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Legislation #: 100921 Introduction Date: 10/28/2010
Type: Special Action Effective Date: 11/7/2010
Sponsor: COUNCILMEMBERS JOHNSON, CURLS, MARCASON, SANDERS BROOK AND FUNKHOUSER
Title: Recognizing Father Pat Tobin as a local hero.

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10/27/2010 Filed by the Clerk's office
10/28/2010 Adopted

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RESOLUTION NO. 100921

 

Recognizing Father Pat Tobin as a local hero.

 

WHEREAS, Father Pat Tobin is celebrating his 54th year as a Catholic priest and is currently serving as an associate pastor at St. Therese Parish in the Northland; and

 

WHEREAS, Father Tobin has spent his life helping people throughout the world; and

 

WHEREAS, Father Tobin has worked as a staff member and board member for 52 years with Catholic Charities and was one of the founders of Harvesters in 1979, where he still remains on their board of directors; and

 

WHEREAS, Father Tobin worked with Mother Theresa in India and has traveled to five continents and 31 countries with her and even met Pope John Paul II; and

 

WHEREAS, Father Tobin is a strong advocate for United Way and has averaged 100 talks each year in 21 years as well as working closely with Father Flanagan to shuttle more than one hundred troubled boys to Boys Town, a group home in Omaha, Nebraska; and

 

WHEREAS, Father Tobin resettled more than 100 Cuban families to the Kansas City area between 1961 and 1963; and

 

WHEREAS, Father Tobin has been a chaplain for the Western Missouri Correctional Center where he installed educational programs and serves as the chaplain to St. Luke’s Northland Hospital and North Kansas City Hospital; and

 

WHEREAS, Father Tobin’s newest mission is to bring safe drinking water to the world by presenting more than 1,800 slide presentations to public and private classrooms, local Rotary clubs and other organizations to show that safe drinking water for all people is not out of the question; NOW, THEREFORE,

 

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

 

That the Mayor and Council hereby recognize Father Pat Tobin as a local hero; and

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this Resolution be spread upon the Minutes of the Council in testimony thereof and that a copy hereof be presented to Father Pat Tobin in token of the highest esteem and respect for which the Mayor, Council and citizens of Kansas City hold him for his outstanding dedication and service to this community and the world.

 

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