Dear Union Family,
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
Membership Meeting, November 16th, 7:00 PM EST
This is a reminder we have our Fall Membership Meeting today, Thursday November 16th. 7:00 PM EST, 6:00 PM CST, 5:00 PM MST, and 4:00 PM PST. Please join us! The login information is below…
Join Zoom Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86112912681?pwd=c0c4U2RKbTVyODlSbEVBS1VpV3piUT09
Meeting ID: 861 1291 2681
We will be hearing reports from the various committees and hearing about their work on behalf of our members. We will also be adopting the 2024 Annual Budget. The Pre-Read documents can be found here.
If you have any questions please contact Aaron Fowler, President@Local1000.org
I hope to see you all today.
Important Upcoming Dates
Nov 16: Membership Meeting
Dec 4: Virtual Coffee Hour
Dec 5: Finance Committee Meeting
Dec 5: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Working Group Meeting
Dec 21: Executive Board Meeting
For more information, view the Local 1000 calendar
Local 1000 Monthly Monday Coffee Hour
Bring your own beverage and join fellow Local 1000 members for an hour of camaraderie, support, check-ins, laughs, connections and more. This is a recurring meeting hosted by Charlie King.
Topic: Local 1000 & Friends Coffee Hour
Time: 3:00 PM Eastern, 2:00 PM Mountain, 1:00 PM Central, 12:00 PM Pacific (US and Canada)
First Monday of the month, (except January, when it will take place on the 2nd Monday)
Dec 4, 2023 03:00 PM
Jan 8, 2024 03:00 PM
Feb 5, 2024 03:00 PM
Mar 4, 2024 03:00 PM
Apr 1, 2024 03:00 PM
May 6, 2024 03:00 PM
Meeting ID: 838 6484 2750
Local 1000 Women’s Coffee & Caucus
AFM Local 1000’s Women’s Coffee & Caucus is taking a break in November & December–we will see you next year! All women members of Local 1000 in good standing are welcome to join us for conversation, support and ongoing discussion of potential action within the union.
Next meeting: Wednesday, January 24, 2024, 12pm Pacific/1pm MTN/2pm Central/3pm Eastern
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 822 7619 6970
Grant opportunity for Local 1000 members still available
As announced in the August newsletter, the Still Small Voice 4U Foundation is offering Artist Innovation Grants exclusively to Local 1000 members for live performances that are free to the public and presented in partnership with community organizations. Ten of those grants have been handed out, but as of late September, there were still five available for $500 USD each. Grants will be awarded on a first come, first served basis, and applications will be open until all grants have been awarded. For more information and a link to apply, visit https://form.jotform.com/231444813402144
Finance Committee report
The Finance Committee has been supporting Donna Nestler, our Secretary-Treasurer, in evaluating our income and expenditures, arranging for the repayment of our SBA loan and presenting the 2024 Proposed Budget to the Executive Board for recommendation at the November 16 membership meeting.
The Communications Committee is hard at work on the upcoming issue of our annual journal, New Deal. We are seeking the following items for inclusion:
Local 1000 members: Let us know your 2023 accomplishments. Have you or your group released an album, been nominated for or won an award or competition, published a book, had a gallery showing, or other significant accomplishment in 2023? Due to space restrictions in the print edition, please limit your submissions to 50 words. Include a link to your website and email to Mara Levine at email@example.com.
In memoriam: Please help us identify any Local 1000 members who have passed away during 2023, so we can acknowledge them. Send info to Mara Levine at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please submit any of the above items no later than December 12
Emergency Relief Fund update
Good news! The Emergency Relief Fund (ERF) is now offering grants of up to $500 to members in good standing for emergency medical or unforeseen circumstances that impact their ability to work. This new policy replaces the old no-interest pay-back loan model and will be the norm from now on. We do ask recipients of the ERF, past and present, to “pay it forward” by donating back to the fund whenever they are able so that others can get support when they need it in the future. We are also hoping that many past ERF recipients will join us at some point in the near future to help raise more money for the fund so we can continue to help members in need. To apply for an ERF grant, go to: https://www.local1000.org/resources/emergency-relief-fund/
Committee and E-Board meetings
The bulk of the work of this union gets done through hundreds of hours of volunteer labor by committee members and the Executive Board. The E-Board meets every 6 weeks via zoom and the committees meet regularly. If you want to join the excitement or have a concern that you think we should address, please contact President Aaron Fowler. It takes all of us working together to stand up and fight for our rights. Please consider joining us. You can make a difference.
Conference call: You can represent Local 1000
Local 1000 hopes to be represented at more conferences to reach musicians throughout the independent music industry. Our labor and voices are needed now more than ever, for members and non-members alike. If you plan to attend a conference and want to help spread the word about Local 1000 please contact President Aaron Fowler to see how you can be an ambassador for your union. It’s not hard to do and is a great conversation-starter.
Social media handles
Are you connected to Local 1000’s social media accounts? If so, make sure you like or follow us on:
X (formerly Twitter): https://twitter.com/local1000afm
Facebook Public Page: https://www.facebook.com/local1000afm
We also have a private Facebook page for Local 1000 members only, to facilitate communication and promote discussion of union issues among our members. Please ask to join this page to connect with your fellow members (Friends of our local are encouraged to like our public page instead.)
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.
AFM Local 1000