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  • April 11, 2021 3:51 PM | Tiffany Belcher

    April 2021 LVJBS Meeting Minutes 

    Date: April 6, 2021 

    Meeting Start: 7:00PM

    Location: Virtual via Zoom 

    Attendees: Johnnie T., Adam P., Paige T., Tiffany B., Jay M., Jessica G., Jenny M., Patrick H., Greg S.   

                               

    Item 1: President’s Introduction (Johnnie) and Treasurer’s Report (Paige)

     A.    (Johnnie)  Thank you to everyone who has been supporting our live shows! We appreciate being able to share live music experiences with all of you! 

    B.    (Paige) 

    Thee Messarounds show: had 31 tickets sold, 14 were pre-sale for LVJBS members; no livestream for this show. 

    The Mega-Scopes show:  Sold out event!  72 tickets were sold total including pre-sale tickets to LVJBS members; 25 livestreams were sold. 

     

    Item 2: President’s Report (Johnnie)

    A.  Upcoming shows in April, so get your tickets!

    On Friday, April 16th Basia’s pool event with Todd Shaeffer, from Rail Road Earth, and Chris Thompson is @ 6:00 pm.

    FLUX is playing Saturday, April 17th at The Space @ 8:00 pm.  


    B.  By-Law Committee discussed. JT will send an email to LVJBS members to see who wants to join.

    C.  LA Jambands, Blues Society & Bluegrass Society are all amazing groups we can join forces with.  We’d like to have Pitchfork and Moanin Blacksnakes play live with these societies. Jenny M. was approached by Blues Society about doing a show in the future. 

    D.  The facility named Genesis may be opening its doors soon.  This may be a good venue to host live music! 

    E.  Scholarship fund money distribution discussed.  Jessica G. can send it out to all of CCSD’s music departments to get the ball rolling. 


    Item 3: Vice President’s Report (Adam)

    A.  Keeping an eye on FLUX’s ticket sales. We discussed the livestream and bringing options up to the band.

    B.  California will be opening up more soon.  This may impact the reopening in Vegas soon.  Especially for the possibility of booking bands from out of state (Ex: Delta Nove, Shaky Feeling).

    C.  Certain venues are starting to get “grants/money” to book shows that they know are guaranteed to bring in revenue, especially from other states, this may be to our advantage with continued reopening. 


    Item 4: Secretary’s Report (Tiffany)

    A.  Discussed the virtual tip jar/donation jar for LVJBS on the webcasts to help continue bringing live music events to Las Vegas.  Possibility of bringing an in-person donation jar at our live events.

    B.  Going forward after feedback from Thee Mess Arounds, let’s involve the bands with more options with the webcast/live video/payment options.  Some bands may prefer the live video over cash if ticket sales are low due to circumstances, especially if they tour a lot and want it for promotional purposes. This is a learning process for all of us and we are learning that different bands may have different needs.  

    C.  Everyone who played at The Space in The Mess Arounds was impressed with the quality of sound and the venue! 

    D.  Discussed possibility of an event such as a Water Gun/Water Balloon War held at Garage Majal or somewhere similar with a $5.00 donation to benefit LVJBS. People can bring kids and food, have fun in the sun, and raise money for live music events. Jessica G. said she spoke with owners of Garage Majal about this and they are looking forward to hosting events once Covid is more under control. 


    Item 5: Mayor’s Report (Jay)

    A.  Color:  Purple


    Item 6: Open Floor

     A.  (Jenny M.)    She knows a great house for possible events to be held in the future!  It has a pool and about 1 acre of land. She shared the address for us to check it out. 

     B. (Jenny M.)  Let’s follow up and find out if we know any grand writers for the Google Grant.  Johnnie will send out a request on Facebook to see if we know any Grantwriters on our LVJBS Facebook page.  Oftentimes, writing grants is deductible on your taxes! 

     C. (Greg S.)    Steely Dead, a Steely Dan/Grateful Dead band, reached out to him about playing a show in August. It sounds like an interesting gig and he will follow up! 

    D. (Johnnie T.)  E-Strings Bar and Grill is a possible site for live music in the future. 

    E. (Jessica G.)  Adopt-A-Highway:  April 25th at 8:00am will be our next event!  Come on out! She will make her event on our LVJBS Facebook page. 


    Meeting adjourned:  8:25 PM

    Next Meeting:  Tuesday, May 4th via In-person @ Crown and Anchor Bar on the patio 



  • March 11, 2021 11:11 PM | Tiffany Belcher

    March 2021 LVJBS Meeting Minutes

    Date: March 2, 2021 

    Meeting Start: 7:03PM

    Location: Virtual via Zoom 

    Attendees: Johnnie T., Adam P., Paige T., Tiffany B., Jay M., Jessica G., Daniel R., Ian Z., Basia Y., Megan B.    

