One of the great opportunities afforded by our annual
meeting is the chance to enjoy a performance by local musical artists at our
customary Saturday night event. However, the cost of this event is not covered
by meeting registration fees, and ticketing raises obstacles—to would-be
attendees, who would have to secure the tickets in advance, and to our staff,
who would have to guard the door. This year, we are experimenting with keeping
an open door, and passing the hat —asking everyone who would like to see such
events continue at the annual meeting to make a contribution to an annual
meeting entertainment fund. To do so online, go to https://afsnet.site-ym.com/store/view_product.asp?id=2031864.
Proceeds will help cover the cost of the dance at this
year's meeting in Providence; if contributions are particularly generous, we
will have a head-start on next year's meeting in Santa Fe.
This year, we have reserved
the Narragansett Ballroom in the Omni Providence for a dance party
featuring Sidy Maïga and Afrimanding, Saturday, 9:00 pm–midnight. Learn more
about Sidy Maïga at http://www.sidymaiga.com/home.