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Enjoy the thrill of barbershop harmony in an intimate setting as you experience the wisdom & musical expertise of world-renowned Master Director 700 J im A rns and Choreographer Extraordinaire renée Porzel . This amazing resort sits right on the shores of one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. The Grand Lucayan is a four star property directly across the street from the Port Lucaya Marketplace — a vibrant, open-air shopping and entertainment hub set on a five-acre peninsula overlooking the waterfront. Yo ur r e g i st rA t i on Wi ll inc lu d e: Luxury, Oceanfront Accommodations v Roundtrip Transfers v Gourmet Breakfast Every Morning Casino Night Experience v Beach BBQ With Unlimited Food And Drinks v Oceanfront Opening Reception Grand Closing Event With Multi-Course Dinner, Open Bar And Live Entertainment $50 Excursion Credit To Use As You Choose v Three Hours Of Vocal And Choreography Training Each Day Space is limited for this exclusive event. A small deposit of $250 will reserve your space TODAY. Double Occupancy Ocean-View Room: $1, 250 Single Occupancy Ocean-View Room: $1, 750 Upgrades available at additional cost. For more information, visit www.sweetadelineintl.org. To register, call International HQ at 918.622.1444 or 800.992.SING.


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8 A Judge’s Journey to “The Pit” Certified Expression Judge and Expression Judge Specialist Paula Davis details how judges become qualified to evaluate your chorus or quartet.

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Special Notes President’s Message …………………………… 4 International Committees …………………..… 5 HQ Matters …………………………………… 6 International Update ………………………….. 7

Read all about the journey through the first five to ten years of a judge’s life.

10 Bowling for Barbershop 2014 The 2013 campaign was a wild success. Will your chapter or quartet participate in this year’s Bowling for Barbershop campaign? Find out more and join the fun!

Departments Bulletin Board ………………………………… 3 Membership Matters ………………………… 20 Satellite Spotlight …………………………… 21 Education Matters …………………………… 22 Chorus Spotlight ……………………………… 25

14 International Convention in Baltimore Sweet Adelines International’s 68th Annual Convention and Competition will take place Nov. 3–8, 2014. Let your voices be heard on the

Accolades ……………………………………… 32 Song of Welcome …………………………… 32 In Memory …………………………………… 32 Classifieds …………………………………… 32

harbor and citywide with 7,000 of your closest friends amidst some of the most beautiful scenery the U.S. east coast has to offer. A special convention

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Baltimore 2014 ……………………………… 14

and includes a registration form, hotel and

Young Singers Foundation ………………… 23

housing information, housing form and

The Overtone Society ……………………… 24

orders of appearances.

Contributions ……………………………… 26

About the Cover Harmonize on the Harbor — join us in Baltimore, MD, for the 68th Annual Convention and Competition. PhotoS courtesy of Visit Baltimore


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All NEW design complete with product photos and descriptions. A helpful “Frequently Asked Questions” page. New EAsy to navigate product categories. All Published Sheet Music is available for immEdiAtE download upon purchase.

International Board of Directors May 1, 2013 – April 30, 2014 Renée Porzel, International President Cammi MacKinlay, Immediate Past President Marcia Pinvidic, President-Elect Paula Davis, Secretary Peggy Gram, Treasurer Joan Boutilier Anne Cargill Betty Clipman Patty Cobb Baker Fran Furtner Carole Persinger Dale Syverson Education Direction Committee Betty Clipman, Chair Joan Boutilier, Patty Cobb Baker, Cammi MacKinlay, Diane Porsch Editorial Review Board Patty Cobb Baker, Marilyn Cox, Emma Duguid, Debra Griffiths, Marcia Pinvidic The Pitch Pipe Editor Joey Mechelle Stenner INTERNATIONAL HEADQUARTERS Kelly Bailey, Executive Director Robert W. Baker III., Director of Advancement Keesha Cashmore, Controller Lori Decter Wright, Director of Education Jill Deutscher, Director Strategic Operations and Planning Jennifer Hughes, Director of Meetings & Convention Services Carol Schwartz, Director of Music Services Joey Mechelle Stenner, Director of Communications Tammy Talbot, Deputy Administrator THE PITCH PIPE (ISSN 0882-214X) (USPS 603-060) is published quarterly: January 1, April 1, July 1 and October 1 by Sweet Adelines International, 9110 S.Toledo Avenue • Tulsa, OK 74137 Periodicals paid at Liberty, Mo. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to THE PITCH PIPE 9110 S.Toledo Avenue Tulsa, OK 74137

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Rhonda Puntney Gould Jet Cities Chorus, Region 13, Chapter Communications Manager

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President’s Message Five hundred twenty-five thousand six hundred minutes Five hundred twenty-five thousand moments so dear Five hundred twenty-five thousand six hundred minutes

How do you measure - measure a year? - From the Broadway musical “Rent” Renée Porzel, International President

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wo years have flown by which means that I can double that amount and measure 1,051,200 minutes of singing, learning, working, playing and sharing time with the amazing women in Sweet Adelines while serving as International President. Thank you all for your kindness, support and friendship during the last two years. I chose my platform –Changing Women’s Lives One Chord At A Time– to reinforce what happens to all of us when we join this organization. I never imagined that serving in this capacity would change my life in so many wonderful ways. I am grateful and very excited about our future. In my first column as president, I wrote about the women who had served Sweet Adelines International throughout the last 67 years, and how much I was looking forward to continuing their legacy of innovation and vision. Working closely with the Board, Kelly Bailey and our Tulsa staff has inspired and impressed me every day. These dedicated men and women share their passion for our future in everything they do. They are smart, thoughtful, fiscally responsible and creative as they tackle the challenges we face, and happily celebrate our successes. We have approached our decisions with a global view in mind, and an eye on the long-term effects they will have on our future efforts to provide the highest level of education available for women singers. Our continuing focus on membership growth echoes the past and gives us a roadmap into our future. Edna Mae Anderson returned from a SPEBSQSA convention in 1945 ready to create an organization for women barbershop singers. She held a meeting at her home, where the women in attendance decided to hold a kick-off meeting on July 23, 1945. More than 150 women attended, and 41 became charter members. On August 5, 1945, the first meeting of the Automaton Chapter of Sweet Adelines in America, Inc. was held, and the rest is history. Edna Mae said they chose their name “because we have an atom of energy to start the organization with and we will do it to the tune of Sweet Adeline.” This year, our current International Chorus Champion, Rönninge Show Chorus, used a quote by their director to inspire and motivate them. Throughout the journey to their gold medal, Director Britt-Heléne Bonnedahl repeatedly told them, “It’s all happening perfectly.” I think this quote exemplifies what our organization provides each one of us — the perfect place to use our energy and passion for singing barbershop music. I know that “civilians” are often surprised by the depth of our dedication and devotion to Sweet Adelines International, but we have all learned that the more we put into learning to be a better singer, the more we get back in return. Serving as International President has allowed me to witness the power of what Sweet Adelines International has to offer women. A member of the Velvet Hills Chorus, Region 8, recently asked me if being president met my expectations. I did not hesitate a second before telling her that the experience surpassed any expectations I had when I

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began this journey. It was so much more than I imagined, and I will carry the lessons I have learned with me for the rest of my life. Saying I am grateful, humbled and proud does not cover the range of emotions I feel, and doing the work that comes along with the title has been inspirational, educational, enlightening and totally fun. I have created so many treasured memories in the last 24 months. They range from very personal moments, to highly public experiences and everything imaginable in between. The public moments have given me the opportunity to wear beautiful dresses and awesome shoes, present two Presidential Lifetime Achievement Awards, hand out dozens of 50-year membership pins and five 60-year membership pins, emcee at International, do interviews for television, present plaques and awards in a number of regions, and giggle every time one of you called me Madame President! I represented our organization at the BHS convention in Portland and Toronto, and also had the pleasure of attending the Harmony, Inc. convention last year in Orlando. I had the opportunity to learn a hula dance during the Opening Ceremony of the convention in Hawaii, and will always remember the two dinners I attended for our Quartet Champions, Touché and LoveNotes, immediately following their exciting championship performances in the Quartet Finals. I had a blast being backstage for the quartet and chorus finals because it brought back so many memories of my own competition experiences, and seeing the bright eyes and shining smiles of our members as they entered the stage to perform was fabulous. I was honored to hold the curtain open as they exited the stage and congratulate them on their performances. The private moments are the ones that make my eyes well up when I think about them because they have allowed me to feel connected to so many of you. You will never know how much your cards, emails and phone calls have meant to me, and I will carry the kind words you shared with me forever. You have shown your appreciation through hugs, smiles, an overwhelming amount of purple showing up everywhere, and offered support without reservation. It is not possible for all of you to agree with every decision we make at the Board table, but it is gratifying to know you appreciate that we are making decisions with fiscal responsibility and a stable future for our organization in mind. I am in awe of the support you have expressed about our work, and am more determined than ever to continue giving back to the organization we all love. Volunteering for the betterment of the whole is so satisfying and rewarding. I am grateful to have spent time with so many of you, and look forward to seeing you again at our next gathering. You have changed my life, one hug at a time, and I know how lucky I am to have had this opportunity. And you need to know that you have changed Bob’s life, too! He has witnessed the power of the women of Sweet Adelines International ever since the day he introduced me during the convention in Denver. He has never given a speech like that in front of a large audience, and he was very nervous about being in the spotlight. He still cannot get over


that with grace and humility. I marvel at their ability to always keep the future in sight, and I believe in their collective vision of where we are headed financially and musically. My thanks to all of them for making my job so easy.

Working alongside Kelly and our staff has been such a great part of this experience. I wish you could all see them in action on a day-to-day basis. It is inspiring to see them do their jobs, and to see what their combined efforts have produced during the past two years. They have implemented cost-cutting measures that are helping to give us a strong overall financial picture going forward, and have increased the level of customer service to our members. They are not a big staff — but they are mighty! This dynamic group of 29 employees is doing the work of twice as many people, and the things they are accomplishing on our behalf are building our stable financial future. Check out Kelly’s article to learn more about our recent announcement of our newest convention cities for 2018 and 2019. Both cities were chosen to satisfy our many competition needs, while offering us a cost-effective way to hold our convention. They are involved in ongoing projects to develop new educational materials, and have created a Marketing Center that allows us to easily make marketing materials that look great and draw women to our organization. Bowling for Barbershop, which they developed, raised a great deal of money for the groups that participated, as well as the organization as a whole, and this year promises to be an even bigger success. There is no end to their creativity and dedication.

Marcia Pinvidic will be an outstanding president, and I am so happy that she is taking over this position next. She is smart, funny, beautiful inside and out, determined and dedicated. She has a clear vision about what we must do in order to safeguard our future and her passion for Sweet Adelines International is unparalleled. Watch for her first article in the July issue of The Pitch Pipe, and get ready for a wonderful two years with her at the helm. We are in great hands, and I wish her the best of luck as she begins her term. I know what she is about to experience, and I am so happy for her. You are going to change her life in so many wonderful ways, and she is going to be a strong leader for all of us. And so this chapter of my Sweet Adelines life comes to a close. It has been filled with laughter, hard work and so much love. I am forever grateful to have been given the opportunity to serve as president. Thank you so much for showing your support, and always know that I carry you in my heart. We are changing the world together, and one chord at a time, we are making a difference.

I owe a huge debt of gratitude to the women of the Board who have walked this path with me. They are the epitome of what it means to be a volunteer, and they are steadfast in their desire to keep our organization healthy and moving forward. It takes determination to study hundreds of pages of financial spreadsheets and spend hours examining the budget. Their job requires them to set aside personal agendas and govern the organization with a global view, and they do

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the many cards, emails and comments he received about his speech, and has an even greater appreciation for the loving community to which we belong. He really understands what this organization means to us, and he appreciates you making him feel so welcome.

Renée Porzel International President

Sweet Adelines International 2014-15 Committees

Executive Committee

Marcia Pinvidic, International President Paula Davis, President-elect Patty Cobb Baker, Treasurer

Editorial Review Board

Paula Davis, President-elect Harriette Walters, EDC Member Patty Cobb Baker Kali Caramia

Education Direction Committee (EDC) Betty Clipman, Chair Cammi MacKinlay Joan Boutilier Diane Porsch Harriette Walters

EDC Liaison to Chorus Directors Joan Boutilier

EDC Liaison to International Faculty Diane Porsch

International Music Arrangers Program Coordinators Marge Bailey, Moderator Lynnell Diamond Carolyn Schmidt

International Bylaws & Rules Specialist Fran Furtner, Specialist

Renée Porzel, Immediate Past President Joan Boutilier, Secretary

Judge Specialists

Renée Porzel, Moderator Ruth Ann Parker, Sound Sharon Babb, Music Paula Davis, Expression Peggy Gram, Showmanship

Membership Committee Corinne Albrecht, Chair Connie Light Brianna Perry

Nominating Committee Carole Persinger, Chair Patty Cobb Baker Patty Friedemann Bev Miller Dale Syverson

Published Music Sales/Marketability Committee Sharon Carlson Corinna Garriock Amy Leacock Lauren Kahn Anne Marteniuk

Regional Leadership Committee Marilyn Cox, Chair Anne Cargill J.D. Crowe

The Overtone Society

Peggy Gram, Deferred Giving Liaison

Worldwide Liaison

Fran Furtner, Liaison

Young Singers Foundation Management Committee Shelly Pardis, Chair Elaine Hamilton Risa Page

Young Women in Harmony Program Coordinators Jennifer Cooke, Moderator Annie Hayes Amy Leacock

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HQ Matters

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reetings! I normally begin my article by sending you greetings from Tulsa, Okla., the home of your International Headquarters. However, right now as I write this article I am sitting in a hotel room preparing for the first day of a site visit for a city that will potentially host our 75th birthday celebration in 2020. Wow! Yes, 75 years is nearly upon us! What a tremendous accomplishment, and I congratulate each of you for leaving your mark on this dynamic association of world-class women. I am truly so blessed and honored to be part of this organization — this cadre of ladies who are changing the world by imparting their gifts and sharing their hearts with others as we experience this backdrop of rich harmony in the environment of sisterhood and camaraderie.

