APRIL 3 2019 MEETING
Treasure Coast Blues Society Meeting
April 3rd 2019
Our meeting was opened with a discussion of updating the membership list.
Board member Dennis Murphy changed and helped us to update the spreadsheet list on current paid
We discussed sending letters as or to email to update members ,as well as on Blues events in our area. It would help to form committees and volunteers for our events. We could links to these events& businesses could get posted to our website..as a perk to corporate sponsorship as well. A link would be added to see if they were paid up memberships and these will be implimented soon.
We discussed getting help sending out receipts through Pay Pal, making it easier for members and businesses to respond. Member Joann said she could show Pres. Hawk how to set that up.
Motion was made by Elaine to give Joann the Pay Pal password, and seconded by Mike Loschavio.
Reasons and perks for membership brought up by Mike Loschavio. Listing: Yearly picinic and Jam..,free entrance to Terra Fermata Blues Headliners & Jams...,and $3 cover charge for non members.., Discounts on our Blues events...,Weekly emails on Blues Events..., As well as be supporting our Two Scholarships we give to music students attending I,R.S.C. , and our “Let Us Play” donating of free instruments to deserving students that need instruments.donated to us.Also, memberships allow us to have volunteers to help promote the Blues Music and Musicians, as well as discounts on our club merchandise, like tee shirts hats and stickers.
Lee Demopoulos, Vice Pres., suggested we have a new Mission Statement.Elaine made a motion to table that for another time. Dennis seconded it.
It was determined that Board meetings should be once a month. General meetings could be once a week at the Thursday jams at Terra Fermata Gardens ,Stuart ,Fl. Next meeting should be Shindigs to encourage Corporate sponsorship. And also to go to different venues for each meeting. Mike L. and Hawk collaberated on making Corporate Sponsor getting identity banners, to hang up on premises to identify them as member supporters of this Blues Society. Hawk is working also on our OWN new banner and Blues Society stickers or decals for us now. Hawk will get them printed, as well as more tee shirts.
Secretary Sandy Griffith got Sandhill Crane Public Park, Pavillion, in Port St Lucie reserved for May 19th a Sunday Pavillion #1 for A Family Memorial Picinic and Jam through St Lucie County Parks. Also a Noise permit for that day. It will be a family Picinic and Jam memorializing former Member and Core drummer, board member Rich Griffith, who passed 2017.it will benefit our
Musician Benevolent Fund .The Picinic will be alcohol free, Bring your own water or Sodas.
Our Club will have the Pavillion from noon to 5pm We will hold the picinic from 1 pm to 4:30pm .
We will hold a 50 50 raffle. Club needs to come up with $500 to pay a Band for the event from our budget. Elaine made motion for budget for the Band, and Joann Polito seconded it.Any excess monies we raise for that event we will put into the Musicians Benevolent Fund.
Kenny Griffith has already volunteered to be a grill person to help us make hamburgers and hot dogs we will receive donations for at the picinic. We will order $300 for supplies and food. Dennis motioned do that amount from the budget to purchase them, and Elaine seconded it.
The next meeting will be on a Wed. May first, place , T.B.A.... and the meeting was adjourned.
Sandra Griffith, Recording Secretary, Treasure Coast Blues Society.
MARCH 27TH MEETING MINUTES
Treasure Coast Blues Society Meeting
Chubbie's Bar &Grill Port St Lucie, Fl. March 27th 2019
Hawk opened the meeting by calling for us to start Nominations for our Board of Directors.
Sandra was nominated to stay on Board of Directors as recording Secretary.
Michael Loschavio was renominated as Treasurer, And both were voted back on.
Hawk Levy was nominated and voted on board as President.Jill Albert nominated
to Board member and voted on the Board. Eric Wickstrom was nominated to Board and voted on to the Board. Billy Hooker was nominated to Board, and he declined nomination.Joann Polito Nominated as Board assistant. Dennis Murphy nominated to be on Board of Directors as was Elaine Souza. Both were voted on to the Board.
Sandra Griffith and Joann Polito will head up group to work on Rich Griffith Memorial Picinic to be family oriented Fund raiser Picinic for our Local Blues Musician's Benevolent Fund.
It will be held at a Port St Lucie Park.
Joann suggested a permanent sign at Terra Fermata Concerning Blues Society Thursday Jams And mentioning to be a member for donations to support Blues Society Sanctioned events
Hawk brought up our Face Book to have 833 followers and we have 792 likes as well now.
Billy Hooker volunteered to work on our webpage, as webmaster,
We need a page with all our club venues. Also Michael Loschavio going to Bank with Hawk to do the
bank accounts for signing, etc. and deposits.
The next meeting will be next Wed. April 3rd. At President Hawk Levy's house. 6:00pm meeting time.
Elaine voted to adjourn meeting tonight for the Jam. Dennis Seconded that. Meeting was closed.
Sandra Griffith Recording Secretary, Treasure Coast Blues Society.
Archive of Rich Griffith Annual Blues PicNic and Blues Jam
GUEST BAND: Joey Tenuto Band
Sunday, May 19th, 2019
TIME: 12:00 pm to 5:00 PM
WHERE: Sandhill Crane Park
2355 SE Scenic Park Drive
Port St Lucie, Fl 34952
TCBS will supply main course of hamburgers, hot dogs and drinks that will be offered for a donation.
Members and guests are asked to bring a COVERED DISH, SNACKS.
THIS IS A FREE FAMILY FRIENDLY EVENT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC AND MEMBERS AND A NO ALCOHOL EVENT.
PLEASE CONTACT COMMITTEE CHAIR SANDY GRIFFITH 772-418-6908