Honor Roll

Dottie Kaufmann

Mary Couch Choral-Aire of the Month for September


Awarded to Dottie Kaufmann

Congratulations to Dottie for being awarded the Mary Couch Choral-Aire of the Month. 

Nancy Moreno

Mary Couch Choral-Aire of the Month for October


Awarded to Nancy Moreno

Congratulations to Nancy for being awarded the Mary Couch Choral-Aire of the Month. 

Jeni Chaffer

Mary Couch Choral-Aire of the month for July


Awarded to Jeni Chaffer

Congratulations to Jeni for being awarded our Mary Couch Choral-Aire of the month for July!  

Mary Couch Choral-Aire of the Month for June 2020


Awarded to Arleen Hannon

Our congratulations to Arleen Hannon, the June 2020 Mary Couch Choral-Aires of the Month!

Martha Anderson

Sandy Dekker Award


Awarded to Martha Anderson

Sandy Dekker Award

Congratulations to Martha Anderson, our 2020 Sandy Dekker Award winner! 

Sandy Dekker- a Sweet Adeline, a Choral-Aire, and an amazing woman.  Unfortunately, many of us never had the privilege of knowing Sandy Dekker, who passed away in 1998.  To know her, one would realize she had a strong faith, an amazing work ethic, and a deep sense of caring for those around her.  Because of her selflessness, and larger than life presence, her spirit lives on in our chorus today.

Sandy’s attributes are demonstrated daily by many Choral-Aires.  However, as we searched for the recipient of the 2020 Sandy Dekker award, we struck gold.  This year’s recipient has been a Sweet Adeline nearly 50 years, and joined Choral-Aires early in the 1980s.  She has received the Choral-Aires Recognition of Loyalty Award, the 2016 Woman of Note Award, she served as board member several times (twice as president), and was Choral-Aire of the month a half dozen times.

She is devoted to her family, strong in her faith, and is an excellent “go-to girl”, because this tireless worker never says No.

It is our honor to introduce to you, the 2020 Sandy Dekker Award recipient, MARTHA ANDERSON.

Dottie Kaufmann

Woman of Note 2020


Awarded to Dottie Kaufmann

This member joined Sweet Adelines International in 1965 at the urging of her supportive family. She became a member of Illinois Valley Chorus and knew she had found a “home” for her trained voice.  A family move to Woodstock, (which had NO local chapter), was no problem for her. She started her own Chorus, the McHenry Chapter!

By the time she joined Choral-Aires in 2013, her impressive Bio read something like this: Sweet Adeline for 40+ years, Certified Director, Section Leader, Quartet Member, Tenor/Lead singer and excellent at costume designing! Her talents have no boundaries!!

She spends almost as much time traveling to and from chorus as she spends in rehearsal each week. She is funny, motivated, compliant, and clearly dedicated to this wonderful “hobbie” of ours. We are so blessed to have this Woman of Note among us!  Our 2020 Choral-Aires Woman of Note is Dottie Kaufmann.

Copyright © 2021 Choral-Aires Chorus