New Member Programs
Social Pop-In Recruitment Events
In-Home GatheringsThroughout the year, select members host informal gatherings in their homes to discuss the membership experience in a more personal setting. If you (and a guest) are interested in attending, or if you would like to host a gathering in your home, please email Membership Liaison Julie Fritz.
In the winter, the Big Learn offers an opportunity for members to hear from local leaders about a timely and relevant issue affecting our region.
2020 BIG LEARN
At this year's Big Learn, we are diving deeper into Greater Fulton's history. Come listen to the story of our city and its residents, and how families have overcome dark times and unjust policies. We'll hear what was happening on the local and national levels in the mid-1970s that contributed to Richmond's only neighborhood-wide urban renewal program and how that legacy impacts us today. You'll leave with a better understanding of why our Neighborhood Catalyst Grant is so important and why Fulton is a unique community for our first partnership.
The Reverend Benjamin P. Campbell is an expert on poverty and race in the Richmond region and author of Richmond’s Unhealed History. In his book, Rev. Campbell examines our city's rich history through the lens of Christian ethics. He takes readers through colonialization, slavery, war, segregation, urban renewal and suburban sprawl and reveals how the injustices of those periods still haunt Richmond today. You can buy his compelling book locally at Chop Suey Books in Carytown.
Linda Sutton was a young girl when her family was forced out of Fulton. She remains actively engaged in the community as a bridge between old and new residents. She is a board member of the Friends of Historic Fulton Memorial Park and a member of the Impact 100 RVA Neighborhood Catalyst Grant Committee. Ms. Sutton shared her experiences with the Historic Fulton Oral History Project and VPM's Virginia Currents Radio series.
Michael Paul Williams writes for the Richmond Times-Dispatch. His columns, which run twice a week, focus on local government, matters of social justice and how unresolved issues of race, poverty and the past continue to inform and afflict Richmond today. He wrote about Greater Fulton's quiet rebirth in 2011.
RSVP DEADLINE for the Big Learn is January 24. Register HERE.
NEW MEMBERS are invited to attend an orientation at 5:30 PM to connect with other new members. You'll also meet members of the Leadership Team who will share tried-and-true ways to make the most of your membership. Please register separately for this event.
Refreshments will be provided by Ms. Girlee's Kitchen, relocating soon to Fulton!