American Volkssport Association Committees 2015-2017

 

 
STANDING COMMITTEES
AUDIT COMMITTEE
CHAIR:
Bob Morrison audit@ava.org
(cell) 360-923-5381
 
The Audit Committee is responsible for:
Reviewing qualified candidates and selecting for employment, the individual/firm to perform the annual audit of the AVA.
Receiving the annual report prepared and submitted by the individual/firm accomplishing the audit.
Reviewing the audit report and making appropriate recommendations regarding its contents to the Executive Council.
Reporting to the NEC.
 
BYLAWS COMMITTEE
 
CHAIR:
Lucy Yother bylaws@ava.org
(home) 608.695.6449
 
The Bylaws Committee is responsible for:
Reviewing the AVA Bylaws and recommending changes to the Executive Council and members.
Working with the Executive Director to assure timely release of information necessary for any Bylaws changes.
Recommending wording and procedures for presenting and clarifying changes.
Reporting to the NEC.
 
20TH AVA BIENNIAL CONVENTION COMMITTEE (2019)
Albany, New York
 
CO-CHAIR:
Lea Darling convention@ava.org
CO-CHAIR:
Teresa Kennedy convention@ava.org

 
The 2017 Convention Committee is responsible for:
Securing cities to bid on the Biennial Convention to be held four to six years out with these bids to be presented at the upcoming convention.
Reporting to the NEC on the status of work of the committee working on the covention after the upcoming one.
 
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY COMMITTEE
 
CHAIR:
Chris Zegelin it@ava.org

 
The Information Technology Committee is responsible for:
Reviewing and making recommendations to the NEC and Executive Director on AVA's information technology.
Reporting to the NEC at each meeting and at other times as necessary on the status of committee work.
 
PUBLICITY COMMITTEE
 
CHAIR:
(Open)
publicity@ava.org

 
The Publicity Committee is responsible for assisting the Executive Director with:
Creating and implementing plans to increase public awareness of the AVA using traditional and social media.
Developing membership recruitment and retention programs.
Reporting to the NEC.
 
STANDARDS AND EVALUATION COMMITTEE
CHAIR:
Jerry Wilson stand-eval@ava.org
(home) 608-695-6449
 
The Standards and Evaluation Committee is responsible for:
Developing specific standards to be used by member clubs in conducting volkssporting events.
Developing a means of evaluating events, by club members or a disinterested party, to assure applicable standards are being set.
Reviewing exisiting directives and updating standards and evaluations as necessary.
Reporting to the NEC.
 
SPECIAL COMMITTEES
 
AWARDS AND RECOGNITION COMMITTEE
 
CHAIR:
Suzi Glass awards@ava.org
(cell) 408-592-3935
 
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.
NOMINATING COMMITTEE
CHAIR:
(Pending)
MEMBERS:
(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.
 
SPECIAL PROGRAMS COMMITTEE
 
CHAIR:
Bonnie Johnson specialprograms@ava.org
(cell) 763.229.3584
 
The Special Programs Committee is responsible for:
Identifying and making recommendations as to AVA involvement in any new or ongoing special programs.
Sharing information to promote special programs.
Requesting semiannual reports from each special program.
Reporting to the NEC.
TRAINING DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE
CHAIR:
Tom Baltes training@ava.org
 
The Training Development Committee is responsible for:
Identifying target groups to train such as club members, officers at all levels, and others.
Establishing convention workshops.
Writing guidelines for areas of involvement.
Reporting to the NEC.
PROGRAMS COMMITTEE
 
CHAIR:
Debbie Kruep programs@ava.org
(home) 618-277-0830
 
The Youth Program Committee is responsible for:
Developing guidelines in support of the AVA Youth Program.
Creating program publicity.
Monitoring the development and implementation of the AVA Youth Program.
Reporting to the NEC.
 
NATIONAL PROGRAMS COMMITTEE
 
CHAIR:
Susan Medlin nationalprograms@ava.org
(cell) 210.325.3523
 
The National Program Committee is responsible for:
The National Program for Long Distance Events (LDE) committee, was created in response to input from our 2015 survey. We are currently working on creating a Regional Program in Wisconsin (the Ice Age Trail), which will launch 1 April 2017. We are working with other Regional Directors to create Walking Programs on the Pacific Crest Trail and the Appalachian Trail in 2018. We have added a new search capability on the AVA Events Website (Distance 20km +), which will enable walkers to find walks that are 20km or longer.
 
BIKING COMMITTEE
CHAIR:
(Pending)
 
MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE
 
CHAIR:
Holly Pelking membership@ava.org
 
The Membership Committee is responsible for:
Develop and implement ideas and methods to create, grow, strengthen and support Clubs.
Explore and implement systems to retain and grow AVA Associate memberships.
Investigate and Develop plans and procedures to increase membership value and benefits.
Report to the NEC.
FUND DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE
 
CHAIR:
Nancy Wittenberg funddevelopment@ava.org
(home) 253.841.0580 (cell) 253.208.1331
 
The Fund Development Committee is responsible for:
The Fund Development Committee is the NEC’s central source of information about the status of the organization’s fund-raising activities and leads the NEC’s participation in resource development and fund-raising. The committee works with the Executive Director to develop the AVA’s fund development plan including policies, procedures, and schedules for NEC involvement; and, identifying, cultivating and approaching major donors, corporate sponsors and potential grant sources.
 
NEW COMMITTEES
 
CLUB DEVELOPMENT AND SUPPORT COMMITTEE
 
CHAIR:
John McClellan clubsupport@ava.org
(home) 781-686-0660
 
FREE WALKER STUDY GROUP COMMITTEE
 
CHAIR:
Sam Korff freewalkerstudy@ava.org
(home) 503-728-0400
 
STRATEGIC PLAN IMPLEMENTATION/COORDINATION COMMITTEE
 
CHAIR:
Nancy Wittenberg strategicplan@ava.org
(home) 253-841-0580
 
2021 IVV OLYMPIAD ORGANIZING COMMITTEE
 
CO-HAIR:
Dolores Grenier olympiad2021@ava.org
CO-CHAIR:
Holly Pelking olympiad2021@ava.org
 
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