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Thank you and farewell - President's Message Nov/Dec 2019

Wednesday, January 15, 2020   (0 Comments)
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President’s Message ~ November 2019

Thank you and farewell.

It’s hard to believe this is my last president’s letter to our membership in the Tip!  Thank you so much to the NEDA members for your support during my time as president of NEDA.  I enjoyed meeting many of you and learning your stories about our shared passion for dressage.  It has truly been an honor and a privilege to serve as president of an organization held in such high regard all over the country and parts of the world!

The NEDA board of directors and all the volunteers work so hard to provide the membership with programs and events of the highest caliber.  I will miss our spirited discussions at board meetings and the synergy that develops when you bring together a passionate group of intelligent, committed people working in the best interest of our sport and our membership.

Together we’ve accomplished a great deal in the past three years, bringing in three major headliners, Carl Hester, Charlotte Dujardin and Dorothee Schneider for our symposia.  We’ve successfully transitioned the management of the NEDA Fall Festival, the largest dressage show in the country.  We’ve brought new members into the organization and onto the board, all while maintaining financial stability.  The fact that this incredible work is all done by volunteers is a true testament to commitment of the members, board and all the volunteers.

I will treasure the friendships that have grown out of my 15 years serving on the NEDA board knowing that I may never have crossed paths with so many people in the dressage world had I not had this amazing opportunity.

I am eager to see the organization grow and evolve under the leadership of Iris Berdrow, our incoming president.  In her “day job” Iris teaches international business to undergraduate and graduate students at Bentley University.  She travels regularly with her classes to Scotland and South Africa and has some amazing stories to share.  Iris has demonstrated her commitment to NEDA as an officer and done an amazing job as Treasurer of NEDA.  I look forward to seeing her bring NEDA to new heights as president.  The board has a wonderful mix of long-time members who bring a wealth of experience and knowledge, and new members with fresh ideas and energy.  I look forward to a bright future for NEDA!

Warm regards,

Phyllis


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