From the chair – At each of our Buncombe County GOP Executive Committee meetings, the chair works to identify and recognize an exceptional BCGOP volunteer with our Silver Eagle Award. All volunteers deserve our appreciation – this one is given to those who go the extra mile and stand out as exceptional contributors.

What are we looking for? A quick list includes a positive approach, constructive engagement, dedication to our principles and platform and a recognition of the importance of practices that bring us together as a Buncombe Republican family.

This month we have recognized someone most of you will recognize – Gail Harding.

Gail has long been a special part of our family and no one – repeat – no one has tried harder – for more years – to give a vibrant voice to conservative values in our community.

A copy of her award is posted below, but we wanted to share the specific language we used to honor Gail. Every single word fits and is well earned –

    – BCGOP SILVER EAGLE AWARD –

ON BEHALF OF ALL BUNCOMBE REPUBLICANS, THE CHAIRMAN HEREBY RECOGNIZES

Mrs. Gail Harding

IT IS WITH GREAT PLEASURE WE EXTEND OUR DEEP APPRECIATION AND THANKS TO YOU AS AN EXCEPTIONAL MEMBER OF THE BUNCOMBE COUNTY REPUBLICAN FAMILY. SINCE JOINING WITH US IN 1984, YOUR MODEL OF CONTRIBUTION AND VALUE-DRIVEN ENGAGEMENT HAS BEEN PERSISTENTLY EXCEPTIONAL. TIME AFTER TIME, WHEN OUR COMMUNITY NEEDED PRINCIPLED LEADERSHIP ON MATTERS OF IMPORTANCE, YOU HAVE STEPPED UP WITH YOUR MEASURED AND ENTHUSIASTIC MODEL OF SERVICE. AS A PUBLIC VOICE FOR CHRISTIAN CONSERVATIVE VALUES IN OUR COMMUNITY, YOU HAVE NO PEER. WITHOUT EXCEPTION YOUR LETTERS-TO-THE-EDITOR AND OPINION PIECES ARE REMARKABLY SMART, COGENT AND FIRMLY ANCHORED IN THE MISSION OF KEEPING THE CONSERVATIVE MOVEMENT ALIVE AND VIGOROUS. MOST NOTABLY – YOUR VOICE FOR OUR PRO-TRADITIONAL MARRIAGE AND PRO-LIFE DEDICATIONS HAS BEEN EXTRAORDINARILY CLEAR AND CONSISTENT. TRULY, WHEN THERE IS WORK TO BE DONE – YOU ARE THERE IN A POSITIVE AND RELIABLE FASHION. IT IS FOR THESE AND MANY OTHER REASONS, WE TAKE SPECIAL DELIGHT IN RECOGNIZING YOU AS THE BCGOP NOVEMBER, 2018 SILVER EAGLE AWARD HONOREE.

With gratitude:

Carl Mumpower, Ph.D., Chair

November 26th, 2018

When you see Gail – please echo our appreciation. We are blessed by knowing her and having her on our side!

 

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