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• Victoria Folk Music Society Business

VFMS Business Meetings are scheduled for the FIRST TUESDAY of each month,
Our meetings start at 7:30 P.M., at 3483 Lovat Avenue, Victoria, BC

 

2017 MONTHLY Business Meetings

Next Meeting: Tuesday evening, July 4th, 2017!

• April: …good cookies!

• March: We need to raise our Admission and Membership fees to break even,

so this will happen in May 2017…

• February: cancelled due to snowy/icy roads

• January: details for the AGM; review of our 2016.

 

2016 MONTHLY Business Meetings

• December: details for the AGM; review of Autumn Retreat.

• September: more discussion of the Autumn Retreat;

and sound; and how changed provincial regulations affects our status.

• July: some discussion of the Autumn Retreat:

Friday to Sunday OR Thursday to Sunday?

• June: the Summer events season is upon us.

• May: We will test using a single microphone to enhance the vocals.

• March: We will test using twin microphones to enhance the vocals.

• February: Attendance for January Sundays was excellent.

 

2015 MONTHLY Business Meetings

• December: The Annual General Meeting (7:30pm, Dec. 8th) and review of 2015 stuff.

• November: main focus on VFMS November Retreat.

• October: main focus on VFMS November Retreat.

• August: We are planning the Fifth Annual VFMS Community Picnic for Saturday,

August 15th, 3–7:00 pm at Esquimalt Gorge Park, 1070 Tillicum Road.
Also: the VFMS Autumn Retreat for November 6–8, 2015, at Camp George Pringle, on Shawnigan Lake, BC

• May: The 40th Anniversary Panel Concert was a huge success and one of the best

nights ever!

• April: 40th Anniversary events planning; more discussion about our annual

VFMS Retreat…

• March: will canvas for opinions and options regarding our annual retreat…

• February: some uncertainty about continuing to use Camp George Pringle for our

seasonal retreat…

• January: adding focus for the VFMS’s 40th year of music, people, and community.

 

2014 MONTHLY Business Meetings

• December: VFMS 2014 AGM happened Tuesday, Dec. 2nd, 2014, 7:30pm

immediately prior to our monthly (December) Business Meeting.

• November: busy continues, the WLA took too many dozens of hours from our volunteer.

• October: lots of stuff happening, folks are busy! …concerts…the Retreat:

VFMS Folk Retreat (Nov. 7-9). Cost: $125.

• September: Planning and organizing VFMS Folk Retreat (Nov. 7-9). Cost: TBA.

at Camp George Pringle, Shawnigan Lake, B.C.

• August: (Saturday, 9th) VFMS Third Annual Community Picnic (Time: 3-7pm)

Esquimalt Gorge Park, 1070 Tillicum Road, Victoria, BC
Bring instruments, songs, a potluck contribution, chairs, drinks, plates, cutlery, sunscreen.
The potluck feast will begin at 5:00 pm.

• May: We are partnering with The Western Literature Association (WLA) to produce a
Connie Kaldor concert with their Victoria-based conference in November 2014.

• April: We will have a 2014 VFMS November Folk Retreat!

 

2013 MONTHLY Business Meetings

• December 29: Seasonal Potluck and Dance

• December: our December Business Meeting started with our AGM.

The VFMS Annual General Meeting: December 4th, 2013.

• November 26: Retreat Review Business Meeting
• November: our November business meeting on October 30th, 2013

covering VFMS Folk Retreat details (Nov. 8–10, 2013)

• October: Planning and organizing VFMS Folk Retreat like crazy!

Cost: $120.

• September: Planning and organizing VFMS Folk Retreat (Nov. 8–10). Cost: TBA.

at Camp George Pringle, Shawnigan Lake, B.C.

• August: NO Business Meeting in August 2013!

• August: (Saturday, 10th) VFMS Third Annual Community Picnic (Time: 3-7pm)
Esquimalt Gorge Park, 1070 Tillicum Road, Victoria, BC
Bring instruments, songs, a potluck contribution, chairs, drinks, plates, cutlery, sunscreen.
The potluck feast will begin at 5:00 pm.

• May: We are joining with Deep Cove Folk and Sooke Folk Club to bring
Stringband to Victoria on Thursday July 18 at 7:30 pm, $25 General Admission.

 

2012 MONTHLY Business Meetings

• December 30: Seasonal Potluck and Dance

• December: VFMS Annual General Meeting (7:30pm, Dec. 5th)

• November: VFMS Autumn Folk Retreat (Nov. 9–11) 60 happy attendees!

• September: Planning and organizing VFMS Folk Retreat (Nov. 9–11). Cost: $110 each

at Camp George Pringle, Shawnigan Lake, B.C.

• August: VFMS Second Annual Community Picnic (Time: 3-7pm)
Esquimalt Gorge Park, 1070 Tillicum Road, Victoria, BC
Bring instruments, songs, a potluck contribution, chairs, drinks, plates, cutlery, sunscreen.
The potluck feast will begin at 5:00 pm.
Also: volunteers for our VFMS booth at the FolkWest Festival

• July: acquire new (second) banner and more T-shirts, support for the FolkWest Festival,
November Retreat; NO Business Meeting in August . . .

• May: We are looking at some support for FolkWest 2012 . . .

• February: We are looking at a rent increase . . .
 

2011 MONTHLY Business Meetings

• December: VFMS Annual General Meeting (7:30pm, Dec. 7th)

• December 18: Seasonal Potluck and Dance

• Christmas Day Dec. 25 and New Year's Day: VFMS closed

• November: VFMS Folk Retreat (Nov. 11–13). Cost: $110 each

at Camp George Pringle, Shawnigan Lake, B.C.

• August: FolkWest VFMS booth and stage sponsor

• August: VFMS T-shirts!

• August: Folk Jam and Picnic
 

2010 VFMS Discussion Meetings

In response to the positive feedback that we received at our very successful VFMS Discussion Meeting held on February 28, 2010, we ran additional meetings the successive 3 months to cover specific issues raised by the VFMS Survey in more depth.

The meetings were held at Norway House from 5:00–7:00PM (prior to our normal weekly show) and used the same Potluck and Discussion format as our first meeting.

Thanks to all for attending and providing us with your input on how to improve VFMS. And thanks also for bringing your lovely Potluck dishes to share with the other participants!
 

Apr. 25 Theme: Attendance May 30 Theme: Finances Jun. 27 Theme: Format
Topics discussed: Topics discussed: Topics discussed:
• Attendance Generation • Reducing our Costs • Scheduling/Format
• Promotional Activities • Membership & Door Prices • Audibility/Amplification
  • Fund Raising Ideas • Ambience

 

Thanks for your support,
the VFMS Discussion Meeting Working Group


VFMS Survey Results Summary

Click to see our 2010 VFMS Survey Results Summary (PDF)

 

Annual VFMS General Meetings

Victoria Folk Music Society
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
at Norway House, 1110 Hillside Avenue,
Sunday, January 15, 2017, 4:30PM
followed by a POTLUCK!

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