ARA PoDS (Programs on Demand) were born from member requests for more informal and diverse opportunities for social activities.
Disclaimer: ARA, its officers and content providers, shall not be liable for any loss or damage arising from or otherwise connected to your voluntary participation in any program, PoD, activity or event.
How does your idea become a PoD?
After deciding on a particular activity, the PoD Leader develops an email notification soliciting new members for the proposed PoD. The email should include the information on the PoD and request interested members to get in touch with the POD Leader. The requests for an email notification should be directed to Marge Colson, Pod Resource Coordinator.
After initial interest is generated, the PoD leader will schedule a start-up meeting following which the group will work autonomously from then on. The PoD will set dates that work for the group and optimally do not conflict with ARA regularly scheduled programming --typically Tuesday all day and Friday afternoons are free. PoD Leaders communicate plans and changes among the PoD members.
ARA will include a general description of PoDS along with the printed program schedule which is mailed to members in August and January.
ARA will also include PoD activity/schedule information on the ARA Website Calendar of Events. To be included on the Website Calendar of Events, you must send information on the what, when and where to ARA Technology Services at firstname.lastname@example.org using the PoD name as the subject of the email.
For questions and further information on starting a PoD for your special interest, send an email to the PoD Resource Coordinator, Marge Colson.