Dave and Noni Godfrey – December 11th 2007
NIRS Bronze Medal Award:
It was with great pleasure that President Harry Wright presented the ARS Bronze Medal to Dave and Noni Godfrey on December 11th, 2007. The Bronze Medal is awarded for outstanding contributions to a Chapter and is the highest commendation awarded by a local Chapter in the Society. Since joining NIRS in 2002, Dave and Noni’s exceptional organizational and leadership skills have been a tremendous asset to the club.
Dave has managed our Ways and Means area since 2004 and has been instrumental in the ongoing success of our Rhodo Sales and Garden Tours. His initiatives have included the streamlining of some of our administrative processes as well as offering us the opportunity to promote the club with our NIRS vests. He is an excellent writer and editor, and together with Noni and assistance from Garth Wedemire, has developed our impressive Web Site.
As Librarian, Noni continued with improvements to our library, purchasing wonderful books and making the collection titles available in print and on line. As newsletter editor, Noni has carried on from Mary Palmer’s outstanding era. Noni’s knowledge of desktop publishing, collection of graphics, and other personal touches has made it one of the best newsletters in the District. Now aptly named the Rhodoteller, the newsletter is full of interesting information, great photographs, and sought after recipes. Noni is our resident computer expert and with her skills and guidance our newsletter is now distributed electronically and available on our website.
Both Dave and Noni contribute endless hours to the club and can be seen hard at work at every NIRS event. As active club members they can be counted on to be both welcoming and gracious in any situation and we congratulate them on being awarded the Bronze Medal.