2010 Grand Cinema Board of Directors Election
Jan 13, 2010 - Mar 13, 2010, 12:00 PM - 11:59 PM
THE GRAND CINEMA’S BOARD OF DIRECTORS ELECTION
What does the Board of Directors do?
The Grand Cinema is a nonprofit film house with a small staff and many volunteers. Among those volunteers are the members of the Board of Directors. The board meets monthly to set policies; develop plans for the future; provide fiscal oversight; raise money; select, supervise and evaluate the Executive Director, and advocate for the theater. The board does not select films to be screened at the theater, nor does it involve itself in the day-to-day operations of the organization.
How many people are on the Board, and how long do they serve?
There are up to 15 board members for The Grand, and each serves up to two three-year terms.
What is involved in being on the Board?
The board meets once a month. In addition to preparing for and participating in monthly meetings, members also serve on one committee and attend those monthly meetings.
What are the criteria for selection of Board members?
All board members must be members of The Grand Cinema by the time of the election. Commitment to the mission of The Grand and its success as well as a willingness to work toward that success are the most important criteria. Prior nonprofit board experience is helpful but not required. Candidates with a wide range of contacts in the community are also preferred. The ability to develop and maintain good working relationships with a diverse group of people is also important.
We are particularly interested in recruiting board members with financial, marketing, human resources, information technology, civic leadership or business expertise.
How does one become a candidate for the Board?
Nominations are currently being accepted by the Board Development Committee. Self-nominations are acceptable as are nominations by another party. All nominees will be screened and some candidates will be interviewed by the Board Development Committee. Completed nomination forms must be received no later than January 26 in order to be considered. The form should be mailed or delivered to The Grand Cinema, 606 South Fawcett,
The election will be conducted by mail with results announced at the Annual Meeting to be held on Saturday,
Any questions may be directed to the Chair of the Board Development Committee,