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May 5, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Board of Directors of the American Leadership Forum Tacoma/Pierce County Chapter cordially invite you to attend a special brunch to welcome Class XXIV as Senior Fellows. Please come celebrate with them and hear their stories about the
May 16, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Please join ALF Senior Fellows for a facilitated conversation about #Me Too: Systems of Sexual Harassment. Using Appreciative Inquiry, Board Member Julie Anderson will facilitate an in-depth conversation as we explore issues surrounding
June 7, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Board of Directors cordially invite you to attend a special evening to welcome and celebrate the Fellows of Class XXV. Come meet this wonderful group of community leaders at this lively reception and dinner for Class XXV Fellows and
June 21, 2018 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Come learn about what ALF is working on as we now have 525 Senior Fellows and make your voice heard as you elect new board members. Celebrate the kick off of the 25th Anniversary Celebration. No registation requested.

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Servant Leadership - ALF Board of Directors and Standing Committees

Want to become more involved in ALF?  The organization is fortunate to have 70+ Senior Fellows serving our mission each year.  Senior Fellows are invited to consider joining the ALF Board of Directors or a standing Committee.  Please contact Beth Boggs for more information.  Join the team.

Board of Directors 
• 10-25 members.
• Meets bimonthly.
• Sets policy.
• Approves annual budget/expenditures/financial reports.
• Oversees committee work.
• Contributes annually/participates in fundraising.
• Promotes ALF in the community.
• Nominates prospective Fellows.
• Participates in development of and monitors progress of the strategic plan.

Executive Committee
• Board President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, Immediate Past President and Chairs of all committees.
• Meets bimonthly.
• Reviews/oversees ongoing fiscal, administrative/policy issues.
• Reviews committee activities/issues.
• Oversight of strategic planning.

• Treasurer and at least two Board members.
• Meets monthly, or as needed.
• Oversees financial status/health of organization.
• Assists ED with budget preparation.
• Establishes/reviews financial policies/tax returns.
• Coordinates with Fund Development Committee on funding needs 
• Includes at least two Board members.
• Meets 4-8 times/year.

Fund Development
• Assists ED with strategizing on and reviewing current funding strategies and making major donation requests.
• Works with board to identify potential sources of individual/corporate gifts.
• Coordinates Class Fundraising Champions.

Senior Fellows 
• Several graduates, chaired by board member. 
• Meets 7-9 times/year.
• Plans graduate activities and opportunities for engagement.

• Seven members, Chair and two other members are Board - board appointed committee.
• Meets 6-8 times/year.
• Seeks/reviews nomination criteria/nominations.
• Establishes timeline/process for selection of Fellows.
• Recommends final slate to EC/Board.
• Seats/selects annual Fellows.  

Fellows Program 
• At least five members, Chair and two other members from Board.
• Meets 9 times a year.
• Oversees quality/curriculum of current class program.
• Reviews program evaluations and monitors effectiveness of training components and facilitators.

Board Nominations 
• Chaired by Immediate Past President, includes Board Chair, Vice President and Executive Director.
• Meets two times a year.
• Recommends slate for chapter/national board to EC then Board.
• Orients new board members.

ALF National Board
• One representative from local board and ED.
• Oversees ALF National policy and activities.
• Two annual board meetings; others by conference call.

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