Organ Historical Society

Michigan Chapter


Minutes of the April 21, 2007 Meeting


The group examines E. M. Skinner's handiwork in the pipe chamber. (Listen)



Paul Monochino introduces the group to the Cathedral's E. M. Skinner organ.



Terry Jankowski is a picture of concentration as Pail Monochino stands by to suggest registration.



Paul Monochino plays the Cathedral's recently restored 1921 Steinway piano as Leonard Feerick listens approvingly.


Leonard Feerick and Brian Sweetman inspect Trevor Dodd's photos of an organ he is restoring.

A stairway to Skinner heaven.







Chapter President Carl Balduf called the March 10, 2007 meeting of the Michigan Chapter of the Organ Historical Society to order at 10 a.m. at Our Lady, Queen of the Most Holy Rosary Cathedral in Toledo, Ohio.


Present were Carl Balduf, Trevor Dodd, Leonard Feerick, Terry Jankowski, Brian Sweetman and Bill Tufts, plus Art Howard, a guest from the Toledo A.G.O. Chapter and Paul Monochino, Cathederal Organist and Director of Music, and President of the Toledo A.G.O. Chapter, who graciously hosted the meeting.


Balduf began the meeting by thanking Mr. Monochino for his hospitality at the lovely venue.


The minutes of the March 10, 2007 meeting were then approved as presented on the Chapter Website and in hard copy at the meeting. Terry Jankowski presented the Treasurer's Report which was accepted as read. The Report is posted below.


Under Old Business, Balduf said he was continuing work on a draft of the Chapter Bylaws. Terry Jankowski then mentioned the need to RSVP for the May meeting AGO/OHS organ crawl and dinner. Balduf said he would email a reminder to the membership.


There was no new business.


The meeting was adjourned at 10:04 a. m, followed by Mr. Monochino’s presentation of a bit of history surrounding the Cathedral's E. M. Skinner organ and a demonstration of its "sweeter" stops. He then performed a selection that showed off the organ's wide range of colors. This was followed by an opportunity for others to play the organ and investigate the pipe chamber high above the altar.


Members then met at the Toledo Spaghetti Factory for an enjoyable lunch.


Respectfully submitted,



Carl Balduf




Brian Sweetman plays as Paul Monochino contemplates

the magnificent Skinner sounds.




The plates are ravaged and smiles abound after lunch at the

Spaghetti Factory. L-r, Carl Balduf, Bill Tufts, Leonard Feerick,

Terry Jankowsi and Brian Sweetman.



The pipes as E. M. Skinner left them: unchanged tonally since the instrument

was installed.



Michigan Chapter

Organ Historical Society



Treasurer's Report




April 21, 2007


Opening balance as of March 7, 2007---------------------------$1214.39



Dues deposited on 3/16/07)-----------------------------------------------125.00


Dues received April 21-----------------------------------------------------$30.00



Closing Balance as of 3/07/07--------------------------------------$1369.39


Respectfully submitted,




Terry Jankowski