January 2022 Overture Online: Happy New Year!

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Inside This Issue: 

‘West Side Story’ 2021

A New Take on a Modern Classic

Member Spotlight: Joni Mitchell

Acclaimed Singer/Songwriter Receives Kennedy Center Honors

Save the Date: Monday, Jan. 24

Join us for our Next General Membership Meeting, Special Election to Fill Vacancy for Vice President, and Musicians’ Club Annual Meeting

and more!

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General Membership Meeting & Musicians’ Club of L.A. Annual Meeting: Jan. 24, 2022


This meeting will take place in-person at the following location:
Luther Burbank Middle School Auditorium
3700 Jeffries Ave. Burbank CA 91505

Masks required per LA County Public Health Department

On the Agenda (subject to change):
– Presentation of 50 Year Pins
– Special Election to Fill Vacancy for Vice President
– Officer Reports
– Old and New Business

Open to all AFM Local 47 members in good standing.

Please review our meeting policies here.

Note: RSVP is encouraged, but not required, to attend the meeting. Your RSVP will assist us in preparing the meeting room setup.



Immediately following Membership Meeting

All members of AFM Local 47 are members of the Musicians’ Club of Los Angeles. Nine (9) members are needed to constitute a quorum for regular or special meetings of the Musicians’ Club.

Bylaws of AFM Local 47 and the Musicians’ Club of Los Angeles may be viewed in the members section of our website. Print copies are available by request from the Secretary’s Office: 323.993.3159

December 2021 Overture Online: A Season of Miracles

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A Season of Miracles

This holiday season we reflect upon more than a year and a half of unprecedented challenges, and a newfound hope

Next General Membership Meeting

Monday, Jan. 24, 2022, 7:30 p.m. – Special Election to Fill Vacancy for Vice President, Musicians’ Club of L.A. Annual Meeting

Congratulations 2022 GRAMMY Nominees!

Check out our list and musical playlist of this year’s AFM 47-made GRAMMY noms

and more!

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Vice President Announces Resignation; Interim VP to Take Office

AFM Local 47 Vice President Rick Baptist has submitted his resignation to the Executive Board, effective November 26, 2021. We thank Rick for his many years of service, and wish him well in his future endeavors.

Per the Local 47 bylaws, the Executive Board has selected an Interim Vice President to serve until a special election to fill the vacancy takes place at our next General Membership Meeting on January 24, 2022. We welcome Trustee Bonnie Janofsky, who has served on the Executive Board for 19 years, and thank her for stepping up at this time to serve AFM Local 47 and the membership in this new capacity. 

2021 Resolution Vote Results

At the AFM Local 47 General Membership Meeting held via Zoom on October 25, 2021, a quorum was reached. A resolution to amend the bylaws to permanently allow electronic meetings was presented and discussed, as well as an amendment to that resolution.

Due to COVID-19 safety regulations, Local 47 is currently conducting all business electronically, including voting. Therefore, with the approval of the AFM and the Local 47 Election Board, we conducted this vote via Election Buddy, a secure electronic balloting system. Of the 62 attendees at the General Membership Meeting, 37 chose to participate in the voting process. 

Resolution #1 passed with yes 32, no 4, abstention 1.

Amendment to Resolution #1 passed with yes 31, no 5, abstention 1.

– Paul Sternhagen, Election Board Chairperson

The full text of the Resolution and Amendment may be found in the members-only section of our website on the “Scales and Documents” page.