                               

    Item 1: President’s Report (Johnnie)

     A.    Thank you for making the first even at The Space a success! Great feedback from people who attended in-person and from people who watched the stream.  The event was sold out with all 48 tickets sold and 31 streams sold. Feedback from the streamers included: fantastic sound and camera quality, enjoyed multiple angles of band members, would like to see shots from the crowd in the future, if possible. Feedback from Ian Z., who also watched the stream: steam felt similar to platforms such as Twitch with being able to use reactions during the chat feature, nice to have the band respond to the streamers’ comments during show, the stream link was easy to access once purchased and very user-friendly. 

    B.    Screenshots of the crowd for the next show at The Space can be possible if we get authorization from ticket buyers at time of purchase. Possible statement/clause included in purchase information.


    Item 2: Vice President’s Report (Adam)

    A.  Feedback from Adam P. and The Space crew was that they really enjoyed our fans! We were respectful, had great energy, and showed them how we enjoyed our time at their place. 

    B.  Possible dates to lock-in for future shows at The Space were discussed. Adam will double check with the team at The Space. (April 3rd, 16th, 17th) possible dates in March, as well.

     

    Item 3: Treasurer’s Report (Paige)

    A.  The Space was paid for tickets bought by LVJBS members for the Catfish John event.  Catfish John was paid, as well. 


    Item 4: Secretary’s Report (Tiffany)

    A.  Safety truly was a priority at the Catfish John event.  Temperature checks allowed people to feel safe and come out, including people who ventured out for their first indoor event since Covid started.  This was the first music event for a number of people and it had a real “concert” feel to it that people were commenting about throughout the night.  The lights, sound, and set-up of the venue made the night truly feel special! The added gift of the LVJBS guitar pick necklace that was welcoming each guest at their tables really stepped it up an extra notch. Props to Jessica and everyone who got those together! We came together and shared in the groove, shared laughs, goosebumps, and even tears together… This is just the beginning of many more to come! 


    Item 5: Mayor’s Report (Jay)

    A.  Color:  Turquoise


    Item 6: Open Floor

     A.  (Johnnie T.)  Wild Apricot App is now available for members if we choose to stay with them. It features include using a QR code to show for paid concert tickets, members can pay dues, and access their account with ease. Decision will be made about keeping Wild Apricot as our platform by April.    

     B. (Johnnie T.)  By Law Committee Meeting needs to be scheduled and assembled. Goal is to define roles, review by laws, term limits, new technology, etc. Those interested in discussing and/or joining the committee include: Daniel, Tiffany, Greg, Paige, Jessica, Johnnie.  *Follow up: Tiffany will create a Google Form and post so those interested can let us know. 

     C. (Johnnie T.)  Discussed bands to start thinking about for the next shows at The Space. (Thee Mess Arounds, Moanin Blacksnakes, The Mega Scopes, etc.)  Discussed ticket price increasing from $20 to $25.   

    D. (Megan)  Mega Scopes is interested in playing at The Space. She will follow up with the band and discuss our offer and a possible date of March 27th.  

    E. (Johnnie T.)  He will follow up with Thee Mess Around and discuss our offer with them and a possible date in April. 

    F. (Basia)  Chris Thompson of Coral Creek and Todd Scheaffer of Railroad Earth are interested in performing a private show. The date will be either April 18th or April 19th. She is thinking Sunday afternoon or Monday evening after everyone would be off work (6-8pm).  Approximately 30-40 people to keep the gathering private and intimate. The performers want $2000 so we are thinking $30 per ticket to attend or more. 

    G. (Jay)  Going forward let’s try to minimize how many events are created for our events to ensure social media cohesiveness.  Too many events confuse fans and if one event created gets a lot of people marking interested/going and others don’t, it may sway people away from the event by thinking it doesn’t look interesting. 


    Meeting adjourned:  8:13 PM

    Next Meeting:  Tuesday, April 6th via Zoom or In-person, TBD



  • February 09, 2021 12:06 AM | Tiffany Belcher

    February 2021 LVJBS Meeting Minutes 

    Date: February 2, 2021 

    Meeting Start: 7:06PM

    Location: Virtual via Zoom 

    Attendees: Johnnie T., Adam P., Paige T., Tiffany B., Jay M., Jessica G., Jenny M., Greg S., Daniel R., Ian Z.        

                               

    Item 1: President’s Report (Johnnie)

     A.    20 tickets to Catfish John’s event at The Space were held for LVJBS members. A 2nd email will be sent to members to purchase tickets by Friday, February 5th. Tickets will then go on-sale to the public on Saturday, February 6th. Looking forward to making our first show since Covid a big success! 

    B.    Johnnie, Adam, and Greg will meet with The Space to finalize details such as: What does the band need for set-up? Bar set-up? Etc.? 

    C.    Discussed possible next show TBD in late March or early April.

    D.  Possible stream show in the future such as Area 51 shows or another show, if we have streaming rights. Mike Parks and Rob Schuder will be contacted to follow up.

     E.    LVJBS Guitar Picks arrived! They look great and the team is excited about getting them out to the public. Discussed possible donation price in-person versus on-line of $3.00. TBD. 

