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Happy New Year!

!!!Update!!!

Here is the list of songs chose by Gene. I’m sure everyone will help Gene and Cory get through the meetings in January without a hitch. The recommended donation is only $5.00 for this meeting and the one on the 26th, and that all the proceeds will go to the venue.

I will surely miss you all but I’ll be back for our February meetings.

Just to make sure there is ample time to prepare we will have our 8 Year Anniversary Meeting Spectacular on the 23rd of February. Don’t miss this meeting! It’s gonna be an awesome gathering with lots of fabulous giveaways and a special guest or two! Woohoo!

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10:00 – Round One

Blue Book

 

Octopus’s Garden – Pg. 268

Return To Sender – Pg. 290

Rockin’ Robin – Pg. 291

Singin’ The Blues – Pg. 306

Spooky – Pg. 309

Summer Wind  – Pg. 325

Teach Your Children – Pg. 343

Teenager In Love – Pg. 344

You Won’t See Me – Pg. 406

No Particular Place To Go – Pg. 265

Leavin’ On A Jet Plane – Pg. 218

Lazy River – Pg. 212

It’s Now Or Never – Pg. 196

I’m Sitting On Top Of The World  – Pg. 183

I’m An Old Cowhand – Pg. 174

I Love How You Love Me – Pg. 158

Fun Fun Fun – Pg. 125

Fever – Pg. 118

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I’m not sure how Gene and Cory will be leading so you’ll just have to show up to see. The previous list of songs may be split up and there may be some quick picks added. Cory might be handling the second half but I’m not sure. I do know that you’ll have fun however they plan the meeting! Have fun!

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10:55 – Break Time

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11:15 – Round Two

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12:00 – Performance Time

Plus for us, won’t you?

You are all getting very good! Keep up the good work. Practice, practice, practice, as they say.

Uke can do it!

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12:25 – We must have exited the church by this time at the latest.

Huge thank you for the help wrapping things up at the end of the meeting.

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Attn:

Let’s all head to the golf course diner. Remember, we need to call in a reservation for the big table during break time!

(Thanks Christine!)

Los Feliz Cafe – (Eat!)

3207 Los Feliz Blvd.

Directions from the church.

Edenhurst Ave. to Los Feliz Blvd. turn left then it’s on the right before the freeway. It’s easier to go to the next street because there is a light to help make the left. Look for the “EAT” sign. Come join in on the great conversations. Sometimes we even break out a few ukuleles.

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Regular Meeting Location:

Christ Church Griffith Park,

Atwater Village

3852 Edenhurst Ave.

Los Angeles, CA 90039-1642

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We ask that all able bodied individuals park on the street as the church’s parking lot is reserved for those who have trouble walking, etc. Thank you so much for your consideration.

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Contact Information;

Club Email – pluckinstrummers.gmail.com

Club Blog Site – http://www.pluckinstrummers.wordpress.com

Facebook –

http://facebook.com/PluckinStrummers/

Meetup –

http://www.meetup.com/The-Pluckin-Strummers-A-Los-Angeles-Ukulele-Club/

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Our last meeting of 2018! That felt like a quick year. This meeting all dues collected go to our fabulous location.

Let’s keep it simple and use book one, the yellow one, and play some Holiday songs and other favorites. If you have a song you want to play please bring 20 copies to pass out which we can share.

We will also discuss the first meeting of January 12th. I won’t be here to attend so maybe one or two of you will volunteer to run the meeting.

We will be having our Anniversary meeting on Jan. 26th. If all goes to plan this meeting will be one not to miss. There will be be many ukulele gear giveaways and a special guest or two performing and teaching workshops. Mark this down on your calendar.

***We will be having our Anniversary meeting on Jan. 26th. If all goes to plan this meeting will be one not to miss. There will be be many ukulele gear giveaways and a special guest or two performing and teaching workshops. Mark this down on your calendar.

***Correction***

My apologies but the 26th is the weekend of NAMM this year so I need to reschedule this anniversary meeting to Feb. 9th.

Sorry for any inconvenience. We will discuss the changes and possible substitute host(s) for the 12th and now the 26th.

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9:00am – Free 45 Minute Group Lesson Session. Bring materials and questions and get your learn on.

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9:45 – Setup Time

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10:00 – Round One

Book One – Yellow

Holiday Songs

Quick Picks

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10:55 – Break Time

Snacks!