Now you must know that I promised myself that my article for this month would be a bit different. I get so caught up in the nostalgia of Sweet Adelines that I love so much, and I get overwhelmed by how my heart swells when I hear another story of how you are making life worth living for women all over the world … but this article is going to be centered around the business of Sweet Adelines International, and more specifically about choosing a venue for our convention. To begin, I want to provide a bit of background information that you may or may not already know. When I came on board as Executive Director in April of 2012, Sweet Adelines International was using a third party sourcing company to recommend venue selections, create and facilitate all venue contracts, negotiate hotel concessions and prices, and to secure rehearsal space for competition. We have entered a new era of doing business that puts us in the driver’s seat, if you will. Now, we have a site team of three HQ staff evaluating a city and its potential for being the perfect fit. We are creating and negotiating our own hotel contracts, venue agreements, accommodation concessions, transportation provision and we are internally assessing with whom we want to do business. This is indeed a very different model of business and we are already seeing the benefits. This new process will result in cost savings to the organization and an infusion of revenue in years to come.

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As you might have heard, we made the announcement that convention in 2018 will be in St. Louis, Mo. and New Orleans, La. in 2019. The feedback we received from this announcement was great! We did have a few members who wanted to know why we selected these cities and why we hadn’t selected other cities that they felt would be a great fit. These are very valid questions that deserve a response. I would like to outline the top three factors that drive the city and venue decision that we put forward to the International Board of Directors. These are all equally important and we cannot recommend a city if all three of these are not met 100 percent: • The city partnership is positive and productive. As Sweet Adelines International is now facilitating our own contracts, it is imperative to work with a city that is willing to earn our business. Our conventions are worth as much as $28 million in economic infusion to a city (includes all of what we spend — food, drink, transportation, residual spending, etc.) and we see that as being a “big fish” in the convention industry. Because of this new approach to doing business, we are enjoying the financial benefits of being taken on funded site visits, being sponsored to meetings trade shows, and realizing a more competitive bid process as we seek to make the best and most informed business decisions. • Venue is supportive of a successful convention and competition. Obviously, this is a key element to our decision and one that warrants making the top three elements list. The venue selection must be set up to accommodate our anticipated attendance, have adequate space for a growing and evolving Harmony Bazaar, be certified to the standards of our sound requirements, have ample close proximity hotels, and be in a safe area for our members. • Business decision is sound and financial outcome is positive. In

Kelly Bailey, Executive Director order to survive and thrive into the future, we must enter into contractual agreements that work in our favor. As our convention is one of the biggest expenses that we have in our budget, we must remain diligent to ensure that we are executing those agreements that are financially sound and that we are being offered contracts that support a healthy bottom line. The larger convention package takes many factors into account such as hotel room rates, rebates, facility rental fees, transportation credits, and those various other items that can add value to one city/venue over another. In order to ensure that these elements are considered and all intricate details are included as part of the equation, we have created a sophisticated, evaluative convention city spreadsheet. This tool, developed in-house, is proving quite effective in evaluating the financial specifics of a particular city and assisting us to provide concise, high quality information to our International Board for their ultimate decision-making. I hope that this information has been informative and helpful. We take our jobs very seriously and we are dedicated to protecting every dues dollar that comes into our organization. The selection of a convention venue is an important one for many reasons, and it proves to be one of the most exciting. I look forward to being able to announce where we will go in 2020 for our 75th birthday celebration. What an incredible milestone for us! Here’s to another 75 years! In harmony,

Kelly Bailey Executive Director


Sweet Adelines International International Board of Directors • 264TH (Annual) Meeting INTERNATIONAL UPDATE

Special Notes

The International Board of Directors met on March 7-8, 2014, in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Following is a summary of actions taken. • The charter and chapter membership for the following chapters were authorized: Indian Blue Chapter, Joondalup-Waneroo, Ocean Reef, WA, Australia, Region 34 Gateway Spotlight Chapter, St. Louis, MO, Region 5 • Joan Boutilier was granted Certified level status in the Sound Category of the International Judging Program. • Dale Syverson was granted Certified level status in the Sound Category of the International Judging Program. • Marge Bailey was granted Emerita status in the International Faculty Program. • Nancy Bergman was granted Emerita status in the International Faculty Program. • A “Demonstration Station” event will be featured on Monday afternoon, November 3, 2014, at International Convention in Baltimore. This educational event, for all members, will feature various “stations” arranged in a large circle around a room where attendees rotate to the next station at the sound of recorded music. Some “station” topics discussed for the event included a Vocal Production Station, Faces Station, Unit Sound Station, Instant Leveling Station, Getting the Most Out of Convention Station, Makeup Station, Member Recruitment Station, etc. • In order to increase the viewing experience of audience members and webcast viewers of the International competitions, improve the quality of video provided for competitors and judges post-competition, and to enhance the quality of future educational tools derived from international competition footage, the 2014 International competitions in Baltimore will be broadcast using High Definition (HD) cameras. • The job responsibility of the Worldwide Liaison was expanded to include liaising with the non-North American Regions. • The 2014-2015 Sweet Adelines International committee members were appointed. • Since the International Faculty Program has been downsized to meet the current needs of the International organization, the Board agreed to dissolve the International Faculty Coordinators as a standing committee effective April 30, 2014, and to ask the Education Direction Committee (EDC) to appoint one of their members to liaise with International Faculty Program Members. The Board will appoint a task force every third year to complete the International Faculty Program member evaluative process. • The Board agreed to ask the Education Direction Committee (EDC) to appoint one of their members to liaise with the organization’s chorus directors and agreed to dissolve the Director Education Coordinators (DEC) as a standing committee effective April 30, 2014. • Effective May 1, 2014, the Board will annually appoint a volunteer Deferred Giving Liaison, under the auspices of The Overtone Society, to work in conjunction with the Advancement Department at International headquarters. Peggy Gram was appointed as the 2014-2015 Deferred Giving Liaison and is available to discuss with members their desire to donate to the International organization via deferred giving, estate planning, wills, etc. • The job description of The Overtone Society Management Committee (TOSMC) was reviewed and the Board agreed that the bulk of The Overtone Society Management Committee’s typical duties are now handled by the International headquarters Advancement Department. The Board agreed to dissolve The Overtone Society Management Committee as a standing committee effective April 30, 2014. • In order to contain costs, airfare for internationally funded travel will no longer be reimbursed for travel booked via any method other that through the organization’s official travel agency, Journey House Travel. All internationally funded travel (including, but not limited to, travel related to International committee meetings, educational events, faculty travel, international and regional competitions, panel secretary travel, judging and judge education, music arranger education, visits by regional personnel to chapters, prospective chapters and revitalizing chapters, Young Women in Harmony Festivals, etc.) booked on May 1, 2014, or after, must be booked using Journey House Travel. No reimbursement will be issued for travel booked through any other method. • Licensing the Sweet Adelines International name and logo to external (non-region, non-chorus or non-quartet) vendors will be discontinued. External vendors that are current and past logo licensees will be given the opportunity to renew licenses on existing inventory only through December 31, 2014, and no new product licenses will be issued. All current external vendors will be given until December 31, 2014, to sell their existing licensed merchandise inventory. • In November 2013, the Board approved a fee of $50 per year per item for regions, chapters, and quartets that wish to license the corporate name or logo for fundraising items. The name/logo licensing fee was instituted in order to help defray the costs of sustaining the organization’s registered trademarks. This practice will continue, with the following procedural clarifications: – Fees are due at the time the license is issued. The $50 fee applies only to groups wishing to raise funds by selling items bearing the corporate name or logo. – Any region, chorus or quartet that wishes to continue selling a licensed item at the end of the one-year licensing period would owe an additional $50 fee to renew the license and continue selling that item for an additional year. – The fee does not apply to a group that wishes to sell name or logo items to its members at cost (for example, if a chorus wishes to make t-shirts bearing the corporate name or logo for chorus members to wear when traveling, and sells those shirts to members at cost, no fee would be assessed as it is not a fundraiser and is being sold only to members). The use of the logo must still follow the relevant graphics standards, but no logo licensing agreement is required.

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A Judge’s Journey to

“The Pit ”

By Paula Davis, Certified Expression Judge and Expression Judge Specialist, Velvet Hills Chorus, Region 8

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ave you ever wondered how those four judges at your contest qualified to be evaluating your chorus or quartet? Do they have magical powers, an extra set of ears and eyes, or advanced degrees in music? Does every judge have to be a director or winning quartet member? Inquiring minds want to know! Judges certainly do have special qualities, but magic or reputation has little to do with their abilities. If you polled the judges, certainly you would find winning directors and quartet queens in some of those chairs; however, you would also find chorus and quartet members just like yourself. What makes someone a judge isn’t her accomplishments. The women who judge distinguish themselves by their desire, dedication and willingness to do whatever it takes to serve our members through strong, supportive evaluation and education. Could you be one of those women? What does it take to become a judge? How do you know if you would be a good candidate? How long does it take and how much does it cost? Let’s take a journey through the first five to ten years of a judge’s life … Applications for the judging program are accepted at headquarters on or before February 15 of each year. At the June meeting of the Judge Specialists Committee, each application is reviewed and considered. When evaluating these applications, the Judge Specialists are looking for: a) Evidence of a selfless service to the members and organization of Sweet Adelines International b) Strong knowledge of our organizational structure and the judging category for which you applied c) Solid history of chorus, regional and/or international service that provides positive references If all these requirements are met, the applicant will be notified that she will need to begin the testing process. There are three tests that will be administered by an Internationally appointed person. The first test covers the structure, governance and workings of Sweet Adelines International; the second tests the knowledge of the particular category chosen by the applicant; and the third is a live, trial scoring experience that indicates the aptitude for written evaluation and scoring. All of these tests will take approximately a year to complete and are reviewed and scored at the next June Judge Specialists meeting. Who knew it took so much time, effort and knowledge to even be accepted? If all of these tests are completed successfully, the applicant becomes an “Approved Candidate Judge” (ACJ). Perhaps your region has hosted an ACJ workshop where all of the Judge Specialists gather with the new candidate judges for an educational workshop combined with contest. This is an intense learning experience that kicks off the trial scoring phase of becoming a judge — an incredibly exciting, nerve-wracking, and intense time that not only develops and grows the candidate’s knowledge and evaluative base, but can also reveal and refine character and personality traits. Trial scoring holds many experiences for the candidate judge — peaks and valleys, courage and fear, joy and disappointment, success and failure. Learning to deal with all of these reveal and highlight a judge’s character — openness to critique and instruction, determination to learn and grow to meet a challenge, independence to work and prepare without constant guidance, strength to make decisions, and grace to work in a team. The process isn’t easy and it isn’t meant to be. Through the two to five years that candidates may remain in the trial scoring stage, they grow into a judge that respects and appreciates each competitor and fellow judge, providing each with support, education and understanding. Remember, most judges are competitors, too!

Selfless Service

Evidence of a to the members and organization of Sweet Adelines International

This is a good time to acknowledge that not everyone is cut out for the judging life. That doesn’t make judges better, smarter or stronger, but it does reveal personalities that thrive on competition, personal critique and who foster a “never give up” approach. Judges are required to evaluate honestly what

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Strong knowledge of our

organizational structure and the judging category for which you applied Each year during the regional competition season, candidate judges are asked to trial score one or more regional competitions. Usually, the candidates who are able to trial score two or three contests each season advance faster because the repetition provides valuable practice that leads to earlier success. All judges are required to prepare independently for each judging experience. Some judges and candidates participate in a judge boot camp to prepare for the judging season. Some prepare by reviewing previous competitions and practice judging by DVD. These preparations are done independently and are not official training. However, they are invaluable experiences that prepare our judges for a smooth and quick entry into the judging season. Candidate judges must jump into this practice quickly in order to progress effectively. All judges are evaluated and scored on their competition performance each season. The candidate judges benefit from these evaluations as well. They provide overall direction for improvement as well as specific examples of what they did well and where they will need to develop better skills. (Does that sound familiar? The judges are “judged” just like our competitors!) These evaluations include commentary on their written elements as well as their scoring accuracy. Both areas must attain a high level of success before they can be considered for service on an official judging panel. By now, most candidate judges have been working four or five years toward becoming a judge! Considering the time off work for competition weekends, the expense of hotels, meals and flights, as well as the energy it requires, becoming a judge is not an undertaking you can take lightly! We are very fortunate now to be able to offer judging scholarships through The Overtone Society; however, these only cover part of the expense. When you see a trial scorer at your regional contest, take a moment to give them an encouraging word or a hug of appreciation. They deserve it! Keep in mind that every judge who sits at that table in the pit has spent her own time, money and energy to learn how to help you grow and become even better. There is no other explanation for this amazing dedication than their great love of this musical art form, our members and Sweet Adelines International. When a candidate judge receives the scores needed to advance, she will be assigned to her first official judging panel. Her excitement is through the roof! If she is assigned to a panel, it is because she has proven that she is ready — still, nerves are expected. The panel chair is available to provide an encouraging word and monitor results. However, once the contest starts, it is amazing how quickly all the judges leave any other thoughts or concerns behind and are completely focused on the competitors. Nerves melt away in the desire to provide each contestant a valuable experience and to get it done in the short time allowed. It’s the most exciting marathon type experience in which most of us will ever participate!

Once again, the candidate’s performance on this official panel will be evaluated and scored. Success is sweet! The candidate is then assigned to other official judging panels in the next year’s regional contests as well as being invited to trial score at an upcoming International contest. The first International trial scoring experience can be overwhelming in length of time and energy depletion as these candidate judges are judging both quartet and chorus contests throughout the week. It is usually a “best of times/worst of times” experience that most can’t wait to do again. Now you may think they have completed their training — not so fast! After a couple of successful official judging seasons, the candidate judge will be requested to write an essay/thesis paper on their category. This paper covers all the elements of their category as well as how their category relates and intertwines with all the others. Much like we would experience in college or graduate school, expectations and requirements are high. If this category paper is successfully submitted, this judge is getting close to certification.

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is presented at that time. Sometimes that is difficult for competitors to hear and they might not appreciate the judge’s insights or even like her (for the moment, we hope). Judging requires confidence and security from those who will ultimately live the life of a judge.

The last remaining “test” required for certification is to successfully trial score or judge an International competition. This experience can produce a good deal of anxiety! Our judge has now spent six to eight years and untold amounts of money and energy preparing for this moment — it is both thrilling and daunting. Afterwards, the wait begins… At the December Judge Specialist meeting, all judges from the International contest are reviewed and evaluated including any trial scorers. If the pressure has overtaken the candidate judge and affected her performance, she can be invited to do it again the next year. Hopefully, it was a successful experience and she will be recommended for certification.