    F.    Network for Good will generate a minimum of $2400 annually. Team discussed making the switch from Wild Apricot. 

    G.  'Adopt A Highway' event: Jessica got more bags for future clean ups. 


    Item 2: Vice President’s Report (Adam)

    A.  The Space is pumped and ready for Catfish John on February 27th. Final details will be worked out with JT.   


    Item 3: Treasurer’s Report (Paige)

    A. We have 2 new members in LVJBS since last report.

    B. Taxes have been filed for 2020.

    C. She is working on the Annual list that needs to be completed with the State of Nevada. 


    Item 4: Secretary’s Report (Tiffany)

    A.  People are excited about the upcoming Catfish John show! Tickets sold quickly and people were reaching out asking if they were sold out. Taylor, from Thee Mess Arounds, reached out stating he was interested in us booking a show for his band in the future!  


    Item 5: Mayor’s Report (Jay)

    A.  Color:  “Blood Orange”- looking forward to our first show being fire at the end of the month! 


    Item 6: Open Floor

     A.  (Jenny) “Pop-up” shows idea revisited. For example, having bands play pop up shows that are announced the day of.  These can occur at a park, a backyard, etc. and can be free or collect donations for artist(s). Goal is to keep it moving, be announced quickly, and create hype!  

     B.  (Jessica)  ‘Adopt-A-Highway’ event was a success. Thank you to everyone who came out! The weather was nice and there was less trash to clean up this time around.     

     C.  (Jenny)  We should start looking into filing out the Google Grants. Google gives out $80,000 in grants.  We can look into using professional grant writers, if needed. Recommended timeline to get this started is before April (tax season).   

    D.  (Jenny)  Bootleggers as a potential spot for live music. JT will look into it this week. 

    E.  (Jessica) By-laws meeting needs to be scheduled. We will invite elders and anyone who would like to participate. 

    F.  (Tiffany)  The Space is a possible place to stream The Knights hockey games from Tahoe the weekend of February 20th, if pricing is suitable. 

    G.  (Tiffany) Let’s use our LVJBS Team page to increase communication with each other as we are accomplishing our goals together. 

    H.  (Jenny)  Revisited the idea that we should define Officer Roles, as previously suggested in a monthly meeting. 

    I.  (Johnnie)  Let’s make this show at The Space a huge success! We are all looking forward to coming together with friends again and sharing music!

    J.  (Johnnie) We will play it by ear whether to have next month’s meeting via Zoom or in person. Location TBD. Will look into Mia's establishment.


    Meeting adjourned:  8:23 PM

    Next Meeting:  Tuesday, March 2nd via Zoom or In-person, TBD



  • January 18, 2021 11:26 PM | Tiffany Belcher

    LVJBS Team’s Meeting Minutes to discuss February’s event at The Space

    Date: January 15, 2021 

    Meeting Start: 7:06PM

    Location: Virtual via Zoom 

    Attendees: Johnnie T., Adam P., Paige T., Tiffany B., Jay M., Jessica G., Jenny M., Greg S., (Mark, The Space, sat in briefly with Adam P.)


    Item 1:  Survey Responses

    1. 81 responses to the LVJBS GoogleForm Survey.
    2. Data discussed to plan the February show with Catfish John and to get an idea of additional bands suggested by members, including pricing.

    3. Data used to discuss what members are looking for with a live stream, including pricing.


    Item 2:  The Space confirmed with Mark via Zoom

    1. Confirmed date February 27th at 7:00pm.

    2. Confirmed ticket price and livestream price.

    3. JT will look into a special code or way for LVJBS to offer early-bird/pre-sale ticket sales to members before tickets go on sale to general public.

    4. Adam will set up donation link available during the stream.

    5. Paige will prepare the donation jar for live event.

    6. Graphics for LVJBS and Catfish will be sent to Adam so The Space can prepare a graphic to use to promote the event on our social media, etc.

    7. Discussed possibility of using The Space for private stream parties with the bar in the future.


    Item 3:  The Network for Good

    1. $2400 per year.

    2. They will promote this event for us at NO cost.

    3. Point of contact is Jeff.

    4. We will use their services for this event as a way to get Nationwide promotion coverage. This will be useful to gain new attention to LVJBS and new people can access the livestream. 


    Item 4:  Book band for event

    1. Catfish John previously stated they were interested in playing on February 27th.

    2. LVJBS team agreed upon the band's pricing for the event.

    3. JT will contact the band to confirm pricing and confirm the event with the band.


     

    Meeting adjourned:  8:25 PM

    Next Meeting:  Tuesday, February 2nd via Zoom, subject to change

        

  • January 07, 2021 10:49 PM | Tiffany Belcher

    January 2021 LVJBS Meeting Minutes 

    Date: January 5, 2021 

    Meeting Start: 7:05PM

    Location: Virtual via Zoom 

    Attendees: Johnnie T., Adam P., Paige T., Tiffany B., Jay M., Jessica G., Jenny M., Greg S., Daniel R., Mia Q.        

