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MINUTES of the Las Vegas Blues Society Board of Trustees, 5 November 2013

LAS VEGAS BLUES SOCIETY BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING

5 November 2013

 

Present: Mike Erickson (president); Jeff Kallman (secretary); Kurt Gepke (treasurer);

              Barbra Gress, Mark Medina, Tina Merced, Carol Nashe (trustees).

Proxies: Rockin’ Billy Gress (held by Barbra Gress); Pat Bear (held by Mike Erickson).

 

The meeting was called to order at 7:10 p.m. 5 November 2013.

 

I) MINUTES

 

              a) The minutes for the Board meeting of 2 October 2013 were approved unanimously.

II) TREASURER’S REPORT

 

              a) Treasurer Gepke reports $1162.13 in the General Fund; $492.31 in the Musicans’

                  Emergency Relief Fund (MERF); $35 in undeposited funds; and, $96.60 available

                  in the Society PayPal account. This makes an aggregate $1,786.04.

 

              b) Trustee Merced says as of tonight’s meeting the Society has 130 members.

 

              c) Treasurer Gepke and Secretary Kallman will go to the bank to open the account for

                  the Julius E. Funches Memorial Fund with $500 earmarked previously for the former

                  blues scholarship. The board discusses ideas for getting word forth not just about

                  the fund and its contributions but the Society itself.

 

              d) The Treasurer’s Report was approved unanimously.

III) LVBS CHRISTMAS EVENT/PARTY

 

              a) The board discusses options for a Christmas party joining to our Cellar event

                  20 December.

 

              b) The board agrees to spend $20 for a “soft” Facebook advertisement and to consider

                  spending up to $200 on the party itself.

IV) NEWSLETTER

 

              a) Secretary Kallman will continue putting notices calling for a volunteer Webmaster

                  for the Society Website until a volunteer comes forward.

 

              b) Secretary Kallman reminds the board that notice for the coming Board elections

                  will go forth in early December, this year, by way of the newsletter.

 

              c) The Board agrees unanimously that any Board communications to the membership                     will be seen by three trustees before they are published.

V) LADY J HUSTON BENEFIT

 

              a) Trustee Gress calls for contributing something to stricken performer Lady J

                  Huston at the benefit show 12 November for her medical relocation to St. Louis.

 

              b) The Board agrees to contribute $200 from MERF to Lady J Huston.

VI) OTHER BLUES SOCIETY JAM VENUES

 

              a) President Erickson says other venues such as Shakespeare’s in Henderson

                 and Jalisco Cantina (formerly Super Mex) are interested in hosting Society

                 blues jams. He also says Jalisco Cantina is very interested in hosting a Society

                 jam starting earlier than the normal 9 p.m. or 10 p.m. start times.

VII) ADJOURNMENT

 

               a) The Board adjourned at 8:00 p.m.

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