|Script For Thursday's Meeting
7:00 PM - Meeting at Ponders - We will add Hello, Mary Lou this Thursday.
It Came Upon A Midnight Clear
Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town
Mary Had A Baby
We Need a Little Christmas
Joy To The World
Armed Forces Medley
God Bless America
The Star Spangled Banner
Repertory: America the Beautiful, Armed Forces Medley, Blue Skies, California Here I Come, Can You Feel the Love Tonight, Darkness on the Delta, Georgia on My Mind, God Bless America, Hello Mary Lou, I’m Sittin’ on Top of the World, It’s the Music that Brings Us Together, Let’s Get Away from it All, Old Folks at Home, Star Spangled Banner, Welcome Song, When She Loved Me, When There’s Love at Home, Yesterday, and You Tell Me Your Dream
We have reconnected with Ringgold High School to support them for their "Mary Poppins" musical next Saturday, October 22:
o We need 4 volunteers to help with seating and handing out programs for both shows.
- Arrive at 2:15 for the 3 pm show
- Arrive at 6:15 for the 7 pm show
- Please wear Class B uniforms and your "best smiles" - just like Johnny!
o Not for Christmas, but there are some student singers who are interested in singing with us this January.
o Please text or call me if you would like to help Saturday - 423 310 5334. Thanks guys, Rich
|Shawn Trivette (Continued)
A few months after I was born (Sept 1980), my parents moved us to Clinton, TN (just outside of Knoxville). They've lived in that house ever since. I spent 7 years at Tennessee Tech, first majoring in chemical engineering and then late in the game changing majors to sociology; I graduated with both degrees in 2005, toured Europe for a month, and then moved to Massachusetts for grad school. New England was a good place to spend the next 7 years and I earned my PhD in sociology in 2012. My first job out of grad school was at Louisiana Tech; but after a few years, I knew I needed to move on. I never expected to move back to Tennessee, but a job opened up at UTC looking for an environmental sociologist ("that's me!" I said) and so in 2016 I found myself in Chattanooga. But after a few more years I decided that maybe academia wasn't for me after all. I now work remotely as a data scientist for a health care nonprofit based in Washington, DC. And then this summer I got "un-retired" from teaching when my alma mater asked me to teach (online) a research methods course for them. And I suppose the lesson from all of this is that you just never know where life will take you!
I was a foster parent for about 3 years, mostly to teenage boys, and most of whom had significant trauma histories. That was intense, especially for a single parent, and a little over a year ago I decided to call it quits. I now channel all that parenting energy into my sister's kids; being an uncle is probably the Best Role Ever. I currently live on Signal Mountain where my dog (Abernathy) helps me manage a 200 square foot backyard garden plus a small fruit orchard. In my spare time I like to play piano, spin poi, play board games (I host a weekly Pandemic Legacy game with a couple of friends), and make interesting food. Shawn