Sweet Adeline Lake Ontario Region 16 Newsletter
July 2016
Is it hot enough for everyone?  
All I can say is "Who turned up the heat? "  LOL
Many choruses are on vacation but we still managed to round up some great information for you, for this issue so please keep reading.  
Keep your submissions coming... this is a great spot to share articles about:
  • Sweet Adeline of the Year
  • Announce new members
  • Year end parties
  • Upcoming shows
  • Fun community outings
  • Chorus social events
Please remember... deadlines for issues are the 30th of each month.
Stay cool!
Sue Heighway
Region 16 Communications Coordinator
In This Issue
Past Publications
Click on the link below to see past issues of the Sixteenth Notes

New Members!
Buffalo Gateway Welcomes:
  • Sue Casterline
  • Emily Senick
Let us know who your new members are
and they can see their name here too!

Regional and International Elections
Regional Elections 2017 - 2019
Announcing the International
Board of Directors Slate 

In compliance with the Regional Handbook Election and Appointment Procedure, applications for specific Coordinator Positions to the Regional Management Team Term 2017-2019 are now being accepted.  
If there are members of your chapter who possess the desire, interest, qualifications, a history of experience in chapter administrative positions or training in a field that would be of value to the Regional Management Team, we invite them to complete  and submit an application.   
We ask that you access the electronic Application form on the Region 16 Website  (www.saregion16.com )  by clicking onto "Forms" under the Resources pull down on the Home Page. 

A list of Coordinator job descriptions may be found on the Region 16 Website homepage under "About us" Regional Management Team, as well as in the Regional Management Team Handbook ( Pages  11-18 through 11-23) ) located under Member Resources on the Home page of the SAI website, Document Center.   
The Regional Management Team in conjunction with the Regional Nominating committee, will review applications and appraisals to make the necessary recommendations/appointments for a 2 year term beginning May 1st, 2017 and ending April 30th, 2019 for the following available positions:  
  • Marketing Coordinator
  • Events Coordinator
  • Finance Coordinator
  • Directors Coordinator 
The deadline for submission of applications will be August 31st, 2016. Applications will then be reviewed and appointments finalized at the January 2017 meeting for Term May 1st 2017- April 30th, 2019.
If you have any questions regarding this application process, please  feel free to contact Sue Heighway 
We'd love to have you on our team!  

The Nominating Committee met recently and chose our new slate for the upcoming International Board of Directors election. I am pleased to announce the results to all of you, and trust you will share this news with the members of your region.
The slate for the election for a three year term beginning May 1, 2017 to April 30, 2020 is:
Thérèse Antonini
Sharon Cartwright
JD Crowe
Paula Davis
Cammi MacKinlay
Janice McKenna
Renée Porzel
Mary Rhea
I know you will join me in congratulating each of these talented and dedicated women, and wish them luck in the upcoming election.
Paula Davis
International President
Sweet Adelines International

Hats Off To Harmony & Young Women in Harmony!

Have you marked it on your calendar yet?
DATE:    November 11th - 13th, 2016
PLACE:  Adam's Mark Hotel & Event Center, Buffalo, NY
FACULTY:  Tori Postma


FREE all day on Saturday November 12.  More details to follow!
Do you know someone 25 or under who would like to attend and participate? Email Pam Calveric  pamcalveric@gmail.com and she will send music and learning tracks for the songs for the day. This is a great idea for daughters, nieces, granddaughters and neighbors! 

Click HERE to see the flyer!

Rochester Chorus
It is with deep regret that we announce Rochester Chorus finds it necessary to dissolve.
While our membership worked tirelessly and valiantly to keep the Rochester Chorus flourishing, our shrinking numbers made it challenging for us to continue with the many activities necessary to run a viable Sweet Adeline chapter.  We are comforted only by the fact that our rich 58-year history will remain etched in the memories of all who know our chorus. (A history that includes 7 Regional championships, many quartet medalists, a highly respected community presence, and life-long friendships.) We are also very proud that our members remain full of love for one another and will always consider each other to be family.  We'll continue to keep in touch with each other, as well as to hold periodic reunions of our 250+ Rochester Chorus alumni.
Rochester Chorus thanks all of you in Region 16 for your unparalleled sisterhood over the years, and especially the Regional Management Team for their compassion through this difficult time for us.
While our song has ended, the music will fill our hearts forever.

In harmony,
Rochester Chorus Management Team

Wordene Day - Team Coordinator
Sue Melvin - Director
Lisa Twitchell - Finance Coordinator
Maggie Wegman - Secretary
Cathy Woodlock - Membership Coordinator
Rosanne Weaver
Dorothy Jones
From Power Chords

Hello Region 16! We're over-the-moon thrilled to be your 2016 champs. The photo below tells you how shocked we were when the announcement was made!
We're busy, busy:
Cindy and Molly "OMG!"
Sue "Wait, what did they say?" 
Rosalie "Happy for whomever it was that won" 
  • Working on new music
  • Preparing for upcoming performances (among them Buffalo Gateway's Show September 17th and Rochester Rhapsody's concert on October 10.) We hope to see some of you there!
  • Coaching with Susann McKinley, Diane Porsch and Jim Arns
  • Having FUN with each other!
Thank you to:
  • Buffalo Gateway, Harmony North, Rochester Chorus, Circle of Harmony and York Harmony for your thoughtful gifts-of-love. These $ are SO helpful and appreciated since we have many expenses. You are very sweet Sweet Adelines!
  • To our choruses, Buffalo Gateway and Rochester Rhapsody for their ongoing support and friendship.
See you in Vegas Baby!
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SAI International Convention
October 18-22, 2016
Las Vegas, NV
Fall Music School
November 11-13, 2016
Adams Mark Hotel,
Buffalo, New York
International Guest Faculty
Tori Postma
Master Director - Mountain Jubilee Chorus
Sweet Adelines Region 16
Sue Heighway - Communications Coordinator