A great BIG HOWDY to all of my Bluegrass Family and Friends.
It was great seeing some of you all around the picking circles that I have been able to attend. For the jams that I have missed, I will try to get around to you all and if we have not played together before, well, it's only a matter of time before we are going to end up in the same circle. So, we just need to keep trying to attend as many events as we can and I am sure we will run into each other soon.
May has just arrived and our elections are even closer today than they were yesterday. As there are several members of the NFBA board of directors who have served this great association with HONOR, Dedication, and Humility. For some of us, we are becoming very busy in our work careers and will not have the amount of time needed to continue running our association. There are still spots that we have not filled from our last election and like I said, several of the board members are stepping down. This is going to create even more vacancies that we have had in the past. I, for one, will not be running for any positions on the board as I have started a new career and it has me very busy. I strongly encourage you to consider filling a position on next years board of directors. Any organization is only as strong as it's leaders and members.
Now is your chance to step up to "Preserve and Promote Bluegrass Music. This is our mission statement. Without the board of directors the NFBA cannot continue. We have proven that through the COVID-19 pandemic and all of the orders to stay home, we have continued to grow. Our association is stronger today than it was yesterday. With the addition of may of our Bluegrass Hero's who are also members of the NFBA, now's your change to roll up your sleeves and rub elbows with some great people like Rhonda Vincent, Tyler Williams, and the many others who have joined.
Please don't delay, contact a board member and see where you can fill in.
Regardless, upon completion of this election, I am stepping down as the association president. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.
On another note, there are still lots of festivals, jams and other opportunities to get out and support each other. I encourage you all to pick up your instruments or your listening chairs and make your way to a jam circle soon. It will be great music and you will get the opportunity to see some old friends and maybe make some new ones. I hope to see you around the music some where this month.