The board of the North Shore Chapter has begun planning our next season of programs. It’s always an exciting thing to have a blank slate and brainstorm about programs that will meet the needs and desires of our membership. And this year’s planning is particularly exciting as next season will be our 60th anniversary as a chapter! We intend to highlight that in varying ways in several of our programs.
One of the founding members of our chapter was Dick Enright, who as most of you know by now, passed away on December 23, 2016. He was a significant contributor to our professional community for so many years through his work at NU and his positions in several churches, including Fourth Presbyterian Church, First Presbyterian Church of Lake Forest, and First Presbyterian of Evanston. We draw your attention to several opportunities to honor him in the coming months.
- There will be a memorial service in honor of Dick for his many friends, colleagues, and former students in the Chicago area sometime in the coming months. We will be sure to send you information as soon as the location and date are set.
- We will be hosting a recital in honor and memory of Dick as part of our 2017-18 program season, hopefully in the fall. We are working on scheduling it at Millar Chapel, where Dick taught many lessons through the years! And we will hopefully have a well-known former student of his as the recitalist. More to come!
- We are busy at work to start a scholarship fund in Dick’s name and memory. The fund is under the auspices of the North Shore Chapter, but will be housed and managed by the national AGO office. In order for the fund to be activated, $15,000 is required. Some $6000 has already been promised by anonymous donations, so we are well on our way! More details concerning this exciting opportunity in this document which comes from the national office: RGE Scholarship Fund
Looking forward to seeing many of you at our upcoming program on February 18, “Inside the Organ”. Check out details here: http://northshoreago.org/news-and-views/upcoming-events/
Andrea Handley, Dean