The Pitch Pipe January 2022

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2021 International Board of Directors Election Results


he election to fill three expiring terms on the International Board of Directors (IBOD) concluded on December 1, 2021, at 3 p.m. CST (9 p.m. GMT). Elected to a three-year term were Jeanne d’Arc (JD) Crowe, Canadian Showtime Chorus, #16, Jenny Harris, Harbor City Music Company Show Chorus and Arundelair Chorus, #19, and Valerie Taylor, Vocal Dimension Chorus, #31. The term runs May 1, 2022, through April 30, 2025. The Board also appointed one

member to serve a one-year term beginning on the same day. The appointee is Annika Dellås, Rönninge Show Chorus, #32. Sweet Adelines International President Joan Boutilier said that participation in the 2021 election stood at 92%, higher than the 91.5% participation recorded in the 2020 election. This year, six regions achieved 100% chapter vote participation: Spirit of the Midwest #5, Northern Lights #6, Lake Ontario #16, Great Lakes Harmony #17, Atlantic Bay-Mountain #19, and Nordic Light #32.

JD Crowe

Jenny Harris

Valerie Taylor

Annika Dellås

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