Category Archives: OCRS activities

OCRS Promotional Postcards Available

postcardOCRS now has promotional postcards available, which members can provide for display at concerts and other music events. Win Aldrich will have a supply of the postcards available at the meeting, if you would like to obtain some. With our new playing year beginning in September, it might be an ideal time to drop a few of the postcards off at any local music stores in your area with a request that the stack of postcards be displayed in a prominent place at the check-out counter. If you have other ideas for promoting OCRS and for bringing the organization to the attention of potential members, please pass these ideas along to Vice-president/ Membership Development, Cathy Wilson at

OCRS Announces the 2017 Workshop

Save the date!

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Clea-November 2016 croppedDATE: Saturday, February 25, 2017
TIME: 9:30 AM  –  4:30 PM
PRICE: $55 members,   $65 non members   DELICIOUS LUNCH INCLUDED
PLACE: First United Methodist Church in Fullerton
114 N. Pomona Ave.
CONTENT:   Small group ability level sessions by both clinicians.  They will switch groups so everyone gets both.  There will also be a full group orchestra session.
Download the flyer: ocrs-workshop2017

Meet the New Officers

Our new officers will be busy keeping OCRS meetings and activities running smoothly. Here is a brief breakdown of their duties:

President, Win Aldrich: line up the conductors, run the meetings, keep in contact with other officers.

Membership Development, Cathy Wilson: keep records of members, welcome in new members, assist in advertising for members.

Secretary/Newsletter Editors, Lee & Bill Waggener: take notes at board meetings, publish the newsletter, communicate with conductors.

Hospitality , Jim Forrest: coordinate refreshments for meetings, greet visitors and members.

Treasurer, Susan Mason: collect dues/manage the monetary accounts, pay bills, prepare budget and yearly financial report.

Publicist/Webmaster, Carol Jacoby: develop and update the website, assist with advertising events.

Workshop directors, Mary Van Cott-Hand and Miranda Manners: plan the yearly workshop and organize the committee to help.



Prelude for September

Prelude: 7:20 PM: Dorcas Gazelle, Baroque Flute; and Jim Forrest, Classical Guitar will be playing the following Cantigas for our enjoyment:Acorrer Nos Pode (Cantiga 86)De Todo Mal (Cantiga 129)The Wizards of Arren (Cantiga de Tianina-701)A Virgen En Que (Cantiga 134)

The selections that Dorcas and Jim will be playing are more than nine hundred years old; yet these pieces are as vibrant, as exciting, and as seductive as they were centuries ago—they are addictive and very beautiful. They are arranged by Allan Alexander & Jessica Walsh, from the book: Ancient Airs, Cantigas & Dances for Flute & Guitar

These were originally planned to be played at the BYOB in May, but due to uncontrolled circumstances were not, and Dorcas and Jim have agreed to play them for us now.

Election of 2016-2017 OCRS Officers

The Nominating Committee is pleased to announce the following slate of candidates for the OCRS Board of Officers for next year:

President: Win Aldrich

Vice President, Membership Development: Cathy Wilson

Vice President, Hospitality: Jim Forest

Co-Secretary/Newsletter Editors: Bill and Lee Waggener

Treasurer: Susan Mason

Co-Workshop and Program Directors: Mary Van Cott-Hand and Miranda Manners

Publicist/Webmaster: Carol Jacoby

Other nominations may be made from the floor at the meeting.

We want to thank those members of the Board who have agreed to continue to serve in their current positions, and we very much appreciate those who accepted our calls for serving next year. These are the people who keep OCRS going and make it possible for all of us to enjoy playing together one Friday night each month. We’re looking forward to another great year!

—Gloria Martin, Mike Nichols, Sandy Thompson

Call for General Membership Meeting of OCRS

Date: June 10, 2016

Place: Trinity Episcopal Church, 2400 Canal Street in Orange, California

Time: 7:30 pm

The purpose of this meeting is the election of Officers for the 2016–2017 season. In addition, there will be a report from the Treasurer on the budget and finances for OCRS with a Board recommendation for membership dues for the 2016–2017 season

All members who have paid their dues for the 2015–2016 season may participate and vote.

If you are interested in serving on the Board or want to nominate someone (after checking with them), you are encouraged to do so, additional nominations and agenda items may also be submitted at the general membership meeting.

How to get the music for the meeting

Music is no longer being emailed because it was a burden for some members’ email boxes. Please go to the home page to download it when it is available — usually a few days before the monthly meeting. You can choose to download all of it or just the parts you want to play. Music is supplied as PDF files, the same format as the newsletter. We encourage members to download their music before the meeting to minimize the increasing costs of copying. Continue reading How to get the music for the meeting