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Senior Association inducts two into its Hall of Fame

Jill Jackson



ASHEBORO — The Randolph Senior Adults Association (RSAA) has inducted two longstanding volunteers to the organization’s Hall of Fame. 


The RSAA Hall of Fame, located just inside the Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Adult Resource and Education Center, was inaugurated in 2015 after RSAA moved to its new location on W. Salisbury Street. 


The Wall is intended to honor and recognize individuals who have gone above and beyond the call of duty in service to seniors. The names and photos are synonymous with commitment and dedication to RSSA’s mission to empower adults ages 50 and over in Randolph County toward a life of personal independence, healthy aging, social connection and life-long learning.


Each inductee is chosen through a nomination and selection process with RSAA’s Board of Directors. Eleven individuals are part of the Hall of Fame.


The new Hall of Fame inductees are:


Duffy Johnson 

Duffy Johnson served multiple terms on the Randolph Senior Adults Association Board of Directors and presided as Board President on two separate occasions: 2005-08 and 2012-13. He served as Co-Chair on the Capital Campaign for the construction of the Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Adult Resource & Education Center and was instrumental in raising funds for and finding the primary location. He served and led the Search Committee for the past three Executive Directors of RSAA. He has served for approximately 25 years on the Randolph County Aging Services Planning Committee, also having served as Vice Chair. 


Johnson served as Chair of the Finance Sub-Committee that oversees Randolph County’s funding to Regional Consolidated Services and the RSAA through the Home and Community Care Block Grant. A community icon, Johnson was named Citizen of the Year by the Asheboro/Randolph Chamber of Commerce and inducted into the Red Jacket Club.


Betty Hunt 

Tireless, thoughtful and wise, Betty Hunt has been a long-standing, dedicated volunteer for RSAA. She served on the RSAA Board of Directors, as an active Ex-Officio member of the Board, and on the Randolph County Aging Services Planning Committee. She has been a Delegate to the NC Senior Tar Heel Legislature (NCSTHL), where she worked within Randolph County to listen to concerns and support the 60+ population of NC, as well as advocate for resources for older adults. From 2009-11 Hunt served as Speaker of the NCSTHL, the highest honor for an individual’s commitment and contribution to the betterment of aging in NC.


 In 2021, she received the Governor’s Volunteer Service Award, an award designed to recognize the state’s most dedicated volunteers. For years, Betty led senior outreach efforts at New Union United Methodist Church and helped plan RSAA’s annual fundraiser, Randolph Treasures.