The Friends of the Fiscalini Ranch Preserve (FFRP) is looking for people who are interested in filling one or two board seats that will open on January 1.  The organization is especially seeking those who have skills and experience in the fields of conservation, finance, and community outreach.  Diversifying the board is a continuing goal.

     Board terms are three years with the option to renew up to three times for a total of nine years of service.  The board consists of 12 members and meets on the second Tuesday of the month at 4:00 p.m.  Officers are the chairperson, vice-chair, treasurer, and secretary.  Members are covered by Directors and Officers Insurance.  The FFRP committees are Education, Executive, Finance, Marketing and Development, Nominating, and Ranch.

     FFRP has a working board, which means members have operational responsibilities.  Each board member is expected to serve on at least one committee and contribute time to the organization.  For example, some board members volunteer on the invasive plant removal, restoration, and trail programs.  Some organize and oversee educational programs.  Others direct finances, fundraising, and events.  Board members average 100 hours of volunteer time per year, including attending board meetings.  In addition, each board member must be a member in good standing of FFRP.

     The board is congenial and collegial, sharing a deep love of the Ranch and a commitment to the mission of protecting the beauty of the Fiscalini Ranch Preserve and sustaining its diversity of life for everyone to enjoy.  A mutual love of the Ranch pulls everyone together.

     As retiring board member Ted Siegler says, “Service to the organization is a way to repay those who have come before and to contribute to future generations.”  For anyone interested in board service, please call (805-927-2856) or send an email (ranch@fiscaliniranchpreserve.org).