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File #: 2019-2010    Version: 1
Type: Proclamation Status: Adopted
File created: 9/3/2019 In control: City Council
On agenda: 9/3/2019 Final action: 9/3/2019
Enactment date: 9/3/2019 Enactment #: 527
Effective date: 9/3/2019    
Title: NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh does hereby commend the Jack and Jill of America Pittsburgh Chapter for their 75th anniversary; and, BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh does hereby declare Sunday, September 1, 2019, to be "Jack and Jill of America Inc. Pittsburgh Chapter Day" in the City of Pittsburgh.
Sponsors: Reverend Ricky V. Burgess, All Members
Indexes: PROCLAMATION - MR. BURGESS

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WHEREAS, the Jack and Jill of America Pittsburgh Chapter was organized in 1944 as the fourth chapter of Jack and Jill of America Inc. and was at the heart of the development plan for the national organization and its incorporation in 1945; and,

 

WHEREAS, throughout their history, the Pittsburgh Chapter has addressed social concerns. One project was “The Talking Typewriter”, co-sponsored with the University of Pittsburgh from 1969-1974; and,

 

WHEREAS, in 1994, the Pittsburgh Chapter celebrated its 50th anniversary. In recognition of the occasion, the University of Pittsburgh collaborated with the chapter to honor 50 student achievers from Wilkinsburg High School at a luncheon highlighting the numerous higher education opportunities available to them;  and,   

 

WHEREAS, community projects have included monetary gifts and hands-on services to the American Cancer Society, The August Wilson Center, and Hill District YMCA just to name a few; and,

 

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NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh does hereby commend the Jack and Jill of America Pittsburgh Chapter for their 75th  anniversary; and,

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh does hereby declare Sunday, September 1, 2019, to be “Jack and Jill of America Inc. Pittsburgh Chapter Day” in the City of Pittsburgh.