Almonte in Concert has been struggling with the recruitment of new board members to carry out the multiple functions associated with an annual series of high-level concerts. The absence of concerts this fall led to much concern in the community, but has also had the effect of rallying support to perpetuate the excellence of our long-standing organization and its cultural activities.
On November 20th Penny Blades and Michael Macpherson spearheaded a meeting at the Almonte Old Town Hall. Many friends and supporters of Almonte in Concert attended to discuss how the organisation could be revived and renewed. We received many offers of support and it became clear that a new Board could be formed.
Almonte in Concert held its Annual General Meeting on December 14th, at which 11 board members were elected. Michael Macpherson will assume the role of President, and Maureen Nevins will remain as Artistic Director. In addition, Almonte in Concert can count today on a long list of people with varied expertise and interests who are willing to contribute to its success by working as volunteers alongside the new board. Our new, dynamic Board of Directors will set to work exploring the possibility of presenting some concerts this spring, and anticipates returning in full swing in the 2016-17 season.
If you would like to add your name to our list of volunteers, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here’s to an exciting musical future!