How We Operate

PLATO has always been self-governed by our members who actively execute and participate in all functions of the organization.

Members, through our annually elected Board of Directors, are responsible for the PLATO Society’s operations.  Additionally, members run other activities such as day trips, brown bag lunchtime presentations, art exhibits by members, the Milhaupt seminar, an annual retreat, our travel program, and the annual meeting. 

Members propose and coordinate Study Discussion Groups, staff our welcome desk, and sponsor TGI Friday discussion groups, a film group, and special interest groups. 

Our members' contributions of time and energy to our Study Discussion Groups, committees and other informal gatherings ultimately make The PLATO Society of Los Angeles an exciting place to be.


Our Board of Directors, elected to one-year terms, consists of a President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, Members-at-Large, and Chairs of the standing advisory committees. Six standing advisory committees are accountable for the PLATO Society’s major operations -- Curriculum, Coordinators, Colloquium, Membership, Marketing, and InformationTechnology.  Reporting to the Board is a Finance Group, a Development Group, and ad hoc groups as the Board deems necessary