As a nonprofit organization, the NCBS is run by a board of directors elected by the membership. The 2012-13 board members are:

  • Nancie Barker
  • Bruce Bellocchio
  • Eric Burman
  • Bruce Edmundson
  • Penny Godlis
  • Michael Hall
  • Brenda Hough
  • Pan Logan
  • Mike Russell

The original Board of Directors of the Santa Cruz Bluegrass Society (circa 1983) which was taken at the Santa Cruz Yacht Harbor beach. From left to right: Walt Bamber, Kim Elking, Vance Townsend, “Bruddah” Glenn Christensen (co-founder), Karen Quick (co-founder), Bill Parker, Dick Clark, and Earle White. This was back in the days when order was kept at board meetings with battery-operated ray-guns.

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Candidate Statements For NCBS Board Elections Due By June 1, 2014

The annual election for the Northern California Bluegrass Society Board Of Directors will be held at the Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival at Bolado Park in Tres Pinos on Saturday, August 9, 2014, 10:00am-5:00pm, and by mail.

Candidate Statements are due to  (Linda Descoteaux) lindadakota (at) gmail (dot) com, editor of Bluegrass By The Bay magazine, by June 1, 2014, for publication in the July-August issue.

Statements are limited to 100 words and submission of a picture is optional. Information: (559) 222-1468.

NCBS Board Elects Officers For 2013-2014

bglogoThe Northern California Bluegrass Society Board Of Directors has elected officers for 2013-2014.

The new president is Elicia Burton of Boulder Creek. She is a longtime board member who has served as treasurer and Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival Committee member. She is a teacher and a fiddler who leads the band Elicia & The Fun Guys and is a member of Heathen Hill and the Brookdale Bluegrass Band. She makes the plaques for the Northern California Bluegrass Awards.

The other officers were re-elected: Mike Russell of San Mateo, Vice-President; Bruce Bellochio of Brookdale, Secretary, and Bruce Edmundson of Mountain View, Treasurer.

Members Elect New NCBS Board Of Directors To Serve In 2013-2014

Brenda Hough, Bruce Bellochio, Penny Godlis, Elicia Burton, Bruce Edmundson, Mike Russell, Michael Hall, & Pan Logan at the GOF.

Brenda Hough, Bruce Bellochio, Penny Godlis, Elicia Burton, Bruce Edmundson, Mike Russell, Michael Hall, & Pan Logan at the GOF (photo: Dick Estel).

The Members of the Northern California Bluegrass Society elected the 2013-2014 NCBS Board of Directors on Saturday, August 10, 2013 at the Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival.

Eric Burman was at the microphone introducing the new board when the above group shot was made.

Eric Burman was at the microphone introducing the new board when the above group shot was made.

The New Board: Bruce Bellochio of Brookdale, Eric Burman of Bonny Doon, Elicia Burton of Boulder Creek, Bruce Edmundson of Mountain View, Penny Godlis of Santa Cruz, Michael Hall of Redwood City, Brenda Hough of San Jose, Pan Logan of Redwood City, and Mike Russell of San Mateo.

The new board is experienced, as all have extensive prior board service. The BOD will elect the officers of the Society and manage the Society’s work promoting bluegrass for the next year.

Thanks to Bluegrass By The Bay Co-Editor Nancie Barker of Morgan Hill, who retired from the board this year after four years of service.

Thanks to Nancie Barker for her service on the NCBS Board!

Thanks to Nancie Barker for her service on the NCBS Board.

NCBS Board Of Directors Election Set For August 10, 2013

The annual election for members of the Northern California Bluegrass Society Board Of Directors is set for Saturday, August 10, 2013, 10:00am-5:00pm at the Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival, Bolado Park, Tres Pinos, and by mail. The ballot and candidate statements will be published in the July-August issue of Bluegrass By The Bay magazine.

The following have submitted candidate statements and will appear on the ballot: Bruce Bellochio, Eric Burman, Elicia Burton, Bruce Edmundson, Penny Godlis, Michael Hall, Brenda Hough, Pan Logan, and Mike Russell.

Two Day Reminder: NCBS Board Candidate Statements Due June 1

Two-Day Reminder: Candidate Statements for the 2013-14 Northern California Bluegrass Society Board Of Directors Election are due on Saturday, June 1, 2013.