I would like you to join me as a board member supporting HERO House NW, a vital non-profit organization serving adults with mental illness living in Western Washington. HERO House NW is the administrative and advocating body for three clubhouses in Washington State. We formed because of the clear need to develop more clubhouses in the state. Using economies of scale, we have been able to set the stage for our vision of a Washington State where clubhouse communities not only survive but thrive. HERO House NW’s Clubhouses are the “What now?” for individuals who have become lost in the mental health system, for people whose current treatment has become stagnant, and for those who have found great success in clinical treatment of their illness but are left isolated, unemployed, and hopeless. Through our programs, we provide education, advocacy, pre-vocational skill building, socialization, employment placement, and support. Our current board members work in a variety of fields, including marketing, finance, real estate, and law. We’d love to give you an opportunity to join our team and use your skills and experience to help HERO House NW and the community. If you have any questions or need information, please do not hesitate to contact me (firstname.lastname@example.org) or our CEO, Kailey Fiedler Gohlke (email@example.com).
Cordially, Scott Rerucha Board President of HERO House NW"
Board Member Responsibilities
1. Attend regular meetings of the HERO House NW Board of Directors. Meetings are each approximately two hours in duration. The board meets at least eight (6) times per year. Be accessible for personal contact between board meetings
2. Provide leadership to board committees. The expectation of each board director is to serve as an active, ongoing member of at least one committee. This requires several meetings per year and additional time to expedite task completion. Present committees include Public Relations, Resource Development, Board Development, Finance and Executive
3. Commit time to developing financial resources for HERO House NW. This includes making a personally meaningful financial gift as well as supporting other fund development activities of HERO House NW in a manner appropriate for board directors
4. Prepare in advance for decision-making and policy formation at board meetings; take responsibility for self-education on the major issues before the board
5. Responsibly review and act upon committee recommendations brought to the board for action
6. Participate in the annual board director self-review process
7. Participate in the annual board development and planning retreat usually held in January of each year
8. In general, utilize personal and professional skills, relationships, and knowledge for the advancement of HERO House NW