Hi ATD San Diego!
It’s hard to believe we are going into the second half of the year. I hope you are all doing well and have been able to adjust to the world we live in at the moment. This is the time of year when we review our budget vs. actual income and spending. The Board will be reviewing this in July and making any needed adjustments. It is also the time we start planning the next year, and that starts with the nomination and election of new board of directors positions.
I have talked before about the importance of chapter leadership, including our board of directors and our volunteers. Our chapter is successful because of our volunteers. All of our chapter events, website, social media posts, partnerships, sponsorships, etc. get done through our volunteers. Volunteering can be rewarding and a great opportunity to add to your already great resume. If you are interested in marketing, helping new members, learning website design, leading a special interest group, looking for sponsors, finding speakers or facilitators, (I could good go on and on, but you get the point) consider volunteering or even a board position.
ATD San Diego membership does not only mean learning at a chapter event, but also through the roles necessary to running the business. And yes, we run this chapter as a business and thus do all the things that a small business does; set goals, file taxes, maintain insurance, create a budget, and keep a P&L and balance sheet, to name a few.
Starting in July, we will begin the process of finding board members for 2021 as well as new volunteers who can step up and help were needed. There are several positions we were unable to fill this year, so these are still open. Board members should have six months of volunteer experience with ATD San Diego. The board positions open for 2021 are:
● Program Co-director
● Marketing Director
● Membership Director
If you are interested in a board position but have not volunteered, please speak to any of the current board members so we can help you put a plan together. Job descriptions and the application are available on our website under Get Involved/Lead the Chapter. Watch out for our new video series starting mid-July accessible on our YouTube channel.
I hope you will consider the various opportunities available. Should you have any questions or comments, please feel free to reach out at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mary Jane Riccardi