HJ382: Commending Androniki Fallis.


Offered February 27, 2020
Commending Androniki Fallis.
Patrons-- Marshall; Senator: Stanley

WHEREAS, Androniki Fallis, a longtime educator and mentor who has served the Danville community for years, was named the Kiwanis Club of Danville’s Citizen of the Year in 2019; and

WHEREAS, Androniki “Niki” Fallis was presented the honor during the Kiwanis Club of Danville’s 87th Citizenship Award dinner at the Danville Golf Club on December 5, 2019; and

WHEREAS, since 1932, the Kiwanis Club of Danville has presented this award annually to Danville or Pittsylvania County citizens who distinguish themselves by their professional accomplishments; demonstration of religious and family values; participation in cultural, educational, and civic growth; public service; and leadership in the community; and

WHEREAS, several endeavors undertaken by Niki Fallis have centered on improving educational and recreational opportunities for youth, promoting the arts, and providing aid to families in need; and

WHEREAS, as president of the Danville Science Center, Niki Fallis was key to the recent establishment of the institution’s Digital Dome Theater, which promises to offer engaging and thought-provoking experiences for countless children and future scientists; and

WHEREAS, a member of the boards for both the YWCA and the YMCA, Niki Fallis assisted numerous programs to encourage both children and adults to enjoy active, healthy lives; and

WHEREAS, various arts and educational organizations and institutions have benefited from Niki Fallis’ ardent support over the years, including the Danville Concert Association, the Danville Symphony Orchestra, the Danville Historical Society, and Averett University; and

WHEREAS, Niki Fallis’ work on the board of the Danville Museum of Fine Arts & History and as a member of the Garden Club of Virginia has helped both of these institutions advance their missions and make an impact in the community; and

WHEREAS, Niki Fallis serves tirelessly on behalf of the underprivileged members of society as a volunteer with God’s Storehouse, an organization that provides food to families in need; and

WHEREAS, as president and secretary of the Community Foundation of the Dan River Region, Niki Fallis has facilitated the distribution of thousands of dollars to local nonprofit organizations that strive to improve the quality of life in Danville, Pittsylvania County, and the surrounding areas; and

WHEREAS, by demonstrating great selflessness and a commitment to others for many years, Niki Fallis offers a stirring example of leadership toward which all may aspire; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED by the House of Delegates, the Senate concurring, That the General Assembly hereby commend Androniki Fallis, cherished educator and civic leader, for being honored as the 2019 Kiwanis Club of Danville Citizen of the Year; and, be it

RESOLVED FURTHER, That the Clerk of the House of Delegates prepare a copy of this resolution for presentation to Androniki Fallis as an expression of the General Assembly’s wholehearted admiration for her efforts on behalf of Danville, Pittsylvania County, and the Commonwealth.