Founding Director of the Santa Cruz Children’s Museum of Discovery Retires
After four and half years of volunteering as Executive Director of the SCCMOD, co-founder Patrice Keet, will be retiring in June. The Board of Directors and Patrice tell us that there will be a smooth and well-planned transition as Dr. Rhiannon Crain will be stepping in as Interim Executive Director. Rhiannon has the distinction of being a founding Board member of the Museum bringing her knowledge, expertise and degree in Museum Science to the position. Previously she was Executive Director of Yardmap, a Citizen Science program of Cornell University.
To celebrate Patrice’s dedicated work with the Museum and insure sustainability of the Museum, an adult-only Casino Night fundraiser is being held at the MOD on Saturday June 8 from 5 – 9:30 pm. In additional to a professional gaming company, food and drinks will be provided along with gaming chips, a silent auction and prizes. Tickets for the event are $100. per person and are available at modcasinonightfundraiser.eventbrite.com or on the Museum website www.sccmod.org.