Mark Your Calendars for Sept. 27
CVBS will hold its Annual Meeting and Picnic at Rockfish Valley Community Center on Sept. 27, from 2-6 pm. Food and beverages will be available for our paid members and their guests. Music will be provided by the Low B Blues Band followed by a member's jam. Our new president, Rick Sheeley (AKA King Gypsy) and other officers will report on the state of the Blues Society and our plans for the future. This event will be held outdoors, weather permitting. Bring your own chairs and pop-up tent if you like. We will be observing rules to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Jammers who sing, bring your own mic. Members please RSVP HERE.
MAY 2020 CVBS ONLINE ELECTION RESULTS – Congratulations to our newly elected President Rick (King Gypsy) Sheeley and Secretary Matt Humphrey. Rick will be replacing Andy Burdetsky who is stepping down after eight years of hard work building the organization. We also thank our outgoing secretary, Paula Ironmonger, for her diligent service. VP Jon Spear and Treasurer Ellen Burns are serving 2-year tems which will not expire until 2021.
REVISION OF CVBS DUES POLICY – the CVBS Board has voted to extend all existing memberships through December 2021 without need for a dues payment, because so many activities had to be canceled or suspended this year.
2021 INTERNATIONAL BLUES CHALLENGE POSTPONED – The 37th International Blues Challenge (IBC) which had been scheduled for January of 2021 in Memphis TN has been postponed to 2022 on account of the COVID pandemic.
UPDATE ON CVBS JAMS
Our regular indoor jams have been suspended until we can resume them without a health risk from the COVID virus. CVBS will hold an outdoor jam at our September 27 Member Picnic, to be held at the Rockfish Valley Community Center from 2-6 pm, weather permitting (see the above story on our Annual Picnic). This event is for paid members and their guests. You can RSVP to the event by clicking here. We are asking all attendees to observe social distancing, mask-wearing and to bring their own mic, drumsticks, etc.. Backline will be available.
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