Now Accepting applications for Regional Management Team Positions 

Also Regional Support Team positions open- many hands needed! See below.


Applications Due: Saturday, March 9, 2019


The Regional Executive Committee is accepting applications for Regional Management Team positions for one-year and two-year terms. The Governance Pilot concluded and Region 5 is reverting back to the Regional Management Team model of governance as of May 1, 2019. 

The Regional Managment Team consists of 8 coordinators. The ideal potential nominee should work well on her own and as a team member to define and pursue the goals, and carry out the aims of the region and Sweet Adelines International. Qualifications include: 

  • Positive, objective attitude
  • Good listening skills
  • Critical and analytical thinking
  • Creative and imaginative thinking
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Maintain confidentiality
  • Knowledge and ability to use available resources
  • Ability to adapt easily to different environments
  • Ability to relate to a variety of personality types
  • Training and experience in a field which could be of value to the team
  • Experience in Sweet Adelines as a chapter, regional or international officer, committee chair, or member. 
Please review the RMT Position Descriptions and submit your Application with references to Paula Land, Regional Administrative Director by Saturday, March 9, 2019

REGIONAL SUPPORT TEAM - applications now being requested!

In addition, the RMT will be adopting some effective benefits of the REC model by engaging members' skills and talents in conducting the work of Region 5. Please see the Region 5 Organizational Chart to see how each of these roles work within the Regional Managment Team structure.

Please consider applying to serve in one or more of nearly 30 Regional Support Team (RST) positions. After reviewing the RST Position Descriptions, complete the application and submit by Saturday, March 23, 2019 to Kim Webster, Leadership Development Specialist.

Thank you for your interest in Spirit of the Midwest Region 5 leadership!

REC Directors 
Paula Land - Regional Administrative Director
Annette Wallace - Regional Education Director
Karen Matthews - Regional Membership Director



Communication To Members - RMT Governance Transition

Sent 2-1-19


First, as your Regional Executive Committee (REC) for the past almost two years, Annette, Karen and Paula would like to thank you for your support, interest and participation in this pilot governance model. Last week, International informed all members that the Regional Executive Committee model did not receive the 2/3 vote by all regions and therefore, Sweet Adeline Regions will revert back to the Regional Management Team (RMT) form of governance.
The REC has been in communication with International to establish a plan for transitioning back to the RMT governance structure. The current REC and Resource Team members will continue through April 30, 2019. On May 1st, the newly appointed  RMT will assume their roles.
Well over 20 Region 5 members have stepped up in the past two years to serve our region under the pilot form of governance. The REC is excited to take much of this experience and apply it to the RMT model. We encourage you to consider serving the region as either an RMT Coordinator, or as a Resource Team member (positions yet to be determined).  Position descriptions and applications for Regional Management Team (RMT) and Resource Team will be available soon. 
The following positions are appointed by the current REC - Annette, Karen and Paula
·         Communications Coordinator (1-year term)  
·         Events Coordinator (2-year term)
·         Finance Coordinator (2-year term)
·         Marketing Coordinator (2-year term)  
·         Team Coordinator (1-year term)

The following will be handled as noted.

  • Director's Coordinator  (2-year term)  - this position will be elected by the Directors·         
  • Education Coordinator  (1-year term)  - this position recommended by the region and appointed by International Education Direction Committee
  • Membership Coordinator (1-year term) -  this position will be elected by the regional membership - One Chapter/One Vote


1-Year Term Dates: May 1, 2019 – April 30, 2020
2-Year Term Dates: May1, 2019 – April 30, 2021

·         Feb 1 - Application period opens
·         March 1 - Applications due
·         April 1 - Appointments made
·         May 1 - Ratification of new team by the newly appointed RMT
·         We hope to introduce the new RMT at the Regional Annual Management Meeting (RAMM) in Cedar Rapids

We welcome your questions, interest and participation!
In Harmony, 
Paula Land, Annette Wallace, and Karen Matthews


Regional Governance as of May 1, 2017

Region 5 is one of 12 Sweet Adeline regions participating in a pilot program for a new form of regional government called the Regional Executive Committee (REC).  The REC consists of three Executive Direcotors who were appointed by the International Board of Directors to serve during the two-year pilot program (May 1, 2017 - December 31, 2018).

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Paula Land (Metro Mix Chorus) - Administrative Director
Annette Wallace (Acappella Omaha Chorus) - Education Director
Karen Matthews (Acappella Omaha Chorus) - Membership Director


Regional Directors and Resource Staff Members

Paula Land

Regional Administrative Director
Region #5 Executive Committee


Marketing Coordinator

Sheri Hart

Communications Coordinator

Pat Kies and Beth Hager

Financial Coordinator

Mary Kullman

Regional Secretary and ByLaws & Rules Chair

Laurel Duever-Collins

Social Media Specialist

Kim Webster

Leadership Development Specialist

Twilla Duvall

Website Specialist

Karen Matthews

Regional Membership Director
Region #5 Executive Committee

Judy Kaeser

Membership Growth, Retention & Expansion Chair

Chriss Burkey

Chartered Chapter Liaison

Jan Nolte

Alternative Membership Liaison

Nan Strutzenberg

Prospective Chapter & Revitalization Specialist

Annette Wallace

Regional Education Director
Region #5 Executive Committee

Charyl Barr

Chorus Director Liaison

Ellen Hartz

Special Projects Assistant

Kay Bromert

Arranger Education Specialist

Bettye Hubbard

Faculty Specialist

Lori Carrender


Susan Ives

General Education Specialist


Quartet Education Specialist


Dennery Martinez

Young Women in Harmony Specialist

Ros VanHecke

Facilities Coordinator

Ros VanHecke

Chair of the Regional Convention


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