Since it is official now, I can write about it in my blog. As of this month, I am the Secretary for RIFSocal’s (Reading is Fundamental Southern California) Board. I cannot be more excited at the opportunity to participate in this amazing organization that I happened to take part in when I was in elementary school. The opportunity arose from when I met the Executive Director Carol Henault at a Rifsocal fundraising event.
I’ve never been on a board for a non profit before, but I figure there is a first time for everything, and there is no better organization to try it out than one who promotes early childhood literacy in public schools. I nervously attended my first meeting this month and met all the other board members and it was really fun. We discussed a variety of topics and I was surprised to realize that being a board member is very similar to being on the leadership committees of various other organizations I’ve been a part of throughout life. I was also asked to be the Secretary for the board at this first meeting. I found this funny because whenever I become part of an organization I always seem to fall into that role, I guess I’m just good at keeping things in a organized record . It will be something I am familiar with in an organization I am new to so that will be nice. So if you’re looking for organizations to support towards the end of the year or some place to volunteer, ask me! This is a great one to get involved with in any capacity!
I also get a badge, business cards, and a fancy bio on their website, so I’m 2 legit to quit.