Slow Food San Diego is looking for a few great people to serve on our Board of Directors.
We are seeking passionate, talented, energetic Slow Food supporters who will join our Board in 2014 to serve a three-year term and help us work toward promoting good, clean and fair food in San Diego County.
Being on the board requires entrepreneurial initiative and the availability to commit a few hours per week of work on our many projects, as well as to attend at least one, 2 hour board meeting every 1-2 months and participate in as many of our public events as possible.
Eligible nominees must be current, paid-up members of Slow Food USA, and available to contribute their time and energy.
If you are interested, please nominate yourself to join us by replying to this email or at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have questions, please contact us also.
Nominations are due by 4:00 pm Friday, March 28 for candidates to lead SFSD in 2014. Please provide the information below and a few sentences in support of your qualifications:
Prior involvement in Slow Food is helpful but not required. If you have been involved with Slow Food efforts in the past, in San Diego or elsewhere, please describe:
Please tell us why you would like to serve on the Board:
Please indicate on which committee you would like to serve:
You may be contacted during the process to talk about your interest. We will propose a slate of qualified nominees for the consideration of the SFSD membership. Voting will take place at our annual membership meeting on 4/5/14.
New Board members’ terms will commence in April 2014.
Welcome to Slow Food San Diego
Our convivium (chapter) is part of Slow Food International, a non-profit organization which was founded by Carlo Petrini in response to the 1986 opening of a McDonalds in Rome’s Piazza Spagna. The mission of Slow Food is to counteract fast food and fast life, the disappearance of local food traditions and people’s dwindling interest in the food they eat, where it comes from, how it tastes and how our food choices affect the rest of the world. Today, there are 80,000 members world-wide.
Slow Food is dedicated to bio-diversity (preservation of food variety) and sustainability (meeting present needs without compromising those of future generations). Slow Food works to support the small farmer, local artisans and preserves cultural food traditions.
San Diego is a bountiful, richly diverse locale for a Slow Food convivium. Our members share a passion for food. Our monthly events reflect our work to support local producers, restaurants and suppliers. We are dedicated to ecologically sound food production. We are committed to awakening our children to the enjoyment and health benefits of quality foods. Finally, we celebrate the return of the table as a center of pleasure and the idea of living a slower, more harmonious life.
To find out about how Slow Food San Diego got started and who we are, click “About Us.”