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November 2014 Minutes

MINUTES OF THE LAS VEGAS BLUES SOCIETY BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING

4 NOVEMBER 2014

 

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

                 Gene Anderson, Pat Bear, Patty Laird, Tina Merced (Trustees)

                 President Erickson holds two proxies.

 

 

  1. I) MINUTES

  

  1.               A) The minutes of the Board meeting of 7 October 2014 were approved unanimously.

 

 

  1. II) TREASURER’S REPORT

 

  1.               A) Treasurer Gepke reports the Society has the following in its accounts:

 

1) $1,236.78 in Checking Account.

2) $690.09 in Musicians’ Emergency Relief Fund (MERF)

3) $500.09 in Julius E. Funches Memorial Fund

4) $2,416.96 aggregate total.

 

  1.                B) The Treasurer’s Report was approved unanimously.

 

 

III) OLD BUSINESS

 

  1.                A) Foundation Room Event, 18 December 2014

 

                     1) President Erickson says the Society will arrange for someone from the

Clark County School District to accept a $500.00 contribution from the

Funches fund for music needs in the district.

 

2) The Foundation Room wants to do a walk-through with Board members.

 

3) There will be no live music at the event.

 

4) The event will be run from 5:00-10:00 p.m.

 

 

  1. IV) NEW BUSINESS

 

  1.                  A) Board Elections

 

                      1) Secretary Kallman has published the first newsletter notices of the coming

Board election of January 2015.

 

2) Nominations will be taken from tonight’s meeting through midnight

31 December.

 

3) The voting will begin 4 January 2015 and conclude the final Friday of that

month.

 

4) Reminders will be published in every Society newsletter until the voting period

begins.

 

5) President Erickson suggests, since the by-laws are being re-written, that

Membership Chair should be established as an officers’ position. Trustee

Merced is currently the Society’s membership chair.

 

 

  1.                   B) The Society’s Legal Status

 

                       1) President Erickson will consult with his accountant regarding the Society’s

legal, non-profit, tax filing status and whether the legal, non-profit status needs

to be renewed or changed before the Society files its tax documents.

 

 

  1. V) ADJOURNMENT

 

                    The meeting adjourned at 7:20 p.m.

 

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December 2014 Minutes

MINUTES OF THE LAS VEGAS BLUES SOCIETY BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING

2 DECEMBER 2014

 

PRESENT: Mike Erickson (president); Jeff Kallman (secretary); Pat Bear, Patty Laird,

                 Tina Merced (trustees)

PROXIES: Mark Medina (trustee; held by President Erickson); Kurt Gepke (treasurer;

                 held by Secretary Kallman)

 

 

The meeting was called to order at 7:05 PM at Legend’s Bar, Boulder Highway.

 

 

  1. I) MINUTES

 

  1.          A) The minutes of the Board meeting of 4 November 2014 were approved unanimously

 

 

  1. II) Treasurer’s Report:

 

  1.         A) The treasurer’s report is sent to Secretary Kallman the day following the meeting this month

only, and will be included with the minutes:

 

1) As of 4 November 2014 the Society has a checking account balance of $1,209.78.

2) The Society’s Musicians’ Emergency Relief Fund (MERF) has a balance of $690.12.

3) The Society’s Julius E. Funches Memorial Education Fund has a balance of $500.11.

4) The Society’s PayPal balance is $0.00

5) The Aggregate Total is $2,400.01.

 

 

III) OLD BUSINESS

 

  1.        A) Las Vegas Blues Society Website

 

              1) Trustee Merced tells the board she has met a contact who would be willing to help maintain

the Society Website.

 

2) President Erickson says former Trustee Garrett Hampton—who has maintained the site even

since his move to Washington State—is still willing to help host and maintain it as long as feasible

for him to do so.

 

3) Trustee Merced says her contact will attend the next Society board meeting.

 

 

  1.        B) Foundation Room Holiday Meet-Greet-Mix

 

             1) Secretary Kallman and Trustee Merced urge the Society to continue pushing the Foundation Room

holiday mixer and White Elephant gift game despite the early lack of feedback on the gift game.

 

2) The event has been posted as a formal event page on Facebook.

 

3) The Society newsletter includes links both to the Facebook event page and the EventBrite.com

ticket confirmation Website.

 

4) Trustee Bear discusses promotional posters she’s designing for the event.

 

5) The Board agrees to hire a photographer for $100 to take photographs of the event.

 

6) Secretary Kallman will send individual invitations to Bobby and Melissa Kingston of SNS Saloon

in light of their establishment being the home of the LVBS.

 

7) The Board agrees to contribute $500 from the Funches Fund to Clark County School District toward

music education at or around the event.

 

 

 

  1. IV) NEW BUSINESS

 

  1.        A) Las Vegas Blues Society Jams

 

             1) Trustee Merced says that with the end of the Reno’s Roc ‘n’ Sol Jam at Joey’s Tavern there is a possible

opening for the Society to conduct a blues jam of its own on a future Saturday night at a willing

venue.

 

2) Secretary Kallman suggests Board members look around and try to learn which other local establishments

friendly to blues music would be willing to host a Society jam, in addition to SNS Saloon, on a Saturday night,

or on other nights when the establishment is likeliest to have a good size crowd.

 

3) President Erickson discusses the Sand Dollar as a possibility but notes they are still not with

a gaming licence. Trustee Merced notes the Sand Dollar’s ownership may not prefer a gaming

license, meaning the club can be open from 8 p.m.-2 a.m. only.

 

4) President Erickson notes SNS Saloon owner Bobby Kingston calls the club’s Thursday night

blues events as Society events,displaying the Society’s MERF fund collection box, and we can

have Society membership applications present for sign-ups at these events.These events aren’t

jams strictly defined, but the bands engaged for these shows invite sit-ins as their discretion.

 

 

  1.        B) Board of Trustees Elections

 

              1) President Erickson says there is still a need to find a candidate to run for Secretary,with

incumbent Secretary Kallman being nominated for President.

 

2) Trustees Anderson, Andraccio, Bear, Davis, Laird, and Merced will run for the Board once again.

 

3) Society member Patrick Herrera intends to run for a Board position.

 

 

  1.        C) The Society’s Legal Standing

 

              1) President Erickson suggests the Society find an accountant or attorney willing to review and help

finish the documentation (profit and loss, etc.)  for securing/renewing the Society’s legal standing

with the Nevada Secretary of State office.

 

 

  1. V) ADJOURNMENT

 

  1.        A) The meeting adjourned at 7:48 PM.

 

 

 

 

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