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President's Message, Jean Felder

Duckies are on their way to Orange County for a Committees-wide Ducky Regatta.

Ducks will go on sale in March. Single Ducks, Quack Packs and Mega Flocks will be available.

More details next month.  Get your teams ready.

Everyone will have a quackin’ good time.

We have made it through 2020 and we have hope that there is an end to the pandemic. Good news for all of us. The Music Mobile will soon make its virtual debut. Enjoyable fundraisers are being planned. Four Committees have completed their fundraisers. 

Two of the fundraisers took place in January. The wonderful author, Lisa See, made a return visit via Zoom presented by Santa Ana and Town and Country Committees. A delightful cooking class with Chef David was presented by La Casa Committee. The fundraisers have been beautifully done and everyone involved should be very proud of their successes. As always, Sarah and Heather have given expert and very welcome technical assistance. We have come a very long way with Zoom meetings and online fundraising. There are even unexpected benefits from the Zoom meetings. Speakers like Lisa See seemed to be speaking personally to each person in her audience.

More fundraisers are being planned. Very soon we will have some fun with a series of regional ducky races culminating in a final race in May. They will take place in swimming pools and involve all the members and as many teams as possible.  

The Huntington Harbour Philharmonic Committee is planning a wine tasting with premium wines with the Seal Beach Group taking the lead. 

The Inaugural Golf Classic has been moved to September 20.

We are about $5,000.00 away from meeting the $25,000.00 match for the Music4Kids fund. Please consider a donation to complete the matching funds.

The flyers are included in this newsletter and always on the Philharmonic Society's website. The new, easy to use website will be available very soon.

I hope all of you are keeping safe and staying healthy.

"Moving On Up"

The Philharmonic Society office moved. The new address is 1124 Main St., Suite B, Irvine, CA 92614. Telephone numbers will not change.

Upcoming Events

Golf Tournament Fundraiser

Join us for a fun day of golf on Monday, September 20, at Aliso Viejo Country Club. This will be a "scramble" tournament, so you don't have to focus on being good. Register as a foursome or as a single player and we will pair you up. Registration opens July 9. See flyer for details.

Sweet Strawberry Card Class

Join the Sweet Strawberry card-making class via Zoom on Friday, March 5. Your card kit includes everything that you will need to complete 8 cards.

RSVP no later than February 19. 15% of your purchase will be donated to support the Philharmonic Society's Youth Music Education Programs. See flyer for details.

Virtual Wine Tasting Fundraiser

The Huntington Harbour Philharmonic Committee, Seal Beach Group invites you to join us for a virtual wine tasting hosted by Bryan Babcock of Babcock Winery and Vineyards on Friday, March 26

Tickets are $100 per household. With your ticket you will receive two bottles of premium wine (2018 Dreamfield Chardonnay and 2018 Déjà Vu Pinot Noir) specially selected for the tasting and the ability to purchase tickets for Opportunity Prizes. See flyer for details.

Committees News

Los Alamitos Unified School District is “Jazzed”

The Los Alamitos Unified School District received $3,350 for school music programs. Read more.

Seal Beach Instrument Scavenger Hunt

The Huntington Harbour Philharmonic Committee, Seal Beach Group’s successful scavenger hunt for used musical instruments was recently featured in the Sun local newspaper. Read more.

Donations to the Tribute Fund provide the opportunity to honor an individual's accomplishments, mark special occasions, or memorialize members, friends, or family. Funds are used to support the Philharmonic Society's Youth Music Education Programs.

In Loving Memory Of:

Douglas T. Burch
Board Member
From: Marlene and Chris Nielsen

Dr. Paul Qaqundah
Husband of member Susan Qaqundah
From: Marcia Kay and Ron Radelet

Jim Sanderson
Husband of member Karyn Sanderson
From: Marcia Kay and Ron Radelet

Bryant Henry
Husband of member Elizabeth Henry
1977 Grand Marshall

From: Marcia Kay and Ron Radelet

Music4Kids is a fund specifically designated for the support and expansion of the Philharmonic Society's Youth Music Education Programs. Music4Kids has been given a wonderful anonymous matching donation of $25,000.

Levels of Giving:

First Chair ($5,000-$9,999)
Kay and Jim Burra

Strings ($1,000-$4,999)
Karen and Phil Ridout
Marian Sansone/Community Foundation, Boulder CO
Balboa Committee

Brass ($500-$999)
Carolyn and Matt Biller
Barbara Sentell
Dr. and Mrs. Gary Lawrence
Marcia Kay Radelet in Memory of Gary Haloopoff
Jeanie Gibson

Woodwinds ($250-$499)
Janice Woodley
Marlene Nielsen
Leslie Ordonez
Carol Hay
Nancy Ramos
Judith Creely
Mrs. Jean Felder
Veronica and Gerald DeVries
Sandi and Fran McClain
Lee Swearingen
Kathryn and David Wopschall
Charene Compton
Mary Chelius

Percussion ($25-$249)
Barbara Steinberg
Jane Kriesel
Elizabeth Varo
Harriet Selna
Susie Sampson
Michele Pribble
Kim Weddon
Beth Ruegger
Dixie Bliss
Sandi Wright-Cordes
Kelly Haynes
Virginia Zorayan
Margaret Brumm
Maggie Van Eck
Susan Beechner
Judith Ivey
Bobbie Spiegel
Larry and Leigh Severson
Lucinda and Dennis Wright
Sally Phillips
Marlene Hewitt
John and Donna Misterly
Elizabeth Mary Mead
Donna Hawk
Masako and Raymond Kawase
Ann and David Ludwig
Herb and Judy Michel
Gail and Anthony Plattner
Dorothy Mowry
Kim Olsen
Marlene and Chris Nielsen
Sandra Potter

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