Awarded to Linda Splichal
Prairie Rose Chorus 2022 Woman of Note
Prairie Rose Chorus would like to recognize Linda Splichal as our 2022 Woman of Note. Linda is chorus president for the second year and has done a remarkable job keeping the chorus moving forward through the Covid years. In mid November, she was given an additional challenge when Robyn Nadvornik, our director, had a stroke and was unable to continue her duties as she recovered. Linda didn't flinch as she stepped forward as interim director. Under her leadership, we continued to practice for our annual Christmas Sing with 11 guests joining us for the pre-Christmas practices. She reinvigorated our rehearsals with ease and Grace, and by December 18th, we were performance ready. Linda is more than worthy of being our Woman of Note this year, for her exceptional leadership and devotion to Praire Rose Chorus.
Awarded to Connie Christensen
Prairie Rose Chorus 2021 Woman of Note
Connie Christensen is a 20 year member of Prairie Rose Chorus. She has distinguished herself in many areas of service. She has been a member of the board and served as Membership Chair and ByLaws Chair. She has written many of the scripts we used for shows also designing and producing programs for our shows. Connie is a dependable resource person for continuity in our chorus leadership. “Ask Connie” is a well used phrase when we have questions about almost everything. Connie took a leave of absence for a time when she had a health struggle, but returned with renewed determination to be a Forever Prairie Rose. We treasure Connie for the beautiful human being she is and as a distinguished and valuable member of our chorus.
Awarded to Robyn Nadvornik
Prairie Rose Chorus 2017 Woman of Note
Robyn Nadvornik is the Director of Prairie Rose Chorus in Dickinson, North Dakota. She was one of the original members of the chorus at its inception 24 years ago, as well as a charter member of Prairie Rose. Robyn was director for most of that time. She has always worn more than one hat in our small chorus, being excellent in choreography and costuming too. However, last year presented her greatest challenge to continue her duties as director while shuttling her husband, Richard, to Fargo, ND for cancer treatment over five months, a distance of 300 miles from Dickinson. Robyn miraculously juggled her roles at home, work, and chorus during this trying time. She only missed one practice, much to the amazement of us members. She always claims that we are her family here, but we hold her in a special place in our hearts too. She has shown us dedication above and beyond the call of duty, and we love and honor her.