Each year the Royal Welsh Agricultural Society presents a series of honorary awards to people who have given exceptional service to the society, mainly in a voluntary capacity, and in many cases for well over 30 years.
Today (Monday 23 July) a total of twelve honorary awards were presented at an award ceremony on the first day of the Royal Welsh Show, including two of the society’s esteemed silver medals. These were presented to Mr W I Cyril Davies and Mr Edward Morgan in recognition for their outstanding contribution.
Cyril has served nearly seven years as Vice Chair of Council and has been a member of our council for 30 years. He has also been a member of the Board of Directors for 26 years and an active member of finance committee, staffing and remuneration, constitution committee and much more. Since his retirement from ADAS, Cyril has stewarded at all three society events.
Cyril has represented the society on CARAS for 18 years and held the post of National Chair from 2009 to 2011 and is an active member of the moderators panel.
Edward has served the society for 22 years as a steward and has recently stepped down as Assistant Honorary Director for Machinery and Tradestands. Edward has looked after the tradestand section with great efficiency as Chair of the Committee, a post he held for 10 years.
Edward is also a Member of Breconshire Advisory Committee.
“We are forever grateful for the hard work and dedication of all the stewards and volunteers involved with the society. In excess of 1,500 people give up their time to sit on committees, join the county advisory groups, fundraise and generally help out with the society events, this is the ‘gold-dust’ that makes our show so special.” said Steve Hughson, Royal Welsh Agricultural Society Chief Executive.
“The presentation of our honorary society awards is a way for us to show our appreciation to those that have given exceptional service to the society for many years. It is this commitment and generosity which make the Royal Welsh Agricultural Society the success that it is. Today we are particularly pleased to be able to award two of our highest accolades, the Royal Welsh Agricultural Society’s silver medals. ”