THE FRIENDS OF WAKEFIELD JAZZ
The creation of this new organisation is an important step in maintaining the reputation of Wakefield Jazz as one of Britain’s premier jazz venues and ensuring that the club continues to thrive. Having an active group of supporters, who are closely involved in the running of the club, will be a great help to the small team of volunteers who form the current steering group. Having an identifiable group of supporters will also help the club in its efforts to attract grants and other forms of sponsorship.
We have also recently launched our Wakefield Jazz Subscription Scheme (details are currently being revised).
AGM – Next meeting, to which you will all be invited, will be held on Wednesday 18th October 2017, at 7:00 pm, in Wakefield Sports Club Conference Room.
The “Friends” will:
• Act as an advisory group
• Be a source of new members for the steering group
• Be a source of volunteers to assist in the running of the club
• Raise funds and sponsor gigs
• Act as ambassadors for Wakefield Jazz
• Enjoy a range of benefits and social activities
One priority is for us all to work together to increase the number of people who come along on a Friday night. (Another ten people per night on average would make a big difference!)
There will be opportunities for the “Friends” to meet together to receive reports on the club’s progress (including an annual report on finances) and to provide feedback to the steering group. These meetings would also enable the “Friends” to set their own priorities and identify new projects and activities.
It is recognised that not everyone will be able or want to attend meetings and those who prefer to contribute in other ways will be encouraged to do so. There will be regular newsletters to keep everyone up to date with what’s happening. It is not intended at this stage to have a membership fee.
You can become a “Friend” by completing a registration form. This is available below, or you can collect one at the door the next time you come to a gig.
Friends info – Contact Peter Elliott on 01924 253202
Completed forms can be emailed to the above address, left at the door on a Friday, or posted to: Wakefield Jazz, Wakefield Sports Club, Eastmoor Road, Wakefield WF1 3RR.
The Friends produce about 3 newsletters a year. You can access any of the newsletters by selecting from the links below:
Piano Tuning by John Tordoff
Phone John on 01924 274815 or mobile: 07775 916209