Current Status Bill Number:
4177Type of Legislation: Concurrent Resolution CRIntroducing Body: HouseIntroduced Date: 19950502Primary Sponsor: AndersonAll Sponsors: AndersonDrafted Document Number: bbm\10231jm.95Date Bill Passed both Bodies: 19950503Subject: Dorothy Brockman
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SALUTING DOROTHY BROCKMAN OF GREENVILLE COUNTY FOR HER LENGTHY SERVICE AND COUNTLESS CONTRIBUTIONS WHICH HAVE UPLIFTED THE AFRICAN AMERICAN COMMUNITY AND FOR HER DEDICATION AND WILLING SACRIFICES WHICH HAVE SERVED TO GENERATE PRIDE AND SELF-ESTEEM IN OTHERS.
Whereas, Dorothy Brockman has served as a point of light in Greenville County for over fifty years by uplifting the African American community with her dedicated generous service and willing sacrifices; although she retired in 1990 after forty years of service with the City Recreational Department, she has continued to program and supervise senior and youth programs; she still contributes forty hours each week volunteer service, 2,000 hours annually, saving the city approximately $30,000.00 yearly; and
Whereas, a graduate of Sterling High School in Greenville, she attended North Carolina State College and later graduated from the National Recreational Association of America; and
Whereas, Ms. Brockman began the "Miss Parks and Recreation Pageant" forty-one years ago with a small group of volunteers; the pageant provides opportunities for the developing of charm, beauty, talent, and culture among American women, teenagers, and girls without which few, if any, opportunities would be available; participants from the pageant have won scholarships allowing them the opportunity to attend college; and
Whereas, Ms. Brockman began the first USDA Food Program in Mini-Parks; without the USDA Food Program, some children would not receive a balanced meal; and
Whereas, Dorothy Brockman has worked tirelessly for over thirty-nine years as a sponsor for the annual Senior Jubilee at Union Baptist Church, a renowned county-wide fourth-weekend-in-June homecoming picnic and fellowship program which has become a family and community legacy in Greenville County; the annual jubilee serves to bring together young and old citizens and their local and state elected officials in a warm, informal setting so that citizens who would otherwise not have the opportunities to meet and share with elected officials are able to fellowship together; and
Whereas, Ms. Brockman also is responsible for senior exercise at three community centers, senior field trips, bowling activities, and outreach programs; and
Whereas, her biggest challenge is to obtain funds to support activities; through her resources, she is able to get sponsors to donate money, materials, supplies, and volunteers to assist her in carrying out these worthwhile activities; and
Whereas, she has been a lifelong member and a bellwether of support to Union Baptist Church; her love for her fellowman is the best way to describe her; her office and home walls are filled with numerous awards and honors -- local, state, regional, and national; and
Whereas, she is truly a dynamic individual who is outstanding in every way, and her contributions and service make her highly deserving of recognition. 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, salutes Dorothy Brockman of Greenville County for her lengthy service and countless contributions which have uplifted the African American community and for her dedication and willing sacrifices which have served to generate pride and self-esteem in others.
Be it further resolved that a copy of this resolution be forwarded to Ms. Brockman.