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!
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!
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
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
December 2020 Minutes
Date:December 8, 2020
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:
Thank you to the current officers with this weird year.
We had more donors and only 15 less members.
Interested in exploring an email for the LBJBS and officers if needed.
Golf outing for more than just members.
Want to get the movie outing scheduled. Book a movie theater at 3 locations
Item III:Treasurers Report:
8121.27 in the bank
1837.57 in the scholarship fund
will send out an invoice for membership dues
$5 off per quarter for attending meetings
interest in updating bylaws
Explore Network for Good instead of Wild Apricot
Item IV:Secretary’s Report:
Meeting to discuss changing or helping those in need with dues will be discussed at officers meeting.
Item V:Mayor’s report:
Touch of Grey- survived the year together
Lone Wolf Donations can be made at Sporting life.
Interested in exploring more discounts and benefits for members- Jammin On, Zia, have events with drink specials.
Have a go fund me to support kids in her class with gifts and food. Post gofund me on FB page.
Radio Stations have free events announcements.
Item VI:Committee Updates:
Next years fundraising chair go after desks for members- Brooklyn Bowl Live Streams, possible live streams where people can donate to LVJBS.
Fundraising can do press releases on news stations and radio stations.
Looking for someone to head a committee to rewrite the by laws- specifically to address tribal elders and term limits.
Item VII: Open Floor
Adopt a highway sign damaged- reported and will be replaced
Logo tags submitted and should hear back in a few days.
We can do short videos for press releases on TV. They will play clips that are already put together.
Possible walks in the future, LVJBS walks for Breast Cancer
Adam works at the space and can get us a special for $1200 for the space and live streaming.
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 2020 LVJBS Meeting Minutes
Date: November 10, 2020 (second Tuesday, due to Election Day Tuesday)
Meeting Start: 7:18PM
Attendees: Johnnie T., Jenny M., Paige T., Jessica G., Tiffany B., Adam P., Ian Z., Greg S., Daniel R., Jay M., Doug S.
· 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. 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.
Item 4: Secretary’s Report (Megan: absent)
Item 5: Mayor’s Report (Tiffany)
· 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 2020 Minutes
Date:October 6, 2020
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:
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.
We want to consider having a BBQ in the park and getting everyone together in an outside setting.
Item III: Vice Presidents Report:
Look into camping sites: Valley of Fire vs red rock group camping site
Bootleggers possible venue for events in the future- Windmill and LV Blvd
Continue exploring new venues
Consider sending a survey that will see what type of events members are interested in attending:
Wild apricot vs facebook survey vs google form?
Considerations to be made on how large we want the event to be and the audience we want to reach with the survey.
BBQ in the park
Sat Oct 24th afternoon party in the park
Parks with other amenities- like disc golf might be nice
Park across from Rocky’s
Desert Bloom Park- 8405 S Maryland Pkwy- confirmed first come, first serve
Plan is to arrive early on October 24th and claim a gazebo
Valley of Fire group camping spot
Jenny checked availability but booked through the rest of the year.
Maybe something to consider earlier in the year for next year.
Item IV: Treasurer's Report:
Cinemark movie theater has a “rent your own theater” for $99 and bring your own blu ray. This would be for 20 people.
Discuss options to bring your kids to a kid friendly movie.
The Cinemark theaters is hosting this event, this includes The Orleans and Southpoint.
LVJBS sponsored vs ticketed event, we can decide how much we want to sponsor.
We discussed that we could send a survey to see what membership is interested in seeing.
Bank balance currently: $8,718.35, $1,837.53
This Saturday, October 10th is our golf outing. So far we have collected $200. More discussed in Open Floor.
Don’t forget to sign up on Amazon Smile and for Smith’s giveback program.
Item V: Secretary’s Report:
Hi to everyone.
Item VI:Mayor’s report:
Color: Orange- Going into fall and happy to be outside. Excited to be outside for safety.
Want to encourage more outside friends and family events. Especially now that is cooling down.
Can't wait to see you at the park.
Item VII:Committee Updates:
Volunteer coordinator- Jessica Grant
Highway cleanup- Saturday October 24th- looking for volunteers 8AM
Clean up takes about an hour.
Jess will send out a post and invite.
Item IV: Open Floor
Guitar Picks- moving forward with ideas and design.
Plan is for this to be your membership gift when you sign up.
Plan to use the 2020 logo and the lvjbs.org on the back.
Golf Tournament This Saturday October 10th
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.
Golf should be approximately from 12-4:30PM.
Golf after party- Crown and Anchor patio- 4:20PM
Paige and Jess will be at the Crown and Anchor at 4:20 PM
Crown and Anchor- 1350 E Tropicana.
Discussion around term limits
New leadership every 1-2 years, consider putting limits in place.
Elections according to the bylaws are yearly.
Officers meeting to review bylaws and consider changes.
Ericka- Presents an idea that is moving forward for putting together a documentary about the LVJBS by Rob Schuder.
Ericka will be collecting all of the pictures, videos, stories, the good bad and ugly of the LVJBS.
Gritty dirt, difficult conversations, love stories and everything that tell the story of the LVJBS.
Send all pictures, videos and stories to Ericka: email@example.com
Option to have another virtual golf outing
There is very little to do on our part, anyone can joint virtually on a specified day.
The money will be donated to the LVJBS.
6. Thank you to Amanda for donating a violin to the organization.
Violin will be donated to Miss Grant’s orchestra.
7. Election Day is next month.
We discussed moving the meeting to the following Tuesday.
