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Thank you for being a member of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra League! 

You have lovingly dedicated yourselves to upholding the traditions and mission of our DSOL and I am honored to serve as your 2018-2019 president here in our 71st year.  We truly look forward to a year full of meaningful experiences and opportunities to work in concert with you in support of our world-class orchestra ---as well as the quality outreach programs benefiting children of all ages!  We are thrilled to welcome Kim Noltemy, President and CEO in her first season with the Dallas Symphony Association Orchestra and in anticipation of  the arrival of Fabio Luisi, Music Director Designate of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra.  
As stated by Concertmaster of the DSO, Alexander Kerr,
“Maestro Luisi is highly respected around the world, and we are proud to welcome him to Dallas,” “He comes to us with such a rich history of opera and symphonic experience. His elegant and refined style connected beautifully in performance, and I know he will be a visionary musical leader of the DSO.”
 
Because of your precious gifts of time, talent and resources, we will
  • Help a young strings player achieve her dream
  • Encourage a budding concert violinist to compete for an award 
  • And provide 1000s of children the opportunity to attend a concert in downtown Dallas in the Eugene McDermott Concert Hall for the very first time. 
Your partnership is critical in helping achieve our mission through service, education and fundraising activities.
 
The season will begin with our annual Fall General Membership Meeting and Tea on October 3, 2018. Your attendance is included in your membership dues; however please remember to rsvp. Also coming up soon will be our fall Fashion Notes Luncheon, chaired by Amy Turner on Monday, October 29th in the Venetian Room of the Fairmont Hotel. Lela Rose will be presented with the inaugural Fashion Notes Designer Award with our own Dianne Etheridge and Meagan Etheridge Sells as Honorary Chairs. Gather your friends and family and fill your tables soon!
On November 15, you are in for a musical treat and community retreat! Our first very special Noteworthy Night will take place in the phenomenal residence of Mary McDermott Cook; uniquely designed to catch the wind on her hill overlooking Dallas and, of course, the McDermott bridge. Celebrating our Honorary Chairs, Fanchon and Howard Hallam, this special evening will feature a string quartet with DSO musicians presenting music by Beethoven and include catering by Cassandra and the infamous view of our Dallas Skyline.
Stay tuned for a myriad of additional opportunities and offerings in the coming spring months! I sincerely look forward to meeting each of you and invite you to engage with your league.
 
Warmest regards,
Lisa Loy Laughlin            Dallas Symphony Orchestra League, President 2018-2019


2018 - 2019 Officers

President                              Lisa Loy Laughlin

President-Elect                     Kim Brannon

First Vice-President              Cynthia Beaird
Fundraising

Second Vice-President        Venise Stuart
Services

Third Vice-President            Kay Weeks
Arrangements

Fourth Vice-President          Sarah Frazee
Public Relations

Fifth Vice-President             Carole Ann Brown
Membership

Fifth Vice-President             Heather Hicks
Membership-Elect

Sixth Vice-President            Anne Ligon
Education/Outreach

Recording Secretary           Gail Vesledahl

Corresponding Secretary    Jolie Humphrey

Treasurer                            Sharon Ballew

Treasurer-Elect                  Marie McCoy

Historian                             Janie Roberston

Parliamentarian                  Mari Epperson

Finance Committee            Christine Drossos
Chair

Advisory Committee           Mari Epperson
Chair

 
Advisory Committee
 
                                 Chair - Mari Epperson

Melissa Lewis   Dixie Marshall   Ginger Sager   Sandy Secor
 
Honorary Board Advisors
 
Sharon Ballew      Dolores Barzune      Anne Blomeyer      Patricia Cowlishaw      
Heather Moore      Jo Anne McCullough      Sydney Reid-Hedge 
   
                                 
                         
 





 



 
Congratulations to DSOL Member
Heather Moore 
 
At the January 12 meeting of Texas Association for Symphony Orchestras (TASO), Heather Moore was announced as the recipient of the TASO Volunteer of the Year "Award of Excellence."
 
She is the consummate volunteer and has served in many volunteer roles. She has served the Dallas Symphony Orchestra (DSO) and the Dallas Symphony Orchestra League (DSOL) since she began volunteering for the DSO in 1978. She was the President of the Junior Group from 1988-1989 and President of the DSOL in 2001-2002. Heather has also served on the Board of Governors, Executive Board and Development Committee for the DSO.
 
Heather has also served as President, as well as many other board positions, for Association of Major Symphony Orchestra Volunteers (AMSOV), Texas Association for Symphony Orchestras (TASO), League of American Orchestras (LAO), and Greater Dallas Youth Orchestra (GDYO). 
 
Heather is a truly gifted volunteer and consummate leader.
 
The award will be presented at the TASO Conference in Houston on April 3. If you are interested in attending, CLICK HERE for the conference information and registration. 
 
CONGRATULATIONS, HEATHER!