Our Annual Meeting was yesterday, and was the last board meeting for Kip Cranna who has been on and off our board for 28 years ( starting in l985 when Chanticleer was 7 years old)  contributing his unique combination of musicological creds ( he was heavily involved in the creation of "La Serenissima"- our last concert set), experience in the performing arts, very long perspective on Chanticleer including friendship with Louis A. Botto (our founder) and just all around kindness and wisdom.  He's not leaving town though, and we will look forward to seeing him around.  Thanks Kip for service to Chanticleer for longer than some of us have been alive!