TIME TO RENEW YOUR MEMBERSHIP
As we’re sure most of you have noticed, we didn’t conduct a membership renewal drive during late summer/early fall this year. Because we were unsure about how much the Y’s Women could do moving forward in light of the continued Covid-19 pandemic, the Board decided to wait and determine what the coming year would bring.
We have now had four virtual General Meetings, held from Temple Israel using the Temple’s highly professional audiovisual system. The speakers have been excellent, and the presentations offer our members the same opportunity to ask questions of the speaker that we have had in the past. This system also provides the added benefit of having the lectures available on our YouTube site – Ys Women YouTube – for viewing at a future date. We hope you have had a chance to listen to these presentations. Several of the Y’s Women satellite groups have also been meeting, via Zoom, throughout this pandemic.
Now that we are convinced that we have a robust season to offer members, we ask you to renew your membership for the 2020-2021 year. Many of you have already sent Doris Levinson a check for your dues, and we thank you for that. If you haven’t renewed your membership yet, please click here to complete the membership renewal form and send it, with your $45 check, to Doris at the address provided on the form.
Chris Coogan – ‘Holiday Favorites and More’
December 14 at 11:30 am
For our December meeting, we offer a very special virtual holiday concert by Chris Coogan, including some holiday favorites arranged by Chris as well as standard repertoire of the Great American Songbook.
Chris is a local talent who has been working in the community for years. He plays piano, sings, and directs many local groups including the Good News Gospel Choir, Coleytown Drama, Hoot Owls, Connecticut Playmakers, and Wilton Summer Stage. You may remember that at last year’s Y’s Women Holiday Luncheon, Chris accompanied the
Y’s Men’s Hoot Owls on piano. He also works locally at various churches and synagogues including Temple Israel.
Chris has performed with many local musicians including Jim Naughton and Rex Fowler of Aztec Two Step, and with national luminaries such as Gene Wilder, Whoopie Goldberg, Paul Newman, Harry Connick, Jr., Donna Summer, and Bette Midler. He often performs with his jazz groups at local venues. For many years, Chris presented Christmas shows in which he arranged traditional carols in new settings with a jazz twist. This past year, he has released a new jazz trio recording called “Get Happy.”
At our December 14th concert, be prepared to be entertained with familiar melodies done in a new way. After the concert, Chris will welcome your questions.