Dear fellow chapter members,
My ten year tenure on the board now draws to a close. It has been an honor and privilege to serve the AGO and I am especially proud to have served the last two years as your Dean.
I would like to thank the officers of the chapter for their collegiality, support, and most of all for their friendship. Frank, Eric, Tony, and Elizabeth have brought with them the highest degree of excellence, professionalism and attention to detail. All four have renewed their commitments into the next term which will provide a strong continuity.
My thanks also to the chapter's retiring board members Sean Jackson, Barry Kloda, Jeffrey Lake, Mark Peterson (continuing on as POE Director), Yvonne Sonnenwald, and Nancy Wertsch for their four years of devoted service to the chapter. We welcome our new Dean Frank Crosio, Sub-Dean Robert McCormick, and the Class of 2010 Tina Frühauf, Mary Huff, Walter Klauss, Robert McDermitt, Paul Murray, and Rev. Victoria Sirota. What an exciting combination of talented people to lead us over the next few years!
It has been my hope during my tenure that more members would participate in chapter events and become more involved with the various committees and endeavors of our chapter. It is rewarding to see this happening, and I want to encourage you to continue to become involved in what ever ways you can. We all know that the AGO is a volunteer organization, and the more we participate the more vibrant the organization becomes.
I look forward to seeing many of you on the dinner cruise on Monday evening June 5, where you can greet both the outgoing and incoming officers and board members, and enjoy a great evening of camaraderie while we view the spectacular New York skyline from the Harbor.
I wish you all the best in your musical endeavors.