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4418Type of Legislation: Concurrent Resolution CRIntroducing Body: HouseIntroduced Date: 20000111Primary Sponsor: WilkinsAll Sponsors: WilkinsDrafted Document Number: l:\council\bills\ggs\22430cm00.docDate Bill Passed both Bodies: 20000112Subject: Junior League of Columbia, ResolutionsHistory Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ ______________________________________ _______ ____________ House 20000112 Received from Senate Senate 20000112 Introduced, adopted, returned with concurrence House 20000111 Introduced, adopted, sent to Senate Versions of This Bill
COMMENDING THE JUNIOR LEAGUE OF COLUMBIA FOR SEVENTY-FIVE YEARS OF COMMITMENT TO IMPROVING THE COMMUNITIES AND THE LIVES OF THE RESIDENTS OF THE STATE'S MIDLANDS REGION THROUGH THE EFFECTIVE ACTION AND LEADERSHIP OF TRAINED VOLUNTEERS.
Whereas, the Junior League of Columbia is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and improving communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers; and
Whereas, its vision is to seek to strengthen the well-being and future of the City of Columbia's children through the dedicated action of trained volunteers; and
Whereas, the Junior League of Columbia reaches out to women of all races, religions, and national origins who demonstrate an interest in and a commitment to voluntarism; and
Whereas, since its beginning on September 23, 1924, it has been a front runner and catalyst in identifying community needs and providing trained volunteers and financial resources to meet these needs; and
Whereas, in collaboration with other community organizations, the Junior League of Columbia has initiated a number of community programs and projects which include Sistercare, Communities in Schools (formerly Cities in Schools), Volunteer Guardian Ad Litem, and the Alliance for South Carolina's Children; and
Whereas, over the years it has provided trained volunteers and financial support for numerous organizations and agencies, including the Columbia Ronald McDonald House, Richland County Public Library, Friends of the Richland County Public Library, the Congaree Land Trust, Prevent Child Abuse South Carolina (formerly the Council on Child Abuse), Babcock Center, the Columbia Museum of Art, Children's Hospital at Richland Memorial, and Riverbanks Zoo; and
Whereas, in 1995, the Junior League of Columbia identified school readiness as a critical need facing Columbia area children. It decided to focus its considerable volunteer and financial resources to improving the readiness of the area's children for first grade by implementing in 1996 the Smart Matters school readiness initiative program in Richland County School District One to help prepare children for first grade and to educate and involve parents in their children's school readiness; and
Whereas, since 1924, the Junior League of Columbia has raised over $2.2 million and contributed countless hours of volunteer service to improving the Midlands Region of the State; and
Whereas, the Junior League of Columbia is celebrating its seventy-fifth year of commitment to improving the communities and the lives of the residents of the State's Midlands Region through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Now, therefore,
Be it resolved by the House of Representatives, the Senate concurring:
That the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina commends the Junior League of Columbia for seventy-five years of commitment to improving the communities and the lives of the residents of the State's Midlands Region through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers.
Be it further resolved that a copy of this resolution be forwarded to Mrs. Barbara Howe McArthur, President, Junior League of Columbia, Inc.
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