This submission from Valerie DePriest came to late for the newsletter.
A heartfelt thanks to retiring president, Ben Eisenstein, and vice-president, Mark Dawson for their 5 years of service to our chapter. During their time as officers they have organized our participation in the U. of C. Folk Festival, Make Music Chicago, Play the Recorder Month, our tribute luncheon for Hilde Staniulis, and our biennial recorder workshops. They were instrumental in the hiring of Lisette Kielson as our director, and scheduled our guest leaders for our monthly playing sessions Their dedication to our chapter and to community music making are so very appreciated. We are very fortunate to have Mark continuing on producing our newsletter, and we know both will continue be active and contributing CARS members. Thank you Ben and Mark!