Dear Friends of the Kamuela Philharmonic,
I hope and trust that you are staying well in these trying and challenging times.
In my last letter I asked if any of you were available to serve on our board of directors. At present, we have eight directors and three vacant positions, and are particularly in need of community minded directors with skills and experience in website and business management. Directors, who serve without compensation because we are a charitable organization, may serve a maximum of three consecutive two-year terms. If you or somebody you know are interested or have any questions, please contact me at email@example.com.
As I write this, we, along with our county and state governments, are navigating the many hidden and unhidden hazards of the pandemic seas, much like the HMS Titanic tried in the Atlantic ocean more than 100 years ago. We, however, are being watchful and careful to avoid duplicating her fate.
I also noted in my last letter to you that we are planning our 2020-21 concert season, but had to cancel our season-opening October 4 MasterWorks concert and November fundraising recitals. The January 24 and April 18, 2021, MasterWorks concerts are still on our schedule, as is the April 20 children’s education concert, but they too might be canceled if circumstances and government restrictions on gatherings and travel continue. We don’t intend to jeopardize the health of our musical “family,” and we will keep you informed.
We are also considering the possibility of airing on the internet and public TV recordings of small ensembles of Kamuela Philharmonic musicians such as string quartets and quintets.
Finally, please note that we anticipate participating in the GiveBigHawaii / #GivingTuesday Fundraising Campaign. We will have our own Funding Appeal later this year. Donations to our organization are always welcome, and can be made on our Donation page. We are qualified as a charitable organization pursuant to Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, so your donations may be a deductible expense.
We certainly wish you, your family and friends, health and happiness in the days to come, and fervently hope that you will soon be able to again enjoy the enriching experience of live performances of “classical” symphonic music by our island’s Kamuela Philharmonic Orchestra.
Joel Gimpel, President
Kamuela Philharmonic Orchestra Society