We are happy to announce that Denise Quirk, Executive Director of Special Equestrians, was recently interviewed on “FCP Conversations Online”. FCP Conversations Online is a digital broadcast which features community organizations that share FCP’s mission and are making a difference in the lives of our neighbors.
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Celebrating 20 years!
For the last 20 years, anyone who has called, visited, needed help with an administrative matter, or been a program participant, family member, staff, or volunteer has probably met or spoken to long-time Special Equestrians staffer Tracey Dripps. Tracey started as an SE volunteer in 1995. Although she’s always been an animal lover, she had never worked with horses, but she was game to do whatever was needed. She soon found herself feeding and turning out horses, helping with lessons and, occasionally, cleaning toilets. In 1996 Tracey joined the staff as office manager and later served as assistant executive director and deputy director. Tracey is currently SE’s operations director and comptroller. She is an integral part of the day-to-day operation and a much-loved member of the administrative staff.
Tracey has been a driving force behind SE’s annual golf tournament at Commonwealth National Golf Course, bringing in players and sponsors and organizing the many details that have gone into our successful event every year since 2001. In addition to keeping track of the logistics for our other events, Tracey’s handiwork has been seen in the centerpieces for our dance parties and at many a bake sale at our horse shows. Every year we look forward to Tracey’s creative ideas behind Volunteer Appreciation Week.
When asked about her long career at Special Equestrians Tracey said, “Throughout my 20 years at Special Equestrians, I have the very same feeling I did on my first day here. I love the mission and the horses and the people.” Congratulations, Tracey, and hearty thanks from all of us at Special Equestrians for your hard work and commitment to SE!