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MINUTES OF TIlE lU3GULAR MEETING OF THE <br />EDZNR CITY COUNCIL HELD AT CITY HALL <br />APRIL 17, 1978 <br />135 <br />;ss;:~ri~g r-llca.lj. were members Courtney, Richards, Schmidt, Shaw and Mayor Van <br />Valkenburg- <br />MINUTES of Narch 20, 1978, were approved as presented by motion of Councilman' <br />Shaw, seconded by Councilman Courtney. <br />Ayes: Courtney, Richards, Schmidt, Shaw, Van Valkenburg .. Nays: None <br />Motion carried. <br />VOLUNTEER WEEK PROCLAMATTON ISSUED. <br />lowing proclamation: <br />WHEREAS, Edina volunteers are a vital resource in solving some of the human pro- <br />blems that are a consequence of our complex society; and <br />WHEREAS, volunteers, to their demonstrated concern and ccmmitment to the well- <br />being of others, prove assurance for the continuing high quality of life in the <br />City of Edina; and <br />WHEREAS, a large percent of Edina citizens volunteer in some capacity and repre- <br />sent all ages , economics, education and ethnic backgrounds; and. <br />. WHEREAS, volunteering provides opportunities for personal growth, career explora- <br />tion and civic contribution for every citizen; and . <br />WHEREAS, recognition should be given to individual volunteers for their contri- <br />butions to the health, education, welfare, recreation and cultural services to <br />the City of Edina and in neighboring communities; <br />NOW, THEREFORE, I, James Van Va1kenburg;Mayor of the City of Edina, 'commend the . <br />volunteers of the City of Edina for their dedication and service, seek the expan- <br />sion and. increased effectiveness of programs in which volunteers are active, urge <br />the involvement of volunteers, wherever appropriate, in local government, private <br />non-profit agencies and other private organizations, and do hereby proclaim the <br />week of April 16 to April 22, 1978, as <br />VOLUNTEER RECOGNITION WEEK IN EDINA <br />and express appreciation, on behalf of all citizens of Edina, for those selfless <br />efforts and resources exp'ended by Edina's many volunteers. <br />The Mayor then presented Certificates of Awards for the following: Nrs. Birdie <br />Ragley, President of Edina Special Children's Group, Mrs. Sue Bonoff, Operation <br />CHarlie, Mr. Bill Brellenthen, President of Ediila Hockey Association, Mr. Bob <br />Burley, President of EdinF Baseball Association, Mrs. Betty Cater, Braemar City or' <br />Lakes Skating Club Prqsident, Mr. Richard Cheng, President of Edina Soccer <br />Association, Mrs. Jean Ferguson, Edina Girl's Softball Association President, Mr. <br />and Mrs. Hal Liljenquist, Co-Presidents of Leisure Time Committee of Edina Special <br />Children's Group, Mrs. Corky Neuman, President of Edina Girls Athletic Association, <br />Dr. and Mrs. Donald Richards, Co-Presidents of Edina Gymnastics Association Par- <br />ent's Club, Mrs. Jane Rotman, President of Edina Swim Club, Mr. David Taft, Presi- <br />dent of Edina Football Association and Mr. David Weiss, President of Edina Basket- <br />ball Association. <br />Mayor Van Valkenburg issued following the fol- <br />' PROCLAMATION <br />GIRL SCOUT TROOP 457 INTRODUCED. The Mayor introduced Girl Scout Troop 457 from <br />Countryside School. The girls were welcomed by the Mayor and Council. <br />RESPECT FOR LAW WEEK PROCLAMATION ISSUED. <br />proclamation: <br />Mayor Van Valkenburg issued the follow- <br />PROCLAMATIOI? <br />KESPECT FOR LAW WEEK <br />WHEREAS, crime and its effect upon the lives and property of our citizens continue <br />undiminished, despite efforts by government, citizens' organizations and many <br />individuals; and <br />WEREAS, the problems of crime touch and affect all segments of our society, under- <br />mining and eroding the moral and economic strength of our communities and their <br />citizens ; and <br />WHEREAS, there is still a reluctance on the part of many citizens to involve them- <br />selves in actions to insure the protection, rights and' well being of 'their fellow <br />citizens; and <br />WHEREAS, Optimist clubs and their members continue to sponsor and support programs <br />aimed at combatting crime and disrespect for law through year-round efforts; <br />NOW, THEREFORE, EE IT RESOLVED that I, Janies Van Valkenburg, Mayor of the City of <br />Edina, do proclaim the week of May 1-7, 1978, as <br />RESPECT FOR LAW WEEK <br />and ask all citizens of the City of Edina to join with the Optimists in carrying <br />the message of respect for law to other citizens, and by example, exercise <br />responsible citizenship. <br />-