Welcome to Masterworks Chorus of the Shenandoah Valley

Welcome to Masterworks Chorus of the Shenandoah Valley

Thursday, June 29, 2017

New email address / MWC Retreat

Masterworks Chorus now has an e-mail address (thanks to Remy).  It is svmasterworks@gmail.com.  
Don't forget the MWC Retreat to be held Saturday, July 8 from 9-1 at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church at 319 Orkney Grade, Basye, VA.  All choristers are invited to attend.  We will look at by-laws, handbook, and long-range goals with emphasis on the challenges discussed and presented by the Board (namely recruitment and funding).  There will be a pot-luck lunch, so please bring a covered dish. Drinks will be provided.
Directions to Prince of Peace from Mt. Jackson:  Take Rt. 263 West/Orkney Grade from Main St. Mt. Jackson...go about 12.4 miles ..church will be on the right.  You will pass Bryce Resort, but will not travel as far as Orkney Springs.  Drive carefully because it is a curvy road.

Friday, June 23, 2017

Yard crawl Aug. 12

Members and friends of Masterworks: It's not too soon to be gathering goodies for this great fundraising event. We are organizing folks to pick up donations and places for donations to be dropped off.  More details later!

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Scott's Mom

Wanted to let you know that Scott's mother had a stroke today and was admitted to RMH.  She has some partial paralysis on her right side and is not able to walk.  Scott asked that I share this with the chorus and he would appreciate all prayers. Will let you know if I hear anything else.  Scott has some friends and church members with him at the hospital.

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

News from Ramona

I will be typing official minutes of the annual meeting in the near future, but wanted to provide a few highlights.
We passed the budget that was sent out on Monday by e-mail.  We have our work cut out for us as our balance is very low right now, but we are optimistic that we can raise the needed funds to keep our organization healthy and strong. Please watch for opportunities to participate in this process.
Karen and Steve Van Stee have offered a very important challenge.  They are generously pledging $1,000 to MWC to help with summer finances and 2017-18 start-up budget, and are challenging members of the chorus to matchthis amount.  This does not mean that you have to give $1,000 individually, but if you can give something or ask someone else to give something, we will attempt to raise $1,000 collectively.  Checks can be made payable to Masterworks Chorus and mailed to P.O. Box 752, Woodstock, VA.  I will ask the treasurer(s) to inform me of the donations coming in so I can send you a running total of our results. By the way, we raised $175 at the Silent Auction.
The following slate of officers was elected to take office July 1, 2017:
President--Karen Van Stee
President-Elect--Vacant
Vice-President--Julie Moomaw
Secretary--Sue Dietz
Co-Treasurers--Dee Black and Remy Pangle
Members at Large--Denise Brownlee, Ellie Haun, and Melisa Thomas
You will notice that the office of Pres.-Elect is vacant as Robb Cypher withdrew his name from the nomination.  We are now in need of a Pres. Elect. Please see the description below: 
The President-Elect shall work closely with the President in preparation for assuming the duties of the President toward the end of his/her term. The President-Elect shall direct his/her creativity toward the long-range goals of the organization and the role of the Chorus in the surrounding communities. The President-Elect should keep a close ear to the concerns of the membership and assist the President in maintaining open communication within the organization.
The "old" and "new" Board will have a retreat on Sat. July 8 from 9 to 3 at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church at Basye.  All chorus members are invited to attend.  We will look at by-laws, handbook, and long-range goals. Please bring your ideas and food for a pot-luck lunch.
We will again participate in the Shenandoah County Yard Crawl on Saturday, August 12.  We have two outdoor spaces reserved at Manor Memorial UM Church in New Market.  We will need lots and lots of donations--good condition items (no clothing please) and lots of help.  We will likely set up on Friday evening and sell on Sat. More info forthcoming. Save the date!

Yard Crawl

We have 2 spaces reserved at Manor Memorial UMC in New Market on August 12.
Start saving treasures for the Yard Crawl!
We'll also offer some drinks and snacks.