No, this isn’t déjà vu all over again! We had a really great program scheduled for our February AKCHO membership meeting, until wintry weather conditions confounded our plans and we had to cancel. But the happy news is that we have rescheduled the program for March. Hope to see you there!
Tuesday, March 28, 2017, 10 AM – 12:30 PM
Host: Northwest Railway Museum
Address: Railway Education Center; 9312 Stone Quarry Rd; Snoqualmie
Program: New Railway Education Center Serves Public, Engages Volunteers
It took 25 years, but this month the Northwest Railway Museum finished its Railway Education Center and AKCHO members are invited to tour the facility as well as hear from staff about plans to serve the public and the museum’s long history of recruiting and retaining volunteers. The volunteer element is a special focus as it pertains to the StEPS program facilitated by 4Culture in 2015 to help AKCHO members strengthen their organizations.
Brandon Claycomb, PhD. and founder of Refined Ideas Consulting, will lead a session titled “Being Strategic about Volunteer Engagement and Retention” that will focus on:
Identifying your organization’s biggest volunteer challenge/opportunity (recruitment, engagement, retention, use, etc.)
Approaches recommended by theory and studies
Group discussion of specific best practices targeted to your challenges and opportunities
Brandon would love to hear from folks ahead of time about these questions:
What is your organization’s most important current volunteer challenge?
What is your organization’s most important current volunteer opportunity?
Please send responses to firstname.lastname@example.org
Members of Savor Snoqualmie Valley, a tourism alliance built with heritage and arts support, will be attending as well.
Note: The meeting is not at the museum’s depot but at the Education Center, which is on Stone Quarry Road.
Driving Directions Traveling on Eastbound I-90:
Take exit 27 “Snoqualmie & North Bend.”
Turn left at the foot of the exit ramp and pass under the freeway onto North Bend Way. Proceed for 3/4 of a mile.
(Stay in the right hand lane to go through the round-about at the Snoqualmie Casino.)
Turn left on Meadowbrook Way. Proceed for 1/2 mile, crossing over the railroad tracks.
Turn right on Railroad Avenue (SR 202). Proceed 500 feet and then turn right onto Stone Quarry Road. The Center is at 9312 Stone Quarry Road.
Bus Routes: We should point out that this meeting venue is not easy to reach via public transportation. Perhaps you can take the bus to the Issaquah Transit Center and arrange to have someone pick you up there and drive the rest of the way to Snoqualmie. Visit tripplanner.kingcounty.gov to plan your trip.