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3444Type of Legislation: Concurrent Resolution CRIntroducing Body: HouseIntroduced Date: 20010201Primary Sponsor: AllenAll Sponsors: AllenDrafted Document Number: l:\council\bills\ggs\22816cm01.docDate Bill Passed both Bodies: 20010206Subject: The Honorable Lois Deberry, ResolutionsHistory Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ ______________________________________ _______ ____________ House 20010206 Received from Senate Senate 20010206 Introduced, adopted, returned with concurrence House 20010201 Introduced, adopted, sent to Senate Versions of This Bill
WELCOMING THE HONORABLE LOIS DEBERRY, SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE GREAT STATE OF TENNESSEE, TO SOUTH CAROLINA AND EXTENDING BEST WISHES ON THE OCCASION OF HER SERVICE AS GUEST SPEAKER FOR THE DELTA SIGMA THETA SORORITY, INC., UPSTATE CLUSTER CHAPTER'S EIGHTY-EIGHTH FOUNDERS DAY CELEBRATION.
Whereas, the Honorable Lois Deberry is married to Mr. Charles Traughber and together they are the proud parents of one son; and
Whereas, she is a 1971 graduate of Lemoyne-Owen College where she received her Bachelor of Arts degree; and
Whereas, she is a faithful member of Greater Abyssinia Baptist Church in Memphis, Tennessee; and
Whereas, she has distinguished herself as a member of the 88th through the 101st General Assemblies of the Great State of Tennessee and has served as House Speaker Pro Tempore since 1987; and
Whereas, throughout her illustrious career, Speaker Pro Tempore Deberry has served her state in many capacities which include service on: the Governor's Minority Business Development Advisory Committee; the House Committee to Study School Safety Issues; the Governor's Juvenile Justice Reform Commission; the Special Committee to Study Integration of Ex-offenders into the Mainstream of Society which she chaired, the Mental Health, Allied Health, and Small Business Subcommittees; the Health and Human Resources and Commerce Committees; and the Domestic Relations Subcommittee which she chaired; and
Whereas, she is President Emeritus of the National Black Caucus of State Legislators, and a member of: the NAACP; Operation P.U.S.H; the Memphis Chapter of LINKS, Inc.; Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.; the State Legislative Leaders Foundation; and founder and chairperson of the Annual Legislative Retreat of Tennessee Black Caucus of State Legislators; and
Whereas, Speaker Pro Tempore Deberry was the first African-American woman elected to the Tennessee House of Representatives from the City of Memphis, the first woman chairperson of the Shelby County, Tennessee, Legislative Delegation, and the first African-American woman elected Speaker Pro Tempore of the Tennessee House of Representatives; and
Whereas, it has been brought to our attention that on February 9 and 10, 2001, Speaker Pro Tempore Deberry will be honored with a reception by and serve as luncheon speaker for the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Upstate Cluster Chapter during their eighty-eighth Founders Day celebration; and
Whereas, the members of the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina want to take this opportunity to extend their warmest welcome and best wishes to Speaker Pro Tempore Deberry on this occasion. Now, therefore,
Be it resolved by the House of Representatives, the Senate concurring:
That the members of the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina, by this resolution, welcome and extend best wishes to the Honorable Lois Deberry, Speaker Pro Tempore of the House of Representatives of the Great State of Tennessee on the occasion of her service as guest speaker for the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Upstate Cluster Chapter's Eighty-Eighth Founders Day celebration.
Be it further resolved that a copy of this resolution be presented to Speaker Pro Tempore Lois Deberry.
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