January 03, 2021
To: Blues Society of Western New York Members
From: Jeff Stromberg, President BSWNY
As you are all aware, this has been a challenging year and I hope you have been able to keep well and
safe during this unprecedented time. During the majority of this year, the BSWNY Board of Directors
has been focused on several objectives: helping our music and Blues community where we can,
continuing to forward our mission of “keeping the Blues alive” in a responsible manner and
maintaining financial stability absent our normal means of generating revenue.
While there is much more we would have liked to accomplish, there is also much to be thankful for.
We have hosted a number of well received on line events and were even able to have a small socially
distant outdoor event over the summer. Our membership has remained strong and we are humbled by
the support we have received from you, our members. We truly could not do this without you.
We have had to “pause” the majority of our programs and events, however, we our ready, when the
time comes, to hit the play button once again. As many of you have noticed, we were unable to have
our annual membership meeting this year and have postponed our Board of Directors elections. This
letter is to serve as notice to you, our members, of our current board vacancies and important dates in
our upcoming Board of Directors election process.
We currently have four (4) vacancies for the 2021 year. If you or someone you know is interested in
becoming a member of our Board of Directors, please email question or send a letter of interest to our
Election committee chair, Jordan Hirsch at email@example.com. We will be accepting candidates
until January 25, 2021. Depending on the number of candidates received, we will either announce the
new Board of Directors on February 01, 2021 along with our Officers or be announcing an election that
will take place via email.
Again, health and safety is the greatest concern during this time. On behalf of the Board of Directors,
we look forward to when the time does come for us to, once again, get together for the Blues. We also
hope you will consider the rewarding experience of being a member of our Board of Directors.