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As noted in the last Clarion, this month, May was the month for the election of our Executive Committee members for this coming year and the election committee reports that the votes from our members have been tabulated. I am pleased to report that the following have been elected this year:

Michael Monnikendam Dean

Christopher Stroh Dean-elect

Martha Freitag Executive Committee (3 year term)

David Horton Executive Committee (3 year term)

Sharon Nichols Executive Committee (2 year term)

Andrew King Auditor

Michael has been one of the 5 voting members of the Special Projects Advisory Committee (SPAC), and as Dean, becomes a non-voting ex-officio member for the new year. I will be recommending Christian Broughton as a voting member of SPAC at the June Executive Committee meeting to replace Michael, and Christian has agreed to serve the chapter in this way. I must offer sincere thanks to Helen Congleton and Andrew Koch who will complete their terms on the Executive Committee in June and to Howard Stoess who has served as one of our auditors for a number of years. I thank Brenda Durden for serving as our chapter webmaster, and we are seeking a member to take on these duties. We are looking for volunteers!


Our next chapter event is the program at 7:30pm on Monday June 19 at Seattle First Baptist Church. This program will feature music by local chapter composers and is also our Annual Meeting at which our new officers will be installed. Used music will be available after the program and refreshments will be provided.


Finally, I recently received an Email from the Convention Coordinator reminding us of the Northwest Regional Convention (some 5 years in the making) to be held in Portland July 10-13. The website with the registration and hotel links is and Seattle AGO Chapter member Susanna Valleau, music director of St. Dunstan’s Episcopal Church in Shoreline, will be one of the featured artists at the convention. I hope that many of our Seattle Chapter members will be able to attend.


Howard Wolvington


February AGO Chapter Event is canceled due to weather.

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