We need your continued support. Please pay your current dues!

We have 150 members: 68 musicians,
8 students, 26 men. Welcome our newest members: Jackie Rodriguez, Caryn Danzy and Susan Warmington.

Thanks to our board members for their continued support.

Refer your friends for membership? Simply suggest that they support women musicians!

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UPCOMING EVENTS


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South Florida Jazz Summit

Where is Rick DellaRatta, now?

WEATHER

Thunder and lightening erupted in Florida in July, while temperatures soared to over 105 in northeastern states.

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NEWSLETTERS 2011


She's moving to Miami in August!

MEMBER SPOTLIGHT

Amanda Sedgwick in concert in Sweden with Freddie Redd

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Mimi J in concert
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We plan a monthly charity event to help the local shelters. Our fans, family, and friends bring clothes, shoes, toys, coats, blankets, etc to our event and we distribute the items to the local shelters. We have scheduled our next CAUSTIC ENT Monthly Charity Event

WEDNESDAY, JULY 20, 2011 @ JAMAICA FLAVA
2440 Wesley Chapel Ed, Decatur, GA

Sponsorship helps local shelters and promotes your events, company and agenda. For  info about CAUSTIC ENT MONTHLY FEED THE HUNGRY AWARENESS EVENTS contact Mimi Johnson - causticent@gmail.com

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WHO ARE YOU?

  • ATTENTION ALL MUSICIANS!!!
  • GOT HEALTH INSURANCE?
  • GOT A PENSION?

Melody Cole says, "Join the American Federation of Musicians and start your retirement account, today! In only five years you will be vested in a fund that pays out the highest return in the land." Read these pages from the Musician's Union Handbook

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Need more info? Email Melody

 

NEWSLETTERS 2011

Coming in 2012 - www.saaff.net

August is Romance Awareness Month and who can deny that the first element of any romantic moment is Music?

ANNOUNCING OUR NEW BOARD MEMBERS

As of August 1, 2011, WIJSF welcome our new Board of Directors:

  • Amanda Sedgwick, President
  • Joseph Mustipher, Vice President
  • Mimi Johnson, Secretary
  • Vanessa M. Lowe, Treasurer

We extend a hearty "THANK YOU" to our 2010-2011 Board Members:

  • Dr. Anita Davis-Defoe, President
  • Lydia Harris, Vice President
  • Sherry Rudolph, Secretary

President, Amanda Sedgwick, just returned to Stockholm, Sweden, after a 5-week gig on board the Allure of the Seas of Royal Caribbean.

Mimi Johnson, Secretary, lives in Atlanta, GA, where she performs and produces a monthly charity event to help local shelters.

Vanessa Lowe continues to serve as Treasurer for another year, thank you, thank you, thank you!

Joseph Mustipher, Vice President, has been very supportive of WIJSF for the past year. He hopes to bring new contacts and funding to the organization.


Joan Cartwright laughs with Ruby Burke and Ed Umoja Herman
Founders of Sisters in Harmony

The highlight of July was our participation in the Sisters in Harmony Book Expo July 22-24, 2011, in Coconut Grove, Miami. Friday night was an evening of "Moving in Harmony" and Jus' Cynthia, who just returned from a 4-month stint in Bangkok, joined Diva JC for a momentous rendition of the Blues, accompanied by Jamila Sahar on keyboard.


Ruby Burke and Jamila Sahar

The Sisters in Harmony weekend was enhanced by the Venus Rising Dance Troupe

UPCOMING EVENTS


To join this cruise contact: M. Naylor @ cruise@blacksover40.org
See details at http://www.blacksover40.org/cruise.html

Thanks to Marika Guyton of AboutU4U, Inc. for organizing our cruise.


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GOOD NEWS FOR WOMEN IN JAZZ!

THE AMERICAN FEDERATION OF MUSICIANS - PENSION PLAN

It's our joy to share the gift of music with others. However, we may overlook the need to care for ourselves or feel inadequate in this activity because we donít have ďregularĒ jobs. Maybe we have no idea where to begin. What Iím referring to is a pension for our retirement years. Few musicians have a 401K package and that is even unreliable, in todayís financial environment.

The American Federation of Musicians offers an opportunity with a retirement and pension package that is in the top 1% in the country. With contributions of up to 15% of their earnings, musicians get vested in only five (5) years!

Learn about the American Federation of Musicians (AFM) - Local 655 online at www.afm655.com and explore this great opportunity. Women live longer and we must prepare for our later years, in a deliberate manner.

I just reinstated my membership. A representative of Local AFM 655 will meet with us to share the benefits of membership. Letís take advantage this, now! Iím on the 5-year plan! ~ Melody Cole - 954-829-6009 - melocole1@aol.com

South Florida Musicians Association - Local 655
American Federation of Musicians
404 SE 15 Street (Rear)
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
Phone: 954-527-4458 in Broward or 888-655-gigs
Fax: 954-467-1011
Office: info@afm655.org
Executive Board: board@afm655.org
Office Hours: Monday and Wednesday 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Friday by appointment

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WHAT WE DO: [See HERSTORY and JAZZWOMEN DIRECTORY]

Besides increasing our membership of musicians and supporters, we continue to submit grant applications for performance funding. In January, we presented COMMUNITY MUSICWOMEN at four senior centers in Miami Beach, through a grant from Miami Beach Gala Grants.

"Keep your dream close to your heart!" ~ Diva JC

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Women in Jazz South Florida, Inc.
2801 S. Oakland Forest Drive #103, Oakland Park, FL 33309
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