Please take your time and visit all the
pages...musicians, there are opportunities
for you to get lots of publicity with
online websites like PureVolume.com and
YouTube- I hope you take advantage of
them -- Good Luck!
I'm in the process of trying to become part of the human race again. Losing Eric was devastating for me and I really didn't think I would want to get back into the real world again. But, you know what? I do.
I am making an effort to carry out all the plans we intended to do together, and that includes keeping the NECMC happy & healthy and eventually resurrecting the band Durango Mango that he loved so.
Stay Well, my friends,
See Ya at the Next Sunday Country Lunch Jamboree!
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The NECMC is proud to be co-sponsors with WCCA TV 13
Worcester, MA- For more information click here and visit this Public Access Cable TV site!
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NEXT MEETING - (Nomination of officers)
MONDAY MAY 6, 2013
Other places of interest for you when the NECMC isn’t having a Jamboree- check ‘em out!.
Massachusetts Country Music Awards Association- http://www.mcmaa.net/ Don Joseph, President
Country Music Association of RI- PRESIDENT - Frank ( Butch) Keenan 996-9276 e-mail: email@example.com
Rhode Island Country Horizons, Inc. President Wayne Carlow 401-647-5975
Indian Ranch- http://www.indianranch.com/ (508) 943-3871 VERY IMPORTANT NOTE TO ALL MEMBERS—Please do not bring beverages into the club-
The VFW prefers you buy your beverages in the hall, please don’t go into the bar for your beverages- that area is for bar patrons only. THANKS!
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Club Goal: To promote local country talent, invoke new interest in our club and support Uxbridge and the surrounding areas’ community projects.
Note: written suggestions can be submitted at jamborees for members who can’t attend meetings to express their view and ideas, members must sign suggestions so they may be contacted for any questions. ALL MEMBERS ARE INVITED AND ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND MEETINGS WITH YOUR IDEAS AND VIEWS. It is at our monthly meetings where planning starts and decisions are made- Please Join Us!!!
If you have a topic for discussion pertaining to the NECMC to be included in next month’s agenda –
(you may have to copy and paste this address into your mail server) ... yet ANOTHER slight problem with this new system.
PUBLIC ACCESS TV CABLE STATION WCCA- TV 13 & WOON Radio 1240 INFORM
THE PUBLIC OF OUR NECMC SCHEDULE!
BANDS! There is also a feature on WCCA TV 13 called BAND EDGE! You can get studio time to
feature your band on cable TV! Call 508-755-1880 x 11 ask for Mauro and tell ‘em you are an NECMC band or artist!
All meetings held at 7:00 PM in VFW #1385 HALL- route 16, Uxbridge, Massachusetts
Please contact Mary Lou Strom with all news of illness or loss in our NECMC family 508-756-6466
Please keep our NECMC folks in your thoughts and prayers- Click on Rose to go to the Chaplain's page
~Very Important- Very Important- Very Important~
All NECMC card holding members are invited and encouraged to attend.
Come share your thoughts and ideas!
FOOD PANTRY DONATIONS AND APPRECIATION PRIZE PACKAGE DRAWING-
There is a collection box in the foyer of the VFW hall for the “People First Food Pantry.”
Bring non-perishable items such as boxed or canned food or paper goods for the folks who are less fortunate in the Uxbridge community AND each time you bring something your name will be entered in a “PRIZE PACKAGE” drawing a $30.00 value donated by vice president Ken Landry! You need not be present to win.
Your food pantry donation will help other people and you could win a prize package just for donating!
SOMETHING NEW...and NOW—If you donate cash to the People First Food Pantry- you will be entered into the drawing as well. Marcel Legere brought to our attention that some folks may forget to bring food donations to the club, but if we had a collection can in the foyer we could turn over whatever we collect to the Food Pantry to buy items they need—
NEXT DRAWING MAY 26 - NECMC 45th Anniversary
IF YOU HAVE A CD YOU WOULD LIKE TO DONATE AS PART OF THE PRIZE PACKAGE- PLEASE CALL KEN!
"NEW" CLICK ON STAR TO SEE
AND WHAT YOUR CLUB HAS BEEN DOING!
More pictures will be added
(NOT UPDATED RECENTLY)
It’s time to give you another phone number where I can be reached!
Frequently someone will call with a question on a Sunday morning or afternoon pertaining to the jamboree scheduled for that day. This number
207-277-3277 is my home phone, but you won’t catch me at that number on a Jamboree day unless you call before 4:30 AM (occasionally I do leave on a Sunday morning) but usually have traveled to southern New England by Saturday night. It’s a very long drive and we do prefer to leave the day before a jamboree—at this point I will say how much I appreciate offers to put me up overnight in your homes.
