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Local 1000 AFM

Local 1000 January 2018 Newsletter


Dear Brothers and Sisters,

This is our regular monthly email newsletter that goes out to everyone in the first week of each month. It includes reminders, member news and important announcements from the Executive Board and the office.

News from the Executive Board


Upcoming Local 1000 Membership Meeting at FAI in Kansas City

The next membership meeting will be:

Wednesday, February 14 at 4 pm

Westin Crown Center Hotel, Room TBD

1 East Pershing Road, Kansas City, MO.

We would love to see as many members as possible there!


Local 1000 at Folk Alliance International 2018

We hope to see many of you at Folk Alliance in Kansas City, February 14 – 18th. In addition to our membership meeting on Wednesday afternoon, we will be hosting late night song circles in our Showcase Free Zone Wednesday-Saturday night in room 639. This is a chance for us to get away from the craziness of the showcase environment and share music in a non-competitive community setting. Stop by after the evening concerts and share a song or two— hosts and themes will be announced shortly.

We will also have a table in the exhibit hall and we encourage you to spend some time with us there talking to prospective members and fair trade music venues. You are our best advertising! We are running a membership drive right now where the $100 initiation fee is waived for new members. If you know someone who should be a member, please encourage them to visit our table and join up at the conference!

Folk Alliance International has once again offered discounted registration to their annual conference for members of Local 1000.

The code gives members of Local 1000 $75 off the price of an individual registration until Jan 29th, 2018. If the member of Local 1000 is also a member of FAI, and they log into their member profile, then they will get the $100 FAI Member discount + $75 for Local 1000.

Please contact our office at [email protected] for the discount code.


New Vice President From Canada: Kev Corbett

Welcome to the newest member of the Local 1000 board, Kev Corbett! Based in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Kev is a multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, side musician, road warrior and storyteller who brings over twenty years experience of touring and performing to his role as Canadian Vice President of Local 1000. We look forward to having his unique perspective on the board. More about Kev is available at www.kevcorbett.com. Canadian members can contact Kev any time at [email protected] or (902)403-5150.

(President Eve Goldberg can now be contacted at [email protected])


Membership Drive

Do you know someone who has been meaning to join Local 1000? Or someone who you think should be a member? Help us grow our membership!

From now until March 31, the US$100 initiation fee will be waived on new memberships.

Please encourage your friends and colleagues to sign up today!


2018 Membership Meetings

There will be three membership meetings in 2018. Mark your calendars and plan to attend!

Feb 14, 2018 – Folk Alliance, Kansas City, MO

Jun 24, 2018 – Great Labour Arts Exchange, Silver Spring, MD

Nov 8 or 9, 2018 – Northeast Regional Folk Alliance, Stamford, CT


Local 1000 Member Retreat / Great Labor Arts Exchange

Local 1000 will be celebrating 25 years this year, and to mark the occasion, we will be partnering with the Great Labor Arts Exchange (GLAE), where Local 1000 was born those many years ago. We will be presenting a stream of programming as part of the GLAE annual gathering in Silver Spring, MD from Thursday June 21 – Sunday June 24, 2018. On Sunday, after the gathering is over, we will hold a member retreat and gathering for the day, followed by a party.

More details to come, but please plan to join us to celebrate 25 years of Local 1000!


Committee on Sexual Harassment

At our recent membership meeting, we had a good initial discussion about sexual harassment in the music industry and what Local 1000 can be doing about it. As a first step, we are forming an Ad Hoc Committee on Sexual Harassment in the Workplace. We are looking for members to participate.

Please contact the office at [email protected] if you would like join the committee.


January 2018 Cyber Union Hall

Make More Money!

Who wouldn’t like to make more money as a touring musician? Vi Wickam, our Secretary Treasure will lead a series on how the union can serve you as a union member. The first in the series will be January 16th. Vi’s topic will be  will be Make More Money – strategies for making more money, and how Local 1000 can be a part of these strategies. Join us for this informative call.

Topic: Local 1000 Cyber Union Call-January

Time: Jan 16, 2018 8:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Androidhttps://zoom.us/j/435181287

Or iPhone one-tap: US: +16699006833, 435181287#  or +16465588656, 435181287#

Or Telephone:

  • US: +1 669 900 6833  or +1 646 558 8656
  • Canada: +1 647 558 0588

Meeting ID: 435 181 287

International numbers available here


Canadian Corner


P2 Updates

The CFM is raising the administration fee for processing of P2 visas. The new fee is $120 for the first musician/technician and $25 per additional musician/technician. The increase is being implemented gradually and the CFM office will accept the old fee until the new year.

The processing time for P2 applications has come down and the CFM is now advising Canadian members applying for P2 visas to get their application in at least 75 days before the first engagement.

If you are applying, please make sure you download the latest application, which can be found here:

English: http://www.cfmusicians.org/services/work-permits
French: http://www.cfmusicians.org/services/permis-de-travail

Please contact Canadian VP Kev Corbett or the CFM for more information.


Local 1000 Membership Update


We are excited to welcome the following new and recently reinstated members to Local 1000!

New and Reinstated Members

Robert Couture

John Spence

January Birthdays


Finally, we would like to wish the following members Happy Birthday! If your birthday falls in January and you don’t see it listed below, or if the date is incorrect, please send an email to our Birthday Bunny, Deborah Van Kleef with your birthdate, current phone number and email address.

01/01 Jan Seides

01/03 Louise Robinson

01/04 Zachary Lucky

01/05 Tom Juravich

01/05 Dana Whittle

01/05 Arnie Naiman

01/07 Chris Bricker

01/07 Gina Burgess

01/07 Jon Fedorsen

01/09 Michael Lane

01/10 Cindy Kallet

01/12 Kat Burns

01/14 Dave Hawkins

01/14 Alex Louis

01/15 Robert McKenty

01/15 Ann Zimmerman

01/16 Mark Stuart

01/18 Beth Cahill

01/20 Daniel Boling

01/20 Melanie Hankewich

01/20 David Jack

01/21 Joe Uehlein

01/22 Chris Koldewey

01/22 Karin Stein

01/23 Sandra Andina

01/23 Theodora Silverman

01/25 Ryan DeNardo

01/25 Graydon James

01/26 Bob Lusk

01/27 Pat Wictor

01/27 Grey Larsen

01/28 Brian LeBlanc

01/28 Kevin O’Donnell

01/31 Greg Arnold

In Solidarity,

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