The time has come...
It is so hard to believe it has been two years since beginning this journey with the Cleveland Blues Society as President of the Board of Directors. It has been a wild and interesting experience, sometimes fun, sometimes exasperating, frustrating and difficult. Through the process I have seen so much happiness, so much pride, and a great deal of gratitude for working toward the support of live music in Cleveland.
As I leave to attend tonight’s board of directors meeting, I can only thank the membership for such a great opportunity. Every month at the end of the jams, my remarks have been the same. “It is amazing how each one is different but each one is wonderful”. Thank you to my fellow board members for giving of their time and passion to promote this wonderful mission. Thank you to all of our sponsors and supporters who came out and supported live music, especially the jam hosts, jam venues and volunteers.
To each member, please remember to support live music and continue to support the Cleveland Blues Society.
Cleveland Blues Society
A Thank You Note from the President
A letter from the President
To Cleveland Blues Society Members, friends and supporters, it’s October; it is time to thank you for all your support over the last few years. We have come to the end of the term of this current board of directors and arrived at the election for the next group of leaders The Cleveland Blues Society is the result of a grassroots group of people who banded together for a joint cause. Coming into this community has given me a chance to explore new music, new relationship and new experiences.
2015 has been so busy, from the first jam in January, the General Membership Meeting in February, March, April and May Jams, with Summer New Summer Outdoor Venues, with a Special Event in June with Dennis Gruenling and the Jewel Tones, The Blues Cruise, The July Jam, The August Jam and Week at the Fair, The 7th Annual challenge, writing another Grant, Two Rally's in the Alley and monthly board meetings to do the nuts and bolts work of the organization.
Somtimes it has been hectic, sometimes it has been passionate but always it has been about the music and the membership of this organization. I have had a ball!
Our monthly jams have repeatedly showed the quality of talent of the local musicians. we started with a small handfull of jammers and have grown to over 40 jammers with 150 fans each month. It has been so nice to see the new faces that have discovered their love of the music is shared by so many! Together we have accomplished so much.
The membership has grown steadily, the attendance at jams and other events has have grown, along with our improving our organizational structure, financial tracking, and value of membership! We have a store front, accept online orders, have an online membership, have consistent email blasts and even have had a very professional newsletter produced. It has been a pleasure to be a part of this effort.
My hope is that the work of the mission is shared by the membership along with the new board of directors so the fun will continue. Thank you all for your support, your encouragement, and the music! Hope to see you all at the Music Box and let's get this party started!
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