Mainesong newsletter no.1

1st July 2021

News from the Steering Group

It is great to be back singing and lovely to be working on new songs together with old numbers. The new way of the steering group attending to Mainesong logistics (bank account, venue hire, registrations etc. and hiring Wendy as musical director) seems to be going well. Thanks everyone!

The steering group (Virginia, Simon, Alicia, Sue and Barry) met together on Friday 25 June to catch up following easing of pandemic restrictions with the following agenda items: Block 3, payments, communication.

Block 3 as planned:

Wed 14 July – Wed 10 Sept (10 weeks) = $150
Simon will send out invoices soon. (note: you should have them now)
We’re working towards a performance (date to be confirmed)


Repercussions from recent snap lockdown. We were able to make a retainer part payment to Wendy from balance of block payments. Up to individual members to request credits. Welcome to pay block in 2 installments. Decision to have casual attendance option at $20. Block payment does provide confidence with regard to Director fees and hire of venue going forward.

Choir communication:

During these tricky times we want to keep everyone in choir informed – this newsletter has also been sent to you via Mailchimp which is a more controllable way of handling ‘newsletter’ type emails (with the Mailchimp email you can ‘unsubscribe’ in the footer)

Note that the email address goes to whole Steering Group – Simon (as official secretary!) usually responds

The Mainesong website …
and our facebook page Mainesong Tearoom …
continue as resources for choir members.

Members are welcome to provide feedback to individual steering group members in person at choir. Alicia, Barry, Virginia and Simon are happy to exchange phone numbers/emails with you.

The steering group will meet with Wendy prior to next block to confirm date of proposed performance and discuss working list of songs so that we are all prepared (folders to the ready!)

COVID-19 safety:Check in to Campbells Creek Bowling Club QR or attendance sheet. Cleaning wipes and sanitizer provided by CCBC (don’t forget!)Maintain spacing of chairs as per DHHS directives. Mask when not seated singing. Virginia brings tea bags and milk.Short break only.Keep minimum entry to kitchen max 3 people Clean chairs and relevant surfaces at end of session.Further lockdowns? Steering group meet if extending past 2 weeks.

Virginia on behalf of the SG