LAS VEGAS JAM BAND SOCIETY
Members’ Meeting Minutes
November 3, 2015
Meeting Begins: 7:47PM @ Rocky’s
President’s Report (Greg): “Let’s do this thing!”
The 2016 Nominations for LVJBS Offices are being made tonight. One nomination one made online via Wild Apricot. The rest will be done tonight.
We were able to secure THE HIDEAWAY for our LVJBS Holiday party on Saturday, Dec. 12th and Delta Nove has confirmed their attendance. We will give them cash and ask for Holiday donations to give them for their ventures. (Jimmy C. gave his side-review of the D’Nove Xmas album, the hot peanut sauce at Rocky’s, and the ‘Breaking Benjammin & Shinedown….)
We foresee a few more shows for 2016 at the Hard Rock Café & Hard Rock Live venues. More info TBA.
Vice President’s Report (Kathy): See you at the Tecopa Takeover!
Secretary’s Report (Jessica):
Last month’s ‘Adopt-a-Highway’ clean-up plan was canceled on Oct. 18th due to the flooded weather. The new date is SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 22nd @ 9am. Please tell your friends. The more helpers, the quicker it takes! J
Treasurer’s Report (Paige): The money donation to Tecopa’s SILENT DISCO was sent. We will have T-shirts for sale and the LVJBS banner will be up.
Mayor’s Report (Frobi): ~absent~
reported by Jessica
Fundraising Committee(Kathy): The discussed 15th Anniversary calendar can be made for under $4/ea. Instead of the recently discussed self-made calendar, we have decided to go with this company. We will have them readied by Dec. 15th. The calendar will go from Dec. 2015 to Jan. 2016, with various LVJBS event posters as the artwork.
We are looking into having an LVJBS Sponsorship package for various businesses to donate and have ads on our website and displayed at our events. We figure if the 10 people (approx.) that frequent our monthly meetings each found 5 sponsors, this will be an easy way to add to the current list of sponsors. Discussion of possible sponsors: Brooklyn Bowl, Hard Rock Live, Hard Rock Café, The Dispensary, Rocky’s.
PR Report (Jenny):
*The Newsletter has been looking great and is a great way to keep up with current info.
*The interaction of the former Yahoo! Group has been missed by many. Discussion of having a ‘closed’ MEMBERS ONLY Facebook page was had. This will be looked into further. De
*Please consider donating blankets, dog food, and pillows to JD and the Lone Woof Rescue since the weather is getting cold. Look for the upcoming email.
PRODUCTION REPORT (GREG):
Delta Nove: Saturday, Dec. 12th will be our Holiday party @ The HideAway.
Brooklyn Bowl (website supported) shows: Karl Denson's Tiny Universe late night: Nov. 27 & 28 (after the Dead & Co. shows @ MGM ) Joe Russo's Almost Dead: Fri., Dec. 11 & be sure to check out their website for their calendar of events!
Hard Rock (website supported) shows: *SPAFFORD, Friday, November 13th @ Vinyl. Our 15th Anniversary event.
ADOPT-A-HIGHWAY Clean-up, Sunday, November 22nd @ 9am
*Been a great year of music and ticket comps for members.
*Been working with Larry, the T-Shirt Guy, about possible LVJBS long-sleeve T-shirts, hoodie samples, and prices. More info TBD.
*(Kathy): The discussion of an LVJBS family CAMPING TRIP in March was had. Possible dates: Sat. & Sun., March 19th and 20th to the AZ HotSprings. Options are to rent a canoe for $122/couple (includes the fees) OR rent a solo-kayak OR haul your gear from Willow Beach, with a 3 mile hike OR use one of our friend’s Jet-Skis as it travels back and forth to the campsite. More info TBD.
2016 OFFCICER NOMINTAIONS
President: Greg (accepted)
VP: Johnnie (accepted)
Treasurer: Paige (accepted), Johnnie (declined)
Secretary: Jessica (accepted), Jenny (declined)
Mayor: Justin (accepted), Jenny (accepted), Kurt (unknown acceptance)
NOVEMBER: Friends & Family Event:
TACOPA TAKEOVER 2.0— Dave & Megan shared the updated music/activity schedule/plan, draft #6. Friday & Saturday, November 6 & 7 at Tecopa HotSprings. Their hard work is appreciated. Looking forward to a great time with Friends & Family!
