WMAS NEWS UPDATE
July 31, 2023
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Dear WMAS members and friends!
Our (indoor) summer potluck picnic on July 16 was a lot of fun! Somehow, without any real coordination, we had everything we needed for a complete meal, and it was all delicious. We must truly be in tune with one another! Robert Ford, Ken Kunec, and others ensured we had music from beginning to end. Thanks, all, for the "hot time, summer in the city!"
At our next meeting, on August 20 at 4 pm, Phillip Kancianic will present a workshop on Balkan music. Mark your calendars and bring your accordions—or your dance shoes. On September 17 we’ll welcome guest artists Mariachi Esmerelda. We’ll celebrate Oktoberfest on October 15, and in November we’ll start preparing for the Holiday Concert.
Sorry to be repetitive, but we still need someone to take on some of Joanne and John Pankow’s hospitality tasks. These include checking the supplies stored at the church to make sure we have enough coffee, napkins, and other items, and also making coffee, setting up for refreshments, and cleaning up afterwards. It’s always easy to find volunteers to help, but we really need someone to be in charge.
In addition, we need people to sign up as greeters: to play for 20 minutes or so as everyone is arriving for a meeting. This is a fun, low-stress opportunity to try out new pieces and practice playing in front of people—and to help start our meetings out on the right note. Who wants to sign up for August 20?
One more thing: Peter will soon be starting to work on arrangements and is open to suggestions for selections to include in the Holiday Concert program. If you would like to weigh in, contact him ASAP. at email@example.com.
Thanks, and see you soon!
CELEBRATION OF LIFE FOR ROSA FORD
Rosa N. Ford, Robert Ford's mom, passed away this past May 25th. A celebration of her life will be held on Thursday, August 10th, with congregation at 10 am, service at 11 am, and reception at 12 pm at Calvary United Methodist Church, 2315 South Grant Street, Arlington VA 22202. If you plan to attend, please let Robert know by emailing him at firstname.lastname@example.org or calling/texting him at 703-380-3580.
In lieu of flowers, please contribute in Rosa's name to the Dementia Society of America, the Arthritis National Research Foundation, or Paralyzed Veterans of America. Thank you!