Final touches this morning on the eNewsletter, which, if you didn’t get it, don’t worry you can still sign up.
Morning finds me with coffee-cart coffee and pastry patiently waiting on a stone bench before the Fulton Street entrance of the Seaport Museum, now under the auspices of the Museum of the City of New York. I am fairly early for a meeting to explore a joint “friends” event with the Museum. Got a peek at the upcoming exhibit under installation!
Zoom to the office a few blocks east of there and join, in progress, the first formal Intern Orientation and say a few words of welcome. A really talented and passionate group of interns to do a mix of support work, writing, evaluation, and site reviews! Each works closely with a specific staffer, program, and area of responsibility.
More thank- you’s for Rochester. Some calls about the eNews. One legislative staffer with perhaps the greatest affinity for our cause, calling to say she was on to the next thing. Pouting was general upon this news.
Lunch over at my son’s preschool for end of year. Put Parmesan, like so much unhoped-for pixie dust, on the pizzas of kids so desiring. Ate some tiny slices of za.
The afternoon was a prep for Thursday’s trip to Buffalo. We have four influential board members there whom we contacted, and we also sent an e-blast to our area friends.
Also, set the first parameters for next year’s operating budget. Many unknowable factors on the income side, like, what will happen to our Federal funding after the election.
75-minute conference call on a specific aspect of advocacy & strategic planning with a committee of the Federation of State Humanities Councils, of which I am past Vice-Chair. Really interesting subjects and good progress on our issues.
There was an evening event that I just couldn’t make given how much I’ve been away, and my husband was pulled into a client meeting anyway. Regrets!
My gold flat shoes were finally, and perhaps it was all in due time, done in by the rain.