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Update 7-15-17

§ In honor of our 150th BJS Member, Kasia, we will be having a special Member's Only Raffle for those in attendance on Thursday, July 20th. Other surprizes to be announced. This is a major milestone for the BJS since the Membership went Active back in November 2007. The last milestone was our 100th BJS Members, which was Stuart Sawa, who used to attend the meetings way back when in the Cozy Cottage.

Update 7-01-17

§ As seen on Sawa's Old Warsaw website... Happy Birthday to Marc on the 4th of July! Any text, emails, or cards that wish Marc a Happy Birthday will get that Member 4 lines of tickets in reserve for the Main Raffle. This offer is good until July 30th.

§ This month we welcome two new BJS Members... Robert Jourdan (BJS-0149) and Kasia Sakowicz (BJS-0150).

§ Tickets are still available for the August 31st Field Trip. Sign up early to ensure your seat will be confirmed.

Update 6-15-17

§ This month we welcome our newest Member Art Pudark (BJS-0148) to the group.

§ Please take the time to read about the August 31st BJS Field Trip event. We need to fill up the 39-passenger in order to make the trip a succcess.

§ This month we say goodbye to the Polish Princess and server Beata as she moves up north during the summer. Beata has been the official server of the BJS since we moved to Sawa's Old Warsaw in July 2014. We also want to say hello to our new server Kasia, who will be taking care of us from now on.

Update 5-30-17

♥ Happy Memorial Day Weekend.

♥ We would like to welcome our newest member Michael Klayman (BJS-0147) to the group. He showed up to 5 regular meetings over the past few months and was awarded his Name Badge and Membership Card this past week. Welcome to the club!

♥ The Hello Pineapple results have been updated for Round 5 (May). Due to the live jazz event on June 1st, the prizes will be not given out until the following week on June 8th. Winners must show up that week to claim their prize.

Update 5-15-17

♠ We are currently looking at taking another Field Trip to see the Chicago Jazz Festival at the end of August. If you are interested, then please let us know right away as we need at least 35 people signed up before we can reserve the bus.

♠ The live Jazz event for May will be held on June 1st. The live Jazz event for June will be held on June 29th. Hope to see you there!

Enjoying a Night of Jazz

The Brookfield Jazz Society (BJS) moved from the Cozy Cottage at Irish Times Pub into The Jazz Room at Sawa's Old Warsaw in July 2014. Since then there have been a lot of changes as the BJS grows and continues to support Jazz in the area. For those of you who have never (or maybe not recently) attended a BJS Meeting or Live Jazz Event and not sure what to expect, then please read this article to learn more about how we hold our meetings/events each week.

The regular schedule for the BJS is as follows for both meetings and live jazz events:

6:00 p.m. - All-you-care-to-eat Buffet is available upstairs (West Banquet Room)
6:45 p.m. - Make your way to The Jazz Room (Lower Level)
7:00 p.m. - Meeting begins with announcements and introductions
7:15 p.m. - Presentation (1st half) or Live Jazz (1st set) begins
8:15 p.m. - Brief intermission with Main Raffle
8:30 p.m. - 2nd half of Presentation or 2nd Set of Live Jazz begins
8:50 p.m. - Last call for trips to the buffet
9:30 p.m. - Evening concludes, final announcements made

Note that we have a dedicated server (Beata) assigned to The Jazz Room to take drink orders throughout the evening. A Carry Out option is available for those who wish to make one trip to the buffet and just pay for what you care to eat. A Carry Out container will be provided and can be brought with you into The Jazz Room. Otherwise, it is recommended that those who wish to enjoy the All-you-care-to-eat Buffet to arrive early to eat upstairs to avoid making any unnecessary trips going up and down the stairs. Bathrooms are located on the Main Level as well as adjacent to The Jazz Room.

Out of respect for our Presenters and Performers we do ask that you refrain from excessive talking during the presentations and live jazz events. It is also asked that you do not carry on coversations during the intermission as the announcements and Main Raffle are being conducted so that everyone can hear the speaker.

For those who wish to attend a meeting/presentation we do ask for a $2 donation to help keep the BJS going. During the Live Jazz Event there is a $10 Cover Charge for all Guests or $7 Cover Charge for BJS Members with they show their BJS Membership Card. Tickets for the Main Raffle will be sold in advance due to the time constraints of the intermission.


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