|President Mary Eddings:
Hey Bluegrass Friends, Here we are at the Christmas season again. It is such a busy time, but not too busy for visiting with friends and enjoying an evening of music. This is our election month, so pick up a ballot at the table, mark it and take it back to the ladies at the front table. Thank you for being a member and supporting your Habot Club. By the time this newsletter comes out, Jim Downs will have had vocal cord surgery. He can’t talk for a while, so he won’t be at the club this month. We will miss him a lot. All of us on the board wish him a fast and speedy recovery. We would be lost without him. We love you, Jim!!!! We have had an issue at the club with youth and some behavior. We want kids to come and be exposed to the music, even if they say they don’t like it. They might take something away that would benefit them later in life. Please keep an eye on anyone under 14 years old and maybe the use of ipads and phones. WE WANT EVERYONE TO HAVE A GOOD TIME while at the club. Thank you for your help and understanding. You are the best group of people in the world. It is always a pleasure to see your beautiful, smiling faces. Every one of you plays a part in this club. If you know of a band that would like to perform on our stage, please call me or let me know, we would love to have them. I wish you and your family a VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS, with lots of PEACE AND LOVE. See you on the 16th. Love, Mary
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H eart of America Bluegrass and Old-Time Music is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation and enjoyment of bluegrass and old-time acoustic music. HABOT is one of the largest gathering of acoustic musicians north of the river. The club meets every 3rd Friday during the months of October through April. We take time off in the summer so our family and friends can attend the many great bluegrass shows and festivals around Kansas City, and central United States.
Though our monthly bluegrass shows and jam sessions are free, administrative duties and building space does carry some cost. Many of our friends choose to become a member. At just $7 per year, membership gives you the opportunity to ensure HABOT can provide great entertainment to all, and provides you a monthly newsletter filled with bluegrass information from around the area. HABOT does have a membership board that meets regularly to provide guidance on club activities, control organizational costs, and oversee volunteer support.