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11:15 – Round Two

There will be a selection of our arrangements available. Any song suggestions?

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12:00 – Performance Time

Plus for us, won’t you?

You are all getting very good! Keep up the good work. Practice, practice, practice, as they say.

Uke can do it!

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

12:25 – We must have exited the church by this time at the latest.

Huge thank you for the help wrapping things up at the end of the meeting.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Attn:

Let’s all head to the golf course diner. Remember, we need to call in a reservation for the big table during break time!

(Thanks Christine!)

Los Feliz Cafe – (Eat!)

3207 Los Feliz Blvd.

Directions from the church.

Edenhurst Ave. to Los Feliz Blvd. turn left then it’s on the right before the freeway. It’s easier to go to the next street because there is a light to help make the left. Look for the “EAT” sign. Come join in on the great conversations. Sometimes we even break out a few ukuleles.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Regular Meeting Location:

Christ Church Griffith Park,

Atwater Village

3852 Edenhurst Ave.

Los Angeles, CA 90039-1642

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

We ask that all able bodied individuals park on the street as the church’s parking lot is reserved for those who have trouble walking, etc. Thank you so much for your consideration.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Contact Information;

Club Email – pluckinstrummers.gmail.com

Club Blog Site – http://www.pluckinstrummers.wordpress.com

Facebook –

http://facebook.com/PluckinStrummers/

Meetup –

http://www.meetup.com/The-Pluckin-Strummers-A-Los-Angeles-Ukulele-Club/

Time hasn’t been good to me lately. I apologize for posting so late. I’m going to jump right in now and get this done. Thanks, everyone.

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9:00am – Free 45 Minute Lesson Session

Please have a few questions for me this meeting.

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9:45 – Set Up Time

Tune up, sign in, and get ready for some Pluckin’ and a Strummin’!

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10:00 – Round One

Book 2 – Blue

Fun Strum! Sultans Of Swing

As Tears Go By – Pg. 24

Lookin’ For Love – Pg. 226

Blue Bayou – Pg. 42

Your Mama Don’t Dance – Pg. 410

Time After Time – Pg. 358

You Didn’t Have To Be So Nice – Pg. 402

Easy Quick Pick

Annie’s Song – Pg. 23

You’ve Got A Friend – Pg. 414

A Day In The Life Of A Fool – Pg. 81

Quick Picks – Time Permitting

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10:55 – Break Time

Snacks, coffee, and great conversation. Did you sign up for next weeks snacks. When you sign our guestbook you can sign up to bring snacks with a check in the very left column of our guestbook. When you bring snacks you don’t pay dues! Two snack volunteers per meeting please.

Thank you so much for bringing snacks. Y’all are awesome!

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11:15 – Round Two

There will be a selection of our arrangements available. Any song suggestions?

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

12:00 – Performance Time

Plus for us, won’t you?

You are all getting very good! Keep up the good work. Practice, practice, practice, as they say.

Uke can do it!

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

12:25 – We must have exited the church by this time at the latest.

Huge thank you for the help wrapping things up at the end of the meeting.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Attn:

Let’s all head to the golf course diner. Remember, we need to call in a reservation for the big table during break time!

(Thanks Christine!)

Los Feliz Cafe – (Eat!)

3207 Los Feliz Blvd.

Directions from the church.

Edenhurst Ave. to Los Feliz Blvd. turn left then it’s on the right before the freeway. It’s easier to go to the next street because there is a light to help make the left. Look for the “EAT” sign. Come join in on the great conversations. Sometimes we even break out a few ukuleles.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Regular Meeting Location:

Christ Church Griffith Park,

Atwater Village

3852 Edenhurst Ave.

Los Angeles, CA 90039-1642

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

We ask that all able bodied individuals park on the street as the church’s parking lot is reserved for those who have trouble walking, etc. Thank you so much for your consideration.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Contact Information;

Club Email – pluckinstrummers.gmail.com

Club Blog Site – http://www.pluckinstrummers.wordpress.com

Facebook –

http://facebook.com/PluckinStrummers/

Meetup –

http://www.meetup.com/The-Pluckin-Strummers-A-Los-Angeles-Ukulele-Club/

Hey all-a uke Pluckin’ Strummers!That never gets old, lol!

Please join us this Saturday for yet another club meeting.

