MEETINGS: 1ST WEDNESDAY OF THE MONTH

Oz Pizza

2805 East Point St.

East Point, Georgia

Eat at 7:30 PM - Meet at 8:00 PM

Their web site is here.

THE

INNER SANCTUM

 

Notes & Reminders & News Tidbits

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BALLOTING IS NOW COMPLETE for new Honorary Members. The two top vote getters in this year's selection process are Sam Bush and Frank Wakefield.

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Report from the "AOM Agricultural Headquarters and Organic Mandolin Farm": B.L. reports that the donkey is born. He also has located a small crop of local pickers and participated in his first jam session at a local watering hole and pizza joint called Pat's Place. He is seriously considering starting a new AOM chapter in Sumter County.

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Welcome aboard to all the new AOM Worldwide Members! We appreciate your support and interest in AOM. We will be adding a new AOM Worldwide section to this site in the future to keep you updated regarding news and happenings.

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The Local A Major Chapter had an interesting jam after the close of the last meeting (June 2011). It can best be described at something of a cross between musical chairs, leap-frog and toss-the-mandolin. We had more members present than we had mandolins so, as the tunes progressed around the picker's circle, the last person in the line had to relinquish his axe to the person just ahead of the current soloist. It was amazing how it really worked (better that my failed attempt to lead everyone in a jam where only "wrong notes" were allowed!) and there are plans afoot to try it again with a few evil twists. It was cool because everyone eventually played all of the instruments in the room and no nice instruments were destroyed. Note: You GENUINE Loar owners are not invited to play. Sorry. We don't want to be responsible for dropping your overpriced status symbol. PacRim "The Loar" owners are heartily encouraged to jump right in.(Posted by B.L.)

 

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Thank you R.A. (Charter Member & Past M.E.M. & D.D.S.)for the presentation of the fabulous A.O.M. card decks! They must be seen to be believed. Except, unfortunately, nobody is allowed to ever see them--what with all the legendary A.O.M. secrecy and all!

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Thank you B.R. for your work designing and building the official M.E.M.'s vestment box. Amazing work! It does my heart good to know that more than one person is obsessed (from time to time) with A.O.M.

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The excursion to present Honorary Membership awards to Doyle Lawson and Bobby Osborne at Jekyll Island, Ga. went off without a hitch. Hundreds of flashbulbs were going off during the on-stage presentations done on Dec. 31, 2010 and Jan. 1, 2011. Thanks for L.P. for all his assistance in making the arrangements. Thanks Josh & Norman for your assistance.

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THE T-SHIRTS ARE HERE!

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The David Grisman notification... (Thanks, G.H. for the iFone video!)

 

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G. H. WON THE MANDOLIN PLAYER I.D. CONTEST. AMAZING!

HE GOT 7 OUT OF 10 CORRECT. HARD TO BELIEVE!

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July 2009

MANDOLIN BLIND TEST RESULTS:

4th Place: 1980 Gilchrist F-5

3rd Place: 1938 Gibson F-5

2nd Place: 1926 Gibson F-5 "Fern" (ooh, so close!)

and THE WINNER...

decided by a "blind test" panel of 4 A.O.M. EXPERTS...

1st Place: 1985 Flatiron F-5 Artist (Carlson signed)

Read 'em and weep, G.H.!!!

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Sincerely,

P.A.

Most Exalted Master (Term 2010-2011)