March 2021 eNotes
Dear Friend,

We have more exciting details ready for you about this month’s headline event, our 8th Annual Symphony Gala. It is our most significant fundraiser of the year, and provides for the heart and soul of Symphony operations. It is an online experience you truly won’t want to miss!
Mark your calendars for Sunday, March 28th, from 4 to 5 p.m. and YOU can join us safely from the comfort of your home! It’s free to attend, all you have to do is register on the auction site, a process that only takes a few minutes. The event will be a full hour of fun, with visits from friends, entertainment, and music— including a performance by the Auburn Symphony Orchestra… for the first time this season! We’ll have a live auction during that hour with some uniquely-curated prizes, and an opportunity to give from the heart with our traditional Fund-a-Need. Our silent auction will be open online from March 22nd through noon on March 29th, and bidding could not be easier!  The auction website is open now so you can take a peek at the fabulous auction items we have gathered from a plenitude of generous sponsors. We’ll be adding more items each week so be sure to keep checking back! If you need any help, we’re here to answer your questions and make it easy. You can also see our FAQs on the Auburn Symphony website.
Our Auburn Symphony League has just held a most successful fundraiser, their online Bingo evening. We salute their venturing into the virtual world of fundraising, a new adventure for all of us. It certainly paid off as they continue to raise money in support of the orchestra and have been doing it for more than 20 years! We are so very lucky to have these friends, and we send out our thanks to both attendees and sponsors for their support.
The Symphony League was very fortunate to have had as one of their ranks—and original members—Lola Altus. For the last fifteen years, our Board of Directors was also so blessed to have Lola as one of ours. Many of you know that we lost Lola last month, just shy of her 98th birthday. Starting with the July 2020 eNotes, I began sharing a story each month about our Directors so you would learn more about the leadership at the helm of the Auburn Symphony’s business. It was so fitting then to kick things off by turning the spotlight on Lola. She had just been reelected by the Auburn Symphony Association to another three-year term on the Board of Directors. She was really tickled to think that her latest term would take her right up to her 100th birthday! This month, we want to shine our Director spotlight again on Lola.
We will miss Lola dearly, and value all she brought to the ASO table for almost two decades. When asked “What talents do you have that you consider most valuable to the Symphony and the Board of Directors?”, Lola replied without hesitation that she truly wanted to attend monthly board meetings and felt she would bring “an intergenerational perspective and work ethic!” (I can sense my Board colleagues chuckling as we remember her herculean efforts this past year to attend our Zoom meetings.) Predictably, one of the things that gave her joy and her greatest pride was making sure that our senior population had opportunities to experience our wonderful live symphonic music. She was very hopeful that we could return to offering outreach programs in senior living communities; a goal we hope to reach in the not-so-distant future. Lola reminded us that we can all be visionary and productive even in our 90s! Thank you to everyone who has contributed to the Auburn Symphony in memory of Lola and what she meant to us all.  
Last March, we performed our final live concert and could not have predicted what the year ahead had in store for us. This March, we are feeling so grateful for your continued support, it means the world to us. Please plan on joining us virtually for the Gala, our most significant fundraiser of each year. Invite your friends, neighbors, and relatives near and far, and feel free to share the event on your social media. Remember: it’s free, easy, and fun, and no matter where these folks live, the end of the rainbow will be right here in Auburn, California on March 28th!
Stay well—see you on the 28th when our musical friends will play on!

Stephanie Snyder, President
Auburn Symphony Board of Directors
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