H.R. No. 39
         WHEREAS, The Rowlett Citizen Corps Council is celebrating its
  20th anniversary in 2023, and this occasion provides a fitting
  opportunity to reflect on the organization's vital work in behalf
  of the community; and
         WHEREAS, Founded in 2003, the Rowlett Citizen Corps Council
  coordinates the activities of six volunteer programs that prepare
  for and respond to such threats as terrorism, natural disasters,
  severe weather outbreaks, public health issues, and local
  emergencies; and
         WHEREAS, These six programs include the Rowlett Community
  Emergency Response Team (CERT), the EastTex Regional CERT, the
  Rowlett Fire Corps, Rowlett Explorer Post One, the Rowlett Amateur
  Radio Emergency Service, and BSA Troop No. 646; and
         WHEREAS, Altogether, the council's programs benefit from the
  participation of approximately 400 active members, who have donated
  nearly 300,000 service hours valued at over $7 million; in
  addition, the council and its affiliated programs have provided
  more than 1,250 students with CERT training; and
         WHEREAS, For two decades, the Rowlett Citizen Corps Council
  has worked tirelessly to ensure that area communities are safer,
  stronger, and better prepared, and it is a pleasure to recognize the
  invaluable contributions of this exemplary organization; now,
  therefore, be it
         RESOLVED, That the House of Representatives of the 88th Texas
  Legislature hereby commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Rowlett
  Citizen Corps Council and extend to its members and affiliates
  sincere best wishes for continued success with their important
  work; and, be it further
         RESOLVED, That an official copy of this resolution be
  prepared for the council as an expression of high regard by the
  Texas House of Representatives.
  Speaker of the House     
         I certify that H.R. No. 39 was adopted by the House on March
  1, 2023, by a non-record vote.
  Chief Clerk of the House