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NEWSLETTERS 2011

Tickets for May 14, 2011

March is Women's Month

The third month of the year is here. Whew! 2011 is off to a running start. Where does the time go? What progress have we made since January 1? Well, we're still distributing our compilation CD with 10 fabulous female composers, the culmination of four years of Women in Jazz South Florida, Inc., since March 2007. This, I feel, is commendable and I'm really anticipating the second project with more music from women composers - Volume II!

Our concentration is on May 14, when Rick DellaRatta will perform a benefit concert for our organization at ArtServe. The VIP list is full and regular-priced tickets go on sale, now, for $35. We would like to have two shows. This depends on how many tickets are sold by April 30, at which time we'll decide to have one or two shows at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. The proceeds from our CD and ticket sales will go towards our tour.

Heidi Richards, one of our members publishes an online magazine and will feature our 10 fabulous composers in the April edition. She's offering our members the opportunity to advertise in her magazine and part of the proceeds of your ad will be donated to WIJSF. www.WEMagazineforWomen.com

On the NEWS tip, there's a snafu in the payment from Miami Beach Cultural Division for Community Musicwomen in January 2011. We've been assured this will be resolved in an expedient manner. However, considering that I just received payment from a grant project in New York, last March 2010, yes that would be 11 months and 25 days, later, I got paid, I have my concerns about the payment from Miami Beach. 

Also, in the news, 1900 teachers (not just music and art teachers) but all the teachers in Providence, RI, received pink slips last week. My reaction was, "Hmmmm, what would happen if that spread across the nation? Children would be sent home to their parents and schools would close down." I would love to know what your thoughts are on that matter.

Watch your email for notice of the next meeting, when fliers for our May 14 Jazz For Peace fundraiser will be distributed.

www.wijsf.org  |   WHO WE ARE   |  All Newsletters

We have 133 members: 59 musicians
6 students, 24 men.

Thanks to our board members for their continued support, especially our Treasurer who helped with our taxes.

FREE MEMBERSHIP

(Deadline: March 31, 2011)

To get $50 membership FREE for one year, email the names of your friends who buy CD - divajc47@yahoo.com

The best way is to get a review from your friend and email it to Joan. When 5 friends have done this, your is FREE membership for 2011. Buy the cd for $16 at www.wijsf.com/JazzComp1.htm or download for $10 at cdbaby.com

WIN TICKETS TO EVENTS IN BROWARD

Joan Cartwright + Jazz Hotline

JAZZ UNDER THE STARS
Ilene Lieberman Botanical Gardens
3801 Inverrary Blvd., Lauderhill, FL

South Florida Jazz Summit

SATURDAY, APRIL 16, 2011

The Jazz Industry Comes Together
Committed to Empowering Jazz!

SFJS will benefit JAZZONIAN educational cultural arts initiatives. Join us for all-day Summit
Saturday, April 16 , 2011
ArtServe in Fort  Lauderdale, FL

 SATURDAY, MAY 14, 2011

Fundraiser with Rick DellaRatta
to benefit WIJSF, INC.


1350 E. Sunrise Blvd.
Fort Lauderdale, FL

Get your tickets, today.

SATURDAY, MAY 14, 2011

Fundraiser with Rick DellaRatta
to benefit WIJSF, INC.


1350 E. Sunrise Blvd.
Fort Lauderdale, FL

Get your V.I.P. Tickets, today.

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.

The SEAS Grant office of Broward Schools requested that we do a $5,000 program for just $2,000. I'm declining because the project involves having two musicians score four to six original compositions for big band that would be performed by Parkway Middle Jazz Band and Vocal Ensemble. It is evident that the SEAS committee is unaware of the cost of having 32+ charts done for just ONE song. The grant from Miami Beach was reduced from $5,000 to $4,000. Then, we were invited to perform for FREE for a two-hour audition at the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood Airport with the promise that, if they like us, they will pay a band of three or more $250. I'm convinced that the world has gone mad, when it comes to the value people place on the service musicians render. The only answer I can think of is, "NO!"

We continue to work on raising funds for air fare and hotel for our EuroTour for Peace in June-July 2011. We're offering a great opportunity to one or more corporate underwriters, looking for visibility in Europe for their business. We will take a banner with us with our logo and the logos of our underwriters who provide us with a tax-deductible contribution of $10k-$100,000 for travel expense funding.

HOW UNDERWRITERS CAN BENEFIT:

Every time we are on stage, radio, television or reviewed in a newspaper, our underwriters will be mentioned and the banner will be displayed. A corporation could not purchase international advertisement of this grandeur for less than the sponsorship we are seeking.

The return on this investment cannot be determined, since the publicity needs of corporations interested in underwriting this venture are not known at this time. However, this should be considered a huge opportunity for any corporation looking to get their branding into international business circles.

EUROTOUR FOR PEACE June 23-July 23, 2011:

  1. Rome, Italy with a delegation of municipal officers from the City of Lauderhill that is twinning with Fiuggi, Italy.

  2. Montreux, Switzerland, where we will visit the Montreux Music Festival

  3. Copenhagen, Denmark

  4. Stockholm, Sweden

  5. Cardiff, Wales

  6. Belfast, Ireland

Our goal is to perform original music in each of these cities with the expectation of being paid for each concert in order to build up our touring fund for future tours.

Please ask investors interested in supporting women's music on this international tour to contact me, immediately. The artists slated to travel with us are on our MISSION page.

We look forward to identifying the corporations that will take advantage of this great opportunity to expose their products and/or services to the international community through our EuroTour 2011.

Thank you,

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

LENORE RAPHAEL
APRIL 13 - Steinway Gallery

4104 Ponce de Leon Drive
Coral Gables, Florida 33146
305-774-9878

Joan Cartwright, Executive Director
Women in Jazz South Florida, Inc.
2801 S. Oakland Forest Drive #103, Oakland Park, FL 33309
954-740-3398

SPECIAL OFFER TO WIJSF MEMBERS

SUPPORT WIJSF by advertising in WE Magazine for Women that is gathering content for the Spring 2011 Issue. This issue WE Theme is I Got the Music in Me - with a special emphasis on Women in Jazz. In this issue WE are featuring 10 amazing Women in Jazz from around the globe including the Founder, Joan Cartwright! In addition WE have articles for our Health, Wealth, Communication, Business and Career, Entertaining and Technology Channels. And we have several new Advertisers. The reason for this message is we have a special offer for anyone who is looking to showcase their products in our Spring 2011 issue. 

In fact, if you are a supporter of Women in Jazz and would like to help the organization, Women in Jazz will receive 50% of the cost of the ad (which by the way is already discounted 50% for this special issue). That means if you place a full-page ad the investment to you is $99 and Women in Jazz will receive $49.50. WE Magazine for Women is honored to help Women in Jazz raise much needed funds for their 2011 initiatives and this is a perfect way to do so. Please read on for more information:

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And finally all our past issues are archived on our website so your ad can be viewed many times over the next few years. Ads are offered on a first come basis as we have only a limited number of full, half and quarter page ads left.

We are running a "special" price for this issue. Ad rates are as follows:

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If you are interested in any of these advertising options, send a message to heidi@wemagazineforwomen.com with "Women in Jazz Spring Ad Opportunity" in the subject line. WE will send you an invoice and the ad specs in a reply email.  Deadline for submission of ads is March 15, 2010.

Wishing you a lifetime of music and then some,

Heidi Richards Mooney, Author, Social Media Muse
Publisher, WE Magazine for Women www.WEMagazineforWomen.com 

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