Committees

Communications Committee
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Editorial Committee
The Editorial Committee is responsible for reviewing and proofing all printed and web materials. This includes, but not limited to the newsletter, press releases, brochures, event programs, newspaper ads, and website content. Please contact the Director of Communications if you are interested in serving on the Editorial Committee. 
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Programs Committee

The Programs Committee meets monthly – sometimes more often from July – September when the programs are being set up and less frequently the other months when meetings are set. The committee is responsible for suggesting topics and speakers to the board and, once approved, securing the speakers. The committee is responsible for follow up prior to the meeting, making sure the speaker’s needs are met, coordinating the speaker gift, and sending a thank you note after the presentation. Please contact the Director of Programs if you are interested in assisting this committee.
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Marketing Committee
The Marketing Committee is primarily responsible for investigating avenues to get the BWN name recognized. The committee will make recommendations to the board as to where to place ads to get the most visibility, what marketing campaigns have the best chance of reaching potential members and how to do so in the most economical way possible. Once the board has approved their suggestions, the committee will be responsible for executing the task(s). This committee will also give recommendations to the board as to how best to communicate with its members to insure inclusion and increase membership tenure. 

If you are a marketing guru, or would like to learn more about marketing and public relations, this committee is your opportunity to participate and to learn while doing. Please contact the Director of Communications to get the date and location of the next meeting.
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Membership
The Membership Committee is primary responsible for recruiting and retaining members. This is accomplished by following up with guests, prospects, and non-renewing members, as well as, communicating with current members and actively identifying and recruiting potential new members within the community. This committee is responsible for the Membership table and the tabletop sponsor signs at all meetings. They, also, help the Hospitality Committee make all guests and new members feel welcome. This committee makes recommendations to the board as to the membership levels, benefits and cost. Please contact the Director of Membership if you are interested in assisting this committee.
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Scholarship Committee
The Scholarship Committee is responsible for soliciting scholarship applications, reviewing the applications and choosing the scholarship recipients. The committee is also responsible for the fund raising for the scholarship fund. Funds for the scholarships are currently being raised through the 50/50 drawing at each meeting, the Penny Harvest campaign, and proceeds from sponsorships. The committee hosts at least one event per year to enhance these funds. The committee should work closely with the Special Events Committee, as this is the event where scholarships are awarded. Typically, we have sponsors for this event and some sponsorship dollars may be earmarked for the scholarship fund. Please contact the Director of Scholarships if you are interested in participating.
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Nominating Committee
The Nominating Committee is responsible for submitting BWN members as nominees for various community awards as well as for the BWN board. This committee is primarily active from January through May, when most nominations occur. The Past President oversees the Nominating Committee. Please contact the Past President if you are interested in serving on the committee. 
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Hospitality Committee
The Hospitality Committee is responsible for the registration table at all meetings and making guests and new members feel welcome. This committee is responsible for securing door prizes for every meeting, ensures that the meetings run smoothly, menu selection, sets up the sound system/microphone, and puts out the nametags. The committee also annually reviews meeting venues, and plans the July Informal Networking lunch. From location and menu selection to ease of check-in, from being greeted at the door by a friendly BWN member, to winning a great door prize, the Hospitality Committee helps you have a fun and stress free meeting. Contact the Director of Hospitality if you are interested in serving on this committee.
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