DECEMBER: Friends & Family Event: LVJBS Holiday Party: Delta Nove on Dec. 12th @ The HideAway.
Next Meeting: Tuesday, December 1st @ Rocky’s Bar & Grill
Meeting Adjourned: 9:03PM
October 6, 2015
Meeting Begins: 7:27PM @ Brooklyn Bowl
President’s Report (Greg): “This will be short & sweet since it’s THE WORD’S show.”
It’s already that time for 2016 Nominations for LVJBS Offices. Nominations will happen in November and the elections in December.
Vice President’s Report (Kathy): Our Treasurer says, “SELL THE SHIRTS!” (The Officers will come up with a distribution plan, to help sell the shirts. More info TBD.)LVJBS will be donating $500 to the Tecopa Takeover 2.0.
-Congrats to our members, PAIGE & JOHN for uniting as one, at their recent wedding.
-The Adopt-a-Highway clean-up will be on SUNDAY, OCTOBER 18th @ 9am. Please tell your friends. The more helpers, the quicker it takes! J
Treasurer’s Report (Paige): ~absent~
Mayor’s Report (Frobi):
COLOR: Brooklyn Brown, WORD!
Archive Committee(Fred): Nothing to report.
*The Classical ¾ Guitar will be donated to the Early Childhood Teacher at Whitney ES. Dave has the other two guitars, which can be signed by a band/used for a future raffle.
LVJBS booked shows:
None to report. Discussion of a 15th Anniversary show in December. (Delta Nove was ‘reserved’ for Sat., Dec. 5th.) Group discussed possibly changing the date to make it an LVJBS Holiday Party, as well. Saturday, December 12thwas discussed as the chosen date for the LVJBS Holiday party.
*Discussion of having a Hard Rock Live, after the November DEAD & CO. shows. (Conflicts with Karl Denson’s late night, at Brooklyn Bowl). Possible bands to contact: Cubensis, JGB & Melvin Seals. (Officers to discuss at an upcoming Officers’ meeting and will announce any decisions.)
Brooklyn Bowl (website supported) shows:
Dark Star Orchestra, Oct. 8
Blues Traveler, Oct. 22
Hard Rock (website supported) shows:
*SPAFFORD, Friday, November 13th @ Vinyl.
ADOPT-A-HIGHWAY Clean-up, Sunday, October 18th, 9am
*Indigo mentioned it being difficult communicating on the WILD APRICOT site. Mentioned possibly making a ‘private’ Member-only Facebook page, to help with the communication. Indigo and/or Jenny M. will collaborate on this idea and get back to us.
DECEMBER: Friends & Family Event: LVJBS Holiday Party: TBA
Officers’ Meeting: Either Tuesday, October 13th OR Tuesday, October 20th
Next Meeting: Tuesday, November 3, 2015 (Location: TBA)
Meeting Adjourned: 8:07PM
Las Vegas Jam Band Society
August 4, 2015
Meeting Begins: 7:45pm
President’s Report (Greg): “Alrighty…Let’s get going!”
*Met briefly with the REX FOUNDATION (non-profit started by the Grateful Dead fans in San Francisco which helps other non-profits exist) while in Chicago. Sent a letter asking for any advice or tips on how to keep the LVJBS going and possibly having those who help it run successfully being compensated like their foundation has been. The letter mentioned possibly partnering with or at least having them ‘mentor’ us in using revenue appropriately, etc. More details and updates as they come!
