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
Thanks for being part of Local 1000. We continue to slowly grow back our membership after the dropoff we had during Covid. Welcome to each of our new and returning members!
I hope that all of you will be reaching out to these new members to share how they can join in and participate in Local 1000 to make the most out of their union experience.
Be sure you to add our upcoming membership meeting to your calendar: November 16th at 7:00 EST. Zoom link and login information are below.
Please take some time to read through the articles from the various committees. You will find important information on how to stay connected to the work of the local.
If you plan to attend the Folk Alliance International conference in Kansas City in February, contact the office about discounted registration.
Membership Meeting, November 16th, 7:00 PM EST
Save the date! Our final membership meeting of 2023 will be November 16th at 7:00 pm EST. This meeting is open to all current dues paying members. We will be approving our 2024 budget along with other important items that need your input. Please join us.
Join Zoom Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86112912681?pwd=c0c4U2RKbTVyODlSbEVBS1VpV3piUT09
Meeting ID: 861 1291 2681
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Important Upcoming Dates
Oct 25: Local 1000 Women’s Coffee & Caucus
Nov 6: Local 1000 Virtual Coffee Hour
Nov 16: Membership Meeting
For more information, view the Local 1000 calendar
Local 1000 Virtual Coffee Hour
Good News! The Local 1000 Virtual Coffee Hour has resumed and will continue on the first Monday of each month through December. Please log on for an informal hour of conversation and support with union friends and family at 3:00 pm Eastern, US & Canada (12 noon Pacific/1 pm Mountain/2 pm Central). Hope you can join us!
Topic: Coffee hour, L1K members & friends
Time: Monday, November 6, 2023, 03:00 PM Eastern (US and Canada, 12 noon Pacific/1 pm MTN/2 pm Central)
Every month on the first Monday, 3 occurrence(s)
Every month on the First Mon:
Nov 6, 2023 3:00 pm
Dec 4, 2023 3:00 pm
Join Zoom Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83864842750?pwd=Yi9ONGNPZmU2WGY2ODl4ekdtVklRUT09
Meeting ID: 838 6484 2750
Local 1000 Women’s Coffee & Caucus
The Local 1000 Women’s Coffee & Caucus hour meets monthly whenever possible. Join us in the Zoom Room for lively and supportive conversations about the lives of women in the music industry and the issues and actions we want to embrace in our organizing and cultural work as women in our union.
The next meeting is: Oct 25, 12 noon Pacific/1:00 pm Mountain/2:00pm Central/3:00 pm Eastern
Join Zoom Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82276196970?pwd=RFpiQWdmQXRxQ1hhL2FERVd0VnNuZz09
Meeting ID: 822 7619 6970
Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kyKnWZcFI
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. Most of these grants have already been funded, but there are still several grants 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
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 the hundreds of volunteer hours provided by committee members and the Executive Board. The E-Board meets every 6 weeks via zoom and the committees meet regularly to carry out the business of our Local. If you want to join the excitement or have a concern that you think we should be addressing, please contact President Fowler. It takes all of us working together to stand up and fight for our work. We need you! Please consider joining us.
Conference Call – 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 our members and non-members alike. If you are going to be attending 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.
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, to facilitate communication and promote discussion of union issues among 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.)
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
Long-time member and former Local 1000 President Tret Fure released her 18th album, “Lavender Moonshine.”
We are excited to welcome the following new and returning members to Local 1000!
Carlos Cardozo Filho
Finally, we would like to wish the following members Happy Birthday! If your birthday falls in October 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.
Deborah Van Kleef
AFM Local 1000