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
I hope you all “fell back” this week when the time changed. Maybe you were able to get an extra hour of practice in!
A big shoutout to Canadian Vice President Arthur McGregor, Eve Goldberg and Debra Cowan who represented Local 1000 at Folk Music Ontario (FMO) last month. These three shared the power of being in Local 1000 and secured several new members! Thanks you three.
A reminder that our next Membership Meeting is on November 10th at 4:30-6:30 PM EST at the Northeast Regional Folk Alliance (NERFA) Confrerence. This meeting will be both online and in person. The material for the meeting can be found here.
There you will find the agenda, minutes from our May Membership meeting, financial reports, proposed 2023 budget, proposed by-law changes, new scales recommendations, committee reports and much more. Please make sure you read through these before the meeting. If you are not going to be with us at NERFA please join us on the Zoom link.
We are excited to be taking part in the NERFA conference in Asbury Park, NJ. For those that are attending in person, Local 1000 has secured a discount for L1K members. Please check with the office to get information. Join us Thursday, Friday and Saturday in the Showcase Free Zone room and come and find us at our booth in the exhibit hall.
Please make sure you read all the wonderful articles written by your committee chairs. There is lots of great information that you won’t want to miss.
Together we are Mighty!
November Membership Meeting
Our next membership meeting is on November 10th at 4:30-6:30 PM EST. You can attend in person at the NERFA conference or online. There are several important agenda items on the docket including Executive Board elections, adopting some bylaw changes, changes to scale wages, and approving the 2023 budget. Please watch for separate emails regarding each of these items. Below is the zoom link if you cannot be there in person.
Local 1000 Membership Meeting
November 10th at 4:30-6:30 PM EST
NERFA Conference (Room TBA)
Berkeley Oceanfront Hotel
1401 Ocean Ave, Asbury Park, NJ
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 869 1908 9205
Local 1000 at NERFA
As mentioned above, Local 1000 will be at the NERFA conference in Asbury Park, NJ. Local 1000 has secured a discount for L1K members who are attending in person. Please check with the office to get information.
In addition to holding an in-person (and virtual) membership meeting at the conference, we will have a booth in the exhibit hall and we will be hosting a Showcase Free Zone. For more info, please contact President Fowler at email@example.com
Nominating Committee Report
There are two open positions for the board starting Jan 1, 2023 – Western Representative and Secretary Treasurer. Susan Lewis has been nominated for Western Rep and Donna Nestler for Secretary-Treasurer. Nominations are now closed.
Proposed Changes to By-Laws and Scale Wages
Last month, members were emailed proposed changes to by-laws and scale wages that will be voted on at the November Membership meeting.
A few weeks ago I represented Local 1000’s Fair Trade Music initiative at the Folk Music Ontario conference in London, ON. Along with fellow L1K member, Deb Cowan, we promoted Local 1000 with energy and information, resulting in some new members, increased visibility, and a meeting with Liana White from the Canadian Federation of Musicians. I was a panelist on a well-attended session on Fair Trade Music. Our DEI programme was mentioned as part of our work for our members.
To all our east coast members, please check out the emergency funding from the AFM/CFM that may be available to you to help mitigate the effects of hurricane Fiona.
Please feel free to contact me should you need to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Peace and solidarity,
AFM Hurricane Fund Relief Application
Were you affected by Hurricane Fiona or Hurricane Ian? There may be some limited emergency relief funding available to you through the AFM Emergency Relief Fund. More information is available here, or contact Richard in the Local 1000 office.
Emergency Relief Fund
The Local 1000 Emergencey Relief Fund has $500 no-interest loans available to members in need. To apply, go to: https://www.local1000.org/resources/emergency-relief-fund/
Our new website has been live for some time now, but it is still a work in progress, since it is such a complex and large site—and the Communications Committee wants your feedback! Please contact us if you have comments, or if you experience issues like pages not loading, broken links, outdated/missing content, etc. Send your comments to Susan Lewis at email@example.com. Thanks!
Local 1000 Virtual Union Coffee Hours
Local 1000 Virtual Union Coffee Hours return this fall! Annie Patterson & Aileen Vance will again be hosting a social hour on the last Wednesday of each month. Please join us for this informal hour of conversation and support with your union family.
Fall 2022 Meeting Dates:
All Wednesdays: Nov 30, December 28
12pm Pacific / 2pmCentral / 3pmEastern
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 845 7119 9711
Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kb3y8kYF1j
Social Media Handles
Are you connected to Local 1000’s Social Media accounts? If not, make sure you like or follow us!
Facebook Public Page: https://www.facebook.com/local1000afm
We also have a private member page, which is to facilitate communication between members of Local 1000 and to promote discussion of Local 1000 issues amongst our members. Please ask to join this page to connect with your fellow members (note: this page is for current Local 1000 members only — friends of the Local are encouraged to like our public page instead.)
Work Dues Equivalency/Solidarity Pledge
Are you signed up for monthly Estimated Work Dues or Solidarity Pledge payments?
Learn more here.
Music Performance Trust Fund Grants Available
You can get up to 50% funding for a live or streaming concert through the Music Performance Trust Fund of the AFM. You will need a co-sponsoring organization, and applications must be submitted 30 days in advance of the performance. Please contact Richard in the office for more information (with email/phone number).
MusicianFest Grants Available
MusicianFest is a specific project of the Music Performance Trust Fund that supports performances in seniors residences. Local 1000 has been allocated 5 grants for members through the MusicFest program. Please contact Richard in the office for more info.
Tell us your news! Have you released an album, won an award, been involved in an interesting initiative that you’d like to let people know about?
If you have exciting news to share with Local 1000 members, we want to know. Submit Your News Here!
Submissions should relate to significant career events, Please do not submit individual gig or tour announcements. Thank you!
We’ll include your news in an upcoming Local 1000 e-newsletter, and we’ll post it on our public Local 1000 page at https://www.facebook.com/local1000afm
Finally, we would like to wish the following members Happy Birthday! If your birthday falls in November and you don’t see it listed below, or if the date is incorrect, please send an email to Deborah Van Kleef with your birthdate, current phone number and email address. Thanks to Deborah and fellow Birthday Bunnies, Lydia Adams Davis, Arthur McGregor and Tim Van Egmond.
Stephan “Brook” Schoenfield
AFM Local 1000