CFS Newsletter and Information

The next CFS Board meeting is  Saturday May 11, 2019 at  1:00pm at at Bill Pfender & Anne Smith’s house:, 3704 NW Jameson Dr. in Corvallis

Special Notice:  

ANNUAL CFS MEMBER MEETING:     Saturday May 18, 2019, 

 First Congregational United Church of Christ Church, Fireplace Room

                        4515 West Hills Rd     (Same building as the Contra Dance Hall)

Important event for all members of CFS!  Please come to our Annual Member Meeting in May.  Learn more about your organization. Bring questions and concerns. Elect Board members for next year.  All Community members are welcome. . .  if not currently a member, you could even join CFS on the spot!


3:15 to 5:15: PRE-POTLUCK MUSIC JAM in the Fireplace Room. Bring musical instruments, voices, songs & stories. We have 2 hours to socialize, jam, play music & share songs before the potluck.  Enter the church from usual parking lot entry doors for the Dances. A map/sign will show how to get to the Fireplace room.

5:30: POTLUCK:  Please bring salads, casseroles, pizza and other substantial snacks & finger foods. Coffee, tea and water will be provided.  Other beverages welcome.

6:00 MEMBER MEETING:  Meeting will start when folks have gotten food & a place to sit. During the next hour or so CFS Board officers will present a review of CFS activities, give a current financial report and propose a slate of candidates to serve on the Board for next year. Members may propose additional candidates to this list & here will be time for questions, comments and suggestions from the community.   Approval of candidates will be decided by voice vote.


Newsletter Changes:      We now do a monthly (aprox.) newsletter in PDF format and send it by email (see below).  You may need to download something to read PDF (like Adobe Reader which is free).

Anyone who doesn’t have a computer can go to the Corvallis Library, where the staff there could help them get online to look at the newsletter.

You may have to reduce the size (Command-minus if on a Mac).

Recent Newsletters

Dec 2018 Newsletter PDF: CFS Newsletter 12-2018

Jan-Feb 2019 Newsletter PDF: CFS Newsletter 1-2019

Feb-Mar 2019 Newsletter PDF: CFS Newsletter 2-2019a

Mar-Apr  2019 Newsletter PDF: CFS Newsletter 3-2019

Apr-May  2019 Newsletter PDF: CFS Newsletter 4- 2019a


See also the membership heading

Information and a description of the new memberplanet system is posted there. Make sure we have your e-mail address if you want to receive the newsletter.       Please contact:

Submitting Information to the CFS Newsletter:

The newsletter deadline is the 2nd Monday of the month.  Please submit by e-mail to the editor:  Richard Thies  (see contacts page)

Sending as e-mail text with attached jpegs is fine or most other word processor programs will work if you send them in a version that is not too new.  My translator might not do the latest version.

The deadline for calendar items is 5:00 PM on the Sunday before the 2nd Monday of the month.  Submit to  to  Dave Rabinowitz  (see contacts page)

Non-CFS concert info can run no more than one-half page and won’t be run opposite a CFS event.

Comments about the web newsletter:  Richard Thies  (see contacts page)

I have a few supplemental pages:

Booking with links to interested performers (You can help bring one of these)

Best Cellar History Part 1 (40 year Bash and 2013 GT Article)

Best Cellar History Part 2 (1992 GT Article and cookie recipe)