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CONCURRENT RESOLUTION

 

ADDENDUM

 

TO THE

 

SENATE CALENDAR

OF

thursday, january 25, 2007

 

House Calendar

of

Friday, january 26, 2007


CONSENT CALENDAR

Concurrent Resolutions for Notice under Joint Rule 16

     The following joint concurrent resolutions have been introduced for approval by the Senate and House and will be adopted automatically unless a Senator or Representative requests floor consideration before the end of the session of the next legislative day.  Requests for floor consideration in either chamber should be communicated to the Secretary’s office and/or the House Clerk’s office, respectively.

HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTIONS

H.C.R.  22

House concurrent resolution honoring the medical career of Dr. Gilles Bouchard of Stanstead, Quebec

Offered by:  Representatives Shaw of Derby, Kilmartin of Newport City, Marcotte of Coventry and Wheeler of Derby

Offered by: Senators Illuzzi and Starr

Whereas, Dr. Gilles Bouchard of Stanstead, Quebec is a truly international physician who has treated patients on both sides of the United States–Canadian border, and

Whereas, a sign at Dr. Bouchard’s office reading “No one must pay if you are short of money.  Just say ‘Thanks doc’” epitomizes his commitment to caring for his patients’ medical requirements, and

Whereas, he is a native of Stanstead and the oldest of eight children, and

Whereas, Dr. Bouchard attended classes through the eighth grade in Stanstead before matriculating at the Sherbrooke Academy for his secondary and college education and then proceeding to the University of Montreal where he earned his medical degree, and

Whereas, in 1963, after completing his internship training at five hospitals in the Montreal area, Dr. Bouchard returned home to Stanstead where he established a family medical practice, and

Whereas, his wife, Madeleine, and he are the parents of four sons and a daughter, and

Whereas, in the course of his career, Dr. Bouchard has treated nearly 500,000 patients and delivered 1,000 babies, occasionally in his office, but mostly at Newport (North Country) Hospital, enabling those newborns whose parents were Canadians to claim dual citizenship, and

Whereas, throughout his career, Dr. Bouchard has placed a premium on keeping current with new health care innovations by taking postgraduate courses, both at Royal Victoria Hospital in Montreal and at Temple University in Philadelphia, and

Whereas, during his long and illustrious career, Dr. Bouchard, who is now semi-retired, earned the respect and admiration of many individuals who reside in the Northeast Kingdom, and

Whereas, Dr. Bouchard is a truly great humanitarian, now therefore be it

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives:

That the General Assembly recognizes Dr. Gilles Bouchard for his role as a caring and compassionate health care provider for patients in southern Quebec and the Northeast Kingdom, and be it further

Resolved:  That the secretary of state be directed to send a copy of this resolution to Dr. Gilles Bouchard in Stanstead, Quebec.

H.C.R.  23

House concurrent resolution honoring the Republic of Vermont Celebration–Windsor Heritage Days as the 2007 official Vermont celebration of Vermont’s independence

Offered by:  Representatives Sweaney of Windsor, Deen of Westminster, Komline of Dorset, Adams of Hartland and Shand of Weathersfield

Offered by Senators Campbell, McCormack and Nitka

Whereas, from July 6 to 8, the town of Windsor will commemorate both Vermont’s 14 years (1777–1791) as an independent republic and Congress’s acceptance in 1791 of Vermont as the 14th state, and

Whereas, this celebration will commemorate the 230th anniversary of the town of Windsor’s central role in Vermont’s founding and will encompass extensive exhibitions representing life as it existed when Vermont was born, and

Whereas, conventions leading to the creation of the first Vermont Constitution occurred in Westminster, in Dorset, and finally in Windsor during January, June, and July 1777, and on July 8, 1777, the Constitution of the Republic of Vermont was approved, and the fundamental document of a new independent Vermont Republic became a reality, and

Whereas, representatives and organizations from Westminster and Dorset are also invited to participate in the Windsor celebration in recognition of these towns’ roles in Vermont’s establishment as an independent republic, and

Whereas, the Windsor Heritage Days celebration will feature a coordinated event with the Battle of Hubbardton commemoration, and

Whereas, one of the weekend’s highlights will be the Second Annual Vermont Independence Parade, honoring Vermont’s history as an independent nation and featuring music, floats, and marchers from across the state, and

Whereas, the Ninth Annual Cavalcade of Horses Parade, a horse-drawn carriage parade and competition featuring a large contingent of restored 19th century units with costumed drivers, will be a much anticipated event, and

Whereas, the weekend’s displays will include historic forms of transportation and military encampments to be stationed throughout Windsor, representing Vermonters’ contributions across the centuries in battle from the Revolutionary War through World War II, and

Whereas, the 2007 Windsor Heritage Days celebration will include a special United State postal stamp cancellation to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Windsor Post Office, and

Whereas, musical events throughout the weekend will feature selections from the 1770s through more contemporary pieces, and

Whereas, a reenactment of the Vermont Constitution’s adoption and a modern debate featuring “delegates” from all over Vermont will take place, and

Whereas, on three prior occasions, the Vermont Chamber of Commerce has designated the Republic of Vermont Celebration–Windsor Heritage Days as a “top ten” summer event, now therefore be it

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives:

That the General Assembly honors the Republic of Vermont Celebration–Windsor Heritage Days as the official Vermont celebration of Vermont’s independence and wishes the organizers every success with all the planned festivities and programs, and be it further

Resolved:  That the secretary of state be directed to send a copy of this resolution to Windsor town administrator Donald Howard; to Westminster town clerk Doreen Woodward; to Dorset town clerk Sandra Pinsonault; to this year’s 1777 Republic of Vermont Committee in care of Linda Farnsworth and Dorothy McEnaney, direct descendants of Ebenezer Hoisington one of Vermont’s founders; to the Vermont Division for Historic Preservation; and to the site administrator of the Old Constitution House, William Jenney, for public display at this Vermont historic site.



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