The purpose of this news page is to highlight key news from GPFS such as upcoming events and more urgent society announcements. The best way to stay tuned about GPFS is to read our monthly ENews delivered to our contacts and The Portland Piper delivered to our members - the official publication of GPFS, published four times yearly Newsletter – The Portland Piper.
GPFS UPCOMING DATES TO REMEMBER
We look forward to seeing you at one of the upcoming events.
OTHER NEWS FROM GPFS
HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE GPFS 22-23 SEASON - Please enjoy reading about the GPFS 22-23 season accomplishments. This is a bit of an "annual report" for GPFS members - Message from the Board June 2023.pdf
A MESSAGE OF GRATITUDE FOR GPFS VOLUNTEERS - We are always astounded when we pause to reflect on all the volunteers that make the mission of GPFS happen. This year we acknowledge and celebrate 88+ volunteers who contributed in 22-23. That's almost half of GPFS membership! Gratitude for All the GPFS Volunteers June 2023.pdf
PRESIDENT EMERITUS AND LIFELONG MEMBER PHYLLIS AVIDAN LOUKE - It is with deep and enduring gratitude that we honor Phyllis Avidan Louke’s contribution to the Greater Portland Flute Society by gifting her the “no work attached to it” title of President Emeritus along with a free Lifetime Membership to GPFS. Link to Full Article: Phyllis Avidan Louke
RETIRING BOARD MEMBER DONNA SCHMIDT - Donna Schmidt has been active in GPFS for 18 years. She most recently served on the Board as publicity and social media officer. She is a longtime member of Rose City Flute Choir, a pickleball fanatic, Zumba enthusiast, and loves volunteering at her granddaughter’s elementary school. Her support for GPFS is irreplaceable. She promises to stay involved here and there, but it is time for her own music, family and pickle ball life. Link to Full Article: Donna Schmidt
ANNUAL MEETING AND NOMINATIONS - MEET YOUR NEW 2023-24 GPFS BOARD MEMBERS - These individuals were voted on by membership to serve as officers and members-at-large for the 23-24 GPFS Season: Greater Portland Flute Society Board Members 2023-24.pdf
YOUNG ARTIST COMPETITION WINNERS! Congratulations and applause to all who participated in the 2023 GPFS Young Artist Competition. Learn more and meet th e winners here - 2023 GPFS Young Artist Competition Winners.pdf
THE PORTLAND PIPER - OFFICIAL NEWSLETTER AND PUBLICATION OF GPFS
The FALL 2023 issue of The Portland Piper, news and information from GPFS, has been released. The SUMMER issue is still available for you to view as are other past issues. 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 four times a year with the next issue available in WINTER, 2024.
All the articles for each issue are archived in the same area and are easily downloaded for you to keep or share.
FLUTIST FRIENDS LOCALLY/REGIONALLY AND WORLD-WIDE - UPCOMING OPPORTUNITIES
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED NOW
HOW YOU CAN HELP GPFS NOW
Grant from the Oregon Arts Commission
GPFS is proud and grateful to have received a grant for $2400 from the Oregon Arts Commission. This award will help support the many activities for GPFS including, for example, Student Study Grants, masterclasses, workshops, performances, The Portland Piper publication, the annual fall event, Flute Academy, middle and high school competitions, and the annual Flute Fair.