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I am happy to announce that Frank Swann has agreed to serve as exhibits coordinator for the 2017 IDRS conference at Lawrence University.  Frank Swann studied oboe with Robert Sprenkle at the University of Rochester and graduated from Howard University with a degree in Chemical Engineering. He worked at Eastman Kodak for 9 years before relocating to Los Angeles, where he owned and operated a digital prepress/digital printing business.  During these 25 years in LA, he was an active freelance oboist. Frank now resides in Washington, DC where he owns Capitol Cane, a double-reed cane business. He has served as an assistant with the exhibits for several IDRS conferences.  Frank can be reached at swann@idrs.org.  Also, please note that a merchants portal for conference exhibitors will be available on the IDRS website very soon.  This will allow vendors to register online.  More to come on this.
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Keith Sweger
President, International Double Reed Society
Professor of Bassoon
School of Music
Ball State University
Muncie, IN  47306-0410
Studio:  765-285-5511
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Society members,

Before the end of the year, please consider supporting IDRS, a 501C non-profit organization. If you itemize your taxes, your donation is deductible (consult your tax advisor). Members can contribute by submitting cash donations, upgrading their membership to a Sustaining member or above, and by becoming a sponsor. Please click on the links below to donate or sponsor a member.

Also, this is a friendly reminder to renew your membership prior to the end of the current year. Renewing your membership early is very beneficial to the society, and insures that you receive every issue of our quarterly publication, the Double Reed. If your membership has lapsed, IDRS would love to have you back. Membership benefits include: our fantastic publications, full access to the our site http://www.idrs.org (a wealth of resources including the complete archive or every publication by IDRS from 1969), participation in our annual conferences, and more.

To Renew or Join (rejoin), please go to http://www.idrs.org and simply click RENEW or JOIN! If you have already registered to access the idrs.org site, but your membership has lapsed, you can lookup your password at https://www.idrs.org/membership/password.php

Finally, I ask that you recommend society membership to your double reed friends who are not currently members. Our membership has been growing in recent years, and we hope to continue this trend into 2017.

Donate to the Society: IDRS Donations and Grants
Give a gift of IDRS Membership: Sponsor- A-Member

I wish you happy holidays and a wonderful new year!

All the best,
Keith Sweger
Professor of Bassoon
School of Music
Ball State University
Muncie, IN 47306-0410

President, International Double Reed Society
sweger@idrs.org

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