The Alliance’s commitment to training provides its volunteers with invaluable learning opportunities, ranging from leadership and organization development training to community program instruction and nonprofit fundraising skills.
Alliance members use this training to go on to serve on the boards of nonprofit agencies, advocate on issues of public policy and organize model community programs that address need areas to build better communities.
The Sonoma County Medical Association Alliance, known originally as the Women's Auxiliary to the Sonoma County Medical Association, was established in 1929 by Mrs. Henry Rogers (Jean Rogers) of Petaluma. Seeing a larger need for coordinating support for the medical family, Mrs. Rogers went on to become the first president of the Women's Auxiliary to the California Medical Association. For over 80 years, our members have been working as volunteers to build better communities in Sonoma County.
The SCMAA today is part of the American Medical Association Alliance, a nationwide network of grassroots volunteers who work diligently to improve the health of Americans and further the aims of the American Medical Association through community programs, projects and services. Today’s Alliance includes men as well as women, physicians as well as physician spouses and committed friends of medicine.
Hello SCMA-Alliance members. My name is Meta Lightfoot; wife of Dan Lightfoot, MD, ophthalmologist. I have been an Alliance member for 28 years and have been actively involved for the past eight years. I have worn the hat of different roles in the Alliance, starting out with Board Secretary, then Membership Chair and eventually, for two years, co-Chaired our annual Garden Tour. I have enjoyed my experiences, making new friends and admire what our Alliance stands for – funding good health in Sonoma County.
As President of the Alliance, my focus will be on membership this year. I would like to thank you for your past membership to the SCMA-Alliance. We are grateful for the support of our members like you. Your membership helps strengthen the foundation of local medical families through community service, social connection and professional networking.
This year the Alliance Program Chairs, Christine Huebner-Beakes & Charlene Staples have put together a diverse range of membership programs and events. There are many opportunities for individuals, couples and families to connect with one another. I encourage you to check out the exciting list of upcoming events on our website: www.scmaa.org There are a number of ways to get involved with the Alliance and of course it is okay to show your support with your membership dues alone.
Hope to see you at some of the planned Alliance events. Any questions, comments or suggestions, please don’t hesitate to call me. Thank you.
SCMA-Alliance co-President 2011-2013
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