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CMT Election Information

posted Apr 24, 2012, 10:07 PM by OregonSpirit   [ updated Apr 24, 2012, 10:12 PM ]
Members you will find biographical information and personal statements from your slate of candidates for the OSC CMT election taking place Thursday, April 26, 2012. Please consider this information carefully in anticipation of the election and remember than your attendance is important to reach the membership quorum required for a valid election. If you will not be able to attend please check your chorus email for your absentee ballot or call Elaine Rosenberg at 503-949-4559 to cast your votes by phone. Absentee votes must be cast by 5:30pm on Thursday, April 26, 2012 so they can be tabulated.

Linda Barker:
Employment experience - retired, sales, insurance
SAI chorus experience - Beginning in 1960 with Eugene, Mission Valley, Eugene and OSC
SAI chorus management experience - Membership Chair, Marketing Chair, Events Chair - OSC
Management skills - OSC Management team for 4 years and Girl Scout Leader for daughter’s troop
Personal Statement -
 I would like to serve again on the management team because I would like to utilize my experience to help our chorus grow and attract new members.  I learned a lot while serving on the management before and because of that I believe I'll be more effective as a member now.

Lisa Fieber:
Employment experience - vacation sales, accounting
SAI chorus experience - OSC, Columbia River, Blue Lake, Pride of Portland
SAI chorus management experience - President, Secretary
Management skills - Bookkeeping, accounting, secretarial
Personal Statement -
 I have been a sweet Adeline for more than 20 years,  it has given me so much I would like to give back.  I have served as chorus president with Columbia river chapter and secretary with Blue Lake many years ago.  The majority of my background is financial.

Klea Ford:
Employment experience -My work experience has been in retail and restaurant. I was the manager of the JC Cafe for about 4 years. Mostly I have been a stay home mom with part time jobs here and there.
SAI chorus experience - I officially joined SAI in March 2006. I started singing with the Greater Eugene Chorus, as part of the Christmas Chorus, in the fall of 2005. In 2006 I participated in an unofficial  quartet doing Singing Valentines. In February 2007, did it again with other women who in my same community. We enjoyed it so much that we decided to stay together and became 'Diamonds in the Rough' (a SAI registered  quartet). In fall of 2009 I moved choruses from Greater Eugene to Oregon Spirit Chorus and have now been a member of OSC for 3 1/2 years.
SAI chorus management experience - While singing with Greater Eugene Chorus, I served for 2 years as Chapter Secretary and then Chapter President for 1 year.
Management skills - Most of my leadership skills have come through church service. I have served as Girl Camp Director for 3 years and been apart at the leadership team for 11 years. The camp includes 85 to 120 girls each year for 6 days of camp, certification training, meals and over seeing every detail of their experience.Prior to singing with SAI I sang with and directed many church choirs, as well as directed a 75 member choir for a special event presentation.
It was my privilege to be the Relief Society President of a womens group through church (200 members). The focus was on giving service to others and providing spiritual support. Many times it included planning dinners for about 100+ women. In my personnel life, I am the mother of 5. But currently am an empty nester. I love to sing, sew, quilt, craft, cook anything to keep busy so I don't have to think about being an empty nester.
Personal Statement -
 Oregon Spirit Chorus is now a part of me. My goal for OSC is that it will bring happiness, joy, sisterhood and refuge to its members. That all who hear a performance will be taken away from their realities of life and escape in our music, even if just for a moment. That as a management team we can work together to handle all of the administrative duties so the director can focus on just the music and the produce of the performance.

Diana Henry:
Employment experience -
SAI chorus experience - OSC
SAI chorus management experience - Communications Chair (current)
Management skills - Organization
Personal Statement -
When I originally volunteered to take over the position of CMT Communication's Coordinator, I did so with two goals in mind. The first, was to be able to assist the Chorus fill a much needed position. The second was to better myself by increasing my comfort with "all things computer".  I am able to happily report that I have at least partially met both of these goals. Along the way I have had the opportunity to work with and get to know a group of wonderful ladies. I sincerely would like to continue my work on the CMT. I have much more to learn, more assist to provide and more friends to make :)

Judy Kroll:
Employment experience - Retired, Self Employed
SAI chorus experience - OSC, other 1988-1993
SAI chorus management experience - Membership (current and previous), Choreography
Management skills - Jill of all trades, master of none
Personal statement -
 I love Oregon Spirit Chorus, and my visions for the chorus are all positive. I was on the MT when we first chartered and enjoyed having a hand in starting a new chorus..  Now that we are in a routine as a chorus, I would be thrilled to be part of the major advances we will be making, and bigger strides we will be taking.
 Each member to me is like a family, and since I am retired I feel I will be able to have the time and energy to devote to watching our family grow and prosper.
 What qualifications do I have?   I have a lot of love to share.  I am a mother and grandmother, and therefore can handle a "family".  I am a visionary.   I have the usual computer skills, and most of all...I love people. I am good at goal setting, I am a leader in many ways...And I play and get along well with others

Your continuing CMT members are: Kathy Scheel - Director - Permanent Laurie Burk - serving through April 2013 Lori McGinty - serving through April 2013 Crystal Sublette - serving through April 2013 OSC will be electing four members to the fill following four open positions: Vacant - serving through April 2013 Open - serving through April 2014 Open - serving through April 2014 Open - serving through April 2014