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MNWT Foundation | Key Women | Committees: Future Directions · Marketing · Membership Managment · Bylaw Review · Finance

 

The State Committees help our organization run efffectively and efficiently, suggest project or plans for the state to ensure its continued existence, and support the state organization. These committees meet regularly and are open to any member in good standing. The three main Statewide Committees are Future Directions, Membership Management, and Marketing. However, there are many other committees with specific objectives, like Bylaw Review, Finance, Elections, and ONTO. There are also the Key Women and MNWT Foundation, which are not really state committees, but organizations unto themselves that support the leaders of our organizations and support MNWT respectively.

How to be a Committee Member

You can contact the Statewide Committee Chair for the committee you wish to join. The eligibility requirements to be a committee member vary, but any member in good standing may request to become a committee member, or simply attend an upcoming committee meeting. Some committees require members to be voted in by the committee; please contact the committee chair for full details. MNWT has many different committees a member can join:

Future Directions Committee Chair: Jen KinzerJen Kinzer, Future Directions Committee Chair

This ongoing committee is responsible for reviewing member suggestions concerning organizational structure, administration or programming, especially long range planning in those areas, which have been approved by the membership. This committee is organized annually and meets at least four times during the year. The Future Directions Committee chairperson is appointed by the state president and serves a one-year term. Additional committee members are the state president, programming vice president, administrative vice president, membership vice president, chapter management vice president, chairman of the board, executive director, state parliamentarian, extensions director, marketing chair, MNWT Foundation chair, strategic planning chair, reporting subcommittee chairs, past Future Directions chair, and five (5) members from the general membership, who serve rotating two-year terms.

Marketing Committee Chair: Daina Mirsch-WennerDaina Mirsch-Wenner, Marketing Committee Chair

This committee externally promotes the Minnesota Women of Today. Activities include hosting informational booths at expos, developing media kits and new brochures, and providing promotional materials at state-sponsored events. This committee is comprised of representatives from across the state and several executive council members. In addition, this committee selects the annual Statewide Buckets of Sunshine Project from bids presented by the membership. If you are interested in nominating an organization for the project, please complete the bid form, and email marketing@mnwt.org. Please go to the News webpage for an assortment of public relations tools for your chapter to use, and marketing ideas to help promote Women of Today in your community.

Membership Management Committee Chair: Heidi WesterlundHeidi Westerlund, Membership Management Committee Chair

Established in January 1994, this committee works with the MWNT Membership Team to generate interest and excitement in meeting membership goals. Additional objectives are to find ways to increase chapter size, improve retention, assist with the addition of new chapters, and to internally market our organization.

Bylaw Review Chair: MNWT ParliamentarianMNWT Parliamentarian, Bylaw Review Chair

This committee is responsible for annually reviewing state bylaws and policies. The state parliamentarian chairs this committee and other members include: state president, chairman of the board, executive director, and past parliamentarian. Other members are welcome to attend the committee meeting, which is held once each year.

Finance Committee Chair: MNWT Finance VPMNWT Finance VP, Finance Committee Chair

This committee is responsible for providing financial direction, designation of funds, and preparing the annual budget. The state Finance VP, State Store Manager, immediate past state Finance VP and five to seven additional members shall serve on this committee. This committee meets four (4) times each year.

Key Women Chair: Cindy UmlandCindy Umland, Key Women Chair

he Key Women Club, started in 1975, oversees the Key Women Award, which is the highest honor a MNWT member can receive. Designed as a chapter nomination of a member who has shown exceptional involvement and growth, the award recognizes those within the organization for dedicated service. A woman cannot work toward this goal; it seeks her out after she has given her heart and soul to the organization. The award is presented to any member who meets the following qualifications:

  • Served as chapter, district or state officer, or a chapter, district, or state program manager for at least two (2) years;
  • Is a member in good standing for at least four (4) years; and
  • Is nominated and accepted after thorough review by five (5) Key Woman.

For more information, please contact keywomen@mnwt.org.



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