The discussion around who should receive the Mary Robinson Award this year was very short indeed!
The winner has not been a member as long as Mary has, but in the time she has been in DMTC, she has also given of her services most freely, so that the organisation and running of the company has been as smooth as possible. In 2000, she rapidly became our Secretary under difficult circumstances. She had to learn on the job, and she did this spectacularly well. With the ethos of “if a jobs worth doing, it’s worth doing well” she set to and made sure that our time in GALA was as good as it possibly could be.
Everything we could ask of her was done to the highest standard. We noted last year that because of an impending hip operation and increased family commitments, she was stepping down from her role as Production Secretary, but that she would stay on committee to make sure the new incumbent had guidance – a mark of her commitment to DMTC.
It is with great delight that we announce that the 2017 Mary Robinson Award goes to Ruth Ball.