Local 1000 March 2019 Newsletter
Dear Brothers and Sisters,
This is our regular monthly email newsletter. It includes reminders, member news and important announcements from the Executive Board and the office.
News from the Executive Board
FAI Conference 2019
If you wanted to be in the middle of the Acoustic and Folk Music industry, the FAI Conference in Montreal, Canada was the place to be in February. Local 1000 was well represented at this conference with many members being recognized at plenary sessions, playing showcase stages and performing in guerrilla showcases. Colin Dean and Ex. Board members hosted a table in the Exhibit hall. We had lots of great conversations with a variety of people from venues to musicians to industry folks all sharing the power and strength of the American Federated Musicians.
As in years past, the board hosted another great Showcase Free Zone room. We had a fantastic set of Local 1000 members leading our evening song circles, Greg Greenway, Reggie Harris, Michael Jerome Browne, Eve Goldberg, Jane Lewis (Local 226) Joe Jencks, Catherine MacLellan, SONiA, and Vi Wickam. Thank you for sharing our very tight room!
If you missed our Membership meeting (in person or via Zoom video link) the minutes are available here. Thanks to all who attended!
Local 1000 will have a presence at SERFA 2019. The conference is being held May 15-19, 2019 at the Chattanoogan Hotel in Chattanooga, Tennessee. We will be hosting our popular Showcase-Free Zone, a discussion panel (Title TBA) during the conference and a table in the exhibit hall.
If you are attending the SERFA Conference, please contact Debra Cowan at [email protected]. She’ll be looking for members to help.
Cyber Union Calls
The Communications Committee has worked hard to put together a variety of Cyber Union calls for the first part of 2019. These sessions take place on the third Tuesday of each month. They are presented on the Zoom video platform, super easy to participate in these. Our upcoming sessions for the next several months are as follows:
March 19th – New Member Orientation
These calls are designed for members who have joined in the past year. It is a time to find out the union and ask questions of our board.
April 16th – Member Q & A with Joe Jencks
Joe has been a Local 1000 member since 2000. He is a dual US-Irish citizen, deeply rooted in social justice work, and draws on many cultural and artistic reference points in his concerts. Co-founder and primary harmony arranger for Brother Sun, Joe has also penned several #1 songs in the Folk genre, including the ever–relevant “Lady of The Harbor.”
May 21st- Labor History in the US with John O’Conner
John is a founding member of Local 1000 and a scholar of Labor History. John will talk about the history of unions in the United States and how from the 19th century to the present a schism between industrial and craft unionism has both hindered and driven the American labor movement. Industrial union movements organized under the auspices of the IWW and later the CIO inspired countless songs, plays, books and visual art that has impacted our culture in significant ways, making America a beacon for labor culture. Join us for this intriguing conversation.
June 18th- New Member Orientation
July 16th- Member Q & A with Local 1000 member
August 20th- Canadian Recording Contracts
Rosalyn Dennett is our Eastern Rep. She works in the Canadian Federation of Musicians office and is a wealth of information for our Canadian members. This session will focus on the details of the various Canadian Recording contrast available to our members. As a Local 1000 member it is important that we understand all the vehicles we can use to build our careers.
All calls begin at 8:30 pm EST, 7:30 pm CST, 6:30 pm MST 5:30 pm PST. A log in link is provided in our monthly newsletters, on our Facebook page and sent in a separate email a few days before the call.
The CFM is now advising Canadian members applying for P2 visas to get their application in at least 60 days before the first engagement.
If you are applying, please make sure you download the latest application, which can be found here:
Do you have a new album coming out? Did you recently receive an award?
If you have exciting news to share with Local 1000 members, we want to know. Submit Your News Here!
Jeremy Kittel Nominated for Grammy
Fiddler and composer Jeremy Kittel, longtime member of Local 1000, has been nominated for a Grammy for Best Instrumental Composition for his piece “Chrysalis”. The composition can be heard on his latest CD, released in 2018 on Compass Records, named “Whorls.”
New Album from Tret Fure
From Tret: “My latest and 16th album, “Roses in November” has been on the Folk Charts for 7 months. I am so proud. In June, I had the #1 song, the #4 album and I was the #2 artist. And I am still on the charts!”
Local 1000 Membership Update
New and Reinstated Members
We are excited to welcome the following new and recently reinstated members to Local 1000!
Finally, we would like to wish the following members Happy Birthday! If your birthday falls in March 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.
03/01 Jonathan Carroll
03/01 Eric Erickson
03/01 George Wurzbach
03/01 Ian Clark
03/01 Abigail Lapell
03/01 Dick Jay Moons
03/03 Victor Lewis
03/04 Carol Maillard
03/04 Howard Wooden
03/05 Chris Luedecke
03/05 Christine Havrilla
03/06 Diane Ferlatte
03/06 Marie Savoie-Levac
03/07 Aileen Vance
03/09 John Wright
03/09 Martha Cohen
03/10 Matthew Rubano
03/10 Bennett Zurofsky
03/13 Andrea England
03/13 Tom Chapin
03/13 Tim Posgate
03/14 David Roth
03/14 Michael Mark
03/15 Molly Mason
03/15 Bernard Gilbert
03/16 James Robertson
03/16 Robin Williams
03/17 Raven Kanatakta Polson-Lahache
03/18 Tret Fure
03/18 Leonardo Biciunas
03/18 Sharon Abreu
03/18 Kerri Ough
03/18 Tim Van Egmond
03/19 Nicolas Babineau
03/19 David Durning
03/19 Daniel Jordan
03/20 Ed Caner
03/22 Lui Collins
03/22 Bev Grant
03/23 Heather Roy
03/24 Alex Leggett
03/24 Aliza Thibodeau
03/25 David Braid
03/25 Lynn Smith
03/28 Tyler Hughes
03/30 Morgan Doctor
03/30 Pat Humphries
03/31 Bucky Halker
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