Dear Symphony League members:
Last month I attended the Association of California Symphony Orchestras (ACSO) conference for the first time. Among the many things I learned there was that our Symphony League is the envy of Leagues throughout California for the amount of money we raise for our Symphony orchestra. Last year’s contribution of $109,000 was a truly outstanding result, and we owe ourselves a huge congratulations for a job well done.
Now we need to follow that result with another banner year. Our goal for 2018-19 is $100,000 and it will take every one of us to reach that goal. I urge you to say “Yes” to a request to volunteer or better yet contact a board member and ask how you can help..
Volunteering for the League has benefitted me in a number of ways:
- I’ve made wonderful friends and gained a sense of community that I would not otherwise have.
- I’ve learned about music and I’ve had the honor of interacting with talented professional musicians.
- I’ve learned new skills in marketing, selling, promotion, crafting, events.
- I’ve learned to work effectively in groups – a very transferable skill!
Whether you want to run things or just do a small part, I invite you to get involved as I have. I guarantee you will be challenged and you’ll come away with new skills. Here’s to a great year ahead!