HJ878: Commending Robert Stoots.


HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 878
Commending Robert Stoots.

 

Agreed to by the House of Delegates, February 18, 2019
Agreed to by the Senate, February 23, 2019

 

WHEREAS, Robert Stoots, a respected leader in the Pulaski County community, has served and supported his fellow members of United Steelworkers District 8 as president of Local 8-495 for 10 years; and

WHEREAS, Robert Stoots handled grievances and contract issues for United Steelworkers (USW) Local 8-495 for eight years, then served for two years as vice president, before becoming president in 2009; and

WHEREAS, USW represents workers from a diverse range of industries, including fabricated metals, chemicals, glass, rubber, and other products; from his experience working with propellants and explosives for military weapons systems, Robert Stoots understands the on-the-job challenges faced by the highly skilled members of USW District 8 each day; and

WHEREAS, Robert Stoots has safeguarded the lives and property of his fellow residents as a member of the Twin Community Volunteer Fire Department since 1975; he has held every office, including chief, and led efforts to raise funds for the department to expand and modernize its fire house and equipment; and

WHEREAS, Robert Stoots also supported young people in the community as a Little League tee-ball, baseball, and football coach from 1991 to 2001 and a fundraiser for Pulaski County High School athletics from 2000 to 2005; and

WHEREAS, in recognition of his countless hours of leadership and volunteer service over the past 40 years, Robert Stoots received the 2018 USW Cares District 8 Jefferson Award; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED by the House of Delegates, the Senate concurring, That the General Assembly hereby commend Robert Stoots for his 10 years of service as president of United Steelworkers Local 8-495; and, be it

RESOLVED FURTHER, That the Clerk of the House of Delegates prepare a copy of this resolution for presentation to Robert Stoots as an expression of the General Assembly’s admiration for his advocacy in support of the members of United Steelworkers District 8 and contributions to the Pulaski County community.

HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 878

Offered February 11, 2019
Commending Robert Stoots.
Patron-- Hurst

WHEREAS, Robert Stoots, a respected leader in the Pulaski County community, has served and supported his fellow members of United Steelworkers District 8 as president of Local 8-495 for 10 years; and

WHEREAS, Robert Stoots handled grievances and contract issues for United Steelworkers (USW) Local 8-495 for eight years, then served for two years as vice president, before becoming president in 2009; and

WHEREAS, USW represents workers from a diverse range of industries, including fabricated metals, chemicals, glass, rubber, and other products; from his experience working with propellants and explosives for military weapons systems, Robert Stoots understands the on-the-job challenges faced by the highly skilled members of USW District 8 each day; and

WHEREAS, Robert Stoots has safeguarded the lives and property of his fellow residents as a member of the Twin Community Volunteer Fire Department since 1975; he has held every office, including chief, and led efforts to raise funds for the department to expand and modernize its fire house and equipment; and

WHEREAS, Robert Stoots also supported young people in the community as a Little League tee-ball, baseball, and football coach from 1991 to 2001 and a fundraiser for Pulaski County High School athletics from 2000 to 2005; and

WHEREAS, in recognition of his countless hours of leadership and volunteer service over the past 40 years, Robert Stoots received the 2018 USW Cares District 8 Jefferson Award; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED by the House of Delegates, the Senate concurring, That the General Assembly hereby commend Robert Stoots for his 10 years of service as president of United Steelworkers Local 8-495; and, be it

RESOLVED FURTHER, That the Clerk of the House of Delegates prepare a copy of this resolution for presentation to Robert Stoots as an expression of the General Assembly’s admiration for his advocacy in support of the members of United Steelworkers District 8 and contributions to the Pulaski County community.