May 25, 2024

President's Message:

Many thanks to Delette Huffman for being the host/emcee for the May 18th meeting.  I had to be out of town for a family funeral.  All reports are that it was a delightful afternoon of accordion friends playing music.  

RCAC Accordion Camp is coming soon--June 2-7, 40+ accordionists will gather at Collins Retreat Center in Eagle Creek, Oregon to spend the week absorbed in music.  As always, the week is filled with renewing friendships and making new friends.  This year we have 8 new campers.  We will be immersed in the music for the final concert on Thursday, June 6.  It won't be live streamed but will be on YouTube afterwards.  Workshops, evening jam sessions and other types of ensembles highlight the week.  I will attach the link after the camp for YouTube viewing.  After camp I will also update this website.

The annual picnic will be August 17 at our regular meeting place.  Our own Beth McDonald and her family will cater the meal.  A $10 donation will help defray the cost.  What a bargain!  Thank you to Beth and family.

There is no meeting in June, due to camp.  The next meeting is July 20.  The August meeting is our picnic and no meeting in September.  Many folks are busy with Oktoberfest events around the area.  

Music circle leaders are wanted:  starting in October we will continue the Music Circle at noon before the business meeting and the entertainment.  In September I will ask for volunteers for October and the ensuring months.  Be brave--all you have to do is pick 5-6 songs, send them to me and I'll distribute them.  No, you don't need to conduct (unless you want to).  Just be there and play with the group.

If you are looking for accordion gifts, check out Dan Grauman's website at www.accordiongifts.com.  There are many accordion-themed items.

In the future we may have a follow-up to the ForScore workshops that Bobbie Ferrero prepared for us.  Stay tuned for that information.

Happy summer!




​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 

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