Planning Meetings


Regional Vice Presidents Meet in Southern California (Claremont) and Northern California (Sacramento) to Discuss the Future of the RVP Program

It's happened! Two groups of Regional Vice Presidents met on January 14 and 25, 2017 to discuss the future of the CCHS RVP Program. The meetings were led by Ralph Thomas, CCHS Strategic Planning Committee Chair and Cim Castellon, RVP Program Sub-Committee Chair. Thanks to Ralph (RVP Region 29 - East San Gabriel Valley) and Cim (RVP Region 20 - Riverside County) for making the drive to Sacramento. The attendees for the Claremont meeting were Therese Melbar (RVP Region 22 - Kern, Kings, and Tulare Counties), Gary Bancroft (RVP Region 19 - Southern San Bernardino County), John Shea (RVP Region 30 - San Gabriel River) , and Alison Bruesehoff (RVP Region 39 - Long Beach). The attendees for the Sacramento meeting, besides Ralph and Cim, were Michael Otten (RVP Region 8 - Nevada, Placer, Sierra, Sutter, and Yuba Counties), Maryellen Burns-Dabaghian (RVP Region 7 - Sacramento and Yolo Counties), Mary-Ellen Jones (RVP Region 11 - Contra Costa County), Al Minard (RVP Region 13 - South Alameda County), Kris Payne (RVP Regions 38 - El Dorado County and 16- Amador, Calaveras, and Tuolumne Counties) and by telephone, Arlene Hartin (RVP Region 1 - Del Norte and Humboldt Counties). An additional, special attendee was Andrea Blachman (CCHS President - Martinez).


Structured similarly, the two meetings included PowerPoint presentations and question/answer discussions about being a CCHS Regional Vice President and the representation of the RVPs in the business of California history throughout the State. Special emphasis was placed on honoring the new vision for CCHS and collectively being consistent in the "join us" message. Any questions? Take a look at our website tabs - About and Resources above.


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Planning Meeting Update reports were given by committee members at the Fall Symposium in Redding on October17, 2015. Topics reported on included Membership Campaign, Strategic Partnerships, Workshops, Knowledge Base, Symposiums, Annual Meeting, California Historian, Needs Assessment, Audience Development, and RVP Program. If you have any questions, please post your comment.
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