The Voice of Music - Fall 2016

Nine members of the Virginia Federation of Music Clubs attended the National Federation of Music Clubs 58th Biennial Conference in Tulsa, Oklahoma,21-25June2016. President Michael Edwards had a FirstTime Ever Presidents Day at the Conference for all state presidents. This was information on how to have successful and prospering meetings and help to increase membership. It was an interesting day with Michael Edwards and others from his staff giving us helpful tips to bring back to our local clubs. We were also entertained during our President’s Day. Five of the nine members sang in the Festival Chorus enjoying being with friends we’ve made over the years and singing a lot of “Great Music.”

During the Conference, the Southeastern Region Vice President, Elaine Knight, held several meetings. One meeting was for the discussion of Virginia Federation of Music Clubs to donate funds to the Brevard Music Center to help in the renovation of some of the rehearsal cabins or in the construction of new rehearsal cabins. This was voted down by the members of the Southeastern Region.

Marcia Chaplin was elected as the National Federation of Music Clubs Southeastern Region Vice President to take office on 1 June 2017.

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The Voice of Music is an official publication of the Virginia Federation of Music Clubs.