Dear SAW Family,
Hope you all had a very wonderful Holiday Season and you’re ready for a great 2014. Over the past year, many of you had a hand in making SAW what we are and it is only through your contributions of time and talent that we were able to offer so many wonderful events. I’ve seen the commitment to continue in 2014 and I think we may even do this year improving our craft, sharing our talents, and giving back to the community.
By the time you read this, the winners of the 30th Mid-Atlantic Song Contest should be announced. Check out the web site because you’ll see a notice that the 30th MASC Award Night Gala is scheduled to take place at Jammin’ Java in Vienna on Sunday, January 19, 2014 starting at 6:30 p.m. It’s always a magical evening of music, camaraderie and fun! Congratulations and thanks to all whom entered this year’s song contest! Mark your calendars and get your tickets now.
The short notice, 2nd Sat Open Mic Holiday Party in Dec was a great success in spite of the weather. I know that there were more than a few of you who wanted to come but were thwarted by the weather. It was such a great evening that we came to the realization we should try to have more SAW events for the membership, other than just our annual membership meeting. That said, we are starting to plan something for the spring. If you have some ideas or want to help in the planning, please contact me.
I’m excited about 2014! We’ll be expanding our SAW Serves Mission and that will present some great opportunities to participate, perform, and show our community that we care. We will also continue to pursue opportunities for us to hone our songwriting and performance skills. Don’t forget the SAW’s Toolbox Sessions on 4th Saturdays, our Critique Session and Open Mic on 2nd Saturdays, and all the other Song Circles, open mics, and showcase opportunities. Please, please, please . . . Check the calendar at saw.org regularly!
All my best for the New Year. I look forward to seeing you soon!
Rob Veale, SAW President | firstname.lastname@example.org