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, October 10, 2011

National Council meeting, day two and three

The AGO National Council meeting continued with meetings on Friday, October 7. Following business, the group had the opportunity to listen to three more organs that will be highlighted at the Nashville Convention: the Lively-Fulcher at Christ Church Cathedral where Michael Velting performed; the Moller at West End United Methodist Church where Wilma Jensen demonstrated; and the 2009 Fisk at Convenant Presbyterian Church where Gregg Bunn played. Another opportunity to hear some fantastic instruments. Conclusion? The Nashville Convention will be wonderful!

The council reconvened on Saturday morning for more meetings . . . the top five things from the meeting? 1) The Nashville Convention this summer will be great; 2) all are excited about the new color pages in the TAO; 3) the budget is tight . . .  cuts of 10% for all expenditures except salaries for the next budget year; 4) the council is considering ways to trim expenses, including streamlining council and committee structure; and 5) a $5 increase in dues for the 2012-2013 fiscal year. None of us like to see increases, but this will be the first increase in four years and dues will still be under $100. When I think of all that the guild does for us . . . a bargain!

Nashville, the music city . . . join us this July!

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