Members of the Vera Project lead and govern Vera in collaboration with Vera’s Board. Members help create and review programs, raise money, promote events, and make the decisions that determine Vera’s future. As a Member you run the show (collaboratively speaking, that is), and it comes with the following benefits:
- The chance to shape Vera how you want to and make it your own.
- Voting rights in committee and membership meetings
- Free entry to Vera shows, depending on ticket availability
- up to 50% off our already amazingly cheap workshops and classes
- The chance to get an insider look at the music industry and scene in Seattle
- The chance to make awesome new friends and meet tons of new people!
- First dibs on delicious snacks
- Get added to an email list that sends exclusive opportunities, tickets to shows and events, and more
How to become a member:
Membership is available to anyone who either pledges to do at least 12 hours of volunteer service during the year, or pays a $200 membership fee. People generally do some volunteering first before filling out the member registration form. Member registration generally happens at the quarterly member meeting. You can also reach out to Jessica (firstname.lastname@example.org) for questions regarding Membership.
The Membership body meetings quarterly (every January, April, July, October). At these meetings, people from all facets of Vera come together (volunteers, members, staff, instructors etc. ), to give updates, and talk about the future of Vera! These meetings are open to the public, so you can stop by and learn more before committing to anything. This is a great opportunity to meet your fellow volunteers, and talk to people in the different programs we offer. You can also fill out paperwork, and get your membership card.
Next Members’ Meeting:
THURSDAY, October 11th 2018 from 6:30-8 PM
Vera’s Board provides direction and oversight to keep Vera legal and solvent. Board meetings happen at 6pm in the Vera conference room on the last Monday of every month (there is no Board meeting August, November and December).
- Mikhael Mei Williams: Board Chair/Acting Treasurer, Marketing, Arts & Culture Portfolio at Vulcan Inc.
- Brea Dunn: Former Vera Member, Co-chair of Gallery Committee
- Michael Compton: Executive Director at The Recording Academy Pacific Northwest Chapter
- Sarah Loritz: Community Programs Manager for Seattle Theatre Group
- Amy Piñon: Vice-Board Chair, Multimedia Lead at Arts Corps, Audio Engineer/Instructor
- Kayla Demonte: Events & Programs Manager at The Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce
- Jonathan Zwickel: City Arts Magazine
- Brittney Bolay: 36th District Democrats