                               

    Item 1: President’s Report (Johnnie)

     A.    Added new officer positions to the Wild Apricot website.

    B.    Updated Paige’s new email to the Wild Apricot website. 

    C.    Invoices for adjusted members’ dues were created for 2021 membership and notification sent to members.

     D.    Contacted Network for Good about the possibility of working with them to get more donations for LVJBS (nationally and with larger sponsors). Jeffrey Schneider is the point of contact. Looking forward to hearing more.

    E.   The GoogleForm Survey, regarding our live show in February, was sent out on our Wild Apricot platform and via LVJBS Facebook page had 5 respondents so far. The information was useful, but we need a larger pool of people to make an informed decision with the data. Recommend LVJBS officers post the GoogleForm Survey on our personal Facebook pages, repost on our social media accounts, etc. then reconvene once more data is gathered.  So far Catfish John has been contacted to see their interest in playing our February show and we are in discussions. 


    Please fill out our Google Survey to give us your opinion! 

    https://forms.gle/SQYTpYHNA6zbm1pj6


    Item 2: Vice President’s Report (Adam)

    A.  The Space is closed until January 15th. Adam will be in touch with him once it reopens to discuss more details about dates in February and continue moving forward with our plans.   

    B. Looking forward to a New Year in office and new opportunities!


    Item 3: Treasurer’s Report (Paige)

    A. We have 27 current members in LVJBS.

    B. Our LVJBS keychains have been purchased. This is the first purchase of 2021. We are excited about being able to provide these to our members.

    C. Our Zoom account has been paid to provide virtual LVJBS meetings, as long as we may require in 2021. 


    Item 4: Secretary’s Report (Tiffany)

    A.  Excited about the GoogleForm survey results so far. Also, recommend sending the survey to friends through Facebook Messenger and asking them to fill it out. 

    B.  Possibility of turning the new LVJBS keychains into earrings in the future once we receive them and discuss as a team. 


    Item 5: Mayor’s Report (Jay)

    A.  Color:  “Mellow Yellow” in hopes of more mellow times to come! 

     https://youtu.be/bb3WpOJvsug

    B.  2021 is going to be a great year! 


    Item 6: Open Floor

     A.  (Mia) One of our local supporters, Mia Quinn, works at ‘The Sporting Life Bar’ (Robindale & Jones).  They have upstairs space at the bar that may be a great spot for monthly LVJBS meetings.  Johnnie and Paige are going to check out the space.  A second location is opening up soon! They have an amazing juke box with many jamband friendly favorites, including the Dead. Come on out for a food special, a tasty beverage, and a great atmosphere!  If you bring a small donation for a dog such as an old blanket or towel, you can get your first drink FREE!   

    The Sporting Life Bar 7770 S Jones Blvd, Las Vegas NV, 89139

      https://www.sportinglifebar.com/


     B. (Jessica)  She will create a Facebook event for the next ‘Adopt-A-Highway’ event. The date proposed is Sunday, January 31st at 9:00am.   

     C. (Jenny)  Let’s reach out to The Blues Society and try to network with them for future shows.    

    D. (Paige) Will contact Stellar Tickets for more information about ticketing and get back to the team. 

    E. (Jenny) Possibilities of future Cross Marketing. Let’s develop a Social Media Committee to reach out to and develop partnerships within our community. Opportunities to promote the opening of Mia’s new bar location/ The Space / Lyon’s Den, etc. 

    F. (JT and Paige)  Plan to schedule a meeting to go over Bylaws, and will reach out to current members and previous members, including elders and board members. Let’s make this all inclusive! Paige will get a copy of the Bylaws to all members for review. 

    G. (Dan R.)  Looked into our committees (Nominations, Memberships, Publications, Bylaws, Fundraising). Should we discuss perhaps changing some things such as the Publications committee into a Social Media Committee. TBD at a future meeting. Great ideas are on the horizon!

    H. (Tiffany)  Let's consider defining each role for officers and committees when we meet to discuss along with Bylaws.


    Meeting adjourned:  8:33 PM

    Next Meeting:  Tuesday, February 2nd via Zoom, subject to change
  • December 08, 2020 7:00 PM | Anonymous

    December 2020 Minutes

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    Date:December 8, 2020

    Time:7:00 pm

    Location:Virtual Zoom 

    Attendees:Johnnie Tolson, Jenny Minucci, Paige Tolson, Megan Bichsel, Jessica Grant,, Tiffany Belcher, Adam Peiken, Jay Matts, David Bichsel 

    Item I:Meeting called to order at: 7:00pm 

    Item II: Presidents Report: 

    1. Thank you to the current officers with this weird year.

    2. We had more donors and only 15 less members.

    3. Interested in exploring an email for the LBJBS and officers if needed. 

    4. Golf outing for more than just members. 

    5. Want to get the movie outing scheduled. Book a movie theater at 3 locations 

    Item III:Treasurers Report: 

