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Region 15 Celebrates SAI Member Longevity and Chorus Milestone Anniversaries

June 26, 2020 - 8:26pm -- Victoria Tisch
Since we couldn't be together in Albany this year to observe our usual regional contest weekend traditions, we gathered virtually on Facebook Live for our Region 15 Longevity Award Celebration. On Friday evening, June 26, we honored and recognized individual SAI members from across the region -- as well as four of our chapters celebrating milestone anniversaries this year. Congratulations to all!
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Update from SAI Regarding International, Regionals, and Rising Star

June 18, 2020 - 2:11pm -- Victoria Tisch

This message was sent to all Sweet Adelines Members on June 18, 2020

Dear Sweet Adelines Member,

The news we have to share is not unexpected, but that does not make it less heart-breaking.

The 2020 Sweet Adelines International Convention & Competition in Louisville, Kentucky (USA) is cancelled. Along with the cancellation of our International Convention, the Regional Video Contest and the 2020 Rising Star Quartet Contest are also cancelled.

With COVID-19 still affecting people around the world, the International Board of Directors has made this difficult decision out of an abundance of caution for the safety of our members.

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Beth Fulton Receives 2020 Harriette Walters Leadership Award

May 10, 2020 - 6:28pm -- Victoria Tisch
As announced on Saturday evening, during our Chorus Watch Party, BETH FULTON has been named our Harriette Walters Leadership Award Winner for 2020!
“Tireless membership advocate. Disciplined project manager. Diplomatic facilitator and decision maker. Gifted and creative communicator. Beth Fulton is ‘all in’ when it comes to strengthening the spirit of Sweet Adelines. There is seemingly no job she won't or can’t do for either her chorus, Harmony Celebration, or for Region 15!”
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In Loving Memory: Renee Craig (1930 - 2020)

May 9, 2020 - 12:23pm -- Victoria Tisch
Region 15 celebrates the beautiful, creative, influential, and inspirational life of Renee Craig today.
She was a treasure to our region and a legend across the whole Sweet Adelines organization: Queen of Harmony with The Cracker Jills, three-time International Chorus Champion Director with Ramapo Valley, prolific composer and arranger who published some of the very first women's barbershop arrangements, member of the International Board of Directors, founder of the Coronet Club and the SAI's Arranger Education Program, and so much more.
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Sweet Adelines International Announces Diamond Division Quartet Contest

April 7, 2020 - 1:44pm -- Victoria Tisch
As announced in an all-member message from Patty Cobb Baker on April 6, 2020...
Dear Sweet Adelines Member,
We have some exciting news! Approved at the March meeting of the International Board of Directors is the 2020 Diamond Division Quartet Contest, an adjudicated barbershop quartet competition for Sweet Adelines singers age 55 and older.
In this 75th anniversary year of Sweet Adelines International, we are so excited to offer this opportunity for quartet singers and for our audiences. Watch the official announcement below from
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A Message from International President, Patty Cobb Baker

March 31, 2020 - 7:35pm -- Victoria Tisch
March 31, 2020
Dear Sweet Adelines Member,
We hope this message finds you all safe and well. We are writing today to share a video from Sweet Adelines International President Patty Cobb Baker in which she provides information about policy changes enacted to help our members through this difficult time. She also introduces upcoming virtual educational offerings and discusses factors being considered regarding the 2020 International convention and competition.   


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