11-3-18 – NEW DATE Vanguard Board and Member Retreat – Mark Your Calendars!

NEW DATE for a Vanguard Board and Member Retreat

Saturday, November 3rd

Bethlehem Public Library

Dear Vanguard Member,
At the September Vanguard meeting, we announced the scheduling of a Member Retreat meeting toward the end of this month.  With the ASO opening concert and gala needing lots of attention and support, we have decided to reschedule the Retreat for Saturday, November 3rd, at the Delmar Public Library. We would probably start at 10 am and run for approximately three hours, ending at 1 pm.
Our discussions will be facilitated by our own Geoff Miller.  As many of you know, Geoff has been a treasured ASO Development Director who is an inspiring leader, able to take us all to a new place in our thinking.
Vanguard is facing various challenges in the months and years ahead. Our unwavering support for the Symphony continues to be paramount, but our membership must come together to implement the best creative ideas out there in order to provide that assistance.
We are considering mounting our ever-popular Showhouse again next year as well as our newer Golf Tournament Fundraiser endeavor.  There are interesting ideas for travel adventures and social gatherings, some bringing in monies, some bringing in new members, or both.  With increased communication, we are able to offer better volunteer support for concerts and special events, at the same time making Vanguard’s visibility greater in the community.
What are we missing?  What are other similar organizations doing?  Realistically, what is possible in terms of volunteer time and availability?  How do we reach out to increase our participation? We need YOU to be part of the conversation! PLEASE save the date and plan to join us on November 3rd!  WE NEED YOUR IDEAS! 
For more information, call me at (518-279-9353)
For planning purposes, please let us know that you are coming by signing up BELOW.  More details will be forthcoming as the date gets closer.
                                                   PLEASE COME!
Marilyn D. Hunter and Susan Jacobsen, Vanguard Co-Presidents

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