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Summer 2017 Newsletter

Updates and New Information for Members!

By Robert Ives, Phantoms Communications Chair


Recent Phantoms News!

The Phantoms Board met in June and July.  The next Board Meeting will be held on September 13th at 10:00 am.  (There will not be a meeting in August.)  The meetings are held on the 2nd Wednesday of each month at the Charlotte Community Foundation located at 227 Sullivan Street, Punta Gorda, FL 33950.  All Phantoms are invited to the meetings.  If you would like to attend, please contact Joan a few days ahead:

President Joan Byron has been collecting and compiling Phantoms volunteer hours.  Phantoms worked 480 hours since May 1st!

The “Symphony Kids” summer camp was held from June 12th – 23rd, Monday – Friday.  Sixty children participated.  President Joan Byron was the volunteer coordinator for the camp this summer.  The CSO Board gave a verbal “Thank You!” to all the camp volunteers.

It is time to renew your Phantoms membership,

Or to join as a new Phantoms member!

Renew or join for 2017-2018:  Phantoms membership forms are available at the CSO office located at 6210 Scott Street, Unit 213, Punta Gorda, FL  33950-3901 or click the following link for the printable membership form.

Phantom of the Orchestra Membership Form


Ongoing Phantoms Information

Fundraising 2017-2018:  Last season’s “Grub Crawl” was very successful and is scheduled again this season for Tuesday, November 14th.  Janet Wilcox will coordinate the Grub Crawl this year.  Please contact Janet if you would like to volunteer to help:

A Sunday Brunch fundraiser will be held again this season.  The tentative date is March 11th, 11:00 am – 2:00 pm.  The theme for the brunch and the venue will be announced in the fall.

The monthly Composer’s Luncheons will continue throughout this coming season.  Coordinators for the 2017-2018 Luncheons will be Barb Berman and Barbara McCarrick.  The first luncheon will be held on October 5th.  Judy Kaff will continue to plan and present the programs for the luncheon.  The luncheons are held at the Punta Gorda Woman’s Club, 118 Sullivan Street, Punta Gorda, FL 33950, and are open to the public.

Phantoms Contacts:

Joan Byron, President,

Sharon MacLaren, Vice President,

Janet Wilcox, Secretary,

Bob Ives, Communications Chair,



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