The Florida Chapter of AABE® (the “Chapter”) has established the following standing and special committees to facilitate the day-to-day work of the Chapter:
The Membership Committee directs all activities of the Chapter concerned with the recruitment and maintenance of members. The committee receives and processes all applications for membership, including reinstatements, and notifies the membership of all such applications upon submission to the National Association and the local chapter.
The Membership Committee is also responsible for preparing membership packages for prospective members and representing the Chapter at various events where there are opportunities to present benefits of the Chapter to the public. In addition, they assist members with information on the Chapter and inform members of upcoming events and opportunities in the energy industry.
Golf Scholarship Tournament
The Golf Scholarship Tournament Committee is responsible for overseeing the fundraising process by ensuring that all fundraising activities are in line with the Chapter By-Laws, and are done with the approval of the Board of Directors. The Committee will also make sure that the chairperson of each committee reports on the status of all events and activities that they engage in, and reports all funds collected for those events and activities.
The Scholarship Committee is responsible for maintaining procedures to be adopted by the general membership for identifying scholarship candidates and disbursement of funds. This Committee is also primarily responsible for assisting in fund raising activities with regard to the annual scholarships that the Chapter awards to qualified students.
The Policy Committee is responsible for vision and insight on energy issues and their impact on the African-American community and for providing such information to the Association, where appropriate. This committee is also responsible for developing contacts with legislators to advocate the Chapter’s concerns about energy issues in the community and the nation.
The Program Committee coordinates all seminars, workshops, etc., that the Chapter might find necessary to host for its members or the community at large, to establish better communications about energy and its impact on the African-American community. This Committee is also responsible for the planning and arranging all details for social programs of the Chapter.
The primary function of the Newsletter Committee is to communicate the activities and events of the Chapter both internally, and to all external stakeholders. The Newsletter Committee is also responsible for producing the Chapter newsletter, Fuel For Thought and distributing it to all key stakeholders on a regular basis. In addition, the Committee is responsible for the following functions:
The Finance Committee is responsible for auditing the Treasurer’s accounts at the close of the fiscal year and to provide a full report at the Annual Chapter meeting in December.
The Conference Planning Committee will manage and fiscally maintain all events associated with the upcoming 2009 32nd Annual AABE National Conference in Orlando. Committee volunteers are requested to contact the AABE Southeast Regional Coordinator for more information.
The Nomination Committee is comprised of members who are appointed by an advisory board no later than the regular chapter meeting in August, with the Chair to be selected by the members of the Committee. The duties of this committee include:
The Webmaster Committee is responsible for maintaining the AABE Florida Chapter website and receiving all suggestions for amendments to the webpages of the Chapter, preparing them in proper form and submitting them for approval by the National Technical Development Committee.