Resolution J1675-2013

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



  • May 7, 2013: ADOPTED
  • May 2, 2013: REFERRED TO FINANCE


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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