With that being said- you will probably say – “then how do we get in touch with you on jamboree days. CELL PHONE- it’s a little miracle. Of course, if I'm home and you try to call the cell you most likely will not get through- small town, no signal towers around, cell phones just don’t work. But, on the road or at Pam’s or Kenny’s you can reach me at this number:
Home: 207-277-3277Cell: 207-270-3332
PLEASE OPEN THE DOOR TO THE HALL CAREFULLY!
As you know, the door to the function hall does not have a window. Someone was entering the building at the same time someone was leaving. When the door was pushed open with a little too much force it accidentally slammed into the person entering which resulted in a wrist injury-.
The entire board was unopposed for this nomination period. While we all appreciate your faith in us, we do encourage our members to run for positions in which the feel they could be beneficial to this club.
This is it, folks same as before—please be thinking of running for office next time. Thanks.
Vice President:Ken Landry 1st Trustee: Lee Pimentel 2nd Trustee: Richard Demrest 3rd Trustee: Dottie Leighton 1st Alternate Trustee: Jean Vosburgh
2nd Alternate Trustee: Deb Legere’
Sergeant At Arms- Patrick Warren Cheever
Alternate Sergeant At Arms- Donna Heywood
The loss of a loving pet is difficult, especially when they have been part of the family for many years.
Anyone who has ever loved and lost a pet can relate to the extreme sadness felt. To those of you who have experienced this sorrow- we wish you peace knowing while they were with you, you gave them the best and happiest life possible-
God Bless. If you would like to leave a memorial for your pet- Durango Mango’s website has a page to do so. It also has the option to leave a memorial for departed friends and family- go here http://www.durangomango.com/MusicRoom7.html
Donating to the Food Pantry could get you some "new tunes!"
New England Country Music Club
You may order "take out" but PLEASE clean up after yourselves. Thanks.
PLEASE DO NOT BRING IN YOUR OWN BEVERAGES INCLUDING COFFEE
Coffee is available at the bar.
As of APRIL 7, 2013 all Jamborees LUNCHES WILL NOT BE SERVED.
In the event that we hold a special jamboree with
food we will list that in a newsletter.
Jamboree Guest Performers
There is a change in the "guest list" sign up sheets- Individual performers who entertain at regular jamborees with the house band will be allowed 10 minutes on stage. If you have short songs you may squeeze in 3, otherwise please be respectful of the host band and only utilize 10 minutes of their set.
Full bands are given a 30 minute set- No CDs and tracks are allowed at NECMC Jamborees. Singers must sing with a live band. (host band or their own)
Special functions may have a different structure, but the norm is as written above.
MEETING HIGHLIGHTS (March)
On behalf of the NECMC Executive Board, we look forward to another year of bringing you the best bands and the best value for country music venues – Thank you for being part of the NECMC!
Stay Well my friends,
Chairman Patrick Cheever proposed guidelines for choosing Hall Of Fame recipients and suggested a couple of changes. Pat read his outline and proposal at the June 4th meeting. His ideas were discussed briefly and an undisputed vote to accept said proposal followed. I have the entire guidelines saved in my computer for anyone who would like to read them but I will capsulize his document here.
“These are the areas we look at when considering a candidate for inclusion in the Hall of Fame at NECMC.
The purpose is to recognize and honor a deserving NECMC member who has served well in the NECMC. Service can include, but not be limited to being part of the Executive Board member, or a Club member and any contributions made to NECMC.
The purpose is to recognize and honor a worthy NECMC member for his/her outstanding feats, such as outstanding work to helping the club at various Jamborees or promoting the ideas or the image of the NECMC.
These are the Awards themselves when we would give them out and the purpose they fall under.
(Eric Phillips Award) - purposed this would be given at the annual Christmas Party.
Musician - can be an individual singer or performer or can be a whole band. This individual or band must have contributed either in the donation of time. Or they were consistent in bringing in new members to the club. Has exemplified what we all look for in being a good and loyal member to the NECMC Club.
(Uncle Zeke Award) - purposed this would be given at the Anniversary Party each year.
Individual Contributor - Is an individual that contributes their services they are not a musician or singer. They are from the membership. Special Awards
(Dennis Martin Award) Founder - Is a person with the longest number of years dedicated to the NECMC Club.
These are other the things that we are basically looking at. When we look at a further detail in the selection of an individual or band in being a candidate for Hall of Fame Award at NECMC.”
Submitted by Patrick Warren Cheever
We are beginning to get your recipes so, keep ‘em coming!! But remember, besides recipes I would like candid pictures of members enjoying jamborees but please don’t take pictures of folks who do not wish to have their photos taken—ask for permission first. So! Members send me pictures of you and your friends, short quotes about your club and how you found out about the NECMC – Bands and Individual entertainers! Please send me pictures and short bios along with contact numbers and website addresses for promotion. Thanks!
