Once a Sinfonian, Always a Sinfonian

We're a group of alumni Sinfonians - brothers of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity in the Alabama counties of Calhoun, Etowah, Cherokee, Cleburne, Randolph, Clay & Talladega.- coming together for music, fellowship and fraternity. Live nearby? Join us!

Next meeting: May 5

The next meeting of the Northeast Alabama Alumni Association will be Saturday, May 5 at 5 p.m. at Mason Hall on the campus of Jacksonville State University. Our meeting will be held in conjunction with the Epsilon Nu Chapter's 62nd Chapter Day observance. The ceremony and our meeting will be followed by a cookout being hosted by Epsilon Nu.

Please attend to show your support for the Epsilon Nu Chapter! This is also an important opportunity for you to re-affirm your commitment to the fraternity by joining or renewing your membership in the Northeast Alabama Alumni Association. We need you! Annual dues are $35 and are payable at the meeting. That will secure your membership through the end of our next operating year, July 31, 2013. You also can make arrangements with treasurer Gary Lewis to pay dues.

On Saturday, June 2, NEAL Sinfonia will hold its annual meeting. We're still nailing down the time and location, but we're planning a lunchtime gathering in a meeting hall to give us plenty of space and time for fellowship and taking care of business. There also will be food!

At the annual meeting, we'll elect officers for the next operating year. We need good candidates for all offices, and we need lots of brothers voting to support them. I know that as you read this you are mentally ruling yourself out as a candidate for office, and perhaps even as a dues-paid, voting member of the association. Stop right there! Please be aware that the alumni association and the fraternity at large need you! If you don't step forward, who will?
Please do these four simple things:

1) Attend the EN Chapter Day ceremony and NEAL Sinfonia Alumni Association meeting on May 5.
2) Commit to membership in NEAL Sinfonia by paying $35 annual dues.
3) Attend the NEAL Sinfonia annual meeting on June 2.
4) Consider accepting nomination or appointment to an office in the association.

With your help, Sinfonia will accomplish great things in our community and in our lives in the next year. We can't do it without you!

April meeting turnout, officer nominations and more

There was a strong turnout at our April meeting, thanks to the presence of many Epsilon Nu Chapter alumni. We hope many of these brothers will become members of NEAL Sinfonia!

Time is drawing near for NEAL Sinfonia's annual meeting, and the first election of officers under our new bylaws. Dr. Legare McIntosh, Brandon Rucker and Matt Wilson have been appointed to a nominating committee, and will suggest a president, vice president, secretary and treasurer by May 12. Nominations also will be accepted from the floor at the annual meeting.

That meeting will be Saturday, June 2, time and location to be determined (Watch this site and our Facebook group for news). If you'd like to be considered for an office, or if want to vote at the annual meeting, please be sure you have paid your $35 annual dues. You can do this at the May meeting, or by contacting treasurer Gary Lewis (gary.lewis -@- nealsinfonia.org).

April gathering

Northeast Alabama Sinfonia's next gathering will be Friday, April 6 at 7 p.m., at Cooter Brown's Rib Shack (8464 AL Highway 204, Jacksonville, AL 36365). Cooter Brown's has proved to be a popular choice with our members, so why mess with a good thing?

If you've not been to a gathering before, this is a great time to come out and join us. Click here to visit the Facebook event page and RSVP. Meanwhile, if you're a Facebook user and you haven't joined our group there, click here to visit the group page and sign up.

You may also be interested to know that alumni of the Epsilon Nu chapter are gathering after our meeting, at JSU's Mason Hall, at 9 p.m. If you're an alumnus of this chapter, please plan to attend! (Facebook event page for this is here.)

See you Friday night!