Newsletter: January February 2012
Greetings Guild Friends! It is truly amazing what we have all accomplished during the last two months! If someone had told me what we’d actually bring into our treasury, I would not have believed it! For starters, practically everything was sold out at the Nutcracker Boutique. Thanks to two very hard working co-chairs, Nancy Pittman and Mary Koepp with helpers from the Guild, the Phil and their helpers. Scarcely two weeks later, we had a sold-out crowd attending our Bavarian Christmas Dinner at the Edelweiss Restaurant. The silent auction offered over fifty items of all kinds. Topping it off, Nathan Newbrough emceed the live auction of a “One Week Stay in Maui” and “Dinner for Eight with the Maestro.” Nathan won the hearts of all of us as he so masterfully entertained us and maximized our participation. Hats off to Gloria Wendt who chaired both the dinner and silent auction (co-chaired with Stephanie Ewing) enlisting many helpers for each stage of the event. We not only took reservations by checks as in the past but with our new on line credit card capability, people made reservations online and made other purchases through our website. This was made possible not only by the “techno-savvy” of our dear friends at the CS Phil but by their gift of time at our events, especially, Nathan Willers and other CS Phil friends. **At our first meeting in January, we had a great turnout and the student musicians, organized by Cathy Hanson (violist in the Phil and wife of Michael Hanson, concertmaster) were outstanding . (I was so very sorry I couldn’t attend due to the bronchitis I am still trying to shake.) ** I attended all of the CSYSA student auditions for the guild-sponsored Solo Competition Sat Jan 21 and felt so encouraged about the future of classical music. ** I hope you all had a wonderful Holiday Season/Christmastide and are now ready for more great ways to fundraise and having fun while doing it.
Musically Yours, Mary
Save the Date. Play For Music will be Saturday, March 24, 2012 at the Cheyenne Mountain Resort. More details later.
February 15, 2012 Meeting
Grace Episcopal Church
601 North Tejon, CS 80903
Program: Colorado Springs Youth Symphony Solo Competition scholarship winners.
Directions: The church is downtown on N. Tejon St. between N. Cascade Ave. and N. Nevada Ave. It is on the southeast corner of Tejon St. and Monu ment St.
March 21, 2012 Meeting
Home of Betsy Sobral
36 Pourtales Road
CS, 80906 719- 576-2556
Program: Paul Nagam, Flutist of the CS Phil.
Directions: From I-25 take the Lake Avenue exit.
Proceed towards the Broadmoor Hotel. Turn left on Old Broadmoor Rd. West; go past W. Cheyenne Mtn Blvd, Springridge CT. and Sequoyah. Turn right on Pourtales Rd. The house is on the left
Nominations for officers for next year are coming up. You have the opportunity to choose your Guild leadership. Think about who you know that has the qualities you want to lead the Guild and nominate them to the Guild officers. You can also nominate yourself. We’d love to have members come forward and volunteer their talents. Perhaps last year you weren’t able to share your skills and time and now you can. The new slate of officers is published in the April newsletter. presented at the April membership meeting and voted on at the May membership meeting.
President Mary Ellis 260-9161
1st VP Mary Wieger 633-1525
2nd VP Pamela Street 527-1002
3rd VP Membership Gloria Wendt 495-1278 Treasurer Allan Wendt 495- 1278 Recording Secretary Robin Gates 593-9519
The December Bavarian Dinner fundraiser at the Edelweiss was a success this year. Thanks to many volunteers, and co-chairs Stephanie Ewing and Gloria Wendt. The silent auction was the centerpiece of the night. Bidding was lively with Nathan Newbrough,
CEO of the CS Philharmonic, leading a live auction for a dinner for 8 with the Philharmonic’s new Maestro, Josep Caballé –Domenech, which sold for $850. The week in Maui, donated by Anne Young,
sold for $1500. Thank you, Nathan !
Total profit from the Bavarian fundraiser was $6,950 which was a 55.2 % increase from last year!
The November Nutcracker co-chaired by Nancy Pittman and Mary Koepp was also a big success. Profit from this fundraiser was $ 5,129 which was a 6.9 % increase over last year.
Under the expert management of Nancy Pittman who has been managing this project for 16 years, the Nutcracker Boutique has contributed a total of $55,126 to the CS Philharmonic. Words cannot express our thanks to Nancy for her work on this annual fundraiser.