I spent a little time writing up some of Time In A Bottle so you’ll have something to practice and get ready for our after Thanksgiving Meeting on the 24th.

Wow, 2018 is almost over. It’s been a uketastic year. Okay , that’s too much now. Ha!

Let’s get to it!

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9:00am – Free 45 Minute Group Lesson Session

Bring you materials if needed and questions and we’ll do our best to help.

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9:45 – Setup Time

Tune up, prepare materials, sign the guestbook, get arrangements for round two, say hello to someone new, schedule an announcement, and ask a question while I plug things in.

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10:00 – Round One

Book One – Yellow

Crazy – Pg. 58

On The Road Again – Pg. 182

Far Away Places – Pg. 79

Easy Quick Pick

In The Sweet By And By – Pg. 124

Five Foot Two, Eyes Of Blue – Pg. 82

How Sweet It Is – Pg. 114

Oh, Babe, What Would You Say? – Pg. 176

Quick Pick

How Can You Mend A Broken Heart – Pg. 113

Sentimental Journey – Pg. 205

Quick Picks – Time Permitting

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10:55 – Break Time

Snacks, coffee, and great conversation. Did you sign up for next weeks snacks. When you sign our guestbook you can sign up to bring snacks with a check in the very left column of our guestbook. When you bring snacks you don’t pay dues! Two snack volunteers per meeting please.

Thank you so much for bringing snacks. Y’all are awesome!

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11:15 – Round Two

There will be a selection of our arrangements available. Any song suggestions?

I’ve been listening to the new Ray Lamontagne album, “Part Of The Light”, and it’s really something special. What a talent. Check out the song “Let’s Make It Last”. So many songs….., so little time. I hope I have time to write up “Time In A Bottle”. I’ve played it a bunch and have ironed out a few things.

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12:00 – Performance Time

Plus for us, won’t you?

You are all getting very good! Keep up the good work. Practice, practice, practice, as they say.

Uke can do it!

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

12:25 – We must have exited the church by this time at the latest.

Huge thank you for the help wrapping things up at the end of the meeting.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Attn:

Let’s all head to the golf course diner. Remember, we need to call in a reservation for the big table during break time!

(Thanks Christine!)

Los Feliz Cafe – (Eat!)

3207 Los Feliz Blvd.

Directions from the church.

Edenhurst Ave. to Los Feliz Blvd. turn left then it’s on the right before the freeway. It’s easier to go to the next street because there is a light to help make the left. Look for the “EAT” sign. Come join in on the great conversations. Sometimes we even break out a few ukuleles.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Regular Meeting Location:

Christ Church Griffith Park,

Atwater Village

3852 Edenhurst Ave.

Los Angeles, CA 90039-1642

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

We ask that all able bodied individuals park on the street as the church’s parking lot is reserved for those who have trouble walking, etc. Thank you so much for your consideration.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Contact Information;

Club Email – pluckinstrummers.gmail.com

Club Blog Site – http://www.pluckinstrummers.wordpress.com

Facebook –

http://facebook.com/PluckinStrummers/

Meetup –

http://www.meetup.com/The-Pluckin-Strummers-A-Los-Angeles-Ukulele-Club/

It’s late Sunday and I spent several hours working on a new song today. Well, new to us or me that is. The song is called “Bread and Butter” by the Newbeats. I heard it in a commercial on TV. ‘Where I get all my new material’. Not true, lol!

I wrote up a strum/info sheet in notation and tab and a one page chord and lyric arrangement. Please have a listen and those guys with a good falsetto get to practicing those lyrics.

It’s time to make the donuts. Song selection.

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9:00am – Free 45 Minute Group Lesson Session

Bring questions. Bring materials. Anything, but please take advantage of this time.

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9:45 – Setup Time

Tune up, prepare materials, sign the guestbook, get arrangements for round two, say hello to someone new, schedule an announcement, and ask a question while I plug things in.

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10:00 – Round One

Book 2 – Blue

Blue Moon Of Kentucky – Pg. 35

Easy Quick Pick

Don’t Stop – Pg. 97

Forever Young – Pg. 120

Peaceful Easy Feeling – Pg. 278

Crocodile Rock – Pg. 78

Quick Pick

Can’t Take My Eyes Off Of You – Pg. 64

One Fine Day – Pg. 273

Blue Velvet – Pg. 43

Singing The Blues – Pg. 306

Quick Picks – Time Permitting

*(Call for reservation at EAT!)

