Annual Mateel Member Meeting Tuesday, November 17th, 5:30pm

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 The Mateel annual membership meeting is the time when nominations for candidates to run as new board members are submitted for the ballot. This year nominations will be open for three positions on the Mateel Board of Directors. The election for board member seats takes place in December by mail-in ballot. Current members receive ballots by mail to vote on three total seats annually.  

Dear Mateel Member,
We offer our warmest gratitude to you for continuing to show your support of the Mateel Community Center.  You and your family are the strength and foundation of our organization. Please let this letter serve as a gentle reminder that your annual membership will expire at year’s end. Please be aware that if you are a member of the Mateel, you should also receive an election ballot in December.

The Annual Membership Meeting is on Tuesday, November 17th and that will be your last chance to purchase a voting membership for 2020.

This year has been very difficult for our organization because the pandemic has restricted us from providing any events.  We missed out on our 2 largest fundraisers;  the beloved Summer Arts and Music Festival and the iconic Reggae on the River. We implemented the Drive-Through Dinners just to be able to cover our monthly expenses but our outstanding debt continues to grow. Now more than ever is the time to get involved and help us find a way to stay alive.

If you would like to see the Mateel survive this difficult time, we invite you, the community at large, to get involved.  Please help us keep this iconic piece of our community functioning as a valuable resource for Southern Humboldt. We are always looking for help with our Friday dinners. We are also looking to fill 3 Board seats this year. Would you like to come help make decisions that impact your community center? It’s a great way to get involved and help. Another great way to help is with monetary donations.  We accept donations throughout the year.  And last but certainly not least, you can renew your membership and encourage others to join as well.  

The benefits you can receive as a Mateel member include discounted admission to Mateel sponsored events, a vote in the Mateel Board elections, and monthly e-news from the mothership.There are often membership savings on groovy merchandise as well.  You especially get the satisfaction of knowing that you are contributing to the center which will continue our many programs and events as soon as permitted. This supports our local economy as well as many local nonprofits and local business owners. Check out our website at mateel.org to stay aware of our current offerings.We truly hope to see you at this year’s Annual Membership Meeting on Tuesday, November 17th. The evening will begin at 5:30. The meeting will start at 6:30.  Please come and share in the spirit of community which is your Mateel Community Center.  Mateel Forever!

The Board & Staff of the Mateel Community Center