HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES             H.R. NO.236           
TWENTIETH LEGISLATURE, 1999                                
STATE OF HAWAII                                            
                                                             
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                     HOUSE  RESOLUTION

RECOGNIZING AND CONGRATULATING THE RECIPIENTS OF THE
   DISTINGUISHED ROLE MODEL OF THE NEXT MILLENNIUM AWARD.



 1       WHEREAS, in this era of fragile global socio-economic
 2   relations, where effective communication and understanding can
 3   mean the difference between a country's success and failure,
 4   concerned individuals must come forth to take active leadership
 5   roles in establishing, nurturing, and advancing peace, positive
 6   relationships, and prosperity throughout the world; and
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 8       WHEREAS, at the footsteps of the new millennium, concerned
 9   individuals perform an important role in creating the
10   conditions needed to strengthen the relationship between
11   nations and in this rapidly changing world, spinning with new
12   ideas and progressive discoveries, these visionaries permit for
13   cultural exchange and understanding of philosophies, values,
14   and beliefs, the fundamental ingredients to a peaceful and
15   harmonious existence; and
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17       WHEREAS, the United Nations General Assembly designated
18   1999 as the International Year of Older Persons to recognize
19   individuals globally and promote the philosophy that societies
20   should be inclusive in nature, embrace all population groups,
21   and share their resources equally; and
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23       WHEREAS, the Legislature takes great pride in recognizing
24   those benevolent individuals who have made personal sacrifices
25   and lived productive lives to contribute to the quality of life
26   and the development of modern Hawaii for peace and friendly
27   relations with all nations are as much the desire of the State
28   of Hawaii as they are the interest of its citizens; and
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30       WHEREAS, the Legislature recognizes ABE ARKOFF, HELEN
31   BORTLE, SHIMEJI KANAZAWA, AH QUON McELRATH, ROSE NAKAMURA,
32   MYRON "PINKY" THOMPSON, MITSUO KAWASHIMA, ALICE KIDDY and
33   ANGELINE LOCEY for their vision of diplomacy, civic
34   contribution, and for promoting the value of cultural
35   interchange for the benefit of mankind; now, therefore, 

 
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 1       BE IT RESOLVED by the House of Representatives of the
 2   Twentieth Legislature of the State of Hawaii, Regular session
 3   of 1999, that this body hereby commends and honors these
 4   recipients of the Distinguished Role Model of the Next
 5   Millennium Award, for their efforts to promote goodwill and
 6   friendship among the nations, and extends to all of them its
 7   warmest aloha and best wishes in all future endeavors.
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