Introduced By: Senators Walaska, Fogarty, McCaffrey and Donelan
Date Introduced : April 6, 1999
WHEREAS, The Elks Lodges of the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, will observe the week beginning on the 1st Sunday in May as Elks National Youth Week in tribute to our Junior Citizens, honoring them for their achievements and contributions to the life of the Community, State and Nation; and
WHEREAS, It is our responsibility to guide, inspire and encourage our youth, to go forth to serve America, our privilege to manifest a lively interest in all their activities and ambitions, and help prepare them for the duties and opportunities of citizenship, which is the objective of Elks National Youth Week; now therefore be it
RESOLVED, That the House of Representatives of the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations hereby proclaims the week beginning on the 1st Sunday in May as Elks National Youth Week, and call upon all citizens and all departments of state and local governments to cooperate in the observance, that we may attain these worthy objectives; and be it further
RESOLVED, That the Secretary of State be and he is hereby authorized and directed to transmit a duly certified copy of this resolution to the Rhode Island Grand Lodge Benevolent and Protective Order of the Elks.