Honoring Marcia Reed upon the occasion of being selected as the 2013 South Jefferson Citizen of the Year

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  • 02 / May / 2013
  • 07 / May / 2013
  • 07 / May / 2013

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION honoring Marcia Reed upon the occasion of being
selected as the 2013 South Jefferson Citizen of the Year

WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body to call attention to
the dedicated efforts of those individuals from across the State of New
York who volunteer their time and energies in service to the community;
WHEREAS, This Legislative Body is justly proud to honor Marcia Reed
upon the occasion of being selected as the 2013 South Jefferson Citizen
of the Year for her long-standing commitment to volunteerism; and
WHEREAS, Volunteerism is an essential element of all societies; it
provides a way in which the human values of community, caring and serv-
ing can be sustained and strengthened; and
WHEREAS, Volunteerism promotes family and community solidarity; most
importantly, people who volunteer their time in civic and charitable
endeavors inspire others to the call of volunteerism; and
WHEREAS, Marcia Reed began volunteering as a young girl in the Adams
United Methodist Church; and
WHEREAS, The outpouring of love and support which Marcia Reed
witnessed from her church and her community when her father was diag-
nosed with Parkinson's Disease in the 1950s, influenced her to dedicate
herself to volunteerism throughout her life; and
WHEREAS, Marcia Reed taught Sunday school at the Adams United Metho-
dist Church for 46 years, while at the same time, serving as the
church's education chairwoman and coordinator of the vacation Bible
School; and
WHEREAS, Marcia Reed spent many years volunteering as secretary for
the South Jefferson Parent Teacher Organization as well as secretary for
the S.J.C.S. Leuze-Reardon-Belloff Scholarship and Loan program; and
WHEREAS, In addition, Marcia Reed was a board member of the South
Jefferson Ecumenical Council, chairwoman of the Annual Crop Walk, and a
volunteer for the South Jefferson United Way for many years, eventually
serving as its Chairwoman; she was honored in 1978 by the United Way as
its Volunteer of the Year; and
WHEREAS, Currently, Marcia Reed serves as the president of the Rohde
Center in Adams, New York, working with people who are struggling to
feed their families; and
WHEREAS, Moreover, Marcia Reed is the AARP Driver Safety Program Coor-
dinator, and volunteers for the Salvation Army Red Kettle campaign; she
serves on the Board of Directors of the Historical Association of South
Jefferson, the committee for the Adams United Methodist Church
Staff/Pastor parish relations, and its Worship Committee, as well as
chairwoman for the Annual Church Christmas Bazaar; and
WHEREAS, It is the practice of this Legislative Body that those who
enhance the well-being and vitality of their community and have shown a
long and sustained commitment to excellence certainly have earned the
recognition and applause of all the citizens of this great Empire State;
now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
honor Marcia Reed upon the occasion of being selected as the 2013 South
Jefferson Citizen of the Year; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Marcia Reed.


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