August 2022 Newsletter

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Membership applications are currently being accepted for the 2022-2023 school year. Click here to join and become an active member. Dues are only $75 PER SCHOOL DISTRICT. Click here to print a membership invoice. Dues checks should be mailed to Jessica Rosales, NIMCon Interim-Treasurer, by September 15th. It is important that EVERY director in your school district register each year if they plan to participate. Please fill out the membership form. We are excited to hear from you!

Membership Meeting

The annual membership meeting will take place on Monday, September 19 at Lake Zurich MS North in Hawthorn Woods. Lou Malnati‚Äôs pizza dinner will be served at 6:15 PM. Dinner includes, salad, pizza (cheese, spinach, pepperoni, sausage), beverage and dessert.  Gluten-free pizza will be available. The meeting will start at 7:00 PM. Please click here to RSVP for dinner and/or the meeting.  Agenda items will include contest information, budget, by-law updates, and election of Board of Directors.

The slate for the Board of Directors includes: Ellen Singer-President, Elise Matusek-Vice President, Margaret Delligatti-Secretary, Jessica Rosales- Treasurer, Carolyn Awe- Webmaster, Jim Garbrecht-Judge Hirer, Steve Stenzel-Judge Hirer. As always, nominations from the floor will be accepted at the meeting for all board positions.

General Information

Solo and Ensemble Contest will be Feb. 25, 2023 and Festival will be held on March 10-11, 2023. AHMI dates TBD. Please check the website ( for event site information as well as the Rules and Procedures for all events and rubrics.

We are looking for volunteers to head up a grant writing committee as well as a coordinator for the AHMI. Please let us know if you are interested.

We are looking forward to getting back to in-person events and to a successful year! Please continue to send us your feedback!

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