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The Quartet Quest

July 14, 2017 - 12:46am -- Sherry Berkley

Want to get involved in a quartet but don't know how? Missing a baritone? Join us at the Quartet Quest - an opportunity for curious singers and quartets looking to fill parts - to come together!

Lead Faculty: Cori Albrecht, Bass, 2008 SAI Champion Quartet the 4 Bettys

Additional Faculty: Renee Porzel & Deborah Peters

We will be singing International Songs like How We Sang Today, Send Your Love, and Harmonize The World. Bring your music & sense of adventure!

$5 Donation will be collected at the door to help cover building usage

This event is sponsored by The Melodeers Chorus!

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River City Sound Chorus - 2017 Region 3 Champion Chorus

April 8, 2017 - 7:21pm -- Sherry Berkley

Congratulations to River City Sound Chorus, the 2017 Region 3 Champion Chorus and AA Champion Chorus and to Vermillion Valley Show Chorus, A Champion Chorus and Most Improved.

Overall resutls:

1st - River City Sound Chorus - 636
2nd - Midwest Crossroad Chorus - 608
3rd - Toast of Champaign Chorus - 574
4th - Vermillion Valley Show Chorus - 540
5th - Yahara River Chorus - 534
Most Improved - Vermillion Valley Show Chorus

AA 1st - River City Sound Chorus - 636
AA 2nd - Midwest Crossroad Chorus
AA 3rd - Toast of Champaign

A 1st -Vermillion Valley Show Chorus
A 2nd - Great Lake Sound Chorus
A 3rd - River Bend Chorus

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International Increases Quartet Fee Effective May 1, 2017

March 18, 2017 - 9:34am -- Sherry Berkley
  • Effective May 1, 2017, the quartet registration/renewal fee will increase to $100 for registrations received between May 1 and January 15. For registrations received between January 16 and March 31, the additional processing fee will increase to $60. The last increase in the quartet fees was in May 2008.

            Please inform all necessary regional personnel and quartets.  All forms will be updated with the new pricing starting May 1.

  • Also, Quartet Renewal time is coming up! Quartet Renewal invoices will be emailed to the quartet contacts in mid-April.  In the month of April all quartet processing is shutdown in order to prepare for renewal time.
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Region 3 Directors Soak It Up in New Orleans!

August 23, 2016 - 2:41pm -- Sherry Berkley

Several of our Region 3 directors shared an amazing weekend learning, laughing, singing and soaking up the wonderful atmosphere in New Orleans.
Pictured here are:
Front row: Jim Arns (Melodeers) and Bonnie Fedyski (Choral-Aires)
Back row: Kathy Filipiak (Vermillion Valley), Kari Schwartz (Crosstown Harmony), Cathie Zimmerman (Riverport), Amy Brinkman (Choral-Aires), and Joan Boutilier (River City Sound).

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2016 International Board Election Slate Announced

July 12, 2016 - 5:15pm -- Sherry Berkley

The International Nominating Committee met recently and chose their new slate for the upcoming International Board of Directors election.

The slate for the election for a three year term beginning May 1, 2017 to April 30, 2020 is:

Thérèse Antonini
Sharon Cartwright
JD Crowe
Paula Davis
Cammi MacKinlay
Janice McKenna
Renée Porzel
Mary Rhea

 Congratulations to each of these talented and dedicated women, and good luck in the upcoming election.

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By Request Quartet and Melodeers Chorus - 2016 Regional Champions!

May 16, 2016 - 12:04pm -- Sherry Berkley

This past weekend Region 3 held its annual regional convention and competition at the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center in Appleton, WI.

QUARTET RESULTS:

1st - By Request
2nd - Quest
3rd - AnaKaZantz
4th - Cool Beans
5th - Charisma!

Audience Choice - Flip Side

Most Improved - Charisma!

CHORUS RESULTS:

1st - Melodeers
2nd - Choral-Aires
3rd - Yahara River
4th - Toast of Champaign
5th - Great Lake Sound

Audience choice - Racine

Most Improved - Great Lake Sound

1st AA - Yahara River
2nd AA - Toast of Champaign
3rd AA - Riverport

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Regional Governance Proposal from International Does NOT Pass

May 16, 2016 - 11:50am -- Sherry Berkley

All Regional Management Teams submitted their vote on the prorposed change by April 30. On May 2 we received notification that the proposal did not receive the required 2/3 majority to pass, therefore, regional governance will continue as it is currently structured.

Thank you to those who read the proposal and provided feedback to the management team.

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Regional Governance Proposal from International

March 1, 2016 - 7:41pm -- Sherry Berkley
The Sweet Adelines International Board of Directors recently submitted a proposal to all regional management teams regarding a potential change in regional governance in our organization.
 
The Region 3 Management Team has read the proposal and will be casting our collective vote on whether or not to adopt it sometime in April. International will be announcing the result of the voting on May 1st. If you are interested in finding out more about this proposal, please click here. Note - this is located in the members only restricted area of the International website, so you will be required to login as a member.
 

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