Past Chapter Meetings

Read about past chapter meetings, locations, and participants here.

2013

May 2013 University of Washington & Cornish College of the Arts, Seattle, WA

2012

May 2012 Reed College, Portland, OR

2011

April 2011 Canadian Music Centre, Vancouver, B.C.

2010

April 2010 University of Washington, Seattle, WA

1997

May 9-10

* Seattle: University of Washington
* Local Arrangements: J. Gibbs, H. Miller, L. Sercombe

o New Members: Harry Miller, Univ. of Washington; J. Brower, Seattle Public Library
o Retirements: Sandra Acker, Barbara Rhyne, David Wood.
o New technologies presentations from Musicware, Microsoft, Experience Music Project, Sunhawk.

1996

April 13-14

* Portland: Reed College
* Local Arrangements: B. Woerner, B Rhyne

o Dinner at Barbara and Charles Rhyne’s home
o visit from Diane Parr Walker, MLA Vice President/President Elect
o Presentation on Orbis and Portals consortia.

1995

April 21-22

* Seattle: King County Library System
* Local Arrangements: C. Richardson, A. Seaberg

o Celebrated the Chapter’s 25th anniversary, with kudos to David Wood, Marian Ritter, and Sandra Acker, remaining charter members

1994

May 6-7

* Eugene: University of Oregon
* Local Arrangements: L. Bennett, C. Grandy

o Dinner at Chris Grandy’s parents’ home, with music by Charles Coldwell, Bob Richart and friends
o Report on Seattle arrangements for 1996 MLA meeting

1993

April 16-17

* Bellingham: Western Washington University
* Local Arrangements: M. Ritter

o Joint meeting with PNW Chapter, AMS
o Started Chapter listserv; Rebecca Littman, set-up, John Gibbs, manager

1992

May 1-2

* Pullman: Washington State University
* Local Arrangements: P. Elliot, E. Breach

o Task groups formed to continue on revised Directory

1991

May 3-4

* Seattle: University of Washington
* Local Arrangements: L. Sercombe, D. Pierce, J. Gibbs, D. Wood

o Committee formed to proceed on revised Directory
o Dinner at Marcia Reed’s home
o Marcia Reed retires from Seattle Pacific University

1990

May 4-5

* Portland: Multnomah County Library
* Local Arrangements: B. Rhyne, R. Renfro

o 2nd edition suggested for PNW Directory of Music Resources
o Visit by Don Roberts, MLA Vice-President/President-Elect
o Dinner at Barbara Rhyne’s home
o Eldo Neufeld retires from the University of British Columbia

1989

April 21-22

* Olympia: Washington Library Network
* Local Arrangements: R. Richart

1988

May 13-14

* Seattle: Seattle Public Library
* Local Arrangements: C. Coldwell

1987

May 1-2

* Vancouver: University of British Columbia
* Local Arrangements: E. Neufeld, K. Walsh

o New members: Catherine Gerhart, University of Washington; Anna Seaberg, King County Library System

1986

May 2-3

* Eugene: University of Oregon
* Local Arrangements: C. Olson, L. Greer

o Dinner at Leslie Greer’s home
o New members: Charles Coldwell, Seattle Public Library; Barbara Rhyne, Multmomah County Library

1985

April 26-27

* Pullman: Washington State University
* Local Arrangements: R. Richart, P. Elliot

o Dinner at Ruth Funabiki’s home
o New member: Betty Woerner, Reed College
o Directory of Music Collections in the Pacific Northwest published Nov 1985

1984

May 25-26

* Victoria: University of Victoria
* Local Arrangements: S. Benet

o Work begins in earnest on the PNW union list of music resources, with initial planning done on Victoria/Seattle ferry
o Greek meal at Sandra Benet’s home
o New member: Paula Elliot, Washington State University

1983

May 20-21

* Seattle: University of Washington
* Local Arrangements: L. Sercombe

o New members: Robert Richart, Washington State University (Nov 1982), Deborah Pierce, University of Washington (Feb 1983), Leslie Greer, University of Oregon (June 1983)

1982

May 21-22

* Eugene: University of Oregon
* Local Arrangements: C. Olson

o Tour of the new Eugene Arts Center (under construction)
o Dinner at Chris Olson’s parents’ house
o Publication of first chapter newsletter, Fall 1982
o Retirement of Dean Vanderwall

1981

November 13-14

* Vancouver: University of British Columbia
* Local Arrangements: E. Neufeld, K. Walsh

o On the ballot: Ruth Funabiki, Vice-Chair; Eldo Neufeld, Secretary/Treasurer
o Chamber music at Eldo Neufeld’s home
o Last fall meeting; decided on one meeting per year

1980

May 16-17

* Seattle: University of Washington
* Local Arrangements: D. Woods, J. Gibbs, L. Sercombe

