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Former PFMC president with long Federation history passes away

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April 2018 - Janet Loring passed away April 18, 2018. In 1968, Janet became a member of Pennsylvania Federation of Music Clubs' Board of Directors and held many positions, including president. She was a recipient of a Keystone Salute, PFMC’s highest honor, and a Presidential Citation, in addition to being elected an Honorary Member. Janet was very active in the National Federation of Music Clubs, representing PFMC on the national Board of Directors for 8 years and later serving as Vice-President of the Northeastern Region. In addition to offering her service on several committees during her years of involvement, she coordinated the annual Federation Weekend at Chautauqua Institution for many years. In 1988, she was made a Life Member of the National Federation of Music Clubs. Cards of condolence can be sent to Dr. Richard Loring and family, 406 W. 7th St., Oil City, PA 16301-3040. Memorial gifts of at least $25 can be made to PFMC's Keystone Tribute Fund. See http://www.pfmc-music.org/forms.html for the form.

Lois Tamplin remembered for her many years of faithful service

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April 2018 - Lois Tamplin of Sharon, PA died on April 19, 2018 and will be sorely missed by her Federation friends. During her college years, Lois studied voice, piano and organ at Youngstown University's Dana School of Music, was an active member and former president of Sharon Music Club and an honorary member of Opus I Music Society in Mars area. She served as Pennsylvania Federation's president and the state representative on the National Federation of Music Clubs' Board of Directors. For 15 years, she served as an NFMC representative to the Chautauqua Institution Summer Music Festival for which she received a commendation in 2017. Memorial gifts of at least $25 can be made to PFMC's Keystone Tribute Fund. See http://www.pfmc-music.org/forms.html for the form and address.