I originally wrote about the idea of volunteering with Planned Parenthood in my post “Putting My Actions Where My Intentions Are”, but I thought I’d write an update to that. Last night at a little after 10:00 PM, I got an email congratulating a group of us, and welcoming us to the Friends of Planned Parenthood Board. I made it! As far as what it means to be on the board, here’s an excerpt of the list of responsibilities that was sent to me before I applied for the position.
- The Friends of Planned Parenthood Board is charged with fundraising efforts for the benefit of Planned Parenthood of the Heartland. It is also responsible for enhancing public awareness and understanding of Planned Parenthood.
It’s a 3 year term, with a maximum of 2 consecutive terms. It is an unpaid position. Board members are required to attend board meetings (held over lunch once a month), assist in fundraising, serve on one or more committees for the annual benefit, volunteer at events, and solicit donations. We’re also tasked with being a liaison for Planned Parenthood, and advocate what the organization stands for. Well, aside from the asking for money, I kinda already do that now. So, I get to represent an organization I support already, and I can add the gig to my resume. All around, I think the next three years will be an adventure. I might have an inner politico after all!