JUNE 2018 Members' Meeting Minutes

June 05, 2018 7:30 PM | Jessica L Grant (Administrator)

Las Vegas Jam Band Society

June Members’ Meeting Minutes

June 5, 2018

Meeting Begins:  7:38 PM

Location:  Rocky’s Bar & Grill

In Attendance:  Greg S., John T., Paige T., Dan R., Jessica G., Larry W., Stacie Hummel (LWR)

President’s Report (Greg):  “Alrighty…We’ll get this thing on the way….”

*We will be working with THE HIDEAWAY to welcome Fahreed Haque (GarajMahal), on Sunday, July 1st, for an early Sunday show, 6pm-10pm.  Music at 7pm.

*Our goal is to have more LVJBS sponsored shows in the Fall and Winter.

*Discussion of the possible Phish and/or Widespread Panic aftershow(s) will be discussed during the Production Report (see below).

*Other than that, all is “status quo”

Vice President’s Report (John):

*An update to the webpage was recently done.  We added ‘Jam in the Barn’, ‘Eminence Ensemble’, and other minor changes.

*Discussion of whether or not to keep the www.area51soundtest.com domain was had. It’s up for renewal again ($18/year). Group decided to keep it keepin’ on….

Secretary’s Report (Jessica): 

*The recent Adopt-A-Highway poll, to decide a majority’s preference on a clean-up date/time was created.  Only 6 votes came though.

*Adopt-A-Highway: THANKS to MAY’s Clean-up Volunteers:  Paige, Kathy, Fred, Tobie, & Jessica  (The next clean up will be in September, after the Summertime heat.)

*Friends & Family Events: 

--May was Golden Knights View party @ Henderson Pavilion

--June (TBD):  Wetlands Discovery Walk/bees pollination party 6/22 or Nighttime Bat Walk 6/24 (Greg to create online poll to decide most popular evening & create Facebook Invite, etc. when decided.)

--July/August:  Ideas, anyone!?!? 

*Please note:  There may be a delay in June’s Members’ Meeting Minutes getting posted.  Thank you for your patience. 

Treasurer’s Report (Paige): 

*2018 Membership cards are available.  Please find an Officer at an upcoming event to help locate yours!

*Pirate Fest sent their money for their soundsystem/Dan rental.

*Smith’s Grocery enrollments will get an email about any renewal to the ‘non-profit’, so keep an eye out & tell your friends!  (Also, AmazonSmiles.org will allow you to choose JAM BAND SOCIETY OF AMERICA as your focus.)

Mayor’s Report (Eric F.) absent, Color via text:  KNIGHT-TIME GOLD

Committee Heads’ Report (none present)


Update:  Pink Talking Fish--The Hard Rock Live is no longer offering the ‘same’ contract with outside license/insurance policy concerns. Due to past HipHop/etc. events that the HRLive worked with, this has made for a $5million dollar insurance policy requirement. This would be a loss for LVJBS.  After discussion about lack of volunteers for a table, due to the ‘busy’ weekend of fun, we decided to simply enjoy the event the HR Live throws, for that weekend.

*Andrew, at Vinyl (Hard Rock Hotel) will be looking at numbers and any policy changes for the smaller venue.  More info TBD.

*Robert Walters (plays in Mike Gordon’s side band) is interested in late nights of November 1 or November 2. (Late nights, Thursday/Friday).  Message sent to inquire IF Mike Gordon would ‘possibly’ stop by venue.  More info TBD.

*Contacted by Bill Laymon with EDGE OF THE WEST BAND, a New Riders of the Purple Sage/Supergroup.  They wanted to introduce their “amazing band/new project” to the LVJBS.

*YakAttack (from Portland, OR) are interested in any aftershow bookings.

*THE MOVES COLLECTIVE showed interest in an August date and have been discussing a possible collaboration with one of Jay Matt’s bands to join the event.  More details TBD.


*Welcome STACIE HUMMEL, from Lone Woof Rescue.  She has recently purchased the property in Sandy Valley and has helped the LWR become more professional and organized, as Secretary of the non-profit.  She came to ‘thank’ the LVJBS for our support of LWR and share what progress has been done since her take-over. Stacie organizes the projects and manages the pop-up events and retail stores (featuring Dean Russo’s T-Shirts/items).  She works alongside our pal, JD, who deals with the dog-adoption side of the Rescue.  (Currently, there are 30 dogs needing adoption and 3 in Foster Care.  We discussed identifying a ‘new’ LVJBS sponsored dog.)  VOLUNTEERS:  Please contact Stacie@lonewoofrescue.org or (702)496-7885.


*6/10:  Eminence Ensemble @ HR Live

*6/30:  ORGONE @ Top Golf

*7/7:  Thievery Corporation @ Brooklyn Bowl

*8/4 (and other residency dates) STEVIE WONDER @ The Park Theater

*8/10:  Grateful Shred @ Vinyl, Hard Rock Hotel

*8/17:  DISPATCH @ The Brooklyn Bowl

*8/18: Icicle Tricycle @ The SandDollar

*9/7:  HOT TUNA feat. Steve Kimock @ The Brooklyn Bowl

Next Meeting:  Tuesday, July 10th (SECOND TUESDAY) due to the 4th of July Holiday & the July 3rd PRIMUS & JjuJjuJjuu show, downtown, that evening. The meeting will be at CheebaHut, Sahara/Rainbow, 7:30pm, 7/10/18.

Meeting Adjourned: 8:38 PM

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