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People & Places Sunday, Feb. 22

Alpha Delta Kappa Mu Chapter initiates new sisters

Alpha Delta Kappa, an International Honorary Organization for Women Educators, has more than 30,000 members. The purposes of Alpha Delta Kappa include recognizing outstanding educators, promoting excellence in education, world understanding and altruism. Mu chapter of Salisbury initiated four new sisters recently.


Delta Xi Omega participates Founders’ Day

On Saturday, Feb. 7, more than 350 members of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority gathered in Charlotte to celebrate the first Western Carolina Cluster Founders’ Day Celebration. The seven chapters which compose the Western Carolina Cluster joined together to host the director of the Mid-Atlantic Region, Joyce Henderson, of Arlington, Va., who served as keynote speaker. Twenty-five members from the Salisbury chapter were in attendance. Three of the members were Jewell W. Holland, Sarah S. Lightner and Lillie M. Nelson, who have been members of the sorority more than fifty years.

Serving on the Founders’ Day Steering Committee were Suzette H. Davis and L. Sh’Rae Moore, both members of the local chapter.

In keeping with the national theme “Linking Our Pearls to Launch New Dimensions of Service,” Delta Xi Omega Chapter contributed financially to Food for Thought, which targets childhood hunger awareness.

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. was founded in 1908. The sorority presently boasts a membership of more than 265,000 college-trained women dedicated to personal and professional development and community service. Dorothy Buckhanan Wilson is the international president of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc.


The Alternative Art Gallery

Everyday is an art event in the Entry Alcove Windows leading into Salisbury Wine Shop.

Currently seven artists are showing their talents in these windows: painters Jeff Saine, Janet Payne, Kimberly Caldwell and Stacy Mann.

Twin City Artisans Sue Davis, Pam Buchannon and Sue Smith have a display of three art forms in another window. Davis has functional glass pieces, Smith has an array of stained glass work, and Buchannon displays baskets, vases and trays woven from bark, kudzoo, honeysuckle and other vines, harvesting, drying and weaving unique designs.

The atlternative gallery in the wine shop windows are lit when the shop is open Tuesday through Saturday and for special events. Stacy Mann and Sue Davis also display their works at Green Goat Gallery and Fun Finds on Fulton.


Salisbury Rowan CWU annual meeting

The local unit of Church Women United met on Feb. 8 at Moore’s Chapel AME Zion church for the annual meeting. The Rev. Carolyn Bratton was host pastor.

Those participating in the program included out-going SRCWU president Lynn Bolick, chaplain Gwendolyn Ellis, soloist Dorothy Gill-Smith, Chi Chi Ray Leazer and keynote speaker the Rev. Barrie Miller Kirby, pastor of Spencer Presbyterian Church.

The Valiant Woman Award was presented to Lynn Bolick by president-elect Doris Boyd-Brown.

Bolick, member of St Luke’s Episcopal Church, has been active in CWU for five years, serving as president for the last two years.

She was inspired by her mother, Jodie Monroe, who was active in Church Women United, serving as president of the Nashville, Tenn. unit in the early 60s and active in the civil rights movement with the Nashville CWU unit during that time. Jodie Monroe, who is 91, lives in High Point and was present to see her daughter receive the award.

During the business session Jean Lowery, CWU state president-elect, installed the following new officers: Doris Boyd-Brown, president; Dorothy Gill-Smith, vice-president; Jean Kennedy, recording secretary; Ella D. Wood, communications chair; Sarah Byerly, ecumenical development chair; telephone committee chair, Brenda Venning; committee members Carol Ann Stout, Genny Reed, Jean Little; nominations chair, Lynn Bolick; Young CWU sub-group chair, Sandra Hunt.

The next celebration of SRCWU will be a prayer breakfast at Trinity Presbyterian Church on March 7 at 9 a.m. Ecumenical action project for the prayer breakfast will be collecting towels, bath cloths, socks, and flip-flops for the Rowan Helping Ministries.

CWU continues to organize and advocate under the mantra “Agreed To Differ, Resolved To Love, United To Serve.”


Department of Music at Catawba College presents Our Song2

Coming Sunday, March 1 at 5:30 p.m., the Department of Music at Catawba College will present Our Song2. This is the first of two Choral Concerts featuring music selected and performed by members of the various choral ensembles on the campus of Catawba College.

Our Song1 was presented last spring, and the format proved to be so successful that it was decided that a repeat performance was necessary. Our Song2 will feature choral selections drawn primarily from the late twentieth century along with traditional folk songs and spirituals.

As in the past, the program will feature the Catawba Singers, the largest choral ensemble on the campus, and the Chamber Singers, a smaller auditioned ensemble. New this year is the Catawba POP A Cappella ensemble, a group devoted to the performance of current hits and contemporary music. This concert will mark their debut performance.

The one hour performance will be held in Omwake-Dearborn Chapel on the campus of Catawba College.

The choirs are under the direction of Dr. Phillip E. Burgess, director of choral activities and accompanied by Jacob Hahn and Susan Trivette. The concert is free and open to the public.


Lenoir-Rhyne A Cappella Choir announces local winter concerts and music-mission trip

HICKORY — The Lenoir-Rhyne University A Cappella Choir, directed by Paul D. Weber, will tour Costa Rica March 12-23 on a music–mission trip after performing winter concerts in North Carolina.  Accompanying the choir will be Jeana Neal Borman, Lenoir-Rhyne University collaborative artist.  The choir will perform in Costa Rica in a variety of venues and for worship with congregations of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Costa Rica (ILCO).

Local winter concerts include appearances on Feb. 28 at 7 p.m. at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church,  in China Grove; on March 1 at 11 a.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Salisbury; and on March 7 at7:30 p.m. at Grace Chapel on the campus of Lenoir-Rhyne University.


Free advance care planning workshop 

KANNAPOLIS — The United Methodist Women (UMW) at Mt. Mitchell United Methodist Church, 6001 Old Salisbury-Concord Road, will host an Advance Care Planning Workshop on Saturday, March 14, from 10 a.m. to noon in the fellowship hall.

Chaplain Ric Durham, Spiritual Care Director for Hospice and Palliative Care of Cabarrus County, will conduct the workshop, which is open to anyone interested. Notaries public will be present, and no fee will be charged for anyone wishing to prepare a Living Will or Healthcare Power of Attorney.

In conjunction with the workshop, there will be a Mission Project for a Canned Food Drive, sponsored by the UMW.

With questions or to register, call 704-933-0155.





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