* First mention of a PNW union list of music resources (Benet, Vanderwall)

November 14

* Seattle: Seattle Pacific University
* Local Arrangements: M. Reed

o Second mention of a PNW union list of music resources (Vanderwall)

1979

April 20

* Bellingham: Western Washington University
* Local Arrangements: M. Ritter

November 2-3

* Seattle: University of Washington

o “Cataloging Workshop” headed by Fred Bindman, Chief of the Music Section, Descriptive Cataloging Division, LC, draws 50 people, and is tele-conferenced to Spokane, Richland, Vancouver and Port Angeles

1978

May 19-20

* Seattle: University of Washington
* Local Arrangements: D. Woods, J. Gibbs, L. Sercombe

o New officers: Sandra Benet, Vice-Chair; Ruth Funabiki, Secretary/Treasurer
o Cocktail hour at David Wood’s home

October 13-14

* Vancouver: University of British Columbia
* Local Arrangements: E. Neufeld

o Supper/Social at Eldo Neufeld’s home
o New member: Cindy Richardson, Western Washington University

1977

May 5-6

* Victoria: University of Victoria
* Local Arrangements: S. Benet

o Officers: John Gibbs, Chair; Marian Ritter, Secretary/Treasurer; Dean Vanderwall, Vice-Chair [First appearance of a Vice-Chair]
o New member: Laurel Sercombe

October 14-15

* Spokane and Pullman: Washington State University
* Local Arrangements: D. Vanderwall

o Visit to Webern Archives led by Hans Moldenhauer

1976

Spring

* Seattle

o National MLA meeting
o Must have taken the place of the spring chapter meeting

November 19

* Bellingham: Western Washington State College
* Local Arrangements: M. Ritter

o Officers: John Gibbs, Chair; Ritter completes Olson’s term as Secretary/Treasurer
o New member: Dean Vanderwall

1975

November 2

* Seattle: University of Washington
* Local Arrangements: J. Gibbs, D. Wood

o Officers: John Gibbs, Chair; Christine Olson, Secretary/Treasurer
o Joint meeting with PNW Chapter, AMS

1974

April 5-6

* Vancouver: University of British Columbia
* Local Arrangements: H. Burndorfer, E. Neufeld

o Joint meeting with PNW Chapter, AMS
o New member: John Gibbs, University of Washington

November 29

* Vancouver: University of British Columbia
* Local Arrangements: H. Burndorfer, E. Neufeld

o New officers: Stephen Toney, King County Library System, Chair; John Gibbs, Secretary/Treasurer

1973

November 30

* Bellingham: Western Washington State College
* Local Arrangements: M. Frier Ritter

o Chair now Hans Burndorfer, Secretary/Treasurer, Marian Ritter
o Announcement of 1976 national MLA meeting to be held in Seattle
o New member: Christine Olson, University of Oregon

1972

October 27-28

* Vancouver: University of British Columbia
* Local Arrangements: H. Burndorfer, E. Neufeld

1971

April 23-24

* Bellingham:Western Washington State College
* Local Arrangements: M. Frier

o Terms of office extended to two years; D. Wood continues as Chair, Carolyn Holmquist appointed to complete M. Reed’s term as Secretary/Treasurer
o First number of a newsletter was issued in March (ed. H. Marshall). [This newsletter ceased in 1976–do we have copies 71-76?]
o New member: Eldo Neufeld, University of British Columbia

1970

May 23

* Seattle:University of Washington
* Local Arrangements: David Wood, Harriett Marshall

o First meeting!
o Chapter officers elected: David Wood, Chair, Marcia Reed, Secretary/Treasurer
o Charter members attending (plus 6 more?):

+ David Wood, University of Washington
+ Harriett Marshall, University of Washington
+ Rollyn Morris, University of Victoria
+ Dean Vanderwall, Washington State University
+ Marcia Reed, Seattle Pacific College
+ Patricia Brandt, Oregon State University
+ Marian Frier, Western Washington State College
+ Janice Baker, Central Washington State College
+ Elizabeth Berry, Seattle, no institutional affiliation
+ Barbara Fraser, University of Calgary
+ Carolyn Holmquist, Seattle Public Library
+ Barbara Kern, Library Assn of Portland

o Unable to attend:

+ Sandra Benet, Washington State University
+ Hans Burndorfer, University of British Columbia
+ Robert Dietz, Olympic College
+ Richard Luce, Montana State University
+ Edmund Soule, University of Oregon
+ Ann Turner, University of British Columbia
+ Janet Miller, Spokane Public Library

o Committee formed to draft Chapter Constitution: Morris, Brandt, Vanderwall. [D. Wood actually formulated the first draft in January 1972]
o Contributions of $12.10 were received, including $1.10 in Canadian change. Meeting expenses were $4.92, leaving a balance of $7.18.

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