TO RECOGNIZE AND COMMEND THE HONORABLE JOSEPH S. "JOE" DANING OF BERKELEY COUNTY FOR HIS DEDICATED SERVICE IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES ON BEHALF OF HIS CONSTITUENTS AND THE CITIZENS OF SOUTH CAROLINA AND OFFER HIM BEST WISHES FOR A SATISFYING AND REWARDING RETIREMENT.
Whereas, the members of the South Carolina House of Representatives learned with sincere regret that Joseph S. "Joe" Daning will depart from the House of Representatives at the conclusion of his current term; and
Whereas, born on December 12, 1942, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, he is the son of Sofronio and Mary Daning. He earned a degree from Trident Technical College in 1992 and furthered his education with a bachelor's degree from Southern Illinois University in 1995, and a master's degree from Webster University in 1999; and
Whereas, in the patriotic tradition of a Palmetto son, Representative Daning served with distinction in the United States Air Force from 1960 to 1964. He served as the director of Workforce and Military Programs for Trident Technical College, from which he retired; and
Whereas, he married his beloved wife, Brenda Joyce, on September 21, 1964, and together they reared two fine children, Michael and Timothy. The family grew to include four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; and
Whereas, as an educator, Representative Daning served as a board member for the Council on Military Educators of South Carolina from 2004 to 2008. He served on the Low Country Educational Admissions Representatives Network and as a member of the South Carolina Technical Education Association for many years. He currently serves as a member of the South Carolina Federal Credit Union Board of Directors; and
Whereas, deeply involved in his community, he served as a member of the Economic Development Committee from 1994 to 2008, and he has served on the Transportation Subcommittee of the Berkeley, Charleston, Dorchester Council of Governments since 2007. He is a faithful member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church and a member of the Knights of Columbus; and
Whereas, before his service in the House of Representatives, Mr. Daning served on the City of Goose Creek City Council from 1978 to 1986, and served as Mayor Pro Tem from 1992-2008; and
Whereas, he has faithfully served the citizens of District 92 in the House of Representatives since 2008, during which time he has served on the Education and Public Works Committee, Labor, Commerce and Industry Committee, and the Ways and Means Committee, where he provided perceptive economic insight and business acumen; and
Whereas, the members of the House of Representatives will miss the keen and impassioned service that Joe Daning, their friend and colleague, has given to the House of Representatives, and hope that he will enjoy deep fulfillment in the years to come. Now, therefore,
Be it resolved by the House of Representatives:
That the members of the South Carolina House of Representatives, by this resolution, recognize and commend the Honorable Joseph S. "Joe" Daning of Berkeley County for his dedicated service in the House of Representatives on behalf of his constituents and the citizens of South Carolina and offer him best wishes for a satisfying and rewarding retirement.
Be it further resolved that a copy of this resolution be presented to the Honorable Joseph S. "Joe" Daning.