November 2, 2008
Anna Gerhard-Arnold Recognized for Designing ADK Chapter Symbol
Betsy Tisdale (right) presented a gift basket and a speech of appreciation on behalf of the Chapter to Anna Gerhard-Arnold (left) at the November 2, 2008 annual meeting. Anna, now a noted North Country artist, was the winner of a contest held in 1986 to design a symbol and logo for the Chapter. Long-time members recall the reasoning of Paul Jamieson, who declared that Anna's loon design was not only beautiful and artistic but portrayed a creature associated more with St. Lawrence County than with any other part of New York. The Laurentian Loon, now recognized as one of the most distinctive symbols from among the ADK's chapters, is used on web sites, the Chapter's newsletter, T-shirts, coffee mugs, backpack patches, and similar items, including the shirt Betsy is wearing in this photo.
Nov 2, 2008: Anna Gerhard-Arnold Recognized