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collapse Date: 5/21/2019

5-21-19 Allen Park Elementary Odyssey of the Mindweb
WHEREAS, students from Allen Park Elementary School recently won the Division IA 2019 State of Florida Odyssey of the Mind Competition; and
WHEREAS, through their extraordinary efforts, this dynamic team, comprised of Richelle Britto, Victoria Busch, Nishini Fernando, Hailey Hartley, Jack McLean, Peyton Sidwell, and Finley Weirda, along with their coaches Jen Brooks and Sunshine Weirda spent many months preparing; and
WHEREAS, these students developed an 8-minute performance shedding light on three arguments that are representative of ongoing global issues that continue to divide humans: racial inequality, economic inequality, and religious division; they achieved this task and more through their commitment and countless hours of practice; and

WHEREAS, the Lee County Commissioners are pleased to publicly commend these exceptional students, their parents and school for their fine efforts; and
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Board of County Commissioners of Lee County, Florida does hereby proclaim and congratulate the “Allen Park 2019 Division IA Odyssey of the Mind Florida State Champions”.

Duly executed this 21st day of May 2019.             


5-21-19 Trauma Awareness Monthweb (2)
Whereas, Trauma Awareness Month is designed to raise regional attention to trauma and what must be done to reduce the devastating impact of traumatic injuries; and

Whereas, trauma is the leading cause of death for all Floridians between the ages of 5 and 46; with someone in Florida being traumatically injured every 12 minutes; enough every year to fill Hertz Arena 6 times; and

Whereas, motor vehicle crashes and falls resulting in blunt force trauma make up more than 70% of all trauma cases treated in our trauma district area each year; and

Whereas, national studies show that patient mortality is reduced by 15 – 20% when the patient is treated for traumatic injuries in a Trauma Center rather than in a non-trauma center; and

Whereas, nearly 1 million people reside in the Lee County Trauma Services District comprised of Charlotte, Collier, Glades, Hendry and Lee Counties; serviced by the only Trauma Center on the Florida Gulf Coast between Sarasota and Miami; and

Whereas, the Trauma Center at Lee Memorial celebrates 25 years of service and has provided lifesaving care to over 42,000 injured patients in the five county region; and

Whereas, recognition is due for the accomplishments and contributions to improve public welfare by providing quality trauma care for all residents and visitors;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED THAT THE Board of County Commissioners of Lee County, Florida, does hereby extend greetings and best wishes to those observing Trauma Awareness Month during the month of May 2019.

Duly executed this 21st day of May 2019.


5-21-19 Motorcycle Awareness Monthweb
WHEREAS, motorcycle riding in the Sunshine State is considered to be some of the best in the nation because of the climate and scenery in Florida and motorcycle riding is an energy-efficient form of transportation, increasingly used for commuting, touring and recreation; and
WHEREAS, more than 1.2 million drivers in Florida have a motorcycle endorsement on their driver license; and
WHEREAS, thousands of visitors come from northern states in the winter months to ride our roads and enjoy our beautiful weather and scenery; and

WHEREAS, findings show a greater need for public awareness due to the increased numbers of motorcycles on the streets and highways of Florida, and all motorists should be vigilant in their efforts to share the road and ensure the safety of everyone; and

WHEREAS, Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month is intended to encourage other motor vehicle operators to share the roadways, be cautious, and check twice for motorcycle;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Board of County Commissioners of Lee County, Florida does hereby proclaim that May 2019 shall be known, designated and set aside as 

Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month

in Lee County and urges all motorists to heighten their awareness of motorcyclists.

Duly executed this 21st day of May 2019.