BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Nominations/Applications for the Board Accepted for New Two Year Terms – Deadline is January 7
Each year, OFS makes a call for nominations and applications for two-year terms on the board of directors. 2019 is an exciting time for OFS as we prepare for a major capital campaign. We are looking for OFS members who are committed to helping OFS develop the plans and raise the money to restore the theater and ensure that OFS can continue to bring engaging film, music, and art to our community. Terms begin in February. There is eight board of director positions open this year though there will be some incumbents seeking new two-year terms. Board applications are due by the end of the day, January 7. If there are more than eight eligible applications for the board, then OFS members in good standing will be asked to vote on the board applicants they prefer.
Foster a Vital Downtown and Support the Arts!
The Olympia Film Society is embarking on an extensive campaign to restore the historic Capitol Theater — built in 1924 and purchased by OFS in 2010. For over 30 years, OFS has hosted engaging film, music, and art in the Capitol Theater, ensuring this continued operation of this classic silent film and vaudeville era theater is operational. Now, it is time to make significant investments in this treasure to ensure it will continue to entertain future generations as well as be an essential element of Olympia’s downtown.
Recent developments include the receipt of a state heritage grant, a strong showing in the Community Foundation of South Puget Sound’s “Give Local” campaign and the retention of a consultant to help develop a capital campaign for a major restoration of this almost 100-year-old theater.
Board members will play an essential role in this mission. Board members will be writing grants and participating in training on how to approach funders. The board is also busy overseeing the theater changes and OFS operations. If you have an interest in historic preservation, fundraising, downtown development, and supporting the arts, then consider joining one of the board committees, or the board itself. Nominations are accepted every year and appointments to the board are made whenever there is a vacancy.
Not only will you feel great about contributing to the success of OFS, but you will also have the opportunity to join an exciting and creative community of art enthusiasts. If you are interested in joining this excellent group of community members who help bring great arts programming to Olympia, please review the following information.
What are the qualifications and expectations?
The Board seeks individuals with a professional background or substantial experience in grant writing, property management, fundraising, finance management, community outreach, human resource management, communications, and marketing. An OFS Board of Director serves up to three two-year terms. There are 15 positions available on the Board. Annual elections are held. Vacancies between elections are filled by Board appointment.
What should I do next?
A good first step is to visit one of our Board meetings, review the Board Expectations & Commitments and if you’re ready, fill out the board application below:
Monthly BOARD Meetings 6:00 pm – 4th Tuesday of each month (dates vary during holiday months)
Open to the public. Location: OFS Office located at 202 5th Avenue SE, Olympia, WA 98501
This room is ADA accessible.
CURRENT OFS BOARD OF DIRECTORS:
Tim Sweeney – President, Board Nominating Committee
Eileen LeVan – Vice President, Fundraising & Outreach Chair
Dick Meyer- Treasurer, Finance Committee Chair
Elaine Fischer -Secretary, Fundraising & Outreach Committee
Christine Salvador -Fundraising & Outreach Committee
Michael Stein – Facilities Committee Chair
Bruce Botka – Fundraising & Outreach Committee Chair
Autumn Yoke – Facilities Committee
*some records may be available upon request