As a part of our mission statement, The Lyre Association of North America has a commitment to make our annual conferences available to as many members and friends as possible. One of the ways we seek to achieve this goal is by arranging to host our conferences in a variety of geographic locations. In this way, we are able to attract local members and new friends who have an interest to learn to play the lyre. This commitment does come at a cost, however, since our country spans over 2000 miles from East to West, and in years like this one when we are holding our conference in an entirely new location in the middle of the country, members and friends from both coasts are having to bear a significant transportation cost. In a year when we are also bringing a master teacher from Europe, the Lyre Association likewise has to bear higher than normal costs and therefore has less available to offer toward financial aid scholarships to those who are finding themselves challenged because of transportation costs. Because of our commitment to offer as much support as possible, we are appealing especially to you, our members and friends who are not attending this years’ conference, to consider making a modest donation to LANA in order to offset the costs of our support to those who have appealed to us for financial aid scholarships. Any amount, small or large, makes a difference, and we thank you in advance for your continuing support of our efforts to bring the joy of the lyre to as many people as possible!
Lyre Association of North America