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Looking for volunteers on non-profit board

From: Adrienne
Sent on: Thursday, January 5, 2017 7:11 PM

A board of directors is currently forming for West Coast Paranormal Events Inc., a new non-profit corporation that will be formally overseeing Bay Area Ghost Hunters and looking into putting on a traveling paranormal convention, which will be loosely using the World Science Fiction Convention as a model.


For those interested in the paranormal, their community is in the same situation the speculative fiction genre was in back in the 40s and 50s. There are lots of people interested, but the gatherings I've been to have all left something to be desired. Most don't last much longer than a day and many nickel-and-dime attendees who want to do more than sit in on programming or go to the dealers room. I believe there is a place for something bigger and better.

We are recruiting nine people who at least have a respect for the subject matter and have had substantial experience organizing events. Since there is a lot of overlap between paranormal buffs and science fiction fans, I have been hoping some of my friends in the science fiction community would be interested in joining us to produce a convention with a whole new focus, the paranormal, including but not limited to scientific research, literature—both non-fiction and fiction, art, photography, film, etc. Once again, I am loosely using San Francisco Science Fiction Conventions Inc. (SFSFC) as a model for our corporation. A term of office will last 3 years, but for the initial board, six of the members will have terms of either 1 or 2 years. The current plan is to meet every 4 months (or three times a year).


As of this writing, we have four more positions to fill. Five members have already been recruited, including:


Adrienne Foster
Loyd Auerbach
Bill Samuels
Maurine Starkey
Stacy Meyn


The people working on this board will be unpaid volunteers. Ideally, we would like someone who lives in the San Francisco Bay Area, but we won't dismiss any good candidates who live elsewhere. Please contact me if interested. West Coast Paranormal Events is the name I reserved with the State of California and I am currently putting together the paperwork to file. I will need all nine people to sign the documents for filing with the state soon.


Adrienne Foster
BAGH Organizer


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