Standing Committees

Our branch has a number of standing committees that members are welcome and encouraged to participate in.  Joining a committee is a great way to learn more about AAUW both nationally and locally.  It also gives you an opportunity to meet new people, develop new skills and put existing skills to use.  If you are interested, please contact the chair of the committee for more information.

Communications Team: This team is responsible for the management of the Longmont branch’s social media presence including both our website and Facebook page, our monthly newsletter, and ongoing publicity of our activities in the local community.  Chair:  Kathy Hall, bknp@comcast.net

Community Action Grant Selection Committee:  The Longmont Branch funds community action grants which  are administered by the Longmont Community Foundation. Recipients are selected by a committee of Branch members who meet in April of each year.  Recipients are invited to the Spring Fling in May.  Chair: Gayle Rainey, grainey46@gmail.com

Courtesy:  This committee keeps track of the well-being and needs of our members and reaches out to help as the opportunity arises.  Chair:  Carol Cook, c.cookie10@gmail.com

Finance Committee:  Develops and updates financial management tools for the branch including handling of the annual budget process and fundraising options.  In addition, is responsible for the use of the online Membership Payment Program used for the annual membership renewal process.  Chair:  Linda Davies, lindadavies3950@outlook.com

Local Scholarship Committee:  With the proceeds from years of our Bargain Book Fair, the AAUW Longmont Branch funds AAUW scholarships, administered by the Longmont Community Foundation.   Recipients are invited to the Spring Fling in May.  Bev Schrenk is our AAUW representative on the LCF’s AAUW Scholarship Selection Committee.

Leadership Development Committee:  This committee is made-up of the Executive Committee of the board.  The committee might take on nonelected officer members if they have particular expertise in the area of leadership development, mentoring or other related skills.

Membership Committee:  This committee works to recruit and retain members, provide orientation for new members and communicate with members on all issues related to membership.  Chair:  Marcia Allen, marcia_n_allen@yahoo.com

Nominating Committee:  This committee is responsible for developing a slate of officers for the coming year to present to the membership.  This committee is usually ad hoc but occasionally works on a longer term basis to identify candidates for succession planning purposes in the future.  Chair:  Darcy Juday, darcyjuday@gmail.com

Program Development Committee:  Each year, develops and presents monthly programs  related to the mission of AAUW and our branch.  It also provides understanding and guidance for the handling of upcoming AAUW issues within our community.  Chair:  Mary Benedict, hartwoman2000@yahoo.com

Public Policy Committee:  Responsible for the public policy program for the branch, including contact with Colorado AAUW public policy chair, development of successful advocacy strategies for the branch, and recommendation for direct action on legislation as appropriate.  Chair:  Darcy Juday, darcyjuday@gmail.com