Las Vegas Jam Band Society
Members’ Meeting Minutes
September 3, 2019
Location: Cheba Hut (UNLV)
Meeting Begins: 7:36 PM
In attendance: Greg, JT, Paige, Jessica, Ellen, Ian, Jenny, Keith, Julie
President’s Report (Greg): “Alrighty…..So….”
*Last month, we discussed the given dates of GRATEFUL SHRED, who wanted to come to Las Vegas, the first week of December. The group was on board for this. We just got notification that the line-up has changed (no longer with Jay Lane) and the date can only be Sunday, 12/1. Concerns: It being a weeknight and, also, the Sunday after Thanksgiving (many might be travelling, etc.)
(Greg to contact a possible stage/location in Moapa to see if their area can be reserved/camped in.)
More details TBD.
*Upcoming 2020 Officer Nominations/Elections will be happening within the next couple of month’s meetings: October: Nominations, November: Acceptance of Nominations, & December: Elections.
*Hoping to make the Tuesday, November 5th Members’ meeting a ‘TECOPA BRIEFING MEETING’ to get any last minute details regarding the ‘Takeover’ finalized. (More info TBD)
Vice President’s Report (JT):
*BBLV gave us a list of the upcoming member-comp tickets: The Motet, Tower of Power, Thievery Corporation, Tauk & Jazz is Phish. (We will ask about Xavier Rudd)
*Discussion of a 20th LVJBS Anniversary Event (which will occur in 2021). Members like the idea of giving out of town, previous Members & Friends’ notice of the event/date of the event, so airfare and time can be requested. Group also thinks a music/camping/festival would make a great anniversary event. More details TBD.
Secretary’s Report (Jessica):
*Thanks to Pres. Greg for arranging the August ‘Friends & Family’ Event at the Aviators’ Baseball Game. We won 18 to 4.
*”THE RUSTY PUTTER”, on East Lake Mead (near Lake Las Vegas and our Adopt-A-Highway spot) had its re-Grand Opening. They have a great stage for music and welcome our Members. Show your VALID LVJBS Membership Card and get 20% off your tab.
Treasurer’s Report (Paige):
*Dues are now ‘monthly’ payments. $10/month.
* 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.
*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.)
Mayor’s report (Jenny M.):
-The Tecopa Takeover is coming along!
-Be on the lookout for the Volunteer calendar.
-More donations have been received and the LVJBS to match-up some donations. Jenny and Megan are going to be on the lookout for additional sponsors. Any ideas? Please get them our way ASAP!
(Thoughts/Ideas: KUNV radio/interview spot, a local news-clip for the non-profit/Keith to chat with the ‘StageHandlers’ Union)
*Wondering if the LVJBS will be supporting the LVJBS Scholarship in the same way it has supported the Lone Woof Rescue. Members and Officers support this and prefer to continue the donations ‘4 the Music’ and less ‘4 the dogs’ (since the Rescue has had recent success with its changed Leadership.) More details TBD.
PRODUCTION REPORT (Greg):
*Please send any names of bands that the LVJBS would like to have a future event with.
Discussed thoughts: JellyBread, ToManyZooz, Kitchen Dwellers.
Fund Development Chair (Megan B.--absent):
-Scholarship info is going out. Please help spread the word & help get additional Sponsors. Google Form on website.
*In lieu of the 2019 Holiday Party, maybe focus “our vision” on a 2020 CUBENSIS show. More details TBD.
*Saturday, October 19th will be the DeltaNove Memorial gathering for their drummer, Dominick. The LVJBS wants to send a gift of support and care to his family. More details TBD.
(Those who attend the Memorial in L.A. may want to check out TOOL, the next night’s STAPLES CENTER.)
*(Tentative) ‘Friends & Family Event’ for October: FIRST FRIDAY! Details TBA.
*Next Adopt-a-Highway date will be in October. Date/Time TBD.
UPCOMING NON-LVJBS EVENTS
*Sept. 5-8: Bender Jamboree @ Hard Rock Hotel
*Sept. 10th: Cake & Ben Folds @ The Joint
*Sept. 11—Xavier Rudd @ BBLV
*Sept. 13th –Eric Clapton @ T*Mobile
*Sept. 13th—David Crosby @ Red Rock Casino
*Sept. 15th—The Doobie Bros @ The Pearl
*Sept. 17th-- Johnny Zig @ The SandDollar
*Sept. 19th—The Higgs @ The SandDollar
*Sept. 21st—Catfish John’s BBQ Bash @ Tatuado WildSide Tavern, Pahrump
*Sept. 21st—10,000 Maniacs @ Cannery North
*Sept. 20-22: Life is Beautiful Festival @ Downtown LV
*Sept. 20-22: iHeart Radio Festival (T*Mobile/MGM Grand/LV Festival Grounds)
*Sept. 27th-- The Easgles @ MGM Grand
*Sept. 28th-- Peter Frampton @ Red Rock Casino
*Sept. 29th —Get the LED out @ BBLV
*Oct. 2nd -- Calexico @ House of Blues
*Oct. 2nd—US & THEM (Pink Floyd) movie.
*Oct. 5th-- Pink Floyd THE WALL EXPERIENCE @ The Smith Center
*Oct. 5th-- Stabbing Westward @ BBLV
*Oct 6th—Stone Temple Pilots (w/ Rival Sons) @ The Joint
*Oct. 6th-- The Cult @ The Chelsea
*Oct. 26th—Thom Yorke @ The Chelsea
Next Meeting: Tuesday, Oct. 1st @ Rocky’s Bar & Grill
Meeting adjourned: 8:38 PM