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MINUTES OF THE LAS VEGAS BLUES SOCIETY BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING 1 APRL 2014

MINUTES OF THE LAS VEGAS BLUES SOCIETY BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING
1 APRL 2014

PRESENT: Mike Erickson (President); Jeff Kallman (Secretary);
Dennis (Monk) Andraccio, Stormy Davis, Garrett Hampton, Patty Laird, Tina
Merced, Robert Smera.

PROXIES: Gene Anderson (trustee; held by President Erickson), Pat Bear (trustee;
held by President Erickson), Mark Medina (trustee; held by Secretary
Kallman).

The meeting began at 7:35 p.m. at Jalisco’s Cantina, Durango Road.

I) MINUTES

A) The minutes of the Board meeting held 4 March 2014 were approved unanimously.

II) TREASURER’S REPORT

A) Treasurer Gepke’s report says the Las Vegas Blues Society has $319.11 in its checking
account, $726.42 in its Musicians Emergency Relief Fund (MERF) account, and $704.09
in the Julius Funches Memorial Scholarship Fund. There is also $72.45 in the Society’s
PayPal account. The aggregate total is $1,822.07.

III) OLD BUSINESS

A) BB’s CLUBHOUSE JAM and OTHER FUNCTIONS
1) President Erickson says there were approximately ten attending the BB’s jam
“mostly musicians.”

2) Bar 702 is reported to be changing hands “within the next couple of weeks.”

3) Legend’s on Boulder Highway is reported to be “interested” in an LVBS open
blues jam, though its east side location could be problematic for many players
and participants.

4) Secretary Kallman will talk to the owner of the Red Label Lounge about possibly
agreeing to a Society blues jam.

5) Trustee Davis says the Double Down’s owner is interested in Society jams.

6) President Erickson says Pandora’s might be interested in a Society jam to begin
at an early hour, such as 6 p.m., but issues involving ownership wishes for the
venue’s future need to be resolved first.

7) President Erickson adds that Saddle ‘n’ Spurs may be interested in bringing the
Society jam back.

8) Trustee Andraccio will talk to the owner of Shifty’s about a possibility.

IV) NEW BUSINESS

A) CAROL NASHE TRIBUTE
1) President Erickson has spoken to Rick Nashe, who is still mourning his mother’s
death, and learned she was involved with the National Kidney Foundation and the
Wounded Warriors, but suggests a Society function that would be a benefit from
which the proceeds would be donated to those two organisations.

B) ROCK THE TROOPS
1) Trustee Davis says Saturday, 5 April, will be a Rock the Troops event at the Porch-
light Grill on Durango and Desert Inn, to help veterans, as part of a daylong around-
town event for veterans. The Porchlight will be the last stop on the run.

V) ADJOURNMENT

A) The meeting adjourned at 8:01 p.m.

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