Honestly, while I welcome the new board members today I am sad to Dave leave his role on the board.
Dave has played a critical role in shaping the future of the AGA and the Guernsey for the positive.
One of the key talents I have come to admire in Dave his his ability to build consensus by building bridges and bringing people together.
He has displayed amazing knowledge of the breed as well as forging with the board a vision for the future. He is sharp and has showed wisdom in driving the association forward.
He is committed to the purpose of the AGA and cares for members, family and the Guernsey cow.
I recall the first time I met Dave personally. He picked me up at the Pittsburg airport smiling ear to ear. We travelled together for a week–he is a great teacher and was very generous in sharing his knowledge of the breed, the AGA and the people. He also tells some awesome jokes. (Why don’t Guernsey cows have money? Because the farmers milk them dry !)
In the process not only have I come to appreciated his leadership, I also value the friendship we have developed.
I am certain Dave will continue to have a strong influence on the association and will continue to support the great legacy he richly deserves. He and the board piloted the organization through incredibly difficult times and he and the leadership deserve credit for that effort.
I wish Dave the best as he takes some time to get some well deserved rest for AGA duties. The rest of the board only wishes home the best as well.
Thank you Dave for your service and leadership. We and the association salute you.