Greetings members! The Board met on July 26 to review our chapter finances, plan a tentative budget and, most importantly, investigate possibilities for activities for the upcoming season. At the time of the meeting, we agreed to offer 2 meetings per month for the upcoming season. The Board felt that the response of HMRS members to our series of mini-workshops was very favorable and that we should consider repeating a series this season. At that time, there was some hope that the pandemic conditions would also allow a possible return to in-person meetings early in the season. With the present surge conditions, that option remains uncertain.
In the last week we have been able to secure an agreement with the Recorder Society of Connecticut (RSC) to cosponsor a series of 10 virtual mini-workshops. These workshops will be conducted by professional clinicians and will likely include some of the favorite personalities we were fortunate to enjoy working with in the past season. Tentative plans are to offer these events monthly on Saturday mornings to follow the usual meeting schedule of RCS. These mini-workshops would be available at no charge to regular HMRS members. The first session featuring Rainer Beckmann will be offered on Saturday, September 11 from 10am to 11:30am. As usual, a Zoom link will be emailed to all active members prior to the meeting day.
Furthermore, we are also planning to continue monthly meetings on Sunday afternoons. Our hope is that we will be able to gather in person at Lynnwood church. In the event that pandemic conditions preclude in-person gathering, we will continue with locally originated virtual programming. Sunday afternoon meetings will be scheduled from 2pm to 3:30pm for either in-person or virtual meetings. For the upcoming season, members of RSC may attend all HMRS Sunday meetings by paying a one-time joint membership fee of $20.
Annual dues for HMRS members remain at $40. Please remit your dues payment by check to Gail Robinson, HMRS Treasurer, 101 Edgecomb Street Albany, NY 12209, by September 30, 2021.
Schedule details will be updated as they become available and will be posted on our website. Email reminders will also be sent to members one week prior to each event. Zoom links will be included in the emails.
President, Hudson Mohawk Recorder Society