Current Status Bill Number:
1258Type of Legislation: Senate Resolution SRIntroducing Body: SenateIntroduced Date: 19960319Primary Sponsor: MooreAll Sponsors: MooreDrafted Document Number: pt\2337dw.96Date Bill Passed both Bodies: 19960319Subject: Mrs. Jo-Anne V. Newman
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CONGRATULATING AND COMMENDING MRS. JO-ANNE V. NEWMAN OF AIKEN COUNTY ON RECOGNIZING HER AS THE FIRST WOMAN TO REFEREE AN AMATEUR BOXING MATCH AT THE NATIONAL LEVEL IN JUNE OF 1993.
Whereas, it has come to the attention of the members of the Senate that Mrs. Jo-Anne V. Newman of Aiken County has achieved a first not achieved by any other person at this time; and
Whereas, Mrs. Newman became the first woman to referee amateur boxing at the national level at the National Junior Olympic Championships; and
Whereas, the first and only woman referee in South Carolina, Mrs. Newman holds multiple state offices including South Carolina Junior Olympic Chairman, a position she has been elected to since 1991; and
Whereas, she is a member of the South Carolina State Athletic Commission and appointed to the Aiken County Athletic Commission; and
Whereas, Jo-Anne Newman also is serving a two-year term as Region 3 Chairman, an elective office which encompasses Georgia, Florida, Florida Gold Coast, and the Carolinas; and
Whereas, as Vice President and Administrator of the North Augusta Boxing Club, she has been officiating since 1977 and became nationally certified as judge and official in 1983; and
Whereas, Mrs. Newman unselfishly contributes two nights a week to boxers who are interesting in pulling up their grades at school and are coached by Mrs. Newman after boxing training; and
Whereas, being the first in any particular activity is a legacy that has brought much honor and attention to our State by Mrs. Newman being known as the first lady referee. Now, therefore,
Be it resolved by the Senate:
That the members of the South Carolina State Senate, by this resolution, congratulate and commend Mrs. Jo-Anne V. Newman of Aiken County as the first woman to referee an amateur boxing match at the national level in June of 1993.
Be it further resolved that a copy of this resolution be forwarded to Mrs. Jo-Anne V. Newman.