The Sedona Women Committees
The Sedona Women make a difference through our many wonderful Committees. Committee work is fun and rewarding and you meet so many fabulous gals!
The Communications Committee is responsible for getting information out to our members in a variety of ways including, e-mail, our website and via local publications. The job of informing members of meetings, events and special news items in a clear, positive and timely manner is absolutely vital to the organization and requires that this committee works very closely with each other and with all other committees and Board members.
Community Service is an integral part of The Sedona Women's mission, and over the years this Committee has accomplished an impressive list of projects (please see the Community Service History page). We guide the organization toward its goal of “Making a Difference."
The Membership Committee coordinates new, renewing and current members. The Committee is responsible for staffing the Membership Table at monthly meetings where information and forms are available for new members to join, returning members to renew their membership and guests to register for the meeting. The committee maintains files of current membership forms and coordinates with “Membee” (a membership management system). The Committee is responsible for training new and current members on how to access the directory. They provide reports on member information to the “TSW” Board. The committee provides information to Committee Chairs who have expressed interest in serving on their committees. Additionally, the Committee is responsible for overseeing and sending the Annual Membership Mailing in August of each year.
The Program Committee is ideal for women who are creative, inquisitive and fun loving. Its mission is to decide on nine or ten inspiring, thoughtful, interactive, informative and fun programs for the upcoming year. It is comprised of five to ten members including a Chair or Co-chairs.
Public Relations Committee
It’s important to keep our community informed of the remarkable work The Sedona Women engage in throughout the year. The Public Relations Committee works in close coordination with TSW committees such as Programs, Community Service and others to keep the public informed of upcoming events as well as past accomplishments through press releases and other media outreach. Media outlets may include SRRN, KUDOS, Chamber of Commerce, Sedona.Biz, local radio and more. Is the public aware of the remarkable work we do as The Sedona Women? Help us spread the word!
The Scholarship Committee has the rewarding job of reviewing applications and recommending final candidates for the Helen Wolfe Scholarship each year. The scholarships are awarded to women whose careers have been interrupted and who are planning to resume their education. Our committee notifies various Arizona colleges and vocational schools of the scholarship availability and also gets the word out about the scholarship in the Verde Valley area by distributing flyers to libraries, local stores and businesses, as well as contacting local newspapers. Once applications are received, the committee reviews each one and selects the most qualified candidates. The committee’s recommendations are then taken to the board for final approval in May of each year. The committee contacts each applicant personally after final scholarship recipients are chosen.
The Social Committee makes arrangements for luncheons after the general meetings at a variety of local restaurants. In February, in lieu of a lunch at a restaurant, the committee plans 10 or so in-home lunches securing hostesses to open their homes for these intimate events.
The trip committee might possibly be the most fun of all the committees. It is responsible for selecting and organizing the two to three day trips and one day adventures. Committee members should have good computer skills, organizational skills, great people skills, negotiation skills, a willingness to go on the trips and a love for travel and adventure. If you possess one or more of these skills please consider joining our trips committee.
Ways & Means Committee
Ways and Means combines creativity, philanthropy, and camaraderie to raise funds for the Helen Wolfe Scholarship Fund and for community service activities. We plan about three fundraisers/events during the year and welcome organizers, creative thinkers, and worker bees. While Ways and Means is critical to achieving TSW’s philanthropic goals, we equally embrace the friendships created in the process.
The Welcoming Committee is the first contact to greet members and guests at The Sedona Women monthly program meetings. Welcoming works closely with the Membership Committee to direct guests to register for the meeting and provide information to those wishing to join as a new member. We welcome attendees as they enter and we help everyone find their name badge or temporary guest tag. We accompany new members and guests into the meeting room and introduce them to others. We provide information about that meetings program and format. We order new badges as needed throughout the year. We schedule and organize a New Member Orientation twice a year, as needed.
If your goal is to meet other women, this is a committee you may want to consider!