CHR Honors Armand Ball for 14 Years of Board Service

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Armand and Bev Ball were presented with a special birdbath for his 14 years of board service with CHR.

Armand Ball, who recently completed 14 years as a member of CHR’s board of directors, was honored at our annual meeting and presented with a unique, hand-painted birdbath to commemorate his service. As ardent nature lovers, Armand and his wife Bev appreciated a gift that would attract birds to their yard.

The inscription on the birdbath’s plaque includes is a quote from Abram L. Urban: “Poor indeed is the garden in which birds find no homes,” linking Ball’s love of nature with providing homes for those in need.

“Over our 45 years as part of Sanibel as a visitor and full time resident,” Ball said, “I have found that one of the keys to a diverse and vibrant community is Community Housing and Resources. I believe it will continue to meet the needs of this community over the coming years.”

Ball first visited Sanibel in 1968 and he and his family made it their permanent home in 1988. During his time here, Ball served as chair of the city’s Parks and Recreation Committee and of its Five Year Budget Committee. He is a past president of the board of the Sanibel Captiva Conservation Foundation (SCCF) and of the Committee of the Islands (COTI). Ball came to the CHR board in July of 2001.

“Armand has been a driving force behind Community Housing and Resources,” said CHR board president Richard Johnson. “His institutional knowledge, experience, and insights into our mission will be difficult to replace. As our Secretary, he had effectively helped to keep our leadership team on track, especially this President. Armand will be missed by all, but he has left an indelible mark on our organization that will not be lost. Thank you, my friend.”