Photo by Judith Beermann
Jennifer Altemus Romm, Betsy Cooley and Bob vom Eigen, CAG President
Jennifer Altemus Romm, Betsy Cooley and Bob vom Eigen, CAG President

After 13 years serving, as Betsy Cooley calls it, "the best hometown," The Citizens Association of Georgetown (CAG) bid their esteemed Executive Director a most fond farewell last Friday evening at The George Town Club.

Pamla Moore, Director with Bob vom Eigen (Photo by: Judith Beermann) Pamla Moore, Director with Bob vom Eigen

CAG President Bob vom Eigen sang her praises, citing numerous community achievements, most recent of which "turning a profit in 2016, something that hadn't happened in three years." 

Robert Laycock, Treasurer (Photo by: Judith Beermann) Robert Laycock, Treasurer

Director Pamla Moore said, "Betsy makes the trains run on time," applauding her ability to handle all the issues along with a multitude of volunteers.

Jennifer Romm and Betsy Cooley (Photo by: Judith Beermann) Jennifer Romm and Betsy Cooley

Treasurer Robert Laycock called her "the consummate diplomat" while General Counsel Richard deC. Hinds marveled at how well "Betsy performed under pressure, with the phones constantly ringing."

Robin Jones and Leslie Maysak (Photo by: Judith Beermann) Robin Jones and Leslie Maysak

"I never would have anticipated after the last CAG Gala, what started as a heartbreak would turn into an opportunity," said incoming Executive Director Leslie Maysak. "All that we're doing is because of Betsy" she added, before graciously accepting the baton.

VV Harrison with Bob vom Eigen (Photo by: Judith Beermann) VV Harrison with Bob vom Eigen

After toasting and a round of applause, Betsy addressed her many friends, "I've seen the organization grow from 800 to 1,300 members. The most important thing is the wonderful people I've worked with." 

Betsy Cooley and Leslie Maysak (Photo by: Judith Beermann) Betsy Cooley and Leslie Maysak
Ray Kikulski (Photo by: Judith Beermann) Ray Kikulski
Constance Chatfield-Taylor with friends (Photo by: Judith Beermann) Constance Chatfield-Taylor with friends
Jennifer and David Romm (Photo by: Judith Beermann) Jennifer and David Romm
Richard deC. Hinds, General Counsel (Photo by: Judith Beermann) Richard deC. Hinds, General Counsel
Jackie Pletcher and Charles Eisen (Photo by: Judith Beermann) Jackie Pletcher and Charles Eisen
Gerri Solomon and Clarisa Ringlien (Photo by: Judith Beermann) Gerri Solomon and Clarisa Ringlien

Leslie Maysak (Photo by: Judith Beermann) Leslie Maysak