Solid history of chorus,

regional and/or international service that provides positive references

After the Judge Specialist’s recommendation, both the Education Direction Committee and the International Board of Directors must approve the certification. It may be several months before the candidate judge hears her results. After approximately seven to nine years, can you imagine the party that takes place when she hears of her certification? She certainly deserves quite a celebration! Are you a possible judge candidate? Do you have the determination, dedication and drive to travel the journey of a judge into “the pit?” Has Sweet Adelines International offered so much growth and fun in your life that you want to give back some of the joy, education and thrill it has given you? If so, we are eager to meet you! Discovering potential applicants who can meet the challenge of judging is an ongoing process. If you are interested, talk to any judge about her experience, get her advice and find your application on the Sweet Adelines International website. We are always looking for a few good women — you just might be the one! n

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n 2013, 48 Sweet Adelines International chapters and quartets, along with International Board members and HQ staff, raised nearly $92,000 in the first ever Bowling for Barbershop campaign.

Let’s do it again! Bowling for Barbershop 2014 will kick off on May 1 and will run through August! Start planning now! It’s easy to get started. Every chorus and quartet is eligible to participate — even prospective choruses! An informational webinar is scheduled for Wednesday, April 16. The webinar will be archived for future reference in case you miss it. Your chapter or quartet can enter the campaign anytime between May 1 and August 31, 2014, but the longer you participate the more money you will raise and the more fun you will have. Bowling for Barbershop gives your chorus/quartet an opportunity for team building, fun, involving your family and friends, physical activity, raising awareness for your chorus/quartet in your community, potentially recruiting members, singing in public, raising money and supporting the International organization! Tools and marketing materials to help you throughout the campaign will be available in the Members Only Marketing Center on April 15, 2014. Bowling for Barbershop is a fundraiser for Sweet Adelines International to support its mission and goals as it approaches its 75th anniversary. Each participating chorus/quartet receives a 50 percent portion of the proceeds.

What is Bowling for Barbershop? • A fundraising and awareness campaign. • A fun and easy way to engage your fans and cultivate new members and supporters. • A viral peer-to-peer fundraiser. People can tell their friends who in turn tell others, so that more people are reached than ever before!

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Top 12 Reasons to Participate in

Bowling for Barbershop 2014 1. FUN 2. Raise money for your chapter/quartet 3. Help support Sweet Adelines International 4. Membership recruitment 5. Team building 6. Community awareness 7. Public singing opportunity 8. Off-stage competition with other chapters 9. Bragging rights 10. Prizes 11. Blinged out bowling shirts and shoes! 12. It’s EASY!

Potential Membership Recruitment • 70 percent of all AMF bowling centers in the U.S. have karaoke facilities — people who go to bowling centers LOVE to sing. • The Women’s International Bowling Congress (WIBC) has more than 2.1 million members worldwide. • Female bowlers make up approximately 50 percent of all bowling leagues. • Sweet Adelines members and WIBC members get together at least once a week, love to compete, rehearse/practice, enjoy building friendships, dress alike and belong to a hobby organization.

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Thank you to the 2013 Participating Chapters/ Quartets

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A Cappella Showcase Chapter (now Black Hills Showcase), Rapid City, S.D. Alamo Metro Chapter, San Antonio, Texas ArkAppella Show Chapter, Rogers, Ark. Austin Harmony Chapter, Austin, Texas Bonfire Quartet, Monument, Colo. Bowling for Barbershop Virtual Chapter, Tulsa, Okla. Capital City Chapter, Indianapolis, Ind. Capitol Showcase Chapter, Columbus, Ohio Choral-Aires Chapter, Elmhurst, Ill. City of Gardens Chapter, Victoria, BC, Canada City of Lakes Chapter, Minneapolis, Minn. Crosstown Harmony Chapter, West Allis, Wis. Emerald City Chapter, Wichita, Kan. Enchanted Mesa Show Chapter, Albuquerque, N.M. Essence Quartet, San Antonio, Texas Fever! Quartet, Lincoln, Neb. Fourmost Quartet, San Antonio, Texas Gainesville Harmony Show Chapter, Gainesville, Fla. Golden Sands Chapter, Long Beach, Calif. Greater Cleveland Chapter, Independence, Ohio Greater Harrisburg Chapter, Harrisburg, Pa. Harborlites Chapter, Anaheim, Calif. Harmony Celebration Chapter, Ridgewood, N.J. Heart of New Jersey Chapter, Millstone Township, N.J. iTones Quartet (iTones’ Strike Zone), Plainfield, Ind. K-Town Sound Show Chorus, Knoxville, Tenn. Lone Star Chapter, Fort Worth, Texas Melodeers Chapter, Northbrook, Ill. Mission Viejo Chapter, Mission Viejo, Calif. Ohio Heartland Chapter, Delaware, Ohio Panther City Chapter, Ft. Worth, Texas Pride of Kentucky Chapter, Louisville, Ky. Pros. Dazzling Diamonds, Springdale, Ark. Rich-Tone Chapter, Richardson, Texas River City Sound Chapter, Rockford, Ill. Song O’Sky Chapter, Asheville, N.C. South Florida Jubilee Chapter, Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Southern Acappella Sound Chapter, Monroe, La. Southern Harmony Chapter, Charleston, S.C. Spirit of Detroit Chapter, Detroit, Mich. Spring Valley Chapter, Schaumburg, Ill. Talk of Tulsa Show Chorus, Tulsa, Okla. Texas Harmony Chorus, Irving, Texas The Woodlands Show Chorus Chapter, The Woodlands, Texas Topeka Acappella Unlimited Chapter, Topeka, Kan. Upper Chesapeake Chapter, Bel Air, Md. Velvet Hills Chapter, Colorado Springs, Colo. Women of Note Chapter, Boynton Beach, Fla.

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2013 Top Fundraising Chapters Melodeers ($15,917) Golden Sands ($8,752) Upper Chesapeake ($6,831)

2013 Top Individual Fundraisers Heather Collins, Harmony Celebration Chorus ($1,415) Joey Mechelle Stenner, HQ Staff ($1,320)

2013 Top Fundraising Teams Pin-Up Girls, Golden Sands Chorus ($5,675) The Fuggedaboudits, HQ Staff ($2,904) Split Happens!!!, Harmony Celebration Chorus ($2,447)

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Sheree Mills, Golden Sands Chorus ($4,100)

2013 Bowling for Barbershop Facts • Nine chapters from Texas participated • One non-U.S. chapter participated • 22 chapters raised more than $1,000 • Five chapters raised more than $5,000 • 188 teams were formed • Chapters used the funds raised for costumes, risers, travel and coaching expenses • The Bowling for Barbershop Virtual chapter was made up of International Board and staff members, and raised more than $9,000 • 90 percent of participating chapters said that the most unexpected benefit to participating in Bowling for Barbershop was the FUN and team building

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Involvement

Order of Appearance QuartetS 1. Vocality 2. Region 32 3. Wildcard 9 4. Speed of Sound 5. Region 11 6. Region 1 7. Region 2 8. Region 5 9. Region 34 10. Region 16 11. Yahtzee 12. Wildcard 10 13. Wildcard 6 14. Region 12 15. Region 25 16. Lustre 17. Spritzer 18. Frenzy 19. Bling! 20. Region 13 21. Region 35 22. Region 6 23. Rio! 24. Dolce 25. Glow 26. HEAT 27. Region 4 28. Region 15 29. Region 3 30. Region 9 31. Region 21 32. Wildcard 3 33. Region 17 34. Region 26 35. a.k.a. 36. Finesse 37. Wildcard 7 38. Region 8 39. Region 19 40. Wildcard 1 41. Region 14 42. Region 31 43. Fortuity 44. Wildcard 2 45. Wildcard 5 46. Wildcard 4 47. Wildcard 8 48. Region 10

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Choruses

Harmony Classic A Chorus

1. Pride of Kentucky Chorus, Region 4

1. Spirit of Harmony Chorus, Region 6

2. Harborlites Chorus, Region 21

2. Honolulu Blend Show Chorus, Region 21

3. Coastline Show Chorus, Region 1

3. Fenton Lakes Chorus, Region 2

4. River City Sound Chorus, Region 22 and Region 3*

4. Springfield Metro Chorus, Region 7 and Region 25*

5. Forth Valley Chorus, Region 31

5. Vocal Dimension Chorus, Region 31

6. Westcoast Harmony Chorus, Region 26 7. Melodeers Chorus, Region 3

Harmony Classic AA Chorus

8. O.K. City Chorus, Region 25

1. Alamo Metro Chorus, Region 10

9. Greater Richmond Chorus, Region 14

2. Top of the Rock Chorus, Region 25

10. Spirit of the Gulf Chorus, Region 9

3. Grand Rapids Chorus, Region 3 and Region 17*

11. Pearls of the Sound Chorus, Region 32 12. Pacific Sound Chorus, Region 13 13. Mission Valley Chorus, Region 12 14. Liberty Oak Chorus, Region 15 15. St. Louis Harmony Chorus, Region 5 16. Metro Nashville Chorus, Region 23 and Region 4* 17. Pride of Portland Chorus, Region 24 and Region 13* 18. Rich-Tone Chorus, Region 25 19. Great Lakes Chorus, Region 2 20. Wichita Chorus, Region 7 and Region 25* 21. Song of Atlanta Chorus, Region 23 and Region 14* 22. Harmony Celebration Chorus, Region 15 23. The Woodlands Show Chorus, Region 10 24. Upper Chesapeake Chorus, Region 19 25. Alba Show Chorus, Region 32 26. City of Lakes Chorus, Region 6 27. Perth Harmony Chorus, Region 34 28. Celebrity City Chorus, Region 11 29. Capital City Chorus, Region 4 30. Buffalo Gateway Chorus, Region 16 31. Wellington City Chorus, Region 35 32. Greater Cleveland Chorus, Region 17 33. Skyline Chorus, Region 8 *Chorus achieved the title of Regional Champion or was named International Wildcard for Baltimore during the 2013 Regional Contest season for a region that has been absorbed through Harmonic Progression.

4. Tucson Desert Harmony Chorus, Region 21 5. City of Gardens Chorus, Region 26 * Chorus achieved the title of Regional Champion or was named International Wildcard for Baltimore during the 2013 Regional Contest season for a region that has been absorbed through Harmonic Progression.


68 th Annual Convention and Competition | November 3 – 8 | Baltimore Convention Center OFFICE USE ONLY

CONTACT INFORMATION Member # (if applicable):

Name:

Registration #:

Badge Name (First Name ONLY):

Chorus:

SCC:

Address: City, State:

Country, Zip/Postal Code:

Daytime Phone:

Email:

TO SIT TOGETHER YOU MUST REGISTER TOGETHER.

Additional Registrant Name: Member Number or City/State:

Please write the name of the additional registrant attending with you in the Contact Info. No member number is needed if they are a non-member, but please list the non-member’s city and state. If you have more names to register, please use the chorus registration spreadsheet on the Sweet AdelineS internAtionAl website. It can be found on the Baltimore Convention main page.

PAYMENT INFORMATION o Enclosed is my check. Make check payable to Sweet Adelines International. o Please use my credit card (Check one):

o Visa

o MasterCard

Card Number:

o Discover Expiration Date:

Card Holder’s Signature: I REQUIRE SPECIAL SEATING BECAUSE OF A DISABILITY. PLEASE CHECK IF APPLICABLE: o I will be in a wheelchair and will use a regular seat. o I will be in a wheelchair and will remain seated in it. o I require a reserved seat for a companion. Please give a general description of your disability and list any ADA services that you require:

BALTIMORE REGISTRATION GUIDELINES 1. To sit together you must register together! If your registration payment is not included with the group you want to sit with, seating with that group is not guaranteed. If more than five people are registering, please use the chorus registration spreadsheet on the website. Registrations received without names will receive a blank badge. 2. Pre-Registration closes September 1, 2014. After September 1, tickets may be purchased for pickup onsite. Seats will be assigned based on availability. 3. Send only one form of payment for the group. Multiple checks or credit card numbers included with one registration are not accepted. For your convenience, this form may be photocopied. 4. Make check/money order payable to Sweet AdelineS internAtionAl. Your canceled check or credit card statement is your receipt. There is a $10 service charge on all returned checks. 5. Registrations are transferable and refunds of 50% of the registration may be granted on a case-by-case basis until September 1, 2014. No refunds will be granted after this date. 6. Registrations will not be accepted before November 7, 2013, and will be returned if received before that date. 7. All Events registration fee includes admission to all competition and education sessions. The Coronet Club Show* is a separately priced event. Coronet Club Show tickets must be purchased through the Coronet Club. *See back page for more information.

