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Alternate/Previous Name: K'zoo Folklife, KFO
Mailing Label: K'zoo Folklife Organization
Mailing Address:
PO Box 762
Portage, MI 49081-0762
Email: jspeeter@gmail.com
Personnel: John Speeter, President, 269-327-7145; Chuck Rysenga, Vice-President, 269-353-8777; June Kucks, Secretary-Treasurer 269-649-4529; Tom Meldrim, Board member, 269-668-4420.
Hours: By appointment
Goal: To promote the presentation and preservation of live traditional music, dance, and arts.
Services: Musician placement program for musicians to perform including the Kalamazoo County Fair and other events; coordinates performances at several farmers markets during the summer; sponsors Loaves and Fishes annual fundraiser in Nov; open acoustic jam session the 1st Su of the month at the Kalamazoo Valley Museum, 2:00 - 4:00pm. Interested musicians contact John Speeter at 269-327-7145 or jspeeter@gmail.com
Area Served: Southwest Michigan.
Eligibility: Open to all.
Sources of support: Membership fees-annual: $20 Family, $15 Individual, $5 Student or Senior (62+), $40 Sponsor, $250 or more Benefactor and Donations.
Nonprofit Status: 501c3 
Additional Info: Alternate Email Addresses: tom.meldrim@wmich.edu; archival39@comcast.net.
Source of Info: Email 07/2014 per John Speeter.