Sweet Adelines Lake Ontario Region 16 Newsletter
June 2018
News from SAI
We recently received a communication from Sweet Adelines International about some important re-chartering and revitalization changes.  It's our understanding that this information was not passed onto our chapters by International.  We feel this is important information for you and therefore have included a link below for you to read the letter from Paul Davis 

YWIH
Have you thought about running your own acapella workshop for youth?   Did you know that Sweet Adelines offers complimentary sheet music for Young Women in Harmony festivals, workshops and camps?   You can request as many as 50 copies of three song titles, 75 copies of two song titles, or 150 copies of one song title.   Plus, there are over 100 arrangements to choose from!  

Check out the list of available arrangements today and submit your application!
Upcoming Events
EVENT
WHEN
GUEST
FACULTY
WHERE
Music School
*WATCH FOR DETAILS COMING SOON! 
November 9-11, 2018
Kingston, ON
Music School
June 7-9, 2019
TBD
Quartet Workshop
October 26, 2019
TBD
 
Durham Shores Chorus
We all know that this is the time of year for Chorus's to come together for the installation of new officers and Durham Shores is no different. On Wednesday May 16th, we came together for our AGM and installation ceremony. We welcomed four new Board members into the fold: Sue Heighway was re-elected as President, Catherine Kalijundic was reinstated as Secretary, we welcomed Raymonde Dupuis as Fundraising Chair and Liana Bonell is our new Membership Chair. Returning Board members are Lesley Bonell, Vice-President, and Renee Carey, Treasurer. We are incredibly grateful to all of these women for their hard work and dedication to our chorus. We are thankful to our outgoing members, Laura Gunning and Ryan Phillips. These women worked incredibly hard over the past year and will be sorely missed. However, the new executive is ready to go and will do a wonderful job in the upcoming year.
  
The evening was full of memories as our outgoing officers talked about our accomplishments throughout the past year. We hosted a very cool event last fall with a "Grease" theme. Fans of the movie had a blast! We were invited to sing with Limestone City Voices at Fall Music School, which was quite an honour. Our Christmas show, Let It Snow, was a huge success and a lot of fun.  
 
We all know that after Christmas comes contest prep. We were thrilled to bring home jewellery from Syracuse for a third place showing in our category! But the most exciting moment for us was to learn that we had gained a new member while we were across the border. Little Aria arrived on contest day, weighing in at 5lbs 13 oz. What more could you possibly want? Many of our members said it was the best contest weekend they had ever experienced, and little Aria was the icing on the cake.
  
We are so proud to be members of this organization. Everywhere you turn, there is another person beside you, cheering you on, wanting you to be successful, wanting you to do better, helping you along the way. It's a true sisterhood. We wish all of you the best is the year to come and look forward to harmonizing along the way! 
 
Laurel Merriam 
Durham Shores Chorus
 
In This Issue
Submission Deadline for July Issue :
July 20 ,2018

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Sue
Region 16 Welcomes! 
Brag about your new members! Just send us their names, and we'll make sure they are announced here!  
Regional Website Login Information
Just a reminder that our Region 16 website does not have a member specific login.  In order to get to the Regional Songs, enter the userID and Password below in the "Members Only" area.

UserID:      member16
Password: singalong
Past Publications
Click on the link below to see past issues of the Sixteenth Notes
Circle of Harmony

 
What a wonderful Spring for the Circle of Harmony!

The Circle of Harmony Board with 
Barb Hodge, our Master Director, centre!

Pat Harrison, left with Deborah Cameron

 
On May 16, we held our Board Installation, complete with gifts for outgoing and incoming members of the board! We had a lovely potluck meal that included the most wonderful dessert, a very special celebratory cake for our new Board! We are very lucky to have such a caring, thoughtful, and efficient group of women who keep everything running smoothly behind the scenes. We could not function without the support of our very hard working Board that has its eye on the big picture of our future as well as the minutiae of the present!
Each month, a Sweet Adeline of the Month is chosen by the previous SAOM, to proudly wear the Circle of Harmony special pin for the month and take care of Adeline, our mascot, (who has her very own costume, thanks to talented Gloria Kidston, who makes everything she touches beautiful). Here is Deborah Cameron, right, SAOM for April, presenting the pin to this month's special member, Pat Harrison. Pat is our Costume Chair, a note checker, and is a tireless worker behind the scenes as well as being a great Bass!
And speaking of Sweet Adelines of the Month, we were thrilled to be invited by Deborah to sing at her wedding on June 2! It was a beautiful day made even more so by the beautiful bride, a 20 -year member of our chorus! Our ballad was especially poignant when we sang it directly to Deborah and her brand-new husband, Steve!

Susan Mander, Sophie Pal, Jane Zaroski (nice hat), and Leslie Hoyle at a BBQ
 

Coaching with the great Diane Porsche!
 
