Certificate of Recognition from Governor Abbott to the Fort Worth Songwriters' Association for 25 years of service providing, educating, and promoting music in Texas.

Certificate of Recognition from Governor Abbott to the Fort Worth Songwriters' Association for 25 years of service providing, educating, and promoting music in Texas.

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30 YEAR ANNIVERSARY

30 YEAR ANNIVERSARY

FWSA 2023 WINTER SHOWCASE


 

FROM THE PRESIDENT

Rick Tate, President

One of the duties of the records keeper of FWSA is to maintain current and past events, meetings, and attendance. This falls on the president at this time. We keep files of meeting notes, newsletters, showcases, contests, financial records, and memorabilia, and keep sakes. Personal and financial records are kept locked away until in due time they may be properly disposed in the event there is not enough storage.

Recently, I had to say goodbye to old performer sign in sheets, financial statements, extra newsletters, and showcase flyers of several of our former members who have passed on. I found myself in a nostalgic mood, singing their songs, remembering their style. I say to all of them, "I remember you and your songs, you are not forgotten".

I am glad that the job was mine, gently removing keepsakes, rather than someone carelessly disposing of keep sakes of people they don't know. In songwriting, perhaps one of the reasons we write songs is to be remembered. We like to give life's instructions which we have learned and pass that on. We like to make people laugh and warn the listener of heart breaks to avoid. We sure don't do it for the money. There is a longing to capture wisdom in song and display a piece of art which a moment ago was only a thought. 

Here's to a great year for all you songwriters!!

Sincerely,

Your 2023 FWSA President

Rick Tate

 

     

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