Recommends to the Council those members who merit advancement and are well qualified to serve as national and/or Chapter SWCS officers/committee members and with the concurrence of the Council, initiates the required procedures.
Ensures a newsletter is prepared and distributed to all members at least two times per car
Increases the Chapter's visibility with all relevant state and federal agencies, organizations, societies, and groups.
Researches and/or surveys the professional needs of members and presents findings to the Council
Develops and implements strategic actions to increase membership and member involvement through Chapter activities.
Makes recommendations to the Council and committees on methods to retain, strengthen, motivate, and involve Chapter members.
Recommends members, nonmembers and organizations to the Council for Chapter and Society awards.
Ensures a process for soliciting nominations of individuals and groups for national and Chapter awards is carried out.
Ensures proper recognition of Chapter award winners.
Ensures Chapter liaisons are appointed by the Council for established and potential Student Chapters.
Monitors Student Chapter activities and provides training, support and/or guidance to the Student Chapter liaison(s) as requested by the Council
Establishes and maintains an informal mentoring program for new Chapter members.
Assigns mentors to new members of the Chapter upon request.
Assigns mentors to student attendees at the Chapter annual meeting and follows up on success stories.
Coordinates the educational and outreach activities of the Chapter.
Promotes and plans for joint educational efforts with the Natural Resources Conservation Service, Indiana's T-by-2000 Program, Soil and Water Conservation Districts, Indiana District Employee Association (IDEA), IDNR, Division of Soil Conservation, Cooperative Extension Service, and others as appropriate.
Makes recommendations to the Chapter Development and Administration Committee regarding the need for, and/or likely sources of, funding for educational activities.
Develops and/or carries out a marketing plan for the Chapter.
Establishes and maintains relat10ns with appropriate media.
Ensures adequate media coverage of Chapter activities.
Sponsors or co-sponsors conservation education programs for facilitators and those who train educators.
Promotes the sale of conservation education materials, including booklets and activity guides to Soil and Water Conservation Districts, conservation educators, and others.
Develops and implements public affairs activities and campaigns (exhibits, forums, letter writing, marketing, etc.) in conjunction with the Legislation, Public Policy, and Public Affairs Committee.