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.


NCBS Board Of Directors Re-Elects Officers For 2017-2018

The Northern California Bluegrass Society Board Of Directors has chosen officers for 2016-2017. The incumbents were all re-elected:

President — Michael Hall (Redwood City)

Vice-President — Mike Russell (San Mateo)

Secretary — Bruce Bellochio (Brookdale)

Treasurer — Bruce Edmundson (Sunnyvale)

NCBS Members Elect 2017-2018 Board Of Directors At Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival

Board of Directors

The members of the Northern California Bluegrass Society elected the 2017-2018 Board Of Directors at the past weekend’s Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival.

New Board Members are Jesse Fichman, AJ Lee and Karen Reyes. Returning Board Members are Bruce Bellochio, Eric Burman, Bruce Edmundson, Mike Fisher, Michael Hall, and Mike Russell.

David Field and Penny Godlis retired from the board, but will continue to be active Society volunteers.

NCBS Board Of Directors Candidates On The Ballot For August 12 Election At The GOF Festival And By Mail

The following candidates have filed to be listed on the ballot for the Saturday, August 12, 2017 Northern California Bluegrass Society 2017-18 Board Of Directors Election to be held 10:00am-5:00pm at the Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival in Tres Pinos and by mail:

Bruce Bellochio

Eric Burman

Bruce Edmundson

Jesse Fichman

Mike Fisher

Michael Hall

AJ Lee

Mike Russell

Karen Van Reyes

Candidate Statements and Ballots will appear in the July-August issue of Bluegrass By The Bay Magazine and additional ballots will be available at the GOF. NCBS Members in good standing will be eligible to vote. Mail-In Ballots must be received by August 8, 2017.

One Day Reminder: NCBS Candidate Statements Are Due On June 1st

One Day Reminder: Candidate Statements for the NCBS elections are due on June 1st.

Three Day Reminder: Candidate Statements For NCBS Board Of Directors Election Due On June 1, 2017

Three Day Reminder: Candidate Statements for the Northern California Bluegrass Society Board Of Directors Election are Due On June 1, 2017.

Candidate Statement & Election Information