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About the Greater Portland Flute Society

GPFS Mission

Our mission is to provide times and places for flutists to meet, exchange ideas, gain performance experience, play in ensembles, and generally promote and enhance flute playing in the greater Portland area. GPFS is dedicated to the furthering of music education, including the increase of accessibility of knowledge through scholarship and study grant programs, instrument loan programs, and volunteer support in our schools.

Read more about our history and background.

Please join us! For information on becoming a member, please see the Membership Information page.


GPFS Board of Directors

The Greater Portland Flute Society, founded in 1979, is a non-profit organization operated by a volunteer Board of Directors.

Board of Directors' Job Descriptions.
Flute Fair Job Descriptions.

OFFICERS    
President Chris Smith Send e-mail
Vice President Phyllis Louke Send e-mail
Secretary Abi Sperling Send e-mail
Treasurer Chris Smith Send e-mail
Membership Officer/Archivist Rebecca Olson Send e-mail
Commercial Membership Officer Debbie Johnson Send e-mail
Communications Officer (Newsletter Editor/E-news) Emily Stanek Send e-mail
Publicity & Social Media Officer Donna Schmidt Send e-mail
Development Officer (Fundraising) Leeann Newell Send e-mail
Webmaster

Sam Louke

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Adviser Marc Grafe Send e-mail
     
MEMBERS AT LARGE Sophia Tegart Send e-mail
  Suzanne Parker Send e-mail
  Lisa Steinkamp Send e-mail
  Sydney Carlson Send e-mail
  Jerry Pritchard Send e-mail
     
STUDENT REPRESENTATIVES    
Portland State Selina Kent Send e-mail
University of Oregon  Open  
     
COMMITTEE CHAIRS AND APPOINTMENTS    
Bass & Alto Flutes Phyllis Louke Send e-mail
Flute Fair Volunteer Coordinator Denise Wilson Send e-mail
Hospitality Sandy Duffy Norman Send e-mail
Librarian Andy Harrison Send e-mail
Photographer Nancie Thompson Send e-mail
Student Ensembles   Open  
Study Grants Sandy Duffy Norman Send e-mail
     


GPFS Policies

Policies for GPFS Calendar Submissions

The purpose of the GPFS Newsletter and Website is to be the source of information about flute related topics and events. Local flute events, as well as special events of interest in out-of-town areas may be listed on the GPFS Events Calendar of both the Newsletter and Website on a space available basis. Events pertaining to sales of products or services, roadshows, special showings, etc. should be made by purchasing newsletter advertising, newsletter insert, or mailing labels for a one time mailing to GPFS Members. Current rates can be found below.

Submissions for GPFS Calendar listings should consist of the name of the artist (or event), location, date, time, ticket price information, and contact person for further information.

Policies for Event or Other Announcements in Newsletter & e-mailed GPFS News

  • Event announcements via e-mailed GPFS News are made twice monthly (approximately on the 1st and 15th of the month). Please allow at least 2 weeks for the publication of your announcement.
  • Announcements of a commercial nature (i.e. promoting the sales of products or services) by either commercial or regular members will not be made via e-mailed GPFS News. Announcements pertaining to sales of products or services, roadshows, special showings, etc. should be made by purchasing newsletter advertising, newsletter insert, or mailing labels for a one time mailing to GPFS Members. Current rates can be found below.
  • Concert and workshop announcements may be printed once on a space available basis. Articles may be edited for length and content at the discretion of the Newsletter Editor.
  • Recurring events may be announced once or twice per program year.
  • Announcements in excess of the above limits should be made via one page insert in the newsletter or by purchasing a set of mailing labels for a one time mailing at purchaser’s expense (see advertising rates below).
  • Advertising space in the newsletter may also be purchased at current rates to publicize events, concerts or flute-related products.
  • Concert series with multiple performances of the same program within approximately thirty (30) days are not considered recurring events.

Link to Bylaws


GPFS Advertising Rates

Go to the Commercial Membership Information and Benefits page for rates.

 


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