Updates from FAR-West – Just For You (Monday, March 22nd, 2021)

Topics in this post: Lockdown Lemonade #22 / Submission Request Lockdown Lemonade / Important Election Update / FAR-West Teaches / Submission Request for Positive Jukebox

JUST PUBLISHED! Monday, March 22nd
Lockdown Lemonade #22-
My Year of Living Virtually by Gary Stockdale
https://far-west.org/lockdown-lemonade-22-by-gary-stockdale/ 

You can read all Previous Lockdown Lemonade posts

Shoutout to the music community! Let us hear from you! Lockdown Lemonade has been honored to be posting stories of survival, tips for getting through these challenging times and ALL kinds of ways to make lemonade out of the lemons we’ve been handed during the pandemic. We are always on the look out for more material to share with the community.

Type up your thoughts & feelings, share some laughs you’ve had, some tears you’ve shed, but most of all, let your community know how YOU’VE learned to make your very special brand of lemonade.

Submissions should be 300 words and will be posted based on approval from the Lockdown Lemonade Committee, who might also do a little editing and/or tweaking to help your work to look its best. For guidelines, questions and other submission details, please contact Julie Zipperer at juliez@far-west.org or Marlynn Block at marlynn@far-west.org.

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IMPORTANT: FAR-West Board Elections 2021 

Important note for the 2021 Board elections: Ballots for the FAR-West board elections will be sent from Folk Alliance International to current members of FAI in our region tomorrow, Tuesday, March 23rd. This past Saturday (3/20) FAI sent reminders to everyone in the FAR-West Region whose membership has expired. If your membership in FAI has expired or been suspended, you will not receive a ballot. If you live in the FAR-West Region and would like to join Folk Alliance or renew your membership, please click here: https://folk.org/join/ ASAP so you can vote in the election starting tomorrow.

Incumbents Susie Glaze and Julie Zipperer plus New Candidates Arielle Silver and Karen Sullivan are on the 2021 FAR-West Board election slate. Click here to read bio’s, election statements, and FAR-West Board Guidelines: https://far-west.org/far-west-board-of-directors-election-slate-for-2021/ 

Voting will open on Tuesday, March 23rd (FAI will execute elections on the region’s behalf) and continue until April 20th. Election results will be announced on May 1st. 

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FAR-West Teaches 

Polishing Your Live Streaming Act:
A Music Performance Master Class
with Vicki Green, Performing Artist Coach
Thursday, March 25, 2 till 3:30 PM PST
Press Releasehttps://bit.ly/3efaRnA
Zoom registration: https://bit.ly/3jkXORU
or go direct to the FAR-West YouTube channel:
https://www.youtube.com/user/farwestconference

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A Request for Positive Music and Stories
We have been adding positive songs and stories to our jukebox since late last year and we want to include you too! The Positive Jukebox is on-going! So if you don’t already have a song or story there, here are the instructions on what to send and where:
https://far-west.org/positive-jukebox/
Listen to the entire current playlist here:
https://www.reverbnation.com/farwest/songs
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