NO. R-64.† House concurrent resolution honoring the Clerk of the House of Representatives, Don Milne, on receipt of the Barre Elk of the Year Award.


Offered by:† Representatives Valliere of Barre City, Houston of Ferrisburgh, Adams of Hartland, Allaire of Rutland City, Allard of St. Albans Town, Amidon of Charlotte, Anderson of Woodstock, Aswad of Burlington, Atkins of Winooski, Audette of South Burlington, Baker of West Rutland, Bartlett of Dover, Bohi of Hartford, Bolduc of Barton, Bostic of St. Johnsbury, Botzow of Pownal, Branagan of Georgia, Brennan of Colchester, Brooks of Montpelier, Brown of Walden, Carey of Chester, Chen of Mendon, Clark of St. Johnsbury, Clark of Vergennes, Connell of Warren, Corcoran of Bennington, Crawford of Burke, Cross of Winooski, Crowley of West Rutland, Dakin of Colchester, Darrow of Dummerston, Deen of Westminster, DePoy of Rutland City, Donaghy of Poultney, Donahue of Northfield, Donovan of Burlington, Dostis of Waterbury, Duffy of Rutland City, Dunsmore of Georgia, Edwards of Brattleboro, Emmons of Springfield, Endres of Milton, Errecart of Shelburne, Fallar of Tinmouth, Fisher of Lincoln, Flory of Pittsford, Freed of Dorset, French of Randolph, Gervais of Enosburg, Grad of Moretown, Gray of Barre Town, Haas of Rutland City, Hall of Newport City, Head of South Burlington, Heath of Westford, Helm of Castleton, Hingtgen of Burlington, Howrigan of Fairfield, Hube of Londonderry, Hudson of Lyndon, Hummel of Underhill, Hunt of Essex, Jewett of Ripton, Johnson of South Hero, Johnson of Canaan, Kainen of Hartford, Keenan of St. Albans City, Kennedy of Chelsea, Kenyon of Bradford, Keogh of Burlington, Ketchum of Bethel, Kilmartin of Newport City, Kirker of Essex, Kiss of Burlington, Kitzmiller of Montpelier, Klein of East Montpelier, Koch of Barre Town, Krawczyk (Albert) of Bennington, Krawczyk (Joseph) of Bennington, Larocque of Barnet, Larrabee of Danville, Larson of Burlington, LaVoie of Swanton, Lippert of Hinesburg, Livingston of Manchester, Maier of Middlebury, Marek of Newfane, Marron of Stowe, Martin of Springfield, Masland of Thetford, Mazur of South Burlington, McAllister of Highgate, McCullough of Williston, McLaughlin of Royalton, Milkey of Brattleboro, Miller of Shaftsbury, Miller of Elmore, Molloy of Arlington, Monti of Barre City, Morrissey of Bennington, Myers of Essex, Nease of Johnson, Nitka of Ludlow, Nuovo of Middlebury, Obuchowski of Rockingham, O'Donnell of Vernon, Otterman of Topsham, Parent of St. Albans City, Partridge of Windham, Peaslee of Guildhall, Pelham of Calais, Perry of Richford, Peterson of Williston, Pillsbury of Brattleboro, Pugh of South Burlington, Reese of Pomfret, Robinson of Richmond, Rodgers of Glover, Rogers of Castleton, Rusten of Halifax, Schiavone of Shelburne, Seibert of Norwich, Severance of Colchester, Shand of Weathersfield, Sharpe of Bristol, Shaw of Derby, Sheltra of Derby, Smith of New Haven, Smith of Morristown, Starr of Troy, Sunderland of Rutland Town, Sweaney of Windsor, Sweeney of Colchester, Sweetser of Essex, Symington of Jericho, Towne of Berlin, Tracy of Burlington, Trombley of Grand Isle, Vincent of Waterbury, Waite of Pawlet, Webster of Randolph, Westman of Cambridge, Winters of Swanton, Winters of Williamstown, Wood of Brandon, Wright of Burlington, Young of Orwell and Zuckerman of Burlington, and Senator Ayer of Addison County, Senator Bartlett of Lamoille County, Senator Bloomer of Rutland County, Senator Campbell of Windsor County, Senator Canns of Caledonia County, Senator Collins of Franklin County, Senator Condos of Chittenden County, Senator Cummings of Washington County, Senator Doyle of Washington County, Senator Dunne of Windsor County, Senator Gander of Windham County, Senator Gossens of Addison County, Senator Greenwood of Essex-Orleans County, Senator Ide of Caledonia County, Senator Illuzzi of Essex-Orleans County, Senator Kittell of Franklin County, Senator Leddy of Chittenden County, Senator Lyons of Chittenden County, Senator MacDonald of Orange County, Senator Maynard of Rutland County, Senator Mazza of Grand Isle County, Senator Miller of Chittenden County, Senator Mullin of Rutland County, Senator Munt of Chittenden County, Senator Scott of Washington County, Senator Sears of Bennington County, Senator Shepard of Bennington County, Senator Snelling of Chittenden County, Senator Welch of Windsor County and Senator White of Windham County

†††† Whereas, as Clerk of the Vermont House of Representatives, Don Milneís reputation is esteemed, based on his comprehensive command of Masonís Manual and his undisputed fairness and nonpartisanship in advising the members on the intricacies of parliamentary procedure, and

†††† Whereas, while the House has served as the center of Donís professional life, he has been active in civic and fraternal activities far beyond our chamberís historic walls, and

†††† Whereas, his municipal duties in the town of Washington have included public service in the roles of library trustee, school board member, and for the last two decades, selectboard member, and

†††† Whereas, for over four decades, Don has been an active member of the Barre Elks Lodge #1535, and

†††† Whereas, he has held many leadership positions in the organization, starting as esquire, proceeding to lecturing knight, then leading knight, chair of the lodgeís governing board, exalted ruler, and subsequently, a second and third term as chair of the governing board, and

†††† Whereas, on behalf of the Lodge, Don established a senior meals program and has organized a scholarship fund dinner, and

†††† Whereas, the Barre Elks Lodge #1535 has bestowed its highest honor on Don, Barre Elk of the Year, in recognition of his outstanding leadership and contributions to both the Elks and the community at‑large, and

†††† Whereas, his wife, former Representative Marion Milne, their three children, and eight grandchildren are all extremely proud of Donís accomplishments and receipt of this special recognition, now therefore be it

†††† Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives:

†††† That the General Assembly congratulates its much‑respected Clerk of the House, Don Milne, on receipt of the Barre Elk of the Year Award from the Barre Elks Lodge #1535, and be it further

†††† Resolved:† That the Secretary of State be directed to present a copy of this resolution to the Clerk of the House, Don Milne.