Dear Friends of the Bloomington Old Time Music and Dance Group (BOTMDG),
Throughout this pandemic we have been committed to continuing with our tradition of live music and dancing—and we are doing just that! The happy surprise has been that we have been having fun connecting not just with our community of dancers, callers, and musicians here in Indiana, but across the states and into Canada — all via Zoom.
Whether you have joined us for our weekly Wednesday at 8pm (ET) Zoom contra dances or just appreciate our efforts to keep our community vibrant, we hope you will join in supporting our efforts. Although we are certainly considering every viable option to get back to live music as well as in-person dancing and calling as soon as possible, we expect to continue with the Zoom offerings for several months to come.
We welcome your gift of any amount from $5 and beyond. If your donation is $35 or more, we will give you a tote bag with a fun design created by a local artist, dancer, and musician (see the artwork and more information about the tote bag below). The bag is roomy enough for dance shoes and more and can be useful in many ways. It will also be a nice way to commemorate how we are making the best of these historical times.
Your help with this fundraiser will allow us to balance our ongoing annual expenses (such as insurance and CDSS membership) as we continue our efforts to find joy and keep our community safe throughout the remainder of the pandemic. This in turn means we can continue to free up weekly donations to go straight to our talented, hard-working musicians and callers.
If your circumstances allow, please make your donation by using the “donate” button below or by mailing a check to BOTMDG, PO BOX 3238, Bloomington IN 47402. We will order the tote bags AFTER all donations have been received, so we will not have extras. To receive your free tote bag, please make your gift by April 22, 2021.
With our heartfelt thanks and wishes for your good health!
— The Bloomington (Indiana) Old Time Music and Dance Group