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Vol. 9, No. 11                                                     September 2018 - Special Edition

In This Issue
Board of Directors
All Area Read & Rings
Candidates Needed
National Office Contacts
Alaska Events
Idaho Events
Montana Events
Oregon Events
Washington Events
Canada Events
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Board of Directors

Chair - Diane Hould
   142  3rd St S
   Shelby, MT  59474
Chair Elect - Glen Hascall
   5 Westridge Dr
   Lake Oswego, OR  97034
Secretary - Wendy Goodheart
   1422 Lynn Avenue #8
   Billings, MT 59102
Treasurer - Brian Parrott
   PO Box 80933
   Portland, OR  97280
Past Chair -Brian Tervo
   15504 NE 52nd St
   Redmond, WA  98052
Alaska Chair - Sheri Roach
   403 Henderson Rd S
   Fairbanks, AK  99709
Idaho Chair - Shelly Siemer
   12 N 3167 E
   Idaho Falls, ID  83402
Montana Chair -Tomi Kent
   6120 Skyview Dr
   Missoula, MT  59803
Oregon Chair - Cyndy Patterson
   4080 Carlton Ave
  Central Point, OR  97502
Washington Chair - open
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   479 Drager
   Ashland, OR  97520
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Membership Chair
   Ellie Hodder
Communications Chair -
   Phyllis Tincher
   3301 Seminole Dr
   Nampa, ID  83686
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   Rainier, OR 97048
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Deadline for articles and events to be included in the October issue of the Campanologist is
September 22. Information can be sent to Phyllis Tincher, 
3301 Seminole Dr
Nampa, ID  83686.
Please update your profile/email address following the link at the bottom of the newsletter. This will give you the opportunity to select various regions of our area so we can send you information about events and concerts close to home. You may change this information at any time.
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The Northwest Campanologist

Area 10 vert logo This is a special edition of the Campanologist to encourage you to attend one of the Area-wide Read 'n Rings happening later this month on September 22 and 29. There is also a note from our Chair regarding elections. The regular October issue will be out the beginning of the month. 

Please forward this newsletter to your choir members encouraging them to sign up for one of the Read 'n Rings. Also urge them to subscribe to the newsletter. Click "Join our mailing list" at the bottom of the left column or click the newsletter link on our website, . With permission, I can also add names and addresses. 
 Phyllis Tincher, Communications Chair
Area 10 Fall Kick-Offs READ and RINGS
Enjoy ringing through some new music and a few gems from the past.  
No rehearsing ... just RING!


  • ENJOY a 15% discount on any music you decide to take home from the workshop.
  • Jeffers Handbell Supply will be providing the workshop music.
  • ENJOY ringing for FUN! Enjoy CONNECTING with others!
  • This is not just for directors. Any ringer can come, too.
  • $10 cost per person. 
Share this email with your choir, and mark your calendars, now.  The more the merrier! 

Click to Register Online.  Registration deadline is Friday, September 14.

The registration fee is to cover the cost to the Area for shipping the music and light snacks at the ringing venues.

For more information contact Diane Barnes at

Request for Board Candidates

Are you interested in expanding your network of handbell friends, stretching your leadership skills, and implementing new ideas within Area 10? Do you like to travel and know all that is going on behind the scenes at events? If so, Area 10 may just have the perfect opportunity for you.

Vacancies are open on our board for the following elected and appointed positions:
  • Chair Elect
  • Treasurer
  • Washington and Montana state chairs
If you think one of these positions might be a great fit for you, contact your state chair or Diane Hould at   for more information.
Area 10 Facebook Page


     Did you know Area 10 has a Facebook page?  Please search for "Handbell Musicians of America - Area 10" and like the page. If you want an event added, please send the information to Phyllis Tincher at A picture for the event can also be added.

National Office contact information
The national office is a virtual operation!
To contact by phone: 937-438-0085. Please note the 1-800 number is no longer in service.
All check payments for membership renewal and other services should be sent to:
PO BOX 221047
All other correspondence should be sent to:
Handbell Musicians of America
201 E. 5th Street, Suite 1900-1025,
Cincinnati, OH 45202
Staff emails are in Overtones and at 
Alaska Events 
Saturday, September 29 - 9:30 am - 12:00, Area Read 'n Ring, First Congregational Church, 2610 East Northern Lights Blvd, Anchorage. Contact Caroline Valentine at

Sunday, December 2 - 4:00 pm, Gerald A. Wilson Auditorium, Kodiak. 8th Annual Holiday Bells. Produced by Isle Bells, Alaska's community handbell choir. Tickets available at the door. 

