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 Committees 
 
Committee Structure

The Strait Area Chamber of Commerce President is ex-officio to all committees.


COMMUNICATION & MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE

Objectives:
Increase community awareness of the activities and importance of the Chamber, increase the membership base of the Chamber, and retain members. (Minimum six members)

Strategies and specific tasks:
  • Newsletter (Chamber line)
  • Website
  • Media releases for various Chamber events and accomplishments
  • Establish applicable timelines and strategies for an aggressive membership campaign (Be a Member, Bring a Member)
  • Target new and returning members
  • Continue to expand upon the membership advantage policy
Meeting frequency:
Every second month at a time determined by the committee chair, or as required. April to June may require more frequent meetings and follow-up by committee members.



FUNDRAISING AND EVENTS COMMITTEE

Objectives:
To research and successfully execute various fundraising events and opportunities to contribute to the overall operating budget of the Chamber. (Minimum six members)

Strategies and specific tasks:
  • Major ticket draw (The Twelve Draws of Christmas)
  • Map
  • Advertising (Website, Chamber Line) – may need to link with Communications Committee.
  • Special events
Meeting frequency:
Monthly at a time to be determined by the committee chair, or as required.



POLICY AND GOVERNANCE COMMITTEE

Objective:
To conduct an annual review of the Board’s policies, by-laws and governance model and make necessary recommendations for amendments to the Annual General Meeting. (Minimum six members)

Strategies and specific tasks:
  • Research policies, by-laws and governance models of other chamber boards of similar size and scope.
Meeting frequency:
Twice yearly at a time to be determined by the committee chair, or as required.



HUMAN RESOURCES COMMITTEE

Objective:
To make recommendations to the Executive and/or Board regarding staffing needs of the Chamber office. (Minimum three members)

Strategies and specific tasks:
  • Keep abreast of the Chamber’s human resource requirements
Meeting frequency:
As required



NOMINATING COMMITTEE

Objective:
To prepare the new slate of directors and officers for recommendation to the Annual General Meeting. (Minimum four members)

Strategies and specific tasks:
  • Review contract with each new board member
  • Review chamber functions and activities with each new board member
  • Determine interest among directors for executive positions
Meeting frequency:
January and February – as required
 
 



 
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