October 24, 2020

FVCS Board of Directors 2020-21

Our volunteer leadership represents the greater Girdwood community with the depth of local knowledge and the skills needed to oversee Four Valleys Community School. As an entity, the board has all the legal duties of a nonprofit board and is responsible for setting policies, overseeing staff, developing program and awarding scholarships.

Members serve two-year terms on various committees and hold specific board positions. New board members are selected by the current board and elected to serve specific board positions.

Welcome to new members, and welcome back to returning members. Thank you for your work to bring community education to the greater Girdwood area via Four Valleys Community School!

40th Anniversary Art Auction: Artists Wanted!

Did you know Four Valleys Community School has been serving our community for forty years? To celebrate we intended on hosting an online art auction culminating with a community celebration, but things have changed due to Covid precautions.  We are still holding our art auction, but the dates have been pushed to the month of November.  Please help by donating your original artwork!  All ages welcome. Artworks need to be received by mid-October.  If you have any questions, please call or email Ashley Wade at 907-382-7773 or awade@fourvalleys.org.

FVCS Annual Meeting: Thursday, Oct 1st, 6:30pm

Join us for our annual Board of Directors meeting.  The Zoom link to join this meeting is https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81690092052. Zoom in and join us!

FVCS Annual Ski & Sports Swap Virtual All October!

BACKGROUND: Since Four Valleys Community School cannot hold an in-person Ski & Sports Swap this year (thanks, Covid!), we are going VIRTUAL! This will be a no host self-supported swap; we ask that sellers donate anywhere from 20-100% of your sales to back FVCS. 

HOW DOES THIS WORK? Join our FVCS Girdwood Ski & Sports Swap Facebook page, and during the entire month of October post your gear to SELL. You can also post gear that you are looking to BUY to see if anyone in our community has the sizes and type of gear you seek. You make the connection, close the deal, host the transaction, and then make a donation back to FVCS. We suggest between 20-100% of the gear price. Your donations will be on an honor system, and we appreciate any support. We will be using the GiveButter platform to accept your donations, but you can also do it the old fashioned way and send us a check to PO Box 790, Girdwood, AK 99587. 

SPEAKING OF DONATIONS: We know we are not the lone ranger, but this has been a really tough year for Four Valleys Community School. In our 40th year of providing community education to the greater Girdwood community we were forced to shut down for 4 months. As winter darkness closes in on the Girdwood valley, the role of FVCS is very important to the social, mental and physical health of this community.  We are proud to be a legacy non-profit with the community of Girdwood being the very DNA that created us, and we plan on serving Girdwood for now and forever, despite present day challenges.  Your donations allow us to continue to show up for Girdwood, offering classes, programs and events for all ages. Thank you very much for the support of our program. Please consider a donation of between 20-100% of your gear sales, recycle gear back into our community, support FVCS programs, and share the stoke. You can also just plain old donate some funds to us too. Every dime will be used to bring more programs, classes and events to Girdwood. Thank you ALL.