FIRST SPECIAL LEGISLATIVE SESSION
TWENTY FOURTH DAY
House Chamber, Olympia, Friday, May 18, 2001
The House was called to order at 10:00 a.m. by Speaker Ballard.
Reading of the Journal of the previous day was dispensed with and it was ordered to stand approved.
HOUSE RESOLUTION NO. 2001-4659, By Representatives Jarrett and Ballasiotes
WHEREAS, It is the policy of the legislature to honor excellence in every field of endeavor; and
WHEREAS, The Mercer Island High School Girls Water Polo Team won the 2001 Washington State Water Polo Championship; and
WHEREAS, The 2001 Mercer Island High School Girls Water Polo Championship team members were: Karin Aebersold, Whitney Benz, Erika Ramberg, Blaire Wyatt, Christina Wensman, Jessica Myre, Rendy Lynn Opdycke, Kristin Williams-Hill, Anabelle Sutcliffe, Ashley Massmann, and Jessica Riebe; and
WHEREAS, The Mercer Island Water Polo Players have exemplified to their classmates the success that is possible when clear goals are established and when persistent effort is made toward those goals;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, That the House of Representatives honor and congratulate the Mercer Island High School Girls Water Polo Team for their hard work, dedication, and sacrifice in achieving this significant accomplishment; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That Head Coach Jeff Lowell, Assistant Coaches Tim Reed and Scott Kelley, and Managers Kate Connelly and Julie Chung be recognized for their dedication, sacrifice, and leadership; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That Ashley Massmann and Erika Ramberg be recognized for being named the All-State First Team and that Jessica Myre and Karin Aebersold were named to the All-State Second Team; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That the teachers, classmates, and parents of the above mentioned players be recognized for the important part they played in helping these student athletes excel; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That the House of Representatives recognize the validity and value of the sport of water polo to young athletes in Washington State; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That copies of this resolution be immediately transmitted by the Chief Clerks of the House of Representatives to the Mercer Island High School Principal, Athletic Director, and to each of the coaches and members of the Mercer Island High School 2001 Varsity Girls Water Polo Team.
House Resolution No. 4659 was adopted.
HOUSE RESOLUTION NO. 2001-4660, By Representative Marine
WHEREAS, It is the policy of the Washington State House of Representatives to recognize excellence in all forms of endeavors; and
WHEREAS, In today's world our youth are faced with extraordinary challenges, as more and more responsibility is coupled with an increasing presence of unhealthy choices; and
WHEREAS, Violence, drug and alcohol abuse, tobacco use, obesity, stress, and loneliness are all prevalent among our youth as the traditional family structure is being obliterated by outside influences in today's society; and
WHEREAS, More and more youth are growing up in single parent households, with that parent working longer and longer hours just to make ends meet; and
WHEREAS, Spending more hours at work means spending less time with family, with more and more parents working longer hours, parents are more concerned about the safety of their children; and
WHEREAS, Our youth need guidance and assistance by responsible, caring adults more than ever; and
WHEREAS, Statistics have shown that eighty percent of adolescent crime nationally, occurs from three o'clock p.m. to six o'clock p.m., a time in which children often find themselves alone with no place to go after school; and
WHEREAS, This is a crucial window of time, when a child's choices can have a lasting impact on their lives; and
WHEREAS, Children need positive after-school activities, provided by responsible, caring adult role models; and
WHEREAS, 2001 is the one-hundred-year anniversary of the Snohomish County YMCA, and the Mukilteo Family YMCA is its most recent addition; and
WHEREAS, The Mukilteo Family YMCA, under the direction of Executive Director Jeff Dunleavy, his staff, Chairman of the Board Doug Zook, and Board Members, is addressing these issues through their commitment to youth and teens by positively affecting more lives than any other human service agency in the Mukilteo School District area; and
WHEREAS, The Mukilteo Family YMCA conducts a number of programs designed to provide stimulating and engaging activities for youth and teenagers, including: Before and after child care provided at five elementary schools in the Mukilteo School District, serving all eleven elementary schools; late-night "Friday Night Teen Program" at Mariner High School; "Club Explorer" after-school program at Explorer Middle School; environmental clubs, leadership clubs, summer camps, and partnerships between students and law enforcement, such as "Club Connections" serving Mariner High School; and infant/toddler child care, provided at ACES High School, serving teen parents working towards achieving their high school diploma; and
WHEREAS, The Mukilteo Family YMCA is planning future programs to include "Late Night" at the Mukilteo Family YMCA serving students from Kamiak, monthly dances at the Mukilteo Family YMCA serving middle school students, and "Teen Court," a leadership club at Mariner High School where the students assume all roles of the courtroom environment, while presiding over real cases involving their peers;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, That the Washington State House of Representatives recognize the Snohomish County YMCA for one hundred years of excellence in service to the community and the Mukilteo Family YMCA for demonstrating exceptional care and concern for the community through its commitment to our youth; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That the Chief Clerks of the House of Representatives immediately transmit a copy of this resolution to the Snohomish County YMCA, the Mukilteo Family YMCA, to Jeff Dunleavy, Doug Zook, and to each member of the Board of the Mukilteo Family YMCA.
House Resolution No. 4660 was adopted.
There being no objection, the House advanced to the eleventh order of business.
There being no objection, the House adjourned until 10:00 a.m., May 21, 2001, the 27th Legislative Day of the First Special Legislative Session.
CLYDE BALLARD, Speaker FRANK CHOPP, Speaker
TIMOTHY A. MARTIN, Chief Clerk CYNTHIA ZEHNDER, Chief Clerk