Tuesday, December 13, 2011
If you're passionate about education, like to be a community ambassador or advocate, and aren't afraid to ask others to help, you may be the person the White Salmon Valley Education Foundation (WSVEF) is seeking.
The group has launched an active campaign to recruit new board members in the coming year. Board members serve for a three year term.
"We would like to encourage interested community members to apply, to help further our mission of providing enhanced educational opportunities within our school district," said Sue Davis, WSVEF board president.
"While the most important qualification is a passion and concern for the education of our community's children, we're also very interested in talking with individuals with a background in technology, fundraising, and public relations," said Davis. "Financial and event planning experience is also a plus."
The average commitment from members is four to six hours per month, including board meetings, standing committee meetings, and other volunteer activities. Board members are required to be residents of the White Salmon Valley school district, to have a commitment to strengthen the public schools that make up the school district, and to have knowledge of and a genuine interest in the work of the group. The ability to attend meetings is also crucial.
The WSVEF board meets from 3:30 to 5 p.m. on the third Monday of each month in White Salmon.
Persons interested in learning more about becoming a board member, or applying for the position call 493-1175, or go to the foundation's website at www.wsvef.org, and click on the "contact us" link.
The WSVEF is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit corporation dedicated to enhancing the quality of public education within our community by creating a stable source of supplemental funding for curriculum enhancement and investment in our teachers.
Since its inception in 2006, the WSVEF has provided more than $250,000 in grants and other monies to the White Salmon Valley School District.