New in 2019-20, this committee has been established to create a public presence and awareness of NMWC. Our primary focus will be to increase awareness of the good work and fun activities of NMWC in our community and better engage current and future members in telling our story. We will do this by leveraging the use of media outlets, social media, and our own fabulous member population to create greater external awareness and interest in NMWC.
All work makes Jane a dull girl – so thank goodness for Special interest – our way to have fun! This is where you find us getting together as friends – book club, canasta, movies, arts and crafts, wine & dine, dining around and more. If there are several members with an interest in a group let us know – we are happy to get something started. Just remember, these events are open to club members only, not visitors.
This committee is responsible for finding a candidate for all the elected positions to be presented to the General Membership
for the March election. The appointed Nominating Committee members will select the Chairperson from within the committee.
The Programs Committee strives to find entertaining, uplifting, and relevant programs for our monthly meetings. The Programs Committee encourages members to submit their suggestions for future speakers to the Chair.
Driving our ability to help others is the Fundraising Committee. Each year we have a Sponsorship Campaign seeking the support of businesses in our community. This year we have one major fundraiser, Luau Under The Stars, along with our annual Red, White & Green Auction in December. In addition, individual members and small groups can create Make $ Grow Projects. Anything goes to help Make $ Grow. You can make something, host something, teach something, do something, anything you can think of to create a mini fundraiser. Together they all add up! Fundraising counts on the help of all of our members to be successful.
Most of what we do for our local community rests on the shoulders of Community Affairs. This is where our hands-on efforts are coordinated. The Community Affairs committee meets each summer and identifies the major groups they will work with for the next year. They plan a volunteer event for each month.
Hospitality Committee is there for our members. In the hospital? Or need a helping hand? Let Hospitality know and a meal is on its way! Hospitality is also in charge of monthly meals for the General meetings of NMWC. They take your reservations and check-in members as they arrive. So make it easy on yourself and them – pay for your meals for the year!
Without our Communications Committee, no one would know which committees and events to join. Their job is to provide information and the plans of NMWC to our members. Our Weekly Update lets club members know what is happening. Our website reaches out to let anyone interested know more about the opportunities NMWC has for involvement and friendship. Facebook lets us all keep up with recent happenings, and the publicity gets out the word about our club and events to the myriad newspapers and magazines that are essential for the success of our fundraising events.
Each year the appropriations committee sends out a Request for Proposal (RFP) to charities throughout the area to complete if they are interested in applying for a grant from North Mecklenburg Woman’s Club. These RFP’s will be sent out no later than March 25th. The grant application process will open April 1st and all applications must be received by May 15th. The appropriations committee will review all applications and will present their recommendations to the Executive Board. The membership then votes for the top charities they wish to receive funding. The Executive Board selects the charities that will receive the Gold and Silver grants, as well as the Community grants, for the coming year. Other eligible charities can be considered for a smaller portion of the grant funds or for support with specific projects during the year.
Well-behaved women DO make history! The Historian Committee documents the highlights of North Mecklenburg Women's Club activities and successes as we create our own legacy and helps us learn the history of the communities in which we live and serve.
The Education committee supports education in our community in many different ways including tutoring of students, volunteering to read, proctoring exams, judging senior projects and more. Supporting teachers through teacher supply drives and teacher recognition events has also become an important part of our Education Committee.
Membership Committee looks after the needs of the member – both new and “seasoned”. They are in charge of keeping the records of members, notifying other committees of member choices of committee, producing the Member Directory, new member meetings and helping make sure you have a positive experience as a member.