MAIL TO:

Sweet AdelineS internAtionAl Attn: Tracy Shoghi 9110 S. Toledo Avenue Tulsa, OK 74137

FAX TO: 918.388.8083 (credit card payments only) EMAIL TO: conventions@sweetadelineintl.org QUESTIONS? CALL: 800.992.7464 ext. 137 OR 918.388.8037

BALTIMORE REGISTRATION TICKET PRICES AFTER MAY 2, 2014 8001 International Chorus Competitor All Events 8002 International Quartet Competitor All Events 8003 Convention Assistant All Events 8004 Member All Events 8005 Non-Member All Events 8010 Youth Member or Non-Member All Events

TOTAL REGISTRATION

FEE $210 $150 $110 $210 $225 $160

# OF TIx

SUBTOTAL


RELEASE OF CLAIMS RELEASE OF CLAIMS SIGNATURE GUIDELINES: 1. All members (competing and non-competing) and non-members must sign and return with completed registration form. 2. Make copies of the release form for the number of registrants signing. 3. Registrations will not be mailed or available for pick up if the release form is not signed and returned with the registration form. 4. Signatures must be gathered on the form provided by Sweet AdelineS internAtionAl. This form is available on the website and must include the Release of Claims at the top of each page containing signatures. RELEASE OF CLAIMS: I agree and acknowledge that I am participating in the 2014 International Convention & Competition (“Event”) on my own accord. I give this acknowledgement freely and knowingly and I represent and warrant to you that I am physically and mentally fit and that, as a result, able to participate, and I do hereby assume responsibility for my own well-being. I am fully aware that possible physical injury might occur to me as a result of my participation, and I agree to assume the full risk, including risk which is not specifically foreseeable, of any injuries, including death, damages or less regardless of severity, which I may sustain as a result of participating in any and all activities connected with or associated with the Event. In consideration of the right to participate in the Event, I hereby waive any and all rights or claims I may have as a result of participation in the Event against

Sweet AdelineS internAtionAl, its directors, officers, employees, members, staff, and all individuals assisting in instructing and conducting these activities, and I hereby

fully release and discharge them from any and all claims resulting from injuries, including death, damages, or loss, which may accrue to me or my heirs arising out of or in any way connected with my participation in the Event. I further agree to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless Sweet AdelineS internAtionAl, its directors, officers, employees, members, staff, and all individuals assisting in instructing and conducting these activities from any and all claims resulting from injuries, including death, damages, or loss, which may accrue to me or my heirs arising out of or in any way connected with my participation in the Event. Print Name:

Date:

Signature:

The Coronet Club Show | November 7, 2014 PAYMENT INFORMATION

CONTACT INFORMATION

o Enclosed is my check. Make check payable to The Coronet Club. o Please use my credit card (Check one): o Visa o MasterCard o Discover Card Number: Expiration Date: Card Holder’s Signature:

Name: Chorus: Address: City, State:

Country, Zip/Postal Code:

I REQUIRE SPECIAL SEATING BECAUSE OF A DISABILITY. PLEASE CHECK IF APPLICABLE:

o I will be in a wheelchair and will use a regular seat. o I will be in a wheelchair and will remain seated in it. o I require a reserved seat for a companion. Description of your disability and list any ADA services that you require:

Daytime Phone: Email: Chapter:

Region:

2014 Coronet Club Show • November 7, 2014 CORONET CLUB REGISTRATION GUIDELINES 1. To sit together, you must register together. If your registration payment is not included with the group you want to sit with, seating with the group is not guaranteed. Tickets are assigned in the sequence as orders are received. 2. Pre-registration closes September 1, 2014. After September 1, tickets may be purchased and will be available for pick-up on-site at the Coronet Club booth. Seats will be assigned based on availability. Pre-registration tickets will be mailed in September 2014. 3. Send only one form of payment for the group. Multiple checks or credit card numbers included with one registration are not accepted. For your convenience, this form may be photocopied. 4. Make check/money order payable to the Coronet Club. Your canceled check or credit card statement is your receipt. There is a $10 service charge on all returned checks. 5. Tickets are transferable, but not refundable. To purchase tickets, please return the information and send payment to the Coronet Club Ticket Chair. Please do not send your payment for this event with your Convention Registration. Please be sure to fill out the Contact Information and the Payment Information box on the front of this form.

MAIL TO: The Coronet Club Show Attn: Donna Bates 1852 Somerfield Lane Crystal Lake, IL 60014

EMAIL TO:

coronettickets@gmail.com

QUESTIONS? CALL: 815.356.9047

2014 Coronet Club Show • November 7, 2014 CORONET CLUB REGISTRATION REGISTRATION

FEE

Coronet Club Show (by Sept. 1)

$30

VIP (limited, on-site only)

$50

Tickets on-site (After Sept. 1)

$35

TOTAL REGISTRATION

# OF TIx

SUBTOTAL


68th Annual International Convention & Competition • Baltimore, MD • November 3 – November 8, 2014

Housing opens: Monday, April 7, 2014 – Housing closes: Friday, October 3, 2014

Housing

Information & Policies Reservation Deposit

Canceling a Reservation

Sweet Adelines International has partnered with Experient to deliver excellent service for your housing needs at Convention. • You may make reservations with Experient beginning Monday, April 7, 2014 at 8:00 a.m. CDT. • Please use the housing link found by visiting the Online Housing Link page found in the Baltimore 2014 International Convention page under News & Events. • For questions about housing, you may speak with an Experient Call Center Agent at (866) 229-3691 or (301) 694-5243 during normal business hours, Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. EDT. • Reservations cannot be made over the phone; they must be made through the Sweet Adelines International website or via mailed / faxed form. • Please add sweetadelines@experient-inc.com to your address book so you will be able to receive emails about your reservation or any other important information.

• The room leader must pay a deposit of the first night’s room and tax when making a room reservation. It may not be divided and charged to your roommates at that time. • A credit card must be provided that can be billed for the room deposit on or after October 8, 2014. The room leader is responsible for collecting shares for the deposit from other occupants of the room after the reservation is made. • Should any changes to a reservation take place, either with the room leader or other occupants, it is the responsibility of the room leader and roommates to work out financial arrangements. • Deposits must be paid by credit card – American Express, Discover, MasterCard or Visa. • Credit cards will be billed on or after October 8, 2014. • Complete your reservation online, or mail your credit card payment with the completed housing form, located on the Sweet Adelines International website, by Friday, October 3, 2014. No wire transfers are accepted. • All deposits become non-refundable after Friday, October 3, 2014, 11:59 p.m. EDT. Should an emergency arise after October 3, 2014, contact kristinpearson@sweetadelineintl.org to discuss. Experient and hotel cancellation fees will apply. NOTE: Your reservation will not be confirmed without a credit card that is valid thru November 2014.

• The room leader is the only person able to completely cancel a room reservation. • Cancellations received by May 31, 2014 will not be charged a fee. • Cancellations received from June 1 – 30, 2014 will be subject to a $75 cancellation fee. • Cancellations received between July 1 – 31, 2014 will be subject to a $150 cancellation fee. • Cancellations made after August 1, 2014 will result in a $250 cancellation fee. • All cancellations must be submitted in writing via fax to (301) 694-5124, toll free domestic fax to (888) 772-1888 or emailed to sweetadelines@experient-inc.com. • Cancellations made with the hotels directly will be subject to the same cancellation fees listed above, regardless of or in addition to the individual hotel’s policies. • Refunds for cancellations received prior to May 31, 2014 will be processed within 7-10 business days.

Reservation Dates • Online, faxed or mailed reservation forms must be received by Experient before Friday, October 3, 2014, 11:59 p.m. EDT. • Confirmations will be sent directly from Experient (not the hotel or Sweet Adelines International) via email within 7 business days of date of processing.

Roommates Before reserving your room, make sure you contact your roommates so you can: • Confirm they are committed to sharing a room with you. • Verify their email address and the correct spelling of their first and last names. • Make arrangements for your roommates to pay their share of the hotel bill. • Confirm any special needs. Request an ADA room, if necessary (based on availability).

Hotel Information and Rates • The hotels available for your stay at Convention are listed on the Hotel Description page. • To receive the reduced Sweet Adelines International rate, YOU MUST RESERVE YOUR ROOM THROUGH EXPERIENT. You should never contact the hotel to make a reservation. • If a room is reserved through any source other than Experient, the reservation is not considered to be in one of Sweet Adelines International block of contracted hotel rooms. For example, if you have a reservation at one of our hotels, but the reservation was made through your travel agent, it is not considered one of our hotel rooms and you will not receive the privileges that come with being in our block of rooms. • Double/Double rooms with 2 beds are limited, and available on a first come, first serve basis.

Reserving Hotel Room • To reserve a room, go to www.sweetadelineintl.org, News & Events, 2014 Baltimore International Convention, and go to the online housing link. When you select the online housing link you will be redirected to the Convention housing site hosted by Experient. • Please note that a credit card guarantee is necessary to fully reserve a room. • Read the information carefully and follow the on-screen directions. • If you have already made a reservation, the system will direct you to your existing reservation. • When adding roommates, the room leader will need to enter the first name and last name for each person sharing the room. • The room leader will be the only person on the reservation who may: o Change the date of arrival or departure o Cancel the reservation in its’ entirety • Roommates have the ability to view the reservation and may cancel their own names from the reservation. • Once a roommate cancels a reservation, an email will be sent to the room leader advising of the cancellation. The roommate is then free to become a room leader in a new reservation or a roommate in another reservation, if desired. • No name should be listed more than once in any reservation as this will cause the hotel to consider it a duplicate reservation and will cancel the entire reservation.

Involvement

Housing Services

No Shows • Should you confirm a reservation and then cancel without notifying Experient or the hotel, and the room becomes completely vacant, the room leader will be charged the first night’s room and tax as a cancellation fee; the remaining dates of the reservation will be cancelled.

Confirmation Number • Once you complete your reservation, you will receive a Reservation ID. • The Reservation ID number is used by you and Experient to look up and manage your reservation. • Confirmations will be sent directly from Experient (not your hotel or Sweet Adelines International) via email within 7-10 business days of the date of processing. • You do not need a Reservation ID to check in to the hotel. • When the hotel receives your reservation, they will assign a different confirmation number for your reservation.

Airport/Hotel Shuttle Transfers • Sweet Adelines International does not provide transportation between the airport and hotels. • For shuttle information, please refer to the airport online and research the options they provide.

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68th Annual International Convention & Competition • Baltimore, MD • November 3 – November 8, 2014

Housing opens: Monday, April 7, 2014 – Housing closes: Friday, October 3, 2014

Housingform Important Hotel Reservation Information

• All reservation forms must be received before Friday, October 3, 2014, 6:00 p.m. EDT.

Involvement

• Experient is coordinating all hotel reservations for Sweet Adelines International. To ensure you receive the Convention room rate, arrangements for housing must be made with Experient. DO NOT CONTACT THE HOTEL DIRECTLY.

• All Convention hotels require the first night’s room and tax as a deposit to make a reservation. • Reservation confirmations will be sent directly from Experient via email within 7 business days of date of processing.

STEP 1: Make a Reservation INTERNET

FAX

MAIL

www.sweetadelineintl.org

(301) 694-5124 or (888) 772-1888 (toll free domestic fax)

Sweet Adelines Housing Bureau

From the Home Page, click on News & Events, Baltimore 2014 International Convention, and Online Housing Link. Then follow the instructions to reserve your hotel room. Please have your credit card, arrival/ departure dates and roommate information ready.

Complete the form and mail to:

Please print or type all information on the form. Confirmations will be sent to the individual indicated in section 2 via email, if provided.

PO Box 4088 Frederick, MD 21705

QUESTIONS?

Email sweetadelines@experient-inc.com or call toll-free (866) 229-3691 or (301) 694-5243. Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. EDT

STEP 2: General Information

Room Leader Contact Information (Experient will send reservation confirmations to this person.)

First Name:

Last Name:

Email:

Phone:

Address: City:

State/Province:

Country:

STEP 3: Hotel Information

Please refer to the Hotel Description information for hotel selection options. Please list your choices in order of preference. Please list the hotels by their full name.

ZIP/Postal Code:

Fax:

First Name: Last Name:

1.

Email:

2.

Emergency Contact:

3.

Phone:

Roommate(s) (Occupants in addition to the Room Leader.) First Name:

First Name:

Last Name:

Last Name:

Email:

Email:

Emergency Contact:

Emergency Contact:

Phone:

Phone:

Room details Arrival Date:

Please check your bed preference (Subject to availability)

Departure Date:

o 2 Double Beds

Mark ONE box to indicate the number of people and room type.

o 1 King Bed

(Convention hotels are smoke-free properties.)

o SINGLE – 1 person

o TRIPLE – 3 people

Indicate any special ADA requirements:

o DOUBLE – 2 people

o QUAD – 4 people

NOTE: Rooms with 2 people or less will automatically be assigned a king-bedded room.

Reserve your room no later than October 3, 2014, by 11:59 p.m. CDT. Each room must have its own Room Leader and one form per room. Please review the International Convention & Competition General Housing Information and Policies before making your reservation.

STEP 4: Deposit Information

Credit card number:

Please bill my: o Visa

o MasterCard

o American Express

Expiration date: o Discover

Total amount authorized to be charged: $

Name as it appears on the card: Authorized signature:

All room reservations require a first night’s room and tax deposit. The deposit is payable by credit card (which will be charged on or after October 8, 2014). Credit cards must have an expiration date of November 2014 or later. All reservations, changes and cancellations must be made through Experient by October 3, 2014, by 11:59 p.m. EDT. Confirmations will be sent directly from Experient (not the hotel or Sweet Adelines International) via email within seven business days from the date of processing. Deposits are non-refundable after October 10, 2014, 11:59 p.m. EDT.


Schedule S u n d a y , No v e m b e r 2 , 2 0 1 4 Riser Rehearsals (Harmony Classic) 1:00 p.m.

BCC, Rooms 327-329 & 337-338

Harmony Bazaar Setup Ticket Will Call

2:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

BCC, Exhibit Hall D Hilton Baltimore

Mo n d a y , No v e m b e r 3 , 2 0 1 4 BCC, Rooms 327-329 & 337-338 BCC BCC BCC, Exhibit Hall D

Headquarters Office Ticket Sales Office Harmony Classic Briefing Education Demonstration Stations

2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. 3:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

BCC, Exhibit Hall D BCC BCC BCC

T u e s d a y , No v e m b e r 4 , 2 0 1 4 Riser Rehearsals 7:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m. Las Vegas Early Registration 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Headquarters Office 12:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Ticket Sales Office 9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. Harmony Bazaar 12:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Quartet Briefing 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

BCC, Rooms 327-329 & 337-338 BCC BCC, Exhibit Hall D BCC BCC, Exhibit Hall D BCC

Chorus Briefing Tech Rehearsal Harmony Classic Coronet Club Front Row Rehearsals Coronet Club Reunion/ Quartet Reception* Coronet Club Rehearsal

10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. 6:00 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. 11:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

BCC BCC BCC Hilton Baltimore Hilton Baltimore

3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Hilton Baltimore

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Riser Rehearsals (Harmony Classic) 7:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m. Harmony Bazaar Setup 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Ticket Will Call 10:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Harmony Bazaar Opening Day 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

W e d n e s d a y , No v e m b e r 5 , 2 0 1 4 Riser Rehearsals 7:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m. Headquarters Office 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Ticket Sales Office 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Harmony Bazaar 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

BCC, Rooms 327-329 & 337-338 BCC, Exhibit Hall D BCC BCC, Exhibit Hall D

Quartet Semifinals Quartet Finalist Briefing YWIH Coordinator Breakfast* YSF Liaison Breakfast* Coronet Club Rehearsal

10:45 a.m. – 10:30 p.m. 10:45 p.m. – 11:15 p.m. 7:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. 7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. 8:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

BCC BCC Hilton Baltimore Hilton Baltimore Hilton Baltimore

Th u r s d a y , No v e m b e r 6 , 2 0 1 4 Riser Rehearsals 7:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m. Headquarters Office 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Ticket Sales Office 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Harmony Bazaar 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

BCC, Rooms 327-329 & 337-338 BCC, Exhibit Hall D BCC BCC, Exhibit Hall D

Chorus Semifinals Chorus Finalist Briefing PIP’s Breakfast* Intl. President’s Reception*

10:45 a.m. – 8:30 p.m. 8:45 p.m. – 9:15 p.m. 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. 9:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

BCC BCC Hilton Baltimore Hilton Baltimore

F r i d a y , No v e m b e r 7 , 2 0 1 4 Family Chorus Rehearsal Headquarters Office Ticket Sales Office Harmony Bazaar Mass Sing

8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. 11:15 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.