Vice President’s Report (Kathy): ~absent~
Secretary’s Report (Jessica): Nothing to report. Yet, special thanks given to Catfish John and Part-Time Criminals for their successful show this past weekend! J
Treasurer’s Report (Paige): Been looking at the provided art-samples, which originally, was supposed to be used for the 15th anniversary shirts and also for the Membership cards. The initial purpose of having a ‘Membership card’ was to use with random supporting businesses, which provide a discount when the card is shown. Discussion had on going forth with 2015 cards or waiting until 2016 to make and give them out. (Suggested to go forth with the 2015 card and, asking members/Officers to ‘market’ companies/businesses which would like a website-ad in exchange for some discount at their place of business.)
Mayor’s Report (Eric): ~absent~ (reported by Jessica)
COLOR: Pier 39 Fisherman’s Wharf Blue
The family-friendly GUITARFISH FESTIVAL, near Tahoe, is a “friggen funk fest!”
Fundraising Committee (John):
*Been working on the 2015 Calendar (samples with different paper quality shown). Discussion of purchasing a Binding Machine (do it yourself) to help with costs of printing/binding. Thoughts: Having 12 businesses show their small-ad on each month’s page, to help with price decrease. Finding a school with a binding machine that could be used to bind the sheets together (Jessica to look into this!) to avoid having to pay a company or purchase the machine. Discussion of ‘what people would pay’ for a calendar ‘these’ days was had. (Most would not want to pay $15 for a calendar.) The calendar would be given to all paid members.
Production Report (Greg):
*The Joint has contacted us, asking us to send a couple emails and a social media post or two, about the upcoming Friday, Sept. 4th PRIMUS show in exchange for 6 tickets. Group happily supports this!
*THE NEW RIDERS OF THE PURPLE SAGE are interested in a late November, early December show. We had lost money at the last Hard Rock Live show. This event may happen at VINYL, as the LVJBS 15th Anniversary show, with Andrew C.’s help. Discussion of them with a possible ‘Catfish John’ opener, at the Brooklyn Bowl was discussed. More info on date/location TBA.
*SPAFFORD contacted Andrew C. at the Hard Rock, for a Friday/Saturday, Nov. 13th or 14th show.
*BROTHER’S GOW and MAGIC BEANS emailed about coming through town as well.
*TODD SNYDER was booked at the recently closed Bunkhouse Saloon on Sunday, Sept. 20th. In search of a new venue to host this show.
*DEAD WINTER CARPENTERS are wondering about another ‘Holiday Show’. The dates for our ‘LVJBS HOLIDAY PARTY’ would be the weekend of December 4-6, as planned by the Officers at our last Officers’ Meeting. More details TBD.
*ROYAL SOUTHERN BROTHERHOOD BAND (Feat. C. Neville, Y. Scott, T. Vaughn, B. Walker) have interest in an October date. Group feels there are too many October events happening, so this may not be a good idea this time around.
UPCOMING supported BROOKLYN BOWL SHOWS:
Tues., Aug. 18th--George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic
Wed., Sept. 23rd: Lettuce
Tues., Oct. 6th: The Word
Thurs., Oct. 8th: Dark Star Orchestra
Thurs., Oct. 22nd : Blues Traveler
*An Officers’ Meeting was held on July 15th (all Officers present) at Rocky’s Bar & Grill, discussing:
--15th Anniversary show being a Grateful gathering of Family, Legends peeps, and the celebration of the LVJBS’ 15th year. “A Jerry-Grateful 15th Anniversary”
--BUS-TA-PHISH discussion (rented bus to Inglewood, CA) (…ended up being a ‘bust’)
--Holiday party weekend decided (Dec. 4-6)
*Keith K. mentioned a possible 2016 Summertime event, in Mt. Charleston, in collaboration with their Volunteer Fire Dept. Their newly renovated Visitors’ Center has a new amphitheater and golf area. Thinking of making it a camp-out for families and including a can drive to local food banks, etc. Group supports this future idea and thanks Keith K. for looking into this further.
*Dave & Megan discussed the decided bands for the November 6-8 TACOPA TAKEOVER:
--Moksha, Pitchfork, Superstar Bingo, Donzos Cozmos, Dr. Vibus, J-Free’s Drums, Flux, Signals/Catfish John, Sara Patterson, Part-Time Criminals, and possibly the Unwieldies.
