Oregon Oldtime Fiddlers' Association,OOTFA Launches New Website For Membership and Fundraising Purposes

Top Quote Celebrating their 50th year anniversary OOTFA has a legacy of promoting Old Time Fiddling and Old Time music providing Oregon citizens of all ages the opportunity to play, learn or listen to Oldtime Fiddle Music.
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    QuoteOOTFA is a 501(c)3 Non-Profit Organization providing Oregonians an opportunity to play,learn or listen to Oldtime Fiddle Music.Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) November 20, 2014 - Back in 1964 Cliff Buker and his fiddling friends decided there was enough interest in preserving America's Oldtime Fiddling to start a Fiddlers' Association and before the year was over the Oregon Oldtime Fiddlers' Association was formed with Buker as the first president. 

Later the OOTFA became a 501(c) 3 Non-Profit organization performing throughout the state of Oregon for citizens of all ages, offering free performances and fiddle lessons; and accepting only donations for their work. 

    After 50 years of musical service to Oregon citizens, a look into the present reveals that the OOTFA has maintained its ongoing mission and purpose, which is; "To promote, preserve and perpetuate Old Time Fiddling and Old Time music."


This is the founding core principal which has allowed it to be one of the largest Oldtime Fiddling organizations in the USA with over 1300 individual members. Every weekend throughout the year you will find OOTFA members performing Oldtime Music for Community events, County Fairs and Parades, Senior Centers, Schools, retirement homes and important cultural events. 

    This year and next OOTFA is celebrating its 50 year anniversary with a Membership and Fundraising Drive for operational and educational purposes. Currently OOTFA administers the Kielhorn Endowment which funds grants for musical opportunities classes and workshops for Oregon's youth. 

    State President Roland White says, "Oldtime fiddling is indeed an American Cultural Heritage and the OOTFA is committed to preserving and promoting the music for sometime to come. We have been making grants with the Kielhorn Endowment that provided tuition and scholarships to over 100 Oregon youth this year. This will insure that we have a strong crop of young fiddlers to carry forth the tradition." 

    Oregon Oldtime Fiddlers' has launched a new website for the purpose of increasing its membership and fundraising objectives and invites the citizens of Oregon to support their efforts by joining and/or making a donation for their anniversary year. All donations will be used for general operating and educational purposes.

    A 2015 membership includes all household family members for only $20 per year or $25 if a copy of the monthly Hoedowner Newsletter is mailed.  

OOTFA is planning for a series of events in their 50th Anniversary Year that will encourage recognition from Oregon citizens, bring in new members and increase fundraising. 

    State President White concludes, "New members and donations will insure that the tradition of Oldtime Fiddling and Oldtime Music will stay strong in Oregon for now and the future."

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