SCVA Newsletter (on-line version) - February 2002

President's Message - Ken Tuttle


Fall In-Service In Review -- Mary Purdy, Past President
Have you always wanted to hold a political office? Do you enjoy meeting new people? Would you like to be a decision maker rather than a decision reactor? Have you ever complained about an SCVA activity or the lack thereof? Then you need to become an officer in SCVA.

Elections are coming soon to SCVA and we need you. We know that there are great teachers in our membership. We'd like to see some more of those great teachers becoming part of the SCVA board. If you are a person who would be interested in becoming part of the board, or if you know someone that you think should be part of the board, please contact me via e-mail at or the old-fashioned way, via the phone at (661) 254-3410.

I know that many people think they are way too busy to take on any additional responsibilities. I know that's what I thought six years ago when I was asked to be the Senior High Honor Choir Vice President. However, while it was time consuming, the intrinsic reward was great. Knowing that I was partially responsible for 200 students having one of the greatest experiences of their lives was an incredible feeling. I'm sure if you talk to any current board member, they will tell you that they have to juggle SCVA things along with their school things, but it is worth it. We are all busy! However, it is imperative that someone do these jobs. If we sit back and let someone else do the work, the inevitable repercussions to our students and our art will be great!

When I first became a board member, few people in the Southern California choral community knew who I was. Since then, I have met many wonderful people and made many great connections to the choral community. It has been a great experience. I will miss seeing my colleagues on the board at our regularly scheduled meetings. However, because of the positions I've held on the board, I know that I'll never be an unknown entity again.

There are differing time requirements for board positions. Some positions have a lot of activity at one time, but little for the rest of the year, others require more. Of course, each person can make more of the job if he/she is so inclined. If you want to talk about the time commitment, please call or e-mail me.

The April newsletter will be the election issue. If you have nominations (including yourself) please contact me at the aforementioned addresses by February 20th. It's a decision you won't regret.


Other Important Information
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