Las Vegas Jam Band Society
Members’ Meeting Minutes
May 7, 2019 Location: Rocky’s Bar & Grill
Meeting Begins: 7:35 PM
In attendance: Paige, JT, Jessica, Megan B., Jenny M., Dan R., & Ellen S.
Called to Order: (JT): “Let’s get this started. Our President is absent.”
President’s Report (Greg):
Vice President’s Report (JT):
*Our SCHOLORSHIP info is not active on our website. The Application will soon be posted.
*We will be posting some non-LVJBS events on our webpage to show support for our music community.
Treasurer’s Report (Paige):
*Welcome to our new Members: Carrie Stowers & Jimmy Carpenter (of the LV Blues Society) J
*Dues are now ‘monthly’ payments. $10/month & the updated list is being sent monthly to Officers.
*The Membership (6 mo.) Raffle gift was not used this time for the Garage Mahal event, so will now be a part of the Tecopa Takeover’s Raffle for a full year (12mo. /2020 Membership)
* Don’t forget that attending monthly meetings can get you $5 credits for the next year’s dues. (up to $20max). Attendance is noted each month and an email is sent your way each December, letting you know the needed dues to keep current.
* We raise money each month, from those using our AmazonSmiles account.
An email was sent from the AMAZON SMILE corp., with a detailed description/annual overview of our supporters’ activity. Shows we have 21 supporters.
*Be sure to add your SMITH’S GROCERY card and your AMAZONSMILES account, to the ‘Jam Band Society of America’ non-profit help, to ensure a portion of your purchases comes back our way! Tell your friends/family! (We will look into posting an ‘easy’ ‘click here’ link for others to get started.)
Secretary’s Report (Jessica):
*Met a VP with Dell Computers & spoke about sponsorship of our ‘Scholarship’ ideas. Contacted him.
*The last ADOPT-A-HIGHWAY was SUNDAY, APRIL 28th—Thanks to Paige for joining me in our Community-effort! The Lake’s roadside is now 2 bags cleaner of trash! The sign has more graffiti on it and will be reported to the N*Dot when additional bags are ordered.
*Paige to cover June’s Meeting’s Minutes due to my pre-arranged absence.
Mayor’s report (Jenny M.): Color: Yellow Sunshine
*Jenny has the needed phone numbers to start making the ‘personal’ phone calls of gratitude, thanking our 2019 members for joining the LVJBS.
(Officers asked to send JT some ‘bulleted points’ of the past year’s LVJBS facts/events to help with a ‘letter’, mailed to Members and ‘missed’ Members, sharing our new ideas, happenings, and goals. This will help with the creation of the letter.)
PRODUCTION REPORT (Greg by telephone):
*Met a Lady from the LV Blues Society, at Phil & Friends. Discussed a ‘joint’ newsletter for our local music events/updates.
*Dustin/Amanda Terry (now in TX) have friends, The Bourgeois Mystics, doing their ‘La Bonitas Tour’ on Friday, August 9th, here in Las Vegas. (More details TBA).
*FUND DEVELOPMENT CHAIR (Megan B.): The LVJBS SCHOLARSHIP FUND is coming along great. After the Garage Mahal event, $1,440 was raised. The application will be sent ‘live’ with a due date of August 2019, to help with the awarding of the first scholarship, in September. (Once applicants have applied, specific donation-needs can be requested.) We want to welcome Valerie Porter (Peter’s wife) to have input with our decision making.
*Megan to send Officers/Board members a copy of the LVJBS Donation package for us to share, as needed.
*(Dan R.): The Sound System Proposal was created and shared with the Officers:
Reminder of Proposal (April’s meeting): We now pay $60/mo. for our Sound System’s storage. Dan proposed to the group that He would ‘buy’ the System from the LVJBS, store it in his personal storage area, and have it available for any of the LVJBS’s needs. Officers had discussion of the details: Dan’s $1 purchase includes storage & Maintenance. LVJBS to utilize, as needed, yet must be used by a ‘certified’ Sound System Engineer, if used without Dan. If Dan chooses to ‘divest’ himself of the system, the LVJBS has the right of ‘first buy back’ for $1. Discussion of a generated inventory list sent to the Officers and a discussion of situations/what-ifs (moving out of state/death/divorce) were had.
*Thank you to AEG and The Joint for the 40 comp tickets to Phil Lesh & Friends & the given discounted tickets. J
*Paige has the 2019 Membership cards. Contact her & grab it when convenient!
*JT’s thoughts: There are discounts given to Platinum Drivers of LYFT (i.e. 40% FTD flowers/Sprint phone discount)….Why not ask local companies & create a list of LVJBS Membership rewards from various businesses? More info TBD.
*Future FRIENDS & FAMILY Events:
Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas’ ROCK & ROLL PLAYHOUSE Presents (all ages):
MAY 11th: The Music of the Beatles
JUNE 15th: The Music of the Grateful Dead
JULY 20th: Reggae for Kids
AUGUST 10th: Prince’s Purple Party
**(JT to contact BBLV to inquire about possible LVJBS ‘family’ deals.)
SEPTEMBER event: TBD
OCTOBER 19th (Megan B.): Join the LVJBS ‘Alzheimer’s Walk’, Team Empower’ at Town Square. 9am-12pm (More info TBA.)
NOVEMBER 7-10th: TECOPA TAKEOVER (more details soon!)
DECEMBER event: TBD
UPCOMING NON-LVJBS EVENTS
*May 10th—The Hollywood Vampires @ The Joint
*May 12th—Scott Pemberton @ The SandDollar
*May 17th—John Kadlecik & Catfish John @ BBLV
*May 25th: MagikHour @ Legends Bar
*May 26th—Uberschall @ Double Down
*May 29th—The Higgs @ The SandDollar
*June 1st—Jam at the Barn
*June 8th—Reggae in the Desert
*June 15th: Catfish John @ The Tavern
*June 15th: Ziggy Marley & Michael Franti @ Mandalay Bay Beach
*June 23—Long Beach Dub Allstars @ BBLV
*Aug. 18--George Clinton & P-Funk w/ Fishbone, Dumpstaphunk, etc. @ BBLV
Next Meeting: Tuesday, June 4th @ ChebaHut (new location on Maryland Pkwy)
Meeting adjourned: 8:45 PM