Sunflower Organ Initiative
Click the logo above for the POPs for KIDs webpage, with photos, news, and the Online Teaching Program. A concert premier performance of the work commissioned in honor of POPs Director Emerita, Irene Shaw, is also available on the site.
Click the Sunflower Organ Initiative logo above for a description of the effort, begun in 2011, the 150th Anniversary year of Kansas Statehood.
The Dean's Message
By Outgoing Dean Carrol Hassman
We've had a wonderfully active program year for our 60th anniversary season, ending in a lovely (and lively) celebration on June 6 (see below). We will want to keep our enthusiasm high for the coming year, as we need more members, young and old alike. If each of you would think of a couple of organists and/or choir directors you could invite to join us, and then contact them a few times this summer, your personal invitation might go a long way toward encouraging them to join us. Evangelize, evangelize, evangelize!
The Nominating Committee's slate of nominations was elected unanimously for the coming season. These new officers were installed a bit early on June 6, so they could move on right away to planning things for the coming year. Here is the list of officers.
Deborah Lynch, Dean; Christopher Shaw, Sub-Dean & Program Chair; Carolyn Chambers, secretary; and Gary Huffman treasurer. Because they moved Debbie and Chris out of "the classes," we had four open class positions also to be filled. [Kathy Fehrmann and Lynne Davis continue to serve in the class of 2015.] In the Class of 2016, we are pleased to have Nickolas Carlson and Jim Jones with us; and in the Class of 2017, Brett Valliant and Marlene Hallsstrom. Please give these new officers every assistance and all your support! Join them in doing everything you can to increase enthusiasm and dedication for the Chapter, to keep us moving forward in a positive way!!
60th Anniversary Picnic & Annual Meeting on June 6
Special thanks to Irene & Ken Shaw for hosting our Picnic and Annual Meeting on Friday, June 6. Their home is always a lovely place to meet, and it was particularly festive this year. With a great party cake and party decorations incorporating the number 60, our anniversary celebration was a real happening! The proverbial "good time was had by all"! Thanks to Carolyn Chambers for her photos, including the cake shown here. For the others (on our Facebook page), click HERE.
Chapter Scrapbooks on Display ~ Stories of a Founding Member
Because of our May 6 scrap-booking meeting, and those who had put together earlier books, we were able to display a good group of books representing chapter history for our 60th Anniversary Celebration. Ruth Sheer - one of our two remaining founding members and historian for a number of years - was also on hand with some stories of the early days of the Chapter.
AGO Membership: Choose your Category and Join Us!
It's almost time to get your dues in for the 2014-15 season. This year we'll be using the new OnCard system online for the first time. (If you need help, call Gary Huffman at the number below.) We're always looking for new members in all categories. For information on membership levels, click (HERE).
The dues form is available as a PDF file on this page, at the upper left. Our Registrar Gary Huffman can also send a copy. To e-mail him, click (HERE), or call him at 316-685-6396.
Become a member now, and help us grow the Chapter, as we....
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