We have 147 members: 67 musicians,
8 students, 26 men. Welcome our newest members: Juanita, Sonya Carlton, Solange Bolce, Jacqueline Jackson and Juanita Dixon.

Thanks to our board members for their continued support.

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UPCOMING EVENTS

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We've had LOTS of rain, here in Florida for the past month. We send light and love to all victims of the tornados around the U.S.A. and to the Japanese victims of the earthquake and tsunami.

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NEWSLETTERS 2011

July is National Park and Recreation Month [Source]


Amanda Sedgwick, Mayor Jack Seiler and Joan Cartwright

To celebrate this month of Independence, on Sunday, July 3rd, we're going to Fort Lauderdale's Riverwalk for SunTrust Sunday Jazz Brunch with Amanda Sedgwick, who performed with Jazz Hotline for the 20th Anniversary of this event in June 2010! Amanda is, now, performing in the orchestra on board the Allure of the Seas of Royal Caribbean, a huge ship in the Caribbean for five glorious weeks. She'll be docked at Port Everglades all day on Sunday. Note: Deposit for November Cruise due 8/15


Mayors Tommaso Cittadini (Piglio), Fabrizio Martini (Fiuggi) and Richard Kaplan (Lauderhill)

This correspondence is from Mayor Kaplan regarding the Sister City twinning of Lauderhill and Fiuggi as a result of WIJSF's sisterhood with Donne in Musica

June 25, 2010

Lynn and I met with Mayor Martini over lunch and had a very nice meeting with him. I presented him with the materials from Lauderhill and spoke to him about our programs. There is quite a lot that interested him, particularly the art exchange and possibly the International Business Incubator Program. Tourism is a major industry here, and his biggest exporter and local business is Fiuggi Water. It is very famous and very good. You actually get it from the tap and it is a natural mineral water. It maybe available in the NY area.

He will be speaking with the company to see if they are interested in exploring South Florida. Our program may be a way for them to enter that market.

Fiuggi is a beautiful town, and is a place we would recommend a visit to for a few days for someone coming into this area. We expect to meet with the Mayor tomorrow night for a social engagement and see where it may go. Lynn has taken quite a few pictures which she will be providing to the city, including photos that can be used in the Spotlight.

Thanks for all the help.

Mayor Kaplan

June 26, 2010

Just met with Mayor Martini again, along with a Commissioner, and another Mayor and Commissioners of the adjoining city (Piglio). There was a lot of interest in the Incubator Program and the Enterprise Zone.

We also spoke about sports matters particularly golf. There have a really nice course here, and they are interested in Inverrary's. Don't know where that might go, but there was a lot of talk with a visit being considered to Florida.

Music and art were discussed too.

They are also into tourism, and thought about doing some sort of travel workshop in our area to encourage tour operators to stop in Fiuggi (which is pronounced Fu-jee). Now that would go beyond Lauderhill, but that would be fine. It really is a nice place that Lynn and I would recommend people come to for a variety of things. I'll talk more about that when we return.

I advised that we need to work out as many details that we can before they travel to make their trip worthwhile. I think that each interested party will have to develop their area and work with whoever we can work it out with. So, there was a lot of positive action with a interest in being a Sister City.

I think that the common programs have to be worked out before twining.

Mayor Kaplan

UPCOMING EVENTS

MEMBER SPOTLIGHT

Beverly Lewis is from New York and has lived and performed in Italy for 16 years. This singer, musician, composer, author, actress, director, conductor, who, according to critics in Italy is the New Yorker voice of Jazz, grew up in a musical family, including Joe Henderson tenor sax, has traveled the world to perform. She's  worked with numerous international Jazz artists,  and Italian musicians that comprise the history of post-WW2 music, including her illustrious music director, Antonello Vannucchi, considered the foremost interpreter of Beat in Italy. As director and artist, she produced two musicals:  MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.: A MOVEMENT CALLED FREEDOM, a on the fight against discrimination in the USA, and THE EBONY DIVA, a tribute to the great females of Jazz: Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald and Dinah Washington.

Bev is the BL in BLAV with Antonello Vannucchi, and their new recording Dear Nicola is a salute to recently deceased singer Nicola Arigliano. The duo is embarking on their BLAV BeBop and Electric BLAV Jazz fusion repertoires.

 As we bid Mzuri adieu, relunctantly, since she returned to the NY-NJ area to further her career, the music angels blessed us with another wonderful singer, Juanita, our 147th member, who moved to South Florida from New Jersey in May!


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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

This sponsorship not only helps us to help the local shelters, but also helps to promote your events, company, and/or agenda. For more information about  CAUSTIC ENT MONTHLY FEED THE HUNGRY AWARENESS EVENTS contact Mimi Johnson - causticent@gmail.com 

 

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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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