Hello my name is Dave Harland and I am a founding member of the Great Lakes Blues Society.
For the last five years I have served on the Board of Directors and I currently am the sitting Chairman of the Board. I also serve as the Chairman of the IBC Committee, and have served the Merchandise, Booking and Sponsorship Committees.
The Great lakes Blues Society is undergoing a considerable amount of change, and I would appreciate your votes to allow me to continue on the Board and be part of the future.
Thanks for your Consideration
I was introduced to the then Canada South Blues Society, joined as a member for the founding year of the Great Lakes Blues Society, and actively become involved as a volunteer. In 2009, I was elected to the Executive and maintained a seat until 2011 as secretary and part of the BITS committee.
I have become involved with Karma Production, working the door at Mortz’ events, as well as the Lot Parties that the London Music Hall puts on. You will also see me at the door of the London Music Club helping out Pete and Jan.
I came back to the Board for the 2014-2015 term serving as Secretary / Web / Media. Many changes have taken place this past year, and I would like to continue in an active role for the 2015-2016 term to see where the Great Lakes Blues Society will go!
Having served on the executive for the past many years and last year as Treasurer, I would like to contribute on that level for another year to help ensure the stability of the Society for the future.
My background includes: 10 years as entertainment programmer for McGill University; operating partner of Kiplings Nightclub which ran for 6 years; and a short stint as club manager of Yuk Yuks London. Currently I am serving as executive director of the Canadian Organization of Campus Activities which, amongst other goals, promotes live entertainment of all kinds on Canadian college and university campuses.
I have served on the GLBS Board of Directors for the past year as the Membership Chair, in addition have completed many other needed tasks and assignments this year that benefit this organization. I would like to continue my role and watch this society grow and develop. I have been a member of the Great Lakes Blues Society since 2008, but a blues music fan for many years.
Please consider me to be a part of your Board of Directors again this upcoming year.
I am a founding member of the Great Lakes Blues Society, and previously a member and executive of the former London chapter of the Canada South Blues Society since 2005. In my capacity as Production Director, I over saw the logistics of making our shows happen. During my last term as board member and Vice Chair, I have attempted to help steer the GLBS as we have gone through our major transition of new executive members and a new focus on what we are about and want to achieve for YOU the membership. In April of this month we were recognized by the Jack Richardson Music Awards for our contribution towards promoting live music and artists. We are the first organization to have this honor bestowed upon them as it is normally awarded to an individual. I am running again in the hopes that moving forward, we as a blues society can further achieve our mandate of education, promotion of local talent and keeping the blues alive.
I have lived in London for the past 30 years after living in the Niagara area, Toronto, Edmonton, Yellowknife and Windsor. I’ve been involved with the Great Lakes Blues Society for the past few years on the Road To Memphis committee.
I was involved with high-tech (telecommunications and IT) for over 30 years as a technician, project manager and management. I am currently semi-retired and focus my time on home improvements and music.
Terrance migrated to the greater London area in 2010, becoming involved in various music circles. A campfire guitarist, grew up on R&B, and blues from the early '60s. Terrance still feels privileged to jam with some of south western Ontario, and London's incredibly talented amateur and professional musicians. He picked up a bass guitar at the London Music Club during a jam and found a new way to enjoy the blues. He served on the GLBS board 2014, and found it a very rewarding opportunity to connect with and befriend some of the best blues performers.