Redwood Empire

Last updated: October 11, 2017 at 16:13 pm

Chapter Officers for 2017-2018

  • Dean – Paul Blanchard
  • Sub-Dean – Cathryn Wilkinson
  • Treasurer/Chapter Administrator – Janice Hawthorne Timm

At Large Members: Robert Young, Kira Poluektov, & Jerry Lindberg.


2017-2018 Season

Dear Chapter Members and Friends,

Originally our 2017 fall line-up got off to a slow start because of some health related issues – but now the tragedy of Northern California Fires in Sonoma, Napa, and Mendocino counties has impacted our members, churches, and just about everyone we know.

Once life returns to a somewhat manageable schedule, we will plan a line-up of events for after the Christmas holidays.

In the meantime, our support, thoughts, and prayers are with everyone – especially our first responders, firefighters, and those who have lost homes, friends, and family.



Contact Paul Blanchard to be added to the email list regarding meetings, events, etc.


The purposes of the American Guild of Organists are:

  • To advance the cause of organ and choral music, to increase their contributions to aesthetic and religious experiences, and to promote their understanding, appreciation, and enjoyment.
  • To improve the proficiency of organists and choral conductors.
  • To evaluate, by examination, attainments in organ playing, choral techniques, conducting, and the theory and general knowledge of music, and to grant certificates to those who pass such examinations at specified levels of attainment.
  • To provide members with opportunities to meet for discussion of professional topics, and to pursue such other activities as contribute to the fulfillment of the purposes of the Guild.




Read the July 2016 REAGO Newsletter


Past Events this season

September 11, 2016 3-5:00 PM Opening Social
Paul Blanchard’s House, 1188 Felta Rd. Healdsburg
With amazing food by Kira Poluektov (please RSVP to the invitation you will receive)

October 9, 2016 3-6:30 PM Mont La Salle Organ Crawl
Christian Brothers Center, 4401 Redwood Rd. Napa
followed by a “No-Host” Dinner at a restaurant (TBA) in Napa

November 13, 2016 3-6:30 PM Repertoire Sharing by Members and Friends
United Church, 439 N. Cloverdale Blvd. Cloverdale
followed by potluck supper in the church social hall


Membership is coordinated through the national web site [click here to open that page].   Contact Janice Timm, if you have any questions regarding Membership (that aren’t answered for you on the AGO web site). ALL are invited to join- especially choir directors, organists, and those who like to hear the organ!



Employers and job seekers are invited to post and search listings of available positions on the Guild’s National Website.


Service Playing Certificate (SPC)
Colleague (CAGO)
Choir Master (ChM)
Associateship (AAGO)



Contact Us

Beth Zucchino, Dean –
Janice Timm, Administrator & Treasurer –
Paul Blanchard, Sub-Dean  –


AGO National website
Read the July 2016 REAGO Newsletter