Board of Directors

Gratitude through Community Service

The all-volunteer board of directors is proud to support the Oakland-East Bay Gay Men’s Chorus.  Our board comprised of singers, friends of the chorus and community members is primarily responsible for the fiscal stewardship and well-being of this community-based arts organization in the East Bay. The board regularly participates in fundraising events, collaborating with other community organizations, providing guidance and overall direction for the strategic management of The Chorus and sets an example for our community by living our core values.

Community
We create and maintain a bond of friendship and family by affirming individuality, mutual respect, and trust.

Kindness
We uplift and support each other; we believe in and expect the best of one another, exercising patience, understanding, and empathy in our interactions.

Integrity
We are accountable to ourselves and to each other. We are honest and forthright with our motives and actions, striving for excellence.

Trustworthiness
We believe in the reliability of each other, and commit ourselves to supporting and providing a safety net for those in need.

Courage
We embrace peace and overcome fear.  We create a space in which we are able to do more together than we could do alone.

Joy
We delight in sharing fun and laughter.

Giving Back
We foster social justice and oppose discrimination through inclusion and education.  We are generous in our support of local non-profit organizations.

2017 Board of Directors:

Jeff McEwen – President
Denis Whitaker – Vice President
Steve Hardy – Treasurer
Steve Smith – Secretary
Lawrence Turner
Jeff Ray
Bill Peter
Mel Terry