BCC BCC, Exhibit Hall D BCC BCC, Exhibit Hall D BCC

Quartet Finals Noon – 5:00 p.m. Coronet Club Show 8:00 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. Quartet Music Education Class 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Coronet Club Rehearsal 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

BCC BCC BCC, Room 318 Hilton Baltimore

Sa t u r d a y , No v e m b e r 8 , 2 0 1 4 Chorus Music Education Class Family Chorus Rehearsal Harmony Bazaar Headquarters Office Ticket Sales Office

9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

BCC BCC BCC, Exhibit Hall D BCC, Exhibit Hall D BCC

Chorus Finals Noon – 6:00 p.m. Coronet Club Annual 7:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Meeting and Breakfast Coronet Clubhouse 9:30 p.m. - Midnight

BCC Hilton Baltimore Hilton Baltimore

EVENT & VENUE K EY n Hilton Baltimore

n Baltimore Convention Center (BCC) *By invitation only

Times and locations subject to change

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Departments Membership matters

The Chapter Officer’s Q & A

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ithin the past year many transformations have taken place in membership processes, especially since the new automated form for New/Transfer members was launched in January. In an effort to better serve you, International Headquarters will continue to update and provide more efficient, convenient and user-friendly ways to work together. Here are some frequently asked questions that may help you through our recent transitions: How do we submit applications for former members that need to be reinstated, dual members, status changes and resignations? If you know the individual joining your chorus is a former member or you enter her name in the search fields of the online automated form and see that she already has an existing record, this member needs to be reinstated. In this case, you will need to complete and submit the paper application for New and/or Transfer members – still available on our website at www.sweetadelineintl.org (> Member Resources > Document Center > Membership Applications and Forms). If she knows her previous member number please include that on the application and also please note if she would like to buy back the years she was gone or if she will be starting over as a brand new member with a new enrollment/renewal date. All dual membership applications, status changes and resignations still need to be submitted by using the paper forms available in our website’s Document Center referenced above. The only membership processes that have been automated through the Members Only section at this time are New and Transfer chorus members. We do hope to automate all processes in the future. How do we transfer At-Large members into or out of our chorus? If an At-Large member would like to transfer into your chorus, you can do so using the automated new/transfer form as long as her membership dues are current/not expired. If a chorus member would like to transfer to an At-Large membership please have her submit the paper application for At-Large memberships available in the Document Center of our website as referenced above. She will need to include payment with her application. How does our chorus proceed if we only use checks and do not have a credit card? Please continue to mail your checks to us with the paper applications/ forms as you have always done. We understand that some credit cards are not cost-effective for our chapters but we strongly encourage you to look into alternative credit card options that do not have hefty fees attached to them. In the meantime, we will look at offering alternative methods of online payments so that you can also take advantage of the new online form. What do we do about members who do not have an email address? To keep up with the demands of our technological era, obtaining an email address from all members is now a requirement. We understand there are some members who still do not have an email address. Fortunately,

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it is easy and free to acquire one! Email is now the primary form of communication from International Headquarters to our members, with the exception of a phone call or mailer on certain occasions. We limit our general membership email distribution to a maximum of four emails per year. All member contact information is kept confidential and will not be shared with any third party. An email address must be provided when submitting a new member application, transferring a member or updating a member’s contact information from this point on. Please address this with your current members and new members as they join your chorus. For those without computer access please assign a chorus “buddy” so they may share email information from HQ. We appreciate your support and cooperation. Where is my membership card? With the approval from the International Board of Directors in November 2013, membership cards are no longer mailed. Please see below on how to access and obtain the new electronic membership cards. How do we access the new online membership cards? Chapter Officers can access membership cards for every member of their chorus by logging in to the Member’s Only section and clicking on the following: Chapter Activity/Reports > Add/Transfer/ Update Members > Click your chapter name. Your current membership list will appear, and to the right of each member’s name there is a clipboard icon that contains her membership card. Every member has access to their own membership card on their Member Profile page in the Member’s Only section of the website as well. To print the membership card click on the clipboard icon and click on the Export icon at the top left side of the page to print. A pop-up box will appear, click PDF from the drop down arrow and click Export to print the card from the PDF file. How will At-Large members receive a membership card? At-Large members will receive an email confirmation after their application (or transfer) is processed that will let them know their membership cards are available to print from their Member Profile page in the Members Only section of our website. Our Membership Chair enters new member applications and our Treasurer is responsible for making payments but the new form requires you to do this all at once. How do we proceed? As with the previous “paper” member applications, payment is made at the time the application is entered. We understand that this new form may alter how your chapter manages its new member applications. In an effort to ensure that new member invoices are paid promptly, this new online form requires you to enter the new member information and make payment before the new membership can be finalized or activated. At this time we ask that you assign one officer with login capability to complete the online form and make payment (please see below for additional information on this).


As s e e n o n Is there a way of entering in several new members at one time and paying them all at once, instead of individually?

What do you love most about being a member of Sweet Adelines International? “I found a family that I never knew I had. Singing has given me a new life.” — Jeanne Silva Simpson, High Country, Region 8

“To share the pride, love and joy about music with friends all over the world, no matter where we live; America, Germany, Japan, England, Australia or Sweden, is the biggest gift of being a Sweet Adeline.” — Eva Stahl, Rönninge Show, Region 32

Our primary goal is to ensure that all members have a pleasant and rewarding membership experience, especially when working together with headquarters on necessary processes. All updates and modifications are made with our members in mind and we hope you find them as helpful and convenient as we intend them to be. For further assistance please contact the Membership Department at member@sweetadelineintl.org. n

We’ve received so many comments! Stay tuned for more in upcoming issues and keep sharing!

Satellite Spotlight

Harmonizing the World By Janine Ross, Membership Specialist, HQ Staff Exciting news from China! In our last Satellite Spotlight we mentioned that there was interest from Nikki Schwartz, an American teacher living in China, who was considering starting a chapter there. We are very happy to report that Sweet Adelines International has expanded its global footprint and we now have a new prospective chapter in Shenzhen City, China, which is just north of Hong Kong. Welcome to the Sweet Adelines family, Nikki … and China! We look forward to hearing more from this chorus as they progress.

Prospective Urayasu (Chiba Prefecture)

(Urayasu, Japan) Directed by Mr. Kurimoto (a member of Tokyo’s men’s chorus, the Barbers), this small chorus of eight active members is going

Departments

“I needed to breath. I needed to find purpose for my voice. I needed to be needed. What I found was: me.” — Linda Redwood, Rhythm of the Rockies, Region 26

Currently, all new members must be entered and paid individually but we are working on a solution so that all new members added at one time can be paid all at once, such as an online shopping cart would allow. When implemented, we hope that this new functionality will allow one officer to enter in new member information and, if needed, another officer can make payment for those new members in one lump sum.

strong and having fun. They love to sing barbershop and share it with their community. In December the ladies of Propsective Urayasu – Chiba gave the gift of song to the residents and staff at a local nursing home. This chorus rehearses twice each month and is planning an open house in the next couple of months to help attract new members. We wish them much success!

Prospective Barberellas

(Bonn, Germany) Mentor Valerie Taylor visited the Barberellas recently for a weekend of coaching and says they have made great progress since her previous visit in October. Accompanying Valerie on this latest trip was her chorus-mate and choreographer, Emma Duguid, who was able to help the Barberellas work on their visual performance as well. The chorus and their director, Viola Neuwald-Fernandez, are very appreciative of the coaching they have received and are developing a great bond with Valerie. After Valerie returned from her coaching visit to Prospective Barberellas, she received a message from the director of another German chapter, Prospective A-Cappella Ladies in Pattonville, Germany. Director Britta Nordhoff asked Valerie to visit their chorus in June. We hope that trip is able to happen and will pass along an update if one becomes available. n

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D I nevpoa lr vt emme ennt ts Education matters

2014 A Cappella Harmony Academy You won’t want to miss attending the academy this July in Tulsa, Oklahoma! This is a not-to-be-missed educational event that will help you explore and expand your performance skills. To review the class offerings, fantastic list of faculty, and all of the special events we have planned, please visit the AHA page on our website: http://bit.ly/1pFXvQ8

Education Center Update • The Director’s Guide to Working with Youth (http://bit.ly/OL85HT) is now available! This brand new handbook addresses the varied issues, potential pitfalls and ultimate rewards in welcoming young women into a Sweet Adelines International chorus. Learn from 11 experienced Sweet Adelines chorus directors who share their knowledge and offer practical tips. This guide is archived in the Education Center in both the Director/Quartets section and the Youth section. • International Faculty Members and Certified Showmanship Judge Melanie Wroe has produced two new costuming vodcasts. Costume Basics and Costume Creation are now both available to review by accessing the Vodcast page of the Visual section in the Education Center.

Young Women in Harmony Program YWIH Competitions Registration is now open for both the YWIH Video Chorus Contest, taking place via video submission on June 1, 2014, and the 2014 Rising Star Quartet Contest, taking place on August 2, 2014, in Lowell, Mass. For more information including contest rules and regulations as well as entry forms, please visit our 2014 YWIH Competition Page: http://bit.ly/YouthContests2014

International YWIH Festival in Baltimore Young female singers aged 25 and under are invited to participate, free of charge, in the 2014 International YWIH Festival in Baltimore! Beverly Bruening, director of Dundalk Chorus, Region 19 will direct and Ali Hauger, lead of 2012 Rising Star Quartet Champion GQ, will serve as choreographer for this year’s YWIH festival. Chorus rehearsals will take place Saturday, November 1, 2014, and will culminate with a performance package presented on the International Stage during the break between Harmony Classic competitors on Tuesday, November 4, 2014. For more information, please contact the Education Department: education@sweetadelineintl.org

History of Barbershop Lesson Plan Under the direction of the Education Direction Committee, the 2013-14 YWIH Program Coordinators developed an hour-long lesson plan on the history of barbershop that educators can use in their classrooms. Members who have the opportunity to present to local students in their communities can also use this lesson plan. It is a great way to introduce the art form to music students of all ages and includes video performance examples as well as some suggestions for tag singing. To access the lesson plan, please visit the Music Educator Resources page on our website: http://bit.ly/1bT4fq8. n

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Endowment Fund G oal : $500,000 C urrent L evel : $458,442 Congratulations to the recent grant recipients of the Young Singers Foundation! The Young Singers Foundation awarded grants to the following projects for the November 2013 grant cycle: New Mexico Youth Harmony Camp

Acappellooza Summer 2014

Northwest Girlschoir Scholarship Program

Big Sky Youth Harmony Rendezvous 2014

Pittsburgh Youth Harmony Festival 2014

Bloomington Youth in Harmony Festival

“Singing with the Best of Barbershop” YWIH Festival

Cantabella Children’s Chorus – “Chip and His Dog” Opera Performance

Southern Arizona Youth in Harmony Festival UCLA Chorale Performance & High School Choral Concert

Canyon Youth & Boise Youth Barbershop Festival Charlotte Children’s Choir – “A Summer Celebration in Song”

Voices in Harmony 2014 YWIH Festival

Curtis Opera Theater – Rossini’s “La Cenerentola” Performance

Young People’s Chorus of New York City’s 2014 Spring Concert

Got Harmony Youth Day Camp

Youth Choral Theater of Chicago’s “Mandela”

Harmony Stars YWIH Festival

2014 YWIH Festival & Engagement Opportunities – Metro Mix Chorus

Voices in the Laurel Summer Music Quest 2014

Minneapolis Youth Chorus and Prelude

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A Cappella Festival of Kentuckiana

The Voice Box

Health Tips for Sweet Adelines By Dr. Rachael Gates, Singing Health Specialist The vocal folds’ muscles benefit from being warmed up and stretched before intense use. Begin your practice by vocalizing with light, easy exercises in your middle register before moving gradually into voice exercises that involve high and low registers. This will help you avoid muscle inflammation and potentially bruising a vocal fold. After an intense singing session, use vocalises that are light and gentle to cool down. An easy cool-down helps to keep blood from pooling in the vocal folds, and prevents the folds from tightening.* Want more? Read Dr. Rachael Gates’ new book, The Owner’s Manual to the Voice (Oxford, 2013) now available on Amazon.com and BarnesandNoble.com. The Young Singers Foundation Bev Sellers Memorial Scholarship helped fund Dr. Gates’ college education. *The information presented here is for self-edification and not a substitute for professional care.

s The Young Singers Foundation, part of the philanthropic umbrella of Sweet Adelines International, is committed to enriching the lives of young people by supporting the educational and performance opportunities in vocal music. Please support the Young Singers Foundation with your tax-deductible gift. You may contribute online at www.youngsingersfoundation.org > How to Give. You can also find us on Facebook!

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Involvement

S

ince the birth of The Overtone Society (TOS) in 2009, the organization has continued to be a way for people to invest in the future of Sweet Adelines International.

Many TOS Members have adopted the idea of giving a gift membership in The Overtone Society in the name of their director or friends in Sweet Adelines. We believe that gift memberships are a wonderful way to recognize a colleague, but also an avenue to further promote and extend the future of Sweet Adelines International, for generations to come. n

To honor a colleague or make a contribution, call 800.992.7464 OR 918.622.1444 (outside the U.S. and Canada) www.sweetadelineintl.org.

