A HAPPY & BLESSED EASTER
A moment of silence was given, during our membership meeting, in honor of Mavor "Bud" Artlip, and Doc Kelly who were very active members and who passed away. Both will be sadly missed.
Our Festival preparations are coming along fine (please see festivals in our website) and Flint & Russell will be included in our lineup. Also additional contact names for Crafters, Vendors and Fleamarketers.
We will also be having a Youth Talent Contest (thanks to John Wilmot) with celebrity judges and prizes to be awarded (see application in website).
The April 10, festival meeting was held--people may arrive as early as Monday, July 31 to the festival--with $5 per day for electric. Vendors and Crafters cost is $50, plus 1 free ticket--Fleamarketers will pay $30, plus 1 free ticket. We are anticipating a wonderful weekend. Anyone wishing to volunteer some time, please let JohnVanDusen know at 315-252-0610 (see application).
Stump Hollow Bluegrass showed their true professionalism when they played for our March Jamboree--they played without sound. They stood in the center of the room with fellow bluegrass lovers surrounding them and presented us with a sensational variety of bluegrass music.
April was our annual meeting: The auditing committee; Tom Russell (chairman), Roscoe Kelley and Ray Crouch audited the books and found them in good order. It was suggested that next year a special monthly and yearly sheet be made up. The elections went fine with the following elected into office: President, Ed Campbell; Vice-President, Helen Weldon; Treasurer, Peter Carr, and Secretary, Thayle Phair. Two open offices for the board of directors will be filled by Thomas Russell and James Treat. The responsibility of new offices will begin in September 2000. Congratulations to everyone.
The CNYBA Annual Membership Picnic will be held at Mercer Park in Baldwinsville, NY on June 11 from noon until 6:00PM. Please bring your table service and drink, a dish to pass, your instrument and prepare yourself for a great time. Marion LaMont will prepare the ham. NO ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES, please. Thanks to Pete Carr for making the reservations.
Carol McGinley has a friend who is interested in buying a steel guitar If anyone has one please contact Carol McGinley, 311 Chestnut St., Fulton, NY 13069-2704.
Mike Bonzak of WSCP sent out membership chairman a letter stating that he is doing well on his new program and he is playing straight middle-of-the-road bluegrass. Bruce Cutler was featured on a TV spot with Channel 9 where they came to his radio studio in Lyons and interviewed him and his wife Connie.
Helen Weldon, our sunshine chairman thanks George Reese for his contribution of cards and the wonderful letter she received from Norman and Nada Hasman. She also received thank you cards from Dot and Al Malouin and Ernie Terpening's son for remembering them when they were ill. Also, Dot and Al Malouin just celebrated their 50th wedding aniversary. It was wonderful seeing Mary Carr at our meeting as she had been missed for quite a while. Ed Horton lost a toe and a few thoughtful words could be sent his way: 184 Grotsinger Rd., Norwich, NY 13815.
Betty Humphrey has instruments for sale: please see classifieds.
Welcome new members: John Banning, Honeoye Falls; Ed & Sue Barrington Jr., Cato; Perry Cleaveland, Rochester; Marion LaMont, Marcellus; and James Treat, Weedsport.
Written by Thayle Phair,Secretary/Editor CNYBA