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10:55 – Break Time

Snacks, coffee, and great conversation. Did you sign up for next weeks snacks. When you sign our guestbook you can sign up to bring snacks with a check in the very left column of our guestbook. When you bring snacks you don’t pay dues! Two snack volunteers per meeting please.

Thank you so much for bringing snacks. Y’all are awesome!

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

11:15 – Round Two

There will be a selection of our arrangements available. Any song suggestions?

I’ve been listening to the new Ray Lamontagne album, “Part Of The Light”, and it’s really something special. What a talent. Check out the song “Let’s Make It Last”. So many songs….., so little time. I hope I have time to write up “Time In A Bottle”. I’ve played it a bunch and have ironed out a few things.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

12:00 – Performance Time

Plus for us, won’t you?

You are all getting very good! Keep up the good work. Practice, practice, practice, as they say.

Uke can do it!

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

12:25 – We must have exited the church by this time at the latest.

Huge thank you for the help wrapping things up at the end of the meeting.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Attn:

Let’s all head to the golf course diner. Remember, we need to call in a reservation for the big table during break time!

(Thanks Christine!)

Los Feliz Cafe – (Eat!)

3207 Los Feliz Blvd.

Directions from the church.

Edenhurst Ave. to Los Feliz Blvd. turn left then it’s on the right before the freeway. It’s easier to go to the next street because there is a light to help make the left. Look for the “EAT” sign. Come join in on the great conversations. Sometimes we even break out a few ukuleles.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Regular Meeting Location:

Christ Church Griffith Park,

Atwater Village

3852 Edenhurst Ave.

Los Angeles, CA 90039-1642

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

We ask that all able bodied individuals park on the street as the church’s parking lot is reserved for those who have trouble walking, etc. Thank you so much for your consideration.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Contact Information;

Club Email – pluckinstrummers.gmail.com

Club Blog Site – http://www.pluckinstrummers.wordpress.com

Facebook –

http://facebook.com/PluckinStrummers/

Meetup –

http://www.meetup.com/The-Pluckin-Strummers-A-Los-Angeles-Ukulele-Club/

Hello to all you Pluckin’ Strummers! We are back to our regularly scheduled meetings for at least a little while.

Our last meeting was truly a blast with a large turnout and a few new faces plus Honey B was back! Hopefully we’ll have a similar turnout this meeting. How about the performances! Spectacular!

Now I will choose songs for this Saturday from Book 1, yellow, since we haven’t used it in a while.

There will be our new T-shirts available!

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9:00 – Free 45 Minute Group Lesson Session

Bring your questions and prepare to learn something.

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10:00 – Round One

Book One – Yellow

Proud Mary – Pg. 191

Walk Right In – Pg. 255

Will The Circle Be Unbroken – Pg. 270

Midnight Special – Pg. 160

Easy Quick Pick for HB!

Peggy Sue – Pg. 187

That Hawaiian Melody – Pg. 228

For Me And My Gal – Pg. 84

Quick Pick

Love Me Tender – Pg. 154

With A Little Help From My Friends – Pg. 272

Quick Pick

I’m Beginning To See The Light – Pg. 127

Quick Pick – Time Permitting

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10:55 – Break Time

Snacks, coffee, and great conversation.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

11:15 – Round Two

There will be a selection of our arrangements available. Any song suggestions?

I’ve been listening to the new Ray Lamontagne album, “Part Of The Light”, and it’s really something special. What a talent. Check out the song “Let’s Make It Last”.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

12:00 – Performance Time

Plus for us, won’t you?

You are all getting very good! Keep up the good work. Practice, practice, practice, as they say.

Uke can do it!

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

12:25 – We must have exited the church by this time at the latest.

Huge thank you for the help wrapping things up at the end of the meeting.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Attn:

Let’s all head to the golf course diner. Remember, we need to call in a reservation for the big table during break time!

(Thanks Christine!)

Los Feliz Cafe – (Eat!)

3207 Los Feliz Blvd.

Directions from the church.

