A Single Voice

This article written by Amy Haller, Area 9 Texas Representative (South) I have been thinking a lot lately about language: how it affects our everyday lives, and how it can help or hinder our efforts to communicate with the people around us – friends, family,...

You Can Do It!

This article written by Jill Fite, Area 9 Education Chair My perspective is one of smallness. I live in a small town and attend a small church with a small membership from which to draw ringers. If you are in this situation, take heart. It is still possible to have a...

Give Yourself Permission

This article written by Andrew Dugan, Area 9 Membership Chair As we conclude another harried holiday season, I want to encourage you to stop and take a moment to pause and reflect on the good, the bad, and, sometimes, the ugly that has happened over the past 366 days....

The Ocean Journey – Day 5

Today was the first day back to being only at sea and getting ringers back into rehearsal at Summit 2016. Rehearsals began at 9:00 am in the conference center on deck two all the way forward. I arrived closer to 8:10 am to help my fellow board members get the bells...

The Ocean Journey – Day 4

It is almost impossible to believe that Summit 2016 is more than halfway through after today. At least today found us in Jamaica! The Liberty of the Seas docked around 7:45 am with blue skies overhead. Falmouth port has a pier allowing for everyone to come and go as...