Regional Membership & Skills Development Workshop

October 24, 2015
8:30 am–4:00 pm

Hillcrest Retirement Community (map)
2705 Mountain View Dr.
La Verne, CA 91750

$25 Member / $35 Non-Member
Lunch included.  Space is limited, so be sure to register as soon as possible!
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  • Provide tools for membership development
  • Share best practices



Local historical society board members and staff interested in retaining and increasing membership and sharing best practices.


  • Membership Development - Where to Start?
  • Membership Development Through Market Research
  • Facebook Made Easy - For Membership Development and Marketing
  • Archival Storage - Don’t Make That Mistake!


Susan Davis is the Archivist at the San Dimas Historical Society in San Dimas, California. She has practical experience in all aspects of archival storage including photographs, documents, newspapers and three dimensional items.

Dr. Gary W. Lawson is the founder of Lawson Social Media in Pomona, California. He is an expert in the use of social media to improve organizational effectiveness. Dr. Lawson is also the publisher of The Pomona Proud Community News Digital Media Network.

David Shearer is the Executive Director of Claremont Heritage in Claremont, California. He has experience in membership development through the use of market research information.

Ralph H. Thomas is the CCHS Regional Vice President for Region 29 which includes the East San Gabriel Valley. He has served as the President of the San Dimas Historical Society and has experience in strategy and tactical plan development and execution.

For more information contact:
Ralph H. Thomas, CCHS Regional Vice President
(909) 815-8175
[email protected]


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