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A Message from Your GPFS Board Message from the Board April 2022.pdf, a reflection on the last two years 2020 - 2022..

GPFS Publication Release Update - The April, 2022 issue of The Portland Piper, news and information from GPFS, has been released. To enjoy the issue, members must simply login to the Members Area of the website using their email and password. The Portland Piper is published six times a year with the next issue will be available in June, 2022. All the articles for each issue are archived in the same area and are easily downloaded for you to keep or share.


A QUICK LOOK AT CURRENT & UPCOMING ACTIVITIES AND EVENTS

  • Registration Open for Next First Tuesday: First Tuesday June 7th, 7:00 - 7:45 online.  Honing Our First Instrument, Ourselves! Join GPFS member Donna Maebori in this interactive workshop to learn more about sensing, moving, posturing and breathing. Donna is a flutist who is a certified Feldenkrais practitioner and a retired physical therapist. Learn more and register from here.
  • Announcing First Tuesdays with GPFS - This is a new series set for the 21-22 program year. Each first Tuesday of the month features a GPFS member performance and/or workshop from 7:00 - 7:45 online. Free for members and only $5 for non-members. Spread the word! Learn more and register here.
  • GPFS Annual Report 2020 - 2022 - Much to be proud of, this is a reflection on the GPFS's activities, challenges and successes of the last couple of years - Message from the Board April 2022.pdf.
  • Annual Meeting and Nominations - The following list of GPFS officers and members-at-large were approved during the annual meeting held 4/9/22 - Nominations for Board 2022 Members Meeting.pdf.  GPFS particularly welcomes newest board member Tony Merrill as our new, very experienced Treasurer. 
  • URGENT - Volunteer Position Needed, Commercial/Sponsor Membership Coordinator - This position is responsible for reaching out to a narrow set of potential vendors to renew their membership annually as well as respond to any specific requests for advertising with GPFS. Maintains the GPFS commercial membership webpage to keep it current. Works closely with GPFS Membership Communications. Approximately 2 or 3 hours a month on average. 
  • Here are some specific, short-term volunteer opportunities that can be done at your own pace:
o Short reviews (your choice) of sheet music, instructional methods, books or albums. This is an especially good option for the teachers among us, but open to all with an interest in sharing your thoughts and suggestions with fellow membership.
o Help us keep this GPFS flute resources page current and relevant by reviewing it and making suggestions for additions, subtractions or other adjustments. This page was recently featured in the notes for one of the Flute 360 podcasts! Let's work together to keep it vibrant!
o Interested in the above or other volunteer opportunities, message newsletter@gpfs.org
  • Flutist Friends Worldwide - Upcoming Opportunities: As a benefit to our members, we keep track of some of the upcoming events and other opportunities from our flutist friends across the country and world. To peruse these, go to this GPFS Webpage: Opportunities Country and Worldwide. Flutist Amelia Lukas has upcoming events. And, the International Low Flutes Festival is online this year - very accessible and affordable if you are interested.
  • Keep us Posted on You and Others - Share What You Know: Remember, as a member, you can ask to have your upcoming events, publications or recordings posted to membership via our calendar, webpage, and ENew and/or The Portland Piper publication. Contact newsletter@gpfs.org. Generally, information provided by the end of a given month will be posted in the next month’s GPFS communication. Please too let us know what you are aware of going on anywhere in “the fluting world” that you think members might like to know about.


LOOKING BACK ON THE RECENT PAST FOR GPFS

  • GPFS Annual Report 2020 - 2022 - Much to be proud of, this is a reflection on the GPFS's activities, challenges and successes of the last couple of years - Message from the Board April 2022.pdf.
  • Flute Fair 2022, Online - Another success despite not being able to conduct this event in person again this year. Read about Flute Fair 2022 here, including links to other learning material from the event - Flute Fair 2022 What to Know April 2022.pdf. Login to The Portland Piper website for access to all of this material and summary articles on the workshops, performance, masterclass and more! 

  • NEW WEBSITE - A BETTER RESOURCE EVERY DAY: Please remember to visit the new GPFS website as it continues to fall into place - https://gpfs.org/. Most importantly, please pass the link on to your flutist friends and encourage them to join GPFS. Check out our Flute Resources webpage, and help us make it even stronger by sending your suggestions.
  • GPFS ONLINE PUBLICATION/NEWSLETTER: Login to your GPFS Members Only site to enjoy the  new fully online newsletter featuring a range of new readership columns and links to resources nearby and around the world. Provide your feedback, content ideas, news, articles, pictures or other input through newsletter@gpfs.org. We also welcome your contributions.  This member benefit is now published six times a year.
  • LENDING LIBRARY/NEW PIECES: New pieces are added to the library routinely. These new additions are communicated in the GPFS newsletter The Portland Piper.  Remember too that borrowing sheet music from the library is easy and free.


HOW YOU CAN HELP GPFS NOW

  • Growing Student Memberships in GPFS - For this membership year (2021-22),  the GPFS board challenges itself and membership to sponsor 30 youth memberships - value $15 each. These memberships can be "purchased" at the time individuals join or renew their membership by simply choosing that membership option on the form. Or, one can similarly "donate" a Student  Membership by going to the "Donate" option on this GPFS website - Donate

  • Help Support GPFS Scholarships for Youth and Other Activities: Please consider making a one-time or monthly donation to GPFS. Even a small monthly donation of $5 to $10 significantly supports the GPFS mission! Consider donating here: Donate




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