We celebrated 25 wonderful years in 2014!

In 2014 we celebrated our 25 year milestone since becoming a Sweet Adelines region.

For those interested in our Region’s history, a 20th-anniversary book was produced in 2009. (42MB pdf – 65 pages)

A collection of video messages from Sweet Adelines Australia Choruses to celebrate the Region 34 Silver Anniversary in 2014. These messages were screened at the Opening Ceremony of the Sydney Convention.

View a compilation of ‘History Fact Sheets‘ gathered in 2014 to celebrate our 25th anniversary.

Tribute to Ruth Williams,
a Sweet Adelines Australia pioneer

Ruth Williams loved Sweet Adelines International and worked tirelessly in the early years to start choruses all over New South Wales and beyond.

Along with her great friend Chad Fydler she started the first NSW chorus, Sydney Town Chorus. They travelled to the Sweet Adelines International contest in Hawaii in 1987 to accept their charter.

Ruth was Sydney Town’s first President and also served on the first Area Committee (the precursor to the RMT) and served as its Regent from 1992-1994. 

Ruth and Chad played an integral part of our region as members of the first Australian Steering Committee 1989-1991, laying the foundations for what was to become Region 34.

Ruth passed away on Monday August 15, 2016. A funeral to celebrate Ruth’s wonderful life was held at the Camellia Chapel, Macquarie Park Cemetery in Sydney on Tuesday August 23 at 11.30am.

Read the Ruth Williams Tribute from Sweet Adelines Australia presented at the funeral by Regional Team Coordinator, Sharon Cartwright.

Below is a link to a compilation of messages received from our members for Ruth’s daughter Carolyn and son Greg.

Memories of Ruth – a collection of messages from members.

Ruth Williams