By Senator Haugen


     WHEREAS, May 15 marks the 10th Anniversary of Navy Kids Day at Whidbey island Naval Air Station; and


     WHEREAS, This day brings joy, smiles, and self-esteem to as many as 700 special-needs children every year; and


     WHEREAS, Founder Harvey Jansma of Camano Island and hundreds of volunteers help organize the annual event; and


     WHEREAS, The children enjoy a free lunch, live entertainment, music, aerial displays, and hands-on opportunities to explore aircraft, parachutes, and Navy equipment; and


     WHEREAS, A uniformed Navy or Marine escort is matched with each child for the day, leading to new friendships and pen pal correspondence;


     NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, That the Washington State Senate does hereby honor Harvey Jansma for his tireless dedication and commitment to special-needs children; and


     BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That the Senate also recognize co-coordinator Sara McGruder, KOMO-TV, the men and women of Whidbey Island Naval Air Station, Whidbey Island Bank, Mike Pegram and McDonald=s, Mr. Bruce Mouw and the Stanwood High School Band, AThe Camano Islanders@ singing group, and hundreds of volunteers responsible for the annual success of Navy Kids Day. 


I, Mike O=Connell, Secretary of the Senate,

do hereby certify that this is a true and

correct copy of Senate Resolution 1997-8670,

adopted by the Senate April 23, 1997.





Secretary of the Senate