It is with great pleasure that we announce the results of the election for Area 1 and 3 Directors, each by acclamation:
Area 1 Director: Linda McMaster
Since joining, Linda has held many administrative roles including chapter president. She created and chaired the chapter strategic planning committee and annual member planning process. Since becoming Area 1 Director she has been involved in a number of new initiatives including streamlining the council administrative structure, creating a Music Directors Forum, planning for membership recruitment and youth integration, and developing a new website and newsletter. Prior to retirement she was a Strategic Advisor for the Federal and Provincial Government. She facilitated a number of strategic planning initiatives including a tri-party government and university collaboration with the National Research Council of Canada.
Area 3 Director: Sarah Thorne-Miller
Sarah has been a member of the Liberty Belles Chorus and Harmony, Inc. for five years. She served as Bass Section Leader, Show Co Chair, Performance Sales Co-Coordinator, Secretary and President, and currently serves as the Chorus Marketing Chair, Social Media Administrator, and Contest Chorus Manager. She joined the Area 3 Council as Education Co-Coordinator in late 2017. She also served as the U.S. Teller and Chair of the Nominating Committee for the Harmony, Inc. International Board of Directors for the two years she was Chorus President. Sarah is a planner and organizer, very detail-oriented, and prioritizes extremely well. Her educational background in broadcast journalism serves her well in her communication and organizational skills, as does her career as a legal assistant
Both Linda and Sarah will be assuming a two-year term as Area Director and International Board Member immediately following the 2020 International Convention in Louisville, Kentucky in November.
Area 5 Director: ???
Area 5 members have been notified of the election for their Area Director, and materials – including the link to electronic voting – have been distributed. The voting for the Area 5 Director will close on March 5, 2020. All Area 5 members in good standing are encouraged to exercise their right to participate in this vote no later than the March 5 deadline.
We would like to take this opportunity to congratulate Linda and Sarah, and to thank each of them for her willingness to serve her Area and Harmony, Inc. in this important way. It is indeed a great honor to serve on the International Board of an organization such as ours. The work will be both challenging and rewarding but is appreciated by all Harmony, Inc. members.
Submitted by Marie Ross
Nominating Committee Chair