We are looking for several volunteers for committee chair positions and committee members. If you are interested in any of these, please email us or contact me during our meeting on April 3rd.
Membership Chair: Responsible for helping members sign up/join SWV NOW at our meetings or on our website; keeps current records of membership; looks for ways and opportunities to increase membership; collects membership forms and send them onto State and National NOW.
Fundraising Committee Chair: Responsible for developing and implementing opportunities to help our chapter meet fundraising goals; organizing fundraising events; research grants and other funds we may be eligible for. Point person for working with other organizations for fundraising for important events, i.e.,Take Back the Night. Chairs the Fundraising Committee; will schedule and run committee meetings. It is likely that you will be working in conjunction with the Events Committee Chair, Ericka Thessen, often.
Reproductive Rights Chair: Responsible for finding opportunities for outreach, researching current legislation (working in conjunction with Legislative Committee); finding events we can be involved with; knowing the current and upcoming bills and laws that have direct effect on Reproductive Rights. Martina Shabram is on this committee, but cannot serve as Chair due to her employment with Planned Parenthood. She remains dedicated to the committee, and can operate as an informative guide. This position chairs the Reproductive Rights Committee; will schedule and run committee meetings.
Violence Against Women Committee Chair: Responsible for finding opportunities for outreach, researching current legislation (working in conjunction with Legislative Committee); finding events we can be involved with; knowing the current and upcoming bills and laws that have direct affect on Violence Against Women. Keeping chapter updated on recent developments about or around this issue. Chairs the Violence Against Women Committee; will schedule and run committee meetings.
I am happy, as is all current leadership, to help anyone interested in these positions get up and running. We have a little experience under our belts now and will not expect you to start out alone. We can also offer training on how to run meetings and committees if that would be helpful.
In closing, we are always still looking for committee members of those committees about to be formed and those already up and running. You can join at any time; our committees so far have made great progress, and we are eager to share those updates with the chapter at the next meeting.