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And the winner is...

The winner of Secretary of the Year Award 2021 is Barbara Lister of the Vale of York Branch.

We had a great selection of nominations this year with Barbara receiving three for this Award.

Barbara and her daughter, Helen, joined the Vale of York Branch in 1976. By 1985, Barbara became a full-time volunteer and took over the catering at events providing a variety of hot food and refreshments for members, coaches and fellow volunteers. From 1988, Barbara joined the committee and catered for every camp until covid hit. Barbara prepped and cooked homemade meals, including her infamous Sunday dinner and tracks sponge puddings.

Barbara became the Branch Secretary in 2001 and Secretary for Area 3 in 2004 where she has supported both Peggy Alpin and Nicky Morrison through some difficult times. Her fellow volunteers describe Barbara as “loyal, hardworking, committed” and “an amazing lady who has dedicated decades of her life to The Vale of York Pony Club.”

We think this award is well deserved. We offer huge thanks to Barbara for her dedication and support to The Pony Club, Area 3 and Vale of York.

Nominations have opened for our 2022 award. Do you have a Secretary who has gone above and beyond for your Branch? Why not submit a nomination for them. Click here