The NRO Summer program provides opportunities for members of the local community to be actively involved in the organization. Through Community Link, NRO musician fellows and administrative fellows are matched with local families and offered weekly activities such as hiking, rafting trips, picnics, and sports events. Community members also volunteer during the summer music festival in administration, at concerts and fundraising events.
The Community Link families are an essential part of what makes the NRO a unique experience. We pair Summit County residents with the visiting musician fellows and administrative fellows. Though the NRO provides the musicians with housing, the host families help them feel more at home. A host family may provide something as small as the answer to those questions such as “Where can I find a dentist?” or something as large as lending our visitors camping or fishing gear. Our host families’ generously provide their musicians some home-cooked or restaurant meals. Thank you Community Link host families; the activities and support make the summer memorable for the NRO musicians. For more information on being an NRO Community Link Host Family, contact Barbara Calvin at (970) 453-7337 or at Barbara.K.Calvin@gmail.com
We’d like to offer our heartfelt thanks to all who contributed to the Thursday night Community Link dinners. The NRO musicians tell us that the dinners provide the chance to have a home-made meal and to get to know one another in a low-pressure environment. Without the participation of so many community members, it would not be possible to offer this opportunity to our musicians. We invite anyone with interest in supporting this amazing weekly event to email Nancy French, the Tuesday Community Link Dinner Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org.