While I didn’t have the opportunity to develop a personal relationship with Cham, I often feel like he is someone I know well because the members of VOCAL who know him well talk of him so often. The couple of times I was able to meet Cham he was friendly and seemed to have a kind spirit. I appreciate the contributions that he has made to many musicians and songwriters by laying the groundwork for a songwriters group that continues 20 years later. I was able to get moving on my attempt to be a working musician because I had VOCAL to ease me into public performing. By having a supportive community of songwriters, it has helped many gain confidence and expand their knowledge about their craft. Thanks, Cham, for contributing so much to the local music scene, even for many that you didn’t know.