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CHAPTER CHATS & Region 12 NEWS!
TABLE OF CONTENTS
CHAPTER CHATS
River Lights Chorus
Mission Valley Chorus
Sacramento Valley Chorus

Sacramento Valley Director Search
Song of Sonoma Chorus
Oregon Coast Chorus
Pacific Empire Chorus
Bay Area Showcase Chorus

 
Region 12 Communications Coordinator
 position is still open and we are still accepting applications

We are looking for someone to fill the position of Communications Coordinator on the Regional Management Team.

If you have ever thought you would like to learn more about what Region 12 Management Team does take a look at the job descriptions provided. We are always looking for new leaders to work with and fill these roles.

The following Pacific Shores Region 12 Management Team Coordinator 2022-2023 applications are due to the Region 12 Nominating Committee
  • Communications Coordinator - Appointed - POSITION STILL OPEN
If you have any questions please send an email to the Region 12 Nominating Committee:  reg12nominatingct@sairegion12.org or
Communication Coordinator Piet Chini: communications.coord@sairegion12.org 

Communications Coordinator - Summary Job Description - accepting applications
  • Receives communications from the International organization and disperses to the region.
  • Maintains internal communication channels among the Region/Area, chapters, and individual members.
  • Develops and maintains the regional leadership database.
  • Is responsible for Regional/Area Web site and database design, implementation, and maintenance, with input from the Marketing Coordinator.
  • Maintains a complete record of Regional/Area meetings and activities. - (all minutes on website RMT  & RCSC)
  • Is responsible for recording and preparing minutes of all meetings of the Regional/Area Management Team. - (RMT Secretary works with TC)
  • Distributes copies to members of the team, regional chapters, and the Meetings and Corporate Services Department at international headquarters. 
  • In consultation with the RMT, prepares and submits year-end State of the Region/Area Report to the Corporate Secretary at International headquarters by the established deadline.
  • In consultation with the RMT, prepares and submits the Annual Regional/Area Evaluation report to the Corporate Secretary at International headquarter by the established deadline.
  • Collaborates with other members of the team to encourage and support membership growth and retention.
  • RMT Elections
  • Produce monthly newsletter - Chapter Chats
Full job description in RMT Handbook -Chapter 2
More information and Supportive Documentation
RMT Coordinators Application 2022-2024


RMT Procedure Manual
Standing Rules, Policies, and Procedures of Pacific Shores Region 12 Sweet Adelines International - current
RMT Handbook - an idea of the coordinator position, each region is just a little different
CHAPTER CHATS
October was a beautiful month for River Lights! We enjoyed getting together and creating a video for World Singing Day. You can see the beautiful job that Dee and Megan did in creating this fun video showing our chorus on our Facebook page!

We have been blessed to continue meeting in person, Covid safe with masks and distancing. We are looking forward to November and singing holiday music at our Winter Wonderland Event.

 
We hope to see you there!!

Sending all our love to our sisters region wide!

 
What a fun October Mission Valley had! Lots of planning, lots of singing and a real, live coaching session with Deke Sharon! He’s an energetic and fun-loving coach that wants to make a difference in people’s lives through singing. We spent the day with him learning how to reach an audience, keep the tempo in your body, find the power of “soft”, and how to sing with abandon. Deke, "the father of contemporary a cappella", is an arranger, composer, director, television producer, and singer.  He was born and raised in San Francisco and sang with a group called the House Jacks. If you haven’t heard them, jump on YouTube and have a listen…wow!
 


 

Diana France presented Angela, our esteemed Director, with an unusual gift for her birthday. She will have her favorite cheeses delivered every month for a year! How’s that for creativity! She also received a black, sparkly birthday sash claiming that it, indeed, is her birthday!!  Then, we celebrated by having her favorite burnt almond cake after chorus.

Becky brought the makings for the centerpieces to rehearsal to demonstrate how easy they are to make. Why? Because we are gearing up for our 15th annual Jingle Bell Tea on Saturday, December 4. Guests can participate in person and via Zoom. Tickets are available through our website,   http://www.missionvalley.org.  No food or beverages will be served, and seating is limited.  Get your tickets early!

Of course we celebrated Halloween!  We already were wearing masks, so all we needed were costumes.  And the costumes came out in abundance, both in person and those Zooming in to rehearsal.   Those who dressed as themselves were appointed judges of costumes, and Sai Champion claimed the prize in her spider wings and makeup.  You can check out Sai on our FaceBook page.  Here are some of the other costumes.
 

 
Angela M. Sanders was our October author chat guest. She is the author of the Joanna Hayworth Vintage Clothing mysteries and the Booster Club Capers.  Our chat with her veered off into an interesting discussion of art--and witches.  

