Blues Women Picnic

Blues Women!!!! On Sunday, Sept. 18, this is where all Blues women will want to be! Georgia Helmick will be hosting the 9th annual Blues Women Picnic at her lovely home at 9899 Dakota Trail in Norwalk, going from 3 pm—rain or shine. It is about 4 miles south of Blank Park Zoo just off SW 9th so we can go solo, caravan or car pool.

Bring a hot dish, salad or desert and your choice of beverage. Please RSVP to Georgia at for directions or call her (515-240-7860) or any board member listed on page 2 of the newsletter. And if you forget to RSVP, no biggie!! Just come on over. (Please get directions because GPS doesn’t always work.)

We’ve had a great time the last 8 years-please join us! Next year’s 10th annual picnic will be around the same date-let us know if you would like to be the hostess.

Thanks, Thanks and More Thanks

CIBS would like to extend Big thanks to CIBS members Georgia Helmick & Bob Pace, Dewey Cantrell, Suzanne Cantrell and Ken Morse, for again renewing as contributing friends. CIBS truly appreciates your support and your constant faith in CIBS and Keepin’ the Blues Alive.

CIBS would like to give Big corporate thanks to Hammer Medical Supply for renewing their corporate membership. Stop in at their location at 1801-2nd Avenue in Des Moines for your medical supply needs. Be sure to say thanks to Rick and Kurt for Helpin’ us Keep the Blues Alive

CIBS would like to give another Big corporate thanks to Parks Area Foundation for again renewing as a corporate sponsor. Parks Area Foundation is very actively involved with the Hiland Park area. We truly appreciate your continued support and faith in CIBS.

CIBS sends more Big thanks to corporate sponsor-Hotel Fort Des Moines. We appreciate their support of the Blues in Central Iowa. The Hotel was a sponsor of our Winter BluesFest from 2005 to 2009 and is a sponsor of our Blues in the Schools programs. They are OPEN for business. So, stop by, stay awhile and thank them for Helpin’ Keep the Blues Alive.

CIBS would like to send big thanks to CIBS members Steve Webster and Steven M. Chevalier

for renewing this month for 2 years. We truly appreciate your support and faith in CIBS. Thanks for Helpin’ us Keep the Blues Alive!


Be sure to save January 28, 2012 on your calendar for our annual Winter Blues Fest at the Downtown Marriott in Des Moines. Bring your friends and stay all night…Room rates for this event are just $109. Reservations will be available in October, 2011 by calling or book them online by following the link at See ya there! Tickets will be available in October as well on our website. Watch for lineup info soon!!