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Departments

ChorusSpotlight You Paid How Much For That Costume?! By Rhonda Puntney Gould, Jet Cities Chorus, Region 13 Many of us who have been in Sweet Adelines a long time roll our eyes when we hear the statement: The chorus is getting a new costume. Then we wonder what it will look like on all of us, will it be comfortable, and most importantly, how much will we have to pay for ourselves? Jet Cities Chorus went on the regional contest stage in Spokane last year wearing costumes that cost the chorus a grand total of $100! At 50 members, this was accomplished for $2 per member! How did we do that? With a bit of creativity, pieces of an old costume, inexpensive cotton blend tank tops purchased by chorus members, and a couple of rolls of hot pink sequined fabric, Jet Cities rocked a look on stage that was both beautiful and comfortable. The first components were the basics of an old costume that had been used for the previous 10 (yes, 10) years with a variety of dusters and colored fabric: a pair of black stretch pants and a matching scoop neck tunic in the type of fabric that doesn’t unravel and can be wadded into a ball without wrinkling. The tunic was cut on a straight line down the middle to create a flowing jacket. No sewing required for this part. Rectangular pieces of the pink sequined fabric (also the kind of stuff that does not unravel) were tacked on to the shoulder seams of tank tops and along the armhole about two inches above the underarm seam. The resulting drape of the pink fabric created a look that framed faces and was flattering on everyone in the chorus. Members were able to schedule one of two Saturdays to be fitted with the top and jacket and most of us were done and on our way with the new costume pieces in less than an hour. The results spoke for themselves in how the striking pink and black combination appeared on and off stage. The costume looked just as good up close as it did on stage. The judging panel and our Region 13 friends were equally complimentary. Jet Cities will indeed be getting a brand new costume for 2014 but we have been so pleased with the results of our pink and black ensemble that it will be kept in the costume repertoire! n

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2013 CONTRIBUTIONS

All contributions received and posted for the 2013 calendar year. Listed in alphabetical order by first name.

SWEET ADELINES INTERNATIONAL Bob & Renee Porzel, Melodeers, 3 Ellen Clark, CAL, 17 Janet Young, Skyline, 8 Mary Avery, CAL, 1 Missy Wurthmann, Southern Harmony, 14 Nancy Cohn, Melodeers, 3 Nilene Thompson-Finn, San Diego, 21 Robert Janiskee, Columbia, SC, In memory of Margaret Wyand Stuart Henderson & Ian Hull, Oakville, ON, In memory of Judith Fraser

THE OVERTONE SOCIETY

Anonymous Donor Alice DeVine, Alaska Sound Celebration, 13 Alice Mallrie, Spirit of Spokane, 13 Anna Maria Parker, Tucson Desert Harmony, 21 Barbara Carfolite, CAL, 19 Beckie Campbell, Top of the Rock, 25 Beryl Silberg, City of Fountains, 5, In memory of Jo Kraut Beth Watkins, Houston Horizon, 10 Bronwyn Latta, Top of the Rock, 25 Carol Smith, Jacksonville Harmony, 9 Carolyn Appleton, CAL, 16 Caterpillar Foundation, Peoria, IL Cathy Bucholtz, Harmony Celebration, 15 Charles & Nelle Hill, New Orleans, LA Cindy Orzell, Overland Park, KS, In memory of Jo Kraut City of Fountains, 5, In memory of Jo Kraut Claudia Roth, City of Fountains, 5, In memory of Jo Kraut D.H. Pace Company, Inc., North Kansas City, MO, In memory of Jo Kraut Damaris Wescott, Inland Empire, 21 Dana Gervais, Song of Sonoma, 12 Debra Peters, Melodeers, 3 Dee Johnston, City of Fountains, 5, In memory of Jo Kraut Diana Duff, Flint Hills Harmony, 5, In memory of Mary Duvall & Jo Kraut Eileen Kemp, Columbia River, 13 Elsie Gilman, Homewood, IL, In memory of Arlene Harms Emerald City, Wichita, KS, 25, In memory of Jo Kraut Evelyn Pevtzow, Glenwood, IL, In memory of Arlene Harms Flint Hills Harmony, Topeka, KS, 5, In memory of Jo Kraut Gordon Generation Foundation, Denver, CO I.S. 125 Sunshine Fund, Woodside, NY, In memory of Ursula Portmore

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Ingra Anderson, Acappella Omaha, 5, In memory of Jo Kraut Jackson County Family Court, Kansas City, MO, In memory of Jo Kraut Jan Gervais, Pacific Empire, 12 Jeanette Hupe, Flint Hills Harmony, 5, In memory of Jo Kraut Jennifer Palus, Metro Nashville, 4 JoAnn Wilson, Greater Cleveland, 17 Jodi Back, Scioto Valley, 4 John & Jan Meyer, Estero, FL Joy Parker, City of Fountains, 5, In memory of Jo Kraut Judy Beckman, Harmony of the Gorge, 13 Julie Palagi, Greeley Harmonix, 8 Karen Bernard, Bayou Blend, 10 Lake Michigan Region 3 LeAnn Lake, Twin Cities Show, 6 Leslie Forsyth, Velvet Hills, 8 Linda Brost, Mission Valley, 12 Linda Clements, Spirit of Detroit, 2 Lloyd-Ellen Thomas, Pride of Baltimore, 19 Lucilia Timler, Leawood, KS Marcia Massey, O.K. City, 25 Margaret Tilly, City of Fountains, 5, In memory of Jo Kraut Marilyn Townsend, Kansas City, 5, In memory of Jo Kraut Marsha Minervini, Grand Traverse Show, 2 Mary Marino, Oceanside, NY, In memory of Ursula Portmore Mary Pierpont, MAL Melanie Wroe, CAL, 13 Michele Garside, Diablo Vista, 12 Michele Sims, Alaska Sound Celebration, 13 Nancy Inman, River Blenders, 5 Nicole Pride, Tulsa, OK Nilene Thompson-Finn, San Diego, 21 Pat Hunter, Pacific Empire, 12 Pat Rapp, Tucson Desert Harmony, 21 Patricia Duncan, Kansas City, 5, In memory of Jo Kraut Patricia McCandless, Bay Area Showcase, 12 In honor of Pat LeVezu Patti Goin, Celebrity City, 11 Patty Cobb Baker, Harborlites, 21 In memory of Ruth Barbieri Randy & Jolene Loos, Toast of Tampa, 9 Rosemary Craven, Potomac Harmony, 14 Sally Theriault, San Diego, 21 Samuel McFarland, McLean, VA Sandi McEachron, Harmony Fusion, 12 Sandie Thompson, Na Leo Lani, 12 Sandy Perley, Heart of Missouri, 5 Sharon Babb, Colorado Spirit, 8, In memory of Sally Briner, Susan Martin, Cam Frisk, & Jo Kraut

Sharon Devos, Grand Rapids, 17 Sharon Lingofelter, Mission Valley, 12 Sheila Martinez, Kansas City, 5, In memory of Jo Kraut Shelly Hughes & Mike Gehrke, Melodeers, 3 Sheree Mills, Golden Sands, 11 Shirley Keserich, Glenwood, IL, In memory of Arlene Harms Spirit of the Midwest Region 5, Kansas City, MO, In memory of Jo Kraut Stacey Tretter, Wantagh, NY, In memory of Ursula Portmore Stateline Harmony, Janesville, WI, 22 Susan Updegraff, Tucson Desert Harmony, 21 Susie Scott, Cincinnati Sound, 4, In memory of Jo Kraut Suzanne Olsen, Diablo Vista, 12 Syam Buradagunta, Westborough, MA Sylvia Kelty, Pride of Baltimore, 19 Texas Harmony, 10, In memory of Judith Sanders Toula Oberlies, Capital City, 4 Tricia Zichello, Heart of New Jersey, 15 Trudie Thompson, Vienna-Falls, 14 White River Sound, 4, In memory of Jo Kraut

YOUNG WOMEN IN HARMONY

Barbara Braxten, Liberty Belle, 1, In honor of the marriage of Lois Jensen & Joe St. Germaine BEST OF TIMES, Asheville, NC Bonnie Fedyski, Choral-Aires, 3 BY REQUEST, Deerfield, WI Carol Augustyniak, CAL, 3, In memory of Mary Couch Carol Johnson, Aurora, CO, In memory of Margaret Wyand Choral-Aires, 3, In memory of Mary LaMaster Clare Holland, Liberty Belle, 1, In honor of the marriage of Lois Jensen & Joe St. Germaine Club 7, Region 7 Colleen Wilson, CAL, 11, In memory of Sally Briner Cricky Dietrich, Crosstown Harmony, 3 Elaine Casperson, Voices United, 11, In memory of Sally Briner Elizabeth Hodges, Heart of Columbia, 14 Emerald City, 25 Ferne Hogan, CAL, 11, In memory of Sally Briner, Susan Martin, & Ruby Rhea Gem City, 4, In memory of Vivian Smith Golden West, Region 21 Greenville in Harmony, 14, In memory of Reginald Brown, Leo Joseph Elmerick, Ruby Kerrigan, & Janie Campbell


YOUNG SINGERS FOUNDATION

Anonymous Donor Anonymous Donor, In honor of the Melodeers Chorus Aaron Hood, Columbus, OH, In honor of Anita Ratliff Alana Regular, CAL, 16, In honor of Region 16 Competing Quartets of 2013 Alice Allen, Columbia River, 13, In memory of Alice Duncan Angela Brunton, Pacific Empire, 12 Angie Asher, Cincinnati Sound, 4, In memory of Lois Rafferty & Sara Rothenbach Anita Barry, Jersey Harmony, 15, In memory of Beth Huether Vandergrift Ann McAlexander, Capital City, 4, In honor of Marti Lovejoy & her work supporting the SING list Ann Telep, Novi, MI, In memory of Carol Ann Telep Anna Maria Parker, Tucson Desert Harmony, 21 Annie Spence, Spirit of the Gulf, 9, In memory of Barbara Farrell & Vin Zito - Region 1, In memory of Rita Fraser & Peggy Waters - Region 9 Atlantic-Gulf Region 9 Bank of New York, Princeton, NJ Barbara Rolison, CAL, 9 Bayou Blend, 10, In memory of Trula Russek & Earline Landry Bettina McDougal, Virginia Coast, 14

Beverly Byrd, Sounds of Pittsburgh, 17 BLING! Bonnie Whaley, Pride of Baltimore, 19, In memory of Virginia L. Minnick Bridger Mountain Harmony, 13 Bronwyn Latta, Top of the Rock, 25 Calvin & Barbara Fletcher, Farmington Hills, MI, In memory of Carol Ann Telep Capital City, 4, In memory of Luella W. Bolender Carol Donnelly, Pride of Kentucky, 4 Carole Melle, CAL, 17, In memory of Joyce Anderson Carolyn Yoshida, Santa Monica, 11, In memory of Lili Gelberg Carrie Hall, Scottsdale, 21 Cascade Harmony, 13, In honor of Melanie Wroe Cathy Bucholtz, Harmony Celebration, 15 Central Oregon Showcase, 12 Charity Monroe, Peoria, IL Cheryl O’Dwyer, Orangeville, Ontario, In honor of Harry Tatchell Columbia River, 13 Connie Meuchel, Columbia River, 13, In memory of Alice Duncan Crescent City Sound, 10, In memory of Pat Berg Crosstown Harmony, 3, In memory of Dorothy Wendorf Culver City Rock and Mineral Club Inc., In memory of Lili Gelberg Darci Stone, Columbia River, 13, In memory of Alice Duncan Darcy Newell, Choral-Aires, 3, In memory of Tom Gentil Deb Bloomquist, Scottsdale, 21, In memory of Sally Briner Debbie Curtis, Channelaire, 11, In memory of Sally Briner Debra Peters, Melodeers, 3 Debra Runyon, Southern Harmony, 14 Denise Benshish, Enchanted Mesa Show, 21, In memory of Martie Haden Denise Weinberger, Spirit of Syracuse, 15, In honor of Rhonda Spoelstra Diamond Jubilee, 4, In memory of Vivian Smith & Franklin “Bud” Mundstock Diana Latch, Harmony Central, 5, In honor of Paul Olguin Diane Elliott, Columbia River, 13, In memory of Alice Duncan Diann Fradette, Helena Xpress Singers, 13, In memory of Claudia Zinnecker Dianne Gregory, Tulsa, OK, In memory of Peggy L. Hall Donna Smith, O.K. City, 25, In memory of Evelyn Perry, & 50th Anniversary of Sharon & Larry Rankin Dorothy Anderson, Portland, OR, In memory of Alice Duncan Double Take Octet, In honor of Melvin & Sippie Miller Edie Bridge, Colorado Spirit, 8 Eileen Huyck, Flint Hills Harmony, 5, In memory of Jo Kraut Eileen Kemp, Columbia River, 13, In memory of Alice Duncan

Emily Christman, Virginia Coast, 14 Evelyn Weiss, Rolling Hills, 13 Five Valley, Missoula, MT, 13 G.R. & G.M. Mineweaser, White Lake, MI, In memory of Carol Ann Telep Georgina Rice, RiversEdge, 13 Golden West Region 21, In memory of Sally Briner Grand Strand Harmony, 14 Greater Eugene, 12 Greater Nassau Chapter, 15, In memory of Mary Goess & Daniel Lo Forte Gwenn Trout, Greater Harrisburg, 19, In memory of Karen Sheipline - Red Rose City, & Phyllis Detmer - Pride of Baltimore Hampton Roads Youth in Harmony Festival, Poquoson, VA Harborlites, 21, In memory of Sally Briner, Jim Mundy, John Lee Huntzinger, Gil Pitcher, Ginny Barnes, & Rita Van Horn Harmony Heartland Region 4 Harmony of the Gorge, 13 Heart of Dixie Region, 23 Heart of the Blue Ridge, Region 14 Helen & William McAskin, Northville, MI, In memory of Carol Ann Telep Helen Powers, Spirit of the Gulf, 9, In memory of Kitty Miller Helena Xpress Singers, 13 Honolulu Blend Show, 21 Idaho Falls A Cappella, 8 Ina Dow, CAL, 12, In memory of Dorothy Johnson J. Lynnette Forman, Velvet Hills, 8 James Campbell, Redondo Beach, CA, In memory of Sally Briner Jan MacCaskill, Harmony Celebration, 15 Janet Eisan, Pacific Empire, 12 Janet Elliott, Santa Clara, CA, In memory of Dorothy Peterson Janet Nickel, Pride of Baltimore, 19, In memory of Phyllis Detmer - Pride of Baltimore Janice Angersbach, Lake Ridge, 17, In memory of Kitty Miller Janice MacCaskill, Denville, NJ Jeannie Pullin, Helena Xpress Singers, 13, In memory of Claudia Zinnecker Jennifer Romsaas, CAL, 6 Joanne Miksit, Shades of Harmony, 19, In memory of Fran McKay Joe Liles, Kenosha, WI John & Jan Meyer, Estero, FL Joy Johnson, Twin Cities Show, 6 Joyce Engel, Columbia River, 13, In memory of Alice Duncan Judi Wadley, Columbia River, 13, In memory of Alice Duncan Judith Richardson, Martinez, CA, In memory of Sherry Ann Millar Judy Weipert, Spirit of Harmony, 6 Julia Olsen, Skyline Harmony, 14 June Berg, Riverport, 3 Karen Bernard, Bayou Blend, 10, In memory of Lois O’Keefe & Jane Sweeney

