• OVOC Administration

Hello everyone!

As many of you know, OVOC has been fortunate to be able to store building

materials, build sets, store props, set pieces, and sets in a building owned by

Coleman Oil on Benton Street in Omak. We have been informed this week that the

building will be demolished soon. At this time, we do not yet know how much time

we have to move out. We have a lot of stuff there.

We are hoping that we can find a building that we can store stuff in, and maybe even

build in, soon.

If any of you know about a building that is large enough to at least store set

materials and tools, set pieces and props, if you own one that you are not using and

don’t mind OVOC using, or know someone who does, please let us know. You can

contact Ugo Bartell at 509-429-1676 or Karen Schimpf at 509-486-2144, or contact through our web site.

Thank you so much,

Karen Schimpf, OVOC VP.

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To our valued OVOC friends and family,

We'd like to put this reminder out to you, encouraging our folks to get online and do the census! It's very easy.

Okanogan County is the 3rd most underreported county in Washington state--37% right now, and we get funding in this county depending on how many live here and are reported. Underreported means underfunded.

It is easy to report online and can be accessed by just clicking this Census Bureau link: Folks will start to knock on doors of homes not reported by August 11.

We'd like to see Okanogan County's population represented and able to receive available funding for more opportunities in our area!

Thanks, everyone! We hope you are staying well and enjoying the mild summer!

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16 APRIL 2020


The Okanogan Valley Orchestra and Chorus announces its first Scholarship winner.

With many thanks to The Chelan Valley Players for its generous grant, the Okanogan Valley Orchestra and Chorus is pleased to announce its first Scholarship Award. CVP has recently disbanded and made this donation because of the strong relationship of the organizations.

OVOC President Ugo Bartell is pleased to announce that Sarah Walker is the recipient of this award. Sarah is a graduating senior from Omak High School who plans to attend Washington State University and pursue a degree in music education. While at WSU she plans to enjoy becoming a member of the Cougar Marching Band.

Sarah has been very active in OVOC having performed on the stage as an actor, behind the stage doing technical work and playing in the orchestra and chorus concerts and in the orchestra for a musical.

Bartell says that OVOC is proud to be able to now support our local students that will be pursuing careers in the Performing Arts.

NOTE: It is OVOC's intention that only earnings from the Scholarship Fund be used for the Scholarship. To make this self sustaining we ask your support by donating to the Fund. Take advantage of a $1,000 Matching Grant provided by an anonymous donor.

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Omak, WA 98841