Shirley (Tally) Rice

Spirit of 26
2020

Our Miss Tally is always a glowing light when we come to rehearsal and
never complains though we know she is often in pain! With a twinkle in her
eye and perhaps her shiny slippers, our little spitfire greets all with her
enthusiastic big smile and always makes everyone feel special!
Tally has been our Membership Coordinator for 3 years, Make-up Chair for
12 years and an exemplary Sweet Adeline for almost 18 years. In the past
she has also been Sunshine Chair and tried her hand at physical warmups.
She has good attendance and comes early each week to chorus practice
and stays late, always ensuring that members needs are addressed in a
kind and efficient manner.  How wonderful that our new and seasoned
members are cared for and nurtured by our Miss Tally
Tally is excellent at updating our membership info in the Heart to Heart.
She is a willing volunteer in all of our fundraising events, including our
casino event.  She was the Silent Auction co-Chair at our recent show
auction and worked very hard on organizing and cataloging. Tally has
opened her home to coaches and even housed a member when she was
between homes. She is a great planner and forward thinker.
On the risers, she is a true example of the story behind the song, and her
face and body show that she is experiencing and sharing her story with the
audience. 
Oh, and have we mentioned what a storyteller and poet Tally is? She turns
moments big and small into a glorious tapestry of words.
 
It is obvious to all that whatever part she plays she does so with a joyful
exuberance which I believe overflows to those around her. She fills a huge
space in AHC and we would not be the same without her and that is why
Miss Tally is our 2020 Spirit of 26!