(This event will have a possible silent disco (BYO head-phones), horseshoes, a bluegrass Sunday brunch, and more!)
August Friends & Family Event (Greg or Finkel): To help celebrate Jerry Garcia on Sunday, August 9th, we are hoping to host a POOL & BYO food & Beverage POOL PARTY at an ‘undecided’ location. (* Greg to either host it at his home, or see if Jonathan Finkel’s home is available to help for size need.) Location TBD.
September’s Friends & Family Event (Greg): Been working with the 51s people about using their FRIENDS & FAMILY zone (in the shade!) @ Cashman Field for their 7:05PM baseball game. The gates open at 5:30pm. Discussion of two prices: $35/each for a catered Fried Chicken, Hot Dogs, Pretzels, and Chips (with cash bar) OR a $15/each for entry and purchase of own food/drinks. Be sure to check an upcoming email for a vote. It would be an EITHER/OR price decision.
NEXT MEETING: Tuesday, Sept. 1st @ Cashman Field, BEFORE the game @ 5:30PM
Meeting Adjourned: 8:50pm
July 14, 2015
Meeting Begins: 7:45PM
President’s Report (Greg): “Everything’s going great—Let’s keep it how it’s going!”
Vice President’s Report (Kathy): It’s been a great Summer. Let’s keep it up. The poster for the 15thAnniversary is in the making. More details later.
Secretary’s Report (Jessica): This Summer has been good for marketing. Many LVJBS info cards have been given out at the recent shows. Check out via Facebook or web: ‘Living with the Dead’, a Deadhead documentary, from someone met at Santa Clara, who showed interest in the LVJBS’ work and is creating a documentary: www.deadheadsdoc.com
Treasurer’s Report (Paige): The LVJBS has made some money, in return from the ‘AmazonSmiles’ purchases. A small percentage of any ‘Amazon’ purchase, returns to LVJBS when you order from www.amazonsmiles.com and enter the non-profit Jamband Society of America. (It will save the information for the future orders, once found.)
We now have a P.O. Box to help ‘centralize’ our paperwork/mail.
One new member, Carron Haggerty, was met at High Sierra and has joined LVJBS for the remainder of 2015. Welcome! J
Mayor’s Report (Frobi (absent) via Jessica):
COLOR: Beautiful Psychedelic Rainbows
Fundraising Committee (John & Kathy): Pictures of the past LVJBS posters were selected and have been sent in for the 2016 Calendar. They ‘should’ be ready at the same time as the ordered T-shirts. A brochure with LVJBS and the newly added P.O. Box info will be available. This will also be found on the ‘Wild Apricot’ site, via our ‘donations’ page.
A ‘Jerry’ nice tapestry was shown. This Jerry-face, signed, on vinyl was created by an Artist friend of Ray Hansen’s. The Fundraising Committee is thinking a $5 Raffle Ticket. More info TBD.
PR Committee (Jenny): Focusing thoughts of duties and efforts, on more outside events (i.e. Tacopa Takeover), since most other events have been hosted by other promoters/other venues.
None to report. Working on the ‘Jerry-Grateful LVJBS 15th Anniversary’ event and deciding the music and location.
No inquiries this past month, due to the busy Summer of music.
Easy Dub AllStars, Mon., July 27
Ky-Mani Marley, Wed., July 29
George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic, Aug. 28
Lettuce, Sept. 23
The Word, Oct. 6
Hard Rock (website supported) shows:
G.Love & Special Sauce, Hotel Beach Party, July 23
Kyle Gass Band w/ Moksha, Jack & the B-Fish, & Irie: Friday, July 24 @ Backstage Bar & Billiards
*The Wild Apricot events are now updated through October. This will help stay organized for the comp’d tickets (10 of most shows) and help with the ‘alternate’ attendees for those who decline.
*The Monthly Meeting reminders will be accurate and consistent: one week prior reminder and a one day prior reminder, was decided as best, now that the Yahoo! Group is closed.
*Contact Paige if there are any leads on where to order ‘tye-dye’ Lanyards (badge holders). Thanks!
