Local 1000 February 2018 Newsletter
Dear Brothers and Sisters,
This is our regular monthly email newsletter that goes out to everyone in the first week of each month. It includes reminders, member news and important announcements from the Executive Board and the office.
News from the Executive Board
Upcoming Local 1000 Membership Meeting at FAI in Kansas City
The next membership meeting will be:
Wednesday, February 14 at 4 pm CST
Westin Crown Center Hotel, Roanoke Room
1 East Pershing Road, Kansas City, MO.
We would love to see as many members as possible there!
If you are unable to attend in person but would still like to participate, we will be broadcasting live:
Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://zoom.us/j/389570535
Or iPhone one-tap: US: +16699006833, 389570535# or +16465588656, 389570535#
- US: +1 669 900 6833 or +1 646 558 8656
- Canada: +1 647 558 0588
Meeting ID: 389 570 535
Local 1000 at Folk Alliance International 2018
We hope to see many of you at Folk Alliance in Kansas City, February 14 – 18th!
In addition to our membership meeting on Wednesday afternoon, we will be hosting late night song circles in our Showcase Free Zone, Wednesday-Saturday night in room 630. This is a chance for us to get away from the craziness of the showcase environment and share music in a non-competitive community setting. Stop by after the evening concerts and share a song or two!
Showcase Free Zone Schedule – Room 630
Wednesday Night (2/14)
10:30pm – 12:30am: Local 1000 Member Gathering
Thursday Night (2/15)
11:30pm – 12:30am: “Singing About the Tough Stuff” hosted by Holly Near
12:30am – 1:30am: “Women’s Circle” hosted by Shawna Caspi
Friday Night (2/16)
11:30pm – 12:30am: “Blues Jam” hosted by Guy Davis
12:30am – 1:30am: “Workers and Wanderers” hosted by Joe Jencks
Saturday Night (2/17)
11:30pm – 12:30am: “Honky Tonk and Country Songs” hosted by Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer
12:30am – 1:30am: “Come All Ye Good Fiddlers” hosted by Jeremy Kittel and others!
We will also be at table #503 in the exhibit hall and we encourage you to spend some time with us there talking to prospective members and fair trade music venues. You are our best advertising! We are running a membership drive right now where the $100 initiation fee is waived for new members. If you know someone who should be a member, please encourage them to visit our table and join up at the conference!
Do you know someone who has been meaning to join Local 1000? Or someone who you think should be a member? Help us grow our membership!
From now until March 31, the US$100 initiation fee will be waived on new memberships.
Please encourage your friends and colleagues to sign up today!
2018 Membership Meetings
There will be three membership meetings in 2018. Mark your calendars and plan to attend!
Feb 14, 2018 – Folk Alliance, Kansas City, MO
Jun 24, 2018 – Great Labor Arts Exchange, Silver Spring, MD
Nov 8 or 9, 2018 – Northeast Regional Folk Alliance, Stamford, CT
Local 1000 Member Retreat / Great Labor Arts Exchange
Local 1000 will be celebrating 25 years this year, and to mark the occasion, we will be partnering with the Great Labor Arts Exchange (GLAE), where Local 1000 was born those many years ago. We will be presenting a stream of programming as part of the GLAE annual gathering in Silver Spring, MD from Thursday June 21 – Sunday June 24, 2018. On Sunday, after the gathering is over, we will hold a member retreat and gathering for the day, followed by a party.
Local 1000 Member Retreat/Great Labor Arts Exchange
Thurs., Jun 21 – Sun Jun 24, 2018
Tommy Douglas Conference Centre
Silver Spring, MD
Hold the dates and plan to attend! Details coming soon!
February Cyber Union Call with Samantha Martin on “Tour Organization”
Join us for our February Cyber Union call with Samantha Martin. Samantha is a Canadian member who will share her insights on Tour Organization.
How do how do you keep on top of all the details of the road: where you need to be when, how long your travel time will be that day, where you are staying, dealing with money, merchandise, people etc. etc? How do you stay on top of your other business while you are on the road? What tools and strategies can you use to help you manage life as a traveling musician? Samantha will share some of her tips and tricks from managing a busy touring schedule with her band Delta Sugar. Join us!
Time: Feb 20, 2018 8:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)
Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://zoom.us/j/269868930
Or iPhone one-tap: +16465588656, 269868930# or +16699006833, 269868930#
- US: +1 646 558 8656 or +1 669 900 6833
- Canada: +1 647 558 0588
Meeting ID: 435 181 287
MPTF MusicianFest Program Funding Opportunity
We announced last year that Local 1000 has been granted the opportunity to fund 5 performances under the MPTF’s MusicianFest program. We still have several spots available!
The MPTF (Music Performance Trust Fund) presents thousands of live, admission-free musical programs annually in the United States and Canada. It is funded by royalties from record labels and is sponsored by the AFM and the record labels.
Read more about this program in our July 2017 Newsletter and learn more about applying for MPTF grants here: http://www.musicpf.org/mptf_apply.html
CATSA Factsheet on Traveling with Musical Instruments
Please note that the CFM has recently shared updated factsheets on traveling with musical instruments in Canada, which can be downloaded in English and French here:
CATSA Factsheet for Musicians EN
CATSA Factsheet for Musicians FR
The CFM is raising the administration fee for processing of P2 visas. The new fee is $120 for the first musician/technician and $25 per additional musician/technician. The increase is being implemented gradually and the CFM office will accept the old fee until the new year.
The processing time for P2 applications has come down and the CFM is now advising Canadian members applying for P2 visas to get their application in at least 75 days before the first engagement.
If you are applying, please make sure you download the latest application, which can be found here:
Please contact Canadian VP Kev Corbett or the CFM for more information.
Local 1000 Membership Update
We are excited to welcome the following new and recently reinstated members to Local 1000!
New and Reinstated Members
|Laura Bates||Leah Grandmont|
|Liv Cazzola||Gregory Hoskins|
|Anita Cazzola||Justin Ruppel|
|Ken Dunn||Annie Sumi|
Finally, we would like to wish the following members Happy Birthday! If your birthday falls in February and you don’t see it listed below, or if the date is incorrect, please send an email to our Birthday Bunny, Deborah Van Kleef with your birthdate, current phone number and email address.
|02/01 Joe Jencks
02/02 Jakob Stern
02/02 Aidan Villa
02/04 Wayne Greene
02/04 Edith Wallace
02/06 Steve Eulberg
02/06 Faith Nolan
02/09 Andrew Antipin
02/10 Jennifer Evans
02/11 Ben Deschamps
02/12 Chris Coole
02/12 Michael Miles
02/13 Stephen Suffet
02/15 Carolann Solebello
02/15 Baldemar Velasquez
02/15 Cris Williamson
02/16 Catherine Wilson
02/17 David Borough
|02/17 Adrian Gross
02/18 Sonia Rutstein
02/19 James McEleney
02/19 Paul Taylor
02/19 Brad Hart
02/21 Greg Artzner
02/22 SJ Tucker
02/23 John Fohl
02/23 Arthur McGregor
02/24 Dave Soroka
02/25 Marcy Marxer
02/25 Jennifer Heitler-Klevans
02/27 Robert Couture
02/27 Wyatt Easterling
02/28 Ysaye Barnwell
02/28 Mark Westberg
02/29 Francis McKenty
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