May is Proclamation Month

Posted: Tuesday, May 13, 2003

May is a busy time for local elected officials, the Borough budget was introduced at the Assembly meeting last week in Seward, along with five proclamations designating official purposes for specified days and weeks for the entire "Lusty month of May."

The month of May started out with it's first Sunday designated locally as a National Day of Prayer by Borough Mayor Dale Bagley, Also at last weeks Assembly meeting in Seward, the Borough Mayor added official proclamations for the week of May 6-12 as National Nurses Week, May 11-17 as Nursing Home Week, May 12-18 as Hospital Week, May 17-23 as National Safe Boating Week and the entire month of May as Motorcycle Awareness Month.

"It's all about safety and having motorists know that we're out there," said Peninsula Gold Wing Road Rider member Carl Glick, who received the official proclamation from Mayor Bagley on behalf of all motorcyclists on the Peninsula.

The Goldwingers are sponsoring a motorcycle rally featuring a parade and drill team exhibition in June at the new Soldotna Park at the old DOT site.

"There will also be safety classes and rides to Seward and Homer for the groups that are coming up from the lower 48 and all over Alaska," added Glick.

The theme of National Safe Boating Week is, "Boat Smart. Boat Safe. Wear It." The emphasis on the wearing of modern life jackets that are more comfortable, attractive and wearable for today's boating public.

"On average, 700 people die each year in boating related accidents in the U.S. and nearly 70% of these are fatalities caused by drowning," read Mayor Bagley from the Proclamation.

The National Nurses Week theme is, "Nurses Care for America," in celebration of the many ways in which registered nurses strive to provide safe and high quality patient care to improve our health care system. Respectively, the themes for Hospital Week and Nursing Home Week are, "Where Miracles Happen Every Day" and "Reflections on Life."

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