A Time for Change!
"Come gather 'round people, wherever you roam
...for the times, they are a-changin'."
A Regional Task Force was convened to study statistics and data from International surveys, State of the Region reports, RMT forum discussions, and feedback to IBOD members and staff. They discovered that regions currently vary in size from 549 members to 1373 members. Some regions have 15 chapters, while others have 34. Some contests have 7 competitors and others have 30! After extensive study, including consideration of the emotional impact change will have on the leadership and membership of each region, the Task Force recommended boundary changes and the IBOD agreed.
Here is what is going to be happening on May 1, 2013
Regions 7, 22, 23, and 24 will be absorbed into other regions, with their choruses being redistributed into regions that are closer to them geographically. Below are the Region 7 choruses and their regional destinations:
Acappella Omaha to Region 5
Acappella Unlimited to Region 5
City of Fountains to Region 5
Grand River Harmony to Region 5
Harmony Central to Region 5
Kansas City to Region 5
Lincolnaire to Region 5
Northland to Region 5
RiverSong to Region 5
Show Me Sound to Region 5
Wamego Dutch Mill to Region 5
Emerald City to Region 25
Hutchinson to Region 25
Pratt to Region 25
Sound of the Heartland to Region 25
Springfield Metro to Region 25
Wichita to Region 25
to see a map of the new regions.
The Region 7 RMT is working on your behalf to insure as smooth a transition as possible
Please stay tuned for email updates, articles in our newsletter, and additional information on this web page. We will do our best to keep you informed on the transition process.
to read Team Coordinator Janet Davis' letter to Region 7 members.