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.


Saturday, April 21, 2012

Philly's "Top Ten"

As I sit in the Philadelphia airport getting ready to head back home, I wish to share my “Top Ten” List from the AGO National Council Meeting in Philadelphia:

10: Great food (Terminal Market, China Town, Market Street)
9: Great sights (during the Philly national convention in 2002 I didn’t have much time to explore the city; on Saturday night I was able to take in Penn’s Landing and see the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall area)
8: The Kimmel Center (you’ve seen the pictures, need I say more??)
7: Honoring John and Marianne Weaver at the Gala Reception held at the Kimmel
6: Approval of Charlotte for the 2015 Regional
5: Hearing about the plans for the Boston 2014 National Convention
4: Being able to proudly report that preparations for the 2013 Region IV convention in Columbia, SC, are going well!
3: Major strides in streamlining National Council . . . watch for a vote to amend by-laws in Nashville
2: Redrawing the lines for the regions—there will only be 7 regions (rather than 9) and no states will be split. Sorry, but our Louisiana friends will soon be joining the region to the west of us L
1: Get even more excited about Nashville in July . . . see you all there! 

A photo of the sky above Philly on Saturday evening . . . nice . . . 

Day Three of AGO Meetings

Day Three of the AGO National Council meeting is set to begin in a few minutes. A packed day yesterday included discussion of restructuring/streamlining national council, budget, and the AGO mission statement. After the meetings, I spent the evening walking around the area near the hotel. What a neat city -- here's a photo of Penn's Landing:

Friday, April 20, 2012

Day two in Philadelphia!

Just checking in from the National Council meeting in Philly. After a great bacon, egg & cheese bagel from the Terminal Market, I'm ready to sit thru a day of meetings! Yesterday's agenda with the nine Regional Councillors included a discussion of upcoming POE's, 2013 regionals (and the accompanying RCYOs), and possible re-drawing of regional lines. More to come today!

Thursday, April 19, 2012

National Council Meeting, Day One

Greetings to the AGO Region IV membership! I left Florida before the light of day this morning to travel to Philadelphia for the spring National Council meeting. We are just about to start a meeting of the Councillors of the Regions. I'll add an update tonight. Hold down the fort for me in the Southeast!