Friday, December 19, 2008

Looking Back on Dec. 16th Chapter Meeting

Looking Back on Dec. 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.)

Tonite’s gathering started a few minutes after 7 – the rainy weather and bad traffic took a toll on arrivals.

But in the end we had 58 or so guys. Director Joe had the singers form a circle in the middle of the room and every few minutes it grew and grew as guys arrived. He used this formation for a warm up session and some spot repair work on some songs that need a few notes or transitions or key changes corrected.

The FRIENDS leaders worked at selling the WHOs, script cards and the personalized ornaments.

A few guests did find us and were introduced.

The bad weather caused the program leaders to cancel the idea of going caroling again in Old Town. Instead, Joe invited everyone to come over to Theisman’s for a social time. In the end about 20 of us were there and the place gave us a big table in back. It was fun. We also sang a few carols and got great cheers.

Before we left Durant, Secretary Buechler gave renewal cards to Lew Klinge for 7 years; Mark Klostermeyer for 28 years; and Chuck Harner for 41 years.

Announcements included a reminder of the 3:30 pm chorus call for the dance show this weekend; a reminder to take care of room and ticket needs for Anaheim with Bob Rhome; and to order tickets for the President’s Banquet Jan. 17th at Bowling AFB – see Jack Cameron.

Next week we do the Harmo traditional carol sing at Alexandria Hospital. Meet at the Hospital a few minutes before 7. Bring in the parking ticket from the lot to be stamped by our host – save a few bucks.

And there will be rehearsal on Dec. 30th at Durant. Watch emails too for word about all the new music coming out that singers need to be working on for the spring show AND for the contest package.

Until next time – editorjack!

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