Missouri Federation of Music Clubs

Newsletter - September 2020

President's Note

Spring and summer have passed, fall is here, and it’s the beginning of a new year for Missouri Music clubs. Though it may seem quite a bit different than years past, it’s a new page.

MFMC Fall session

Saturday, October 3, 10:00 to 11:30 a.m.

Virtual meeting via ZOOM

Our MFMC Fall session will be a virtual meeting via Zoom on Saturday, October 3, from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. We will hear reports from our officers, hear highlights from Festivals and Senior club reports, elect NFMC member-at-large nominees, and address other matters of business. We will recognize national and state competition winners.

Seeing familiar faces and sharing plans will be an encouragement to all. Hope you’ll plan to join the meeting. Let me know that you plan to attend and I will send you the meeting ID and password a few days prior to the meeting..

Connie Craig, 2019-20 MFMC President

Annual Club Reports

Senior Club presidents – please send me your annual club report by October 1. Please keep it to one page. Here is a suggested format.

The (club name) in (town) has approximately ____ members. We generally meet

____________. Our group’s main purpose is ______________________. Some highlights from this year were: __________________________________________. Some goals for the coming year: __________________________________________.

Please send me contact information of your new officers. I would love to have a copy of your yearbook when it’s ready. I hope in you’re planning for 2020-2021 you included Parade of American Music, Founder’s Day, and National Music Week.

Best wishes for a great year – Connie

To those who are currently serving as members-at-large on the NFMC Board

Starla Blair, Carole Langley and Chris Vitt, if you are willing to be nominated to continue serving, please send me your bio. I need to submit names and bios by Oct 1. We’ll elect you at the Missouri meeting on Saturday, October 3.

Anyone who would be interested in being nominated, feel free to let me know and send me your bio. I'm hoping that if we miss the deadline, they will be a little flexible this year.


Opera in the Ozarks Postponed to 2021

As you all know, Opera in the Ozarks was not held this year due to the Covid-19 situation and the potential danger to the young singers and artists who would have attended. However, Opera in the Ozarks intends to be back better than ever in 2021. The dates for Federation Days for 2021 have been set: July 21 through 24, 2021. Please mark these on your calendar.

Opera in the Ozarks (legal name is Inspiration Point Fine Arts Colony) is just beginning its annual fund to raise money to hold its 2021 season. Even though the 2020 season was not held, the group still had substantial expenses this year for maintenance, repair, upkeep, and maintaining the organization throughout the summer and into the fall. And, of course, it had no income. So Opera in the Ozarks still needs to raise the money for the 2021 season.

Many of you will receive information about the Opera in the Ozarks annual fund campaign, but if not, please contact Carole Langley and she will be happy to share it with you. Thank you!