President's Message:

Happy Thanksgiving!  Here's hoping your holiday will be fun and enjoyable with family and friends.  As we enter the holiday season, it's time to get out the Christmas music and fill our lives with the beautiful music of the season.

The club's next meeting is December 17 at the Public Safety Building.  It will be a Christmas meal with some playing and singing added.  There will of course be time for solo playing.  The gathering will go from 12:00 noon until 4:00 pm. The food list is as follows:


Plates, silverware, napkins—Delette
Sweet Potato Souffle—Kathy
Dessert, Rolls—Bev
Salad & Dessert—Don and Mary
Festive Jello—Kim
Veggie dish—Larry
Potato Salad—Bob M.

Dessert—John M.
Rice Dish—Bob W.
 Table Cloths:  Fran

Our Nov. 19 was an experiment with more modern music:  "Sweet Caroline" and "Hallelujah" from the movie "Shrek".  It was an experiment that didn't go so well for various reasons.  Therefore, we'll will use our music circle book for most of our music circle time in the future.  Once in a while we can introduce a new song. 

Prior to the meeting we held our first "Moscow Nights" practice.  Kathy Grambsch led us in choosing our parts.  We didn't have much time as we got a late start.  What we did practice sounded good.  Perhaps when we plan to practice before club we will start at 11:00 am and give us more time.  

​The solo playing was beautiful.  Paul Smith, a local accomplished accordionist joined us today.  What a delight to listen to him.  Everyone played very well today.  Lots of variety of genres of music.  

Other items of business were the new webpage of "Accordionists for Hire" and the payment of dues for 2023.  There information on both of these on the website.

As your president the past year, I am very thankful for all the support you have provided.  It takes a village and you are my village!  Thank you for your help with the newsletter and website.  Both have been a big learning curve but with lots of help, both are coming along.

​Fran Maddox, President RCAC

November 23, 2022


Next Club Meeting

on December 17, 2022

will be held in the 

​Milwaukie Public Safety Building

3200 SE Harrison St.

Milwaukie, OR  97222

Meeting and Meal Starts at  12:00 noon;

Followed by a singing/playing session and 

​Solo playing.  




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.

Rose City Accordion Club