Messages from the Dean

Dear Friends of the Omaha AGO,

Welcome back for another season of the AGO. I hope it can be a time if performing, listening, learning and socializing for you. 

The program for the year has not yet been completely developed. We will be having a gala opening kickoff at Dr. J. Gordon Christensen's (Sept. 21), and our Advent'Christmas program (Nov. 30), and the April hymn festival that you have heard about (apr. 19). We are planning to end the year with a meal and quiet service, and we are planning a program called "Simple, but Good," where we can sample each other's examples of easy, but effective, organ music. A guest recital is also in the works. Date and venues for those programs will be published as soon as they are solidified.

We welcome your opinions and input on future programs. I think we need to get more people involved in the planning process. If anyone would like to be on a program committee, please let me know.

One challenge we have faced this year is our new method of renewing memberships, ie., ONCARD. For some of you the registration process went quite smoothly. It did for me. For others, particularly those with more unique situations, there might have been some difficulties and questions. I tend to believe that this process turned out to be more of a challenge than those at AGO headquarters expected. If you haven't yet renewed, we hope you can do so as soon as possible. Deadlines are a little more relaxed this year due to the initial year of ONCARD. At our first meeting of the year, we hope to have a computer or two available to register online or to let you change some of your ONCARD information. But if you can renew prior to that, it would certainly make life easier for those of us involved in the renewal process.

Again, I wish you a good year. We hope to see you often at our events.

David Schack

Dean, Omaha Chapter AGO