Monday, August 13, 2018

Looking Back on the July 31st Chapter Meeting
This was another busy work nite for the Harmonizers as we prepare for our fall show.
At 7:45 we were visited by members and guests of the Henry Knox Field - John Blair Lodge, No. 349, which also meets at Scottish Rite Temple on Tuesday nights. They are having a "friends and family" dinner downstairs and asked whether they could hear us perform. The chorus was asked to wear the black Harmonizer camp shirt.
Also this week there was a major effort to determine correct size for all singers for the new uniforms that are on their way to the chapter.  Uniform coordinator Robyn Murane was in charge.
Director Joe Cerutti did the warm ups and conducted the music for the nite. 
There was some review of stage presence before the meeting for the front row and special groups that will help sell a couple of the songs.
Communications director Steve Murane conducted the chapter meeting. 
He reminded all that all regular and special chapter meetings will be at the Scottish Rite Temple.
There will be a 20-page printed program for the fall show and there are still some spaces left for ads.  Members can buy one, or a quartet, or a section like the baritones could buy one.  Or the firm you work for could buy one. Contact Casey Belzer or Joe Cerutti Sr.
Ticket chairman Ian Poulin requests that all consignment tickets of the money for them be turned in no later than next Tuesday nite.
Be sure to check the email about the England trip sent by Brad Jones and note the deadline extension.
Steve talked the whole chorus thru a FaceBook effort to promote the show.
Ken Rub announced the plans for the Platinum reception after the fall show. Tickets will be $35 each and must be purchased in advance.  Bar, hors d oeuvres, meal catered by Maggiano’s, plus appearances by our guests.  At the Lee Center in Alexandria.
President Shawn Tallant reported on the recent passing of former member Rob Nutt, and reported that Bob Wachter is at Inova Fairfax Hospital.  Mike Everard is recovering at Mt. Vernon Inova Hospital following the amputation of his left foot below the knee.  Cards and emails only at this point to the home address. He is making progress.  Sandy Stamps got good news from her bone surgery and is recovering at home.
Chapter secretary Chris Buechler presented membership renewal cards to Rasmus Krigstrom for six years (Joe to deliver to him); and Edris Qarghah for ten years.
Terry Reynolds announced that the return appearance at Strathmore is a “on” for Sept. 16th; and there is a paid job for the chorus on Sat. Oct. 20th.
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 70th year of the Alexandria Harmonizer Chapter. —YeEd

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