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DEADLINE: Monday January 31, 2022

The Grand Cinema Vision

The Grand Cinema is the premier venue for enriching lives and enhancing the cultural
vitality of the community through the art of film. 

The Grand Cinema Mission

The Grand Cinema achieves its vision by:
  • Encouraging passion for film for all audiences
  • Providing a high quality theater experience
  • Educating the community about film
Even during a pandemic, one aspect of ensuring that The Grand is successful in its mission is to have a strong and dedicated Board of Directors.

Each year the membership of The Grand Cinema elects members of the Board of Directors.
The process to add board members begins with nominations via a nomination form. Below is
additional information about board responsibilities and the nomination process.

What does the Board of Directors do?
The Grand Cinema is a nonprofit cinema with a small staff and many volunteers. Among those
volunteers are the members of the Board of Directors. The board meets 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 13-17 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 monthly on the third Monday at 6:00 pm. (currently meeting virtually). In addition to preparing for and participating in monthly meetings, members also serve on one committee and attend those monthly meetings. Board responsibilities also include membership at The Grand, financial contributions to The Grand, participation in fundraising activities and attendance at selected Grand events.

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. Also, please see our website for our statement of equity and inclusion.

We are particularly interested in recruiting board members with (but not limited to) business,
financial, or fundraising/development experience.

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 person. All nominees will be
screened and some candidates will be interviewed by the members of the Board. Completed
nomination forms must be received no later than January 31. The form may be emailed to, dropped off, or mailed to The Grand Cinema, 606 Fawcett Ave, 98402.

Members then vote on the slate of candidates by mail or email with results announced in March.

Any questions may be directed to Andy Lewis-Lechner, Board President:

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