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President's Message

November-December 2018

With the changing of the leaves this fall, we also welcome some changes to SMAC's Board of Directors. At the October 24 Annual Dinner, two new members - Clif Collins and Susan McSlarrow - were elected to two-year terms on the Board. Susan becomes SMAC's communications director, bringing writing skills well-honed by "the Generals" at the Pentagon. Three Board members were re-elected to two-year terms: Karen DeBord, Carol Brewer, and Frank Lea. These members join 14 others who were elected to two-year terms last year. We are lucky to have such an excellent group of individuals on the Board, who volunteer their time and talents to make this an arts-filled community.

New SMAC officers were also elected to one-year terms. After three years as President, Kathy Orth has handed over the reins to me. She has been a dedicated leader for SMAC and leaves it in great shape. Thanks Kathy!  Karen DeBord moves from Secretary to Vice President, Marty Bowers continues to serve as Treasurer, and Clif Collins joins us as Secretary.

Nearly 75 people attended the October 24 SMAC Annual Dinner held at Resurrection Catholic Church. Thanks to Joe Yarbrough, Kathy Orth, Peter Coriasco, Will Nocera and Karen DeBord for helping with set-up/tear-down. A special thanks to Judy Helms for providing yummy homemade desserts and to Farmhouse Catering for a delicious meal. The Junior Appalachian Musicians, a youth outreach program led by Jim Mullens, performed during the dinner hour. This SMAC program is having a positive impact on the lives of these students, while also helping preserve the culture of Appalachian music for future generations. The after-dinner entertainment was provided by Celtic/country duo Powers and Brown. That banjo playing was truly amazing!

Looking forward to the next six months, we have a full line-up of events on tap (see events calendar on page 3). We hope you will support SMAC with your attendance. While you're at it, we encourage you to bring along a few neighbors and friends. 

Thank you for being a member of the Smith Mountain Arts Council.

Barb Nocera


Want to volunteer for SMAC committees? Call Kathy Orth at 297-4819.

The Smith Mountain Arts Council (SMAC), established in 1989, is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization and serves a large geographic area surrounding Smith Mountain Lake.

SMAC is partially funded by the Virginia Commission for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.

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