COAA Prez Blog

COAA Prez Blog

February 2017

Mid-Winter Update ...

Greetings COAA Members and Friends,

We’re now in the midst of winter, which, for those who live in the Northern climes, it’s just too cold too often to be out and about cranking organs and operating Carousel Organs. However, it’s never too soon to be preparing for the upcoming rally season.

The COAA Mid-year Board meeting will take place the third week of February. Among the discussion topics are the following: committee reports; officer reports; member recruiting; member directory; nominating committee in preparation for elections next January; and advertising.

To date, there are eight rallies scheduled; and there’s plenty of time to add others. If you’re interested in hosting a rally please contact Suzie Hendricks, Organ Rally Coordinator, at

COAA Events -

January 12-15, Mid-Winter Meeting and Organ Rally
Ron Bopp,

May 27-29, Lake Winnie, Rossville, GA,  
Mark Chester,

June 24-25, Scupp's Grove with MBSI, East Coast
Bob Yorburg,

July 29-30, GermanFest, Milwaukee
Marc Dannecker,

July 29-30, Olcott Beach, Olcott, NY
Kent Zacherl,  

August (TBD) Dutch Village, Holland, MI
Stefan Batist,

September 22-24, Oktoberfest
Gary Stevenson,

November 3-4, Soule Steam Festival and 
Organ Rally, Meridian, MS,
Greg Hatcher, Jean Orcutt,

Wishing each of you a joyous year of music.

Musically yours,