Border Lakes Region 2 Leadership

Border Lakes Region 2 thrives in part because of the commitment of the people in leadership. Here are a few of the people that make a difference:

 

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Communications Coordinator, Leslie Lennon

Leslie joined Festival Sounds Chorus in 1994 and over the years has held several board offices including President and Vice President as well as several years as Baritone Section Leader.  She is currently Festival Sounds Chorus' Treasurer and Website Administrator.  This is Leslie's first appearance on RMT and she looks forward to keeping up the flow of information both as Communications Coordinator and through Region 2's website.

 

 

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Director Coordinator, Jill Watson

A member of Sweet Adelines since 2002, Jill is Master Director of Grand Traverse Show Chorus in Traverse City.  Prior to assuming the director position in 2012, Jill was bass section leader, choreo team leader and publicity/program chair for the GTSC annual show.  Jill is the bass in Sashay Quartet and her quartet is regularly a medalist in the annual regional competition.  Jill is looking forward to supporting and interacting with the directors of Region 2 and inspiring them to encourage their chorus members to be the best that they can be.

 

 

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Education Coordinator, Brook Tucker

Brook has been a member of SAI since 1998 after finding her first chapter in her local newspaper. As a member of Spirit of Detroit Chorus, she was an active member of their Board of Directors, had assisted on numerous committees and enjoyed taking the lead in planning activities and functions for the membership.


Brook is currently a member of the newly merged Motor City Blend chorus in Farmington Hills, MI where she serves on the Board of Directors as the Chorus Relations Chair and sings Lead.  Her talent in these areas has been regularly exercised since the inception of the chorus preparing events extending from monthly birthday celebrations, fun membership bonding sessions and even a tailgate party!


Brook is excited to share her expertise with Region 2 as Education Coordinator by providing top level music education, encouraging performance excellence and fostering personal empowerment.

 

 

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Events Coordinator, Nanette Wardin

Nan Wardin has been a member of Sweet Adelines for over 25 years.  Around the 2000's, she was front line director for both the men's and women's Barbershop choruses in the Saginaw/Bay area.  Prior to that, she served on several chorus boards and held various positions such as President, Vice-President and Secretary.  Recently, Nan served as the Region 2 YWIH Coordinator.  Nan is a 4-time regional quartet champion and currently sings in the 1st place Motor City Blend Chorus where she is on both the Board of Directors and the Music Staff.

 

 

Finance Coordinator, Judy Sirut

Judy joined Sweet Adelines in 2011 and became a member of the Team in January of 2012 as Marketing Coordinator.  She became the Finance Coordinator in 2015 after completing her MBA in Finance from Walsh College.  Judy sings baritone with the Shoreline Sound Chorus and says that Tuesday is her favorite night of the week! 

 "I am Sweet Adelines"

 

 

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Marketing Coordinator, Susan Casey

Susan joined Grand Harmony Chorus in 2011 and can sing Bass, Baritone or Lead but performs best in Bass.  Susan's musical talent, both singing and instrumental, was recognized early in life and even includes winning a talent show, singing her first solo, on a Carnival Cruise!  In her Marketing/Press Relations role with her chorus from 2013-2017, Susan gained a wealth of experience that will assist her as Marketing Coordinator.  Susan loves Regional Music Schools and regularly attends Regional and International Conventions. Having completed education for Business Administration (in the top 5 of her class!), Susan works as an Office Administrator for a local car carrier company.

 

 

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Membership Coordinator, Melissa Wright

Melissa has been an enthusiastic member of Sweet Adelines since 2010. She sings tenor with the Festival Sounds Chorus as well as her quartet unofficially called "Four in Accord". Melissa has been on Festival Sounds' Board of Directors for 7 years and is currently in her third year as Chorus President and RMT Membership Coordinator. Melissa enjoys attending Sweet Adelines events and hopes to meet all of Region 2's members!

 

 

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Team Coordinator, Lois Kelly

After attending her first Sweet Adeline show 35 years ago Lois became hooked on the harmony, glamour, bling and ringing chords.  Since joining the SAI organization she has been blessed with many exciting opportunities and the best friendships anyone could ever dream of.  She is a member of the PRG singing bass with Signature Quartet (1996) and presently the Director of Heart of Essex chorus.  A member of the backstage team for Regional Competition, she works diligently to communicate with all competitors making sure everyone is informed and ready fo the stage.  Lois has much experience on the RMT as past Chapter Coordinator, Communication Coordinator and Director Coordinator.  Region 2 is her passion and she looks forward to an exciting journey to ensure our members are fully and continuously informed about Regional programs and events and provided meaningful educational opportunies that will engage and enable each to experience continuous growth and improvement toward musical and performance excellence.

 

 

Support Teams

Border Lights Editor, Linda May

Linda joined Sweet Adelines "just to sing" but her talents as a journalist didn't remain secret for long. She took on the responsibilty of editing our Regional publication and has sheparded it from pasted mock ups into the digital age. She skillfully combines all the information submitted and produces an exceptional memoir of what we are up to in Region 2.

 

Competion Coordinator, Lisa Gilkey

The Sweet Adeline year culminates each Spring with the excitement and challenge of Competition!  At the core of that excitement is our Competition Coordinator, Lisa Gilkey.  Appointed by International annually, Lisa has the responsibility to ensure all contestants, over 500 singers each year, have a wonderful, seamless performing experience.


Star Pin Coordinator, Diana Gregg

The coveted 25 Year 'Star Pin' was first presented at the suggestion of Nila Krantz. Presented to Region 2 members in celebration of 25 years in Sweet Adelines, through the years over 350 pins have been presented.  Diana stepped in to coordinate this program when the presentation timing was changed to make it a highlight of our Fall regional weekend.

 

YWIH Coordinator, Peggy Silver

The Young Women in Harmony program in Region 2 is well known for inspiring youth to embrace barbershop as a means to personal expression and joy.  Peggy Silver is the point person, supporting chapters with community outreach and coordinating the summer Got Harmony? Day Camp for girls and boys ages 10-18.

 

Webmaster, Leslie Lennon

Reporting to the Communications Coordinator, the Webmaster maintains the Region's website by uploading photos and files and editing content in a timely fashion.  With technical support from Connected Sound, the web designer, Leslie ensures our website is accurate and up-to-date.

 
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