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Region 3's Joan Boutilier Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

June 20, 2022 - 11:04am -- Sherry Berkley

Congratulations to Joan Boutilier, recipient of the 2022 Sweet Adelines International President’s Lifetime Achievement Award. As International President from 2020-2022, Joan led the organization through the unimaginable challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic. Current International President Thérèse Antonini writes of Joan’s presidency, “You stayed true through every challenge you faced, providing inspiration and encouragement to an entire organization trying to find its new way. It is an achievement and a legacy that will never be forgotten.” In addition, Joan is an International Quartet Champion, singing tenor with The Four Bettys (2008).

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HOI Hosts 2nd Annual All Chorus Retreat June 25

May 27, 2022 - 9:11am -- Sherry Berkley

Please come and join our clinician, Tori Hicks for a great day of singing Saturday June 25 10 am-3 pm . Join us for loads of singing as we sing in a big chorus! We'll learn a new song,                  have lunch, and have big Sweet Adeline-style fun!! Muisc (Don't Stop Me Now by Queen) and lunch are provided.

Event location: Illinois Central College Performing Arts Center, 1 College Dr, East Peoria, IL 61635-0001

The event if FREE but you MUST register to receive music sheets and tracks.  CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

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River City Sound Chorus - 2017 Region 3 Champion Chorus

April 8, 2017 - 6:21pm -- 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 - 8:34am -- 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 - 1:41pm -- 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 - 4:15pm -- 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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Midwest Harmony Region 3 of Sweet Adelines International is dedicated to the advancement of four-part harmony, barbershop-style, for women of all ages, through education and performance.