Hi Colin The 10th Birthday celebration for the Port Lincoln Sing Australia group was a great success this afternoon. 60 members, past attendees and friends gathered for an afternoon of singing and socialising. Current members wore their uniforms, to be visible among the crowd, and a beautiful sound was made, as we sang a selection of songs out of the Songs around the piano books 1, 2 & 3. We were joined by a few members from Tumby Bay and ex members from Cummins. It was great to have live accompaniment by Bill Kannussaar.
We celebrated with presentation of 10 yr Badges to 6 of the Inaugural members, presentation of Life Membership to a very surprised, but delighted Maxine Hage, and cutting of a cake.
We even had a Conductor in training with my grand daughter standing beside me as I conducted throughout the afternoon. ( Emily, her mother, had conducted the group when she lived in Port Lincoln and was a member)
A beautiful spread of afternoon was provided for all to enjoy, and lots of memories were shared.
Regards Helen Hookings - Leader and Conductor Comment: Thanks for the lovely report Helen and a big Congratulations to you and all your team for hosting such a wonderful celebration. Congratuations to Maxine on her Life Membership Award and congratulations to all the recipients of the 10 year badges. The group has much to be proud about. You have given generously to your community and no doubt lifted the spirits of many hundreds of people. Once again happy birthday and may the next 10 years be as fulfilling for the group. ...
Saturday August 18th saw members of Ringwood Sing Australia braving the elements to man the Bunnings Tent at Ringwood Square to cook sausages and then in Ringwood Square to perform rousing renditions from SAP 1&2 to the appreciative shoppers and shop attendants. We have been invited back, so it must have been well received. Julie Bird - Sing Australia Ringwood
Comment: Thanks Julie. Yes it was a wonderful effort. The cooking was fun and thr singing great. We received two positive inquiries that looks like leading to some good performances in due course. Congratulations to all involved. A big thanks to Jenny Philp, Co Leader for all you did to make it possible and a big thanks to family and friends for helping out. ...