Life Member. Trombone
7/4/1936 – 7/15/2019
by Jack Redmond
Slyde was one of my dearest friends for more than 60 years.
We both came to town in 1958, and met on a recording session that year. The other trombone was Ray Sikora, from Canada, and the three of us became fast friends that day. Dick (he wasn’t known as Slyde ’til later) came up with the idea that none of us would accept a gig unless the other two were on it. That pact lasted about a week, until one of us got a call. Continue reading
Life Member. Saxophone
9/11/1921 – 7/6/2019
Tom “Tippy” Morgan passed peacefully on July 6, 2019 at the Ventura Cal-Vet home. Born in 1921 in St. Paul, Minnesota, he was the youngest of five boys born to John Herbert Morgan and Ida Ludell (Phillips) Morgan and discovered an early love of music. He fondly recalled teenage jam sessions at the Minneapolis home of the Pettiford family where he learned how to swing alongside future jazz legend Oscar Pettiford. Continue reading
Life Member. Piano
8/22/1937 – 7/21/2019
Dr. Michael Zearott, a longtime resident of Clarkston, WA, with a world-spanning career in the arts, died at his home after a long illness on July 21, 2019. He was 81. Continue reading
Inside This Issue:
- Member Spotlight
P. Blake Cooper elected to Local 47 Executive Board
- Pension Update
Butch Lewis Act Passes Through House; Local 47 Board Sends Letter to Trustees
- ‘Playin’ Around’
Enter to perform in our Member Showcase concert series
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We honor the memory of the following members whose deaths were reported between June 16 – July 15, 2019: Continue reading
2020 PARTICIPANT ELIGIBILITY LEVELS
Commencing with the January 1, 2020, coverage year, the minimum initial eligibility threshold to qualify for enrollment in medical plans sponsored by the Professional Musicians, Local 47 and Employers’ Health & Welfare Fund (the “Fund”) will be reduced to $700 in Employer contributions. Thus, effective with the current Qualifying Period — October 2, 2018 through October 3, 2019 — the amount of Employer contributions necessary for eligibility at the Fund’s “C Level” of coverage/benefits shall be $700 (including any available permissible carry-forwards from the 2017/2018 Qualifying Year). Continue reading
Updated medical and dental documents, along with a new Employee Enrollment/Change form, from French Cormany Insurance are now available in the Members section at afm47.org.
On the Agenda (subject to change):
* Presentation of 50-Year Pins
* Officer Reports
* Old and New Business
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