Change is never easy, and this year and a half has proven that truth many times over. So, too, is GVMVC changing. Sadly, we've 'graduated' a member or two to the heavenly choir, a few members have moved out of the area, and another deciding to pursue other interests. In that regard, we must announce the retirement of Eleanor Kenitzer, our founding director of 24 years. THankfully, she will continue to be involved with music in the area - specifically the Cornish Christmas Carol Choir among others. Taking up her baton is George Husaruk, who brings an enthusiam and experience to the group. While I, too, find life guiding me away from Grass Valley, I plan to stay involved as Communications Manager and webmaster remotely for the time being.