American Volkssport Association Committees 2019-2021

 

 
AVA STANDING COMMITTEES
 
NOMINATING COMMITTEE
 
CHAIR:
(Pending)
The Nominating Committee is responsible for:
Establishing guidelines for candidates.
Securing candidates.
Producing publicity regarding nominee biographies.
Creating a slate of nominees for review of the NEC.
Placing an article in The American Wanderer announcing the election results.
Reporting to the NEC.
 
FINANCE COMMITTEE
 
CHAIR:
(Pending)
 
GOVERNANCE COMMITTEE
 
CHAIR:
(Pending)
 
AWARDS AND RECOGNITION COMMITTEE
 
CHAIR:
(Pending)
 
The Awards and Recognition Committee is responsible for:
Working with the NEC and Executive Director to assure consistency of recognition between regions.
Developing and announcing procedures and timetables for soliciting nominations for recognition awards.
Reviewing all applications for recognition and making recommendations to ensure conformity and consistency with AVA policies and between regions.
Recommending to the NEC those nominated individuals, clubs or organizations for approval.
Working with Executive Director in setting time and methods of distributing awards.
Reporting to the NEC.
 
EXECUTIVE
 
CHAIR:
David Bonewitz, Ph.D. president@ava.org
AVA OPERATIONAL COMMITTEES
NATIONAL PROGRAMS
 
CHAIR:
Susan Medlin nationalprograms@ava.org
 
Purpose of the Committee: To create and nurture new national and international programs that raise funds for AVA, support local clubs, increase participation, publicize our organization, and reach out to new audiences.
 
National Convention
Madison, WI
 
CHAIR:
Jerry Wilson convention@ava.org
 
Purpose of the Committee: As a special committee of the National Executive Council (Board), will work with the national staff to solicit, grade, coordinate development, participate in public awareness and deliver each biennial national convention.
 
INFORMATION AND TECHNOLOGY
 
CHAIR:
Chris Zegelin it@ava.org
 
Purpose of the Committee: AVA needs to up its game if it is to survive. We must strive to have the right tools and processes to support clubs and AVA headquarters, align development with the strategic plan, delivered in a way that all can participate.
 
PROGRAMS AND SPECIAL PROGRAMS (CLUB HOSTED)
 
CHAIR:
Tim Miner programs@ava.org
 
Purpose of the Committee: To develop and implement nationwide interactive programs that bring all AVA members together, both clubs and individuals of all ages while promoting the presence of AVA to potential new members through the publicity of these programs.
 
CLUB DEVELOPMENT AND SUPPORT
 
CHAIR:
John McClellan clubsupport@ava.org
 
Purpose of the Committee: AVA participation, club membership and # of clubs continue to decline. As a standing committee of the National Executive Council (Board), the Committee will assist the Board in implementing Strategic Objective 1.c. (Establish a Club Development Program) by examining issues that frustrate club leadership and make recommendations on acceptable solutions. The AVA President has stated that the theme of this NEC will be Helping Clubs Grow and Growing New Clubs. This committee will therefore focus our efforts at the club level.
FUND DEVELOPMENT
 
CHAIR:
Nancy Wittenberg vicepres@ava.org
 
Purpose of the Committee: As an ad hoc committee of the National Executive Council (Board), helps the Board assure the fiscal health of the AVA through philanthropy and fund development by assisting the Executive Director in the implementation of the Financial Sustainability goal of the Strategic Plan.
 
PUBLICITY AND MARKETING
 
CHAIR:
Henry Rosales
henry@ava.org
 
The purpose of the Publicity Committee is to achieve the following objectives:
• Market AVA’s brand and events to encourage increased participation, membership, and sponsorship growth
• Develop and implement a national publicity campaign that creates high visibility of the AVA
• Develop and implement a communications strategy for the AVA
• Expand resources and capacity of the AVA’s national public relations and communications strategies
 
MEMBERSHIP
 
CHAIR:
Erin Grosso erin@ava.org
 
Purpose of the Committee : As the membership committee of the Board of Directors, the committee will facilitate communication exchanges, brainstorming of ideas and individual and club proposals/papers in order to provide recommendations to the Board of Directors that increases and retains AVA membership and defines membership benefits.
 
TRAINGING, STANDARDS AND EVALUATION
CHAIR:
Sammy Hunnicutt training@ava.org
 
Purpose of the Committee: As a standing committee of the National Executive Council (Board), will work continuously to develop and update program documents addressing policies and procedures of the American Volkspport Association (AVA) to help delineate national, state and local policies and procedures for regional directors and the national office to deliver fun and inviting noncompetitive physical fitness activities for all participants.
 
 
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