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2015 NIBA Officers & Board of Directors

· President:           Tom Gerber     (815-312-3964)


· Vice President:    Kim Kraemer    (312-730-7469)


· Treasurer:           Cindy Kline      (224-569-6210)                     

· Secretary:           Mary Krasko    (815-879-2414)                


Board Members

Jim Berkland            630-479-6610

Bill Fulton                818-673-8694

Joyce Kraemer

Rich Krasko             815-879-2414 

Ray Ward                 815-732-4641




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Blue Island Beer Company Jam


Steve Haberichter on how to

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Dates to Remember:


Apr 29  : NIBA Scholarship Jam, Earl Township Office


Jun 3 : NIBA Bluegrass Festival, Lyon Farm


Jun 15  : NIBA Scholarship Submissions Due


Jun 17  : Mendota Railroad Xing Days


Sept 17 : NIBA Picnic, Illini State Park


Dec 2    : NIBA Christmas Party, Harding Community Center




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BIO of the Greats

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Last Streator Jam of Season















Text Box: A Note from your Pres

    Hi everyone. It is a beautiful day today. They are getting better as we go along each week. Soon we will be having our jams and festivals outside. 

    Hopefully we will have a good year for this. By the time you read this we will have had our scholarship jam. Thank you for your continued support. 

    Be sure to get those requests in so that we can process them. We sure would like to help the young folks out. Be sure to check out the jams and festivals coming up that are listed further on in the paper.

    Also, if possible get your paper by e-mail. It saves us money and you get it several days ahead of snail mail. You can always print it if you want a hard copy, plus it takes up no room to store it.

    Know anyone who is just beginning to jam?  We would be glad to include them in our jams. Just introduce yourself and start playing along. We are always happy to have new jammers, both advanced and beginners. (Don’t make me look too bad!)  What is necessary? – be sure to tune and be happy. 

    Well, that is about it for today. Keep up the good work. If you know of friends that enjoy bluegrass music be sure to bring them to the jams. Advise them how easy it is to sign up and all of the benefits. See the flier further on in the paper.

Good Pickin’ !!
Tom , President, NIBA



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