-
ical perspective on political and current events; and
  WHEREAS, Doris Kearns Goodwin, who began her academic  career  in  the
Rockville  Centre  school  system,  received her Bachelor of Arts degree
from Colby College, where she was elected to Phi Beta Kappa; and
  WHEREAS, Furthermore, Doris Kearns Goodwin earned her Ph.D. in Govern-
ment from Harvard University, and has been a Woodrow Wilson Fellow and a
White House Fellow; and
  WHEREAS, With her nationally acclaimed writing accomplishments and her
deep connections to Rockville Centre, Doris Kearns Goodwin is the  quin-
tessential selection for Gala Honoree; and
  WHEREAS,  It  is  the practice of this Legislative Body that those who
enhance the quality of life in their community and have shown a long and
sustained commitment to the  maintenance  of  high  standards  in  their
profession,  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
commend  Doris  Kearns  Goodwin upon the occasion of her designation for
special recognition as a 2013  Gala  Honoree  by  the  Rockville  Centre
Education Foundation; and be it further
  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Doris Kearns Goodwin.

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