    1. 8121.27 in the bank

    2. 1837.57 in the scholarship fund

    3. will send out an invoice for membership dues

    4. $5 off per quarter for attending meetings

    5. interest in updating bylaws

    6. Explore Network for Good instead of Wild Apricot

    Item IV:Secretary’s Report: 

    1. Meeting to discuss changing or helping those in need with dues will be discussed at officers meeting. 

    Item V:Mayor’s report: 

    1. Touch of Grey- survived the year together

    2. Lone Wolf Donations can be made at Sporting life. 

    3. Interested in exploring more discounts and benefits for members- Jammin On, Zia, have events with drink specials.  

    4. Have a go fund me to support kids in her class with gifts and food. Post gofund me on FB page. 

    5. Radio Stations have free events announcements.

    Item VI:Committee Updates:

    1. Next years fundraising chair go after desks for members- Brooklyn Bowl Live Streams, possible live streams where people can donate to LVJBS.

    2. Fundraising can do press releases on news stations and radio stations.

    3. Looking for someone to head a committee to rewrite the by laws- specifically to address tribal elders and term limits.

    Item VII: Open Floor

    1. Adopt a highway sign damaged- reported and will be replaced

    2. Logo tags submitted and should hear back in a few days.

    3. We can do short videos for press releases on TV. They will play clips that are already put together. 

    4. Possible walks in the future, LVJBS walks for Breast Cancer

    5. Adam works at the space and can get us a special for $1200 for the space and live streaming. 

    6. Try to book a band at the space for Jan or Feb at the space and sell 40 tickets. 

    Next LVJBS meeting: Tue, January 5th, 7PM- Zoom

    Meeting adjourned at: 8:30pm

    Important Upcoming Dates: 

    Next LVJBS meeting: Tue January 5th 7PM Virtual ZOOM



  • November 10, 2020 7:55 PM | Jessica Grant

    November 2020 LVJBS Meeting Minutes 

    Date: November 10, 2020 (second Tuesday, due to Election Day Tuesday)

    Meeting Start: 7:18PM

    Location: Virtual via Zoom 

    Attendees: Johnnie T., Jenny M., Paige T., Jessica G., Tiffany B., Adam P., Ian Z., Greg S., Daniel R., Jay M., Doug S.         

                               

    Item 1: President’s Report (Johnnie)

    ·       A.    Sending hugs to the Bichsel family.

    ·       B.    Our Secretary is unavailable tonight. Jessica is covering the Secretary’s minutes for tonight.

    ·       C.    The discussed ‘gathering in the park’ didn’t come together & due to the weather getting colder, we may ‘table’ this until the Spring.  More info TBD.

    ·       D.    We discussed a ‘small, 20 person’ movie theater gathering to view a movie of our choice, but with the recent Covid Governor ‘caution’, may arrange something for December’s end, prior to Xmas. More info TBD.

    ·       E.   NOMINATIONS for 2021 LVJBS Officers will be being accepted (via a sent GoogleForm Link OR by replying to the LVJBS email) through Nov. 20th.  Nominees can accept/deny their Nomination through Nov.25th.  VOTING will take place from 11/25 through 12/5. 

    ·       F.  The DECEMBER MEMBERS’ MEETING will take place on Tuesday, 12/8, instead of the ‘first Tuesday, 12/1’, so ballots/email results can be tallied.

    ·       G.  Will be sending an LVJBS email with the information and/or links to the ‘possible’ upcoming Park Event (Tiffany), the Annual Pet Drive (Jenny), and the 2021 Officer Nominations (Megan).

    Item 2: Vice President’s Report (Jenny)

    • A.  The LONEWOOF RESCUE Annual Winter-Drive began again! Get any pet supplies, gift cards, blankets, food, etc. to any Officer to get LoneWoof's way.  (See detailed flier on our website/Facebook page)   
    • B.  Thoughts to find a supportive, local bar to have various meetings and events at, which would help support and ‘give back’ to the LVJBS. 
    • C.  While researching various info, came across some grant information. Discussed the new ‘Google Data Center’ in Henderson, who partners with various community organizations to help strengthen the technology infrastructure for non-profits.  (More info at henderson@google.com)  They provide 4 grants a year at $80k.

    Item 3: Treasurer’s Report (Paige)

        ·     A. While researching grants for personal job, came across the “PETS Grant Program” & applied for a $20K grant:

    The Pandemic Emergency Technical Support (PETS) Grant Program makes $20 million in Corona-virus Relief Funds available to provide operational support to small businesses, non-profits organizations, arts and culture organizations, and local Chamber of Commerce impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Payments will be made directly to applicants for selected eligible expenses they would like to cover with requested funding. Award of Funds Businesses and non-profits can receive up to $10,000 for any eligible expenses; Chambers of Commerce: • serving less than 10 businesses can receive up to $10,000; • serving more than 10 businesses can receive up to $20,000; Arts and Culture organizations can receive up to $20,000. Eligibility Eligible applicants are those businesses with less than 50 employees with gross annual revenues less than $4 million, non-profits, Chambers of Commerce and arts and culture organizations located in Nevada with an active business license prior to March 1, 2020 that experienced and can demonstrate financial hardship due to COVID-19.

