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State-of-the-Society Meeting

Lovely Lane Church

Wednesday - March 15th, 2017 - 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM

It is time once again for the Annual State-of-the-Society meeting of the Baltimore Folk Music Society. All members are invited to join us to hear about the past year's activities, and plans for the future. The evening's agenda will include a report from our President, Brenna Hogan; a report from our Treasurer, Tom Bryson; and a proposed slate of BFMS Board candidates from our Nominating Committee. After that, the floor will be open for additional nominations, and board members will be available to answer questions about BFMS events and operations.

Officer Elections
Per our bylaws, one candidate for each Officer position is proposed by a nominating committee comprised of BFMS members appointed by the President. These nominees will be presented to the membership at the Annual Meeting, and a call for additional nominations will be held. Officers-elect shall take office at the June Board Meeting.

Report of the Nominating Committee
This year's nominating committee was chaired by Quintin Aspin. The proposed slate of Officers submitted by the nominating committee is as follows:
  • President - Brenna Hogan
  • Vice President - Quintin Aspin
  • Secretary - Joyce Duffy-Bilanow
  • Treasurer - Tom Bryson
  • Webmaster - Michael Loidice
  • Membership Chair - Sara Glik
  • American Dance Chair - Brooks Goodweaver
  • English Dance Chair - Sharon McKinley
  • Special Events Chair - Diane Friedman
  • Electronic Content Manager - Julia Hammid
  • Publicity Chair - Vivien Wise
  • Member-at-Large - Carl Friedman
  • Member-at-Large - John Sauer
  • Member-at-Large - OPEN
Additional Nominations
Additional nominations may also be made from the floor during the Annual Meeting, provided that the consent of the nominee has been obtained. If there is no more than one candidate for an office, the nominee shall be deemed elected at the Annual Meeting. In the event of one or more contested election, paper or electronic ballots shall be used and tellers appointed to tally the results. All nominees shall be members in good standing of BFMS.
Board members serve a 13 month term from June 2017 to June 2018. The duties of each position are described in the bylaws (http://www.bfms.org/pdf/bylaws/BFMS_By-Laws_2013.pdf). If you have any questions about the positions or if you want to volunteer or suggest someone else for a position, please contact the Nominating Committee (nominations at bfms.org). Members may also make nominations at the meeting.
As an added enticement to attend this meeting, all BFMS members who attend the meeting will get into the evening dance FREE. That's right -- FREE!
You must arrive by 7:15 pm to take advantage of this once-a-year offer, however!
The gate committee will have a membership list to check for active members. Membership expired? It's the perfect time to renew! Get immediate savings as you come in and dance for FREE!

Schedule for the Evening

7:00 PM - State-of-the-Society Meeting
BFMS Members arrive before 7:15 PM to get into the evening dance Free
8:00 PM - 10:30 PM Evening Contra Dance!
Please see the Wednesday Dance page for information on the dance.
Location: Lovely Lane United Methodist Church - 2200 St. Paul Street, Baltimore, MD 21218

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