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SenateBill Number: 820Primary Sponsor: DrummondType of Legislation: CRSubject: Bishop, Mrs. Martha ThurmondDate Bill Passed both Bodies: Mar 28, 1991Computer Document Number: JIC/5493.HCIntroduced Date: Mar 27, 1991Last History Body: SenateLast History Date: Mar 28, 1991Last History Type: Received from HouseScope of Legislation: StatewideAll Sponsors: Drummond Bryan Courson Fielding Giese Gilbert Hayes Helmly Hinds Hinson Holland Land Leatherman Leventis Long Lourie Macaulay Martin Martschink Matthews McConnell McGill Mitchell Moore Mullinax O'Dell Passailaigue Patterson Peeler Pope Reese Rose Russell Saleeby Setzler Shealy J. Verne Smith Nell W. Smith Stilwell Thomas Waddell Washington Williams WilsonType of Legislation: Concurrent Resolution
Bill Body Date Action Description CMN ---- ------ ------------ ------------------------------ --- 820 Senate Mar 28, 1991 Received from House 820 House Mar 28, 1991 Introduced, adopted, returned with concurrence 820 Senate Mar 27, 1991 Introduced, adopted, sent to HouseView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
EXPRESSING THE CONGRATULATIONS OF THE MEMBERS OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY TO MRS. MARTHA THURMOND BISHOP OF GREENWOOD ON HER SELECTION AS SOUTH CAROLINA MOTHER OF THE YEAR FOR 1991.
Whereas, the members of the General Assembly were delighted to learn that Mrs. Martha Thurmond Bishop of Greenwood has been selected by the South Carolina Mother's Committee as the South Carolina Mother of the Year for 1991; and
Whereas, Mrs. Bishop's outstanding qualities were evidenced in her earliest activities, as salutatorian of her Edgefield High School graduating class and at Winthrop College, where she served on the Student Council, the Y.M.C.A. cabinet, as House Marshall, and as a member of the Honor Society Phi Kappa Phi before graduating with a B.S. degree in Home Economics; and
Whereas, after college, she married Dr. Walter Bishop of Greenwood, raising a family of four sons and now nine grandchildren; and
Whereas, while her husband was in military service during World War II she managed to remain active in the community even with two children under four years of age, working with the NYO by traveling the county working with youth groups teaching, canning, and preserving of fruits and vegetables and other ways to help families cope with wartime shortages; and
Whereas, Mrs. Bishop taught in the public schools, at the Connie Maxwell Children's Home, and at Lander until her retirement in 1976, when she received one of the first two medallions presented by Lander College for her outstanding service, including her service on the board of the Lander Foundation; and
Whereas, she has been active in the life of the First Baptist Church of Greenwood, where she was the first woman to serve as deacon, in addition to her service as a Sunday school teacher, director of the Church Women, and service on many important church committees, including the Policy Committee, Pulpit Committee, and Building Committee; and
Whereas, Mrs. Bishop has been deeply involved in the life of the Greenwood community through numerous civic endeavors, including service as president of the PTA, member of the YMCA board when the first Greenwood facility was constructed, past co-chairman of the March of Dimes, past member of the United Way board, and of the board of the Bowers-Rogers Home for Abused Children, among many other community activities; and
Whereas, it is appropriate for members of the General Assembly to pause in their deliberations so that they may recognize and congratulate so distinguished a daughter of South Carolina and add their wholehearted endorsement to the action of the South Carolina Mother's Committee in naming Mrs. Martha Thurmond Bishop as 1991 South Carolina Mother of the Year. Now, therefore,
Be it resolved by the Senate, the House of Representatives concurring:
That the members of the General Assembly express congratulations to Mrs. Martha Thurmond Bishop of Greenwood on her selection as South Carolina Mother of the Year for 1991.
Be it further resolved that a copy of this resolution be forwarded to Mrs. Bishop.