HONORING BETTY HARTY; Congressional Record Vol. 162, No. 55
(Extensions of Remarks - April 12, 2016)

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[Extensions of Remarks]
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                          HONORING BETTY HARTY


                      HON. DANIEL M. DONOVAN, JR.

                              of new york

                    in the house of representatives

                        Tuesday, April 12, 2016

  Mr. DONOVAN. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to honor Staten Island 
resident Betty Harty's contributions to our community and tireless 
service to great causes.
   A native of Staten Island, Betty has been heavily involved in the 
Boy Scouts organization, which she joined roughly forty-nine years ago. 
Betty served as Den Mother and a Den leader Coach for Pack Eight, 
Messiah Lutheran Church for twelve years, before becoming an 
Advancement Chairperson, a position she held for thirty-nine years. 
Additionally, Betty served as Pack Eight and Group Eight Commissioner 
for twenty years, and is now a member of Troop 26--Castleton Hill 
Messiah Church.
   Betty also has been a member of the District Committee. She served 
as the Cub Roundtable and Cub Adult Treasury. Betty also chaired the 
Cub Pow Wow Treasury for Staten Island Council. Currently, Betty is on 
the Advancement Committee for Staten Island Council for Eagle Scouts. 
She has been on the Staten Island Council Committee for seventeen 
   Betty has been active with parent-teacher associations at P.S. 36, 
Bernstein Intermediate and Tottenville High. She was a leading 
volunteer for five years at P.S. 36, a library volunteer, and taught in 
the after school center. Betty was team mother for the South Shore 
Little League and the Babe Ruth League. She has also been engaged in 
teaching Sunday school.
   Twenty years ago, Betty became involved with the Have a Heart 
Foundation, the Staten Island based organization that helps raise 
financial aid for people to fund therapy treatments not covered by 
insurance. This wonderful foundation helps mitigate some of the 
expensive medical costs in New York, and is a member of the Staten 
Island Children's Campaign.
   Mr. Speaker, Betty Harty's dedication to serving our community and 
positively influencing our youth is the essence of a model 
humanitarian. I thank her for all of her great work and I am proud to 
honor this great woman who has consistently touched the lives of people 
across Staten Island.