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Area 9 Event Calendar

Central Texas Spring Ring
Saturday, April 5, 2014
Lake Travis UMC;
1502 RR620 N; Austin, TX

Summit 2014
Continuing the Journey

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

To have your event listed, please submit your information to Kari Daelke, Publications Chair. publications.area9@


Scholarships Available from Area 9!

Area 9 is proud to announce the availability of scholarships to attend Summit 2014 and National Seminar. The Kristopher Jon Anthony Memorial Scholarship is available for National Seminar. The Marvin E. Reecher Memorial Scholarship and the Mary Kay Parrish Scholarship help cover the cost of attending the Area 9 Summit.

Additional information and applications are available
on our website.


Advertise in Ringing News

We are now accepting advertising for our Area 9 eNewsletter.

Ad Rates with supplied artwork:

Small: $10 per issue or $54 for 6 issues or $94 for 11 issues (150 pixels wide x 300 pixel high)
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If we need to prepare artwork, we will quote additional fee based upon the work required.

When an ad request is received, an electronic invoice (PDF) will be sent. Newsletters will typically be sent out once a month. If more than one is sent in a month, there will not be any additional charges.

10th of the month for emailing in 4th week of month.
5 days prior to end of month for emailing in the 2nd week of the month.


Our National Organization

Registration for the 16th International Handbell Symposium in Jeju, Korea is now open. Please GO HERE for details.

February 2014 Ringing News

Greetings from Area 9!

In the midst of all the dramatic weather that has been happening around the US, it is time to start looking forward to spring and all the fabulous ringing opportunities that are available to feed your handbell habit. Central Texas Spring Ring is right around the corner in Austin, TX and Summit 2014 in Ardmore, OK will be here before you know it. We hope you will consider attending one or both of these events.

Central Texas Spring Ring

Registration Form Now Online!
April 5, 2014 | 8:45am-3:30pm
Sueda Luttrell, Guest Clinician

Lake Travis United Methodist Church
1502 Ranch Road 620 N, Austin, Texas 78734

More information including repertoire list, schedule and registration form is available on our website.
Click Here

Registration & Class Schedule for Summit 2014 is Now Available!

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

Registration materials and class schedule are now available on our website! (Find them here!)
We hope you will consider attending. There will plenty of opportunities to ring and learn about handbells. Some of the offerings include Duet & Trio Ringing, Mallets & Stopped Sounds, Musiciality in the Musicially Challenged, Heavy Metal aka Bass Bells, 4-in-hand, Bell Trees, Battery Techniques, Choosing Music for Worship, Move & Groove with Tim Waugh, All Ring Sessions, Reading Sessions, Massed Ringing and Summit All-Stars.

Bring the family!
Classes for family members are scheduled for Saturday afternoon, followed by a special family dinner and activities on Saturday night. Spend Father's Day with Area 9! The Ardmore, Oklahoma area also has lots of family friendly activities. The Arbuckle Wilderness, Turner Falls, Lake Murray and the Chickasaw Cultural Center are just some of the options available.

Early Bird registration (postmarked by 04-30-14) is $195 per person. Regular registration is $210 per person. Are you only able to attend one day? Daily registration is $100 per person.

Members of the Handbell Industry Council will also be on-site for your shopping convenience.

Start planning now to attend!

Be sure to visit the Summit 2014 Website Page for the full scoop!

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Make sure you “LIKE” our Facebook page so you can keep up with the latest news in Area 9!

It is all about sharing…let the rest of the area know what you and your group are doing and playing. Any comments, feedback and suggestions are very welcome.

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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