several years ago without the organ being fully playable. We suspended work on the project while we attempted to negotiate a new agreement with the College District. It took way too long to move through labyrinth of government bureaucracy, but thanks to the perseverance and efforts of member Bill Carr and the support of college personnel, a new agreement is now in place.
The agreement calls for the Chapter to complete the restoration by December of 2017. Should that milestone be met, the agreement extends out to June of 2026. In return for our restoration and maintenance efforts we have the use of the Auditorium for our meetings at no cost. While we will have to rent the Auditorium for paid concerts and other events, the College may elect to waive the rental fee if it deems the event is educationally-related and opts to be a co-sponsor.
There's plenty of work remaining to complete our task, including the replacement of a wind line. If you're interested in helping out, use the Contact link to let us know and watch the space for work party information.