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The Northwest Campanologist

Vol. 11, No. 11                                 Area 10 Website                           November 2020

In This Issue
Board of Directors
Notes From the Chair
Back to Bells Safely
Bell Tree Composition
Inland NW 2021
Coppers Classic 2021
Siskiyou Summit
Help Wanted
Oregon Events
Washington Events
Area 10 Facebook
National Office Contacts

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Board of Directors

Past Chair - Glen Hascall
   5 Westridge Dr
   Lake Oswego, OR  97034
Chair - Barb Silvey
Secretary - Wendy Goodheart
   1422 Lynn Avenue #8
   Billings, MT 59102
Treasurer - Kylie Johnson
Alaska Chair - Caroline Valentine
Idaho Chair - open
Montana Chair - Linda Hightower
Oregon Chair - Shelley Giaier
Washington Chair -  David Ramsey-Warner

Membership Chair - 
   Ellie Hodder
Event Coordinator - 
   Diane Barnes
   479 Drager
   Ashland, OR  97520

Communications Chair -
  Joann Wallenburn

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Deadline for articles and events to be included in next month's issue of the Northwest Campanologist is the 22nd of this month. Information can be sent to Joann Wallenburn at 

Please update your profile/email address following the link at the bottom of the newsletter. This will give you the opportunity to select various regions of our area so we can send you information about events and concerts close to home. You may change this information at any time.
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ConstantContact took pity on me and kept the old editor in service long enough for me to get one more newsletter out without having to come up with a whole new design.  Again, many thanks to you who sent suggestions and/or offered to help.  Now that I am finally back home, you will be hearing from me as we move to a new template design.

Due to COVID, there's not much new to report - so please take the time to read Glen's article about the upcoming Area 10 election.  Ballots are scheduled to mail November 1.  

Glen and our incoming chair Barb Silvey are still working on getting email addresses squared away.  Until they do, Glen can still be reached at and Barb can be reached at

Also feel free to look at the new material that came out of the Pacific NorthWest Handbell Directors/Musicians Forum.  It's a veritable treasure trove of good info.

We encourage you to share this newsletter with all of your ringer friends and urge them to sign up to receive their own copy.  It's FREE! 

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Events and concerts are added to our website between newsletters, so be sure to check the Events Page frequently.
ElectionNotes from the (Past!) Chair


Yes, we finally have 4 wonderful candidates who have volunteered to spend a few years of their lives furthering the goals of handbell ringing in the Northwest portion of the United States (Area 10). While we attempted to get candidates from all the states in our Area, the final four come from Oregon and Washington. Running for the Secretary position are Julie Hunziker from the Yakima, Washington area and Shosh Meyer from Beaverton, Oregon. Our candidates for Chair Elect are David Ramsey-Warner from the south central Washington town of Wapato and Michele (Shelly) Giaier of Sunriver, Oregon. You might notice that in the Chair Elect race, we have our Washington Chair running against our Oregon Chair, so after the election we will be looking for a state chair replacement. Bios and pictures of the candidates will be mailed with the other election material.

And speaking of mailing - ballots and election material will be mailed by November 1, 2020 to all full members of our parent group, Handbell Musicians of America. The election will close on November 23, 2020 i.e. no ballots will be accepted with postmarks later than that date. For those of you who are directors of church choirs and whose churches are shut down because of the pandemic, please make arrangements with whoever picks up the church mail to get the ballot to you. The envelopes will be clearly marked as Handbell Election material.

I have personally visited with each of the candidates and am impressed with their desire to become part of the Area leadership. This is a very strong slate of volunteers and I will be pleased to work with the election winners for the next years.
Glen Hascall
Area 10 - Past Chair
Back to Bells Safely in the Fall of 2020
This virtual workshop was presented by our friends with the Pacific NW Handbell Directors/Musicians last month.

The handouts and class materials have been posted under the Education Page -> Reference Materials on the Area 10 Website.
Bell Tree with Handbell Choir Composition Contest
Good News!!!!!
The deadline has been extended into 2021.

New deadline to be announced.

The bell tree ringers from Into the Forest are sponsoring a composition contest for bell tree with handbell choir music. Deadline is August 15. Prize is $2000. The bell tree community is seeking music to help move bell trees from the periphery into the mainstream by seeing more bell trees playing with handbell choirs in concerts, church services, and other venues. We are defining the mainstream as handbell choirs who play level 2+ to 3 music and have 3 to 5 octaves of bells and probably chimes. We are seeking more music for this range. See attachments for more information.


Inland Northwest 2021

March 19 and 20, 2021 
Central Church 
Richland, WA.

 Clinicians: Shirley Lindberg and Bryant Wilkie

This event is sponsored by Handbell Musicians of America.

Coppers Classic 2021


Coppers Classic 2021
March 19-21, 2021
             March 18 (mini-workshop)            
Monarch Hotel & Conference Center
12566 SE 93rd Avenue                
Clackamas, Oregon                  

Stay tuned for registration information.

Check out the repertoire and consider joining us for next year's concert and ringing with us next year.

Questions: Contact Ellie Hodder, founding director or Kim Bible, event coordinator.

This event is sponsored by Handbell Musicians of America. 
Siskiyou Summit                                      
 April 30-May 1, 2021
      Ashland, OR
      Fascinatin' Rhythms

      Guest Conductor: Tim Waugh 

The 2020 Siskiyou Summit Handbell Conference has been rescheduled for 2021. Tim Waugh will be the conductor and we will be using all the same repertoire from 2020 and offering the same classes plus a couple of others. Watch this space for details later this year.  Contact Diane Barnes if you have any questions.  

Will You Help?
State Chair Positions Open

There is a current opening for the Idaho State Chair.  

Please consider serving on your Area 10 Board in this capacity.  For information or to volunteer please contact Glen Hascall, chair (past!) of Area 10.  
Oregon Events 

Friday-Sunday, March 19-21 (2021), Coppers Classic 2021, Clackamas, OR  Details at  Additional info email:  Kim Bible

Washington Events

Friday & Saturday, March 19 & 20, 2021 - Inland NW Handbell Conference, Central Church, Richland, WA
Area 10 Facebook Page


Did you know Area 10 has a Facebook page?  Please search for "Handbell Musicians of America - Area 10" and like the page. If you want an event added, please send the information to Joann Wallenburn at A picture for the event can also be added.

National Office contact information
The national office is a virtual operation!
To contact by phone: 937-438-0085. Please note the 1-800 number is no longer in service.
All check payments for membership renewal and other services should be sent to:
PO BOX 221047
All other correspondence should be sent to:
Handbell Musicians of America
201 E. 5th Street, Suite 1900-1025,
Cincinnati, OH 45202
Staff emails are in Overtones and at
Please remember to send information for the December 2020 issue to me by November 22.

Please forward this newsletter to your choir members and to anyone else who would be interested in all the concerts and events.  Encourage them to subscribe to the newsletter.  Click "Join our mailing list" at the bottom of the left column.  With permission, I can also add names and addresses. 

Stay Safe.  Stay Home.  Stay Healthy.
Happy Ringing - soon, we hope,
Joann Wallenburn
Area 10, Handbell Musicians of America