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Presidential Musing – October 2020

G’day all,

We are beginning to emerge into the new normal and Blues Music continues in the ACT

The Jam (ticketed) returned this month and by all accounts was a resounding if smaller success. This arrangement will continue until there is further easing of COVID restrictions. Tickets are selling fast for the next three Blues Jams so hop online & purchase them now. Member discount codes available by emailing contact@canberrabluessociety.com.au

Likewise the Jam Workshop continues in the main auditorium at the HGC with record attendances.

Sad, but not unexpected news that Thredbo Blues Festival will not go ahead in January 2021.

But it’s great to see live music events around town are gradually increasing in number.

The Austrian Club are back with Friday Night Live shows, The Basement in Belconnen are running a monthly ‘Blues In The Basement’.

Saturday 9 January is one to pencil in your diary. Bucky’s Big Budweiser Birthday Bash will be a day to remember our friend Bucky, listen to some great music & raise funds for local charity Rise Above Cancer Support Group. More details in next month’s Blues News.

Once again a big thank you to all those who have renewed their membership so far.  Please remind anyone you know who hasn’t done this yet.

The AGM will be held on Sunday 25 October at the HGC and the notice will be out by the time you read this.

Please consider nominating for, or pressing others to nominate for committee positions coming up in the October Annual General Meeting.  The society will not be able to continue if there are not enough office holders. You will need to access nomination forms for this. We are particularly looking for people with computing skills.

Our next Blues Jam coming up on Sunday 18 October will be hosted by KillWater. This Jam will not be able to go overtime as Ash Grunwald has a 2nd show booked at the HGC directly after our Jam. If you haven’t seen Ash before, we highly recommend you catching his show. We would also greatly appreciate a helping hand with Jam pack up on the day.

Steve Hartnett – Acting President CBS

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