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The object of the Union shall be, without discrimination, to unite all professional musicians for the purpose of elevating and bettering their economic status, social position and professional advancement. Further, it shall endeavor to promote, support, and develop audiences for the enjoyment and appreciation of performances by professional musicians.

Announcements & News:

211 info: 
Dial 211 (or visit their website) for free information about 3,000 agencies providing over 50,000 programs to people [in various degrees of need] throughout Oregon and Southwest Washington.

IS YOUR BOW CONTRABAND?
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Sweeping new federal restrictions may have far reaching and negative implications for those who travel abroad with musical instruments containing African elephant ivory and other protected species. The restrictions prohibit the ‘import or export’ of African elephant ivory into or out of the United States.  

Any person traveling into or out of the United States with a musical instrument that contains ivory is subject to increased border scrutiny and enforcement.

The AFM is working with the federal government, members of Congress and other national partners to address this new threat to musicians’ ability to travel unimpeded.  

Here’s information about instrument passports. Bottom line: if you travel internationally with your instrument and/or bow that contains contraband materials like African Ivory, you may reach your destination and find that it’s been quietly confiscated.  You may also face fines.


GENERAL MEETINGS

Local 99 General Meeting
Monday, June 26, 2017, 5:45 pm – Food, 6:30 pm – meeting

Local 99 Rehearsal Hall

Rub elbows – nosh – discuss – vote

The purpose of this meeting is to review, discuss and vote on changes brought to the membership by the 2017 Price List Committee.

LOCAL 99 WORKSHOP SERIES

Look for details for our next workshop, coming soon!!