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Blues Society of the Treasure Coast


May 1st 2019 Hawk's House

Members attended:

Hawk Levy

Elaine Souza

Sandra Griffith

Mike Loshavio

Dennis Murphy

Billy Hooker Patti Sanchez

Jill Albert

Lee Dempolous


                  We opened our meeting with board member Dennis Murphy bringing up we should have

a monthly meeting the first Wed. of every month. General meetings could be at Chubbies Restaurant,

to start, then other venues. Elaine motioned to accept last month's meeting notes that Secty. Sandy read.

Corrected by Dennis ..Meeting times will be 6:00pm left as is, seconded by Dennis Murphy. 

                  Hawk reserved a Blues Band for May 19th Memorial Picinic. The Joey Tenuto Band,

Starting at 1:00pm and playing till 4:30pm. 

                   We voted to boost our posting for the flyer for our picinic,and share these posts with friends, groups and individuals. Boosted for $25.00 Mike made the motion to boost the flyer page, and Joann Seconded it. The Memorial picinic in member Rich Griffith's name, will benefit our Musicians relief fund. We included in the flyer that our club provides soft drinks and or water for a donation of any amount. Also Hamburgers and hotdogs as well. 

                   It would be more efficient if , as Elaine Souza suggested , we use tickets we already have

,for our 50/50 raffle. Elaine reported to Hawk how many paper plates, foam, ware and plastic utensils as well as napkins and tickets we have. We will need donations for soft drinks water and food we cook. Kenny Griffith was voted in as a member of the blues club.

He had donated back his pay for being core drummer at our jam at Chubbies. We will cover his dues with that. He will be grill master for the picinic .May 19th Sandhill Park , Port St Lucie,

                   Kenny and Sandy Griffith will use blues club funds and Hawks B Js card to purchase all supplies for picinic the day before. Including Meats, buns, condiments, sodas, waters, and ice bags and charcoal .There was approved 100 hamburgers and 200 hotdogs. And all buns, 10 bags of ice, 4 or so bags of charcoal some starter fluid foil, and etc. 

                   Dennis reported on memberships .He needs information from Mike Loschavio also on new memberships Sandy signed up at Terra Fermata a month ago she handed over to him. Pay Pal  had glitches with returning membership fee amounts to payees. We must be able to prove members are paid up. As a 5013C. Some dates on Dennis's records were updated at the meeting by using  dates on the cards our members had on them we give out when you first sign up. Those are proof. 

                  Mike and Hawk and Dennis confirmed they will get the rest of membership spreadsheet updated by forming a committee and including Eric at Terra Fermata, to work on the Web page .,per Hawk. 

                  Emailing will be a colaboration on renewing memberships with Dennis and Hawk. It will be done by emails they are sending out to ask members to renew through those emails.

                    Lee Demopoulos made a company donation for this Memorial picinic,per his Air Conditioning Company ..the  business Lee owns. Which was a blessing for us. The last Jam we had at

Chubbies ,Doc Brown also refused musician pay for playing with core band,and returned to us as a donation. It was appreciated. 

                   Jill Albert motioned to have a new Blues Club Logo for us. Members voted and it was passed by a majority vote It was mentioned we need Tee Shirts for picinic and for members to wear to our Jams and events.

                  Blues Magazine mentions local gigs  and bands. And Hawk will ask Tonya to help out with that suggesting links on gigs Spreading per a link from South Florida Blues Society .

                  Hawk mentioned doing a few showcases with the core band. We will plan a guitar showcase through Vince Flora, Double Roads.

                  June 5th Wed. will be our next monthly meeting . Elaine motioned to adjourn for now. Joann seconded it. 

Board Meeting June 5th 2019 Hawk's house

Members attended:

  • Hawk Levy
  • Elaine Souza
  • Sandra Griffith
  • Dennis Murphy
  • Lee Dempoulous
  • Vince Flora

As our meeting came to order,we discussed the results of the Memorial Picnic.

The Club broke even in our budget. But it was a success. Also Hawk paid our club back for hamburgers

that were left from picnic.

It was mentioned that Name, address, and phone numbers are required for members through

using Pay Pal. And Dennis needs a print out of the Pay Pal names.

Vince Flora offered our members free admittance to events at' Double Roads' for events

that would require a cover charge there. Graciously mentioning this could be noted as a membership perk

for us. Hawk mentioned He updated our Website.

Joann Polito told a couple of us she no longer wants to be a Board member. Our Treasurer

Mike Loshavio has yet to have time to report all info from treasurey he has. So Hawk will sit down with

Dennis and try to straighten out Pay Pal.

We need to concentrate on signing up members that are Bands for right now, Hawk

mentioned. Sandy read the minutes of last month's meeting. Dennis motioned to accept the minutes. And

Elaine Souza seconded that.

We need a written resignation for board members that want to exit. It was reported by Lee,

that Joann Polito notifed Lee, the V.P. That she resigned from the club board position. It was noted.

We voted back in Oct . Of 2018 to extend our Footprint of this Club through Jupiter Fl. So

we will focus on this . Started with Double Roads.

Mike Loshavio secured ShinDigs Rest. In Port St Lucie, for our next meeting, June 26th

6:00pm.General meeting and Jam will be held./ Also saying at the time last WED. meeting is to be ,31st


Double Roads. Hawks band will run the Jam.Vince will help us concentrate on membership drive that

evening. 7Pm the Jam 8:00pm after meeting , that night, Jupiter July 31st


Vince announced he will do an offer that night for any new member to receive a custom Tee Shirt, of

Double Roads and offered with a pork sandwich and drink if they join, for $20.00.

The club wants to do a guitar Showcase. We need to sell tickets ahead. Pay a band $500.

The guitarists $150 each. We will promote it. Perhaps August. Hopefully on a Sunday. It was offered

Double Roads will do this 3pm to 7pm on Aug. 25th

.We thought the International Blues Conference

Playoffs should be Sept. 27th

4:pm to start. Then it was mentioned cut off date is always 2 weeks before

hand, for musicians to sign up and pay for entry. It was offered that Sept 14th

as date at Double Roads

also. Lee D. motioned to do the I.B.C. Playoffs on Sat. then. Sandy G. seconded it. It was settled on as a

date For Playoffs then. By Board.

Hawk mentioned he needs to email members in arrears for dues. A committee of Dennis,

and Lee D., will do a membership draft for Emails.

Elaine motioned to adjourn this meeting. Dennis Murphy seconded it.



Treasure Coast Blues Society Meeting

April 3rd 2019

Hawk's House

Members attended:

Dennis Murphy

Hawks Levy

Mike Loschavio

Billy Hooker

Patti Sanchez

Sandra Griffith

Elaine Souza

Joann Polito

Lee DeMopoulos

Eric Wickstrom

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 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 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.


Treasure Coast Blues Society Meeting

Chubbie's Bar &Grill Port St Lucie, Fl.  March 27th 2019

Members attended:

Sandra Griffith

Elaine Souza

Hawk Levy

Dennis Murphy

Michael Loschavio

Mike Schaunbach

Patty Hooker

Billy Hooker

Eric Wickstrom

Lee Demopolis

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.