It's Membership Renewal Time! 

A new GPFS season is approaching and it is time to renew your membership. Make sure that your membership stays current by renewing no later than September 1st.  Benefits include the GPFS Newsletter, free admission to Flute Fair, discounts at GPFS concerts and events, access to the GPFS Music Library, GPFS Bass and Alto Flutes and much more.  We have EXCITING events coming up this year, including GPFS Cocoa Cookies & Choir (flute choir reading session) in October conducted by Dr. Marilyn Shotola, Los Angeles flutist Steve Kujala teaching a participatory workshop and playing a jazz influenced concert in November, and Members Recital in February.  Of course, we also have Flute Fair on April 14, 2007 to look forward to.  Our guest artist this year will be Michel Debost.  Renew today, so you do not miss anything!

The GPFS Teachers List will be published in the October newsletter this year. To be on the list, make sure we receive your membership renewal and a completed Teachers List Application by the October 1 deadline. Renewals after this date are not guaranteed to make the initial list, although updates may be published in the newsletter later in the year.

Membership rates for 2006-07 will remain at $25 for Adult Membership, $15 for Student Membership, $35 for Family Membership, and $65 for Patron Membership.  Full time students are eligible for the Student Membership.  Family Membership entitles all immediate family members admission to GPFS Events at the GPFS Member rate. Our new Patron Membership includes two tickets to the GPFS Event of your choice during the term of the membership.

In addition, Membership Plus can be added to any category of regular membership for an additional $5 per year.  Membership Plus includes a website link on the GPFS Website and a brief website description (30 words or less).  Websites may range from personal websites, websites with musical content, informational websites and websites that sell a product or service.  Websites should contain information, product or services of interest to our membership.  For Members without a website, a phone number and/or email address, as well as a descriptive paragraph may be included in their listing.  Acceptance into Membership Plus is at the discretion of the GPFS Webmaster and Board of Directors.  All submissions will be published as is.  If not submitted in a suitable format or length, submissions will be returned or edited at the Webmaster’s discretion.

If you have ideas for improving the GPFS and/or events that would be of interest to you, please send them to GPFS Membership, or contact any of the board members listed in the GPFS Newletter. Better yet, get involved as a volunteer or board member.

The Greater Portland Flute Society is a non-profit organization operated by a volunteer board of directors. It was founded in 1979 in an effort to provide a time and place for flutists to meet, exchange ideas, gain performance experience, play in ensembles, and generally promote and enhance flute playing in the greater Portland area.