Stand by Uptown Bill’s

Stand by Uptown Bill’s

From Mary Vasey

Since 2001 Uptown Bill's is a gathering place that welcomes people of all abilities.

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Update #4

13 days ago

Thanks to all of you wonderful friends of Uptown Bill's We are working on so many projects: inviting more people and groups to visit and use our space, great music, in a safe an comfortable space, and oppotunities for individuals of all ages and abilities to mingle and learn.

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Uptown Bill's is the cousin of Wild Bill’s (in operation since 1978).  Both  nonprofits are named for Bill Sackter. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bill_Sackter  

Your gift of any amount will help support the following:

1.     Meeting space for support and community groups -- more than 383 group meetings in 2017 

2.     A coffee house and bookstore 

3.     Arts and crafts, games, short plays and readings

4.     Open mic performance opportunities

5.     Music venue for local, regional and national artists and groups 

6.     Support for business start-ups

We also need to make some major upgrades in the kitchen and other areas.

Examples of some of our fixed annual expenses:

Rent $24,000; Insurance $4,800; Utilities $3,600; Performing rights fees (ASCAP, BMI, SESAC) $2,160; Phone/Internet $1,560  

 Help us hire a new director. Most of our personnel are volunteers (122 in 2017). But we do need a full time paid excutive director (Our former executive director director for 8 years has left Iowa City for a position elsewhere).  We hope to find someone for $40,000-50-000. 

Give what you can but, certainly not more than you can afford.       .

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Mary Vasey posted a new update:
13 days ago

Update #5

Thanks to all of you wonderful friends of Uptown Bill's We are working on so many projects: inviting more people and groups to visit and use our space, great music, in a safe an comfortable space, and oppotunities for individuals of all ages and abilities to mingle and learn.

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Mary Vasey posted a new update:
24 days ago

Update #4

Lookiing for something to do this evening? Carol Montag, 7:00 at Uptown Bill's? (Saturday, October 20)

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Mary Vasey posted a new update:
26 days ago

Update #3

Our downstairs neighbors, PATV the owners of the building just replaced a very rickety stairway for the back entrance. Beautifull and safe. Don't worry. The front entrance is accessible and includes handicap parking spaces. We are getting close to the end of this campaign. Please pass the word that people can still donate and thank you all.

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Mary Vasey posted a new update:
about 1 month ago

Update #2

The Eastenders, Kathy Maxey, Larry Mossman, and Sue and Guy Drolliger performed last evening before an enthusiastic and appreciative audience. We thank them for sharing thier talent and for their generousity.

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