Monday, October 22, 2012

It's YOUR organization


Service to a just cause rewards the worker with more real happiness and satisfaction than any other venture of life.” Carrie Chapman Catt (1859-1947); American Women's Rights Activist

This quote inspired me today to post on our blog. The WCA of Philadelphia is your organization. Please consider volunteering to work with us on one of these committees. The more volunteers we have – the stronger we are. Please contact one of your co-presidents, Bonnie MacAllister or Ellen Bonett, your secretary, Laura Petrovich-Cheney or your treasurer, Virginia Maksymowicz if you are interested in taking a leadership role. The WCA Philadelphia needs your skills, talents and time.

Administration (participate in chapter leadership, apprentice and train with the current board for a position 2013-2014) These positions are terrific for networking and resume development, and they require a small monthly commitment.  A travel stipend is available each year to the member who represents our chapter at Chapter Council at National Conference in February (alternates between New York '13 and Los Angeles '14.) (ex. Secretary will be open 2013-2014, Co-President will be an open position 2013-2014).
Exhibitions (curate an exhibition, find new venues, or help hang exhibitions)  ex. Gender Games at International House Philadelphia
Programming (plan or host a studio visit, workshop, performance or speaker)  ex. Rachel Lloyd "Girls Like Us" talk and book signing at F&N Gallery
New Media and Design (film an exhibition opening, photograph a studio tour, create postcards or brochures) ex. Performances at "Plastic" at the Plastic Club were filmed and photographed
Membership and Publicity (write a press release, interview members for blog posts, welcome new members on Facebook, send out membership cards, or attend networking events and give out brochures)

*Don't forget to include your committee leadership on your resumes and CVs.  We appreciate your commitment to keeping our organization the active and thriving group it is today!*

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