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        A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION honoring Ron Wuensch.


    _______________________, read first time and referred to Committee on


Second Regular Session 114th General Assembly (2006)


        A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION honoring Ron Wuensch.

    Whereas, Ron Wuensch retired as the executive director of the Indiana Optometric Association after 44 years of dedicated service to that organization;

    Whereas, The Indiana Society of Association Executives, for whom Ron served as president from 1973-1974, honored Ron by making him the first recipient of its Association Executive of the Year Award in 1982;

    Whereas, Ron also received the National Management Achievement Award from the American Society of Association Executives in 1965, 1967, and 1968, and was elected a Certified Association Executive, an honor bestowed on only a very select group of association executives in the United States;

    Whereas, During his years as executive director of the Indiana Optometric Association, Ron felt that to be a truly effective administrator, the executive director must personally experience the legislative process and its effect on the association;

    Whereas, Therefore, Ron could be seen daily in the halls of the State House ensuring that the best interests of his organization were being met;

    Whereas, Ron was dedicated to making sure that he was fully informed regarding all the issues affecting his


    Whereas, Ron believed that grassroots work and collaboration were the keys to success for the Indiana Optometric Association and helped its local societies around the state put on a pre-legislative conference to bring health care issues to the attention of legislators and candidates; and

    Whereas, Ron Wuensch worked diligently to further the Indiana Optometric Association's primary goal, which is "the continuing development and the participation therein of quality eye/vision care for Hoosier citizens": Therefore,

Be it resolved by the Senate of the General Assembly

of the State of Indiana, the House of Representatives concurring:

    SECTION 1. That the Indiana Senate thanks Ron Wuensch for his dedicated service to the Indiana Optometric Association and the state of Indiana and its citizens and wishes him happiness and contentment in his retirement.
    SECTION 2. That copies of this resolution be transmitted by the Secretary of the Senate to Ron Wuensch and his family.