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SENATE CONCURRENT
RESOLUTION No.
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DIGEST OF INTRODUCED RESOLUTION

    A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION congratulating the Sertoma Club of Broad Ripple on its 50th anniversary.



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Introduced

Second Regular Session 115th General Assembly (2008)


SENATE CONCURRENT
RESOLUTION No. _____



    A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION congratulating the Sertoma Club of Broad Ripple on its 50th anniversary.

    Whereas, SERTOMA, which is an acronym for "SERvice TO MAnkind", is a service organization whose goal is to assist people in need in local communities. The Sertoma Club of Broad Ripple was chartered on March 20, 1958 with 31 members;

    Whereas, at the outset, the members of the Broad Ripple Sertoma Club selected the Marion County Association for Retarded Children to benefit from its support. This organization, now known as Noble of Indiana, provides a vast number of services and opportunities for more than 2,000 adults and children with developmental disabilities. Since it began supporting Noble, the club has contributed over $1.5 million;

    Whereas, in 1991, the club added the Cranial-Facial Department of Riley Hospital for Children as its second major sponsorship. Funds provided have been used to purchase specialized equipment for use in performing facial surgeries on children;

    Whereas, each year the club's members donate their own money to the Sertoma Foundation's annual fund drive. During this event, the Sertoma Club of Broad Ripple has

consistently contributed the most money out of all of the clubs in the entire Sertoma organization;

    Whereas, over the past 50 years, the Sertoma Club of Broad Ripple has provided over $2 million in support to Noble of Indiana, Riley Hospital, and countless other organizations;

    Whereas, the club's recent honors include the Development of the Arc Award, Noble of Indiana's President's Award, and Outstanding Civic Organization in Indiana; and
        
    Whereas, with a membership of 115, the Broad Ripple Sertoma Club has earned its reputation as one of the largest and most successful clubs in Sertoma history by contributing both money and time to the needs of people in the Indianapolis community year after year: 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 General Assembly hereby congratulates the Sertoma Club of Broad Ripple on its 50th anniversary.

    SECTION 2. The Secretary of Senate is hereby directed to transmit a copy of this Resolution to _____________.