Las Vegas Jam Band Society
Members’ Meeting Minutes
December 3, 2019
Location: Rocky’s Bar & Grill
Meeting Begins: 7:38 PM
In attendance: Greg, JT, Paige, Jessica, Ian, Dan, Kathy, Fred, Megan
President’s Report (Greg): “Let’s get this December meeting started!”
*Upcoming 2020 Officer Nominations have all been in. (There were 2 Offices needing a Vote: President/Secretary). Yet, the current Secretary (Jessica) does not want to risk her status of a “Tribal Member/Charter Member” due to how the LVJBS’s ‘Bi-laws’ are written: “Officer at least one year/Committee Chair for at least two years/NO loss of any held Election for Office”, she has removed herself from the 2020 Ballot, for the 2020’s Office of Secretary.
Megan Bichsel will be the Secretary for 2020.
Other 2020 Officers:
Vice President: Jennifer Minucci
Treasurer: Paige Tolson
Mayor: Tiffany Belcher
Paid (current/up-to-date) Members are able to place their vote for 2020 PRESIDENT, through December 11th and the elected President will be announced on December 15th.
Nominees: Current President GREG SERENSITS & current Vice President JOHNNIE TOLSON are the two Presidential candidates needing a vote.
*After seeing BLUE OYSTER CULT in Moapa, NV recently, there is another possible venue that could host a great event. (Stage area with a large grassy area for the audience). Discussion had of a Halloween event on Saturday, Oct. 31st, 2020. Our friends, SPAFFORD, are willing to help us celebrate this 20 year milestone, if date allows. More details TBD.
--Discussion held of our past anniversary shows and dates were reviewed: New Riders of the Purple Sage was our 2015, 15th Anniversary show, Grey Boy Allstars was our 200th show in 2013.
Vice President’s Report (JT):
*We have 65 current paid members (including the monthly, individual, & couple memberships)
--In order to VOTE for an Office, the Member must be a paid dues-DECEMBER member, for that year.
*Have been taking WILD APRICOT Webinars to help make the site more user-friendly, etc. Possible viewing changes TBD.
--Greg discussed Kevin Dold’s past website work for LVJBS and will inquire about future upgraded website assistance, as well.
Secretary’s Report (Jessica):
*Thanks to our Treasurer, Paige, for taking care of the November minutes, due to my prearranged absence.
*The next ADOPT-A-HIGHWAY Clean-up weekend will be in JANUARY. Thoughts: SATURDAY or SUNDAY, January 11th or 12th @ 9am. The preferred date will be confirmed at the January Members’ meeting.
We will gather for brunch afterwards at THE RUSTY PUTTER Lounge, where we get 25% off our tab with our Membership Cards.
*It’s been wonderful being a dedicated LVJBS Secretary for these many past years. Congrats to Megan for getting to take over the duties for 2020.
Treasurer’s Report (Paige):
*Dues are now ‘monthly’ payments. $10/month. The 2020 Annual memberships can now be paid for this upcoming year. An email will soon be sent with any earned meeting ‘credits’ for a discounted membership and ‘due’ dates.
*HOLIDAY PARTY monies will be ready for the performers’ payments.
Costs: Pitchfork $300, DJ $75, & the requested $175 for Ice, Propane, & Light projection.
Total of $550. Officers decided that $650 will be given to the hosts for payments and any miscellaneous needs. (Other Officers and Members have been graciously buying/donating goods/decorations for this event without needed reimbursements.)
* 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. absent via Ian):
Color: 8-Crazy Golden Knights
Fund Development Chair (Megan B.): The announcement of the awarded Scholarship monies will be done soon. More details and winners TBA.
Archive Committee Chair (Fred G.) says that the LVJBS archive is “still safe & secure” under piles of the Gutzat garage. D.A.T. (Digital Audio Track) are there as well.
PRODUCTION REPORT (Greg):
*Spoke with Michaelo Wargo (Manager Entertainment/Special Events/Fashion Show Retail) about their “Sports for Fashion” events, a kid-friendly event which allows groups to ‘tailgate’ various events/games, with 30% of the bar proceeds going to a charity of choice/non-profit of choice. More info TBD.
*’CASINO-CARES program, where a gambler’s winnings can have their ‘spare change’ or ‘coins/cents’ donated to a non-profit instead of ‘cashed out’ in their pocket. We will reach out to them to proceed. This is an excellent way for groups to earn ‘easy’ money.
*Discussion was held at a past meeting about a possible April 10-12, 2020 CUBENSIS event/Sausage Party Takeover, at Garage Mahal. More details TBD.
*A local musician, Travis, reached out to JT on our Facebook page, inquiring to play their music/possible future event: ONE TON PROJECT
*Discussion of a 20th Anniversary T-Shirt being made for the planned event.
*Brooklyn Bowl is allowing us advertising/ticket trades for the following upcoming shows:
Gregory Alan Isakov, Thievery Corporation, Marcus King Band, Dweezil Zappa, Donovan Frankenreiter, & Galactic. (Be sure to help share these events on your pages and invite your ‘friends’ to join. This helps with getting the info spread.
Question: What happens to donated Facebook ‘Donations to a Cause’ events? (i.e. JT’s recent ‘Birthday’ donations for LVJBS)
**Paige to inquire and see how/when the monies are “given back” to the donated non-profit of choice. More info TBA.
UPCOMING NON-LVJBS EVENTS
*Dec. 6 & 7: Intersect Festival (Beck & Foo Fighters headlining)
*Dec. 7: Catfish John @ The SandDollar LV
*Dec. 8: Gregory Alan Isakov @ BBLV
*Dec. 11: Modest Mouse @ BBLV
*Dec. 15: Thievery Corporation @ BBLV
*Dec. 21: The Beatles for Kids @ BBLV
*Dec. 27: Crystal Method @ TopGolf
*Dec. 31: Stick Figure @ BBLV
*Jan. 4: Jeff & the Orrganics @ Tatuado WildSide Tavern, Pahrump
*Jan. 8: Sublime w/ Rome @ TopGolf
*Jan. 17: Tool @ T*Mobile Arena
*Jan. 17: The Wailers @ Top Golf
*Jan. 30: The Marcus King Band @ BBLV
Next Meeting: Tuesday, January. 7th @ Cheba Hut (UNLV)
Meeting adjourned: 8:50PM