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Harmony Gateway, 2, In memory of Peggy L. Hall Jackie Bishop, Bay Area Showcase, 12, In memory of Opal McAllister & Barbara Bianchi Kathy Blosser, River City Sound, 3 Liberty Oak, 15, In memory of Margaret & Lawrence Priddy, Phyllis Elmuccio, Claire Moreau, Reverand Paul Talcott, Gerald Squire, Jack Verbeke, Robin Stevenson’s daughter, Ginger, Fred Perruso, Florence Mayo, & Keith Estler Linda Speier, MAL Margo Jones, South Valley Sound, 11, In honor of Novice quartet competition of Region 11 Marsha Scialdo, Potomac Harmony, 14 Michele Garside, Diablo Vista, 12 Norma Wallace, Magic City, 26, In memory of Helen Carson North Atlantic Region 1, In memory of Region #1 members and loved ones who have passed this year Olympia, 13, In memory of Jim Rambo Ovation Champion Club, Brier, WA, In memory of Elaine Jacobson Ruth Gove, Liberty Belle, 1, In honor of the marriage of Lois Jensen & Joe St. Germaine Sally Fritzsch, Crosstown Harmony, 3 Sandra Moise, Crescent City Sound, 10, In memory of Pat Berg Sounds of Pittsburgh, 17, In memory of Mildred Gilkey Spirit of the Midwest Region 5, In memory of Susan Martin Susan Burton, Harborlites, 21, In memory of Sally Briner Tissue Transplant Technology LTD, Tulsa, OK, In memory of Joyce Sebens

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Karen Lundblad, Port Charlotte, FL, In memory of Kitty Miller Karlie Head, Metro Nashville, 4 Katherine Roberts, Spirit of the Gulf, 9, In honor of Jane E. Colman Kit de Bolster, CAL, 31 Larry & Donna Salive, Sterling Heights, MI, In memory of Carol Ann Telep Lauren Schulz, Oklahoma Laurie Bailey, Columbia River, 13, In memory of Alice Duncan Linda Hamburg, Chicago, IL Linda Hunt, Magic of Harmony, 14 Linda Lyerly, Grand Strand Harmony, 14, In honor of Eila Tuura’s 75th Birthday Linda Waltman, Suncoast Harmony, 9, In memory of Margaret (Peggy) Hayes Lisa Twitchell, Rochester, 16, In honor of the Lead Section of Rochester Chapter of SAI LIVE IT UP!, In honor of Region #2 Competing Quartets Loretta Field, Columbia River, 13, In memory of Alice Duncan Lori Ludlum, Shades of Harmony, 19 Luanne Barnes, Columbia River, 13, In memory of Alice Duncan Magic of Harmony, 14 MAIN ATTRACTION, In memory of Susan Martin Marcia Gould, Santa Monica, 11, In memory of Lili Gelberg Margaret Brock, Columbia River, 13, In memory of Alice Duncan Marion Devokaitis, Sound of New England, 1, In honor of Sound of New England Chorus Marjorie Stealey, Virginia Coast, 14 Marlene Edmundson, Harmony Northwest, 13, In memory of Jack Northey Marsha Bock, Bayou Blend, 10 Martha Wilson, San Jose, CA, In memory of Nancy Wilson Mary (Peggy) Taylor, Gem City, 4 Mary Allen, CAL, 12 Mary Ann Barlow, Columbia River, 13, In memory of Alice Duncan Mary Campbell, Crosstown Harmony, 3 Mary Lou Foster, Spirit of Harmony, 6 Mary Stine, Vienna-Falls, 14 Michelle Hartman, Virginia Coast, 14 Michelle Scott, Henrico, VA, In honor of Joyce Palmieri Mission Valley, 12 Nancy Cohn, Melodeers, 3 North Atlantic Region 1 Northwest Harmony Chapter, 13 Oregon Coast, 12 Oregon Spirit, 12 Pacific Shores Region 12 Pam & Jack Crilly, Palm Harbor, FL, In memory of Sally Briner Pam Lauffer, Rich-Tone, 25, In honor of competing quartets in Region 25 Pat Kies, Kansas City, 5 Pat LeVezu, Bay Area Showcase, 12

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Patricia Kies, Kansas City, MO, In honor of Spirit of the Midwest Region 5 Patricia McCandless, Bay Area Showcase, 12 Paula Roberts, Columbia River, 13, In memory of Alice Duncan Peg Faithful, Alaska Sound Celebration, 13 Phyllis Cote, Helena Xpress Singers, 13, In memory of Claudia Zinnecker Pocatello Showcase, 8 Polly Snider, Spirit of Detroit, 2 Potomac Harmony, 14 Pride of Portland, 13 Rebecca DeCook, Skyline, 8, In honor of Tom Gentil Regina Murray, Valley Forge, 19 Regina Reninger, Vienna-Falls, 14, In honor of Claire Gardiner’s 20 Years of Directing the Vienna-Falls Chorus Region 5 Sterling Sorority, In memory of Susan Martin Region 21, In memory of Sally Briner Risa Page, Harborlites, 21, In memory of June Bressler, Robert Henshaw, Carl Cassell, & Mike Cucinotta Rita Hull, CAL, 14 River Blenders, 5, In memory of Susan Martin River Magic, 4 Robert Clark, La Mirada, CA, In memory of Saralie (Sally) Briner Rocky Mountain Region 8, In honor of Judges at Region 8 Competition ROMANCING THE TONE Rosemary Hands, Cascade Harmony, 13 Roxanne Crowley, CAL, 1 Ruth Bates, Lake Ridge, 17 Samuel McFarland, McLean, VA Sandi McEachron, Harmony Fusion, 12 Sandie Thompson, Na Leo Lani, 12 Santa Monica, 11, In memory of Lili Gelberg Scioto Valley, 4 Sea Breeze Harmony, 12 Shades of Harmony, 19, In memory of Fran McKay Shaina Rigg, Valley Village, CA, In honor of Carol Dirner and Diane Rothberg Sharon Gardner, Top of the Rock, 25 Sharon LeDuc, Song O’Sky, 14 Sheila Martinez, Kansas City, 5, In memory of Sally Briner Shelly Pardis, Helena Xpress Singers, 13, In memory of Claudia Zinnecker Sheri Thomas, Columbia River, 13, In memory of Alice Duncan Sherril Arnold, Mobile, AL, In memory of Barbara Goering Shirley VanDeWege, Spirit of the Lakes, 3 Sierra Gold, 12, In honor of Jan Gervais Song of Sonoma, 12, In honor of Region 12 choruses Song of the Prairie, 6 Spirit of Syracuse, 15, In memory of Marjorie R. Belknap, Marianna Brown, Sabina T. Choyke, Carol Fairbanks, Warren E. Fields, Sdie Jammen, Nathaniel John Lynch, Shirley Pullus,

Lorraine Spoelstra, Nicolas Tzetzis, Harry Bowers, Oswald Charles, Virginia F. Dutcher, Irene Mae Fields, Joyce I. Hoaglan, Rose Langenstein, Mary Margaret Tackman McGay, Maurice Pomfrey, Harold R. Tetrault, & Barbara Ward Spirit of the Gulf, 9, In honor of Rosalind Williams Susan Craig, Spirit of the Gulf, 9, In memory of Kitty Miller Susan Griggs, Harmony Gateway, 2, In memory of Peggy L. Hall Susan Nelson, Magic of Harmony, 14 Susan Weiffenbach, Pride of Baltimore, 19, In memory of Virginia L. Minnick THE CORONET CLUB, In memory of Janis Lamar Hawley Toni Wright, Heart of Columbia, 14 TOP OF THE WORLD, In honor of Donna Long Tridecum Extension Homemakers, Helena, MT, In memory of Claudia Zinnecker Valerie Peterson, Troy, MI, In memory of Carol Ann Telep Valorie Osterman, a cappella joy, 13 Virginia Kinney, Ann Arbor, MI, In memory of Carol Ann Telep Vivian Elia, Jet Cities, 13 Westcoast Harmony, 26 Yahara River, 3

IN MEMORY

Donation will be listed separately if more than 15 donations were made in that person’s name. Margaret Lockard -YSF Carol Adray Kathy Ahmad Barb Almli Rebecca Baughn Linda Brandt Cynthia Breisch Sarah Burg Linda Clements Dorothy Davenport Karen Davenport Edda Dickerson Catherine Finlayson Kathy Green June Gulich Beverly Harper Karen Harrison LeAnn Hazlett Jayne Herman Barb Hiner Paula Hoffman Coral Johnson Mary Ann Joly Gloria King Dodie LaMarte Barbara Ledger-Smith Laura Locano Kathi Lopez Marge Mack Eileen Marshall Cheri McCartney Kathy McFarland-Boden


YAHOO SING GROUP

Sandy Adams, MAL AFTERSHOCK!, Christchurch City, 35, In memory of Carole Buckley, Linda Banfield, & Jill Baynon Nancy Aird, Shoreline Sound, 2, In memory of Anne Kotchman Patricia Alleman, Texas Harmony, 10, In memory of Judi Sanders Lauren Altiere, Scottsdale, 21, In honor of the 14 Scottsdale youth members Anonymous, 13 Sherril Arnold, Laurel Kauffman, & Helen Stauffer, Mobile, AL, In memory of Barbara Goering Atlantic-Bay-Mountain Region, 19 Marlene Babb, Shoreline Sound, 2, In memory of Marie Parzych Carolyn Barron, MAL Anita Barry, Jersey Harmony, & Hickory Tree, 15, In memory of Beth Vandergrift & Lynn Hagar Holly & Brian Beck, Rich-Tone, 25, In honor of Renee Craig, & In memory of Ken Saundry, Ruby Rhea, Joni Bescos, and Bette Gorton Carolyn Benkowitz, Song of Atlanta, 23 Ann Berg, Top of the Rock, 25, In honor of Peggy and Dale, & In memory of Sandy Bray 28-year member of Top of the Rock Sherry Berkley, Melodeers & RiverBend, 3, & Grand Rapids, 17 Karen Bernard, Bayou Blend, 10 Sarah Bican, Jacksonville Harmony, 9, In loving memory of Jan Roth, past President of Rheinland Pfalz Chorus & Baritone of International Flair Quartet Arlene Blackmer, a cappella joy, 13, In honor of Frenzy Quartet Nikki Blackmer, a cappella joy, 13, In honor of Frenzy Quartet & a cappella joy chorus Marilyn Block, Liberty Oak, 15, In memory of Roz Williams, Spirit of the Gulf, & Kim Band, Harmony Celebration (Formerly Ramapo Valley) Marsha Bock, Bayou Blend, 10 Carol Bonner, Sounds of Pittsburgh, 17 Marcia Bosma, Verdugo Hills, 11, & Harborlites, 21, In memory of Sally Briner and Ruth Barbieri Jackie Bottash, Potomac Harmony, 14 Barbara Braxten, Liberty Belle, 1 Nancy Brian, Pride of Kentucky, 4

Amy Brinkman, Choral-Aires, Chicago Fire Quartet, 3, In honor of my chorus, The Choral-Aires, as we enter our first International Chorus Competition together Kay Bromert, Harmony Central & Kansas City, 5, In honor of my new sisters in the Kansas City Chorus Laura Brown, Greater Richmond, 14, In honor of Region 14 competitors Carol Brown, CAL, 17 Bev Bruening, Laurel Harmony, 17, In memory of Alice Heltebran & Shelli Wolfe Boston Accent Quartet, 1 Cathy Bucholtz, Harmony Celebration, 15 Gail Burke, CAL, 9, In honor of Marti Lovejoy, MAL; & In memory of Opal McAllister, R12, Barb Bianchi, R12, Fran McWherter, R21, Bernie Stratton, R12 & Wanda Hartman Birkhead Kathy Callahan, Canadian Showtime, 16 Vivien Carmichael, Cincinnati Sound, 4 Kathy Carmody, Velvet Hills, 8 Pat Carr, MAL Diane Catellane, Shoreline Sound, 2, In memory of Anne Kotchman Lee Chalmers, Choral-Aires, 3 Anna Chamberlain, Jet Cities & Lip Sync Quartet, 13 Alyson Chaney, Lace City, 31, In honor of Region 31 competitors in Honolulu Bruce Checca, Sunrise Chapter, BHS Diane Clark, CAL, 2, In honor of my IMAP mentor, June Berg Linda Clements, Spirit of Detroit, 2 Betty Coleman, O. K. City, 25 Cathy Conley, CAL, 8 Amy Cordero, Greater Nassau, 15, In memory of Mary Goess Marilyn Cox, Velvet Hills, 8, In loving memory of Ruth Uglow & Sally Briner Joan & Guy Cummings, MAL Debbie Curtis, ChannelAire, 11 & Harborlites, 21, In memory of Sally Briner & In honor of Ferne Hogan Barbara Cushman, Verdugo Hills 11, In memory of Sally Briner and Ruby Rhea, two very dear friends of mine and among the classiest and most beautiful of Queens Sara Davis, Houston Horizon, 10 Kelly Deare, RiverSong, 7, In memory of Anne Kotchman Marilyn Dickey, Pride of West Texas Show, 25 Mary DiLeo, Women of Note, 9 Bron Dixon, MAL Judy Dixon, Rich-Tone, 25 Maggie Donapel, Jersey Sound & Philadelphia Freedom, 19 Peg Drummey, MAL, In memory of Sally Briner & Carte Via Ward Ensign, In memory of Janette Y. Ensign, Pride of Toledo, 17 Sherry Feller, High Country, 8 Karla Fenton, Houston Horizon & The Woodlands Show, 10 Pat Fenton, Houston Horizon & The Woodlands Show, 10 Anne Fenton, Vienna-Falls & Escapade Quartet, 14 Shirley Fine, O. K. City emeritis, 25, In memory of Grace Garner & Georgia Elb Betty Fisher, Harbor City Music Co. Show, 19 Sandy Fitzpatrick, Magic of Manatee, 9, & Spirit of Detroit, 2, In memory of Margaret McTaggart &

