The Funhouse Commons Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Emilie Gincig as the organization’s new Executive Director. Emilie Gincig will relieve the current Executive Director, Maureen Moran, who is transitioning to a position at the Orcas Island School District.
Emilie grew up on Orcas Island. She has extensive nonprofit experience, having worked at Orcas Island Children’s House, Kaleidoscope Preschool, Orcas Island Park and Recreation District, and Orcas Center before joining The Funhouse team in January 2013. During her time at The Funhouse, she has served as Afterschool Program Staff, Mentor Program Coordinator, Afterschool Program Director, and most recently, as Program Director. She is thrilled to be stepping into this new leadership position as Executive Director.
Emilie has a deep understanding of the history and mission of the Funhouse and the community. She is a natural leader, imbued with a passion for positive youth development and social/emotional learning. Reflecting on her time at The Funhouse and what the future may hold, Emilie commented, “Over the course of my years working at The Funhouse, I’ve been so impressed and proud of our ability to provide genuine and creative ways to make a positive impact on the lives of Orcas Island youth. We have an incredibly committed Funhouse community of Board, staff, volunteers, supporters, nonprofit partners, parents, and kids. I’m honored and excited to be a part of this new chapter.”
Emilie starts her new position on August 1. She invites the community to connect with her at email@example.com or by calling (360) 376-7177.
We are looking for high energy, dependable people who are excited to work a few hours a week with elementary age children as a staff member at our Afterschool Program.
The Funhouse Afterschool Program is a mix of structured and unstructured time for children in a safe, high quality, nurturing environment. If you are interested in applying or learning more, please email Emilie@thefunhouse.org.
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The annual Funhouse Science Fair is right around the corner! Mark your calendars for Saturday, April 7 at noon! We will be kicking off the event with a performance by The Banana Slug String Band! The Banana Slug String Band are a musical group of environmental educators traveling to us from California! They have been playing music and educating kids for over 30 years. We are so excited for this amazing show! For more information visit http://www.bananaslugstringband.com.
In addition to exhibits there will be food, music, and entertainment while entries are judged and prizes awarded. The “Richie Moore Rocketship of Wonder” is awarded to the ‘Best of Show’ project by our Wizard Judges. All participants receive a prize. $1000 in college scholarships will be awarded to middle and high school students.
More than 100 kids participate in the Science Fair, showcasing their science projects – including youth from neighboring islands. All school age youth are invited to enter their projects!
For more information call (360) 376-7177 or email email@example.com.