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H*3675
Session 109 (1991-1992) 

H*3675 Concurrent Resolution, By J.M. Baxley, Alexander, M.O. Alexander, 
R.L. Altman, Bailey, J.J. Bailey, K.E. Bailey, B.O. Baker, R.A. Barber, 
D.M. Beasley, D.W. Beatty, L.E. Bennett, Boan, G.A. Brown, H. Brown, J. Brown, 
D.M. Bruce, P.M. Burch, T.M. Burriss, Carnell, Cato, C.D. Chamblee, 
H.H. Clyborne, J.D. Cole, Cooper, K.S. Corbett, Cork, R.S. Corning, 
J.L.M. Cromer, Elliott, L.L. Elliott, Fair, T.L. Farr, J.G. Felder, S.R. Foster, 
R.C. Fulmer, L.E. Gentry, Glover, S.E. Gonzales, J.V. Gregory, H.M. Hallman, 
J.L. Harris, P.B. Harris, Harvin, B.H. Harwell, Haskins, Hayes, B.L. Hendricks, 
J.H. Hodges, D.N. Holt, W.S. Houck, T.E. Huff, M.F. Jaskwhich, J.C. Johnson, 
J.W. Johnson, Keegan, W.P. Keesley, K.G. Kempe, H.H. Keyserling, M.H. Kinon, 
Kirsh, J.R. Klapman, Koon, Lanford, Littlejohn, S.G. Manly, C.V. Marchbanks, 
Martin, D.E. Martin, L.M. Martin, J.G. Mattos, J.G. McAbee, W.S. McCain, McCraw, 
J.T. McElveen, A.C. McGinnis, McKay, M. McLeod, D.E. McTeer, Meacham, Neilson, 
E.L. Nettles, Phillips, Quinn, J. Rama, Rhoad, T.F. Rogers, L.W. Ross, 
I.K. Rudnick, Scott, Sharpe, Sheheen, J.R. Shirley, P.E. Short, R. Smith, 
J.J. Snow, E.C. Stoddard, C.L. Sturkie, Townsend, J.W. Tucker, Vaughn, 
C.Y. Waites, D.C. Waldrop, C.C. Wells, L.S. Whipper, J.M. White, J.B. Wilder, 
Wilkes, Wilkins, D. Williams, J.B. Williams, S.S. Wofford, D.A. Wright, 
R.M. Young and Young-Brickell
 A Concurrent Resolution commending and thanking the Honorable C. Alex Harvin,
 Jr., of Clarendon County for his eleven years of outstanding service on the
 South Carolina Mental Health Commission, extending best wishes for happiness
 following his retirement from the Commission, and designating him as Vice
 Chairman Emeritus of the Commission.

   03/12/91  House  Introduced, adopted, sent to Senate HJ-3
   03/12/91  Senate Introduced, adopted, returned with concurrence SJ-1



A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION

COMMENDING AND THANKING THE HONORABLE C. ALEX HARVIN, JR., OF CLARENDON COUNTY FOR HIS ELEVEN YEARS OF OUTSTANDING SERVICE ON THE SOUTH CAROLINA MENTAL HEALTH COMMISSION, EXTENDING BEST WISHES FOR HAPPINESS FOLLOWING HIS RETIREMENT FROM THE COMMISSION, AND DESIGNATING HIM AS VICE CHAIRMAN EMERITUS OF THE COMMISSION.

Whereas, the Honorable C. Alex Harvin, Jr., of Clarendon County has served on the South Carolina Mental Health Commission since June 5, 1980; and

Whereas, he is currently the commission's vice chairman; and

Whereas, he is retiring from the commission on July 1, 1991, as the senior and longest-serving member; and

Whereas, Mr. Harvin is the founder and the president of the Clarendon County Mental Health Association; and

Whereas, he has held almost every office in the South Carolina Mental Health Association, including serving as president of the statewide association in 1976 and 1977; and

Whereas, he also served as the chairman of the committee responsible for building the state headquarters of the South Carolina Mental Health Association; and

Whereas, he has also been very active in the National Mental Health Association and has worked closely with former First Lady Rosalyn Carter, also serving as an elector from South Carolina for her husband in the 1976 presidential election; and

Whereas, during the eleven years Mr. Harvin has served on the South Carolina Mental Health Commission, the following facilities were built or dedicated: the Frank L. Roddey Pavilion; the Patrick B. Harris Psychiatric Hospital; the Marshall A. Shearouse Pavilion; the Dowdy-Gardner Nursing Care Center; and the Richard Michael Campbell Veterans Nursing Home; and the James F. Byrnes Medical Center changed from a unit at the South Carolina State Hospital to a separate medical/surgical hospital; and

Whereas, the above facilities illustrate the commission's determination to specialize its services and provide appropriate care and treatment for the mentally ill; and

Whereas, while the above facilities were being constructed, the commission also spearheaded the efforts of the South Carolina Department of Mental Health to implement a comprehensive community mental health system which would build on the strengths of each person and provide each one an opportunity to improve his or her quality of life and attain a comfortable level of independence in the community; and

Whereas, Mr. Harvin's wisdom and steadfast leadership as a member of the commission's finance committee and then the policy committee were invaluable to the effectiveness of the commission and the administration of the department; and

Whereas, in July, 1990, Mr. Harvin fully endorsed the concept of the commission periodically holding its meetings at the department's facilities and centers in an effort to promote communication and the exchange of ideas with employees and to become more familiar with the services and programs of the department. The commission has proceeded to carry out this suggestion and has met at several facilities and centers -- to the delight and appreciation of the employees; and

Whereas, Mr. Harvin's strong sense of compassion for the mentally ill and his fervent advocacy for improvement of patient care have served as an inspiration to the management and the employees of the department; and

Whereas, his efforts, contributions, long hours, and dedication of the past eleven years deserve the thanks and commendation of the General Assembly; and

Whereas, his excellent public service also merits his designation as the vice chairman emeritus of the commission. Now, therefore,

Be it resolved by the House of Representatives, the Senate concurring:

That the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina, by this resolution, commends and thanks the Honorable C. Alex Harvin, Jr., of Clarendon County for his eleven years of outstanding service on the South Carolina Mental Health Commission, extends best wishes for happiness following his retirement, and designates him as vice chairman emeritus of the commission.

Be it further resolved that a copy of this resolution be forwarded to each of the following: Mr. Harvin; Dr. Joseph J. Bevilacqua, State Commissioner of Mental Health; Dr. Richard Hardin, chairman of the South Carolina Mental Health Commission; Mr. Harvin's sister, Mrs. R. B. McDuffie; his son and our colleague in the General Assembly, the Honorable C. Alex Harvin, III; and Mr. Harvin's daughter, Mrs. Edward Rogers, Jr.

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