Edenhurst Ave. to Los Feliz Blvd. turn left then it’s on the right before the freeway. It’s easier to go to the next street because there is a light to help make the left. Look for the “EAT” sign. Come join in on the great conversations. Sometimes we even break out a few ukuleles.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Regular Meeting Location:

Christ Church Griffith Park,

Atwater Village

3852 Edenhurst Ave.

Los Angeles, CA 90039-1642

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

We ask that all able bodied individuals park on the street as the church’s parking lot is reserved for those who have trouble walking, etc. Thank you so much for your consideration.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Contact Information;

Club Email – pluckinstrummers.gmail.com

Club Blog Site – http://www.pluckinstrummers.wordpress.com

Facebook –

http://facebook.com/PluckinStrummers/

Meetup –

http://www.meetup.com/The-Pluckin-Strummers-A-Los-Angeles-Ukulele-Club/

Meeting

Saturday, Sept. 29th

So here is our rescheduled meeting on the 29th. We are meeting on the 5th Saturday of Sept. because we were in Torrance all day on the 22nd with a fantastic booth promoting our club, the Pluckin’ Strummers.

I must thank our many dedicated Pluckin’ Strummer members for their support at the 2018 Los Angeles International Ukulele Festival. I could not have done it without you. William pointed out to me that we were the only club represented at the event. We reached many local ukulele enthusiasts. Our booth looked fantastic with vases of beautiful flowers thanks to Honey B and our banners and T-shirt’s made quite an impact. Our booth was set up just inside the plaza gate where the stage and the auditoriums for workshops were held. There was very heavy foot traffic and bit of wind to contend with but we got through it with flying colors, literally colorful T-shirts blowing in the breeze.

I’m sure everyone there that day now knows our club name. Hopefully we’ll see more first timers and fill our meeting place to the brim.

I’ll post some pics soon. Please email any pics to; pluckinstrummers@gmail.com.

Now it’s back to our upcoming meeting.

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9:00am – Free 45 Minute Group Lesson Session

Bring you question and materials if needed and we’ll do our best to help. If you are brand new and need some extra attention don’t hesitate to ask. There are many of us willing to help with the learning process.

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9:45 – Setup Time

Time to tune up, prepare your music stand and songbook, get copies of our arrangements for round two, and maybe even time for another question or two before we begin.

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10:00 – Round One

Book One – Blue

A Teenager In Love – Pg. 344

You Didn’t Have To Be So Nice – Pg. 402

Easy Quick Pick

Knock Three Times – Pg. 205

The Great Pretender – Pg. 132

Down Under – Pg. 104

(Riff Sheet)

Fun, Fun, Fun – Pg. 125

Girl – Pg. 127

Sway – Pg. 336

Tears On My Pillow – Pg. 341

Down In The Boondocks – 100

(Strum Sheet)

Java Jive – Pg. 200

Quick Pick(s) – Time Permitting

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10:55 – Break Time

Snacks, coffee, and great conversation.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

11:15 – Round Two

There will be a selection of our arrangements available. Any song suggestions?

I’ve been listening to the new Ray Lamontagne album, “Part Of The Light”, and it’s really something special. What a talent. There are definitely a song or two worth looking at. “Paper Man” is really nice and there’s a very interesting melody in the song “To The Sea”. Have a listen and we’ll talk about it.

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12:00 – Performance Time

Plus for us, won’t you?

You are all getting very good! Keep up the good work. Practice, practice, practice, as they say.

Uke can do it!

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

12:25 – We must have exited the church by this time at the latest.

Huge thank you for the help wrapping things up at the end of the meeting.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Attn:

Let’s all head to the golf course diner. Remember, we need to call in a reservation for the big table during break time!

(Thanks Christine!)

Los Feliz Cafe – (Eat!)

3207 Los Feliz Blvd.

Directions from the church.

Edenhurst Ave. to Los Feliz Blvd. turn left then it’s on the right before the freeway. It’s easier to go to the next street because there is a light to help make the left. Look for the “EAT” sign. Come join in on the great conversations. Sometimes we even break out a few ukuleles.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Regular Meeting Location:

Christ Church Griffith Park,

Atwater Village

3852 Edenhurst Ave.

Los Angeles, CA 90039-1642

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

We ask that all able bodied individuals park on the street as the church’s parking lot is reserved for those who have trouble walking, etc. Thank you so much for your consideration.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Contact Information;

Club Email – pluckinstrummers.gmail.com

Club Blog Site – http://www.pluckinstrummers.wordpress.com

Facebook –

http://facebook.com/PluckinStrummers/

Meetup –

http://www.meetup.com/The-Pluckin-Strummers-A-Los-Angeles-Ukulele-Club/