Monday, April 24, 2017

Looking Back on the April 18th Chapter Meeting

This week’s meeting was more casual than normal, since the music leadership wanted members to attend the community sing on Wednesday with Dr. Barnwell. Wear black camp shirts. Causual. Director Joe Cerutti encouraged guys to bring family, partners, friends to join in the fun. Dr. Barnwell's Community Sing is 7-9pm @ Levine School DC Campus THEARC, 1901 Mississippi Ave SE, Washington DC (close to Southern Ave. Metro).

So Tuesday nite we sat in chairs around the keyboard with Joe up front and we worked hard on our “Chicago” medley and spent a chunk of time learning the melody for one of our new contest ballads. For warm up, Joe taught us two new tags that were fun to sing.

There were two guests with us who had been to the Aca Challenge and came to hear and meet us again.  Secretary Chris Buechler presented a membership renewal card and lapel pin to Brad Jones for his 25-years.

Education director Vicki Dennis reminded all guys about the needed items for the Youth Harmony Festival this weekend – especially snack packs, power bars, wrapped goodies and such. Volunteers will be setting up Friday nite at Durant and will be needed on Saturday.  The chorus will sing Saturday nite too – call time is 6 pm.  Wear black camp shirt, jeans, black shoes and sox. We will sing “All You Need is Love,” “Summertime,” and “Rock My Soul.”

President Randall Eliason reports that thanks to the very generous support provided by many Harmonizers and their families, the chapter recently received a check for $5,133 representing our Donor Choice proceeds for the six months ended last December. The Harmony Foundation offers a Donor Choice program for those who contribute to the Foundation. Donors have the option to designate up to 30 percent of their contributions to be returned to the chapter or district (or both) of their choice.

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 69th year of the Alexandria Harmonizer Chapter. —YeEd