June 12, 2022

With BCC’s spectacular and moving 50th anniversary celebration behind us, we turn our attention with renewed motivation and focus to our community’s future. At the upcoming Congregational Meeting on July 17th at 3:00 p.m. at BCC, we will elect officers for our Executive Committee and at-large Board members. The Board of Directors represents BCC in the Jewish and LGBTQIA+ communities, coordinates synagogue activities and programs, develops policy, and works closely in sacred partnership with our clergy and staff. 

Have you been thinking about getting more involved? Do you have great ideas and a vision for the future of our community? Do you know of other members whose voices should be added to our leadership? We welcome your input at this time for nominations for at-large board and officer positions. You can nominate yourself or someone else. We have compiled a list of questions and expectations that might help you decide if board service is for you.

Being a part of BCC’s leadership is a special and important honor. To be eligible to serve on the Board one must have been a member of BCC for at least one year. A BCC member who has been a committee chair or a member of the Board of Directors for at least one year can serve as an officer. 

Once nominations have been received, the nominating committee will meet with each candidate to discuss past leadership, other volunteer experience at BCC and in general, goals if elected to the board, and the responsibilities and expectations of being a board member. See the link above for an overview.

If you would like to volunteer to help BCC, but a position on the Board doesn’t seem like the best fit right now, let us know, too. We are always looking for members to join committees and help out at events. These opportunities are great ways to dip your toes in the water and develop a sense of what it’s like to help lead our community. 

To ensure that the nominating committee has enough time to meet with all nominees and create the slate of candidates, we ask that you send your nominations to me at president@bcc-la.org by Friday, June 24. If you’d like to learn more about what being a BCC leader entails, please let me know, and we’ll set up a time to talk. 

Thank you so much for your continuing support of BCC. I am very excited about the future of our community!

Warm regards,
Brett Trueman

BCC Board President, on behalf of the BCC Board Development Nominating Committee