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 Committees 
 
<div><font face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif"><b>Committee Structure</b></font></div><div><font size="2" face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif"><br /></font></div><div><font size="2" face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif">The Strait Area Chamber of Commerce President is ex-officio to all committees.</font></div><div><font size="2" face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif"><br /></font></div><div><font size="2" face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif" color="#000099"><b><br /></b></font></div><div><font face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif" color="#000099"><b>COMMUNICATION &amp; MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE</b></font></div><div><font size="2" face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif"><br /></font></div><div><font size="2" face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif"><i><b>Objectives:</b></i></font></div><div><font size="2" face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif">Increase community awareness of the activities and importance of the Chamber, increase the membership base of the Chamber, and retain members. </font><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small;">(Minimum six members)</span></div><div><font size="2" face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif"><br /></font></div><div><font size="2" face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif"><i><b>Strategies and specific tasks:</b></i></font></div><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small;"><ul><li>Newsletter (Chamber line)</li><li>Website</li><li>Media releases for various Chamber events and accomplishments</li><li>Establish applicable timelines and strategies for an aggressive membership campaign (Be a Member, Bring a Member)</li><li>Target new and returning members</li><li>Continue to expand upon the membership advantage policy</li></ul></span><div><font size="2" face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif"><b><i>Meeting frequency:</i></b></font></div><div><font size="2" face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif">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.</font></div><div><font size="2" face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif"><b><br /></b></font></div><div><font size="2" face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif"><b><br /></b></font></div><div><font size="2" face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif"><b><br /></b></font></div><div><font face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif" color="#000099"><b>FUNDRAISING AND EVENTS COMMITTEE</b></font></div><div><font size="2" face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif"><br /></font></div><div><font size="2" face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif"><i><b>Objectives:</b></i></font></div><div><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small;">To research and successfully execute various fundraising events and opportunities to contribute to the overall operating budget of the Chamber. </span><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small;">(Minimum six members)</span></div><div><font size="2" face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif"><br /></font></div><div><font size="2" face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif"><b><i>Strategies and specific tasks:</i></b></font></div><div><ul><li><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small;">Major ticket draw (The Twelve Draws of Christmas)</span></li><li><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small;">Map</span></li><li><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small;">Advertising (Website, Chamber Line) – may need to link with Communications Committee.</span></li><li><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small;">Special events</span></li></ul></div><div><font size="2" face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif"><i><b>Meeting frequency:</b></i></font></div><div><font size="2" face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif">Monthly at a time to be determined by the committee chair, or as required.</font></div><div><font size="2" face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif"><br /></font></div><div><font size="2" face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif" color="#000099"><b><br /></b></font></div><div><font face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif" color="#000099"><b><br /></b></font></div><div><font face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif" color="#000099"><b>POLICY AND GOVERNANCE COMMITTEE</b></font></div><div><font size="2" face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif"><br /></font></div><div><font size="2" face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif"><i><b>Objective:</b></i></font></div><div><font size="2" face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif">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. </font><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small;">(Minimum six members)</span></div><div><font size="2" face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif"><br /></font></div><div><font size="2" face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif"><i><b>Strategies and specific tasks:</b></i></font></div><div><ul><li><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small;">Research policies, by-laws and governance models of other chamber boards of similar size and scope.</span></li></ul></div><div><font size="2" face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif"><b><i>Meeting frequency:</i></b></font></div><div><font size="2" face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif">Twice yearly at a time to be determined by the committee chair, or as required.</font></div><div><font size="2" face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif"><br /></font></div><div><font size="2" face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif"><br /></font></div><div><font face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif"><b><i><br /></i></b></font></div><div><font face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif" color="#000099"><b>HUMAN RESOURCES COMMITTEE</b></font></div><div><font size="2" face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif"><br /></font></div><div><font size="2" face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif"><i><b>Objective:</b></i></font></div><div><font size="2" face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif">To make recommendations to the Executive and/or Board regarding staffing needs of the Chamber office. </font><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small;">(Minimum three members)</span></div><div><font size="2" face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif"><b><i><br /></i></b></font></div><div><font size="2" face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif"><b><i>Strategies and specific tasks:</i></b></font></div><div><ul><li><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small;">Keep abreast of the Chamber’s human resource requirements</span></li></ul></div><div><font size="2" face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif"><b><i>Meeting frequency:</i></b></font></div><div><font size="2" face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif">As required</font></div><div><font size="2" face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif"><br /></font></div><div><font face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif"><br /></font></div><div><font face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif" color="#000099"><br /></font></div><div><font face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif" color="#000099"><b>NOMINATING COMMITTEE</b></font></div><div><font size="2" face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif"><br /></font></div><div><font size="2" face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif"><i><b>Objective:</b></i></font></div><div><font size="2" face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif">To prepare the new slate of directors and officers for recommendation to the Annual General Meeting. </font><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small;">(Minimum four members)</span></div><div><font size="2" face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif"><br /></font></div><div><font size="2" face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif"><b><i>Strategies and specific tasks:</i></b></font></div><div><ul><li><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small;">Review contract with each new board member</span></li><li><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small;">Review chamber functions and activities with each new board member</span></li><li><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small;">Determine interest among directors for executive positions</span></li></ul></div><div><font size="2" face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif"><i><b>Meeting frequency:</b></i></font></div><div><font size="2" face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif">January and February – as required</font></div> 
 
 
 



 
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