Want to Get More Involved in DCBS?
Annual Call for Nominations to the DC Blues Society Board of Directors
The DC Blues Society (DCBS) is seeking to appoint new members to its Board of Directors. A background in the music field is not required, only an interest in Blues and a desire to help the Society. DCBS is a small nonprofit organization. Board members typically lead a DCBS function and/or committee, attend monthly Board meetings (usually the 1st Thursday of the month in Silver Spring), participate in DCBS events and activities, and reach out to the community for ways to spread the Blues and encourage new member enrollment. Each Board member is a “blues ambassador” and fundraiser for the Blues and DCBS. Specific Board member duties and responsibilities will be discussed and determined before candidates are selected.
To be considered for a Board Member appointment, please compile a short letter of interest, including your relevant skills and experience and why you want to help lead DCBS. Letters of interest should be sent by email to Pete Salsbury, DCBS President, at email@example.com by Friday, Nov. 29 to be reviewed at the December DCBS Board meeting. At this time, DCBS is especially interested in members with experience in:
- non-profit fundraising,
- bookkeeping / accounting
- using different social media outlets
We are also seeking Board members from the Northern Virginia area, who could help assure that DCBS programs also support the interests of blues musicians and fans in that area of the DMV.
Also, there is a need for a Board member or key volunteer to take the lead in coordinating volunteers and in re-establishing a DCBS “Blues in the Schools” Program.
If you would like to discuss Board members’ responsibilities before applying, contact Pete Salsbury by email. Get Involved — Your Support Matters!
The D.C. Blues Society is an all-volunteer organization. We need you to help grow the vibrant Blues scene here in the Nation's Capital. By lending a hand at the DCBS functions, you can help make more of an impact. The DC Blues Society is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that depends on grants, contributions, and volunteers to operate. Board members are also volunteers and do not receive compensation for their service.
We need volunteers for these on an ongoing basis:
Board Members Needed
The Society is looking for members to serve on its Board of Directors. A background in the music field is definitely not a requirement, only an interest in Blues and a desire to help the Society.
General expectations for board members include leading a DCBS committee, participating in DCBS events and activities, and reaching out to the community for ways to spread the Blues and to encourage new member enrollment. Every board member is an ambassador and fundraiser for the Blues and DCBS. Specific board member duties and responsibilities will be discussed and determined after candidates have been selected.
Volunteer Committee Members Needed:
If you have an interest in working with any of our committees, which carry on the work of DCBS, please contact us. You can review the functions of each committee below. Your expertise and willingness to commit your time to the Blues helps DCBS keep the Blues alive!
Please send a short (less than one page) letter of interest describing your background and abilities, why you want to help lead the DCBS, and on which committee(s) you would be most valuable.
Please send your letter of interest to:
D.C. Blues Society
P.O. Box 6289
Washington, DC 20015-0289
or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
We always need people to help out at the DCBS events! In general, here's what's needed:
1-2 people to monitor door
1-2 people to staff DCBS booth
1-2 people to sell raffle tickets (and 1 coordinates drawing)
For the Fish Fry, in addition to the above, we need:
2-4 fish fryers for 2 hour shifts each
2-4 servers to work 3 hour shift each
fish fry ticket collector to work 4 hour shift (chair provided)