PLAYHOUSE DANCES-Western, Swing, Polka
Located at 710 Elm Street in Truth or Consequences, NM
DANCES ARE EVERY SATURDAY FROM 7-9pm
Please come support your local and state musicians!
New Mexico Old Time Fiddler’s Association Newsletter, August 9, 2015
Hello everyone, following is an overview of our membership meeting of Aug. 1, 2015. We did have a quorum, for the Board of Directors: Wes Burris, Sam Tow, Jane Myers and Manion Long. Members present were: Treasurer, Sada Cox, Acting President, Lenore VanWinkle, Berry Cox, Yvonne Farley, Lynn Long, Karl Jensen.
Fundraising was a main topic. We are hoping to have an auction at the Fiddler’s Playhouse along with serving hot dogs and lemonade. We need auction items to begin with. Guess we need things to sell, so, we are looking for donations for that auction. If you have anything to donate, please let us know!!!
We are considering having a booth at the Sierra County Fair. If we have no fundraiser there, then the booth is free. If we have a raffle or any other fundraising event, then the booth is $25.00. The fair people will let us know if a booth is available.
Advertising over KCHS radio for our Saturday night dances would cost $4.00 per spot for a minimum of 5 spots. We will think this over!
T or C has an Art Hop on the second week-end of each month; we are exploring the idea of having a fiddler or two playing and handing out flyers for the Saturday night dances. These dances on Saturday night are a big part of our income. We believe some of the stores on Broadway in T or C would welcome our presence. We will see about it.
We realized an income of $500.00 from the July Summer Jam. We had some great musicians, but, the crowd was very small. We do not have the money for a Fiddle Contest in October; however, we will at least have a jam. We are considering any other options at this time, so, your suggestions would be welcome.
Our big concern is the election of Officers for this next year. Many of the officers have served for several years and we currently have no Secretary or Vice-President. THE FUTURE OF OUR ORGANIZATION DEPENDS ON FILLING ALL POSITIONS. People do not have to live in T or C or Sierra County to be on the Board of Directors!! If you could step up to be involved it would be great, or if there is someone you think would volunteer, please, please let’s get some new people in the mix.
Our bank account now stands at just over $2300.00 and that is only because the “Fun in the Sun” group dissolved and donated money to the Fiddler’s. That donation is only to be used for the Saturday night dances, so, public support is all that will save this organization!
Manion R Long, Chairman, Board of Directors. 575 744-9137
Click on picture to listen to Jess Glover perform his Fiddler's Prayer!
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