Our congratulations to Pat Rotunno, the March 2020 Mary Couch Choral-Aire of the Month!
This member joined Sweet Adelines International in 1965 at the urging of her supportive family. She became a member of Illinois Valley Chorus and knew she had found a “home” for her trained voice. A family move to Woodstock, (which had NO local chapter), was no problem for her. She started her own Chorus, the McHenry Chapter!
By the time she joined Choral-Aires in 2013, her impressive Bio read something like this: Sweet Adeline for 40+ years, Certified Director, Section Leader, Quartet Member, Tenor/Lead singer and excellent at costume designing! Her talents have no...more
Congratulations to Kathy Van Maren, our 2019 Sandy Dekker Award winner! There are many attributes of a Sandy Dekker recipient. We've listed a few here. Kathy encompasses all of these characteristics so well--and more!
- A friend to all Choral-Aires without regard to race, creed, status or finance
- A true and genuine smile that she shares often and freely
- A tireless worker, whether chairing an event or just cleaning up
- A strong faith that others admire
- A caring for others that transcends her concern for herself
All of these and more...more