Chapter Membership Committee
*Promote membership in the Chapter.
*Develop strategies to increase membership and member involvement, then
implement those approved strategies.
*Develop strategies to retain, strengthen, motivate, and involve members, then
implement approved strategies.
*Develop strategies to increase Chapter visibility among relevant state and national
agencies, organizations, societies, and groups, then implement approved strategies.
*Research or survey the professional needs of members, and report findings to the
*Establish and maintain a new member mentoring program and assign mentors to
new members upon request.
*Recommend members who merit advancement and are well qualified to serve as
Chapter or Society officers or committee members, then initiate nominations of
those that are recommended.
*Ensure preparation and distribution of a Chapter newsletter.
*Ensure that the Executive Board appoints Chapter liaisons with established or
potential student chapters.
*Monitor student chapter activities, and provide training, support, and/or guidance
to them via the Chapter liaisons.
*Assign mentors to student attendants at Chapter events.
Chapter Awards Committee
*Ensure that the process to solicit nominations for Chapter or Society awards is
*Select Chapter Award recipients.
*Recommend members, nonmembers, and organizations for International Society
awards to the Executive Board.
*Ensure proper recognition of Chapter and International Society award winners.
Chapter Education Committee
*Develop strategies to increase visibility of soil, water, and related resource issues,
then implement approved strategies.
*Provide leadership to Chapter public affairs activities and campaigns.
*Monitor existing meeting structure to ensure adequate training for attending
members and nonmembers.
*Recommend training and related activities for members, in conjunction with the
*Recommend to the Program Committee potential training and program or
workshop topics based on strategic plans, national/regional/state natural resources
priorities and trends, etc.
*Encourage and provide professional certification opportunities.
*Ensure that the Chapter stays abreast of new technology, agency authority, and
other issues affecting resource conservation.
*Advise the Program Committee about potential Chapter involvement in
agricultural and urban conservation efforts.