|Type of post:||Club news|
|Posted By:||Dick Bushell|
|Date Posted:||Sun, 15 Dec 2019|
The Miner Chords have finished the year very well. We had 4 performances in 2 weeks and we did well at all of them, even though we had only 8 voices at one of them. I’m proud to say that 3 of those performances helped our fundraising efforts – is there a better way to fundraise than doing what we love to do? We were very much aided and abetted by our new MD, Glen Windle who spent her first couple of months polishing our performance skills. She has signed on for next year too and we’re looking forward to learning new songs under her tutelage. Glen also sings with the Sweet Adelines so we’re in good hands.
We also received a grant from the Ipswich City Council for uniforms for the women in the group. The first prototype has already been made and we hope to start 2020 with performance uniforms.
Our Christmas breakup was fun. Lots of singing and eating. We had 3 MDs present, plus a guitar and recorder so we were able to sing a whole range of songs. It was lovely to see Gordon Dryden, our previous MD, and a few old friends as well. Gordon and Mark presented our new MD with a badge – we made a bit of a ceremony of it.
Our final effort for this year will be a sausage sizzle at Bunnings. Singing and sausages, hopefully we’ll do well financially, and recruit a few new members as well.
Merry Christmas to you all, and tuneful New Year.
Norid Krausz - President