Getting to know you …
Stephanie Ewing is a new member brought to the Guild by Una Ng-Brasch. She has already made significant contributions to the Guild. She has worked on the Bavarian Dinner Committee and co-chaired the silent auction. She’s originally from Baltimore, Maryland and has worked with an agency on aging.
Her hobbies include the arts and she has a passion for animals. She is a recent transplant to Colorado Springs so please introduce yourselves to her. She’s interested in marketing and fundraising. We’re very happy she has joined the Guild.
Update your directory: Additions and Revisions
Afrayam, Naamah Tanyos
1610 Smoke Ridge Dr. 299-8707
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731 Count Pourtales Dr. 328-1263
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George, Katherine & Duclos, John
2230 Wood Ave.
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3025 Rockbrook Lane
CS. CO. 80904 471-9683
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May, Nancy ( in directory)
2205 Constellation 635-9746
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McCulley, Carol & Joseph
6739 Mountain Top Lane 219-9751
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Minzer, Carol ( Schrueder) & Abe
8 Broadmoor Hills Drive 527-8776
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252 Langley Street 805-455-3121
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425 Buckeye Drive 590-9534
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Warren, Charles & Judy
2405 Baystone Ct. 487-8148
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1142 A Fontmore Road 203-6068
CS, CO. 80904 firstname.lastname@example.org
Allan Wendt, Treasurer, reports the following balances as of December 31, 2011:
Administrative Account: $ 3,700.00
Scholarship Account: $ 1,140.00
Fundraising Account: $ 6,379.00
Patty Clark Savings $ 5,016.00
CDs $ 4,699.00
Because of the success of the Nutcracker sales and the Bavarian dinner we were able to present a $12,200 donation to the CS Philharmonic in January for a total of $14,400 to date. (Note, this donation reduces the amount in the above fundraising account to approximately $800.00.)
Our annual fundraising goal is $15,000 and we still have the Play for Music event on March 24. Thanks to all of you, we are doing very well! We have an energized membership and we are seeing great results.
Quote for the day:” You make your living by what you get, but you make a life by what you give.”
Thank you Nora Courier for hosting the January meeting! The following students of Cathy Hanson and Joyce Dickenson delighted the Guild with their performance. Kylee Alons, 12 years old on piano; Caleb Alons, 8, on violin; Gaby Cole, 7, on violin; Elise Cole, 11, on cello; and Anna Cole, 13, on violin . Chee-Hwa Tan Cole accompanied them on piano. Selections by M. Leaf, J.S. Bach, Pachelbel, Beethoven, J. Breval and J.B. Accolay were played.
The Colorado Springs Philharmonic 2012
February 18-19. Mozart, Seranade for Orchestra No. 9 in D major K 320; Prokofiev, Violin Concerto No.2 in B-flat major, Michael Hanson, violin; Mendelssohn, Symphony No. 5, Reformation.
April 14-15 Josep Caballé-Domenech, conductor.Walton, Symphony No.1 in B-flat minor; Rachmaninoff, Piano Concerto No.3 in D minor Op 30, Gleb Ivanov, piano
Vanguard: March 10, 2012. Holst, The Planets; Stravinsky, Fireworks; Gandalfi, The Garden of Cosmic Separation.
April 28, 2012 Haydn, Symphony No. 100 in G major Military; Barber, Essay No.2 Op 17; Stravinsky, Petrushka (1947)
Pops: February 11. A Broadway Romance. Music from My Fair Lady, South Pacific and more.
March 17, 2012 Tiempo Libre: Night in Havana. Grammy winning ensemble Tiempe Libre.
Barbara Webb, a long time member of the Symphonic Guild passed away January 1, 2012. She was a dedicated supporter of the arts in Colorado Springs and of the Symphonic Guild in particular. Those who were fortunate to know her will remember her positive attitude, gracious manner,
and sense of humor. She had asked that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to 4 organizations, one of which was our Guild. Consequently, we hope to set up a fund in her memory. Should you choose to do so, contributions can be made to the CS Symphonic Guild, indicating it is for the Barbara Webb Fund, sent to the return address on this newsletter.
Barbara at the Bavarian Christmas Dinner
Please visit it and you will also note that we now have on-line credit card charge capability. For the convenience of the general public people can charge for tickets or other orders on-line however the Guild does incur a charge for each transaction. So members if you send in your checks for events you will help us save money.
This newsletter is printed courtesy of the Colorado Springs Philharmonic.
Call Gloria Wendt, Newsletter Editor, at (719) 495-1278 to include information in the newsletter
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