Volunteers & Donations Needed


Volunteers

Regular Committees

These activities often need volunteers on a regular basis:

Newsletter--typing Type articles and email them to our newsletter editor.

Newsletter--mailing Learn how to do 1st class bulk mailings! Exciting! Well, the conversation at the monthly mailings can be exciting, anyway.

Page Layout-- Design & update flyers for BFMS special events, forms for regular business.

Printing-- Take flyers to printers, deliver finished items to committees.

Publicity-- Prepare press releases for mailing, distribute flyers & membership forms, help maintain press list.

Membership-- Prepare mailings of membership cards and renewal notices.

Baltimore Folk Festival-- Jobs too numerous to mention here!

Sound Reinforcement-- Set up and operate sound system at events, tear down & pack away at end.

Summer Concerts-- Transport equipment, help with setup and site security.

Special Events-- Special publicity, set up, clean up, etc.

Other-- Use your imagination. What other special skills do you have that the Society could use?

Contact: volunteerCoordinator at bfms.org - for more information.


Donations

Donations to the Baltimore Folk Music Society are 100% tax-deductible.

Make your donation securely with a credit card through PayPal.

Cash

Of course, cash donations are always welcome, and are 100% tax-deductible. BFMS is a non-profit, educational organization listed with the IRS as a 501-C-3 tax-exempt corporation. Make checks payable to "BFMS" or "Baltimore Folk Music Society" and mail to:

Baltimore Folk Music Society

P.O. Box 7134 Waverly Station

Baltimore, MD 21218-0134

U.S.A.

Enclose a note if you want a receipt (other than your cancelled check).

Our operations are very efficient. Donations, grants, and membership dues pay only about 40% of the cost of running the Society; the rest is made up in volunteer power and in-kind services. So, each dollar donated provides about $2.50 worth of services to support Baltimore area traditional music and dance.



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The Baltimore Folk Music Society is funded by an operating grant from the Maryland State Arts Council, an agency dedicated to cultivating a vibrant cultural community where the arts thrive.

Coming up:

See our Events page for a complete listing of events and details.

October 20 2014 
English Country Dance
Sharon McKinley calls to Becky Ross (violin), Marty Taylor (winds, concertina), and Mark Vidor (accordion)
 
October 22 2014 
FreeFall Baltimore
As part of FreeFall Baltimore, this is the 2nd of two free contra dances being held by the Baltimore Folk Music Society, thanks to a generous grant by the FreeFall folks. Everyone dances for FREE - members, non-members, students, everyone!
 
October 22 2014 
Square/Contra Dance
FreeFall Baltimore! Susan Taylor calls to the Gigmeisters. All dancers admitted FREE! New dancer orientation at 7:30 pm.
 
October 26 2014 
Fourth at Four
Storytelling at Towson Unitarian Universalist Church
 
October 27 2014 
English Country Dance
Halloween party: come dressed as your favorite English dance, and our callers will try to guess your dance and call it!

Bring refreshments to share at the break

Diane Schmit and Rich Galloway call to Emily Aubrey (violin), David Crandall (flute, sax), and Jonathan Jensen (piano, etc.)
 
October 29 2014 
Square/Contra Dance
Vicki Herndon calls to the Treble Makers.
 
October 30 2014 (Member Sponsored) 
BFMS Open Sing
7:30-9:30 PM, in the back room at the Wharf Rat in Fells Point
 
November 08 2014 
Family Dance
Band: Contra Rebels with Todd Clewell (fiddle), Barb Schmid (fiddle) and Henry Koretzky (guitar)

Caller: Kim Forry