During the month of May, we held fund-raising BBQ's at a nearby Tera garden centre where we set up a tent and sold hot dogs, sausages and drinks. We have done it for many years now, and every member takes a turn or two participating in them. If the group has the right parts, the customers are also treated to a song! 
Last week we were treated to an evening of coaching by the always amazing Diane Porsche. The time flew by and we could not believe when it was time to finish! She always brings interesting things to us and her sense of humour is a delight!
The Circle of Harmony wishes all our sisters in harmony a happy summer! We take a few weeks off in July, so see you in the dog days of the summer in August!
 
Susan Mander
Circle of Harmony
Kawartha Music Co.
Kawartha Music Company is a small chorus that has been through many changes in the past year.  But we are looking ahead to a bright future!  We have so many new things to look forward to!  
 
We tried an exciting new challenge last Christmas as we teamed up with the Aces of Harmony, a male barbershop chorus in town, to do a Christmas Bus Tour.  We invited community members to join us.  Seven ladies practiced with us for several weeks prior to the event.  We visited five different senior's homes singing our barbershop version of a variety of traditional, contemporary and fun Christmas carols.  We loved seeing so many smiling faces. We were even featured on the Toronto 6 o'clock news!  How exciting!
 
This spring we have selected a new director.  Cynthia Bennett-Awe took up the challenge to come off the risers and share her love and enthusiasm for all things barbershop with us.  We are so excited to be learning and growing together.  
 
In the last couple of months we have gained two brand new enthusiastic members in our chorus, Kellie Sheldon and Nancy McCarthy.  In addition, we also have two former members who have returned to join us once again - Jay Lough-Hayes and Julia Orr.  
 
We have continued with our community sing-outs most recently at the Gazebo in the Peterborough Zoo.  We've been coached by our favourite coach, Maureen Rocchio and we're learning brand new songs.

There's an air of excitement in these parts! We're doing our part to harmonize our little world!  What are you up to?
Limestone City Voices
Here is what's happening with The Limestone City Voices!
 
LCV is thrilled to have been invited to compete in the Div. A category of Harmony Classic in New Orleans!
 
In mid May, we had our Installation evening. Our Management Team was recognized for its hard work and our 'Sweet Adeline of the Year', Jasmine Sweet, was recognized for her strong commitment to the chorus.
 
During the last weekend of May, LCV competed in Harmony Inc. Area 5 contest.  It was an enriching experience and since we won, we will be competing at their IC&C in Orlando this Fall!
 
On Father's day, LCV will be sharing the stage with The Kingston Townsmen and the Greater Kingston Chorus for a Father's Day Concert at Crossroads United Church in Kingston.
 
ATTENTION ALL GOLFERS! Mark September 16 on your calendars. LCV is having our first ever golf tournament! It will be held at Camden Braes Golf Course.  Please go to our website or our Facebook page for more information.
 
Jasmine Sweet
 
York Harmony Chorus


A great evening was had by all at the annual Region 16 Komedy Kwartet held on June 5 th. This year YHC had approx. 25 members in attendance along with 2 fun performance groups: "The Emojis" and "Fake News." Our Director, Martha was on the judging panel, along with June Dale from North Metro Chorus and Joan Borden from the Orangeville Show Chorus. From pirates to aliens, and sports fans and hippies to housewives, all of the crazy acts were creative and funny as well as talented! Thanks to the Scarborough Chorus for putting on an excellent event. Laughter is truly the best medicine!!




YHC members also attended a fantastic Spring tea hosted by the Pineridge Chorus. Our mighty tenor YHC section leader, Linda Morrison is also the Director of the Pineridge Chorus. The room was filled with specially-decorated tables, including fine china and tasty homemade baking, which everyone enjoyed while listening to the Pineridge chorus perform some of their favourite songs.
Our members at YHC are very excited to be participating in many upcoming community performances. June 23rd, we will be performing at the Music in the Streets Festival in Keswick. On August 12th we will be at the Riverwalk Commons in Newmarket's Music in the Park, performing alongside the Newmarket Citizen's Band.  You will find some of us at Whitchurch-Stoufville's Moonlight on Main during the evening of August 23rd,  and on Sunday August 26th at 12:15, we will be performing as part of the Newmarket Music Festival. These are great opportunities for us to get out there and share our love of 4-part a cappella harmony with our communities. We love it, and consider ourselves fortunate and blessed to share our love of barbershop singing! 
Login to our website www.yorkharmonychorus.ca to discover more about where you can find us singing up a storm! Lastly, thank you Jen Febel and Meaghan DeClerq for all your time and TALENT in keeping our website and social media resources humming...YOU'RE BOTH SIMPLY AMAZING!
Sweet Adelines Region 16
Sue Heighway - Communications Coordinator