IN THIS ISSUE: 4th July Parade, Walkers Needed
Meeting will be a pre July 4TH celebration acknowledging our Constitution and Bill of Rights which represents our heritage.
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Walkers Needs for 4th Parade.
The Collin County GOP decided not to dedicate any funds to the Plano 4th parade so the CCRMC decided to raise the money for flags and the float and represent the Club and the good Republicans that represent us.
Thanks to all of the elected officials who donated. We will provide a credit on the float.
We need walker's to help hand out flags to the great Plano crowd. This is a great event and if you have never participated, you will find it worth your time in celebrating America. If you are too old or tired to walk, there is room in the truck to hand out flags to the walkers.
Please reply to this email if you want to help but will not be at the meeting Thursday or sign up at the meeting. Celebrating America Program .
First, Col. Joe Cording will present a video narrative of “Why We Love America.”
Next in our celebration, Harpist Juliette Buchanan and accompanist Flautist Jennifer Chen will express our Patriotism with an array of patriotic and inspirational tunes.
Juliette Buchanan Rutledge, a native of Dallas, Texas, has played principal harp with the Plano Symphony since 1998. Juliette received her Bachelor of Music degree from the Peabody Conservatory of Johns Hopkins University and her Master of Music from Rice University. In addition, Ms. Rutledge studied extensively with the renowned Alice Chalifoux, retired principal harpist of the Cleveland Orchestra. Highlights from Ms. Rutledge's orchestral experience include an appearance as a soloist in the White House with the SMU Conservatory Orchestra, and an appearance in Carnegie Hall with the Peabody Camerata. Ms. Rutledge is also an active chamber musician, performing in Dallas, Waco, Houston, Atlanta, and Missouri. In addition to performing, Ms. Rutledge was on faculty at Baylor University teaching harp and directing the Baylor Harp Ensemble. Juliette is married to Mark Rutledge and lives in McKinney, Texas.
Jennifer Chen, Flute
Originally from Houston, TX, Jennifer Chen plays with the Plano Symphony and Irving Symphony. She has performed in numerous concert halls around the world, including Beijing's National Centre for the Performing Arts, Boston's Symphony Hall, and Carnegie Hall. She received her Artist Diploma from the Yale School of Music in 2007 as a student of Ransom Wilson, Master of Music from the University of Houston, and Bachelor of Music from the University of North Texas. Ms. Chen is currently active as a teacher, freelance performer, and clinician in the Dallas-Ft. Worth Metroplex.
Lastly, our evening of joyful fellowship will end with a closing ceremony of the most powerful and reverent rendition of the Pledge of Allegiance performed by Comedian Red Skelton.
Don't miss this great uplifting presentation. Thanks to VP Programs Richard Dodson for arranging this and to former CCRMC President Mark Rutledge for getting the musicians rounded up.