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MINUTES of the Las Vegas Blues Society Board of Trustees, 6 January 2014

MINUTES of the Las Vegas Blues Society Board of Trustees Meeting, 6 January 2014

 

PRESENT: Mike Erickson (President), Jeff Kallman (Secretary), Kurt Gepke (Treasurer);

                 Gene Anderson, Pat Bear, Mark Medina, Carol Nashe (Trustees)

The meeting began at 7:05 p.m. in The Cellar Lounge.

 

I) MINUTES

 

   a) The Minutes of the Board meeting for 3 December 2013 were approved unanimously.

 

II) TREASURER’S REPORT

 

   a) Treasurer Gepke reported the Society has $550.63 in the Society checking account

       (pending a PayPal transfer of $193.50); $507.35 in our Musicians’ Emergency Relief

       Fund (MERF); $500.03 in our Julius E. Funches Memorial Fund; and, $65.00 in petty

       cash ($50 for the general fund and $15 for MERF). The aggregate total is $1,623.01.

 

   b) The Treasurer’s Report is approved unanimously.

III) THE CELLAR LOUNGE:

 

   a) The Society agrees to designate the Cellar Lounge as the official 2014 headquarters of

       the Las Vegas Blues Society, including a special banner for the bar and the Society

       Website.

 

IV) LVBS OPEN JAMS

 

   a) The Society agrees to drop the monthly Saturday event/jam at Bar 702 and to initiate

       a monthly Society jam at BB’s Clubhouse on Boulder Highway.

V) NEW WEBMASTER

 

   a) The Board formally introduces Garrett Hampton as the Society’s new Webmaster.

VI) LVBS FOUNDATION ROOM MIXER

 

   a) President Erickson urges the Board to concentrate on the Foundation Room (House of

       Blues/Mandalay Bay) Society mixer scheduled for 24 January.

 

   b) Trustee Medina points out the Society will receive ten percent of the Foundation Room

       bar take. He also urges the best effort to publicise the event.

 

   c) The Board agrees the Mixer will be a powerful opportunity to increase the Society’s

       presence and prestige among the Las Vegas business community and with the House

       of Blues organisation.

VII) 2014 BOARD OF TRUSTEES BALLOT

 

    a) Secretary Kallman reads the ballot for the 2014 Board of Trustees: Mike Erickson (for

        President), Secretary Kallman for the same office, Treasurer Gepke for treasure; Trustees

        Anderson, Andraccio, Bear, Merced, and Nashe running for re-election; Society members

        Garrett Hampton, Patty Laird, and Robert Smera running to become Trustees.

 

    b) The voting will be conducted by e-mail balloting from 7-31 January.

VIII) LVBS MEMBER BANDS

 

     a) Trustee Medina proposes adding LVBS Website links for Society member bands, links that

         will send visitors to their Websites (if they have them) and add pictures or band logos,

         with non-member bands receiving only a listing but no hyperlink. The idea is to offer

         member bands something more in return for their Society membership.

 

     b) The motion passes, with a call for a near-future mention of the plan in the Society

         Newsletter.

IX) LVBS CHRISTMAS PARTY

 

     a) The Board formally thanks Trustees Merced and Bear for their efforts in planning and

         executing the Society’s Christmas party/White Elephant game/LVBS jam with Ode

         School on 20 December 2013.

X) ADJOURNMENT

 

     a) The meeting adjourned 8:05 p.m.

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