BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Nominations/Applications for the Board Accepted for New Two Year Terms – Deadline is January 17
Each year, OFS makes a call for new members of the board of directors. Directors serve up to 3 two-year terms. 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 are up to five board of director positions open this year; there will be some incumbents seeking new two-year terms. Board applications are due by end of the day, January 17. If there are more than five 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 working hard to bring exciting programming to the South Sound and to restore the 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 the continued operation of this classic silent film and vaudeville era theater. Now, it is time to make major investments in this treasure to ensure it will keep its doors open for another hundred years.
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 assess OFS’s viability as an organization. OFS’s mission is to present film, music, and art that engage our community, to encourage volunteerism, and to preserve the Capitol Theater.
Board members play an essential role in carrying out the mission. The board oversees and governs the organization; engages in outreach and fundraising to keep OFS’s finances strong; supports the executive director in running the theater; sets the vision for the future. Directors also serve on committees, where much of the board work happens. If you have an interest in historic preservation, fundraising, downtown development, and supporting the arts, consider joining the board. You can also serve on one of OFS’s committees without joining the board. These are: Facility, Finance, Fundraising, Board Development committees. There is also a grant-writing team. 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 interesting and creative community of people. If you are interested in joining this fine 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 background or interest in grant writing, property management, fundraising, budget management, community outreach, human resource management, and/or marketing. An OFS director serves up to three two-year terms. There are 15 positions available on the Board. Elections are held annually and vacancies between elections can be filled by 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.
If you have questions, contact the board president: email@example.com
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.
Monthly Board Meeting Agenda & Minutes – Posted here and in the lobby one week prior to the monthly meetings.
CURRENT OFS BOARD OF DIRECTORS:
Eileen LeVan – President, Grant Team
Bruce Botka- Vice President, Board Nominating Committee
Elaine Fischer – Treasurer, Finance Committee Chair
Janice Liu – Secretary, Fundraising Committee, Board Nominating Committee
Christine Salvador -Fundraising Committee
Michael Stein – Grant Team
Tom McDonald – Facilities Committee Chair
Tom Rieger – Facilities Committee
Cal Ledbetter – Fundraising Committee Chair
Peggy Clifford – Fundraising Committee
Jacob Sunday – Board Nominating Committee
2019 – 2021 Board of Directors – Learn more about the next generation of board members helping OFS to reach their potential.