From the President

PRESIDENT’S LETTER
SEPTEMBER 2017

Welcome to our 136th Season!
We have an exciting season planned. Our fall concert will be held at the Mees Concert Hall at Capital University, (please note the change of venue due to a scheduling conflict!) and we will return to the Riley Auditorium at Otterbein University in November to feature the winner of our Mary Lane competition. In February we will feature our Scholarship winners, also at Otterbein, and we will conclude our season with a concert in April in the Huntington Room, featuring our Call for Scores compositions. Details are on pages 4 and 5.

Thank you to our many hard-working volunteers. Laura Koh will be working on our Facebook account this year and has also agreed to return as the coordinator of our two competitions along with Jennifer Marcellana. Planning is already underway. These two women do more than you can imagine. Please let them know how much you appreciate them! Another very busy individual is our treasurer, Phyllis Byard. She graciously stepped in mid-year. She has worked hard to make this position as easy as possible, so that we can have a new member step into this position for her next June 1st. Please let her know right away if you are interested in this position. Also new to positions this year: Anne-Marie Slater is serving as the new Chair for our Program Committee, and Pat White will be our Social Committee chair. Thanks to all!

In the spring (June 1) we will need a new president, treasurer, and one new trustee. Please seriously consider how your talents may help contribute to and support this worthy, all-volunteer organization. It is very rewarding!

Finally, it is with some sadness that I begin my final year as your president. This is my second time serving as president, for a total of 6 years, and will need to be my last. I have thoroughly enjoyed my time and have gained wonderful experience. I greatly believe in who we are in our community, and our mission. More than ever, non-profit arts organizations are so important and our efforts have not gone unnoticed and appreciated, due to the two grants we receive each year from the Columbus Foundation and Cardinal Health.

I look forward to seeing all of you soon and in the coming months.

-Dr. Cynthia Mahaney, President