General Meetings are held monthly on Wednesdays from January to June and August through December (bi-weekly in September) and typically alternate between evening (6:30 – 8:00 pm) and morning (8:30 – 10:00 a.m.). The October meetings cover three days for the Gala event – set up one day prior (two hour commitment), the Gala (5:00 – 10:00 pm) and following day clean up (two hour commitment). Active Members generally devote between six and ten hours per month to their Committee. Board Members, Gala Chairs and Gala Committee Chairs typically devote additional time of preparation.
General Meetings always commence with a social portion and provide refreshments prior to the business portion of the meeting. RVWL business consists of preparing for and organizing the upcoming fundraiser events. Each meeting highlights a different Adopt A Family of Marin donation under Fill the Gap as well as updates from various Gala Committee Chairs. As importantly, we encourage brainstorming for new and improved methods of fund-raising and ongoing community awareness. We also stress and focus on the support and well-being of our extended membership.