NO. R-260. House concurrent resolution honoring former Representative Hazel Prindle of Charlotte for her decades of outstanding civic and community service.
Offered by: Representative Orr of Charlotte.
Whereas, Hazel Webster Prindle has served the town of Charlotte, the state of Vermont, and the United States in a variety of civic and community service roles, and
Whereas, during World War II, she served in the U.S. Navy WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service), serving as the assistant New England Representative for the program, and
Whereas, more recently, Hazel Prindle has been an alternate state director for WAVES National and was instrumental in creating the Women’s Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. and in establishing the Vermont Veterans Cemetery in Randolph, Vermont, and
Whereas, for over four decades, the town of Charlotte has benefited from her administrative and legislative skills on both the local and state levels of government, and
Whereas, from 1973 to 1988, Hazel Prindle served as the Charlotte town clerk and treasurer, and from 1973 to 1988, she was superintendent of Thompson’s Point, and
Whereas, she recognized the importance of working with other town clerks across the state and served as an officer in the Vermont Municipal Clerks and Treasurer’s Association, and
Whereas, Hazel Prindle has also served as a justice of the peace, on the Charlotte Board of Civil of Authority, and as a town auditor, roles in which she has continued until 2005, and
Whereas, the residents of Charlotte elected her three successive times in 1988, 1990, and 1992 to represent the town in the House of Representatives after her appointment to complete her late husband Mark’s unfinished term during the 1987-1988 biennium, and she worked diligently, in the reapportionment process, to preserve Charlotte’s seat in the General Assembly, and
Whereas, as a farmer for many years, Hazel Prindle has been a member of the Vermont and Chittenden County Farm Bureaus, and
Whereas, she was appointed to serve on the Governor’s Veterans’ Advisory Council and volunteered as a substitute Meals on Wheels driver working with the Champlain Valley Agency on Aging, and
Whereas, beyond the public sector, Hazel Prindle was active in many religious and community organizations, including the Charlotte Congregational Church where she was a deacon for many years, the Charlotte Historical Society, and the Charlotte Grange, and
Whereas, after 56 years of residence in Charlotte, she will soon be relocating to Stowe, and the 2005 Charlotte Town Report was dedicated in her honor, now therefore be it
Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives:
That the General Assembly honors former Representative Hazel Prindle of Charlotte for her decades of outstanding civic and community service, and be it further
Resolved: That the secretary of state be directed to send a copy of this resolution to Hazel Prindle.
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