MFMC State Convention 2015

“Music Shapes Our Way of Life”

May 8-9, 2015
First Baptist Church
1112 E Broadway
Columbia, MO  65201

Special Guest: Carolyn Nelson, National President of NFMC

This year, we are focused on Great Music, Great people, and Great fun!
Take a look:
  • Great central location: Columbia
  • NFMC National President- Carolyn Nelson as guest.
  • Odyssey Chamber Music Concert
  • Lunch at Les Bourgeois Winery
  • Tour of Clydesdale Ranch
  • Performances by Most Musical Family plus several scholarship winners.
  • Music Week Essay Contest Winner
  • Plus more!


Friday, May 8th, 2015

8:30 a.m.   Registration Opens

8:45 a.m.   Executive Committee Meeting

9:30 a.m.   Opening Session of the 97th MFMC Convention

Call to Order:  Christine Vitt, President

Pledge of Allegiance, America,

Federation Collect, Federation Hymn

Welcome:  Janelle Lutz

Presentation of Past Presidents

Roll Call by Districts:  Betty Watson

Reading of the Minutes:  Betty Watson

State Officer Reports

Treasurer:  Duane Langley
President:  Christine Vitt

State Chairman Reports

Corresponding Secretary:  Donna Kinslow
Together We Sing: Doug Kinslow
Student Auditions Chair: Terry Blair
Junior Festivals Chair: Betty Jane Ruckman
Junior Composition Chair: Terry Blair

Senior Club President’s Reports

Noon         Blufftop Bistro, Les Bourgeois Winery

2:00 p.m.   Tour of Warm Spring Ranch

5:00 p.m.   Vocal performance by Samuel Wright
Opera in the Ozarks Roles: 2014 & 2015

5:30 p.m.   Dinner – First Baptist Church

7:00 p.m.   Odyssey Concert: American Soundscape

9:00 p.m.   Post Concert Reception

Saturday, May 9th

8:30 a.m.   Registration

9:00 a.m.   Memorial Service

9:20 a.m.   Remaining Officer Reports

OIO Report – Carole Langley

Technology Report – Julie Watson

10:10 a.m. Most Musical Family
Geenen Family- Siri, Rich, Solveig & Linnea

10:30 a.m.   Performance- Hannah Brashers
2015 Student Auditions Award Winner

10:50 a.m. Q & A with National President: Carolyn Nelson

11:00 a.m. 2016 NFMC Conference Preview – Tulsa, OK

Missouri’s responsibility – Registration
2018 100th Convention for Missouri – 3 yrs away

11:15 a.m. Awards & Recognitions

11:30 a.m. Election & Installation of 2015-2017 Officers

Nominating Committee Chair – Connie Craig
Installation of Officers – Carolyn Nelson

Convention Adjournment

Noon         Luncheon

1:30 p.m.   Junior Competition – Katrina Monnig, Chair

Junior Festival Winners Introduced
Introduction of Judges
Announcement of Winners


Event                   No.         Price   =           Cost

Registration    _____     @ $25 = $________



Fri Lunch        _____    @  $18  = $________
Fri Dinner       _____    @  $16 = $________
Sat Lunch        _____    @  $14 = $________

Special Events:

Warm Springs Ranch Tour  -$10 $________
Friday Eve Odessy Concert  – $10 $________


TOTAL Registration                    $________

Convention Donation:                  $________
 Thank you for helping to defray convention expenses.


Make checks payable to “MFMC”  and mail with 2015 MFMC Convention Registration by April 29 to:

Chris Vitt, MFMC Registration
4405 N. Pinebrook Lane
Columbia, MO 65203


Convention Hotel Information

La Quinta Inn & Suites

Address: 2500 Interstate 70 Dr Southwest, Columbia, MO 65203

Free Breakfast – Free Parking

Special MFMC rate: $62/ per night ($69.43 with tax) for  Thurs & Friday nights- May 7 / 8.
Rate Code: GRDDPT

Hurry! A block of rooms is being held for MFMC conference at this special rate until 4/15/2015. Mention Missouri Federation of Music Clubs to receive this special rate. Call today!

You won’t want to miss it! Make plans now to attend!