WorcAGO Executive Board 2016-2018

From the dean:

ws-headshotIt’s an honor to be serving as Dean.  I’ve sat back over my some 30 years in the Worcester area – fondly recalling the restoration of the Mechanics Hall Hook, plus the 1983 and 1999 regional conventions – and reaped the benefits of other leaders’ endeavors who’ve come before me.  Now, I can hopefully contribute to the prosperity of the chapter and spread the good word about pipe organs to central Massachusetts.  Two of my initial goals for 2010-11  are: to increase membership & enthusiasm, and to increase the chapter’s usage of technology (especially web-related).

 

Executive Board during the period July 2016 – June 2018

Members At Large:

  1. Brett Maguire (first term 2016-2020)
  2. Leonardo Ciampa (first term 2016-2020)
  3. Sean Redrow (first term 2016-2020)
  4. Stan Hanson (first term 2014-18)
  5. Karin Gustafson (first term 2014-18)
  6. Juan Mesa (first term 2014-18)
  7. Deb Colageo (first term 2014-18)
  8. Bess Sproul (first term 2014-18)

Other Board Members:

  • TREASURER Jean Breidenbach  (2016-18 first term)  treasurer@worc…
  • REGISTRAR Leonardo Ciampa  (2016-18 first term)    registrar@worc…
  • SECRETARY Dorothy Frisch  (2016-18)     secretary@worc…
    ACTING SECRETARY (Sept 2017-June 2018) Marjorie Ness
  • CO SUB-DEANS (2016-18)  Lucia Clemente Falco (second term);
    Kurt Blomstrom (second term)
    subdean@worc…
  • DEAN Will Sherwood (extended term expires 2018)   dean@worc…

Next chapter elections: April 2018 for the term period: July 1, 2018- May 2020.


REGIONAL OFFICERS

Region I Councillor
Cheryl L. Duerr, AAGO
267 Concord Avenue
Lexington, MA 02421
clduerr@verizon.net

Regional Coordinator for Education
Cheryl L. Duerr, AAGO
267 Concord Avenue
Lexington, MA 02421
clduerr@verizon.net

Regional Coordinator for Professional Development
Donald R. Funk, AAGO
136 S. Highland Street
West Hartford, CT 06119
dfnkjr@comcast.net

District Convener for Massachusetts
Robert Browne
109 South Street
Harwich Port MA 02646-1117
508-432-7238 (H)
rbrowne1@capecod.net


ROLE DEFINITIONS (a.k.a. “Job Descriptions”)

The following chapter-level officers are elected every other year and along with Members-at-large comprise the Executive Board. DEAN SUBDEAN SECRETARY TREASURER REGISTRAR

REGIONAL OFFICERS:

Under the leadership of the National Council, a network of volunteer officials at the regional, district, and local levels directs the geographical activities of the Guild. For purposes of administration and representation, the Guild is divided into nine geographical regions, and each chapter is assigned to a district within a region.

A Regional Councillor is elected by the members of the Guild assigned to Chapters within each of the nine regions. The Regional Councillor is responsible for supervision and coordination of the work of the Guild in their Region and representation of the Region on the National Council. Appointed District Conveners are responsible for the development of the Guild’s interests in each state or area located within the Region. The District Convener assists the Regional Councillor in the work of the Region. In addition to District Conveners, Regional Coordinators are appointed to assist the Regional Councillor and a National Councillor in coordinating work of a specific portfolio area of the Guild within the Region, such as education and professional concerns.

2014-2016 board members (L-R) Deb Colageo, Kurt Blomstrom, Chris Lundell, Karen Gustafson, Stan Hanon, Lucia Clemente Falco, Will Sherwood, Bess Sproul, John Weit, Juan Mesa

AGO NATIONAL OFFICERS


Committees

Our Worcester Chapter thrives because of the generous donation of hundreds of hours of volunteer efforts.  We organize ourselves into various levels of leadership and contributors, from our Executive Board to our Formal Committees and Appointees, to various individual projects and tasks. Below is a list of our 2016-18 Committees.

Chaplain:
Richard Jones

Auditors:
Jean Breidenbach & Lucia Clemente-Falco

Program Committee:
Lucia Clemente Falco, chair

Membership Committee:
Jean Breidenbach, Chair
Liz Pekkala

Yearbook Editor, Placements/Substitutes/Calendar Coordinator:
Leonardo Ciampa

Webmaster:
Will Sherwood