Thursday, September 18, 2008

Looking Back on Sept. 16th Chapter Meeting

Looking Back on September 16th Chapter Meeting

(This message is prepared for your review if you were there, for your information if you had to miss, and as a historical record of the great things going on each week at an Alexandria Harmonizer Chapter meeting. —Ye Ed.)

The troops were ready and had the room set up in fine style early. Usual pre-meeting events were underway in every corner.

After warm up, it was on to work for some songs for the shows coming up. And lots of congratulations from Director Joe for the show in St. Marys.

Lots of faces back and that felt good – Wayne and Tom in the bass section. And some guys we have not seen in a while – Tom Griffith and Jim Shoenhard.

In the member recognition period, Tom G and Alan Wile got a 21-year card. And Terry Reynolds was presented his 25-year pin, as is the Harmonizer tradition. The newest member was introduced – Tom Hutton, who sings tenor.

Roger introduced other guests present – one from England who lives here now and is a barbershop singer, former members, local guys who are interested in singing. Roger gave a plug for the official “guest” nite on Oct. 28th. We should really surprise him and have about 30 guys from him to have to introduce that nite.

After the busy break, Bruce Lauther presented the chapter treasurer with the $4700 check for the St. Marys’ show. Thanks all around to Bruce for his salesmanship!

There was considerable “push” to get more guys signed up for the Erie road show this Sunday.

And Ammerman was given a chance to fully plug the fall show – especially ticket sales. He has worked hard on this show and we need to get behind this new member and make it a sales success.

Then Director Joe took over and concentrated on the new ballad most of the rest of the nite. Good work. He pledged that Brad would put the new (and final) interp onto the website so all could have a review before the show this weekend. He intends to do it that way in Erie.

Can you believe Roger Day won the 50/50 two weeks in a row!!!!

Until next time – editorjack!

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