Of course your zany “King Of Limericks” Tom (there once was a man from the Cape, who recorded club meetings on tape....) He doubles as the NECMC secretary has submitted a couple of light-hearted “Liquid Recipes”
1. Buy a gallon of whole milk. Pour out one cup, or two if you like, and then re-fill the gallon jug to the top with Kahlua. Shake well, stick in a long straw and drink. Call a taxi.
2. Buy a huge chocolate frappe. Drink some down, then re-fill to the top with peppermint Schnapps. Drink it all, then call the same taxi guy that drove you home last time.
I have an even easier one, Tom....
3. Buy a half gallon of Jack Daniel’s Green Label (NH Liquor Store) Chill in refrigerator, open cap, insert straw.
Don’t leave your house, save the cab fare!!!
So come on folks, send us what’s on your mind, in your glass, on your stove, in your oven, etc and be part of NECMC history!
NECMC WHAT'S COOKIN' BOOK
MEMBERSHIP DUES INFORMATION HERE!
If your card expiration date is December 31, 2012, renewal has been extended to January 31, 2013! In order to receive member discounts you must be a current member.
We had a problem with the transition of the club’s account from Bank Of America to Dean Bank. We could not deposit checks made out to the NECMC and could only deposit cash. We now have this issue resolved. This is not your fault so you will remain members in good standing until then end of January. Now we can begin accepting checks again. Sorry for the inconvenience.
Regular membership is $10.00 per person. Members the age of 70 or older who have been NECMC members for 3 years are $5.00 per person.
RAFFLE DRAWINGS POSTPONED.
These two collector’s items donated by Helen Andreason & Cass DiTullio will be on display at jamborees so you can see the quality of these collectibles. We have changed the raffle date so more people will have the opportunity to see these beautiful patriotic pieces and take a chance on winning them. Tickets are on sale and are $1.00 a piece. All proceeds are to enhance the treasury for your club’s projects and expenses. Thank you to those who have purchased tickets and Thank You in advance for your future purchases!
SOME PHOTOS FROM OUR 45TH ANNIVERSARY!
April's meeting was canceled.
NECMC Newsletters: The cost of newsletter production continues to increase as postage and label prices increase. The proposal at this meeting was approved to begin to produce a “Bi-Monthly” newsletter. Each newsletter will contain information for 2 months. This will cut expenses to the NECMC having a positive effect on our treasury and in doing so will help us to continue to operate in the black.
REMEMBER TO SAVE YOUR NEWSLETTERS FOR THE TWO MONTH JAMBOREE LISTINGS!
VERY IMPORTANT TO YOU!!
Per - Town of Uxbridge, NO ONE is allowed to pass through the door that separates the bar from the hall. Anyone who does so will be asked to leave immediately.
Again, this is NOT the VFW OR the NECMC’s rule- this is a TOWN ORDINANCE
2012 Honorary Members and Hall Of Fame Inductees
At the March 4th meeting the members voted unanimously to discontinue the Pot Luck Lunches that accompany our Jamborees. We even took a poll at the Jamboree to get input from folks who couldn’t attend the meeting to vote. From casual attendees to dyed-in-the-wool regulars the consensus was the same... Take our chances on a capacity of under 99 attendees in the hall and give the volunteers who cook and work in the kitchen the opportunity to enjoy their day!
There will be of course, special functions in which we will serve food. That will be brought up later in this letter. For now, we must stress the fact that beginning at our April 7th Jamboree, no buffet will be served. NOW, here is Part II—
It will not be permissible to bring food from home into the club. But, if you can’t eat before you come to the Jamboree, it is permissible to order “Take Out” from the menus that will be provided by local restaurants. Along with that goes this request. If you do order take out, please be responsible to clean up after yourselves. In other words, just please discard any trash in the bins. Beverages still must be purchased at the bar, it is the VFW’s livelihood and they have gone the extra mile for the NECMC time and time again. It is the least we can do for them.
Please remember, these rules dealing with the amount of attendees we can have in the hall without serving food are handed down to us through the town of Uxbridge and we must comply. At each jamboree we do have to know how many people are in the hall. The good news is; it doesn’t look like we will have to turn anyone away because the average jamboree attendance is between 75 to 90 people, and again, there will be food provided for special events so we will not have to worry about surpassing the limit which has been specified.
So, in essence after 3 years of mandatory food service, we can finally return to the format of the last 43 years!
NEW HOURS & PRICES! Doors open at 12:30 PM. Music will begin at 1:00 – 5:00 PM
Donation: NECMC Members: $5.00 Non-Members - $7.00