From Your TKMA Membership Representative
Teodoro Ted Ramirez
Hello to all Tucson Kitchen Musicians Association & Tucson Folk Festival fans, friends and especially current and past TKMA members.
I am your new TKMA board member and would like introduce myself in order to help serve you and TKMA better. As a new board member, I looked around to find an area where I may best help. After looking into various committees, I felt I might be able to help grow our membership. Our board, led by President Diane Perry, gave me a green light to look into ways to increase and enhance the association’s membership.
I started by making a few phone calls to friends and supporters. Many calls gave me positive feedback, and I am happy to say people are actively thinking about joining in 2017. The really good news is, the Tucson Folk Festival is thriving – it has high attendance and people are happy to have the Folk Festival in Tucson. But, as in every volunteer association, there are areas that need attention and increasing our membership numbers is one area where I will apply my focus.
My first attempt at membership building comes in the form of a new membership feature or benefit. Starting in February we will offer to all TKMA members a monthly folk music listening-and-concert-style performance opportunity. The idea is to provide a place for TKMA members to gather, network, strengthen friendships and enjoy the music of fellow TKMA members. This gathering will be exclusively for new and existing TKMA members and its supporters, and will be held regularly at local art galleries and listening venues.
My goal is to help make TKMA the best it can be and hope you will join me in this effort. This is just the beginning of my membership committee work, and I am sure I will make mistakes, but please know I will do my best to correct them if I can.
If you are a TKMA member and would like to join the membership committee, please let me know, as there are many ways to help and your help, and especially your ideas and advice, will be greatly appreciated.
To become a TKMA Member, CLICK HERE and join us! Memberships start at $30.00 for one year.
If you have any questions or need more information, please email me Ted@TedRamirez.com or call me anytime at 520-981-2240.