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October 2014 LVBS Meeting Minutes

MINUTES OF THE LAS VEGAS BLUES SOCIETY BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING

TUESDAY, 7 OCTOBER 2014

 

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

              Gene Anderson, Dennis (Monk) Andraccio, Pat Bear, Patty Laird, Tina Merced 

              (trustees)

 

 

The meeting was called to order at 7:05 p.m.

 

 

  1. I) MINUTES

 

  1.         A) The minutes for the Board meeting of 2 September 2014 were approved

 

 

  1. II) TREASURER’S REPORT

 

  1.         A)Treasurer Gepke reports $1,007.13 in the Society checking account; $690.06 in

the Musicians’ Emergency Relief Fund (MERF); $500.07 in the Julius E. Funches

Memorial Fund; aggregate total of $2,197.89.

 

  1.         B) The treasurer’s report was approved unanimously.

 

 

III) OLD BUSINESS

 

  1.         A) “BOBBY’S LOUNGE” ANNIVERSARY/THROWBACK EVENT

 

               1) Secretary Kallman says the Society needed only a confirmed date for

this event, which the Board previously agreed to support, and that

SNS Saloon owner Bobby Kingston has agreed to 1 November 2014.

 

2) President Erickson says Monk and the Po Boys will be the featured band

for the afternoon open jam during the event.

 

 

  1.         B) STATESIDE LOUNGE LVBS JAM

 

              1) The Society is going ahead with hosting an open jam at the Stateside Lounge

on Las Vegas Blvd. at Washington Avenue 11 October 2014, at 9 p.m., anchored by

Monk and the Po Boys.

 

 

 

  1. IV) NEW BUSINESS

 

  1.          A) 2015 BOARD OF TRUSTEES NOMINATIONS

 

                1) President Erickson reminds the board to begin thinking about nominations

to the 2015 Board of Trustees. He adds he will not place himself into

nomination for another term as Board president.

 

2) Secretary Kallman reminds the Board nominations begin in November,

on the day of the Board’s first meeting, and end at midnight 31 December,

with voting by the Society membership to begin on the date of the Board’s

January meeting and to conclude on the final Friday of January.

 

 

  1.           B) FOUNDATION ROOM MIXER

 

                 1) Treasurer Gepke reports the next Las Vegas Blues Society Foundation Room

Mixer with House of Blues will be Thursday,18 December 2014, at 5:00 p.m.

 

2) As with the January mixer, the Society will receive ten percent of the event

proceeds.

 

3) Treasurer Gepke also reports Michelle Queen with House of Blues says she can

provide items if the Society wants to conduct a raffle during the mixer.

 

 

 

  1. V) ADJOURNMENT

 

1) The meeting adjourned at 7:25 p.m.

 

 

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September 2014 LVBS Meeting Minutes

 

MINUTES OF THE LAS VEGAS BLUES SOCIETY BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING

2 SEPTEMBER 2014

 

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

                   Gene Anderson, Stormy Davis, Patty Laird, Tina Merced, Robert Smera

                   (Trustees)

 

The meeting was called to order at 7:15 p.m.

 

 

  1. I) MINUTES

 

  1.                A) The minutes of the Board meeting of 5 August 2014 were approved unanimously.

 

 

  1. II) TREASURER’S REPORT

 

  1.                A) Treasurer Gepke reports the following:

 

1) The Society has $807.17 in its checking account; $500.04 in the Musicians

Emergency Relief Fund (MERF); $500.05 in the Julius E. Funches Memorial

Fund; $143.13 in its PayPal account; the aggregate total is $1,950.39.

 

2)  Secretary Kallman adds he will give $75 in cash from two new membership

signups.

 

3) Trustee Merced reports the Society had 80 members a month ago, lost 41 at

August’s end, but gained 14 during the month.

 

 

III) MIXER-MEET-GREET-JAM

 

  1.                 A) A mix-meet-greet-jam at Saddle N Spurs can’t be done in September due to

the venue’s prior booking.

 

  1.                 B) Secretary Kallman suggests the new Sand Dollar/702 ownership would be

receptive to such a mix-meet-greet-jam Society event as soon as possible.

 

  1.                 C) Other options suggested include the Double Down, Legends, and the Bounty

Hunter.

 

  1.                 D) Trustee Merced suggests the mixer-meet-greet-jam should be done as close

as possible to the Big Blues Bender for potential membership renewals/returns.

 

  1.                 E) President Erickson, Secretary Kallman, and Trustee Merced will talk to the

Sand Dollar/702 about the mixer. President Erickson will also talk to Legends.

 

 

  1. IV) THROWBACK EVENT OR JAM

 

  1.                  A) Bobby Kingston is interested in having a throwback Las Vegas Blues Society

event/jam at Saddle N Spurs saluting the origins of the Society and inviting                                     performers who were active on the blues scene at the time.

 

  1.                  B) Other venues for such an event could be Joey’s Tavern and other

previously suggested jam venues. President Erickson will talk to Joey’s people

about doing a mixer if not necessarily a jam.

 

 

  1. V) ADJOURNMENT

 

                    The meeting was adjourned at 7:45 p.m.

 

 

 

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