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BOARD MEMBERS

PRESIDENT

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   Donna Grasel

  • Supervises the affairs of WCA
  • Sees that Board resolutions & policies are implemented
  • Designate two officers to sign contracts and other instruments authorized by or approved by Board
  • Appoint Chairs & Members of Standing and Special Committees
  • Fill resignations and vacancies on the Board who shall serve until the next election

IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT


  • Acts as sounding board and as a resource for the president

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  Judy Lyons Schneider

VICE PRESIDENT
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  Barbara Slezak


  • Cover duties for President, if she’s unavailable.
  • Order WCA name tags or work shirts for membership. Items to be paid for upon ordering.
  • Liason with ad hoc Hospitality Committee .


TREASURER



  • Collects annual dues.
  • Pay all bills.
  • Reconcile the checkbook with bank statement each month, present copy to President and Recording Secretary at monthly Board Meeting.
  • Submit an annual budget for upcoming year.

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  Fran Richardson

MEMBERSHIP CHAIR
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 Helene Hirmes


  • Encourages existing members to recommend potential new members .
  • Informs potential members to access our website to obtain the criteria for membership and the application form .
  • Processes applications and follows-up with email acceptance of new members
  • Sends reminders to current members (through “WCA Updates”) that dues are to be received between October 1st and November 30th for the following year.
  • Collects checks and coordinates payments with Treasurer.
  • Records payment of dues on roster.
  • Adds new members to roster.
  • Emails draft of roster to all members to ask for corrections and updates.
  • Coordinates with Webmaster to allow new members to show their work images on the WCA Website.


CORRESPONDING SECRETARY



  • Writes and edits WCA News Updates 2 times monthly.
  • Updates and publishes current information on scheduled WCA events and programs,
  • Disseminates individual Member notices of upcoming exhibits and special classes, member news, photographs and articles of interest.
  • Announces information on location and hostesses of upcoming monthly Lunch Critiques.
  • Disseminates WCA News Updates via e-mail to all WCA members.

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 Jana Millstone

RECORDING SECRETARY
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    Pat Pettit




  • Prepares and disseminates Board Meeting minutes.
  • Responsible for keeping accurate written records of all business decisions of the WCA Board of Directors.


EXHIBITION CO-CHAIRS



  • Find venues for exhibitions.
  • Prepare exhibition prospectus.
  • Select a juror.
  • Select receiving and hanging committees.
  • Oversee reception arrangements, if necessary.

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      Bernice Gaines
      Jamie Friedli

HISTORIAN
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    Kate Korp


  • Responsible for organizing and keeping records for WCA.
  • Files programs of exhibitions and photos submitted by members of their events in the WCA album.
  • Coordinates with WCA Photographer to update photo files.
  • Maintains any archival and historical documents to be kept for future reference in actual paper storage so they can be reviewed by members at regular membership meetings.


PARLIAMENTARIAN & CO-PARLIAMENTARIAN
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  Marge Bennett


  • Responsible for general order and procedure at Board meetings
  • Reviews the bylaws on a regular basis and makes recommendations
  • Familiar with Roberts Rules of Order
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  Maggie Nevens

SCHOLARSHIP CHAIR
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    Gail White


  • End of November: Confirms identity and contact information of administrative offices at designated college in the rotation: New College, Ringling College or State College (North and South campus).
  • After the deadline, meets with the committee to select a recipient and notifies all applicants of the selection.
  • Requests their presence at the WCA End of the Year Party. The student should be prepared to share one or more artworks and a provide a short description her processes and objectives.
  • Obtains Award Certificate and makes presentation at the meeting.
  • Follows-up by encouraging the scholarship recipient to participate in WCA by attending future meetings and entering sponsored shows.


WEBMASTER LIASON




  • Receives contact mail from members re: changes requested, images changed, etc.
  • Works directly with webmaster re: changes, updates, maintenance of site.
  • Email Contacted: wcawebsiteinformation@gmail.com.

Committee - Webmaster Liason
          Judy Lyons Schneider

PUBLICITY and PR CHAIR
Committee - Publicity
  Cecile Moran


  • Creates and maintains publicity contact lists for print and media outlets.
  • Gathers information about WCA exhibitions and other newsworthy events from committee heads.
  • Creates a press release with detailed information about an event, which is sent out to the various media contacts.
  • Establishes deadlines for information relating to all exhibitions and events so that releases can be created and distributed at least 3 weeks prior to an event and then a follow up one week prior to an event.
  • Obtains digital images from WCA photography chairman and winning artists to maintain an image file for use in publicity.
  • Cultivates relationships when and wherever possible with media contacts.