Sponsor: Roberts / Multi-sponsor(s): Boyland, Castro, Cook, DenDekker, Farrell, Heastie, Linares, Magee, McEneny, Perry, Reilly, Rivera P, Scarborough, Schimel, Wright
Law Section: Resolutions, Legislative
- Feb 29, 2012: adopted
LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION commending Imperial Commandress Ruth Mayfield Ellerbe as she is honored by the Imperial Court, Daughters of Isis and the Ancient Egyptian Arabic Order Nobles of the Mystic Shrine, Prince Hall Affiliation WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body to recognize that the quality and character of life are reflective of the concerned and dedi cated efforts of individuals and organizations which devote themselves to the welfare of others; and WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern and fully in accord with its long standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to recognize and commend Ruth Mayfield Ellerbe upon the occasion of her designation for special honor by the Imperial Court, Daughters of Isis and the Ancient Egyptian Arabic Order Nobles of the Mystic Shrine, Prince Hall Affiliation; and WHEREAS, A Testimonial Banquet Weekend will be held in Ruth M. Ellerbe's honor on Thursday, April 19th, 2012 through Sunday, April 22nd, 2012 at Harrah's Hotel, Atlantic City, New Jersey, during which she will fittingly be recognized for her outstanding achievements and contributions within the Masonic organizations, the Imperial Court, Daughters of Isis, and her community; and WHEREAS, The Imperial Court, Daughters of Isis, is a charitable and benevolent organization which stresses the development of powerful lead ers, encourages health awareness among youth and adults, provides services to help disabled and senior citizens, provides for effective networking among its members and other organizations, recognizes and celebrates the historic and current achievement of African American women, exerts positive influence and utilizes the tool of role modeling for youth, teenage mothers, high school and college students, and disseminates information for educational opportunities and career plan ning to youth and young adults; and WHEREAS, Ruth M. Ellerbe was inducted into the Imperial Court, Daugh ters of Isis' Abu-Bekr Court No. 74, Brooklyn, New York in 1976 and since then, she has used her love for the order as a catalyst which led her to achieve many goals personally, professionally, and within the order; and WHEREAS, Ruth M. Ellerbe has been recognized many times and has received such honors as the Black Achievers in Industry Award and a U.S. Congressional Record Award, presented by Congressman Adolphus Towns, as well as numerous community service accolades; and WHEREAS, Over the years, Ruth M. Ellerbe has held many offices in the Imperial Court, Daughters of Isis Community; she is a Past Imperial Deputy for the Desert of New York; Past Co-Regional Directress, Imperial Court, Daughters of Isis; and was honored as Past Worthy Matron of Chap ter No. 54, Order of the Eastern Star, New York State, Prince Hall Affiliation; and WHEREAS, The title of Imperial Commandress, Imperial Court Daughters of Isis was bestowed upon Ruth Mayfield Ellerbe in 2011; and WHEREAS, Also in 2011, Ruth M. Ellerbe was honored as the Honorary State Loyal Lady Ruler, Order of the Golden Circle New York State Assem bly, Auxiliary to the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, Northern Jurisdiction and was recognized, as well, as the Honorary "Golden Girl," Order of the Golden Circle New York State Assembly, Auxiliary to the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, Southern Jurisdiction; and WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body that when individ uals of such commitment, dedication and accomplishment are brought to our attention, they should be recognized and extolled for the edifica tion and emulation of others; now, therefore, be it RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to, with great pride, recognize Imperial Commandress Ruth Mayfield Ellerbe for her outstanding achievements and service as the Imperial Court, Daughters of Isis and the Ancient Egyptian Arabic Order Nobles of the Mystic Shrine, Prince Hall Affiliation pays tribute to her during a special Testimonial Banquet Weekend being held in her honor on Thursday, April 19th, 2012 through Sunday, April 22nd, 2012; and be it further RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran smitted to Imperial Commandress Ruth Mayfield Ellerbe.