Member News


By Diana Black

Three must be the co-op's lucky number for the year 1990! Again three new members have joined since the February issue of the Letter. They are Debbie Graf, John Missik and Bill Mackechnie. They have received membership numbers 287-289.

I have talked only briefly with Debbie Graf, as every time I see her something interferes with my finding out more about her. Debbie plays guitar on the Open Stage as many Monday evenings as she can. She played in several coffee houses and bars last year in Columbus, Ohio. She performed alone and as warm-up for the band "Strangely Enough." Debbie plays both guitar and piano, and is writing folk/social-conscious tunes. She is interested in co-writing and performing benefits, etc. for the co-op. Thanks for joining us, Debbie!

While we're welcoming John Missik as a new member to the co-op, he's busy welcoming a new member to his family in Danville! (See announcement in Newsical Notes.) Sorry, John, the co-op does not do night feedings! John has attended Boston & Berkley College of Music and played in the New England area. With his 20 years of performing experience, he recently moved to Danville and is now playing with various groups in the area. John plays mainly the drum set, but also plays keyboard and does vocals. He has an interest in a wide range of musical styles that includes country, R&B, rock 'n' roll, folk and jazz. John would very much like to find other musicians to record demos. He would also love to help put on events for the co-op, and is interested in playing in a band.

I hope to meet you soon at one of our meetings or showcases, John.

If you attended the February showcase, you have already had the pleasure of meeting our newest member of the co-op, Bill Mackechnie. (See Showcase article.) Bill lives in Nicholasville and is a member of the Central Kentucky Songwriters Association. Bill and I have talked only briefly, but after seeing his performance during the showcase I can tell you he is a very talented person.

Look forward to hearing more of your tunes, Bill.

Speaking for L.A.S.C., I would like to say how important we feel each member is to the co-op. If you have any questions, please feel free to call me at (502) 893-0693 and I will be happy to help in any way I can.

Also I would like to mention that anyone interested in joining the L.A.S.C. or just wanting more information about the organization is welcome to call me at the above number and I will be glad to answer any questions and/or forward a membership application.

PLEASE NOTE: I would like to encourage new members to include with their completed application an attached page with information about themselves. Our welcome column is the perfect place "to let yourself be known."


By Diana Black

We would like to start a new monthly column in the Letter to acknowledge those members of the Co-op who renew their membership.

Since the first of the year, the following members have continued their membership:

Steve Russell, Valerie Yeiser, Lisa Gray, Bob Rosenthal, Jerry Burns, Gary Pottinger, Ken Perkins, and Patrick Moore.

Thank you for your continued support!