How to Become a Board Member
Our Board of Directors is a group of volunteers committed to the FGRS mission statement. The Board acts as the caretaker of the organization by taking responsibility for its good health, charting its course, and planning for its future. Ideally, Board candidates are FGRS volunteers in good standing who can commit to serving a two-year term, demonstrate an ability to work well within a group of people, exhibit tolerance for others different from themselves, communicate well in person and online, open themselves to the great learning opportunities that come from serving on a board.
The FGRS board is a working all-volunteer board. Each board member accepts responsibility not only for various areas of the organization but also for supporting the volunteers related to that area.
The FGRS Board generally meets on the second Thursday each month, and Board Members are expected to attend all Board meetings, if possible.
FGRS board members communicate electronically with each other regularly and conduct much of their work via email; therefore, board members must own a computer and have a basic understanding of electronic communication. Board members are expected to check their email a minimum of three or four times a week, although most board members usually check their email daily.
Preferably, candidates will be FGRS members who have volunteered for FGRS for a minimum of one year in a position of responsibility, but this is not strictly required. All relevant experience will be considered. As the FGRS Board of Directors, our intention is to have a group of individuals that not only reflects the geographic, racial, ethnic, cultural and political diversity of our membership but also champions that diversity.
If you are interested in expanding your volunteer efforts on behalf of FGRS by becoming a Board member, please contact the FGRS office. Thank you for your kind consideration of this important opportunity to serve on behalf of your fellow FGRS members and help guide the future of our organization.
Please contact us by email at email@example.com or drop by at 4929 Peavine Rd. Ste. 102, Fairfield Towne Center Mall, Crossville, TN 38571.
Our Office Hours are Monday – Friday 9:00 AM-Noon
To contact us by phone, please call (931) 456-7272