July 29, 2016
Resolution Honoring Bruce Ridge
Whereas, Bruce Ridge has been involved in the International Conference of Symphony and Opera Musicians (ICSOM) for 23 years; and
Whereas, Bruce Ridge has been involved with the work of the Governing Board of ICSOM for 14 years; and
Whereas, Bruce Ridge has been Chairperson of ICSOM for 5 terms, a period covering 10 years, longer than any of his predecessors; and
Whereas, Bruce Ridge is concluding his final term as ICSOM Chairperson in August of 2016; and
Whereas, Bruce Ridge has not only been a strong leader and Arts Advocate but he has been a true advocate for Symphonic Musicians throughout his career by working tirelessly to promote a positive message about symphony orchestras to the public; and
Whereas, Bruce Ridge's inspirational work will continue to positively impact the lives of symphonic musicians for decades to come; and
Whereas, Bruce Ridge has provided invaluable leadership to the musicians of ICSOM orchestras; and
Whereas, Bruce Ridge has initiated numerous campaigns that have provided monetary assistance to symphony orchestra musicians, exceeding one million dollars in contributions; now, therefore, be it
Resolved, That the Regional Orchestra Players' Association hereby applauds and commends Bruce Ridge for his service to ICSOM and its members and for his tireless friendship and support of ROPA; and, further, be it
Resolved, That ROPA wishes to thank Bruce Ridge for his true support, devotion, and friendship to ROPA and our 7,000 members; as we wish him all the best in his future endeavors.
The ROPA Executive Board
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