Support Committee Chair
Whose functions include: Support events and materials at APEX. Support within APEX is about building communities within the APEX community. As an organization continues to grow and evolve to meet the challenges of social media, internet availability and non-member associated gatherings such as munches, it becomes important for an organization to establish a sense of connection and belonging for its membership. This can be accomplished with the development of Special Interest Groups (S.I.G.’s) within the larger organization, essentially establishing small, intimate groups where ideas can be shared, discussed and learned from each participant. These groups help new and old members establish a sense of intimacy and provide a sanctuary within the larger club, so that in party and event settings there remains a sense of belonging and a comfort in growing and expanding.
This Chair works with their Coordinators and marketing individuals to direct inquiries to the appropriate groups for new and old members expressing a desire to know more about a support function, and will actively provide support to membership efforts with marketing of new support functions to new members. Each month the Chair will provide a written report of activities at the Executive Committee Meeting as well as plans for development of future groups, and should be able to provide a report of activities within the SIGs regarding attendance and growth needs.
Skillsets for the Chair for Support include excellent communication skills, diplomacy, team-building, and creativity. This person should be relatively active on Fetlife to monitor the various emerging interests within the community and should be able to work with a wide variety of populations, so should be open-minded and comfortable with diversity. A proven ability to follow-through in communication, and an awareness of marketing techniques is helpful in this position. A friendly smile and warm personality will also go a long way when making new members feel welcome and inviting them to find their own special interest groups as they continue their journey of self-discovery.
Each month the Chair will check in and ensure plans and activities are being completed, will assist with facilitating any needs and meeting challenges that each of these individuals may be encountering and will provide a chain of command for the Executive Committee to communicate plans and direction with regard to a larger vision for APEX.
Categories: Support Committee