Staff Appreciation Luncheon Committee

The annual Staff Appreciation Luncheon is the Guild’s formal tribute of appreciation for Heard Museum Staff, all of whom support our success in a wide variety of ways, and vice versa. Traditionally a pot luck meal prepared and served by Guild members to Staff, this event usually takes place on the first Thursday in November.

The Guild Staff Appreciation Luncheon Chair

  • Is invited to serve by the Guild Programs Coordinator, following approval by the Guild President. May select a co-chair to share responsibility (highly recommended to distribute the work and for succession planning).
  • Reports to the Guild Programs Coordinator.
  • Oversees the planning, organizing and serving of the annual luncheon.
  • Establishes an overall theme, menu and corresponding décor.
  • Recruits 16 to 20 volunteers to help set-up, serve, and clean up after the event.
  • Secures food supplies sufficient to serve approximately 150 people by:
    • Soliciting food donations and cash contributions from the Guild membership
    • Purchasing additional food items needed to supplement those donated
  • Submits a brief annual report to the Guild Programs Coordinator, and/or as requested.
  • Reviews the job description on the Guild website at the end of each Guild year and reports changes to the Guild Programs Coordinator.

 Support from the Guild Programs Coordinator is provided, as well as a detailed “how to” guide concerning the event.

If you are interested in learning more about this position or committee, contact the Guild Programs Coordinator at


The Heard Museum Guild Board encourages innovation and process improvement, but new initiatives and/or different approaches, activities, or actions must be discussed with the assigned Coordinator and/or Guild Executive Committee and, if necessary, approved by the Guild Board and/or Museum.



Revised March, 2020, Koble