Dear Broward Folk Club Community:
As you know, we were struggling to find a host for our September Song Swap. At the same time, our membership year is coming to a close and we were getting ready to contact everyone to rejoin. So… we decided to combine these two events and THROW A PARTY for the folk community… and YOU are invited! (Details below)
You may be wondering if you are a current member of the BFC or not. The answer is NO! Effective September 30th, ALL memberships expire!!! Now is the time to renew! (Some of you were confused about dates or forgot to renew your membership last year. Please come out, join the party, and support us this year.) Membership DOES have its rewards. Some of the events being planned for this year will offer discounts for BFC members. This party is FREE to all renewing members. (If you choose not to join, that’s okay… all are welcome to celebrate with us. There will be a $5 fee for non-members to help defray the costs of the event.) Info on renewing (or joining BFC for the first time) is at the bottom.
Mark your calendars and read on….
WHAT: Broward Folk Club Annual Membership Drive / Event / Party
WHERE: T-Y (Topeekeegee Yugnee) Park – Shelter #7, 3300 N. Park Road, Hollywood, FL – 954-357-8811
DIRECTIONS: From I- 95: Head west on Sheridan Street. Go north (right) on North Park Road. The park’s entrance will be on the right (east) side.
TIME: 1:00 PM until Sunset (or until the mosquitoes get us)
COST: FREE to Members (must either have joined/renewed in advance or must do so at the event). $5.00 for Non-Members (to help defray event costs) (NOTE: Park charges $1.50 gate admission fee per person, children 5 & under free)
FACILITIES: BEAUTIFUL facilities with something for everyone:
- Secluded covered Pavilion surrounded by huge trees (PLENTY of shade!)
- Large green field adjacent to Shelter #7 (bring baseballs/Frisbees)
- Lush walking path
- Volleyball court directly adjacent to Pavilion (yes, somebody can bring a volleyball)
- Nearby bicycle concession (“bicycles built for 4” for rent)
- At least 9 picnic tables
- Sheltered grill with large cement serving table
- Playground within walking distance
- Tennis courts
- Lagoon with beach (park charges $5 for beach access)
- And of course… there will be MUSIC MUSIC MUSIC
FOOD: BFC will provide hot dogs and hamburgers, paper goods, and drinks. If you want something other than dogs or burgers, bring it along and “Chef Neil” will throw it on the grill and cook it to perfection.
BRING: Last name A thru M, please bring a salad or side dish to share. Last name N thru Z, please bring a dessert to share. Bring blankets or chairs to sit on for the music. And of course… guitars… mandolins… banjos… harmonicas… fiddles… and voices!
MEMBERSHIP: $20 per year for Single Membership; $25 per year for Family Membership (2 adults living in the same household, plus children under 18) (Feeling generous? Options to become a Supporting or Sponsoring Member are available)
Renew in advance online (Paypal or Credit Card) at: http://www.browardfolkclub.com/Join.htm
Fill out a membership form and bring it with you to the event, along with your cash or check. (Form available here: http://www.browardfolkclub.com/MEMBERSHIP%20FORM%202012.pdf)
Membership Forms will also be available at the event.
Hope to see you there!