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Local 1000 AFM

Local 1000 June 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


Local 1000 Member Gathering / Great Labor Arts Exchange

The Great Labor Arts Exchange and Local 1000 Member Gathering is coming up soon. We hope to see you there!

The deadline for our group discount for the GLAE has passed but you can still register through Local 1000 for the regular rate of $200. There is an additional $100 fee for the one-day Local 1000 Member Gathering on Sunday, June 24th

Click here for registration information!


Great Labor Arts Exchange

Thursday, June 21 – Saturday, June 23, 2018

Tommy Douglas Conference Center

10000 New Hampshire Avenue

Silver Spring, MD 20903


The full programming schedule is available here


Local 1000 Member Retreat

Sunday, June 24, 2018, 9:30am – 4:30pm

Tommy Douglas Conference Center

10000 New Hampshire Avenue

Silver Spring, MD 20903


(Followed by a Local 1000 member party that evening in Takoma Park, MD.)


Offering Places To Stay

Do you live in the area? Can you offer a place to stay for a fellow Local 1000 member? You do not have to be registered for the retreat to host a Local 1000 member.

Please contact Joe Uehlein


Please contact Steve Eulberg with any questions!


Local 1000 Membership Meeting, Sun. June 24

Our next Membership Meeting will be held on Sunday, June 24, 2018 at 3 pm, at the Tommy Douglas Conference Center in Silver Spring, MD. You do NOT need to be registered for the retreat to attend the Local 1000 membership meeting. We would love to see you there!

We have several important pieces of business to discuss and vote on, including a change in membership dues, and a change in our scales.

If you are not able to attend in person, you may participate online via Zoom:

Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://zoom.us/j/685162492

Or iPhone one-tap :

US: +16465588656, 685162492#  or +16699006833, 685162492#

Or Telephone:

US: +1 646 558 8656  or +1 669 900 6833

Canada: +1 647 558 0588

Meeting ID: 685 162 492

International numbers available here: https://zoom.us/u/bMauMTjI


New Member Orientation Cyber Call, July 19th

Join us on July 19th for our quarterly new member orientation. You don’t have to be a new member to join the call. We will discuss benefits of membership and anything else you have on your mind.

Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://zoom.us/j/933440174

Or iPhone one-tap:

US: +16465588656, 933440174#  or +16699006833, 933440174#

Or Telephone:

US: +1 646 558 8656 or +1 669 900 6833

Canada: +1 647 558 0588

Meeting ID: 933 440 174

International numbers available here: https://zoom.us/u/cy2bemc0B


SERFA Report

Our past President Tret Fure was representing Local 1000 at the recent South East Regional Folk Alliance Conference (SERFA) in Montreat, NC. Here is her report:

I had the great pleasure of attending the 11th annual SERFA Conference held at the Montreat Conference Center in Montreat, NC from May 16th to the 20th.  As always, it was a wonderful conference full of great music, panels, keynotes and all the things that make Folk Alliances work so well.  I had the opportunity to lead a panel on Local 1000 which was well attended and much interest was shown in what we do, especially around the MPTF which is still often unknown to artists.  Charlie Pilzer and Scott Berwick were there to contribute.  We also had 6 hours of wonderful sharing in the Showcase Free Zone.  Best of all was that Grady Ormsby gave a shout out to Local 1000 and our Fair Trade Campaign at every opportunity he could during the open mike he hosted in the lobby.  Local 1000 is well represented and I believe we will have new members and definitely new Fair Trade venues!


$25 for 25 Fundraiser

Together we can raise $12,500!

Local 1000 is 25 years old! It’s hard to believe but it’s true. This year Local 1000, the non-geographical “local” of the American Federation of Musicians, will mark 25 years of providing access to the pension fund, contract protection, instrument insurance and more, along the way creating an incredible community among touring folk and roots musicians.

Any way you look at it this is an amazing feat: 25 Years. Twenty-Five Years. 9,131 days! 1,300 weekends of gig availability.

To celebrate, we’re launching a fundraising campaign we call $25 for 25 years. Five $5 bills. 25 Years. $1 a year. This is an affordable way to say thank you and pay it forward in support of the ongoing work of the organization that is dedicated to supporting us in our careers. A gift of $25, one dollar for each of the years that our union local has been active.

What do you think? If each of our 500 members gives the minimum of $25, together we can raise $12,500!

Make a special donation of $1 for every year our local has been supporting traveling musicians in the US & Canada.

Go one step more: Add $1 for every year you’ve been a member.

Make a Donation Here!


Fall Membership Meeting

There will be one more membership meeting in 2018. Mark your calendars and plan to attend! The exact time and date will be announced soon!

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


Canadian Corner


P2 Updates

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.


Member News


Do you have a new album coming out? Did you recently receive an award?

If you have exciting news to share with Local 1000 members, we want to know. Submit Your News Here!

Fink/Marxer/Gleaves Release New Album!

We’re excited to share Local 1000 Members Cathy Fink, Marcy Marxer and Sam Gleaves have a new album coming out June 15th. Read more about their project “Shout and Shine” here!


Local 1000 Membership Update


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

New and Reinstated Members

Joseph Morneault

Lynn Smith

June Birthdays


Finally, we would like to wish the following members Happy Birthday! If your birthday falls in June 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.

06/01 Erin Lewis

06/02 Joseph Oliva

06/03 Wade Sharp

06/06 Anne Genest

06/06 James Stephens

06/06 Spook Handy

06/06 Holly Near

06/07 Heather Dale

06/07 Justin Ruppel

06/09 Randy Browning

06/10 Hugh McMillan

06/10 Vivian Nesbitt

06/10 Israel Rosenblatt

06/12 Kiyoshi Nagata

06/12 John O’Connor

06/15 Mark Anderson

06/15 Robert Fox

06/15 Aaron Lightstone

06/15 Kirby Yarbrough

06/16 Joe Stanton

06/17 Laura Cortese

06/17 Jonathan Foster

06/17 Andrew McLaren

06/18 Martha Leader

06/18 Charlie Pilzer

06/19 Skye Petel

06/19 Ernest Troost

06/20 Scott Berwick

06/21 Scott Gerber

06/21 Melinda Pittman

06/22 Lexie Jelilyan

06/23 Jennifer Carrere

06/23 Elizabeth McKenty

06/23 Hannah Naiman

06/23 Dan Schatz

06/23 Cody Walters

06/24 Colleen Kattau

06/25 Natalia Zukerman

06/26 Richard Coombs

06/26 Laura Risk

06/26 George Swanson

06/26 Deidre McCalla

06/27 Leslie Hudson

06/27 Sarah Marchand

06/28 Jamie Bonk

06/28 John Spence

06/28 John Wargo

06/30 Charles Bernhardt

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