2007 Owl AwardBertha Ford
Bertha did an excellent job of bringing in interesting, high-quality speakers to our monthly meetings.
After seven years acting as RDRN’s speaker coordinator, Bertha resigned from the Board. She did an excellent job of bringing in interesting, high-quality speakers to our monthly meetings. Not only did she contact, schedule, and make the logistical arrangements for the speakers, she went the extra mile by meeting them for dinner at a local restaurant before the meeting. Most of the speakers she was able to attract had wide public appeal so many of our meetings were attended by non-members as well.
“I met many interested and talented people from different parts of Alberta as well as one from Saskatchewan and one from Nunavut,”
Bertha explained when asked to summarize her years as coordinator. “Having dinner with the guests was always pleasant, and provided me with a unique opportunity to learn about them and their topic.”
She was so dedicated she even arranged holidays and personal events so she would be available for the presentations.
Thank, Bertha, for a job well done.