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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.


We look forward to seeing you at one of the upcoming events.


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 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.


  • As a benefit to our members, we keep track of some of the upcoming events and other opportunities from our flutist friends nearby and across the country and world. To peruse these, go to this GPFS Webpage: Opportunities Country and Worldwide
  • 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 ENewS and/or The Portland Piper publication. Contact 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.
  • Here are some specific, short-term volunteer opportunities that can be done at your own pace:
    • 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.
    • Write an article or two for The Portland Piper.
    • Help maintain the GPFS Instagram and/or Facebook sites.
    • Volunteers for a variety of roles at Flute Fair - 4/12 and 4/13/2024. Typical slots are one hour commitments.
    • Interested in the above or other volunteer opportunities, message


  • Growing Student Memberships in GPFS - The GPFS board challenges itself and membership to sponsor 15 youth memberships a year - value $15 each. These memberships can be "purchased" at the time individuals join. 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

Goal: $500.00
Collected: $225.00

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.

Fred Meyer Community Rewards

This program makes it easy for you to donate to the GPFS with the shopping you do every day!

To  connect your Fred Meyer Rewards Card to the GPFS,  CLICK HERE

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