As their time on the VAHS Executive Board draws to a close, we want to express our sincere gratitude for their service. Board service is the toughest volunteer role, and they took on their Board duties with dedication and grace.
More than their amazing ability to connect friends to our organization through our Board meetings, annual meetings and events or their willingness to support every fundraising effort we had, we are most grateful for their active leadership as a judicious steward of our organization. We know they always carefully deliberated on matters before the board or the membership, even when the decisions were difficult.
Not seeking another term was clearly a difficult decision for them, and we respect their decision. A famous peace activist once said, “Wisdom is knowing what to do next; virtue is doing it.” They are both wise and virtuous, and we are grateful they shared those qualities with us. David, who stepped down earlier this summer was replaced by Ray Gill of Fredericksburg and will remain as a member of the Board. Frank resigned on December 11th. He will be sorely missed by this group and we wish him all the best and look forward to staying in touch with him for years to come.