Service Spotlight: A message from our Volunteer Coordinator, Erin McLeaish
Since we had to cancel our volunteer appreciation party, I would like to extend one more, one final message of gratitude to all of our volunteers for all of their help this year. We logged over TWELVE HUNDRED volunteer hours
for our Fall Session alone! As all of our staff members know, we could not accomplish what we do without our volunteers' help. No way in the shade!
I would like to voice an extra-special thanks to a couple of individuals who have dedicated an extraordinary amount of their personal time and energies to our cause. I would like to recognizeCLINT LYNCH for being our ever-available, ever-capable handyman. He has not only donated much of his personal time and skills to repairs that were needed on the farm, but he has also financed on his own many of the projects that he has worked on.
SUSAN STEWART has spent many, many hours out here at the ranch. She has made herself available when called upon last minute to help out with several projects. She has been willing to do any kind of work asked of her, from helping out with the sessions, grooming horses, administrative tasks, mucking stalls... Anything we have asked of her she has helped out with. Her most prominent project has been the grueling process of researching and filling out all of the necessary paperwork for us to have our property recognized by the Texas Historical Commission. She has worked on this project for almost a year now, doing some of the work from California while on grandma duty. This project is not yet complete, but it shows a lot of promise to be approved of and completed soon. And it is ALL because of Susan's work.
And RICHARD GUZZI. Richard is no longer able to handle the physical hardships of sidewalking for us anymore but he continues to support our program by making regular visits that are always accompanied by a donation of some sort that is useful to our program. He has also made himself readily available for our special events by dressing up as a clown or Santa Claus and has helped out at several of our satellite booths.
STASS HUFF, we thank you for the endless hours you put in not only training horses but staff as well! Over the years, you have proven to show positive results with your horse training methods and we are grateful to have you at SpiritHorse!
Thank you all and the many, many, many volunteers that make SpiritHorse so amazing!
For information on how you can volunteer, contact Erin McLeaish