Friday, May 23, 2008

Looking Back on May 20th Chapter Meeting

Looking Back on May 20th 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.)

Well we had another change in the meeting hall setup this week – the risers were backed up to the stage. The guests were seated near the Harmo Photo Board. Admin folders and guest sign in station was in the usual corner.

Risers were full early again and the exercise music was cranked up right on the nose at 7!

Vocal coach Gayle Doughtie was here too to work with individual singers.

Behind the scenes – I learned the Howard Nestlerode conducted the annual financial review of our chapter treasurer books.

Before the meeting started, there were guys working on the chorus line up chart, special bright colored shirts to buy for Nashville (created by Roger Day like he does every year) for $35.

Chorus worked on “Second Star” and “Battle Hymn.”

During the meeting period, President Stamps thanked those who are lined up to work at Southern Division Contest weekend in Reston. He announced the new plan for us to abide by Rec Center rules and get out by 10 or 10:15 pm. And he announced the tragedy in Brad Jones family.

Director Joe invited all members to stay around the judges critique/coaching session on Sat. afternoon in Reston.

Keith Jones announced the start of issuing tickets for the Harmonizer Breakfast in Nashville on Fri. July 4th at 8:15 am. Free to any member; $20 for any guest we bring. See him for your tickets.

Quartet Promo guy Ken White gave cash gifts to all quartets from our chapter who have reps in contest this weekend. There are 24 members singing in the quartet contest.

Secretary Chris gave Kyle his new member kit and a 5-year card to Bill Stewart and a 27-year card to Rick Wagner.

Roger Day introduced several first time guests and some fellows who have been with us a few times before.

I overheard one member paying $100 for Safeway gift cards. He and his wife use them to buy their groceries each week, and the chapter makes a few bucks. We should all do some of that.

Chuck Hunter did another good craft session last nite.

Most of the second half seemed to be on the contest package – both visual alone and combined. There were some great things happening on the songs.

Now Chuck Hunter won the 50/50 and he did show up to share his rewards!!

Until next time – editorjack!