Bill Text: GA HR1675 | 2009-2010 | Regular Session | Introduced

Bill Title: Gay, Barbara & Richard; commend

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)

Status: (Passed) 2010-03-11 - House Read and Adopted [HR1675 Detail]

Download: Georgia-2009-HR1675-Introduced.html
10 LC 94 2675
House Resolution 1675
By: Representative Floyd of the 99th


Commending Barbara and Richard Gay; and for other purposes.

WHEREAS, Barbara and Richard Gay were united in love and marriage in 1957 and have devoted their time, talents, and energy to improving the lives of others through their leadership and generosity; and

WHEREAS, Mr. Gay served as a guardian of this nation's freedom and liberty with the United States Army, demonstrating great bravery and courage during the Korean and Vietnam wars and retiring from service as a lieutenant colonel in 1971; and

WHEREAS, on August 2, 1974, Mr. and Mrs. Gay became operators of the Helendorf River Inn, and their dedication to the City of Helen over the past three decades is representative of the strength and persistence that personifies Helen and its residents; and

WHEREAS, devoted to improving tourism in Helen, the Gays have represented the city and region in numerous travel shows, attended seminars and training session on the tourism industry, and served several terms on the board of directors for the Helen Chamber of Commerce; and

WHEREAS, Mrs. Gay has held leadership positions with the Helen Dining and Lodging Association, the Helen/White County Convention and Visitors Bureau, the Georgia Mountain Travel Association, and the Georgia Hospitality and Travel Association; and

WHEREAS, Mr. Gay served with the Helen Volunteer Fire Department from 1979 to 1993, helping to organize the department, keep property insurance costs low, and serving as Alpine Helen's first fire chief in the 1970's; and

WHEREAS, the Gays have served as civic stewards, with Mr. Gay participating in the Knights of Columbus and the Clarkesville Lions Club and Mrs. Gay in the Mayflower Society, Daughters of the American Revolution, the National Rifle Association, and the Soque Garden Club; and

WHEREAS, ballooning pioneers and enthusiasts, the Gays were honored by the Balloon Federation of America for contributions to the sport and were recognized by the Helen Arts & Heritage Council for their 36 year sponsorship of the annual Helen to the Atlantic Hot Air Balloon Race; and

WHEREAS, Mr. and Mrs. Gay's many outstanding achievements and contributions to the City of Helen are worthy of recognition.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES that the members of this body commend Barbara and Richard Gay for their efficient, effective, unselfish, and dedicated service to others.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Clerk of the House of Representatives is authorized and directed to transmit an appropriate copy of this resolution to Mr. and Mrs. Gay.