Idaho Events 

Saturday, September 29 - 1:00 - 4:30 pm, Area Read 'n Ring, First Presbyterian Church, 325 Elm Street, Idaho Falls. Contact Shelly Siemer at

Friday & Saturday, February 1 & 2 - 5th Annual Snake River Handbell Conference. Central Elementary Gym, 1415 6th Street South, Nampa. Clinician - Cathy Moklebust. Repertoire, Information, Registration.

Saturday, February 2 - 6:30 pm. Closing Concert for the Snake River Handbell Conference, Central Elementary Gym, 1415 6th Street S, Nampa. Donations accepted.
Montana Events 

Saturday, September 22 - 9:30 am - 12:00, Area Read 'n Ring, St. Luke's Lutheran Church, 222 2nd Avenue, Shelby. Contact Diane Hould at

Saturday, September 22 - 9:30 am - 12:00, Area Read 'n Ring, First Lutheran Church, 2808 South Avenue W, Missoula. Contact Tomi Kent at

Friday & Saturday, April 26 & 27 - Big Sky Handbell Festival, Billings. Repertoire.
Oregon Events 

Saturday, September 22 - 9:00 am - 12:00 - Area Read 'n Ring, Eugene First United Methodist Church, 2367 Olive at, Eugene. Contact Linda Massey at .

Saturday, September 22 - 9:30 am - 12:00 - Aread Reead'n Ring, Congregational Church of Lincoln City, 1760 NW 25th St, Lincoln City. Contact Georgia Roelof at

Saturday, September 22 - 1:00 - 3:00 pm, Area Read'n Ring, First Evangelical Presbyterian Church, 1321 Linn Ave, Oregon City. Contact Candy Schade at

Saturday, September 29 - 9:30 am - 12:00, Area Read 'n Ring, Bend United Methodist Church, 680 NW Bond, Bend. Contact Michelee Giaier at

Saturday, September 29 - 1:30 - 3:00 pm, Area Read 'n Ring, First Presbyterian Church, 85 S. Holly, Medford. Contact Cyndy Patterson at

Friday - Sunday, October 12-14 - Coppers Classic, Portland. See article above;

Friday & Saturday, May 3 & 4 - Siskiyou Summit Handbell Conference, Ashland Middle School, Ashland. Clinician: Barbara Meinke with Ellie Hodder directing the BCC. Repertoire
Washington Events 

Sunday, September 16 - 2:30 - 5:00 pm. Emerald City Ringers Open House. Emerald City Ringers is a non-auditioned community handbell ensemble which rehearses weekly in Bellevue, WA. Interested in learning more about our ensemble and the upcoming fall season? Visit our interested ringer open house on September 16 at Cross of Christ Lutheran Church - 411 156th Ave NE, Bellevue. New members should be comfortable ringing level 3 and higher music. Contact us at for more information.
Saturday, September 22 - 1:00 - 4:00 pm, Area Read 'n Ring, Audubon Park United Methodist Church, 3908 N Driscoll Blvd, Spokane. Contact Cathy Fink at .

Saturday, September 22 - 9:30 am - 12:00, Area Read 'n Ring, Cross of Christ Lutheran Church, 411 156th Ave NE, Bellevue. Contact Colin Walker at

Saturday, September 29 - 1:00 - 4:00 pm, Area Read 'n Ring, Yakima Covenant Church, 6015 Summit View Ave, Yakima. Contact Julie Hunziker at

Saturday, September 29 - 1:00 - 4:00 pm, Area Read 'n Ring, First Christian Church, Koinonia Hall, 701 Franklin St, Olympia. Contact Leah Wilson at

Friday, November 2 - Bells of the Cascades concert, 7:30 pm. Join us for our fall concert! Featuring new selections from Bells of the Cascades. $10 admission, no one turned away for lack of funds. Vancouver. 
Saturday, November 3 - Fall handbell festival, 7:00 am to 9:00 pm, including public concert. Join us for this fun and educational event! Challenge your ringers and yourself, learn new skills, and meet musicians from around the region. Registration deadline is Oct. 15, but register before Sep. 15 for early-bird rates! Vancouver. Learn more and view the repertoire:

Friday & Saturday, March 22 & 23 - Inland Northwest Handbell Workshop, Simpson United Methodist Church, 325 NE Maple St, Pullman. Clinician: Matthew Compton. Information, Repertoire, Registration, Lodging.

Saturday, May 18 - Greater Puget Sound Handbell Conference, Westminster Presbyterian Church, Olympia. Clinician: Shirley Lindberg. Repertoire  See article above for additional information.

Friday - Sunday, June 28-30, 2019 - Area 10 Conference, Everett Community College, Everett, with Sondra Tucker and Matthew Compton. See article above.
Canada Events 
Your event or concert could be listed here!
     Please remember to send information for the October issue to me by September 22.
Happy Ringing,
Phyllis Tincher
Area 10, Handbell Musicians of America