WAHA Election Meeting and Potluck

Sunday Afternoon, April 26, 1314 West 25th Street (University Park), at 2 pm

WAHA is looking for a few good men and women. Our annual Board of Directors election and potluck is slated for 2 p.m. Sunday, April 26, and we need candidates to step up. WAHA currently has a 15-member board, and one-third of these positions are up for election each three years, on a rotating basis.

As always, we need board members with fresh, upbeat, enthusiastic ideas. This community was founded by the best volunteers in the nation, and now is the time for members (you!) to come forward. You need not spend an extraordinary amount of time doing tasks, but you must be committed to WAHA's goals of providing both member and community service. Generally speaking, board members are expected to attend all WAHA board meetings (usually held the fourth Thursday of each month), help with WAHA's fundraising efforts, and also will be given specific responsibilities for certain of WAHA's events, committees, and social functions, on a rotating basis.

We don't have many requirements: a love of old houses and other historic buildings, an enthusiasm for community activities, membership in WAHA for at least six months, and a desire to preserve and improve our neighborhoods. WAHA always needs expertise in fundraising, zoning issues, and historic preservation. But if you have a program you'd like to initiate, those ideas are welcome, too.

If you’d like to learn more about the requirements (and benefits) of serving on the WAHA board, please contact WAHA President Jim Robinson, at jghrobinson@ca.rr.com.

The meeting and election will be held at Philippe Soler's beautifully restored 1890 Queen Ann Victorian, which was relocated to West Adams in 1982 from its original location at 1116 Ingraham Street. The residence is not camera shy! It was featured in an Emmy-winning episode of "2 on the Town" and also the Mel Gibson film, "What Women Want."

Along with a tour of the house and the good fellowship of West Adams neighbors and friends, you’ll have an opportunity to hear from the WAHA Board candidates before we vote.