CGS Committees: Part 2 – Membership Committee

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2022 Membership Committee

Lois Elling and Judy Zelver

One in a series of blog posts about CGS committees and their work
*This committee currently has openings for volunteers

Lois Elling has chaired our membership committee since 2018. She is well-organized and easy to talk to. Lois enjoys her role as Membership chair because she enjoys connecting with CGS members, is able to do most of the committee work from home and has flexibility as to when she is in the library.

Membership Committee

PurposeThe membership committee maintains the membership database, processes new and renewing memberships, communicates with members as needed by email or phone, and helps process CGS mail.
ChairLois Elling
MeetsTwice each month at the library
Time CommitmentTypically, 2 hours at the beginning of each month and 30-60 minutes mid-month plus 7-9 hours per month at home. A new committee member would share in this time commitment.
Helpful SkillsBasic computer skills, printing documents, attention to detail and friendly communication skills via phone and email.
Work LocationIn the library and at home.

Currently, there are two members of the membership committee. Judy Zelver helps Lois with various tasks. They both process membership renewals and keep the membership database current. Judy does most of the supply orders and has primary responsibility for mailing out renewal notices.

Lois and Judy regularly send out updates to her committee chairs and the board, as well as complete roster updates once a month. They share responsibility with the treasurer for picking up the CGS mail and distributing it. Lois responds to inquiries related to membership, renewals, and and website access, and coordinates with our technology team to ensure that new members have access to the members-only portion of our website.

Membership is looking for at least one additional volunteer to check and respond to emails on a regular basis and when Lois is out of town. Communication skills are important for this position when responding to questions about the status of one’s membership either by phone or email. If you are interested in helping the Membership Committee, please email [email protected].