Nikki’s honest, friendly, and considerate character make her a natural leader, and she is well-known in our community for lending a hand to tackle any challenge that comes her way. She brings a considered and thoughtful approach to leadership, but equally a willingness to learn. She takes the time to listen and make sure everyone’s voices are heard, and her responses are always thoughtful and inclusive. Yet when it is time to take the initiative, she does so with determination. She always looks for the very best side of each person with whom she interacts, and encourages others to do the same.
She is a tireless advocate for our Chorus. Whether working with internal or external groups, she looks to find the ideal outcome for all involved and truly exemplifies the core values of our Chorus. Nikki shares a broad array of talents with our organization, including as a musical leader, a chapter president, and a Region 19 management team member, among many other roles. She is called to take on these roles for the love of the organization and the music, and with no thoughts of personal prestige–but her work is certainly deserving of resounding recognition!
Ashley Hazen in recognition of her outstanding work and dedication to the Valley Forge Chorus. Ashley's consistent willingness to serve the needs of the chorus, her ever present Valley Forge pride, and her seemingly effortless ability to exceed expectations in various leadership positions, are an inspiration and example to us all.
Debbie Kirsch has gone above and beyond keeping our chorus focused musically and was instrumental with maintaining our musical excellence over this past year. When we were without a Director she was an integral part of keeping the chorus moving forward by directing our weekly rehearsals, directing our community performances, and by attending committee meetings to help shape the goals and direction of our group. She has never once looked for public recognition or accolades for all that she has done yet we think it’s time for us to publicly recognize her for her tireless dedication to our organization. Congratulations Deb!
Annamarie Filippone has been described by her peers as fearless and the very definition of grace under pressure. Her leadership style is one of quiet strength and she has used her considerable skills in this regard to help navigate our chorus through a very challenging time. She has overcome all obstacles and hurdles with calm compassion and always with the best interest of VFC at the forefront of her mind and with maturity beyond her years. She has a captivating smile and beautiful voice can be seen and heard on VFC's fabulous front row.
Congratulations to Annamarie for being honored as our 2019 Sweet Adeline of the Year.