Committees
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Your membership dues, donations and event fees support our Scholarships and Teaching Excellence Awards. As a member of a committee, you will make new connections by cooperating with other PBKNCA members to determine where our money goes and how we can bring members together for rewarding experiences.

For most committees, involvement is generally for a small part of the year, so committee commitments are easy to fit into your life.  The Audit/Finance Committee meets once to do the audit in late winter while the Scholarship and Teaching Excellence Committees meet only to review applications in the spring. The Program Committee is generally planning on a quarterly basis and only Membership and Newsletter Committees involve a more continuous commitment. Committee Chairs are voting members of the Board of Directors and only they are required to attend the Board Meetings and the Annual Meeting in May. Terms are for one year, running from July 1 to June 30.

So, log in and update your Member Profile with your Committee Interests. Committees are supportive of new members and training is provided as needed. Committee Chairs are always looking for new faces and new ideas. Sign up now to let committee chairs know you are interested in joining when there is an opening.

 Patricia Kenber, Third Vice President – Membership

Updated 02/20/2021

Audit/Finance

Meets with the Treasurer annually to audit the finances of the Association and assure that the Association complies with Federal and California codes, and with its own bylaws regarding awards and procedures. One member needs to be versed in audit procedures, but other volunteers are only needed to contribute their critical thinking skills.

Only the Treasurer is required to attend Board meetings as well as the Annual Meeting in May.

Communications and Newsletter

Responsible for producing a newsletter, using reports by Board members, which is distributed by email and hardcopy, and for managing email communications to inform the membership and provide outreach to potential members.

With the move to the Wild Apricot membership management system a high level of computer skills is no longer needed beyond a comfort with simple spreadsheets, website design using the easy-to-use Wild Apricot, a similarly easy-to-use emailing program and logical approach to interrogating the membership database. Templates are provided to support program and other event planning and communications needs.

The Communications Officer chairs the committee and is a voting member of the Association Board, expected to attend and report to Board meetings as well as the Annual Meeting in May.

Membership

Responsible for maintaining the membership records of the Association and for ensuring that applicants for membership are qualified. Most dues and donations are handled automatically by the Wild Apricot system, only payments in checks and cash need to manually entered and acknowledged. The committee keeps national PBK updated with changes in member data, and acquires a list of potential members in Northern California from them.

The committee chair is a voting member of the Association Board, expected to attend the Board meet-ings as well as the Annual Meeting in May.

Nominating

All work of the Nominating Committee is focused on the preparation of a slate of nominees for elective members of the Association Board and the five elected members of the Nominating Committee to be presented to the membership for election at the Annual Meeting in May. Responsible for contacting cur-rent Board members to inquire about their interest in being nominated for another term of office, and for finding replacements for those retiring. A willingness to call others and discuss the requirements of the respective positions is essential.

The committee chair is a voting member of the Association Board, expected to attend the Board meet-ings as well as the Annual Meeting in May.

Program

The Program Committee is probably the best way to meet the most people in the Association. Responsi-bilities include planning and hosting events, informing membership of upcoming events and coordinating with the treasurer to fund and pay for activities.

The committee chair is a voting member of the Association Board, expected to attend the Board meet-ings as well as the Annual Meeting in May.

Scholarship

Responsible for the review of about 25 scholarship applications and recommendation for awards. The committee meets two or three times, in person or on-line, in the Spring to review applications. Members receive all relevant documents to review ahead of the meetings. Newcomers to the committee receive copious support from experienced members.

The committee chair is a voting member of the Association Board, expected to attend the Board meet-ings as well as the Annual Meeting in May.
Teaching Excellence

Responsible for the review of about 10 Teaching Excellence nominations and recommendation for awards. The committee meets two or three times in person or on-line in the Spring to review applications. Members receive all relevant documents to review ahead of the meetings. Newcomers to the committee receive copious support from experienced members.

The committee chair is a voting member of the Association Board, expected to attend the Board meet-ings as well as the Annual Meeting in May.

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