Congratulations to our 2021 Member of Note - Virginia Dearborn

November 22, 2021 - 4:06pm -- Esther Krutzel

Virginia is always positive and works tirelessly for our chorus with an eye toward equality and inclusion for all. Her heart is with the music, her HONJ family, her community, and is even open to those she has yet to meet. She is always willing to take on a chorus task or project and can be counted on to follow it through to fruition. Her smile is welcoming and ever present, encouraging harmony all around her. She is always enthusiastic and extremely helpful. She is the first to raise her hand and step up for everything and she is also very encouraging for others to volunteer. She always working to improve her vocal skills and to assists those around her as she learns. She makes sure to be knowledgeable and prepared with the repertoire on the agenda and is able to clarify any confusion. She warm and approachable and makes everyone feel welcome and included. She is kind, cheerful and dependable and has consistently demonstrated her willingness to assist the chorus both musically and administratively. Aside from her being a good member and Baritone Section Leader, she is also a member of our Board of Directors.  Virginia truly exemplifies the spirit of Sweet Adeline’s and she is a great ambassador for our chapter. She has added so much to our chorus-- she has worked on many different projects including diversity, has brought in several new members to our chorus, participates in chorus events and attends outside events such as Vocal Fest and other online regional events. She is always singing in the videos Jeanne has put together this past year.  She’s eager to contribute and a wonderful representative of our chorus.  She is always ready and willing to work in any capacity for the betterment of HONJ. Whether it be “tech” help, engaging in regional events, or anything musical. As Baritone section leader – she is also always willing to help singers in other parts, Virginia can be counted on to go over and above, always with a smile! She is a wonderful ambassador for not only our chapter, but also for all of Region 15, and Sweet Adeline’s all over the globe! We are very lucky to have her.


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Culture of Belonging: 

We create harmony where every voice matters. We foster a culture that provides a joyful place to share our uniqueness within a global community united in song.

Diversity & Inclusion: 

We celebrate our differences as essential to the rich harmony that unites us. As we recognize barbershop’s African American origins and learn from our exclusionary past toward women of color, we reject discrimination and strive toward greater awareness, openness and understanding of each other.