Weekly Bulletin

14 May 2019 5:25 PM | Anonymous

This meeting was called to order at 12 Noon by President Patrick. He led the members in the Pledge of Allegiance & the 4-way test. A moment of silence and reflection followed.

Visiting Rotarians:    Barrie Segall, District Membership Chair

Guests:           Richard Ambrose (soon to become a member), guest of John

There was just one pin or name tag fine inflicted today.

Announcements/Sad-Happy-Brag Bucks:

Karen & Allan’s daughter has just graduated from NMSU.

Judy is leaving for Texas tomorrow, to attend her grandson’s graduation.

Cheryl noted that this Interact year is finishing up. Projects are being completed, esp. the “Women2Be” project.

Gail had a sad buck ‘cause the deal with her house sale fell through. Nope no refund for last week’s $20!

Barrie expressed his thanks for ours being a great Club!

Gloria’s brother will be visiting this week from Ohio.

Pam’s getting’ better & handed in three more meeting makeups from Florida!

Our Trivia Quiz for the day from our Sgt-at-Arms Mollie:

How many farms exist in the USA? No one was even close. There are 2.2 MILLION!

How many agricultural workers are there in the US? Again, not even close guesses. Only 2.2 Million.

What’s the #1 state agricultural producer? Yup, it’s California.

Club, District & R.I. News and Business:   

Karen will be in charge of our program speakers during the next Rotary Year. To this end, she has decided to keep our present system of providing these programs. A signup sheet was passed around for members to accept the responsibility of providing program speakers for each month.

Since Emily was nowhere to be found today, Allan passed around a couple of signup sheets for Silver Horizons… One for their thrift shop and another for our work day on 24 May, 9A to 12N.

The Polio Plus bucket made its weekly trip around the room.

An RFE group will be visiting us from Fredericksburg, Texas, from 15 July to19 July. The District needs host families for either couples or singles. If you’re interested, let Donna know at pedaceabq@aol.com or 349-8850, or Regina Guest at raeguest65@swcp.com or 792-0942. Once we have volunteer hosts, there’ll be a meeting to discuss and plan the visit.  Hosts are responsible for a private bedroom, hopefully a private bath, breakfast each morning, transportation by either themselves or another club member, and possibly some other costs for a few meals and sightseeing. Meal and sightseeing costs will be determined by the hosting group.

Club members provide program speakers for our meetings. Here’s a list for the remaining months of the 2018-2019 Rotary Year:   May-Fofo       June-Maggie

There’s only one member birthday to celebrate during May: Fofo

Monthly B.D. “Treats” shall be provided by:  May-Mollie            June-Cheryl

Today’s Program:     Musicians’ Association of Albuquerque

Fofo really did introduce Tracey Whitney, president of the Musicians’ Association of Albuquerque.

Musicians Association of Albuquerque, Local 618 of The American Federation of Musicians of the United States and Canada. The AFM is the largest organization in the world dedicated to representing the interests of professional musicians. Local 618 represents many of the professional musicians in New Mexico. AFM members, who number over 90,000, perform all styles of music—alternative rock, classical, pop, gospel, jazz, country, folk, rock, big band, reggae, contemporary Christian, etc.. With such active members as Bruce Springsteen, Roberta Flack, Santana, Yo-Yo Ma, Sheila E, Suzanne Vega, The Goo Goo Dolls, Willie Nelson, and Branford Marsalis, there is a strong representation of major recording individuals and groups.

The AFM has been promoting and protecting professional musicians for over 110 years. The Musicians Association of Albuquerque has been serving New Mexico area musicians since 1915 (Local 618 was originally founded as The Musicians’ Protective Union on July 23, 1915) and continues to be an effective advocate for musicians’ rights in the workplace (be that a nightclub, a symphony stage, in a recording studio, or on tour). The AFM and Local 618 protect the recorded works that musicians produce from being exploited and protects members’ live performances by providing benefit programs that help them to build successful careers.

The organization actively lobbies to promote legislation and public awareness that protects musicians’ interests, negotiating collective bargaining agreements with the recording industry, motion picture industry, jingle industry, TV networks, National Public TV and Radio, and providing excellent wages and working conditions for its members.

AFM Local 618 represents approximately 200 professional symphony, jazz, rock, country, Latin and theater musicians and teachers. You’ll see them performing at all of the New Mexico Philharmonic, Santa Fe Symphony and Santa Fe Opera concerts, playing jazz at the Hotel Andaluz, the Albuquerque Museum Amphitheater, the Hispanic Cultural Center and the Outpost Performance Space, and many local area hotels, restaurants and nightclubs.

Union benefits provided to members:Local and Federation sponsored booking/referral services, Signatory Booking Agents, Exclusive Member Services, Immigration Assistance, Claims on Default, Negotiated Agreements, Legal Contracts, AFM Mastercard, Legislative Representation, International Musician Subscription, Fair Trade and Equipment Insurance.

They’re currently working to include union signatories in the film industry and Netflix. Additionally, the union is currently striving to include independent musicians into their fold.

An extensive and very informative Q&A period followed.

Also mentioned was the 1942 industry strike which lasted two years when James C. Petrillo was union president! This was a strike against the major American recording companies because of disagreements over royalty payments

For more information, contact the office at (505) 255-2069, email tracey@afm618.orgor go to www.afm618.org

In appreciation of today’s program, President Patrick presented Ms. Whitney with our very last packet of Fofo’s lemonade mix, in support of Fofo’s Haiti projects.

There being no additional Rotary business, our meeting concluded at 1:00 PM.

Programs, Happenings and Stuff & Such:

21 May            Regular Meeting- Rev. Christopher Eyrich, ordained Anglican pastor and  Director of Chaplains and Volunteers for the Lovelace Medical Center.

24 May            We work at the Silver Horizons warehouse- 9A to Noon.

27 May            Memorial Day

28 May            Regular Meeting- Dress for Success Power Walk- Brejette Emery

4 June              Board Meeting at 10:30 AM

4 June              Regular Meeting-

11 June            King Kamehameha Day

11 June            Regular Meeting-

16 June            Father’s Day

18 June            Regular Meeting-

25 June            New Officers’ Induction Luncheon Meeting- (Maybe at Mimi’s Café)

28 June            CCI’s Canines Golf Classic

Thanks to our members for assisting in setting up & striking Club equipment used to run our meeting.

The Rotary Club of Albuquerque Sandia.  For more information on service, please contact us:  service@RotarySandia.org

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