We’ve now learned about the exciting ASO program and activities planned for the upcoming season. Guild members are energized and eager to support their ambitious and exciting agenda. We have some plans to announce as well.
To begin with, an all-day planning session will take place on July 18th. We will update the Guild’s strategic plans, discuss ways to better communicate with our membership, review procedures, and brainstorm fundraising opportunities. We’d like you to participate in this process by submitting your ideas so that they can be incorporated. You can submit your ideas through the contact link on this website, or by directly contacting any board member.
Membership renewals/joins for 2022-2023 are due by July 1. An active membership is required to attend the potluck or to have early access to purchase upcoming musical feasts.
Our first get together, the Guild Potluck, will take place on September 9, 5:00pm at the Governor’s Western Residence, 45 Patton Mountain Road. Look for the signup on the website in August where you will be able to register and indicate type of dish you will bring.
As a fundraiser, we are planning a talent show, showcasing a variety of musical instruments, voices, dance, stand up comedians (we must have someone), etc. It is tentatively being planned for March 14, 2023. To be successful, we need commitments for participation, either with performances or organizational assistance. If you are willing to share your musical or other talent, please let me know. If you’re willing to be on the committee to help organize, please let me know. We hope to sell a lot of tickets to help us meet our goal for contributions to the symphony.
We are investigating an April estate sale at the WNC Bridge Foundation. This is a heads up to start collecting your items to contribute to the sale. The last two sales have been extremely successful due to your generosity.
We are also looking forward to a new season of Musical Feasts. I don’t have to tell you how fabulous these events are and how much we appreciate the hard work of the Musical Feast Committee.
Lastly, I appeal to you to help us recruit members, to sign up to help one of our committees and/or to volunteer for short term assignments. Contribute your ideas to help us fulfill our mission to support the Asheville Symphony Orchestra.
Thank you all for your support and enjoy the summer.