Welcome to the Southeast Region Blog!
Welcome to the Southeast Region Blog!
Greetings to all members in the Southeast Region of the American Guild of Organists. I hope that this blog can be an easy way for us to keep in touch. Please contact me for news and events from your chapter that should be included. I'm happy to spread the word! Scroll to the bottom of the page for the regional events calendar.
Best wishes for a wonderful 2015-2016 season.
Monday, January 25, 2016
Sunday, January 24, 2016
Regarding Winter Storm Jonas, here is a picture from my hotel room in the Mt. Vernon area on Saturday morning -- George Washington statue in the background.
Those assembled had a great discussion of the exciting new Virtual Youth Chapters (if you don't know about these, ask an under-30 AGO member near you); a presentation by the Marketing Committee; reports from all councillors; and an update on the guild's discussions with the FTC.
The guild is doing well -- thanks to you!
I hope to return to the Southeast soon. My Friday night flight home was cancelled, as were my rebooked Saturday and Sunday flights. Keep your fingers crossed that my Monday flight is a go. I'm ready to get back to the wonderful southeast region!!!
Saturday, October 3, 2015
10: Great to be able to check out the city where our next national will be located. Registration opens October 15 and there will be a nice discount if you register before December 31: http://agohouston2016.com
9: Welcoming Kevin Neel to the meetings. Kevin is serving as the convener for our newly formed virtual chapters for young organists. What a great initiative!
|8. St. Paul's UMC (Schantz IV/80)|
|7. Palmer Memorial Episcopal (Fisk/Rosales III/51)|
|6. Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart (Pasi IV/106)|
5. The Board of Regional Councillors met as a group to discuss concerns. Why do I love this? Because this is our time to focus in on the local chapter and membership!
Tuesday, September 15, 2015
- Want to know more about what “professional development” means in the first place!
- Just want to talk to somebody about what's going on in your professional life.
- Have an ethics or professional standards question.
- Want to know more about the unique polity or history of the church/synagogue you serve.
- Are need of a particular print or personal resource, from AGO headquarters or elsewhere.
- Need help determining if there exists a resource that will help meet your professional needs.
- Want to know who to contact at the regional or national level about an issue.
Saturday, July 4, 2015
As I sit in the Charlotte airport, I reflect on the past few days and offer my personal Top 10 List from the 2015 Regional Convention in Charlotte:
10: Great receptions with wonderful food.
9: Baroque dance during Renée Anne Louprette's recital (a far cry from "Dancing with the Stars")
7: Downtown Charlotte . . . beautiful.
6: A good raffle at the Southeast Regional Meeting (well, at least I enjoyed it!)
5: The velvet tones of Michael Barone.
4: Atlanta Master Chorale: gotta love fine choral music.
3: Olivier Latry at Winthrop University -- "oh what a night!"
2: Did I mention that the food was great???
and . . . .
1: Sharing good times with friends, old and new! The Southeast Region has wonderful members -- what a pleasure to spend time with you all :-)
I am sure that everyone who attended had their own Top 10 List. The Southeast Region is the place to be. Thanks to everyone in the Charlotte Chapter for putting on a fabulous convention. Kudos to convention coordinator Timothy Belk. Enjoy some well deserved time off!!
Monday, October 20, 2014
Saturday, October 4, 2014
Here is your day-by-day 'low-down':
Wednesday was a meeting of the Regional Councillors. Here is the time that I get to bring your concerns to the ears of our national officers.
Thursday brought a meeting of the Committee for Conventions with the convention coordinators for the 2017 regional conventions (yes, we are thinking that far ahead for you). Thanks to Peter DeWitt and the Jacksonville chapter for stepping up for our region!
Friday and Saturday were meetings with the national council. As usual, I bring you my Top Ten list from the most recent edition of national council meetings:
10: Have you joined the AGO's Facebook page? Great information is shared. Check it out by Searching "American Guild of Organists".
9: What have you done to personally bring a new person into the guild? How about sponsoring a high school student with a membership?
8: One of our own, Sheila Hess from Jackson, Mississippi, is on the Committee for Sharing Skills & Resources. Has your chapter considered sharing their chapter expertise with a January Jubilee? Ask Sheila if you have questions.
7: Our new President John Walker was at the helm during Council meetings. I remember when I first met him back in the early 90's. I served as his host when he performed a recital in the chapel at University of the Ozarks in Clarksville, Arkansas (my first teaching job). My, how time flies by.
6: I touched down in a sunny Louisville, after leaving a very soggy Sunshine State. I guess they don't call my home city "The Swamp" for nothing . . .
5: Register for Charlotte 2015!
4: On Friday evening, four members of the Indiana University organ department played a recital for us. Imagine my delight to see our own Carolyn Craig (2013 Region IV RCYO/Quimby Winner) on the bench performing. Go Knoxville girl, we are proud of you!
3: Please ensure that your members are renewing (either via ONCARD or mail). We don't want to lose any members during this cycle!
2: Have you contributed to the annual fund? How about becoming a member of the Clarence Dickinson society? Let's ensure that the guild has a bright future.
1. The guild has a number of great initiatives, has your chapter considered hosting a POE?
Great minds, good energy, and love of the guild are evidenced in these meetings. Day by day, let's remember the AGO mission: "to enrich lives through organ and choral music". What have you done lately??