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December 2015 Minutes

MINUTES OF THE LAS VEGAS BLUES SOCIETY BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING DECEMBER 1, 2015
Meeting called to order at 7:17 pm by President Jeff Kallman
PRESENT: Jeff Kallman ( president), Marcia Frank (secretary), Parick Herrera (treasurer); Trustees: Patty Laird, Rockin’ Billy Gress, Barbra Gress; guest Rita King
ABSENT: Pat Bear, Dennis (Monk) Andraccio, Z Lipsky, Tina Merced
Guest Rita King, daughter of B.B. King, addressed the board and her interest in reaching out to the blues community to do something worthy of her father’s honor i.e. fundraiser for Alzheimer’s research or for helping musician’s in need. A fundraiser to be held on B.B. King’s birthday next September was discussed as a possibility and will be explored further after the new board is seated. Rita King was encouraged to join the Las Vegas Blues Society and possibly be a board member.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES
 The minutes of the November 3, 2015 board meeting were approved unanimously.
TREASURER’S REPORT
 Since last report, $300.00 was donated to Rosemary Dolly Anderson.
 Income received was $95.00.
 $789.00 is the current balance.
 Treasurer’s report was approved unanimously.
OLD BUSINESS
 President Kallman reports that fixing the website has been delayed because developer Garrett Hampton broke his arm. Repairs to the website should commence this week.
 Celebration of Life- Gene Anderson- Trustee Barbra Gress thanked all the board members involved to make this event a huge success attended by so many blues musicians. Special thanks to Trustee Rockin’ Billy Gress for his leadership, the Legend staff, Al Ventura for running the sound board, and Treasurer Herrera for making table flyers.
NEW BUSINESS
 January jam- January 9, 2016 (Saturday night) with Diane Kallay Band at the Sand Dollar starting at 9 pm.
 February 12th jam at Legend’s with Rockin’ Billy Gress may have tobe changed so not to conflict with Mike Zito and the Wheel performance with Jimmy Carpenter that same day.
 Both jams need to be heavily publicized on Facebook by the Board.
Meeting adjourned at 7:45 pm.

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November 2015 Minutes

MINUTES OF THE LAS VEGAS BLUES SOCIETY BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING N0VEMBER 3, 2015
Meeting called to order at 7:17 pm by President Jeff Kallman
PRESENT: Jeff Kallman ( president), Marcia Frank (secretary), Parick Herrera (treasurer), Tina Merced, membership, Trustees: Patty Laird, Rockin’ Billy Gress, Barbra Gress
ABSENT: Pat Bear, Dennis (Monk) Andraccio, Z Lipsky
APPROVAL OF MINUTES
 The minutes of the October 12, 2015 board meeting were approved unanimously.
TREASURER’S REPORT
 We are up about $200 from last month with a balance at $1061.10.
 President Kallman deposited a $45 check tonight on the way to the meeting so the balance is actually $1096.10.
 Tierra.net has been cancelled by President Kallman.
 Treasurer’s report was approved unanimously.
OLD BUSINESS
 November 13 Jam- “We Ain’t Superstitious”
1. T-shirts, membership cards, and laminator need to be picked up from Dolly Anderson.
2. More people need to be invited than the 122 presently asked. We all need to share the event.
3. The event is to be pinned at the top of the Las Vegas Blues Society Facebook page.
4. Trustee Merced will provide membership list for the jam.
 President Kallman has met with website creator, Garrett Hampton, who has been working on the website. The goal is to make it more user friendly.
NEW BUSINESS
 Celebration of Life of Gene Anderson
1. Place- should be at Legend’s Bar because Gene lived near it.
2. Date- December 6th if possible and to be held in conjunction with the Kold Kats jam. Other possible dates are November 21st, November 22, and November 29th. Start time to be 3 or 4 pm.
3. President Kallman will talk to Legend’s owner.
4. Trustee Rockin’ Billy Gress will talk to Kold Kat Norman Zelaya and arrange for other bands to play.
5. A guitar and picture of Gene is to be placed near or on the stage.
6. Trustee Barbara Gress will pick up MERF box from Bobby Kingston.
7. Motion to rename the MERF fund, the Gene Anderson relief fund was tabled.
8. It was moved, seconded, and passed unanimously that a $300 gift is to be presented to Dolly Anderson from the Blues Society. Treasurer Herrera will give it to her at Gene’s memorial at their house this weekend.
 Christmas Party- Trustee Merced will look into the possibility of the Christmas party to be held at the Foundation Room again. Planning to take place at next meeting on Tuesday, December 1 at 7:15 pm.
Meeting adjourned at 8:12 pm.

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