Please Serve on an Osher Committee

Committees are a critically important function of Osher. We are always looking for members to serve on a committee. If you have an interest or skills in membership development, event planning, marketing, programming, leadership or communications, this is a great way to shine. Committee chairs love volunteers who have some background in the type of work the committee does, and we will happily train those interested in learning something new. For new committee members, we have a mentoring process to help integrate volunteers into the function of each committee.

Osher Committees

Core Programming: Develop recommendations for course topics, instructors, and speakers; review course proposals; and help to schedule courses. This committee usually meets monthly for approximately two hours. For more information, please contact Mary Lou Del Balso or Paula Friedman.

Go Explore: Develop recommendations for excursions and local tours to various locations of interest in Milwaukee. This committee usually meets monthly for two hours. For more information, please contact Marcia Scherrer.

Membership: Recruit and welcome new members and assist with membership renewal. This committee usually meets three times a year for 1.5 hours. For more information, please contact Terry King or Diane McMahon.

Fundraising: Plan and implement activities to help meet the annual fundraising goals that supplement Osher revenue-producing activities. This committee usually meets monthly for 1.5 hours. For more information, please contact Gwen Benner or Nancy Tawney.

Special Events: Add value to members’ relationships with Osher by developing and planning special social events for members. This committee usually meets as needed, usually for two hours, to plan for upcoming events. For more information, please contact Mary Kelly or Mary Johnson.

Volunteer Recruitment and Recognition: Enlist volunteers to serve on standing committees, act as facilitators and work on special projects.  Develop volunteer recognition events and programs. This committee meets monthly for 1.5 hours. For more information, please contact Marv Wiener.

If you are not sure which committee to join, but are interested in volunteering for Osher, please take a moment to fill out a volunteer application.

For more information, contact:
Kim Beck, executive director, kcb@uwm.edu, 414-227-3321

 

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