As always, the Executive Board of the Chaminade Music Club gratefully thanks all of its members for another successful Chaminade season. Yet again, despite our busy lives, we found time to support the Club, despite occasional bad weather, our over-full schedules, and a still difficult economy. In the 2010-2011 season we presented excellent concerts and gave prizes to several talented students. We deeply appreciate all the members who made the season so rewarding: our gifted performers; our loyal hospitality committees, who allow us to preserve our unique blend of music and friendship so graciously; our treasurer, Laura Ouellette, who continues to manage our finances superbly; Mary Whelan, for continued good publicity and amazing logistical support; our longest serving member, Jean Piggott, for supervising hospitality and piano maintenance; and Bob Johnson, who as always ably and kindly directed the scholarship auditions, putting our young performers at ease. We are deeply thankful to those who made donations in addition to paying their dues. Having completed another year in good financial shape, we are well-positioned to offer a fine array of concerts during the coming season.
For those who were not able to attend the June business meeting, we approved the following slate of officers for 2011-2012:
Mary Whelan and Ann Sears, Co-Presidents
Jean Piggott, Vice-President
Beatrice Ruiz, Secretary
Laura Ouellette, Treasurer and Webmaster
Sara M. Smith, Auditor
The Chaminade Music Club will celebrate its centennial during the 2011-2012 season! Our group has survived a century of extraordinary change in American cultural life. Remarkably, we are doing very well at a time when many small local arts and cultural institutions have closed down in response to financial pressures and the increasing difficulty of engaging busy people in volunteer activities. Together we really make a difference in all our lives and in our community through supporting the arts. We look forward to seeing you at our 2011-2012 concerts. As alway, enjoy the music! Ann Sears and Mary Whelan, Co-Presidents