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, Nancy Kirkpatrick

Nancy joined Lock Cities Chorus in 2000 and has been tenor section leader, membership coordinator, recording secretary and for the last 5 years has been chorus president.  She is also the tenor in her quartet "Notorious".  This is Nancy's first term as Communications Coordinator and she is the first member of Lock Cities Chorus to serve on the RMT where she hopes to keep the lines of communication open and transparent.  



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Directors 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.




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 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 Peters

Nanette has been a member of Sweet Adelines since 2016 but she has been singing for what seems like her whole life in various bands and choirs. She is a proud member of the Grand Traverse Show Chorus where she sings Bass and is also the current GTSC Board President. She also sings Bass in her quartet “Top Shelf”. A transplant from Canada, she currently lives in Traverse City, MI and works in Clinical Performance for a telehealth company. She loves when regional events and meetings are held in Canada so she can stock up on her favourite candy and snack foods before she goes back to the US!!



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Finance Coordinator, Nancy Swift

Nancy has been a member of Shoreline Sound Chorus since 2007 and sings lead.  She has served on Shoreline's Board of Directors as Secretary and currently serves as Treasurer.  This is Nancy's first appearance on the RMT and she looks forward to working with the RMT members and learning more about Region 2.



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Marketing Coordinator, Cathy Maxwell

Cathy has been a member of Sweet Adelines and the London Chorus since 1995.  She sings Baritone in the Chorus and Tenor in Imagine That Quartet.  Cathy has been on her Chorus Board many times over the years and is currently serving as President.  She is also a member of the Music Team.  Cathy is looking forward to assisting Region 2 Sweet Adelines with the Marketing of their Choruses and Events.



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Membership Coordinator, Susan St John

Susan is grateful and excited to be the incoming Region 2 Membership Coordinator.  She is a proud member of Grand Harmony Chorus since its inception in 1995 and, since 2019, has sung tenor with Rezonation Quartet.  Through her membership with this circle of women, she has been given the opportunity to learn and grow personally, professionally and vocally.  She has filled the roles of Bass and Tenor Section Leaders, Show Chair, Creative Team Lead, Membership Chair and Management Team Lead.  She was worked for many years in her community supporting the needs of people living with illness and disability.  Most recently, she has graduated with a Masters of Divinity from Martin Luther University College at Laurier University and serves as a Minister in Hamilton, ON.




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, Lois Kelly

The Sweet Adeline year culminates each Spring with the excitement and challenge of Competition!  At the core of that excitement is our Competition Coordinator, Lois Kelly.  Appointed by International annually, Lois 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.




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