The May 23rd Cajun Jam session at the West Baton Rouge Museum was attended by about 50 people. The host musician was Sheryl Cormier. We will announce future events as plans develop.
Please see the President’s Message in our May 2021 chapter newsletter posted on this newsletter page.
Our Cajun Jam sessions in March and April at the West Baton Rouge Museum were very well attended and enjoyed by the musicians and audience members alike. We appreciate the enthusiasm of the hosting musicians John Richard & Shannon Lejeune (March 21) and Jesse & Anglyn Brown (April 18). Photos from each event are posted in the drop-down entries under Cajun Jam on the menu bar.
September 23, 2020
Fellow Baton Rouge CFMA Members,
We are now facing a new fiscal year without a published newsletter, in-person meetings, dances, jam sessions or dance troupe activities. The Board of the Baton Rouge Chapter of the CFMA has voted to extend the 2019-2020 memberships until September 30, 2021. We are not requesting dues for the next year and your membership will remain in good standing. You will receive the newsletter when National CFMA resumes mailing. When we have dances you will be admitted at the member’s price.
While we have sufficient monetary reserves to commence dancing when it is safe to do so, I would be negligent if I did not mention that the Chapter continues to have some recurring annual expenses that total around $300. These expenses include the PO Box rental, website hosting fees, annual fee charged by the Louisiana Secretary of State, etc. When we resume dances, we will be required to reinstate our liability policy and pay the annual premium, which is over $1,000. Please consider sending us a voluntary donation of $10 or $20 to help defray these expenses. We would greatly appreciate it. Please know that we plan to dance again.
All current Board members and officers have agreed to serve into the next year until we can again have safe, open meetings again.
The Board wishes to thank everyone for their patience. We hope you stay safe and we hope to see you at a dance sometime in the not too distant future.
Baton Rouge CFMA
Due to the pandemic restrictions imposed on group gatherings, no dances are scheduled. We hope to offer dances later this year and remain attentive to guidelines established by the State of Louisiana and the City of Baton Rouge.
11175 Florida Blvd. (just west of Sherwood Forest)
Baton Rouge, Louisiana. .
Cajun Jam Sessions
A Cajun Jam Session is scheduled for May 23, as noted above. Future sessions will be announced as plans unfold.
CFMA Board Meetings
Board meetings are now conducted via online video chat or in-person preceding a Cajun Jam session. .