Reader’s Chat on November 15th - Carol Gerwitz will be hosting the reverse of an author's chat--a reader's chat. Zoom in, tell us about a book you’ve read: name, author, genre and any remarks you have about the book. You’ll be limited to 3 minutes so everyone will have a chance to participate. This sounds like fun!

…til next time!
SACRAMENTO VALLEY CHORUS is putting one foot in front of the other. This month was all about practicing the skills that Dede taught/reviewed while we were previously on Zoom. We loved coming back together and hearing our voices live again! The feeling of togetherness on the risers is newly appreciated, and joyful singing is filling us up once again.
 

This month we had to say a tearful good-bye to one of our mentors, a teacher and dear friend, Shirley Kout. Shirley will be moving to Indiana to be near family. She has been a part of the Sweet Adelines organization for over 60 years as a director, coach, international sound judge, region 12 faculty, voice teacher, and more. Shirley has been our beloved coach and friend this past 6 years, and we will definitely miss her. She will always be near and dear to our hearts.  
 

While our director took a much-deserved vacation, we had TWO section rehearsals this month. Our section leaders did a great job keeping us focused and guiding us toward a more unit sound. Many thanks to these dedicated leaders who are always willing to step up and meet the challenge at hand!   
 

SOS has had a great autumn so far and apparently, our Sonoma County rain dance was wildly successful, which moved us indoors for rehearsals.
 


Fortunately, we can all sport our fantastic singing masks, and we extend huge thanks to the Region for coordinating the ordering of these!
 


October has also put us in the holiday mood, and we had fun combining a Halloween celebration with work on our holiday season repertoire, better known as “jinglespookery.” Having missed all of our seasonal caroling last year, we have dusted off those lively holiday songs, and we eagerly anticipate performing them again. While tempted to substitute the word “rain” for “snow,” we have been very happy to make it through this very tricky month with only treats. We continue to love our new venue, the Luther Burbank Center for the Performing Arts.
 

OCC has had an interesting summer.  Covid restricted our attempts at in-person rehearsals for most of the summer.  We had one in-person rehearsal in August, but right after that a new local outbreak forced us back to Zoom.  Then a series of Covid events locally kept us on Zoom until the end of October.
 
Finally, in October we were able to start gathering again.  A small group of us spent World Singing Day preparing sale items for a local Holiday Bazaar.  This is an annual fundraiser for the chorus as well as a very fun event.  Who doesn’t love a good Christmas Bazaar? 

 

 
 
Then on October 28th we were able to have an in-person, indoor rehearsal at our usual rehearsal venue.  We are working on our performance skills along with singing and just enjoying being together.  It was amazing to sing together without a song track, and we did it without even realizing it. 
 

Next for us is to perfect our holiday package.  We have a couple of performances scheduled for outdoor tree lighting ceremonies in local communities as well as one indoor performance.  We are looking forward to those and then starting the New Year singing together again. 
Hello from Northern California!  We are happy to have received over 10" of rain in October, marking the end of fire season (whew!) and a break from the drought. We are still conserving, but the future looks good for our farmers and vineyards.

October marked the month PEC starting singing indoors. Yahoo! We started with warmups and vocals out in our courtyard until  sunset, and then we moved indoors. We have several members who are also joining us weekly on Zoom. The anticipation was in the air, and there were tears shed when we walked in the building and sang those first notes on our favorite risers. Special thanks to our Visual Team for getting us back in shape with fun warm-ups. Our Membership Team is back to work, too, and we had our first guest in person. She is excited to join us. Welcome, Gloria!

 

As the 2019 Champions, we had planned for contest in Kentucky, then we hoped for St. Louis, and now it looks like Phoenix, AZ in 2022? Patty planned 2 weeks of fun for our would-be International Contest week. The Wednesday before contest, we worked and performed our 1st Internationals set, and then the Wednesday after contest ,we had a Queen Theme Night to celebrate our Queen Performance Package. It was so fun to dress up and sing our Queen package! We had a costume contest, and it was a 4-way tie, with some awesome Freddies in the house!
 

PEC is proud to continue our work on our two packages in hopes of representing Region 12 in an International Contest coming soon. Thank you for all the well wishes and fun cards we have received. Time to get to work!
The end of the year approaches - we're solidly in the middle of autumn now. October brought us a wonderful opportunity to sing in person - for an audience! A group of our members sang in a park in Sunnyvale with two other choruses and a quartet for World Singing Day on October 16. This is an annual celebration to gather people together to sing, so we had some great sing-along songs for our lovely and supportive audience. We also got to perform some of our music for this group of folks.  The same day, a handful of members performed for a memorial service for a former member,  Lou Shoaf. 
 

