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NO. R-86.  House concurrent resolution congratulating the 2004 Secretary of State-Vermont Alliance of Nonprofit Organizations (VANPO) Centennial Awards.


Offered by:  Representatives Symington of Jericho, Adams of Hartland, Ancel of Calais, Aswad of Burlington, Atkins of Winooski, Barnard of Richmond, Botzow of Pownal, Brennan of Colchester, Brooks of Montpelier, Canfield of Fair Haven, Chen of Mendon, Condon of Colchester, Corcoran of Bennington, Darrow of Dummerston, Deen of Westminster, Dowland of Holland, Edwards of Brattleboro, Endres of Milton, Evans of Essex, Fisher of Lincoln, Flory of Pittsford, Frank of Underhill, French of Randolph, Head of S. Burlington, Heath of Westford, Hosford of Waitsfield, Hutchinson of Randolph, Jerman of Essex, Jewett of Ripton, Keogh of Burlington, Kiss of Burlington, Klein of East Montpelier, Larocque of Barnet, Leriche of Hardwick, Lorber of Burlington, Malcolm of Pawlet, Masland of Thetford, McLaughlin of Royalton, Minter of Waterbury, Niquette of Colchester, Nuovo of Middlebury, Orr of Charlotte, Pellett of Chester, Pillsbury of Brattleboro, Pugh of S. Burlington, Randall of Troy, Rodgers of Glover, Seibert of Norwich, Severance of Colchester, Shand of Weathersfield, Smith of Morristown, Sunderland of Rutland Town, Trombley of Grand Isle, Westman of Cambridge and Zuckerman of Burlington.

Whereas, 100 years of community service is a special milestone for a nonprofit organization, and

Whereas, a nonprofit organization privileged to celebrate its centennial anniversary has proven that its services are valued and delivered in an effective manner, and

Whereas, in recognition of outstanding nonprofit organizations’ records of community service and accomplishment, the office of the secretary of state and VANPO sponsor the Secretary of State-VANPO Nonprofit Centennial Awards, and

Whereas, the 26 awards which were presented at the VANPO annual meeting on October 28, 2004 honored five nonprofit organizations that turned 100 years old in 2004 and 21 other outstanding nonprofits which celebrated previously a centennial anniversary, and

Whereas, the 2004 honorees and their year of incorporation under the laws of the state of Vermont are:  Jericho Congregational Church (1791), Peacham Library, Inc. (1810), Thetford Academy (1819), St. Johnsbury Band (1830), Brattleboro Retreat (1834), Derby Line Cemetery Association (1841), Rutland County Agricultural Society (1846), McIndoes Falls Academy in Barnet (1853), North Ferrisburgh Cemetery Association (1856), Milton Cemetery Association (1860), Greater Burlington Young Men’s Christian Association, Inc. (1865), Taftsville Cemetery Association, Inc. (1866), Rutland Missionary Association Rutland (1866), Ascutneyville Cemetery Association (1867), Isle La Motte Free Public Library (1868), Fletcher Free Library in Burlington (1873),  St. Johnsbury Athenaeum (1882), Henry Sheldon Museum of Vermont History in Middlebury (1882),  Howard Center for Human Services, Inc. in Burlington (1884), Burlington Cancer Relief Association, Inc. (1886), Converse Home, Inc. in Burlington (1886), Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks #916 in Burlington (1904), Wantastiquet Trout Club in Weston (1904), Brattleboro Memorial Hospital, Inc. (1904), Vermont Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Inc. in Brattleboro (1904) and Saint Michael’s College in Colchester (1904), and

Whereas, each of these organizations has earned the respect and admiration of the citizens it serves, now therefore be it

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives:

That the General Assembly congratulates each of the 2004 Secretary of State-Vermont Alliance of Nonprofit Organizations (VANPO) Centennial Award recipients, and be it further

Resolved:  That the Secretary of State be directed to send a copy of this resolution to the Vermont Alliance of Nonprofit Organizations.


Published by:

The Vermont General Assembly
115 State Street
Montpelier, Vermont