This committee shall formulate plans and conduct activities and programs to increase new membership and provide effective membership retention. Also helps sell membership ads for the newsletter and annual membership guide. The committee should work to help ensure a continuous growth in membership of the GCAA. The responsibilities of this committee consist of recruiting new members, building relationships to retain existing members, contact members on a regular basis to provide information on upcoming events and meetings, plan and host new member orientations, and develop an annual membership drive.
Education & Programs:
Researches trainers and organizaes educational classes for members. This committee will choose venue, trainer, menu, greet and produce sign up flyers for each class: The purpose of the Programs and Education Committee is to provide programming for the membership meetings, and provide the members with informative and enlightening classes and seminars. Both should provide content that are relevant to the multi-family housing industry. These sessions and classes can also help a member gain continuing education credits and designations.
Coordinates charity events and/or other avenues to get our membership involved in the community. Feeding the Valley, Homeless Resource Network, Carpenters Way, American Cancer Society, etc. We often have fundraisers at the monthly dinner meetings to help support the charity of choice selected by the committee.
Hospitality & Member Retention:
Responsible for arranging two people to work the sign-in table at each meeting. Also responsible for introducing new members and helping them to meet other members. This committee will contact new members and ensure that they are getting what they expected out of their membership. Coordinate the Vendor Spotlights for dinner meetings and get members involved with the association.
Plans all the “special” meetings: Maintenance Appreciation, Vendor Appreciation, and Family Night but also works with other committees to incorporate other programs & meetings into special events like fundraisers. This committee needs two dedicated co-chairs. Planning the events, including reserving venues, selecting menu and bar items, games, collecting prizes or planning for special gifts, selling sponsorship's, etc.
Christmas Party & Awards Night:
This committee plans teh biggest party of the year! The annual Christmas party is held in December each year, and includes finding and contracting the entertainment of DJ/Band, choosing the venue, menu and arranging all the fine details that go into the Christmas party (table linens, center pieces, programs and invites, décor, promotes sponsorship's, etc.) while organizing within a budget.