Dean’s Message April 2024

We are now beginning the process of electing new members to the TAGO board, whose term commences on July 1st. Members of the nominating committee are Van Hardison, Nancy Ferree-Clark, Paul Tegels, Wyatt Smith, and me. We will have our initial meeting during the second or third week of April, when we will seek out potential board member candidates. Three key dates in the process to keep in mind: 1) Our membership will have at least 30 days to review the slate of candidates, approved by the current board, beginning on May 12th. 2) Our members will vote on the slate of candidates at our June 12th chapter meeting, a picnic at Wyatt’s house, details coming soon. 3) On July 1st, another great year of board leadership begins!

I regularly hear the TAGO described as welcoming, supportive, imaginative, and enthusiastic. Given my board experience (since the beginning of the pandemic in 2020!), I would also add, dedicated and loyal. I invite you to consider serving on the board, among true colleagues and friends. As you reflect on this idea, take a moment to scroll through the TAGO website to see how vibrant our chapter has been throughout the decades, and to this very day. Website articles and Dean’s Messages date back to 2016, revealing a plethora of opportunities for learning, collaboration, and friendship. If you would like to be a board member candidate, please contact me at

Looking ahead:

Wyatt Smith will lead us in an exploration of The Oxford Book of Organ Music by Women Composers, Saturday, April 27, 9:30am-12:00pm, at St. Luke’s Memorial Episcopal Church, Tacoma. Coffee and refreshments will be served at 9:30am, followed by the presentation at 10:00am, and open console at 11:00am. We hope you can join us in a closer look at this substantial new resource, including its use for preludes, offerings, and postludes.

Also note our next TAGO Lunch, Friday, April 26, 12:00pm-1:30pm, at Cactus, 2506 North Proctor Street, Tacoma. Join us for great food and conversation!



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