Help wanted: UMRA events hosting team

When UMRA switched to virtual programming last year, we discovered that putting on high-quality Zoom webinars is harder than it looks, and that there are several tasks involved. Fortunately, a group of members stepped up, formed a Zoom team, and figured out all the details.

Now we need to have a similar team come together to work on in-person events. Fingers crossed, we hope to resume our in-person luncheon forums next spring. To do that, we will need a small group of folks to volunteer to do the things that are required for a successful event: booking space at the Campus Club or another venue, choosing the menu, arranging parking, arranging for audio-visual equipment, overseeing the room set-up, printing name tags, greeting people as they enter and checking them in.

If several people divide up the work, as the Zoom team did, the workload for any one person isn’t that much. This would be a nice opportunity for people, especially new members, to become involved and contribute to the organization without having to make a big commitment.

Contact Ron Matross, UMRA president-elect and Program Committee chair, at to learn more.

Publication date: 
October 25, 2021
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