Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Bookmark and Share
File #: 21-3018    Version: 1 Name: BERNARDA “BERNIE” WONG, IN MEMORIAM
Type: Consent Calendar Resolution Status: Approved
File created: 4/30/2021 In control: Board of Commissioners
On agenda: 5/13/2021 Final action: 5/13/2021
Title: PROPOSED RESOLUTION BERNARDA "BERNIE" WONG, IN MEMORIAM WHEREAS, Almighty God in His infinite wisdom has called Bernarda "Bernie" Wong from our midst, and WHEREAS, Bernarda "Bernie" Wong was the loving and adored wife of the late Albert, and WHEREAS, Bernarda "Bernie" Wong was the loving mother of Jacinta, and WHEREAS, Bernarda "Bernie Wong was the dear grandmother of Tiana and Matthew, and WHEREAS, Bernarda "Bernie" Wong was born and raised in Hong Kong and came to the United States in 1962 to get her degree in social work from Brair Cliff University in Sioux City, Iowa; and WHEREAS, Bernarda "Bernie" Wong completed her master's degree in social work from Washington University in St. Louis in 1968; and WHEREAS, Bernarda "Bernie" Wong worked as a social worker in Chicago's Chinatown community; and WHEREAS, Bernarda "Bernie" Wong and a small group of dedicated Chinese American friends came together to bridge the gap in services for Chinese Americans in Chicago and formed...
Sponsors: JOHN P. DALEY, DENNIS DEER, ALMA E. ANAYA, TONI PRECKWINKLE (President), FRANK J. AGUILAR, LUIS ARROYO JR, SCOTT R. BRITTON, BRIDGET DEGNEN, BRIDGET GAINER, BRANDON JOHNSON, BILL LOWRY, DONNA MILLER, STANLEY MOORE, KEVIN B. MORRISON, SEAN M. MORRISON, PETER N. SILVESTRI, DEBORAH SIMS, LARRY SUFFREDIN
title
PROPOSED RESOLUTION

BERNARDA "BERNIE" WONG, IN MEMORIAM

WHEREAS, Almighty God in His infinite wisdom has called Bernarda "Bernie" Wong from our midst, and

WHEREAS, Bernarda "Bernie" Wong was the loving and adored wife of the late Albert, and

WHEREAS, Bernarda "Bernie" Wong was the loving mother of Jacinta, and

WHEREAS, Bernarda "Bernie Wong was the dear grandmother of Tiana and Matthew, and

WHEREAS, Bernarda "Bernie" Wong was born and raised in Hong Kong and came to the United States in 1962 to get her degree in social work from Brair Cliff University in Sioux City, Iowa; and

WHEREAS, Bernarda "Bernie" Wong completed her master's degree in social work from Washington University in St. Louis in 1968; and

WHEREAS, Bernarda "Bernie" Wong worked as a social worker in Chicago's Chinatown community; and

WHEREAS, Bernarda "Bernie" Wong and a small group of dedicated Chinese American friends came together to bridge the gap in services for Chinese Americans in Chicago and formed the Chinese American Service League in 1978; and

WHEREAS, Bernarda "Bernie" Wong became President and CEO of the Chinese American Service League; and

WHEREAS, under the leadership of Bernarda "Bernie" Wong, the Chinese American Service League became the largest, most comprehensive, social service agency in the Midwest dedicated to serving the needs of Chinese Americans; and

WHEREAS, Bernarda "Bernie" Wong was instrumental in growing the Chinese American Service League into an organization with 500 multilingual and multicultural staffers that offers vital physical, economic, mental, and social support services; and

WHEREAS, the hard work and dedication of Bernarda "Bernie" Wong helped numerous Chinese American Service League clients become thriving members of the greater Chicago community; and

WHEREAS, Bernarda "Bernie" Wong was the first Asian American appointed to the boards of United Way of Chicago and the Chicago Public Library; and

WHEREAS, Bernarda "Bernie" Won...

Click here for full text