Warren Thomas

For services both great and small, for dedicated service rendered over many years, for diligence and dedication, Warren Thomas has been named by the Board of Directors and affirmed by our Chautauqua UCC Society at our August, 2016, Annual Meeting, as Facilities Manager Emeritus.  In addition, the new Mayflower elevator has been named the Thomas Elevator in honor of Warren & Shirley.  Warren & Shirley have promised to be among the first to take a ride all the way to the 3rd floor when we dedicate this new elevator.  You won't want to miss it next summer.  A complete copy of the Emeritus Resolution follows:

THE CHAUTAUQUA UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST SOCIETY

Resolution

Approving Appointment of Warren Thomas as Facilities Manager Emeritus

WHEREAS, in special recognition of distinguished service to the Chautauqua United Church of Christ Society at Chautauqua Institution, Chautauqua, NY, the Board of Directors wishes to acknowledge Warren Thomas, by appointing him as Facilities Manager Emeritus; and WHEREAS, Warren served on the Chautauqua UCC Society Board of Directors from 1999 - 2005; and

WHEREAS, Warren and Shirley served as Hosts from 2006 - 2011; and WHEREAS, Warren served for 12 years as Facilities Manager from 2005 to 2016; and

WHEREAS, Warren, during his tenure as Facilities Manager, oversaw a complete make over of Headquarters making our central location a home for many with inviting furnishings, spiritual nurture, and the most enjoyable rockers on campus; and WHEREAS, Warren, during his tenure as Facilities Manager, oversaw the installation of washers and dryers in all our buildings making for a joyous staff and guests; and

WHEREAS, Warren, during his tenure as Facilities Manager, oversaw major repairs on the exterior of both the Mayflower and the Reformed Church House adding beauty and easier work weekends; and WHEREAS, Warren, during his tenure as Facilities Manager, oversaw the addition of new chairs, refrigerators, and appliances to our Mayflower Dining Room producing delicious meals and hearty conversation; and

WHEREAS, Warren, during his tenure as Facilities Manager, oversaw the addition of ceiling fans in all the rooms which were high enough – YEAH!; and

WHEREAS, Warren, during his tenure as Facilities Manager, oversaw replacing old sinks in many guest rooms for the delighted guests; and

WHEREAS, Warren, during his tenure as Facilities Manager, oversaw replacing the roof on all our buildings keeping us dry through many a Chautauqua storm; and

WHEREAS, Warren, during his tenure as Facilities Manager, oversaw the addition of an ice machine in the Mayflower Dining Room for all to have a cool drink; and

WHEREAS, Warren, during his tenure as Facilities Manager, oversaw, perhaps much to Warren’s chagrin, the addition of internet access to all buildings;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by The Board of Directors of the Chautauqua United Church of Christ Society that it approves appointment of Warren Thomas, as Facilities Manager Emeritus.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this Board herein extends its deepest appreciation to Warren for his dedication and service to The Chautauqua United Church of Christ Society, and to the people of this Society.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this Resolution be recorded in the permanent minutes of the Society and that a copy be given to Warren.

______________________________________ August 20, 2016
President of the Board