Club Monthly Meetings

Usually held  the 3rd Saturday of the month.

Address:  3200 SE Harrison St.

                    Milwaukie, OR. 97222

Upcoming Meeting Dates:  2023

October 7

November 18

​December 9



August 26, 2023

President's Message: 

Hi to everyone as we continue with the heat of this summer.  It has been a treat to have warm weather and we will remember it fondly when the fall and winter weather arrives.  I hope everyone has had a chance to play your accordion more, perhaps take some workshops and/or lessons.  It seems like the learning never stops.

We have some sad news to report.  John Mohney's wife Judy, passed away last week.  We send our condolences to John and his family.  There will be a service for Judy on Sept. 10.  If you'd like details it's in the newsletter or you can contact me.

Speaking of workshops, I attended Courtney von Drehle's workshop through NJO the end of July and it was really valuable.  Since he's my teacher I am now working on some of those odd rhythms.  Joe Natoli's workshop is another one I signed up for but couldn't watch live because I was on vacation.  The recording is available and when I get more time will finish it.  The workshop was on the software music writing program, "MusScore 4".  I'm not a composer but like to rewrite songs that I find written in an unclear format.

Our club met August 19 with Bev Spurgeon at the helm.  Since I was on vacation she took over.  Sounds like it was a fun meeting.  Marlene's minutes are included in this website under "Club Meetings".  

The next meeting will be Oct0ber 7 as the facility we use is being used for cadet training.  The meetings in November and December should be the regular 3rd Saturday of the month.

Elections of officers is coming up in November.  Valri Chiappetta and I have decided to serve again as President and Vice President, unless there are others who would like to fill these positions.  We only have one at-large member on the board and would like to have at least two more.  If you are interested let me know.  The committment isn't too much--we meet 4 times a year.  A Camp Director is still needed for the 2025 and beyond.  We'd like the new Camp Director to shadow Delette Huffman for 2024.  If interest--contact me.

Camp plans are in place for 2024.  I've put more information on the Camp page in the website.  

Enjoy the rest of your summer and keep squeezing those bellows!

Fran Maddox, President

Jeff Nelson has assembled a Holiday Brass Quintet and wants to share this with others:

 I've assembled a Holiday Brass Quintet for this year and we are available for hire for November and December for any holiday events.  This is a very talented group of players from all over the Portland/Salem area and they are eager to perform as their schedule allows.  For anyone interested, please let me know by email at or phone at 971-400-6550.

Rose City Accordion Club

​Meeting Place:   Milwaukie Public Safety Building

                              3200 SE Harrison St., Milwaukie, OR, 97222

Meeting Dates:  3rd Saturday each month unless noted on this website

Meeting Times:  12:00 noon-4:00 pm

                              Music Circle starts at 12:00 and regular meeting at 1:00 pm

​                              If no Music Circle, meeting starts at 12:00 pm 

The Rose City Accordion Club is located in the Portland, Oregon area.  It  is a non-profit organization comprised of individuals who share enjoyment of and enthusiasm for the accordion. The Club embraces all styles of accordion music and welcomes all who have an interest in the accordion whether they play or not. Our intent is to promote the future of the accordion and the enjoyment it gives to all.

Our members play the accordion at various events and venues around town.

"Squeeze" some music into your life. Whether you live in the Portland, Oregon area or are just passing through, we invite you to stop at one of our monthly meetings. Please follow the links to find out more about our Club.

The Rose City Accordion Club is open to all accordion players, from beginners to professionals, their friends and families, and to anyone who enjoys music. Meetings are usually held monthly on the third Saturday.