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File #: 16-5632    Version: 1 Name: HONORING THE 2016 ROSE OF TRALEE MAGGIE MCELDOWNEY
Type: Consent Calendar Resolution Status: Approved
File created: 9/29/2016 In control: Board of Commissioners
On agenda: 10/5/2016 Final action: 10/5/2016
Title: PROPOSED RESOLUTION HONORING THE 2016 ROSE OF TRALEE MAGGIE MCELDOWNEY WHEREAS, it has come to the attention of the Cook County Board of Commissioners that Maggie McEldowney has been named the 2016 Rose of Tralee; and WHEREAS, Maggie McEldowney is the daughter of Jim and Joanne McEldowney and the granddaughter of grandparents who were born in Derry, Ireland; and WHEREAS, Maggie McEldowney is a graduate of Marist High School in Mount Greenwood and the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign; and WHEREAS, Maggie McEldowney currently serves as the Director of Development at her alma mater Marist High School and is an active member of the Young Irish Fellowship Club of Chicago; and WHEREAS, Maggie McEldowney was named the 2016 Chicago Role of Tralee on May 15, 2016 at Chicago Gaelic Park; and WHEREAS, Maggie McEldowney then further advanced to the Rose of Tralee International Festival which is one of Irelands largest and longest running festivals; and WHEREAS, Maggie McEldowney...
Sponsors: JOHN P. DALEY, TONI PRECKWINKLE (President), LUIS ARROYO JR, RICHARD R. BOYKIN, JERRY BUTLER, JOHN A. FRITCHEY, BRIDGET GAINER, JESÚS G. GARCÍA, GREGG GOSLIN, STANLEY MOORE, SEAN M. MORRISON, TIMOTHY O. SCHNEIDER, PETER N. SILVESTRI, DEBORAH SIMS, ROBERT STEELE, LARRY SUFFREDIN, JEFFREY R. TOBOLSKI

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PROPOSED RESOLUTION

 

HONORING THE 2016 ROSE OF TRALEE MAGGIE MCELDOWNEY

 

WHEREAS, it has come to the attention of the Cook County Board of Commissioners that Maggie McEldowney has been named the 2016 Rose of Tralee; and

 

WHEREAS, Maggie McEldowney is the daughter of Jim and Joanne McEldowney and the granddaughter of grandparents who were born in Derry, Ireland; and

 

WHEREAS, Maggie McEldowney is a graduate of Marist High School in Mount Greenwood and the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign; and

 

WHEREAS, Maggie McEldowney currently serves as the Director of Development at her alma mater Marist High School and is an active member of the Young Irish Fellowship Club of Chicago; and

 

WHEREAS, Maggie McEldowney was named the 2016 Chicago Role of Tralee on May 15, 2016 at Chicago Gaelic Park; and

 

WHEREAS, Maggie McEldowney then further advanced to the Rose of Tralee International Festival which is one of Irelands largest and longest running festivals; and

 

WHEREAS, Maggie McEldowney competed with 65 Roses from around the world in a competitive pageant that honors young women of Irish heritage and celebrates tourism and Irish culture; and

 

WHEREAS, Maggie McEldowney was named the 2016 Rose of Tralee after completing an on-stage interview and singing an Irish song titled “A Little Bit of Heaven”; now, therefore

 

BE IT RESOLVED that the Cook County Board of Commissioners does hereby extend its warmest wishes and congratulations to Maggie McEldowney on the occasion of her achievement, and join all who have had the pleasure of her friendship in wishing her still more years of success and richly deserved happiness, and

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this text be spread upon the official proceedings of this Honorable Body, and an official copy of same be presented to Maggie McEldowney to commemorate this joyous occasion. end