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    Anderson Hall on the Rice University campus

    Rice University
    Rice Design Alliance – MS 51
    P.O. Box 1892
    Houston, Texas 77251-1892
    phone: (713) 348-4876
    fax.: (713) 348-5924
    email: rda@rice.edu

    Physical Address:
    Rice Design Alliance
    M. D. Anderson Hall, Room 149
    Rice University
    6100 Main Street
    Houston, Texas 77005
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    The Rice Design Alliance relies on its volunteers to ensure the success of its programs. The best way to get involved is to call the office at 713 348 4876 and talk to a staff member about your interests.

    Committee participation is open to all members. The committees described below are in addition to volunteer work that can be done on an individual basis. Some committees are by invitation only, but the first step is for members to express an interest in joining.

    Membership Hospitality Committee
    Meets 3-4 times a year to plan membership events and evaluate membership requirements and benefits. Acts as ambassadors at RDA events, serving as hosts and welcoming guests.

    Membership Development Committee
    Meets 4-6 times a year to strengthen personal relationships and build rapport with individual members. The committee evaluates membership requirements and benefits.

    Fundraising Committee
    Meets monthly in the spring to solicit Corporate Members and in summer and fall to sell tables and tickets to the RDA gala.

    Auction Committee
    Meets on Tuesday evenings on a monthly basis from July through October. Committee members solicit donations for the gala auction in November.

    Marketing Committee
    Meets several times a year to develop RDA’s clarity of image and examine RDA’s media exposure, fundraising promotions, public relations, and advertising portfolio.

    Program Committee
    Meets 6 – 8 times a year on to plan and steer upcoming programs, including lecture series, tours, and exhibitions.

    Technology Committee
    Meets several times a year to evaluate RDA’s technology and to keep it current.

    Editorial Committee
    Meets monthly to approve Cite articles and themes for its quarterly issues. All members are required to write for the magazine and the blog and to serve as guest editor of an issue.

    Tour Docents
    The annual architecture tour is held each spring and RDA needs 250 volunteers to assist as greeters and docents. A thank-you party for the homeowners and volunteers is held at the close of the tour.