Committees are the backbone of any great organization and AAF Baltimore is no exception to that. We could not possibly do what we do without dedicated committee chairs/committees working hard to bring you the best in programs and events throughout the year. Our committees are made up of volunteers with great ideas and enthusiasm for our industry and who want the opportunity to share those ideas, increase their level of networking with other members and enjoy the experience of being a part of our organization.
Duties and Responsibilites for Standing Committee Chairs
- Committee Chairs are approved by the Board
- Committee Chairs appoint enough committee members to manage all aspects of the committee’s objectives
- Lead the committee and guide its direction towards realizing those goals and objectives
- Oversee and manage the work, deadlines and responsibilities of committee members
- Manage the budget and employ fiscal responsibility to spending and income decisions
- Secure the approval of the board for all anticipated expenses before entering into any agreements or arrangements
- Attend all scheduled board meetings and report the status of the committee’s accomplishments and action plans.
Take a moment to review our committees – we’re sure you will find one that works for you.
The membership committee is responsible for attracting and maintaining members. It helps to develop benefits and incentives for members; develop membership kits/materials; list of potential members; assists in the collection of member dues and maintains membership table at all AAF Baltimore events.
This committee is responsible for recommending sponsorship programs for all events and programs, including defining levels of sponsorship. They will work with individual event committees on sponsorship efforts. In addition, the committee will develop and implement strategies for attracting new sponsors, solicit targeted sponsorships and ensure sponsor benefits are provided and sponsors are satisfied with their participation; develops sponsor “thank you” initiatives.
The Program Committee is in charge of creating and enhancing the annual Calendar of Events for the AAF of Baltimore. In addition to coming up with great ideas for Programs, the committee is also responsible for the execution and success of each show, workshop & seminar. With a love for event planning & a dash of PR expertise, this group is responsible for keeping the AAF of Baltimore full of exciting events throughout the year.
The ADDYs are usually the biggest event for the club. Due to the amount of work that goes into this event, the committee is broken out into 3 sub-committees: Judging, Show, Publicity. The committee is responsible for coming up with a theme for the event, all creative (call for entries, invitation, program book and program), securing judges and their travel/accommodations, judging venue, show venue, sponsorships.
The Social/Networking Committee identifies and plans social events for all demographics of the organization by investigating and securing potential locations to host special events, i.e., happy hours, crab feast, summer outing, etc. In addition, the social committee oversees all creative for event materials and publicity for each event as well as recognizing potential sponsors.
The purpose of these socials is to provide networking opportunities between members and potential members/sponsors and deepen their relationships within the organization.
Paying for college these days can be a daunting task. Every little resource can mean the difference in you being able to successfully register for classes. That’s why the AAFB, each year, awards scholarships to students pursuing a degree in one or more advertising disciplines. The AAFB Scholarship Committee develops scholarship guidelines and conducts outreach to area high schools and colleges to make students aware of this unique opportunity; reviews applications; and makes recommendations to the Board of Directors on recipients. Winners of the scholarship competition are awarded their prize at the AAFB annual ADDY Awards where industry leaders hear about their goals and see their accomplishments.
You can have all the best plans and programs in the world, but they’re not going to matter much unless people know about them. Fortunately, the AAF of Baltimore has gotten off to a great start this wear with plenty of exciting plans and programs already in the works that are designed to cover the hottest need-to-know topics in the industry. Working closely with all of the other AAF Baltimore committees, the PR Committee’s mission is to ensure everyone in this rapidly changing, dynamic industry has the information they need so that they can take full advantage of all that the AAF of Baltimore has to offer. If publicity is your thing, we’re always looking for more people to share in all the fun.
The Social Media Committee for AAF Baltimore manages the group’s presence across social networking platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, and Flickr. Andrew and Julianna share information concerning AAF Baltimore events, benefits of membership, member promotions, and general advertising industry news. They also help field questions concerning AAF Baltimore. So if you’d like to communicate with AAF Baltimore, and you’d rather not email (email is SO 2004), feel free to give us a “shout out” at any of our more ‘social’ locations:
Websites are an integral part of most organizations’ marketing strategies in today’s market. The American Advertising Federation-Baltimore is no exception. Our website is an important communication tool which helps us to attract and recruit new members, but also allows us to communicate with our members and other key audiences like the press and local university students.
Our committee ensures that our interactive presence is a worthy reflection of our membership. Our meetings are pretty informal and typically consist of discussing improvements to our site, opportunities for collaboration with other AAF-B committees like Social Media and Memebership , as well as industry best practices for website design and technology.
Coordinates with bowling center for league night and any other extras. Secures the teams and monitors the progress to end of league. For softball, securing field through City, arranging for umpires, balls, etc.. Securing teams and organizing the schedule through end of season.