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Marty Paulk Cheerleader Award

   This year marks the twenty fourth year that GERL has been helping horses in Georgia. While those members who are very active today, are vital to the continued survival, growth, and effectiveness of the organization, let us not forget those who have gone before.
One who must never be forgotten is Marty Paulk. She was among the very first passionate warriors in the fight against equine mistreatment in our state. Marty was a lifelong horsewoman and then became the consummate “horse show mom” to her horse loving daughters. She was one of the first to embrace and work very hard to establish and accomplish the GERL mission. She never missed a chance to support GERL with her kind words, her generous heart, and her boundless energy.

   It was Marty who organized and hosted the GERL Christmas Party in the beginning years and she who arrived at each weekend camping event in the early morning hours to begin preparations for insuring that the participants were served a hearty breakfast and, above all, hot coffee. She wrote the most beautiful notes on behalf of GERL to those who may have suffered a loss or who deserved praise or needed encouragement. When cancer took Marty from us, it was indeed a sad day for the Georgia horse community.

   Your GERL Board of Directors now seeks to keep Marty’s memory alive by awarding the prestigious “Marty Paulk Cheerleader Award” each year to a GERL member who, like Marty, has worked very hard to support horses in need and promote GERL at every opportunity. The coveted trophy is kept by the recipients for one year as a reminder of the appreciation it represents. It is then returned to be presented to the next honoree. Each year, the winner’s name is engraved on a brass plate which is mounted on a beautiful walnut placard where it joins the names of previous winners. The placard is proudly displayed at each GERL event.

   I would like to note that the choice of each year’s recipient, is always very difficult as there are, thankfully, many who deserve the honor.

     
     
Mickey Farmer - 2009
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Ray Ziebell - Spring 2010
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Susan Archer - Fall 2010
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Anne Ensminger - 2011
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Andee DeMoss Rogers - 2012
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Diana Kelsey - 2013
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Jan Smith - 2014
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Linda Kundell - 2015
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