Last updated: May 6, 2015 at 11:34 am
Message from the Dean
Greetings Chapter members! We finally made it through Holy Week and Easter – with many services, a lot of music to prepare, and rehearsals to do. I hope everyone had a successful Easter, and rejoiced in worshiping God. Now we are on the slower side of things – but still Pentecost and Memorial Day is coming up next. This is a joyful time of year – I was thinking of Psalm 13:5 : But I have trusted in your mercy, my heart shall rejoice in your salvation. That is what we do through our music – pray and rejoice. Our goal is to help our congregations pray and rejoice. May God’s spirit continue to flow through us and our music.
I received a mailing from the Leupold Foundation. Its mission is “the preservation, reproduction, and dissemination of the culture of the pipe organ”. They are looking for donations of organ music, books dealing with the organ and organ music, and recordings of organ music. Their address is: 8510 Triad Drive, Colfax, NC 27235. Email is: firstname.lastname@example.org . Their website is www.wayneleupold.com. If you have any music you do not need or and books about the organ, they will give them a good home. I think it is a very worthy cause.
May God continue to pour blessings and peace on all of you.
AGO Dues Information
The AGO National Council has established new dues rates for all dues categories. The new rates will appear on the April 1 renewal notices that AGO Headquarters will send to current chapter members renewing for the 2015-2016 membership year. These rates are $100 for Regular members; $75 for Special members; $40 for Student members; and $75 for Partners. The new rates reflect a $3 increase in each membership category, with $2 being retained by each chapter and $1 allocated to National Headquarters.
The new dues rates will take effect on April 1 for those who join the Guild for the first time either as Chapter members or as Independent members, or who reinstate as either Chapter members or Independent members after their memberships have lapsed. Please note that new members and those who wish to reinstate their lapsed memberships can join now through March 30 at the current dues rates before they increase on April 1.
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