of the American Guild of Organists
Frequently Asked Questions
I am moving. Who should I send my address change information to? Send your new information to the Registrar@pitago.org who will change the information in our chapter files and forward the information to National Headquarters in New York.
What if I am leaving the area and going to a new chapter? Notify both the Treasurer@pitago.org and the Registrar@pitago.org of your intent to move from the area. If you are moving in the middle of the dues year, please let the Treasurer know what chapter you are going to so that the correct paperwork can be submitted. If you need to find a chapter in the area in which you are moving, go to the National AGO website (www.agohq.org); on the home page, look under Regions and Chapters.
What if I am new to the area or have a friend who is interested in joining our chapter? Please contact the Registrar@pitago.org or the Membership@pitago.org committee for a membership application or see the "Registration" link for an on-line copy.. For questions regarding membership, please feel free to ask anyone on the Executive Board.
I have an idea for a program for a Guild Meeting. Who do I contact? The Sub-Dean@pitago.org is the head of the programming for the Guild.
How do I make a reservation for the dinner before the Guild meeting? Reservations for the dinner are due by the MONDAY prior to the Guild meeting by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org. Any reservations taken after the deadline cannot be guaranteed. If you need to cancel your reservation after the deadline, your dinner must be paid, and no refunds.
I want to bring a non-member to the dinner and guild meeting. Who do I contact for reservations? Please give the Hospitality Chair - email@example.com, the person’s name when you are making your reservations so that we can have a name tag available for them.
What is the cost of the dinner meal? $18.00 in cash or check made payable to Pittsburgh Chapter, AGO. What if I need transportation to the Guild Meeting? Please inform us when making your reservation for dinner and we will try to arrange transportation.
I want to place information into the Pipelines. Who do I contact? Articles for the Pipelines are due to the firstname.lastname@example.org by 5PM on the 10th day of the month.
I want to send an email to the chapter. Who do I contact? All emails are sent to the Registrar@pitago.org, who will have the content of the email approved by the Chapter Dean ( Dean@pitago.org). The Dean reserves the right to decline any email that is not aligned with the mission of the Chapter. Payment ($25 per email) is due (to the Registrar) prior to the email being sent. A discounted bundle of 5 emails for $100 is available by advance payment to the Registrar.
Who do I contact to request mailing address labels packet? Please contact the Treasurer (Treasurer@pitago.org).
I know someone who is interested in learning to play the organ and needs lessons. Who do I contact? Please contact the Pittsburgh Organ Academy (email@example.com).
I lost my directory. Who do I contact to get a replacement copy? The Registrar@pitago.org can provide you with a replacement copy for a cost of $5.00.
How do I keep my directory up to date with changes? Changes to addresses, phone number, email and organ position are published in the Pipelines each issue. Remember to let the Registrar@pitago.org know of any change of information.
Where can I find email addresses for the Officers or Executive Committee? Go to the Pittsburgh AGO website (www.pitago.org). On the left hand column, you will see a link to the Officers and Executive Committee (Chapter Officers); this will take you to the links to email the individual.
Publicity & Advertising Rates
Revised January 2010
Newsletter Ad (Monthly Rates)
One full page, mention in the points of interest column on the first page and their name or event added to the footer of each page. May include pictures.
½ page below the dinner reservation, mention in the points of interest column on the first page and their name or event added to the footer of each page. May include pictures.
½ page, below the dinner reservation. May include pictures.
¼ page, placement would be at the discretion of the editor.
¹/8 page, placement would be at the discretion of the editor.
Pre-printed mailing labels of current membership roster
Email to all
Email to all those members with active e-mail addresses
Purchase 4 email options at regular price paid in advance and recieve a 5th one free
Terms and conditions:
is due in full before any service is provided
should be made by check addressed to "Pittsburgh Chapter, AGO" or via PAYPAL to "Treasurer@pitago.org"
provided to newsletter editor (for newsletter ads) or Chapter Registrar (for labels or e-mail)
Space for ads should be arranged with the newsletter editor
The ad and payment are due before the newsletter deadline (5PM on the 10th of the month before newsletter publication date
Pictures must be in .JPG format
The newsletter editor and chapter officers reserve the right to decline any advertisement that they feel is inappropriate, in poor taste, or contrary to the AGO code of Ethics
Coordination of labels should be arranged with the Chapter Registrar
Email to all Chapter members:
The Chapter reserves the right to decline any requests that do fit with the mission of the Chapter or directly conflict with a Chapter sponsored event (i.e. OAS, POA, etc.)..
Allrequests must be submitted to the Chapter Email Coordinator: firstname.lastname@example.org The Email coordinatorwill acknowledge all requests and then format the email for distribution.
The request should be formatted exactlyl the way that it is intended to appear. Any attachments (images or PDFs only) should be please clearly indicated in the request.
All requests must be received no later than one week prior to the publicized event.
Once the request is acknowledged and accepted, payment should be sent to the Chapter Registrar via check made payable to "Pittsburgh Chapter AGO", subject: "Email".