Ministerial Association honors two
Published 12:00 am Tuesday, December 1, 2009
The Salisbury-Rowan Ministerial Association (SRMA) honored two members of the community at its quarterly meeting recently.
Honored were Kathy McDuffie, director of secondary education for the Rowan-Salisbury School System, and the Rev. Evelyn McMahon, vice president of SRMA.
McDuffie presented a program on the school system’s Graduation Project and solicited clergy for mentoring and other involvement. Her multi-media presentation was awe-inspiring.
McMahon was honored for more than 10 years of community leadership. In addition to her service on the Ministerial Association, McMahon is a volunteer chaplain at Rowan Regional and past director of the Hanford-Dole Chapter of the American Red Cross.
McDuffie and McMahon were presented Community Service Awards by the Rev. Robert Freeman, the Rev. Dr. Fleming Otey and the Rev. Martha Ballard, associate pastor of First United Methodist Church.
The Ministerial Alliance is celebrating more than 55 years of service to the community.
The first luncheon meetings were held during the 1940s near the start of World War II. The Ministerial Association was instrumental in establishing chaplains at Rowan Regional Medical Center, Rowan Helping Ministries and Crop Walk.
SRMA supports the Mayor’s Spiritual Luncheon, Covenant Community Connection, Let’s Get Connected Day and, more recently, founded the Mid-Carolina National Council of Community and Justice.
The next quarterly meeting of the SRMA will be held on Tuesday, May 12, at noon at First United Methodist Church.
For more information, go to the SRMA Web site, Community and Spiritual Leaders Resources, at www.otey-ministry.info.