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.

November 03 2014 
English Country Dance
Free New Dancer orientation at 7:45

Mike Franch calls to Geud Band of Baltimore
 
November 05 2014 
Square/Contra Dance
Greg Frock calls to the Avant Gardeners: Laura Light (fiddle), Roger Gold (guitar), Loren Oppenheimer (tabla).
 
November 08 2014 
Family Dance
Band: Contra Rebels with Todd Clewell (fiddle), Barb Schmid (fiddle) and Henry Koretzky (guitar)

Caller: Kim Forry
 
November 08 2014 
2nd Saturday Dance
Band: Contra Rebels with Todd Clewell (fiddle), Barb Schmid (fiddle) and Henry Koretzky (guitar)

Caller: Laura Brown
 
November 09 2014 (Member Sponsored) 
Bill Staines House Concert in Catonsville, MD
Sunday, November 9, 2014 3 pm
Longview Cottage House Concerts
127 Longview Drive, 21228

With songs like All God's Critters, The Roseville Fair, Child of Mine, and River to his credit, Bill Staines has twenty-six recordings and has written over three hundred songs. His music is sung at campfires and folk music gatherings, in homes and churches, all around the country. What better way to hear him?

$15 at the door. Reservations necessary. Info: Barbara Svoboda, svob@comcast.net. Please note that this is a Sunday afternoon concert! There might be a potluck afterwards. If that materializes, I will let you know when I send the reminder letter the week of the concert.
 
November 10 2014 
English Country Dance
April Blum calls to Carl Friedman (violin), Robin Wilson (flute, concertina), and Mark Vidor (accordion)
 
November 12 2014 
Square/Contra Dance
JoLaine Jones-Pokorney calls to Deux Francois: Bill Dudley (guitar), Sarah Mitchell (flute, whistle, hammered dulcimer, feet), and Tim Cape (fiddle, percussion). New dancer's workshop at 7:30 pm.
 
November 17 2014 
English Country Dance
Tom Spilsbury calls to Becky Ross (violin), Heather Martley (flute), and Judy Meyers