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Finance Committee Nominations Now Open!

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Nominations are now open! The Executive Board announced at the Feb 16, 2016 meeting they are seeking further nominations to round out the new Finance Committee recommended by President Acosta.

We are seeking members who have a background in investments, finances, and related fields.  Members of the Finance Committee will work with the Board and Trustees on developing Investment Guidelines and Policies and Procedures for monies relating to the pending sale of the Vine Street property.

If you are interested in serving, or would like to nominate a member, contact President Acosta at john.acosta@promusic47.org or 323.993.3181.

Members vote YES in the ‘Time Is Now’ Referendum – President’s Report (Feb 2016)

John Acosta

Local 47 President John Acosta wrote the following “Time Is Now” referendum update in his February Overture Online column:

“I am happy to report that our referendum has qualified with over 3,200 Ballots cast! Not only did the referendum qualify, 80% of those ballots cast said ‘yes,’ in an overwhelming majority vote in favor of selling and relocating. What an exciting time for our Union! Continue reading

Election Board declares referendum passes

A Message from AFM Local 47
Dear Members,

The Election Board declares that the majority of members voted “Yes” in favor of the question:

“Shall the officers of the Musicians’ Club of Los Angeles (the “Club”) be authorized to sell the Club’s real property – located at 817 Vine Street, Hollywood CA 90038 – for not less than Twenty Two Million Dollars ($22,000,000.00) to the successful highest bidder?”

Yes: 2,581

No: 669

The “Yes” votes received exceeds the 50%-plus-1 requirement for the sale to be approved. The Titled Officers, Executive Board and Building Committee will keep the membership informed and report on next steps for the process of selling the Vine Street property and moving headquarters.

Thank you to all who participated and voted in this referendum.

– Local 47 Election Board

AFM Local 47 / Musicians’ Club of Los Angeles
817 Vine Street
Hollywood, CA 90038

SAVE THE DATE! Special Meeting October 5


Informational meeting to discuss Upcoming Mail Referendum

By now members will have received the “Time Is Now” Special Edition Overture announcing the upcoming mail-in referendum. (Missed it? Find it in the Members Section by logging in to your account at afm47.org or visit TimeIsNow47.org.)

Please plan to attend the Special Meeting on Monday, Oct. 5, at 7:30 p.m. in the Serena Kay & Earl Williams Auditorium. This important informational meeting will offer an opportunity to learn more about the referendum and to have any questions answered. Continue reading