Wildfires are devastating communities across California, causing more than 300,000 people to evacuate their homes and threatening many more. The Camp Fire in Northern California -- one of three blazing across the state -- is the most destructive in state history. We want to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you find access to shelter. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know the most effective ways to contribute.
Gaslamp Quarter Historical Foundation (GQHF) is seeking new people to join its Board of Directors. The mission of GQHF is to preserve and promote the architecture, culture and history of San Diego’s Gaslamp Quarter (a National Historic District). We provide San Diego residents and visitors with museum exhibits, programs, tours and lectures offered through the Davis-Horton House, the oldest residence in the Gaslamp Quarter. GQHF also hosts popular annual events including the Children's Fall Back Festival and ShamRock.
We currently have a strong Board of Directors (http://gaslampfoundation.org/board-members-staff) that we wish to expand. Qualifications include a sincere interest in our mission, which always contains an element of fun. We especially value diversity on our Board. Of particular interest are new members with experience in nonprofit resource development, public relations and in participating or leading other Boards.
We hold Board meetings in or nearby our Museum at 4 th & Island. They begin at 5:30 p.m. every other month starting in January, generally on the third Tuesday. As with many other nonprofit boards, ours is a participatory board, in which members contribute both financially to our activities and also assist with their time and talents. GQHF membership is required. Board members also serve on committees and participate at our annual events. New Board members receive a welcome packet of helpful information about our organization and the Gaslamp Quarter history.
If you would like to play a key role in guiding a valuable community organization, please contact Wendy Lucas-Meyer for more details.