SANTA BARBARA CHAPTER

May Meeting: (2nd Monday)
Date: Monday, May 9, 2016
Time: 7:00 pm
Location: Ashly Piano Crafts
930 Ventura Ave.
Oak View, CA 93022
We met at Jim Connolly's shop on April 4, 2016 and elected new chapter officers: President: Gary Hammond; Vice President: Dennis Ashly; Secretary/Treasurer: Gary Hammond; Newsletter Editor: Evan Austin; Vice President of Desserts: Michael Sloan.

In our business meeting, we discussed radio ads to promote the Santa Barbara Chapter, as well as a DVD about the PTG Foundation that the home office sent to our chapter.

In our technical session, we talked about how to get the lowest string into the hole in the tuning pin when it's a very tight fit. We discussed customer relations, pianos that drop pitch quickly, and whether it was better to float the pitch or to tune to A=440. We also discussed the merits of various lubricants.

For our program, Dennis Ashly gave a report on the WestPac convention he recently attended in Seattle.

Our next meeting will be on May 9 at Ashly Piano Crafts in Ojai. The program is yet to be determined.

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