 
We have begun focusing on our holiday repertoire for the latter part of our rehearsals.  We plan to perform a holiday show for friends and family in early December,  so it's been great to dust off this music now that we are back to rehearsing in person. 

We celebrated Halloween at our last rehearsal of the month with a fun costume parade for those who dressed up.  We have had a large turnout of guests this month,  and some of them joined in the holiday spirit. 

 


Here's hoping that all of our regional family is happy and  healthy! 
CHAPTER HAPPENINGS
Mon, Nov 15 2021 7:00pm MVC Readers' Chat via zoom zoom
Sat, Nov 20 2021 2:00pm River Lights Holiday Tea Grace Lutheran Church Spirit Center
Sat, Dec 4 2021   MVC - 15th Annual JB Tea - the Tea-less Tea Good Samaritan Unite Methodist Church
Sun, Dec 5 2021
to Fri, Dec 10 2021
  SVC - Pearl Harbor Tour 2021 Honolulu
Fri, Jan 21 2022
to Sun, Jan 23 2022
  SVC - Frenzy Coaching For details contact membership@sacramentovalleychorus.com
Fri, Jan 21 2022
to Sat, Jan 22 2022
  SOS - Coaching w/ Vickie Maybury Santa Rosa, CA
Fri, Jan 28 2022
to Sun, Jan 30 2022
  Winter Regional Weekend - Adventures In Music TBA
Do you see yourself as a director in 2022?
Great News - our Director Dede Nibler will take us to Regional Competition 2022.
We are still looking for a new director to start in 2022. If you would like more details please contact us. 

Contact dstcontact@sacramentovalleychorus.com for more information.

To find out more about Sacramento Valley Chorus check out our website: sacramentovalleychorus.com
Visit us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SacValleyChorus
CHAPTER FACEBOOK LINKS
Click on the pictures below to view individual chapters on Facebook. If you have not already liked their page do so now. Next month we will see the next three chapters. 

Facebook is an excellent way to reach out to your audience. Be sure to post weekly. It can be a recap of your latest rehearsal, the announcement of an upcoming event or share a related musical meme.

Pacific Shores Region 12 has two Facebook pages:
  • Pacific Shores Region 12 - Sweet Adelines  - This Facebook is used to promote the region's activity and news. Currently  980 Likes, 1092 Following
  • Pacific Shores Region 12 - Chats - This Facebook page can be used by the chapters to post events and news. Visit the page and join the group and invite your Region 12 Friends. Currently 167 Members - Please help us grow our Chats Group. Invite your friends. 
REGIONAL CONTACT LISTS
2021-2022 REGIONAL MANAGEMENT TEAM

Piet Chini - Communications*
Kathy Scheel - Directors
Alison Miller - Education*
Mary Mamer - Events
Geri Miller-Reidel - Finance*
Kevran Day - Marketing

Lynda CasillasMembership*
Birgit Andersen - Team Coordinator*




RMT email: rmt@sairegion12.org
*RMT positions up for election for 2022-2024 - applications open
contact communications.coord@sairegion12.org

SWEET ADELINES INTERNATIONAL NEWS!
DEI SUBCOMMITTEE VOLUNTEERS WANTED!
Positions on the Chorus Toolkit Subcommittee and Song Assessment Tool Subcommittee will be available on May 1, 2022 (one-year terms for members of these subcommittees expire on April 30, 2022).
  • The Chorus Toolkit Subcommittee is responsible for keeping the Chorus Toolkit updated and relevant and for working closely with chorus leadership as choruses begin and/or continue their journey exploring areas of diversity, equity and inclusion.
  • The Song Assessment Tool Subcommittee oversees the administration of the Song Assessment Tool.
Complete position descriptions for the two subcommittees can be found by clicking on this link.

The DEI Selection Committee will be looking for the following characteristics in our volunteers. They must have a passionate interest in advancing DEI in Sweet Adelines, accompanied by a strong commitment to our Guiding Principles, especially those of a Culture of Belonging and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. As with all Sweet Adelines Committees and Task Forces, appointees must be Sweet Adelines members in good standing.

In addition, there are foundational requirements that we consider critical to success:
- an open heart
- an open mind
- a passion for Sweet Adelines as an organization
- a willingness to engage in respectful discussion

If you are interested in being involved in this important work, you are invited to submit your application for the 2022-2023 term. DEI Subcommittee Application – Due November 23, 2021
Join Region 12's own directors - 
Dede Nibler and Kathy Scheel as co-directors on a trip of a lifetime to London.

www.harmony-travel.net for more information.


Pacific Shores Region 12 Chapters
Link to Region 12 Chorus Webpage
Map of Region 12 Chapters - Links to Chapter websites 
Found on under GROUPS>CHORUSES

 

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is due on the 1st of the month, published around the 5th.

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