Margaret Northhouse Denise Fly, The Woodlands Show, 10 Gwen Frazier, Rich-Tone, 25 Cathy Frey, Toast of Tampa, Spirit of the Gulf, 9, In loving memory of Roz Williams, Spirit of the Gulf Team Leader Janie Fritz, Shoreline Sound, 2, In memory of Anne Kotchman Helen Giallombardo, Melodeers & Spring Valley, 3, In memory of Joe Giallombardo Paula Giffey, Potomac Harmony, 14 Martie Gilliam, Vienna-Falls, 14 Laura Gliedman, Mountain Jubilee, 8 Lyn Graham, O.K. City, 25 Cathie Grant, Vienna-Falls, 14 Shirley Green, Edgewater, FL, In memory of Jeri Sweeney Caitlyn Griffith, Alamo Metro, 10 Candace Griffith, Alamo Metro, 10 Cathy Guidry, Bayou Blend, 10 Judy Sanford Guise, Greater Nassau, 15 Carrie Hall, Scottsdale & Tucson Desert Harmony, 21 Barb Hansen, Metro Nashville, 4, In memory of Lee Wonders Andrea Hass, Velvet Hills & Skyline, 8 Cindy Hegle, River Blenders, 5, In memory of Tom Hegle and Susan Martin Dina Hendershot, Melodeers, 3 Janet Henry, Alaska Sound Celebration, 13 Martie Heyde, The Woodlands Show, 10 Nelle & Charlie Hill, CAL, 10, & Aloha Chapter FWD, SPEBSQSA; In honor of Marti Lisa Hilton, Pride of West Texas Show, Crossfire Quartet, 25 Sharon Holmes, Scenic City, 4 Mary Hower, Sparkling City, 10, In memory of Jo Kraut Molly Huffman, Capital City, 4, In honor of Mary Ellen Guntzelman Christy Hunter, Bella Acappella Harmony, 12 Jenn Hunter, Saratoga Soundtrack, 15, In honor of One Track Mind Quartet Asuka Ichikawa, Twin County, 15 Christa Jacimore, Top of the Rock, 25 Marianne Jackson, Sparkling City, 10 Heather Johnston, Fox Valley, 6 Diana Jordan, Alaska Sound Celebration, 13, In memory of Jean Mahoney Janet Kamrad, Spirit of the Gulf, 9, In memory of Roz Williams and Mary LaMaster Paula Kato, Harmony Fusion, 12 Peg Keenan, Bay Area Showcase, 12 Sylvia Kelty, Pride of Baltimore, 19 Becky King, Merrimack Valley, 1, In honor of Eileen Gioe, Director MVC Susan Kinniff, Bayou Blend, 10 Rachel Klein, Emerald City, 25 Marion Koch, Mission Valley, 12 Pam Kurburski, Austin Harmony, 10 PeeDee Kurfess, MAL Karen Laderman, Harborlites, 21, In memory of Rita Van Horn Diane Lalley, Westwind Harmony, 21

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Karen Moran Marv Moran Margaret Morgan Chris Peterson Mary Lou Pickering Bobbie Reid Karen Riley Joanne Sadlier Lisa Safko Pat Shuffler Polly Snider Andrea Strutz Laurie Sullivan Kathryn Summers Jan White Joy Wirick Denise Wortz

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Sally Lampe, Pride of Portland, 13 Bron Latta, Top of the Rock, 25, To honor Sally Briner Marcelle LeBlanc, Bayou Blend, 10 Joan Levitin, Pacific Sound, 13, In honor of Marti Lovejoy & Kate Veeder Corla Lindsey, Bayou Blend, 10 Beth Lisk, Upper Chesapeake, 19 Marti Lovejoy, MAL, In memory Karen Brooke Kathy Lucken, Vallee de Croix, 6 Lori Ludlum, Shades of Harmony, 19, In memory of Fran McKay, 30+ member of Philadelphia, Spirit of Liberty and Shades of Harmony Choruses Angie Mack, Lawton Harmony, 25, In honor of my mentor, Mary Rhea Dale Maclin, Grand Strand Harmony, 14, In memory of Betty Grant Ozzi Mask, Potomac Harmony, 14, In honor of Potomac Harmony Chorus Betty Matthews, Capital Accord, 19 Betty Mausolf, Virginia Coast, 14 Martha McCardle, Capital City, 4 Cathie McClary, Shoreline Sound, 2, In memory of Anne Kotchman Becky McDuffee, Toast of Champaign, 5 Carol McKenzie, Sound of New England, 1, In memory of Connie Myslak Cathy McQueen, Spirit of the Gulf, 9, In memory of Roz Williams Cate McRitchie, Baton Rouge, 10 Frances Mewett, Endeavour Harmony, 34 Patty Meyer, Alaska Sound Celebration, 13 Sue Middleton, Jet Cities & Pride of Portland, 13 Anna Miller, Scenic City, 4 Toni Miller, Spirit of the Gulf, Hurricane Honeys 1967 Queens, 9, In memory of Roz Williams Bev Miller, Capital City, 4 Gayle Miller, Skyline, 8, In memory of my sister, Mary Paul Woods, who got the goosebumps of ringing chords when Jacksonville Harmony sang Happy Birthday to her Vivian Moran, Spirit of the Gulf, 9, In memory of Roz Willilams Kathy Mussett, Mission Valley, 12 Jackie Narduzzo, Acappella Omaha, 7 Nancy Nortz, O.K. City, 25 Risa Page, Harborlites, 21, & Celebrity City, 11 Jennifer Palus, Metro Nashville, 23 Kathy Parker, The Woodlands Show, 10 Cindy Burrus Partlow, Spirit of the Gulf, 9, In memory of Roz Williams Sandy Perley, Heart of Missouri, 5 Brianna Perry, Christchurch City & Waikato Rivertones, 35, In honour of the many Sweet Adelines all over the world who continue to inspire me every day Lynda Peterson, former Bay Area Showcase, In memory of Opal McAllister and in honor of Bay Area Showcase

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Bonnie Plumley, River City Sound & Yahara River, 3 Beth Pratley, Bathurst Panorama, 34 Cheryl Pyle, Austin Harmony, 10 Vicki Raichl, MAL, In memory of Sally Briner & Ruby Rhea, two classy ladies! Leslie Rawlings, Shoreline Sound, 2, In memory of Anne Kotchman Bobbie Reid, Spirit of Detroit, 2 Mary Rhea, O.K. City, ZING! Quartet, 25, In honor of Jim and Marcia Massey Emma Riley, Vocal Dimension, 31 Tera Rockett, Carolina Style, 14 Jane Rosenthal, Velvet Hills, 8 & Christchurch City, 35 Carol Ross, Windsong, 8 Marsha Ross, Scottsdale, 21 Catherine Sarwar, Bayou Blend, 10 Jane Schlinke, Alamo Metro & Soundwise Quartet, 10 Jackie Schmidt, CAL, Spirit of the Gulf Affiliate, 9, In memory of Roz Williams and Heidi Hvetterman Priscilla Schoelzel, CAL, 1 Carol Schultheis, Evergreen, 15 Susie & Brad Scott, Cincinnati Sound, 4, Delta Kings, BHS Jan Seales, Pride of Kentucky, 4, In loving memory of Opal McAllister, 1983-83 Regent compatriot and partner-in-crime Kathy Sellstrom Connie Selmi, River City Sound, 22 Virginia Sivils, Greater Richmond, 14, In memory of Sherry Sandlin Mary Smith, The Woodlands Show, 10 Cindy Sommerville, Shoreline Sound, 2, In memory of Anne Kotchman Jane Steinback, Brindabella, 34 Lorna Stephens, Emerald City, 25, In loving memory of my mother, Mary Williams Yvonne Streeter, Rich-Tone, 25 Kathy Sullivan, Greater Nassau, 15 Mardell Sunley, Harborlites, 21 Kate Sutton, Bayou Blend, 10 Kathy Swenson, Inland Empire, 21, In memory of Sally Briner and Ruby Rhea Marlene Teitel, Pride of Baltimore, 19 Myra Tener, Bayou Blend, 10 Lloyd Thomas, Pride of Baltimore & Wellington City, 19, In memory of Phyllis Dettmer Trudie Thompson, Vienna-Falls, 14 Marilyn Turner, Houston Horizon, 10 Doris Twardosky, Spirit of the Gulf, 9, In memory of Roz Williams, SOG Team Leader Susan Updegraff, Tucson Desert Harmony, 21, In memory of Dotty Early & Lila Kraft, Region 14 Vienna-Falls Chorus, 14 Kira Wagner, Harmony Showcase, 11 Racine Watson Cam, Deb, Marie & Jill, Sashay Quartet, 2 Spirit of Harmony Chorus, 6

Jan Welsh, Shoreline Sound, 2, In memory of Anne Kotchman Gayle Wheeler, CAL, 14, In memory of Tommi Dobson Christine White, CAL, 21 Karen Wicker, Jacksonville Harmony, 9 Ruth Widerski, Merrimack Valley & Coastline Show, 1, In memory of Margaret Kruschwitz Becky Wilkins, Charlotte A Cappella Show, 14, In memory of Tommi Dobson BJ Willke, Columbus & Capital City, 4, In honor of my Mom, Luella Bolender JoAnn Wilson, Greater Cleveland, 17, Scioto Valley, 4 Tracy Wingate, Emerald City & Intensity Quartet, 25 Valorie Winslow, Sound of New England, 1 Anita Wolfe, Flint Hills Harmony & Kansas City, 5, In memory of Jo Kraut Rebecca Wood, Greenville in Harmony, 14, In honor of Avis L. Fellows Laurie Woodward, Eastside Harmony, 16 Lynn Woolf, Spirit of the Gulf, 9, In memory of Roz Williams Julie Zalewski, Voice of America, 4 Julie Zehnder, Battle Creek, 17 Adelina Zottola, Scottsdale, 21, In memory of Sheri Rinfret Susan Zura, Vienna-Falls, 14

SPECIAL THANKS Thank you to all of our generous donors who contributed this past year! We appreciate your giving heart and your unswerving passion to share the gift of music with all. If you would like to donate and be a part of the life-changing impact Sweet Adelines International creates, please contact the Advancement Department at advancement@sweetadelineintl.org or call 1.800.992.7464 and ask for the Director of Advancement, Robert Baker III, or the Advancement Coordinator, Nicole Pride. We look forward to making a difference with you in 2014!


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Gateway Spotlight Region 5, St. Louis, MO. Chartered on December 23, 2013 Bonnie R. Brumpton, team coordinator Dixie Dahlke, director Bella a Capella Region 35, Bay of Islands, New Zealand Chartered on January 31, 2014 Helen Guthrie, team coordinator Patricia (Patti) Cooke, director Sound Harmony Region 13, Seattle, Wash. Chartered on February 19, 2014 Jamie Miller, team coordinator Judy Cooper-MacLaren, director

In Memory (continued) Helen Larsen, River City Sound, Region 3 Hope Martin, Azalea Coast, Region 14 Maggie Roscoe, Song of the Pines, Region 21 Rita Van Horn, Harborlites, Region 21 Jill Wardrop, Brisbane City Sounds, Region 34

Accolades Advanced to Certified Arranger Anna-Maria Parker, Tucson Desert Harmony, Region 21

Advanced to Certified Director Viveka Boettge, Stockholm City Voices, Region 32

In Memory

Advanced to Certified Judge

Ruth Barbieri, Harborlites, Region 21 Mary Polly Detweiler, Ohio Heartland, Region 4 Judy Fraser, Capitaland, Region 15

Joan M. Boutilier, Sound, River City Sound, Region 3 Dale K. Syverson, Sound, Rich-Tone, Region 25

Mary Garrod, Heart of Essex, Region 2

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Barbara Jayne, Song of the Pines, Region 21

Marge Bailey, Chapter-at-Large, Region 8

Sonja Kirk, Sound of New England, Region 1

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Bowling for Barbershop 2014 will kick off on May 1 and will run through August! Start planning now!

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REGISTRATION Vector Icons An informational webinar is scheduled for Love to sing? Aaron Lee (@aaron_lee07) OPEN NOW Wednesday, April 16. The webinar will be Join us at Acappellooza Summer! archived for future reference in case you miss it. Aaron Lee Summer” (@aaron_lee07) Aaron Lee (@aaron_lee07) Aaron Lee (@aaron_lee07) www.acldesigns.net “Acappellooza is an a cappella music summer camp held July 8–11, 2014, at Top 12 Reasons to Participate in the University of Missouri–St. Louis (UMSL) for students in grades 9–12. For four days students will be immersed in singing led by some of the world’s most prominent names in a cappella music, including members of the internationally famous AMBASSADORS OF HARMONY; VOCAL SPECTRUM; DR. JIM HENRY, head of Choral Studies at UMSL; and DEBBIE CLEVELAND.

Jim Henry Men’s Choir Director

Debbie Cleveland Women’s Choir Director

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Bowling for Barbershop 2014

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1. FUN 2. Raise money for your chapter/quartet 3. Help support Sweet Adelines International 4. Membership recruitment 5. Team building 6. Community awareness 7. Public singing opportunity 8. Off-stage competition with other chapters 9. Bragging rights 10. Prizes 11. Blinged out bowling shirts and shoes! 12. It’s EASY!

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Tulsa Oklahoma Renaissance Tulsa Hotel & Convention Center

Thursday classes are filling fast! Register today! Youth Members receive a $100 discount by contacting Tracy Shoghi at International HQ. July 25-26, 2014

Get your kicks on Route 66! Remarkable barbershop education, stellar faculty, networking, singing, fun and the home of Sweet Adelines International! You’ve seen the movie Pitch Perfect, now meet the woman behind the harmony that is taking the world by storm … Guest Faculty Lisa Forkish. Participate in Director’s Labs, Musical Leaders Workshops or Performance Packaging Boot Camp (optional): July 24, 2014 For more information & to register: www.sweetadelineintl.org or 918.622.1444 Check out Lisa’s bio: www.lisaforkish.com

Sweet Adelines International & REGION 1 present

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2014 Quartet Contest • AUGUST 2, 2014 • Lowell, Massachusetts

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Contact katie@sweetadelineintl.org for more information, or visit www.sweetadelineintl.org.

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