*Greg shared the T-shirt samples/fabric samples. Group asked for 2 style for woman (a ladies’ cut T-shirt and a razorback Tank top) and one for the Mens’, yet in two colors. The Officers will finalize the order and create a pre-order at the upcoming Officers’ Meeting.
*TACOPA TAKEOVER 2.0—Megan shared the decided 2015 dates: November 6-8, 2015.
Thoughts: An extended weekend date (Sunday for acoustic Sunday morning music), Solar Sound System (Mike Andrieu), Sound by Dan. Jeffrey T. for community drums, Live Art, Silent auction with money back to the town and Tacopa’s chosen groups, a Residential Rate and Discount for residents, a silent disco (a possible ‘gofundme’ account for the $1000 purchase of headphones/system will begin), & more. Thought bands: Scott Pemberton, The Signals, Cubensis.
….More details and the continued planning TBA….Contact Megan R. and/or come to the August meeting for planning help!
*Thanks to those various homes/locations which hosted the ‘Fare Thee Well’ viewings, for July’s Friends & Family Event! J
AUGUST FRIENDS & FAMILY EVENT:
The LVJBS 15th Anniversary event (confirmed date TBD, either August 8th or August 9th)
SEPTEMBER’S FRIENDS & FAMILY EVENT:
More details about a 51s Baseball game and confirmed date, TBD.
(Possibly Tuesday, Sept. 1st, in conjunction with LVJBS’ Members’ Meeting.)
Officers’ Meeting: Wednesday, July 15th @ Rocky’s
Next Meeting: Tuesday, August 4th @ JALISCO’S CANTINA
6450 S. Durango Dr. (Off 215 and Sunset/Durango), 7:30PM
MEMBERS’ MEETING MINUTES
June 2, 2015
Meeting Begins: 7:35pm
President’s Report (Greg): ‘Things are moving along as planned.”
*We have been looking at the 15th Anniversary T-Shirt (logo/samples/colors), from my Roommate’s printing company. Our submitted logo (guitar) was used, with some changes made (a western-themed one). Officers to give their input and changes to color and the font can be made. More info TBD.
*The August ‘Friends & Family Event’ will be a 51s Baseball game. Brochure with party-levels/zone pricing will be looked at and a decision on the price/area will soon be made.
Vice President’s Report (Kathy): -nothing to report-
Secretary’s Report (Jessica): Thanks to the 5 Members (Kathy G., Ray H., Jonathan W., Basia Y., and Jessica G.) who donated their time on Saturday, May 23rd, to help collect 5 bags of trash near our ‘Adopt-a-Highway’ location, at Lake Mead. Two fun-finds were kept for the LVJBS Archive: a check, written to ‘Food Basket’, from a San Diego couple, in 1980 & a canister for NV Proposition 215. (I will contact the couple at the address on the check, to see if they still reside there & to let them know of the odd find.)
Treasurer’s Report (Paige): Filed the needed form for tax purposes. The baskets for the Brooklyn Bowl employees were purchased. Jenny M & Paige will soon make a delivery.
Mayor’s Report (Eric ‘Frobi’):
COLOR: (per daughter, Oceanna) SPRING MINT-GREEN with a touch of BRIGHT YELLOW (A music review of the recent Brooklyn Bowl shows was presented.)
Fundraising Committee (John): A brochure was created for LVJBS fundraising help. This will be helpful when looking for donations. Businesses will be able to see our ‘vision’ and contact info will easily be provided.
The Brooklyn Bowl has been keeping our music-tastes happy, yet, there is limited funds being made (only membership dues). We will continue looking at various businesses that ‘give back’ to non-profits (i.e. Applebees, Chipolte). A future event with Fremont Street’s SLOTZILLA (zip line), where 50% of the proceeds are returned to the group will be planned. Any other ideas, are appreciated. (Thoughts of a garage sale, by members, was discussed.)
