First Presbyterian Church of Fresno
This was a landmark concert to help our brothers/sisters in Germany, We met on the Reformation Tour and helped to repair their organ destroyed during the Cold War.
We enjoyed hearing First Pres musicians on organ, piano, trumpet, vocalists, and the choir!
We were blessed!
In early 2013, the Executive Director of the National AGO requested information from all AGO chapter deans about how our chapter furthers education and knowledge of the organ. A response was drafted by Dr. Laurell Huber, the dean of our chapter at the time, which tells about our chapter and some of the many things we do in our area:
Finally, our chapter offers many concerts and other events over the course of the year, all designed to educated the community and "keep the torch alive and burning" for our instrument, the pipe organ.
Listed below are the current members of our board.
Michael VarlasDean (559) 661-1343
Cactus Harris SubDean (805) 591-9680
Catherine Walker, Recording Secretary (559) 658-7376
Stephen Vincent Treasurer (559) 638-4705
Richard Cencibaugh Education Coordinator (559) 349-5162
lAndrea Belau, SPC Member-At-Large (559) 897-7076
Faye DeLong, Member-At-Large
Dennis Flynn Member-At-Large
Helga Medd Member-At-arge
Michael Varlas Newsletter Editor
At the national level, membership supports the many programs offered by the American Guild of Organists, including educational activities, certifications, professional development, insurance, and discounts.
Membership dues also support the chapters at the local level. The San Joaquin Valley AGO uses part of these fees to maintain a scholarship program for children to attend Pipe Organ Encounters in other cities as well as other educational opportunities.
All memberships (except Chapter Friend) include a subscription to The American Organist magazine.
Regular Membership $97.00
Special Membership (Age 65+, Under 21, or Disabled) $72.00
Student Membership (Full Time, with School ID) $37.00
Chapter Friend (No Voting Rights or Magazine) $25.00