By Lyndia Heward
For the Salisbury Post
SALISBURY — Friends of the Salisbury Symphony recently saluted the orchestra’s 50th anniversary by hosting the Southeastern Orchestra Volunteer Association’s annual Roundtable meeting.
Even through Hurricane Matthew had devastated areas in which many of the members live, almost 50 people were welcomed including the most men ever to attend a SOVA meeting.
The conference’s “All Aboard” theme was inspired, in part, by Salisbury’s historic train station located in the heart of the city. Held in one of the local churches, the conference focused on recruiting and managing volunteer boards, members, developing social media skills and successful fund-raising activities.
The event tried to tap into as much of Salisbury’s history and culture as it could.