Spirit of Harmony Award

The Spirit of Harmony Award is given to one Region 3 member who is not part of the RMT, but who has performed outstanding service at the regional level, is a great ambassador of SAI, and is a volunteer. The recipient will be chosen annually by the RMT and recognized each Fall Music School.


2021Award Recipient: Renee Porzel, Melodeers Chorus

Our 2021 Spirit of Harmony Award goes to a woman who has gone beyond her usual outstanding level of involvement during the last year. She has been a constant cheerleader and ambassador for Sweet Adelines for Region 3.

  • Served as Co-Chair of the Summit Fall Workshop
    • Was instrumental in getting the date changed so as not to conflict with a Jewish Holiday
    • Assisted in script writing, scheduling, technical support, and hosting multiple sessions
    • Served as In-person Co-host for the Summit
       
  • Technical Host of Quartet Workshop
    • Assisted Co-Hosts Amy Brinkman and Cori Albrecht on day of Workshop
    • Assisted with video marketing for Quartet Workshop
    • Served on the Regional Education Vision Team, helping to develop an education plan for 2020-21
    • Assisted Marketing Team in creating short videos to highlight upcoming workshops & faculty
    • Attended most, if not all, Regional Education events offered on Zoom
    • Assisted as needed for virtual workshops throughout the year.
Region 3 is happy to recognize Renee Porzel as Region 3’s 2021 Spirit of Harmony!
 

2020 Award Recipient: Sherry Berkley, Melodeers Chorus

 
Our Spirit of Harmony award this year goes to a woman who has been a Region 3 Sweet Adeline for 38 years. She has served in a variety of roles, including Director, Assistant director, section leader, board member, show chair, and tape evaluator. She has sung in numerous award-winning quartets and is currently affiliated with three choruses! This Sweet Adeline has served Region 3 in her roles of Communications Coord., Director’s Coord., Education Coord., Convention team, Nominating team, webmaster, and is currently our Arrangers Coord. and on the Education team. Whew!
Midwest Harmony Region 3 is very happy to award Sherry Berkley the 2020 Spirit of Harmony Award!
Congratulations Sherry! Thank you for all you contribute to Region 3!
 

2019 Award Recipient: Brenda Bowman, Melodeers Chorus, Competition Coordinator


2018 Award Recipient: Lisa Pitney, Chapter-at-Large


2017 Award Recipient: Stacey Straughan, Melodeers Chorus


 

2016 Spirit of Harmony Award Recipient: Shelly Hughes, Melodeers Chorus, Chair of the Regional Convention


2015 Spirit of Harmony Award Recipient: Debi Batchelor, Midwest Crossroad & Melodeers Choruses 


2014 Spirit of Harmony Award Recipient: Jane Toftey Choral-Aires Chorus

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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.