Thursday, July 9, 2015

Looking Back on the July 7th Chapter Meeting

We celebrated our busy and successful week at the International contest last week in Pittsburgh.  But there was work to do in preparation for upcoming major shows and events in the months ahead.


We were also busy welcoming a lot of guests who want to sing. 


Associate director Tony Colosimo did the warm up sessions and then worked on another new song for the Icon show in September.  Altho director Joe Cerutti was under-the-weather with a cold, he made it in later to help Tony with the new music.


We sang in sections for the new music.


Ops vp Todd Ryktarsyk conducted the chapter meeting.


Shawn Tallant announced preliminary plans are underway for our going to the district contest this fall. Watch for info and the need to respond regarding housing in Ocean City the weekend of Oct. 23-24 (NOTE this is a bit later in Oct. that usual.) We will be using the Holiday Inn Ocean Front.


Don Thompson has your competitor t-shirt if you ordered one. Ken Fess is taking orders for Normandy shirts and Ken has left over things from the Hideaway like coolers and crock pots.


Bob Blair explained that process for getting your new Pittsburgh medal engraved with your name, the year and the chapter logo. $8 each.  Bring them in the box next week, be sure your name is in the box too.


 President Terry Reynolds distributed the gift pins from the Vocal Majority they gave our chorus last week. He welcomed former director John Hohl. He read a great message from Bill Sowers and his wife which included a generous check for the chapter.


Terry says we are still helping host the German barbershop singers – offer to help by contacting Stan Quick.


Anyone who enjoyed the Hideaway may help defray the room rental costs by donating to Ken Fess.


Next week we will watch the video of our Pittsburgh performance.


Membership vp Rich Hewitt had a long line of guests to introduce and welcome. Tom Jackson was announced as our newest member.


We had lots of goodies to share for the break – thanks to those who brought back the leftovers from the Hideaway.


After break, Terry provided his usual barbershop geek report and analysis of scores for the chapter.  After that Joe offered his comments, thanked the chorus for its work and invited members to make comments.  Many men offered comments, reactions, discoveries or thoughts about the convention appearance and experience.


Until next time – editorjack!

(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 during the 67th year of the Alexandria Harmonizer Chapter. —YeEd.