Annual Members Meeting Recap

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The Waterfront School Foundation held an official Member's Meeting on Monday, March 6th at 6:30 p.m. at the Upper Campus Multipurpose Room, here's the recap.

Member's Meeting Recap

March 15, 2017

The Waterfront School Foundation held an official Member's Meeting last week on Monday, March 6th at the Upper Campus Multipurpose Room. We were welcomed by Founder and Co-Head of School, Karen Westman and Director of Marketing & Advancement (and active WSF Board Member) Joanna Camburn. During our time together we discussed the current change over in leadership as long-standing Board President Tricia Collins, after 3 years of service decided to take a much-needed break (but she promises she'll be back in the fold soon and we're holding her to that!). Tricia's imprint on WSF is great and we are thankful for her time and dedication. 

Below please find a link to the presentation shared during the meeting - it was our best attempt at explaining the current Reorganization and Strategic Planning Phase we have entered and the new leadership team behind the work. Our goal is to execute on existing initiatives for this school year (namely the upcoming Musical and Spring Gala) while concurrently building organizational capacity for the future (i.e., setting up the infrastructure for growth in impact and involvement -- policies & procedures, communications & outreach strategies, budgets & benchmarks etc.). 

We sought feedback from our membership guests (thank you to those who were able to attend in person!). And we will continue to seek your guidance as we move through the process. In the meantime, review the presentation and please let us know your thoughts.
Thank you for reading and reviewing. I look forward to working together over the coming months (and I know my teammates do as well). If you are ready to jump in now, then here's your chance:

Upcoming Impact Opportunities:
  • Musical Help (click here to sign up). Board Member Jenn Prichard is chairing the Musical Committee this year and she's looking to build her team to support all things Willy Wonka. If you're dreaming of lollipops or have already memorized all the lyrics to Willy Wonka Jr. as you sing along with your kids, then you need to just go ahead and sign up. Because who doesn't like building giant chocolate bars and painting gumdrop backgrounds.
  • Spring Gala Planning (click here to express interest). Board Member Jeannie Koehler (yup the wonderful creator of the Spring Break Calendar) and Vice President Fiona Ching are chairing the Gala Committee. More to come on this as we ramp up post Spring Break. If you like event design, seeking auction items and sponsorship support or planning a great party, then now's your chance to jump in during the pre-planning.
  • WFM New Family Ambassadors Program (click here to express interest) Help us welcome new families into the WFM community. More to come, express interest in learning more by clicking on the link.
In Appreciation,
Ashley Faison
(Parent to Adeline, P2)
Interim WSF President

P.S. I love coffee and I'd love to grab a cup with you if you'd like to learn more about what we're trying to accomplish with WSF!

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