Its time for the annual membership drive April 10 – May 15 (only $15 per year!), and we’re also recruiting people to join the board. If you’ve lived in Elvehjem Neighborhood for one week, ten years, or any length of time, you’re invited to join the board. You don’t have to jump in and commit right away. Drop in on one of the monthly meetings, first Wednesday of the month, 7-9 p.m. at the East District Police Station 809 S. Thompson Drive. On Wednesday April 6, we’re holding the monthly meeting at Great Dane East, stuffing membership drive bags and talking about the annual meeting on April 9 9:00 a.m. at Messiah Lutheran Church.
I have been a board member for almost a year now, and it all started because I wanted to get involved and earn experience writing a blog, and coordinate fun social media contests in my spare time. It’s been a very positive experience overall and I highly recommend joining the board to anyone that’s even a little bit interested. So here are three reasons why you should take the leap and become a Elvehjem Neighborhood Association Board Member today.
1. EMBRACE YOUR INNER PARTY PLANNER
You know who you are, you enjoy planning events for your family, your friends or work more than anyone you know. You spend your downtime on Pinterest pinning party decorating ideas and themes. We have event playbooks for Turkey Trot, Halloween Bonfire, 4th of July picnic to guide you. So bring yourself and your bright ideas to one of the board meetings soon.
2. YOU WANT TO SHARE/DEVELOP YOUR PROFESSIONAL SKILLS
If you’re in sales or non-profit development your skills are needed to ask for donations, if you’re a teacher your skills are needed to think of ideas for kids, if you’re a foodie we need help catering events, if you’re a writer we need proofers or newsletter article writers, if you’re a project manager your talents are always welcome.
3. HANG OUT WITH YOUR NEIGHBORS
You might be familiar and friendly with the people on your immediate right, immediate left or across the street. But there’s a great big neighborhood full of people to get to know. Participating in monthly meetings and holiday events are a great way to network with people outside your corner of the world.
Please consider joining the Elvehjem Neighborhood Association board and reach out to Justin Martin, Board President by phone or email today! 608/219-2060 firstname.lastname@example.org