Ramblings -January 2022
By Anni Piper
It’s been an eventful month for the CBA, to say the least. The board approved the return of the new and improved “Blues Notes” coming soon to a store or venue near you. We have a bunch of CDs in the mailbox that our team can’t wait to review!
The International Blues Challenge 2022 has been rescheduled for May 6-9. Congratulations to our winning act, Sugar Roots.
The board voted to grant the honorary title of “President Emeritus” to Greg Johnson for his many years of service to the CBA.
A concerted effort was made to organize the first Black History Month event for the CBA. Ultimately the board voted to postpone as we didn’t feel we had the lead time to make it a success. We hope to organize a Juneteenth event for 2022 provided we can get enough volunteers to help us out.
It was exciting to see so many members at the Jan. 25 meeting! Remember, our meetings are open to the public and we welcome your attendance and participation. This month we received resignations from board members Randy Murphy, Bradford Bleidt, Marie Walters and Nolan Johnson. We thank them for their time on the board and their individual contributions. What this means, unfortunately, is that the activities of the CBA will be curtailed somewhat until we can fill our vacant board positions. We would love to see some of our members step up to help out. It does not have to be a time-consuming task, all we ask is that you attend monthly board meetings and occasionally volunteer at our events. Please reach out if you love the blues and can spare a few hours each month.