Rose City Accordion Club



June 15, 2024

President's Message:

The RCAC Accordion Camp wrapped up Friday, June 7, 2024.  What a successful week of full orchestra practices, smaller group practices, workshops, one on ones with the professionals, renewal of friendships and making new friends.  Nine new campers joined us this year.  The camp pictures are in the photos section of this website.

Marlene Meissner, who has attended all 25 camps, was crowned Queen of the Camp. She was honored the first night of camp.  Following that Paula Yankopoulous was celebrated with cupcakes for her 90th birthday (which isn't until August).

The concert performance on June 6 at 7:00 pm was the culmination of the week long practices.  Willamette Valley Studios video taped it and it will be put on YouTube soon.  It will also be on this website when it becomes available.

The next club meeting is July 20 starting at 12:30.  Since there is no music circle we'll start with the business meeting followed by individual solos and/or ensembles.  

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.

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  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