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GMM results – New Wage Scales approved!

Thank you to the many members who took time to attend local 33’s latest General membership meeting! A lively and illuminating discussion regarding our wage scales took place.  Some parts of the superseded wage scales in local 33 have not been updated in over six years! While the resulting document did not completely fulfill everyone’s ideals, it was nonetheless unanimously approved! In the opinion of the EB, this represents a significant step forward.  Many different perspectives were shared by members over complimentary food drink. Everyone present contributed to a deeper understanding of the challenges we face in our profession and region. The new document is being emailed to the membership and can be found – along with the meeting minutes – on the members page of this local33.afm website.

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IMPORTANT VOTE!! GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING – February 6!

Much needed wage scale and bylaws changes are on the agenda for a crucial vote at our next General Membership Meeting. According to Article XIII, Section 2, of our current bylaws, these changes require a quorum of the membership to attend and vote for them to be binding and to take effect. Your President and EB have put vital effort into preparation of these wage scale changes, resulting in much improvement. However, we cannot pass them without YOU – THE UNION!  Your attendance, and involvement in this issue is very much needed!

To summarize, the changes would:

  1. Update our wage scales, and . . .
  2. Align the Local 33 newsletter publishing requirements to that of the AFM National Bylaws.
The meeting will take place Monday February 6, 2017 at the Tucson Symphony Center Jones Room at 7:00 pm.
 
The official resolution and related documents were attached to an email titled, “Bylaws and Wagescale Amendment Resolution” which was sent to members on Jan 13. For your reference, both the Local 33 Bylaws and the AFM National Bylaws can be found on the Members Only Page of this website. If you need assistance viewing either document, please contact local33afm@gmail.com.
Please join us to vote on this important matter!
In Solidarity,
The Executive Board
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NEW Special Projects Grants are Available! Members Apply Now!

Dear TFM Members:

Your Executive Board (EB) is pleased to announce another application period of our Special Projects Grant.  We have allocated a total budget of $2000 for the year (roughly $500 per quarter) for this fund.  Those monies will be awarded accordingly to qualifying projects at the discretion of your EB.  The purpose of this initiative is to help members defray the costs of professional activities including, but not limited to:  a recording project, performance, or participation in a professional conference.

To apply, you may respond to this email with your application.  Applications can be found at local33afm.org.  Under the Members Page section, click the SPG Application link.  Fill in the required information with as much detail as you can provide.  The deadline for submissions will be

Friday, March 31, 2017 at 11:59 MST.

All involved in the project and benefiting from the funding must be AFM members.

Special consideration will be given to:

  •  larger projects which involve more AFM members
  •  projects which directly benefit the Tucson community
  •  projects that increase the visibility and presence of TFM in the community

As with any grant, funds will be awarded to the best applications in each quarter.  This may mean certain projects will not receive funding in one quarter, though such an application could qualify and be granted monies in another quarter.  We will do our best to give feedback to you and encourage re-application accordingly.

Applicants will be notified of final decisions by Friday April 14, 2017.  If awarded, you will be expected to submit a brief report on the use of the funds within 30 days of the completion of the project.  Please include a brief summary, estimate of attendance, as well as any feedback you received.  Please also include a final budget (especially if it varies at all from your projected budget) and copies of any promotional materials that clearly identify AFM Local 33 Special Projects Grant as a funding source.

Good luck!

In Solidarity,

The TFM Executive Board

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TFM’S “SPG” GRANT WINNERS AWARDED $$ FOR THEIR PROJECTS!

Trombonist Mike Becker received money to run his Becker Low Brass Boot Camp, which is an in depth instructional program he has designed for young brass players.  This year, he took the boot camp to Chicago as well as Tucson. img_1849 img_1844

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bassoonist Jessica Campbell and Local 6 member Cindy Behmer formed the Kontra-Cor Duo which received an SPG grant. They performed works by local composers Jay Vosk and Chris Black at the International Double Reed Society conference in Columbus, GA on June 30.  The duo commissioned the works, and the pieces represent a new genre of music:  doubling double reeds!  (For example:  Bassoon/Oboe, Bassoon/English Horn, Contrabassoon/Oboe, Contrabassoon/English Horn)

screenshot_20160715-092010 download_20160701_183233The SPG is an ongoing initiative of Local #33 which raises the profile of Tucson musicians who are TFM members. It empowers their creativity, and benefits our community.  Money is available for a wide variety of uses in keeping with the vision of the SPG project. If you are a TFM member and are interested in proposing a project, you can find the application on the members page, or you can contact a Local #33 officer!

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TFM GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING Monday, October 3rd at 7PM!

Hello TFM Members (& non-members)!
Please plan to attend our upcoming General Membership Meeting! At this meeting we will be building on what we learned in the Wage Scale discussion we had last spring as we move to a new set of Wage Scales that work better for our needs.  This is in addition to other topics and business important to TFM – and you. If you have items that you think should be part of the meeting agenda, please email: Local33AFM@gmail.com

Do you have a friend who should be a part of this discussion who might not be a union member? Bring them along! This is an open meeting.

Refreshments provided as always. We look forward to hearing your voice.

Monday October 3, 2016
Tucson Symphony Center Jones Room
7 pm

In Solidarity,
The TFM Executive Board

 

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