    • B. Connected with a company “Network for Good” (501c3 Nonprofit Software tool) which works with nonprofits to help raise monies, giving a ‘guarantee’ to reimburse funds IF goals aren’t met.  Was invited to watch a ‘demo’ of their site, via a Zoom meeting (similar to our current WildApricot, yet more interactive—giving us the availability to choose the settings of how information is received (i.e. text, email, etc.)
    • C.  Currently we use WildApricot, which is an annual program (paid annually April to April) & if we choose to transfer over to “Network for Good”, it is said there is a ‘seamless upload’ from current system to the new.  More details TBD.
    • D.  There were 3 new ‘SMITH’S GROCERY STORE’ sign-ups for a % of funds to the LVJBS (now a total of 6). (*Please link your account:  www.smithsfoodanddrug.com/i/community/smiths-inspiring-donations
    • E.  Also, be sure to link your Amazon account via Amazonsmile, which will also help to get funds back our way with ease: www.smile.amazon.com 

    Item 4: Secretary’s Report (Megan: absent)

    Item 5: Mayor’s Report (Tiffany)

    • A.  Color:  “Crystal Blue Persuasion” in honor of the new President’s family-positivity vibe!  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XDl8ZPm3GrU
    • B.  Have enjoyed helping the local band ‘THEE MESSAROUNDS’ to book their outdoor, Halloween show. Check ‘em out.

    Item 6: Open Floor

    ·       A.  (Jenny) One of our local supporters, Mia Quinn, works at ‘The SportingLife Bar’ (Robindale & Jones) which, 2x/month, gives complimentary drinks to those who deliver ‘pet supplies’ to their ‘Pet Drive’ and has collaborated with our mission in the past.

    ·       B. (Jessica)  Thanks to those who helped with our ‘Fall Adopt-A-Highway’ event last month, at Lake Mead (Jessica, Johnnie, Paige, Kathy, & RJ).  Our LVJBS sign was again vandalized (tagged) and will be reported to the Adopt-A-Highway’ organizers for future repair.

    ·       C. (Johnnie) Thanks to Paige for making up some ‘Winner SwagBags’ for the LVJBS Golf Outing.  The winning team was Fred G.’s group & a celebration was had afterwards at the ‘Crown & Anchor’ bar. 

    ·       D. (Johnnie) Will look into the ‘LV National Golf Course’s’ program of $5 of each Tee-time, making its way back to a local non-profit.

    ·       E. (Tiffany) Thoughts of a future 5k walk that the LVJBS finds sponsors for and then, walks together to raise funds.   

    ·       F. (Dan R.)  Our LVJBS.org domain is up for renewal.  It is currently a 1, 3, or 5 year commitment at $20.99/year.  Dan to take care of the 5 year renewal at $104.95 and submit reimbursement to Treasurer Paige.

    ·       G. (Jay M.) On November 28th @ 3pm, the SAWTOOTH VIRTUAL GATHERING (from Idaho) will have a ‘Virtual Live Music Event’ via Facebook, as a benefit for the ‘Sawtooth Valley Rural Fire Dept.’(featuring Fruition, ShookTwins, & more!)  LVJBS to share the ‘Stream’.

    ·       H. (Jessica) Will Follow-up on the ‘Custom Guitar Pick Keychains’ order for         2021 Membership.

    Next Meeting:  Tuesday, December 8th via Zoom

    Meeting adjourned:  7:55 PM


  • October 06, 2020 7:00 PM | Anonymous

    October 2020 Minutes

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    Date:October 6, 2020


    Time:7:00 pm


    Location:Jackson’s Bar and Grill and Zoom: 6020 W Flamingo Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89103 


    Attendees:Johnnie Tolson, Paige Tolson, Megan Bichsel, Jessica Grant, Ellen Skiba

    via zoom: Jenny Minucci, Tiffany Belcher, Greg Serensits, RJ Fuqua, Ericka Ziegelmaier, Dan Rugotski


    Item I: Meeting called to order at: 7:00pm 


    Item II:Presidents Report: 

    1. We would like to remind people attending live events to maintain protocols in place.  Wearing masks and social distancing is important for these events to continue.

