As a member of the South Carolina Chapter's leadership team, you have indicated a
desire to help guide the activities of the Chapter. Whether you volunteered, were
elected, or were appointed to your leadership position is inconsequential. The fact
that you have agreed to serve is admirable and is greatly appreciated by the
membership. To function effectively in your current role, you need to have a clear
understanding not only of your responsibilities, but also of the challenges and
rewards associated with the job. As with any leadership opportunity, the potential
for personal growth and development is unlimited. You have only to look at the
achievements of past leadership to realize the opportunities provided by your
current role. Your fellow Chapter members are counting on you as part of the
leadership team, to plan, coordinate, and implement programs and activities that
foster the following objectives of the Chapter's strategic plan:
(1) Be an advocate for legislation and public policy that promotes the conservation
of natural resources through our own actions and by supporting the actions of
(2) Support the professional development of members and others through new and
existing training programs, regular Chapter meetings, and certification
(3) Facilitate the adoption of total resources conservation educational materials
and support/participate in the public information efforts of others.
(4) Improve our administrative structure to enhance Chapter governance and
(5) Secure adequate funding to ensure the success of the Chapter's objectives.
(6) Increase membership growth and involvement through services that meet or
exceed member needs.
The members also count on you to represent them and to act on behalf of the
Chapter in carrying out the above objectives. The South Carolina Chapter is part of
the International Soil and Water Conservation Society. You are urged to be aware
of and, to the extent possible, participate in the activities of the broader Society.