The SADA newsletter has been posted on the newsletter page, but a link is here:
Also, the Athens club has done a wonderful article about Archie Lee, who was once president of the Ala-sippi club and was a regular at SADA events. The article also discusses Mildred & Martha Jean Crain. The link is below.
New officers have been listed on our “About” page, pictures have been added to the 2014 Festival page, and a new dues page has been added since dues will now go to our new secretary.
The July-September 2014 newsletter has been posted on the newsletter page. The newsletters were sent out to current members the 2nd week of July. We have had a changeover in e-mail systems, so if you did not receive yours please let one of the officers know.
Don’t forget our meetings on August 2nd & September 6th at Hueytown; at the September meeting we hold our annual elections. Our October 4th meeting will be at Tannehill State Park for our picnic.
Due to a surgery and illness, some of the people in Gazebo performances have had to drop out, therefore the Gazebo schedule and times have been revised. They are updated under the festival page, but are also linked below for your information:
Gazebo Schedule and times 2014
Several campers are already at Tannehill. It is not known yet when Campground 1 will open, the Electricity and sewer have been repaired or replaced (all sites in campground 1 will now be 50 amp), but the site grading and paving has not been completed yet.
Campground 1 at Tannehill was severely damaged due to the flooding the first week of April and is currently closed (this is the campground closest to the store with sewer sites). Campgrounds 2 and 3 are fully opened and have electric and water. Tannehill is hoping to have campground 1 open by this weekend (April 26th), however there is a small chance that it may not be finished by then, so Dulcimer campers will need to make their plans accordingly.
Also, we will be playing at a Nursing home near Tannehill on Tuesday April 29th at 11:00 am. This will be a jam format, and all those at Tannehill for the Dulcimer festival are invited. Directions to the home will be provided at the festival, it is within about 3 miles of the park.
The club voted at the meeting on April 5th, 2014 to move the Saturday Jams to 12 Noon so that the people cleaning up do not have to stay so late. Please note this change in schedule. It will not take effect until June, as next month will be our festival.
The flyer for the 2014 SADA festival at Tannehill is linked below:
41st Annual Southern Appalachian Dulcimer Festival
Below is a link to the January newsletter:
The Gazebo schedule and classes will be posted sometime in March when they are finalized.
Newsletters are published about 1 month after they are sent out (January was sent out late due to illnesses). In order to receive a newsletter at the time of publication, you must be a member of the SADA club. Membership information is in the newsletter above, but is only $10 per year. The April newsletter will have information on many dulcimer festivals in the Southeast for April – August.