The fundraising committee is responsible for two major PWA events: the annual Cinco de Mayo Auction/Networking Fundraiser in May and the annual Golf Tournament in September. The success of these events is critical for the continued PWA operation. With the funds we raise, PWA can continue our financial support of Lydia’s House, a charitable organization dedicated to providing transitional housing, comprehensive, goal-oriented, support services, and access to community resources for abused women and their children. To learn more about Lydia’s House go to www.lydiashouse.org Some of the proceeds from the auction and golf events also allow us to maintain PWA’s mentoring program and leadership seminars and to provide resources through education and networking.
The marketing committee assists in the promotion of PWA and its activities to members, prospective members, guests and the community at large. The marketing committee oversees communications on behalf of PWA and explores ideas to increase membership, as well as increase our members’ level of involvement.
This committee relies on the diverse and creative opinions of the women in the PWA and we hope you will consider lending your talents to our committee. Many opportunities exist to be creative and influential in projects like web content, media kits, marketing material, advertising copy and planning for the success and longevity of PWA. We are defining the future direction of this organization! Even if you are not in the marketing field, there are ways for you to be involved and share your talents.
The membership committee acts as the voice of the PWA members. As a committee member you will welcome all new guests and encourage them to join. We work in partnership with marketing to promote both individual and corporate membership levels and answer inquiries from prospective members. The Membership Committee also organizes and plans at least 4 new member breakfasts per year.
Overall, the membership committee allows the opportunity to get directly involved with our members and ensure that PWA is meeting their needs.
As a mentoring committee member, you will assist in the training and monitoring of the mentoring program matches. The time commitment is minimal – a brief training session and monthly or bi-monthly contact with the program participants. You are not required to be a mentor in order to serve on the mentoring committee; however, having mentoring experience gives you a helpful perspective when creating matches and training other mentors and protegés.
The professionally designed PWA Mentoring Program manuals provide an excellent tool for future leaders of the program.
Social Media Committee
This committee is responsible for PWA’s strategy and presence on social platforms like LinkedIn,Facebook, & Twitter. One of the core strategies for PWA in 2013 is to use the social media to expand the social connections among professional women in the region. Many opportunities exist to be creative in projects using social media. If you enjoy using Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter we need you!
Social Networking & Business Owner Committee
One of the reasons members join PWA is to increase their networking circle and increase their professional relationships. This committee organizes fun and unique social events for PWA members that provide opportunities to network and build relationships. As a member of this committee you will be able to participate in organizing, implementing and evaluating each one of the creative social events. Starting this year, this committee is also responsible for organizing two business owners’ events to ensure that our business owners have the opportunity to share and collaborate in specific topics. If you like to organize fun events and connect people, this is the committee for you.
The website committee works with all the committees to ensure material on PWA’s website is current with relevant information. The website committee is responsible for content updates (upcoming speakers, calendar of events, current members list, annual auction information, news, etc.). To serve on the website committee, one has to be computer savvy and comfortable working with a variety of internet-based tools.