We are all sorry to learn that Ingrid Vrooman is stepping aside as our Membership Secretary. Her encouraging notes and observations were always a welcome inbox occurrence. Thank you, Ingrid, for your cheerful and caring service!
Fortunately for our chapter members, Ellis Hillinger is assuming responsibility for membership tasks beginning with this new season. Ellis has terrific technology skills with knowledge of many of our members already. He has been an amateur recorder, pipe and crumhorn player since college, and a member of the SRS for over twenty years, including one year as president. He also plans and administers the Fall Fipple Flute Forum workshop (fondly known as FFFF) in the Fall of even-numbered years Port Townsend Early Music Workshop.
Now that the SRS has a new website, Ellis will be focusing on merging the membership rolls with that site and making it easier to distribute information to SRS members. He will also try to not scare away potential new members when they show up at the check-in table when in-person meetings are restored!