Get Out and Vote!
Next LVJBS meeting: Tuesday, November 10th 2020: Jacksons and Zoom
Meeting adjourned at: 7:58 pm
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 2020 LVJBS Meeting Minutes
Date: September 1, 2020
Meeting Start: 7:03PM
Attendees: Johnnie Tolson, Paige Tolson, Jessica Grant, Ian Zeitzer
Item 2: Treasurer’s Report (Paige)
Item 3: Secretary’s Report (Megan: absent)
Item 4: Mayor’s Report (Tiffany: absent)
A. Color- Golden Knights!
Item 5: Production Report (Greg: absent)
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.
Jessica to create an LVJBS post about ‘Closet Clean-Outs’ to help advertise our Instrument search!
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 2020 LVJBS meeting minutes
Date: Aug 4th, 2020
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:
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.
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.
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
June 2020 Minutes
Date: June 2, 2020
Time: 7 pm
Location: Virtual Zoom Meeting
Attendees: Megan Bichsel, Ian Zeitzer, Jessica Grant, Johnnie Tolson, Paige Tolson, Tiffany Belcher, Jenny Minucci, Adam Peiken, Greg Serensits
Item I: Meeting called to order at: 7pm
Item II: Presidents Report:
A. Moment of Silence for those who have died in recent current events.
B. Thanks to Adam for setting up our youtube channel.
C. Watch party monies raised: after some research PPE needs have been filled at this time. We decided to give donations to Three Square to help meet our community food insecurity needs.
Item III: Treasurers Report:
Item IV: Vice President’s Report:
Item V: Mayor’s report:
A. Color: Black Lives Matter
Item VI: Production Report:
Item VII: Open Floor
Meeting adjourned at: 8:10pm
Next Meeting: Zoom vs meeting at a bar location- will continue to discuss possible location options.
March 2020 Minutes
Date: March 3, 2020
Location: Jackson’s Bar- Flamingo and Jones 6020 W Flamingo 89103 (Teah’s Bar!)
Attendees: Megan Bichsel, Ian Zeitzer, Jessica Grant, Johnnie Tolson, Paige Tolson, Dan Rugotzke, Ellen Skiba, Tiffany Belcher, Fred Guzat, Kathy Guzat, David Shapiro and Audrey Kennedy
1. Relix Table for Ween- registration is open
a. If you volunteer- you get a ticket for that night
b. Two bowling tournaments- Friday and Saturday
c. There will be a wait list for all Relix table shifts
d. If you volunteer for a bowling shift you get a ticket for that night
2. Lottery’s approaching-
b. Ween show lottery
c. Galactic show lottery
Item IV: Secretary’s Report:
Item VI: Mayor’s report:
Item VII: Production Report:
Item VIII: Committee Updates:
Item IV: Open Floor
Meeting adjourned at: 7:53pm
February 2020 Minutes
Date: February 4, 2020
Location: The Bichsel’s house
Attendees: Megan Bichsel, David Bichsel, Richard Stewart, Matt Alexander, Jimmy Cressy, Basia Yakaitis, Steve Yakaitis, Jessica Grant, Johnnie Tolson, Paige Tolson, Dan Rugotzke, Greg Serensits, Ellen Skiba, Tiffany Belcher
Item I: Meeting called to order at: 7:15pm
1. Interest in exploring member t-shirts
2. Harrison Ezratty- Marketing Manager at Relix- Interested in having a Relix table at the Ween show. Any other minimum or 2 night runs we can set up a table for volunteers to run.
Item III: Vice Presidents Report:
1. Develop member surveys and get feedback from our members. For example: bands people would like to see, venues they prefer to see shows, suggestions for meeting locations, suggestions from members in general about how to add value to being a member.
Item IV: Treasurers Report:
Item V: Secretary’s Report:
Important Upcoming Dates:
Next LVJBS meeting: Tue February 4th 7:00pm- 3220 Mason Ave, LV, NV 89102
Sat Jan 11th- 9:30PM Catfish John and The Alligators- Sand Dollar Lounge
Fri Jan 17th- 8PM The Wailers- Top Golf
Sat Jan 18th- 12PM Bluegrass Jam- Lovelady Brewing
Sun Jan 19th- 10PM Dan Fester- Sand Dollar Lounge
Sun Jan 19th- 8PM The Black Keys- Chelsea
Sat Jan 25th 11AM Music of David Bowie for kids- BBLV
Thurs Jan 30th- 10PM Chris Tofield- Sand Dollar Lounge
Sat Feb 1st- 10PM FLUX with Debbie Stewart- Sand Dollar Lounge
Sat Feb 1st- 8PM Unwieldies and Pitchfork- Gold Mine Tavern
Tue Feb 18th- 7PM Steel Pulse- BBLV
Thurs Feb 20th – 7PM Dweesil Zappa- BBLV
Fri Feb 21st- 8PM Delta Nove- Garage Ma Hall
Sat Feb 22nd- 11AM Music of Prince for kids- BBLV
Tue Feb 25th-8PM MarchFourth- Top Golf
Fri Feb 28th- 8PM Dave Matthews Band- Chelsea
Fri March 6th- 8PM G. Love & Special Sauce- Top Golf
Thurs-Sat March 19-21 WEEN- BBLV
Wed March 25th- 7PM Galactic- BBLV
Sat April 4th- 6:30PM Wilco- BBLV
Sat April 4th 8PM Spafford- Bunkhouse
Fri-Sat April 10-12th Garage Ma Hall Takeover