Gail Nickless Honored with ARS Board Resolution

Gail Nickless is retiring after the publication of the Summer 2024 American Recorder, having by then completed 30 years of exemplary service both as Editor and as the ARS Executive Director. The Board voted on a Resolution in her honor. See PDF here
From the Board of Directors:
Whereas: Gail Nickless has served the American Recorder Society, Inc., for 30 years, first as
Executive Director (1994-2002), then as Editor of the American Recorder magazine (2002-2024) until her retirement, and

Whereas: She imagined, sourced and commissioned articles for the magazine, which she then edited and proofed for publication to appeal to recorder players at all levels from beginner to professional, and

Whereas: She obtained and selected beautiful, memorable covers for the magazine, as well as photographs and artwork, laying them out herself through various redesigns of the publication, and

Whereas: Gail was awarded the Presidential Special Honor Award in 2014 from the American Recorder Society, Inc., for her exemplary contributions to the recorder community, and

Whereas: The American Recorder Society, Inc., wishes to recognize and honor her long and
valued service to the organization she has served so well

Be it therefore resolved, on this ninth day of April 2024, the Board of Directors of the American Recorder Society, Inc., expresses its gratitude and appreciation to Gail Nickless.

Gail served as the ARS Executive Director starting in 1994 before becoming Editor in 2002. She is a wealth of knowledge about all things ARS and the recorder world, able to recollect names and stories from her long association with all its affiliated groups, teachers, publishing companies, recorder makers, and players. She was awarded the Presidential Special Honor Award in 2014. Read more about her accomplishments here.

Gail has a rare threefold talent of being able to source articles or write them, editing the text, and use publishing software -- laying them out to stylesheet specifications to create a beautiful end product. Her job has been separated into two positions, Managing Editor and Print Layout Specialist.

Geoffrey Burgess has been hired to replace Gail as Managing Editor. Read the announcement here.