    2. We want to consider having a BBQ in the park and getting everyone together in an outside setting. 


    Item III: Vice Presidents Report: 

    1. Look into camping sites: Valley of Fire vs red rock group camping site

    2. Bootleggers possible venue for events in the future- Windmill and LV Blvd

    3. Continue exploring new venues

    4. Consider sending a survey that will see what type of events members are interested in attending:

      1. Wild apricot vs facebook survey vs google form?

      2. Considerations to be made on how large we want the event to be and the audience we want to reach with the survey. 

    5. BBQ in the park 

      1. Sat Oct 24th afternoon party in the park

      2. Parks with other amenities- like disc golf might be nice 

      3. Park across from Rocky’s 

      4. Desert Bloom Park- 8405 S Maryland Pkwy- confirmed first come, first serve

      5. Plan is to arrive early on October 24th and claim a gazebo 

    6. Valley of Fire group camping spot

      1. Jenny checked availability but booked through the rest of the year. 

      2. Maybe something to consider earlier in the year for next year. 

    Item IV: Treasurer's Report: 

    1. Cinemark movie theater has a “rent your own theater” for  $99 and bring your own blu ray.  This would be for 20 people. 

    2. Discuss options to bring your kids to a kid friendly movie. 

    3. The Cinemark theaters is hosting this event, this includes The Orleans and Southpoint. 

    4. LVJBS sponsored vs ticketed event, we can decide how much we want to sponsor.

    5. We discussed that we could send a survey to see what membership is interested in seeing. 

    6. Bank balance currently: $8,718.35, $1,837.53

    7. This Saturday, October 10th is our golf outing. So far we have collected $200. More discussed in Open Floor.  

    8. Don’t forget to sign up on Amazon Smile and for Smith’s giveback program. 



    Item V:  Secretary’s Report: 

    1. Hi to everyone. 


    Item VI:Mayor’s report: 

    1. Color: Orange- Going into fall and happy to be outside. Excited to be outside for safety. 

    2. Want to encourage more outside friends and family events. Especially now that is cooling down. 

    3. Can't wait to see you at the park. 


    Item VII:Committee Updates:

    1. Volunteer coordinator- Jessica Grant

      1. Highway cleanup- Saturday October 24th- looking for volunteers 8AM 

      2. Clean up takes about an hour. 

      3. Jess will send out a post and invite. 

    Item IV: Open Floor

    1. Guitar Picks- moving forward with ideas and design. 

      1. Plan is for this to be your membership gift when you sign up. 

      2. Plan to use the 2020 logo and the lvjbs.org on the back. 

    2. Golf Tournament This Saturday October 10th

      1. We have tee times and prices for the LVJBS Golf Outing on 10/10/2020, Saturday for up to 4 foursomes. 1. Desert Pines Golf Course Tee Time 10:40am $66.00 per player includes lunch. 2. The National Golf Course Tee Time 12:00pm $50 per player no lunch. 

      2. Golf should be approximately from 12-4:30PM. 

      3. Golf after party- Crown and Anchor patio- 4:20PM 

      4. Paige and Jess will be at the Crown and Anchor at 4:20 PM

      5. Crown and Anchor- 1350 E Tropicana.


    1. Discussion around term limits

      1. New leadership every 1-2 years, consider putting limits in place. 

      2. Elections according to the bylaws are yearly. 

      3. Officers meeting to review bylaws and consider changes. 


    1. Ericka- Presents an idea that is moving forward for putting together a documentary about the LVJBS by Rob Schuder. 

      1. Ericka will be collecting all of the pictures, videos, stories, the good bad and ugly of the LVJBS. 

      2. Gritty dirt, difficult conversations, love stories and everything that tell the story of the LVJBS. 

      3. Send all pictures, videos and stories to Ericka: jimithing702@yahoo.com

    2. Option to have another virtual golf outing 

    1. There is very little to do on our part, anyone can joint virtually on a specified day. 

    2. The money will be donated to the LVJBS. 

    6. Thank you to Amanda for donating a violin to the organization. 

    1. Violin will be donated to Miss Grant’s orchestra. 


    7. Election Day is next month. 

    1. We discussed moving the meeting to the following Tuesday. 

    2. Get Out and Vote! 



    Next LVJBS meeting: Tuesday, November 10th 2020: Jacksons and Zoom


    Meeting adjourned at: 7:58 pm




    Important Upcoming Dates: 

    October 10th- Golf Tournament- Desert Pines Golf Course- Noon 

    October 31st- Halloween on the HillTop- Apple Valley - Cubensis campout weekend 

    November 3rd- Rock the Vote!



  • September 01, 2020 7:00 PM | Jessica Grant

    September 2020 LVJBS Meeting Minutes 

    Date: September 1, 2020

    Meeting Start: 7:03PM

    Location: Virtual via Zoom 

    Attendees: Johnnie Tolson, Paige Tolson, Jessica Grant, Ian Zeitzer

    Item 1: President’s Report (Johnnie)

    • A.    Still sending our condolences to Jenny Minucci and her family.
    • B.    Our VP, Secretary, and Mayor are not present.  Jessica Grant is covering the Secretary’s minutes for tonight.
    • C.    Our VGK, game 5, is on!  GO KNIGHTS GO! 
    • D.    There are few ways to raise funds during the Pandemic, so another request for donations will go out to charities and our members to help look for community support.
    • --Some private events and Livestream events have been helping to provide some live music for communities, but it’s not the same. (Spoke with friends in CO who had an event at a Drive-In theater, but with the need to ‘stay in/near vehicles’, it seems the ‘live music aspect seems to be left out’.)

