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Area 9 Event Calendar

Summit 2014
Continuing the Journey

June 13-15, 2014
Ardmore, OK;
Tim Waugh, Primary Clinician

To have your event listed in Ringing News and on the area website, please submit your information to Kari Daelke, Publications Chair. publications.area9@

East Texas Handbell Ensemble
May 18, 2014; 6pm
First UMC - Henderson;
204 N Marshall; Henderson, TX

Concert Bells of Fort Worth
May 20, 2014; 7:30pm
Christ the Servant Lutheran;
821 S Greenville Ave; Allen, TX

Concert Bells of Fort Worth
May 23, 2014; 7:30pm
Northaven UMC;
11211 Preston Rd; Dalla, TX

Houston Chamber Ringers
“Liberty Bells”

May 24, 2014; 2pm
Tomball Jet Center;
9310 Max Conrad Dr; Spring, TX

East Texas Handbell Ensemble
May 25, 2014; 5pm
1st Presbyterian - Tyler;
203 Rusk St; Tyler, TX

Concert Bells of Fort Worth
June 2, 2014; 7:00pm
St. Andrews Catholic;
3314 Dryden Rd; Fort Worth, TX

Raleigh Ringers on Tour
June 12, 2014; 7:30pm
Custer Road UMC;
6601 Custer Rd; Plano, TX

Austin Handbell Ensemble
June 13, 2014; 7:30pm
Lake Travis UMC;
1502 RR 620 N; Austin, TX

Raleigh Ringers on Tour
June 14, 2014; 7:30pm
First UMC - Conroe;
4308 W Davis St; Conroe, TX

Austin Handbell Ensemble
June 14, 2014; 7:30pm
St Johns Episcopal;
11201 Parkfield Dr; Austin, TX

Agape Ringers on Tour
June 15, 2014; 7pm
All Souls Unitarian Church;
2952 S. Peoria; Tulsa, OK

Austin Handbell Ensemble
June 16, 2014; 7:30pm
University Presbyterian;
2203 San Antonio St; Austin, TX

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Our National Organization


May 2014 Ringing News

Have you mailed your Area 9 Officer Election ballot?

Ballots must be postmarked by May 23, 2014.

It is time once again to elect our leaders for Area 9 of the Handbell Musicians of America. We will be electing a new Chair-Elect, Secretary, and Treasurer. The elected offices will serve a term from October 1, 2014 until September 30, 2016. In addition, the Chair-Elect will serve a two-year term as Chair followed by a two-year term as Past Chair. Voting members please check your mail for the envelope containing biographical information for each candidate and your ballot.

June 13-15
Ardmore, OK


Problem Solving...The Summit Way!

I was chatting with a fellow ringer the other day about attending Summit. They just couldn’t make up their mind. Together we discussed their “10 Reasons I’m not going to Summit” list – and came up with some solutions.

1. I missed the deadline.

The early registration deadline had been extended until June 1!


2. It might not offer classes I want to take.

Take a look at the classes being offered. Wow! They include everything from Bell Trees to the Best Ringing anywhere!


3. I can’t afford to stay in an expensive conference hotel.

Any hotel in Ardmore is considered a conference hotel! You can select whatever price accommodations your budget allows.


4. I don’t want to drive a long way to the convention center.

There are 2 hotels right next to the Ardmore Convention Center. You don’t have to go far at all!


5. I don’t want to pay for parking all the time.

There is no parking fee as there was at the Arlington Convention center! No extra cost in Ardmore.


6. It is too far.

Ardmore is just over the Oklahoma border on I-35. It’s only a couple of hours from Dallas-Ft. Worth and from most of Oklahoma. Also, make it a fun road trip. Bring a friend or bring your family.


7. Did you say bring my family??? Isn’t this a handbell conference/event? My family doesn’t ring handbells. AND it’s Father’s Day weekend.

Summit 2014 has put classes into the schedule on Saturday afternoon for families! They can join in the fun and might even learn a little about having fun, music or maybe even bells. They don’t even have to be registered for the event. ALSO, on Saturday night there are special events for all attendees and family members (small fee for dinner for all). In addition to dinner, there will be Indian dancers & other treats.


8. Ok, I’m thinking about it, but what else could my family do while I’m at the rest of Summit? They would be bored in the hotel room.

There are lots of things to do in the Ardmore area. There is Lake Murray, Turner Falls plus many more parks and lakes. Also go to for many more ideas.


9. I went to Summit 2012 and there weren’t any reading sessions.

Reading sessions are back! There are 4, count them, 4 reading sessions. There are also 3 sessions of All Rings. There are many opportunities to experience new music.


10. Is there anything really special to experience other than this exciting line-up of classes?

Wow! Are you in for a treat! The world reknowned Raleigh Ringers* are in concert on Friday night at Summit! You will also be treated to Abilene Gold! on Saturday and Tulsa Festival Ringers on Sunday!


And their final answer...
Oh, my! I have to send in my registration TODAY. I just can’t miss this opportunity!

Be sure to visit the Summit 2014 Website Page for the full scoop and to download the registration form!

*Tickets for the Raleigh Ringers are included with Festival Registration. Additional tickets are available online for non-festival attendees for $20.00 plus transaction fees.
Purchase Additional Tickets.

The Area 9 board is here to serve you. Please contact any of the Area 9 board members for the 2012-2014 fiscal year with any ideas, suggestions, questions or concerns you may have.

Chair – Michelle Tejada
Chair Elect – Ruth Seiwell
Treasurer – Marta Sullivan
Secretary – Sueda Luttrell
Past Chair – Karen Thompson
Publications – Kari Daelke
Financial Advisor – Wilson Van Tine
Membership – Steven Eddington
Education – Barbie Senkow
Oklahoma Representative - Paula Barnes
West Texas Representative - Adam Samuels
East Texas Representative - Jayne Brown


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