Congratulations to Mary Ann Zorovic from Greater Auckland Chorus our 2023 Spirit Award Winner!
Greater Auckland Chorus say “After many years of extraordinary service to our chorus, and to the Region, Mary Ann Zorovic will soon be stepping back to enjoy a much-deserved retirement with her husband in Croatia.
There are no current members of GAC who can remember a time before Mary Ann. She has always been a consistent, reliable presence in the Lead Section, has quietly and capably managed the chorus finances, including through recent challenging periods with Covid disruption, and is always ready to support fundraising endeavours, no matter how outlandish they may be!. Mary Ann has attended International Convention an astonishing 9 times as a competing chorus member.
Mary Ann is always thinking ahead, planning how to manage various upcoming expenditure and to give the chorus timely information about fees and payments, as well as quietly supporting those members who experience financial challenges. As a member on the risers, Mary Ann's attendance record is exemplary and she can always be relied on to attend every performance opportunity. Those who know Mary Ann will be aware of her immaculate personal presentation – beautifully colour coordinated outfits with amazing shoes – and the jewellery! Mary Ann's skill with makeup and hair has made her a key member of the team on performance and contest days, with many members seeking her out for advice and guidance. She has been at the very heart of our chorus for many years, always listening, thinking about how to make things easier for people, expressing kind words and always ready for a chuckle.
Mary Ann has also provided many year service to the Region as our Regional Finance Coordinator from 2014-2019 and a trustee on the Prue Blythe Memorial Trust supporting YWIH for over 8 years.
We are so sad that Mary Ann is leaving us, but we salute her legacy to us and would like to have that acknowledged by the Region in this very special way”.
Congratulations Mary Ann.