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MINUTES OF THE LAS VEGAS BLUES SOCIETY BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING 6 MAY 2014

Present:
Mike Erickson (President); Jeff Kallman (Secretary); Kurt Gepke (Treasurer); Dennis (Monk) Andraccio, Pat Bear, Garret Hampton, Patty Laird, Mark Medina, Tina Merced, Robert Smera (Trustees)

The meeting was called to order at 7:40 p.m.

I) MINUTES

A) The minutes for the Las Vegas Blues Society Board of Trustees meeting of 1 April
2014 were approved unanimously.

II) TREASURER’S REPORT

A) Treasurer Gepke reports the Society has, as of this meeting, $245 cash, $189.26 in the Society checking account, $726.45 in the Musicians Emergency Relief Fund
(MERF), $704.12 in the Julius E. Funches Memorial Fund, and $72.45 in the Society Pay Pal account. The aggregate total is $1,937.28.

B) Trustee Merced reported in hand that the Society now has 98 active members.

C) The Treasurer’s Report is approved unanimously.

III) OLD BUSINESS

A) Carol Nashe Tribute

1) President Erickson says he’s been in touch with another member of Blues Storm
and the band itself is in favour of doing such a tribute, but it can’t be done until at
least mid-June because various members of the band will be gigging in California
until then. And the band could be paid out of the MERF fund with donations taken
at the door.

B) Blues Society functions

1) President Erickson and Secretary Kallman report several venues continue to shy from
paying the standard Society fee for events like Society jams. President Erickson says
Shifty’s is willing to pay for such a function and Trustee Andraccio is continuing to
talk to Shifty’s about the matter.

2) Other possibilities as of tonight include the Bounty Hunter, Pandora’s, and Saddle ‘n’
Spurs now that Bobby Kingston is going to take over.

IV) NEW BUSINESS

A) Website

1) The new Calendar now has two ways to update, the original spreadsheet style
and the new highlighted events.

2) Trustee Medina says the site needs to include a mechanism to allow local bands
to join the Society as bands, receiving their pictures on site and links to their own
Websites. He also calls for getting contacts among the local bands to encourage
their joining the Society as bands.

3) Secretary Kallman will handle the spreadsheet Calendar for local performers and
Trustee Merced will handle the higlighted site Calendar for nationally touring
perform.

4) Trustee Medina will create a form letter for band memberships.

B) Collaboration with Las Vegas Jam Band Society

1) The Board agrees to a tentative collaboration with the Las Vegas Jam Band Society
unanimously, pending further details on the project.

V) ADJOURNMENT

1) The meeting adjourned at 8:20 p.m.

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