    Item 2: Treasurer’s Report (Paige)

    • A.    The Southpoint Theaters have advertised a ‘private theater’ rental for $99, up to 20 people ($5 per person), with half-price concessions.  More info and a hopeful LVJBS movie night TBD.  (Possibly the new ‘Bill & Ted’ movie OR another feature that could get the group ‘socially distanced’ & together safely.)

    Item 3: Secretary’s Report (Megan: absent)

    Item 4: Mayor’s Report (Tiffany: absent)

                A. Color- Golden Knights!

    Item 5: Production Report (Greg: absent)

    Item 6: Open Floor

    • A.    Follow-up on the ‘Custom Guitar Pick Keychains’.  Last month: Guitar Picks continue to be explored as a membership gift and for use as promotional merchandise. Approximately $600 total with a 500 minimum order and 8 cents to print on both sides. Also, discussed adding keychain to be a more durable construct, as it comes with small "ball chain". We will further explore artwork for design. 

    https://www.logotags.com/military-dog-tags/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMI9fDxja3S6gIVxRd9Ch254QdwEAQYASABEgJ5Q_D_BwE&fbclid=IwAR0Jdp__nXChcmdWlza4kvgM0GQbrP2dGNFT5S5Spt2N3k2vKRHn8Bjsma0

    Jessica to continue the exploration of this and start an LVJBS Team post, for the group to add their thoughts/logos/decision of the artwork, to proceed with the order.

    • B.    Ian Z. mentioned the thoughts of our Community of musicians and music fans, possibly having unused, instruments/music accessories that could be sent our way and donated to schools, since the need for these items is quite high, due to students around the valley being unable to share instruments, etc.

    Jessica to create an LVJBS post about ‘Closet Clean-Outs’ to help advertise our Instrument search!

    • C.    Discussion of an LVJBS hosted “Community Blood Drive”.  Thoughts that acoustic musicians can play, as donations are being ‘pumped’.  Date thought:  middle to end of October

    Jessica to contact the ‘American Red Cross’ to see how to proceed with a group sponsored event.

    Next Meeting:  Tuesday, October 6th.  Discussion of having it at random locations (i.e. Jacksons Bar, Rocky’s Bar, & also, virtually, via Zoom.)

    Meeting adjourned:  7:15 PM


  • August 04, 2020 7:00 PM | Anonymous

    August 2020 LVJBS meeting minutes 

    Date: Aug 4th, 2020

    Time: 7PM

    Location: Virtual via zoom 

    Attendees: Johnnie Tolson, Paige Tolson, Jessica Grant, Megan Bichsel, Adam Pieken, Dan Rugotzke, Greg Serensits


    Item 1: Presidents Report

    A. Condolences go out to Jenny Minucci and her family for the passing of her father, we send all of our love and prayers. 

    B. Johnnie is posting live stream shows on the LVJBS website, for example Catfish John this past weekend. Any shows that you think should be shared on the website, please forward them to Johnnie. 

    Resources that post live streams: 

    https://liveforlivemusic.com; 

    https://www.jambase.com; 

    https://fans.com; 

    https://relix.com/streamguide/

    C. Guitar Picks continue to be explored as a membership gift and for use as promotional merchandise. Approximately $600 total with a 500 minimum order and 8 cents to print on both sides. Also, discussed adding keychain to be a more durable construct, as it comes with small "ball chain". We will further explore artwork for design. 

    https://www.logotags.com/military-dog-tags/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMI9fDxja3S6gIVxRd9Ch254QdwEAQYASABEgJ5Q_D_BwE&fbclid=IwAR0Jdp__nXChcmdWlza4kvgM0GQbrP2dGNFT5S5Spt2N3k2vKRHn8Bjsma0

    Item 2: Treasurer Report

    A. Increase in membership from 5-7 families

    B. Received a beautiful thank you from Three Square regarding our quarantunes donation. LVJBS was able to provide 874 meals to people in need within our community. 

    C. LVJBS Account: $8,476; Scholarship Account: $1,837.50

    Item 3: Secretary Report

    A. Will create new scholarship application form for upcoming year, target group being music teachers or students that could utilize funds in current environment. 

    Item 4: Mayor report

    A. Color- Glow with the Flow

    Item 5: Production Report

    A. No word about drive in movie at Artiface, Greg will follow up and keep us in the loop if there is plan moving forward.  

    Item 6: Open Floor

    A. Adam has been working with production at The Space with Mark Shunock and this could be a possible venue space for live stream events. When bars open in the future, we could even host events here with an added livestream option. Adam will look into production cost. 

    B. Mess Arounds at the Sand Dollar Aug 15th 

    C. Tecopa postponed to 2021


    Meeting adjourned at 7:46PM


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