What is the Marin County Section on Aging (MCSOA)?
MCSOA is a coalition of agencies, organizations and individuals concerned with the well-being of older persons. We are a network alliance advocating for and promoting the development, coordination and implementation of older adult services in Marin County.
What are the benefits of membership to the MCSOA?
- An abundance of networking with other services that may assist the older adults you serve. Our members become connected to resources in our community.
- Educational meetings covering a broad range of topics that are of interest to members and the population we serve.
- A listing in our widely distributed annual Member Directory and Resource Guide, with an opportunity for paid advertising in the directory.
- A listing on the MCSOA website and the opportunity to list your events on the MCSOA website.
- Opportunities for sponsorship of meeting refreshments with your personal “5 Minutes of Fame” for additional exposure for your agency.
How do I become a member?
Membership is $80 per year and is paid on an annual basis. Your membership includes a listing in the online Membership Directory and a text listing in the next printed directory.
The printed directory is published in the Spring each year. Deadline for payment, content approval and ad submission is January 31st. If you miss the deadline, your information will be included in the following year’s directory. Here is the latest version: 2017 Directory.
Can I pay for my membership by check?
Yes, mail your payment to:
Marin County Section on Aging
P.O. Box 4353
San Rafael, CA 94913-4353
What are the Ad specifications and costs for the printed directory?
Your annual membership includes a free text listing in our printed directory. Here are the optional ad upgrades:
$175 – 1/8 Page (Business Card)
(3.625” x 2.4375”)
$250 – ¼ Page Ad
(3.625” x 4.875”)
$425 – ½ Page Ad
(7.25” x 4.875”)
$725 – Full Page Ad
(7.25″ x 9.75″)
Note: Ad rates include your membership fee of $80.
Here are the Ad Specs
Refreshment sponsors should provide the following:
Food, serving and individual utensils, napkins, plates and cups if they are bringing drinks. Alma Via provides: Coffee, tea, juice, water, cups and condiments. Please arrive 20 minutes prior to our meeting time, which would be 9:40 a.m. You will be given an opportunity to speak for 5 minutes about your services.
Is membership on an individual or company basis?
Either! Company membership: Companies are welcome to become members. You may have as many people as you like attend the meeting from your company. However, companies with multiple locations must have multiple memberships. Stated another way, if you have branch offices in Sausalito and Novato and you have representatives from both offices, you will need to submit two membership applications.
If you have a change in staffing, the new staff person is welcome to attend as a paid member.
Individual membership: Individuals are welcome to become members. You can retain your individual membership even if you work for a company. However, the membership is not transferable to another individual, nor is your company a member.
When and where do you meet?
The meetings are held on the third Thursday of each month. We meet from 10 AM – 11:30 AM in the Community Room of Alma Via of San Rafael located at 515 Northgate Drive in San Rafael.
Is parking available?
Street parking is available or you can park at the Northgate Mall, which is across the street from Alma Via of San Rafael.
What happens at meetings?
The meetings include networking at the beginning and end, introductions, an educational speaker and a question and answer session.
Refreshments are sponsored by our members. Refreshment Sponsors have five minutes to talk about their business or organization.
Do I have to be a member to attend meetings?
No, all are welcome!
Can I bring my promotional materials to the meetings?
Yes! We have a resource table set up for members to gather information about other member businesses, organizations, and events. Please take your materials with you at the end of the meeting. All abandoned literature will be recycled.
Can I announce a special event or opportunity?
We have an announcement time at the end of the meeting. Members are welcome to post their event on our website. Announcements must be related to business; no personal ads will be published. Submit your event for posting.
What should I do if I still have questions?
Feel free to contact the committee member in charge of membership.