Let me begin by expressing how honored I was that Carol Schaub, our 50-year Golden Girl, chose me to receive the Shining Star Award.  I have worn the locket with pride, and now it's my turn to  pass  this award  to one of my sisters who has shown stellar service to our chorus.  As I considered the many amazing  women in our chorus, I focused my search on the qualities of heart, service, and harmony.

With regard to "heart," I imagined the color BLUE ....as in true blue, and all that conveys.  This member has been true blue to the purpose and meaning of Sweet Adeline harmony -- always present, always prepared, and always kind, as Elaine always urges us to be.