Dear CapSciComm Community —
At our January 30th Networking Social, we unveiled our Reorganization Plan for 2020. We are so excited to usher this new era for Capital Science Communicators — your scicomm professional community here in the Sacramento region for the past seven years.
You can now officially join CapSciComm as a dues-paying member. As the first phase of our Reorganization, we invite everyone in our current mailing list to join us as a Professional, Student, or Community Member at www.capscicomm.org/join
- Professional Memberships ($10.00) gain privileges to Members-Only Listserv; free or reduced rates for CapSciComm events with fees; invitations to Member-Only events, programs, and resources; and most importantly, eligibility to run in Executive Board elections and participate in volunteer committees.
- Student Memberships ($5.00) gain all of the above privileges, plus eligibility for potential future student-only programs.
- Community Memberships (No Charge) will still receive news and alerts, but have no leadership or event discount privileges.
Whichever tier best suits your interest in our network, we invite you to visit www.capscicomm.org/join and register as a CapSciComm Member for 2020. Even if you wish to remain as a Community Member, please register so that we can properly migrate your contact information to any new platforms, and ensure continuity of news and alerts.
The success of our network has always been in our membership — now, it’s time to truly pay it forward. Member dues will go towards covering our baseline costs (e.g. domain registration, member swag, venue rental fees). More importantly, building a treasury will open the door for exciting new programming possibilities — such as student scholarships, special events, or annual mixers with other local societies.
As members, you bring the genuine energy and diverse perspectives we need to shape and lead our CapSciComm community in this new decade. In subsequent phases this spring 2020, we will announce a Call for Candidate Nominations and launch our first-ever Executive Board Elections. All six seats on the redesigned Board will be open for running, from President to Communications Officer.
And by summer 2020, we hope to unveil an all-new CapSciComm Executive Board elected by you, the members —and a suite of Service Committees that any member can join and lend their wisdom and energy.
The need to nurture great scicomm and science literacy in the Sacramento region remains — and you can play your part! Join CapSciComm as a member today, and together, let’s #KeepScienceSpicy for our greater Sacramento region.
The CapSciComm Board
Ben Young Landis, Becky Oskin, Nick Gray, Emily Underwood
Photos from the January 30th CapSciComm Networking Social: