"I have found board service rewarding. The board has taken bold steps to build stronger relationships and I have found this empowering and satisfying. I feel respected and feel that all our board members are given the time and opportunity to express their views and opinions." - Martin Brophy
"Serving on the GALA board has completely exceeded my expectations. I came on board with some skepticism as to the viability of the association, but the turnaround process has been a pleasure to be involved with and committed to. My service has been filled with highly satisfying opportunities both in terms of professional achievement and interpersonal relationships. I will be very sad to end my term and hope to continue to serve in whatever capacities the board finds appropriate and useful." - Steve Smith
"I have loved serving on this Board and helping to move GALA Choruses through difficult times and beyond a difficult reputation. It has been fulfilling and engaging and many of the people I have met have become lasting friends." - J oann Usher
"My experience on the GALA Board has solidified my belief that AMAZING things can be accomplished in a short period of time when an organization's Board and Staff share a common vision and work together to achieve their shared goals.
The opportunity for me to visit many of our member Choruses over the last six years has made it abundantly clear that we are more alike than different and we have so many similar experiences in our respective histories, regardless of the number of singers we put on stage or the numbers in front of the decimal points on the line items of our budgets. This similarity is the foundation of GALA." - Jeffrey Ayres, former president of the GALA Board of Directors