Friday, September 24, 2010

Spencer Bohren BITS 10/5/10

Spencer Bohren

Blues in the Schools and Community Itinerary
Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Morning BITS
Cherry Valley ES
619 East State Street
Cherry Valley, Illinois 61016
Phone (815)332-4938
Time: 8:45 AM (set up 8:00 AM)
Duration: 60 minutes
Contact: Principal Rori Regan,
Equipment Needed: None

Lunch TBD

Afternoon BITS
Beyer ES
333 15th Avenue
Rockford, IL 6
Phone: 815-229-2800
Time: 1:00 PM
Duration: 60 minutes
Contact: Principal David Sanders,
Equipment Needed: PA and one mike/stand

Dinner TBD

Venue: Just Goods Listening Room
905 East State Street
Rockford, IL 61104-1023
Phone: 815-965-6026
Time: 7:30 PM (set up 6:30 PM)
Duration: 2 sets
Event: Blues in the Schools evening show for community; $10 cover advanced, $12 at door, free for students with an adult
Contact: Mark Thompson, 5414-416-1884
Equipment Needed: None

Hotel: Courtyard by Marriott Rockford
7676 East State St.
Rockford, IL 61108
Phone: 815-397-6222

Crossroads Blues Society Contacts: Steve Jones 779-537-4006,; Harmonica Joe Poluyanskis 815-962-8638, Others will accompany and attend varying portions.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Crossroads Blues Society Membership Meeting Friday, September 17, 2010

Crossroads Blues Society Membership Meeting
Friday, September 17, 2010
Big Cities Lounge

7:45 pm meeting called to order by President Mark Thompson. Officers in attendance were:
Mark Thompson President
Karl Dahlin Vice President
Steve Jones Secretary
Joe Poluyanskis Board
Rich Gordon Board
Rick Davis Board

Treasurer reported $4553 in account with bills paid.

Doug MacLeod Sunday, 7:30 PM at Just Goods. Crossroads cosponsors with Charlotte’s Web. Hopefully no cost to club.

Spencer Bohren Tuesday, October 5, 2010 7:30 PM at Just Goods after two school programs for BITS. Need to pay for programs and for room.

Secretary posted minutes to internet (all Blues Fest planning). Agreed to skip review.

Byron Crossroads Blues Festival reviewed by Mark and Steve. Steve has PowerPoint with all details. Volunteer efforts were recognized. Karl Dahlin singled out for his effort and was given a framed and matted poster from fest by Steve. A volunteer recognition party is to be held Sunday October 17th from 3 PM to 6 PM at a venue TBD in Byron. We are tentatively looking for 2nd annual fest to be August 27, 2011.

Joe Geraghty is sponsoring Smoking Joe Kubek and Bnois King at Big Cities Thursday November 18th $15 advanced/$20 at door.

November 19th Friday Crossroads fundraiser at Artale Wine Company on Spring Creek.

Nino wants to run an outdoor festival with Crossroads help on State Street Saturday May 16th Armed Forces Day. Pistol Pete, Reverend Raven, Magic Slim and Kim Wilson are the bands he wants us to help him get. Costs are possibly very high. City will do liquor license and insurance, park district to do fence and stage. Need to get all specifics.  Red, White and Blues Festival.

Lyran Society contact Mark about a festival at Lyran Park with our assistance. Steve and Mark to meet with them and evaluate.

Held election of officers and board. Rick Hein and Rick Davis stepping down. Bob Haendler and Denny Barker agreed to run. Slate elected by written ballot:
Mark Thompson President
Karl Dahlin Vice President
Steve Jones Secretary
Al McNary Treasurer
Joe Poluyanskis Board
Rich Gordon Board
David Stine Board
Denny Barker Board
Bob Haendler Board

Meeting adjourned at 9:10 PM.