Archive Committee (Fred via Kathy): Photos were taken on past LVJBS event-posters for a Members-Calendar. (Will be available for purchase by non-members). Thoughts were to add Birthdates of Members and Anniversary Dates to the calendar dates. Other ideas? Contact Fred: firstname.lastname@example.org
PRODUCTION REPORT (Greg):
*Andrew Courtney, formerly with the Hard Rock Live, is now at the Hard Rock Hotel, as their music director. He will give us 20 comped-tickets for the Friday, June 26th, RUSTED ROOT/MOKSHA show, at the pool, in exchange for our Advertising help.
*KARIKATURA (jazz, funk, African, Latin-infused) was referred to us by AfroZep. They are interested in playing Wed., July 15th. Group suggests THE HIDEAWAY, with door donations. More info TBA.
*KYLE GASS BAND advertising help, was asked of us in exchange for tickets. This event will take place at the Backstage Bar & Billiards, Friday, July 24th. (They are looking for an opening act.)
*MELVIN SEALS & JGB will play Vinyl, at the Hard Rock Hotel, in August.
*Welcome, Jacob & Nava, from Oakland, CA. They are promoting this weekend’s JAM AT THE BARN, in Blue Diamond. It is the ‘JAM’s’ 9th year. It began as informal jam sessions, and, after 4 years, bands started being booked. SUNDAY, JUNE 7th, from 11am-Midnight. This is a grass-roots, volunteers, donation event. Please bring blankets, folding chairs, and coolers are welcome! Various acts: MOKSHA will end the event at 10pm, with VINNY GOLIA (woodwinds specialist), SK KAKRABA BAND (xylophonist), SZALT (contemporary dance company), and others. Check out their Facebook page/event for more details.
*Jeffrey Trower asked me (Jessica) to mention the possibility of having LVJBS support, for a future Drumming event, utilizing an out of town, African drumming team, live music, and it being a DRUMSTRONG (Cancer research) event. Group says they will support this event when more details are brought our way!
*Kathy mentioned the FARE THEE WELL shows & the possibility of having a gathering to view the pay-per-view event. The Chicago shows will be shown at the Brooklyn Bowl, on the big-screens, for $20. The FUNKY METERS will be playing the late nights, after two of the shows. More details on their website.
**UPCOMING BROOKLYN BOWL SHOWS WITH LVJBS ADVERTISING SUPPORT:--Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Orgone, John Butler Trio, Fishbone, Easy All-Stars, Earphunk
JUNE’S LVJBS FRIENDS & FAMILY EVENT (Kathy): This will be a Father’s Day event at COWABUNGA BAY WATER PARK. Discussion of which party-rate to look into: FATHER’S WITH A PAYING CHILD ARE FREE! Sunday, June 21st. GROUP RATES: $28 per person, if 20+ people (or $37.95/each) Child Price is $28. CABANA RENTALS: $169.99 (by the wave pool, for 8 people) or $220 (by quiet pool area, for 8 people).
(Looking for someone to lead the JULY FRIENDS & FAMILY EVENT: Anyone have a pool to use, or ideas? Contact an Officer!) J
NEXT MEETING: SECOND TUESDAY OF JULY DUE TO THE TRAVEL PLANS BY MANY: Tuesday, July 14th @ 4-Play Tavern, on E. Sunset Rd., near McCleod.
MEETING ADJOURNED: 8:40PM
"Monthly Member Meeting!" reminder
Tuesday, 02 June 2015
07:30 PM to 09:00 PM
(GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US Canada)
The Hideaway (3369 Thom Blvd. on Rancho, 1 block North of Cheyenne—Make Rt. at the Mad Max Army Surplus Store for ease!)
FYI - We are checking out the Northside and The Hideaway (3369 Thom Blvd. on Rancho, 1 block North of Cheyenne—Make Rt. at the Mad Max Army Surplus Store for ease!). Robert's Rule of Order will prevail, where one person speaks at a time. Motions are made on general topics and then quashed or get 2nd's. The meeting moves along pretty quickly and we're typically done by 8:45 pm Hope to see some new faces out there. We know you're out there...come on down and say HI. You'll probably make some new friends !! Hope to see ya there !! 4 the Music. The LVJBS