In the spirit of Thanksgiving, I am writing you all to express my deepest gratitude to two members of our community who are long overdue for an acknowledgment of their ongoing commitment to our school. It gives me great pleasure to officially announce two awards for Outstanding Service to Amherst Ballet, for the years of 2016 - 2017.
Beth Eagleson is the parent of a dancer, has served on the Board of Directors including a term as Vice President, and is now the leading voice of the new Amherst Ballet Family Association. She has volunteered at countless events, and brings positive energy and good cheer to the school every time she walks in the door. Her belief in the success of the school is one of the things that inspired myself and our Business Director, Josh Pearson, to accept our current positions.
Nicola Metcalf is also the parent of a dancer, and has served multiple terms on the Board of Directors. She is now also involved in the Family Association, and continues to volunteer her time and offer assistance to the general running of the organization. Nicola has been a member of the Amherst Ballet community for a very long time. Her unwavering commitment to the school has been the cause of many positive changes, and her presence has been felt in the studio itself when she attends class as an adult dancer, at performances, and in the administration of our programs.
There are many things at Amherst Ballet that would never have happened if it were not for the generosity and good will of Beth and Nicola. We are honored by their service and our gratitude to both of them is limitless. Please join us in thanking them for their exceptional contributions!
In honor of these awards, Beth and Nicola's names are being engraved on plaques, that will join the others hanging up at the school outside the studios.
Thank you Beth and Nicola, on behalf of myself and Josh, and from the whole school community. I wish you all a very Happy Thanksgiving!