83R4214 LUC-D
  By: Harper-Brown H.R. No. 207
         WHEREAS, Those Texans who give freely of their time and
  talents in behalf of their community make the world a better place,
  and on November 4, 2012, Mary Oberlin was recognized for her
  lifetime of civic engagement at the second annual Exemplary Women
  of Irving High Tea event; and
         WHEREAS, Mrs. Oberlin has been active in numerous
  organizations and initiatives in the local area; she worked for 10
  years with Irving Community Services and the United Way, helping to
  improve child care and to expand resources for the mentally
  disabled, and she participated in the United Irving campaign
  organized by Irving Community Hospital; as a member of Park People,
  she assisted in the organization and construction of Victoria Park,
  and she served for eight years on the Cultural Affairs Council of
  Irving; and
         WHEREAS, This dedicated volunteer played a key role in the
  development of the Irving Cancer Society, and her efforts to aid
  those in need have included service with Irving Youth and Family
  Counseling and with the Housing and Human Services Board, which she
  oversaw as president; she has also held the office of president in
  the Irving Woman's Club, the Las Colinas Women's Association, the
  Irving Heritage Society, and the Irving Symphony League, and she
  maintains her membership in all of those groups; moreover, she
  provided valuable guidance during her tenure on the Irving
  Community Television Network and Irving DART advisory boards; and
         WHEREAS, Mrs. Oberlin has further distinguished herself
  through her service as a member of the Irving Clinic Board and the
  board of La Buena Vida Foundation, which offers temporary housing
  to homeless teenagers; she is a longtime congregant of Plymouth
  Park United Methodist Church and is a former president of United
  Methodist Women, and she has been a member of the League of Women
  Voters for half a century; and
         WHEREAS, Mary Oberlin has benefited her fellow citizens
  through many years of purposeful endeavor, and in so doing, she has
  set an inspiring example of compassion, commitment, and generosity;
  now, therefore, be it
         RESOLVED, That the House of Representatives of the 83rd Texas
  Legislature hereby congratulate Mary Oberlin on her selection as
  one of the Exemplary Women of Irving and extend to her sincere best
  wishes for continued success in her important work; and, be it
         RESOLVED, That an official copy of this resolution be
  prepared for Mrs. Oberlin as an expression of high regard by the
  Texas House of Representatives.