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Our next concert will start the Mid-Columbia Symphony’s 78th season! Over all those years, an unbroken chain of Tri-Citians volunteering their time has sustained us. Without their service, we would have disappeared long ago. Every year, we need help from people like you to keep the Symphony alive and well. Here are three ways to help.
First, volunteer some of your time and expertise to advise us on topics such as
Advertising and marketing
Social media and internet communication
Writing and editing
Video and audio recording and production
Leading and managing nonprofit organizations.
Second, do more than advise; volunteer to work with members of our staff and with our Board of Trustees to accomplish tasks on our annual calendar.
Third, and very important to us, consider joining our Board of Trustees. We are always looking for new Board members, to increase our capacity in the topical areas listed above, to bring fresh ideas, to share the load, and to allow long-serving board members to take a well-deserved break. The only essential requirements for board members are a motivation toward the success of the organization and a willingness to serve.
If the thought of joining our Board intimidates you, let me offer my own experience for perspective.
I joined the Board three years ago. I thought about it for a couple of years, but did not commit until I was asked personally by a good friend. My background is science and engineering. I am not a musician; I knew little about orchestras and nothing about managing non-profit organizations. But I wanted to volunteer in my community and my wife and I had attended symphony concerts for decades, so I said yes. It was a leap of faith. I invested some time, and I’ve never regretted it. It’s interesting and educational and rewarding. I hope you’re willing to try it.
Come to our Annual meeting. Meet our Board. See what it’s like. The meeting is at 7:00pm on Thursday, August 18, at the Arts Center Task Force, 704 Symons Street, Richland. If you would like to learn more about volunteering with us at any level, please contact our office at:
1177 Jadwin Ave, Suite 103, Richland, WA
Our office manager is on maternity leave, so please email or call first if you want to come to our office. Or, contact me directly:
Bill Kuhn, Vice President of the Board of Trustees