Bill Text: NY J02062 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced

Bill Title: Commemorating the 100th Anniversary of the YMCA of Long Island

Spectrum: Slight Partisan Bill (Democrat 6-2)

Status: (Passed) 2019-06-18 - ADOPTED [J02062 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-J02062-Introduced.html

Senate Resolution No. 2062


        COMMEMORATING the 100th Anniversary of the YMCA of
        Long Island

  WHEREAS,  In  the  course of the evolving development of this Empire
State, if the ingredients of  shared  concern  and  responsive  endeavor
combine  in  the  commitment  to  society,  there have emerged among the
distinguished citizens of the State of New  York  certain  organizations
which warrant special recognition; and

  WHEREAS,  It  is the sense of this Legislative Body to commend those
illustrious organizations of the State  of  New  York  whose  focus  and
intent  have  made  a substantial impact on the quality of life in their
communities; and

  WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and  in  full  accord  with  its
long-standing  traditions,  this  Legislative  Body  is  justly proud to
commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the  YMCA  of  Long  Island  to  be
celebrated at a Gala on Thursday, September 19, 2019, at the Piermont in
Babylon, New York; and

  WHEREAS,  In  addition,  the  Bay  Shore,  East  Hampton, Glen Cove,
Huntington and Patchogue branches will observe this auspicious  occasion
with their members at parties held on Thursday, September 5, 2019; and

  WHEREAS,  The  YMCA  is  dedicated  to  building strong kids, strong
families, and strong communities by providing a wide variety of programs
and services to people of all ages, incomes and abilities; and

  WHEREAS, In 1919, the YMCA of Long Island was formally  incorporated
to serve youth and families in both Nassau and Suffolk County; and

  WHEREAS,  In  1930, the YMCA of Long Island started Hi-Y Programs in
local high schools, actively sought membership of minority  populations,
and began admitting females to its programs; and

  WHEREAS,  During  the 1950s, the first YMCA was built in Huntington,
New York, and the Neighborhood House YMCA opened in Glen Cove, New York;
in 1963, the North Central Suffolk YMCA in Smithtown was built; and

  WHEREAS, In 1970, Outreach  Services,  also  known  as  YMCA  Family
Services,  was  created  in  Bay  Shore,  New  York, to provide juvenile
delinquency prevention, counseling services, and a Teen Center for local
youth; in that same year, the Special Services Division, also  known  as
the  Child  Care  Branch,  was  created  to provide Day Care Services to
families; and

  WHEREAS, The Brookhaven Roe Y Center branch opened in 1978, and  the
Brookhaven East Branch opened in 1983; six years later, the two branches
merged; and

  WHEREAS, After raising the necessary funds, the Great South Bay YMCA
in  Bay  Shore  was founded in 1991; throughout the next decade, various
branches made many improvements and renovations; and

  WHEREAS,  The  next  century  brought  further changes to this vital
organization; corporate offices were relocated,  and  the  YMCA  entered
into  an  agreement  with the Town of East Hampton to operate and manage
the YMCA East Hampton RECenter; and

  WHEREAS, In 2004, the YMCA Boulton Center for  the  Performing  Arts
opened in downtown Bay Shore, and in 2009, the Martone Children's Center
was launched at the YMCA at Glen Cove; and

  WHEREAS,  Both the Patchogue Family YMCA and the Sammis Family Child
Care Center at the Huntington YMCA opened in 2010; two years later, Anne
N.  Brigis became the first female President and CEO of the YMCA of Long
Island; and

  WHEREAS, In 2019, the Huntington YMCA Jorge  Family  Healthy  Living
Center  opened  its  doors  to the public for the first time; today, the
YMCA of Long Island continues efforts to build a future  branch  in  the
hamlet of Wyandanch, New York; and

  WHEREAS,  Over  its distinguished 100 year history, the YMCA of Long
Island  has  demonstrated  continuous  service  to  the  residents   and
communities which it serves; since its inception, it has strived to be a
place  to  nurture  the potential of every child and teen, be a place to
build a healthy body and mind,  be  a  place  for  a  helping  hand  and
shoulder to lean on, and ultimately be a place to call home; and

  WHEREAS,  The  success  of  the  YMCA  of  Long  Island is in direct
correlation to the efforts of  its  staff,  whose  involvement  is,  and
always has been, characterized by an impressive commitment, an unbridled
enthusiasm,   and  an  uncompromising  standard  of  excellence  in  all
endeavors on behalf of the organization and the community it serves; and

  WHEREAS, In light  of  its  commitment,  dedication  and  successful
efforts, it is the custom of this Legislative Body to extend its highest
commendation to the YMCA of Long Island; now, therefore, be it

  RESOLVED,  That  this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
commemorate the  100th  Anniversary  of  the  YMCA  of  Long  Island  on
September 19, 2019; and be it further

  RESOLVED,  That  a  copy  of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be
transmitted to Anne N. Brigis, President/CEO, YMCA of Long Island.