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January 2015 Meeting Minutes

MINUTES OF THE LAS VEGAS BLUES SOCIETY BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING

Tuesday, 6 January 2015

 

Present: Mike Erickson (President); Jeff Kallman (Secretary); Gene Anderson, Patty Laird, Tina Merced (Trustees).

Proxies: Kurt Gepke (Treasurer; held by Secretary Kallman); Mark Medina (trustee; held by President Erickson).     

 

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

 

  1. I) MINUTES

 

  1.                  A) The minutes for the Board meeting of 2 December 2015 were approved unanimously.

 

 

  1. II) TREASURER’S REPORT

 

  1.                  A) By way of Secretary Kallman, Treasurer Gepke reported the following:

 

                        1) The Society checking account has $1,137.28

                        2) The Musicians’ Emergency Relief Fund (MERF) has  $690.15.

                        3) The Julius E. Funches Memorial Education Fund has  $500.13.

                        4) Including $45 delivered by President Erickson to the Society, the aggregate total is $2,372.56.

 

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

 

 

III)  OLD BUSINESS

 

  1.                  A) CONTRIBUTION TO CLARK COUNTY SCHOOLS MUSIC EDUCATION (FUNCHES FUND)

 

                       1) Secretary Kallman reports the school district representative to receive the contribution

could not attend the Society’s Foundation Room holiday function to receive it. But she

agrees to accept it at the school district offices during January, contingent upon

Treasurer Gepke making out the appropriate $500 check.

 

2) The representative is Judy Meyers, who has designated Brinley Middle School’s band

program as the recipient.

 

 

 

  1. IV) NEW BUSINESS

 

  1.                  A) NOMINEES TO THE 2015 LVBS BOARD OF TRUSTEES

 

                       1) Secretary Kallman announces the following nominees to the Board:

Martin Barber (Secretary), Patrick Herrera (Treasurer); Gene Anderson, Dennis (Monk)

Andraccio, Pat Bear, Mike Erickson, Barbra Gress, Rockin’ Billy Gress, Bobby Kingston, Patty Laird,

Z Lipsky, Tina Merced (Trustees); and, Jeff Kallman (President).

 

2) Secretary Kallman will send the ballot forth to the membership following the meeting. The voting

period will continue through 6:00 p.m. Friday, 30 January.

 

  1.                  B) NEW SOCIETY T-SHIRTS

 

1) The Board agrees to wait until the new Board of Trustees is seated to discuss a re-design of the

Las Vegas Blues Society T-shirt and ordering new needed T-shirts.

 

 

  1.                  C) NEW BLUES SOCIETY JAM VENUES

 

1) President Erickson, Secretary Kallman, and Trustee Merced discuss potential new venues for

Blues Society jams, including possible the Time Out on Charleston and Jones (the former King

Tut), where the regular Thursday night jam hosts at that venue says he is willing to let the

Society have one of his nights for a Society blues jam.

 

2) Secretary Kallman says the Society should avoid last-minute/last-hour jam planning such as occurred

at the Stateside Lounge toward the end of 2014.

 

 

  1. V) ADJOURNMENT

 

                      1) The meeting adjourned at 7:34 p.m.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  

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