Please note: This communication is being sent to the following: Regional Membership Coordinators, Regional Team Coordinators, Regional Education Coordinators, Chapter Presidents, Membership Chairs, Treasurers/Finance Managers, Directors, and Assistant Directors. If there is anyone else on your leadership team that may need this information, please direct them to

The month of October has seen Sweet Adelines across the world connect through many virtual events the Virtual Convention, Virtual Global Open House events and a host of regional activities. The creativity and resilience of our members is truly inspiring!

As cities, states, regions, and countries are in various phases of reopening and restrictions, we know there are many questions regarding rehearsals and gatherings. First, all SA-affiliated groups should keep in mind that choral singing is one of the most risky activities in which an individual can engage, currently. The top priority of Sweet Adelines International is the health and safety of all singers. Here is an article regarding an outbreak at an in-person chorus rehearsal. Though the rehearsal in the article occurred before distancing and other precautions were common, there have since been gatherings where outbreaks occurred despite strict precautions.

During the past several months, we have added many new resources to the Education section of the website, including Virtual Rehearsal Resources. We have seen many choruses take advantage of the accessibility to new coaches, faculty, and resources to keep their chorus or quartets engaged and singing. We continue to develop exciting plans for the upcoming year and look forward to sharing them with you.

Please continue to follow your state or country guidelines about when your local authorities say you can gather again, and put strict mitigation practices in place to avoid risk and protect all members.

Below are some additional resources:

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us at

Thank you,

Valerie Renz
Director of Membership
Sweet Adelines International
9110 S Toledo Ave