You enjoy networking with your City colleagues. You have an idea or two about a great event that SJMA should host. You always look forward to receiving a flyer about the next SJMA happening.
The time is right for you to consider serving on the SJMA Board of Directors.
As a board member, you attend board meetings once a month during lunchtime and plan at least one event during the year. You’d also have the support to be successful by being paired with at least one board member who’s frequently hosted events. You would gain leadership skills through event planning, membership management, and special assignments.
Claudia Chang is SJMA’s Membership Director. “I get to do fun things with SJMA that I probably would not do if it was up to me to plan it,” added Claudia. “My favorite SJMA event is the Happy Hollow Park and Zoo Sleepover which also happens to be the first SJMA event I attended. I had a great time with my girls and spending time with other SJMA families.”
For me, it never crossed my mind that one day I’d serve as president. Serving on the board allows you to take risks and broaden your skill sets. Being a board member means facing challenges, enhancing your interpersonal skills, and adding to your professional development.
I’ve learned how to successfully negotiate a contract when it appeared there was nothing to negotiate. I know how to make the best of a situation whether it’s torrential downpours or the shutdown of streets downtown to ensure our members get the experience they signed on for.
If you’re considering taking the next step and applying to become a board member, I encourage you to attend our next board meeting on Wednesday, December 9, 2015. Being a part of the SJMA Board is addicting!