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Update & July Guest ADAM MCGRATH

Update & July Guest ADAM MCGRATH

Hello to all our folk club members and friends,

I am happy to report that our first concert night post COVID19 was a great success, and we all coped with the remaining restrictions. It now seems clear that we can relax a little and will no longer be compelled to social distancing, limited numbers and such things.

Our concert on July 10th will feature Adam McGrath, a very talented singer songwriter. Adam has toured and played with everyone from Fleetwood Mac  to Steve Earle to Paul Kelly to Old Crow Medicine. Described by RNZ as “a national treasure “, Adam McGrath is at home with bluegrass, blues, country and rock ‘n roll as much as he is with folk, and is known for the intensity, passion, love and humour of his performances.

As the June concert proved so successful, with the main event beginning at 7.30 pm, we are going to repeat this timing.  In the cold winter season many people appreciated the earlier start, and those who wanted to go home early were able to do so. Our July concert coincides with the Mid-Winter Holler at Tatum Park, which several of our members plan to attend, so an earlier departure for this event will be appreciated by them.

We will also reduce the supper time available.  Hot tea or coffee will be available, but many of the participants at the June concert felt that it was unnecessary to have the kind of supper we have supplied for the last few years.  The team producing supper were relieved to be freed up somewhat and to not have a lot of preparation before the concert or cleanup to do at the end of the night.  Hopefully a simpler supper will encourage other club members to help out, even if only for one concert night in the year.

We are looking at the volunteers’ tasks again and would like to ask you to consider helping in some way. A schedule of tasks for the rest of this year will  be passed around at the July concert, and we would appreciate it if any able-bodied members could put their names down in at least one slot, or talk to one of the committee members about how you would be prepared to assist.

Bob & Kate

Bob & Kate

Advance notice of our August 14th  concert  – Bob Cooper-Grundy and Kate Marshall.  This concert will return to the former timing, with the guests’ concert following the Blackboard, as these guests are travelling from further afield. More details in the next email.

Happily Dale is hosting a House Concert this month, featuring Ronel Hunter, (whose LFMC concert had to be postponed with the pandemic lockdown.)  This concert will be held on Sunday 19th July at 3.- 5.30 pm. Ronel is a lovely singer/songwriter who plays contemporary originals and covers. She writes songs about real life and her focus is on the story a song has to tell. Please reserve your seat with dalewebb143@gmail.com or text 027 2079695.  Koha is $10 pp plus a small plate to share, and Dale invites you to feel free to arrive early to mingle and grab yourself a comfy chair.

AGM

AGM

Our AGM for this year will be held on Wednesday August 12th in the Scottish Hall at 7.30pm. Please consider whether you would like to nominate anyone for the role of Chairperson, Treasurer, Secretary or Committee member.  Nomination forms will be available at the next Concert night on July 10th and will also be attached to the email to members giving official notice of the AGM which you should receive in early July.

Keep cosy and enjoy lots of good music in these cold winter months.

Jean Hollis
Secretary

AGM – 2nd August 2019

AGM – 2nd August 2019

The AGM of the Levin Folk Music Club Inc. (LFMC) will be held on Friday 2nd August 2019 at 7.30 pm in the Scottish Society Hall, Bartholomew Road.  The AGM will be followed by supper (and jam if members present wish to do this.)
Subscriptions are due 30 June, 2019 or at the AGM.  Please note that only financial members are eligible to nominate or vote in elections, and to discuss and vote on motions.  LFMCI – Member Application form 01.07.19 – 30.06.20
Special Note
1. If any financial member wishes to bring a motion to the AGM, it must be in written form, signed and seconded by a financial member of Levin Folk Music Club Inc. and provided to the secretary by 20 July 2019.
2. if any financial member wishes to bring a motion to the AGM to amend the constitution, it must be in written form, signed and seconded by a financial member of Levin Folk Music Club Inc. and provided to the secretary by 20 July, 2019.
Motions: (still to come)

At the AGM this year there will be a special draw taken among those financial members attending the meeting.  The prize will be a free membership of the next Folk Club year.  So be in to win!!
We look forward to seeing you at the AGM.

Jean Hollis
Secretary.
Phone: 06 368 6406

May Guests & Music Month

May Guests & Music Month

Lots of excitement around May Music Month and our members playing in the Levin Mall on Saturday 26 May.

And…we welcome Sage Plus & Simple Gifts from Wellington for an eclectic mix of music and song.   Click here for details in our newsletter.

 

AGM and August 2017 Newsletter

AGM and August 2017 Newsletter

The Committee are pleased to report that Jean Hollis was elected Secretary and Val Jenkins elected Treasurer at the AGM held on 4 August 2017.  As before, the committee will designate a rotating Chairperson role. Congratulations to our committee Colin, Kevin, Keith, Cavan, Paul & John, Jean and Val, and our thanks to ex-committee member Dale who will continue as Bookings/Publicity person.

Another great newsletter from Colin.  Click here to read the news.

July 2017 Newsletter

July 2017 Newsletter

A special concert featuring John & Susan Sutherland, opening for singer/songwriter Alan Downes.   Details of July 14 Concert are here

AGM – August 4, 2017

AGM – August 4, 2017

The AGM of the Levin Folk Music Club Inc. (LFMC) will be held on Friday, 4 August 2017 at 7.30pm  in the Scottish Society Hall, Bartholomew Rd, Levin. The AGM meeting will be followed by supper and a jam.

Subscriptions are due 30 June, 2017 or at the AGM (latest). Please note that only financial members are eligible to nominate or vote in elections, and to discuss and vote on motions.

Special Note

1.      If any financial member wishes to bring a motion to the AGM, it must be in written form, signed and seconded by a financial member of Levin Folk Music Club Inc. and provided to the secretary by 21 July, 2017.

2.      If any financial member wishes to bring a motion to the AGM to amend the constitution, it must be in written form, signed and seconded by a financial member of Levin Folk Music Club Inc. and provided to the secretary by 21 July, 2017.

Motions

The committee will bring the following motion for discussion at the AGM.

1.      That the draft guidelines for concert night member floor spots be approved and displayed on our website (to be provided at meeting).

This motion was approved for discussion at the AGM by the LFMC Committee at their meeting of 22 June, 2017.

 

We look forward to seeing you at the AGM.

 

June Newsletter – Reverie Concert June 9

June Newsletter – Reverie Concert June 9

Coming in June – A lovely concert by folk roots duo Reverie and floorspot by Gladstone Road.  Read our newsletter here.

Minutes of AGM July 2016

Minutes of AGM July 2016

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The good attendance and participation by members was appreciated and Minutes are available here for your review.

 

Newsletter August 2016

Newsletter August 2016

August 2016 Newsletter

Click here to read our news for August

2016 AGM

2016 AGM

NEWS FROM AGM – 22 JULY 2016

Happy to announce Colin Brown continuing on as Secretary/Newsletter Editor this year; the positions of Chair and Treasurer will be filled within committee or rotated amongst committee members.  Several new committee members (Jean Hollis and Cavan Haines) joining Dale, Colin, Keith, Kevin and Paul – wonderful!  There was a productive discussion around the Motions:  Motion 1 was carried, taking effect from 1 July 2017 and Motion 2 was defeated, so our concert prices will continue at $5 for members and $10 non-members.  Dale will take on Bookings, with publicity help from Rona and Ian Todd.  It was good to see members offering support in a variety of ways, and very positive feedback about the committee’s work and future of the Club.    The Reports are available under Downloads on the website.  Thank you to all 2015 committee including resigning members Jo, Rona and Margaret.  From Dale

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