Marty Paulk Cheerleader Awards
2013 Winner Diana Kelsey
be difficult to imagine Georgia Equine Rescue League
without thinking of Diana Kelsey. She has been an active
member and supporter of this organization since the very
early days. Truly a “free spirit” with a good heart,
Diana has more friends than just about anyone. A GERL
event without Diana would feel as if something dear and
important was missing and would not provide nearly as
much fun. No doubt, to receive the Marty Paulk
Cheerleader Award holds special meaning for Diana as she
and Marty shared a deep love for horses and often worked
side by side to help build GERL.
Over the years, Diana has served GERL in many
capacities. It was her idea to design and create a
beautiful three-fold color brochure which would define
the purpose and describe the programs supported by GERL.
That brochure has been sent out by mail and distributed
by volunteers at many GERL information booths so that
others might know about Georgia’s horse problem and
exactly what GERL is doing to solve it.
Diana has been a valuable member of the GERL Board of
Directors while serving as Treasurer and Co-Newsletter
Always one of the first to volunteer at any GERL event,
Diana has organized and gathered items for many of our
auctions, she has prepared and served food to our hungry
trail riders, and is always available for the job that
is everyone’s least favorite, post event clean up.
After the many hours of hard work Diana has contributed
to making GERL an effective and successful organization,
it is she who is always first to saddle up for a trail
ride with old and new friends or to hit the dance floor
to get the party started on a fund raiser weekend!
GERL is grateful for Diana’s past service and we all
look forward to many more years of working with her on
behalf of Georgia’s horses in need.
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