NCBS Board of Directors
The 2015-2016 Northern California Bluegrass Society Board Of Directors was elected by the membership on Saturday, August 8 at the Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival in Tres Pinos.
Bruce Bellochio (Brookdale), Eric Burman (Bonny Doon), Elicia Burton (Boulder Creek), Bruce Edmundson (Sunnyvale), Mike Fisher (Boulder Creek), Penny Godlis (Santa Cruz), Michael Hall (Redwood City), & Mike Russell (San Mateo) were re-elected.
Alison Steele of Boulder Creek was newly-elected.
Longtime board member Brenda Hough of San Jose retired from the board.
The new board will meet in September to begin planning Society activities for the coming year.
The Northern California Bluegrass Society’s Annual Election for Board of Directors will be held on Saturday, August 8, 2015, 10:00am-5:00pm, during the Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival at the Bolado Park Event Center in Tres Pinos, and by mail. Mailed ballots are due by August 4.
There are nine announced candidates running for nine positions.
The following candidate has announced that she is running as a write-in, and submitted this statement and picture:
You may know me as the banjo player for Sugar by the Pound. I really enjoy the West Coast Bluegrass sound and want to help the bluegrass community by serving on the NCBS Board of Directors. I am a native Virginian and have lived in Santa Cruz for the past 12 years. It would be a joy to help with the Santa Cruz Bluegrass Fair and the Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival along with other Society events and projects. I would appreciate your vote!
CANDIDATES ON BALLOT
These candidates previously submitted candidate statements and are on the ballot that was published with their statements and photos in the July/August issue of Bluegrass By The Bay magazine:
Bruce Bellochio, Eric Burman, Elicia Burton, Bruce Edmundson, Mike Fisher, Penny Godlis, Michael Hall, & Mike Russell.
Here are the late summer official dates & deadlines for the Northern California Bluegrass Society:
11 — NCBS Santa Clara Historic Train Depot Jam.
22 — Discount Advance Ticket deadline for Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival.
4 — Mail-in ballots must be received at PO Box for NCBS election.
6-9 — NCBS Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival.
7 — Nominations open for 2016 Northern California Bluegrass Awards.
8 — NCBS Board of Directors election.
The following candidates have filed statements for the 2015 Northern California Bluegrass Society Board Of Directors Election, set for Saturday, August 8, 10:00am-5:00pm at the Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival and by mail: Bruce Bellochio, Eric Burman, Elicia Burton, Bruce Edmundson, Mike Fisher, Penny Godlis, Michael Hall, & Mike Russell. Candidate statements and ballots will be published in the July issue of Bluegrass By The Bay magazine.
Past NCBS Board of Directors Member Elicia Burton of Boulder Creek has been named to fill the seat left vacant by Pan Logan’s recent move to Colorado. She will serve until the board election in August.