The biggest benefit of your PCMA membership is the people you meet! And the more involved you are in the chapter, the more people you get to know in our industry. We all are busy with personal and professional responsibilities, but the extra time and effort given to the POWER Chapter is rewarding. You’ll gain valuable experience and will develop relationships with wonderful colleagues along the way.
Consider joining one of several dynamic committees:
Education and Programming: Help plan the educational and social opportunities for the chapter (approximately two programs each in Columbus, Cleveland, and Pittsburgh, divided among committee members). The committee oversees and manages the entire process from logistics to content development and through to the execution of the event. The goal of the committee is to provide high-quality educational and networking opportunities for local industry partners.
Time commitment: Monthly committee conference calls (approx. 1 hour) plus other duties as assigned by the committee. The chair of this committee also serves on the Board of Directors (one additional 1-hour call every other month).
Sponsorship: Secure sites for chapter events in each city (Columbus, Cleveland, and Pittsburgh) and develop additional revenue streams for the chapter. Create specific sponsorship opportunities for companies interested in reaching the POWER membership. Ideas include advertising on the website, chapter e-newsletter, sponsorships at chapter programs, etc.
Time commitment: Conference calls every 2-3 months (approx. 1 hour) plus other duties as assigned (follow-up calls, etc.). The chair of this committee also serves on the Board of Directors (one additional 1-hour call every other month).
Membership: Develop new plans, strategies, and programs to promote membership, recruit and retain new members, and recognize active members within the chapter. Welcome new members to the chapter and new and potential members at chapter events.
Time commitment: Committee conference calls every 2-3 months, plus additional correspondence to members periodically throughout the year. The chair of this committee also serves on the Board of Directors (one additional 1-hour call every other month).
Communications: Publish the monthly POWER E-news electronic newsletter via Constant Contact; write press releases promoting chapter events, update the chapter website sections including news, chapter events, past events, etc.
Time commitment: Committee conference calls every 2-3 months, approximately 1 hour per month on the newsletter/press releases (duties may be divided among committee members). The chair of this committee also serves on the Board of Directors (one additional 1-hour call every other month).
President: The chief elected officer and official spokesperson for the Chapter. He or She presides at all meetings of the Board and membership.
President-Elect: Serves on the Board prior to the year of his or her presidency and serves as the presiding officer in the absence of the president. This office is also responsible for setting the chapter slate of board members and committees for his or her term in office.
Secretary: Serves on the Board and is responsible for providing notice of meetings and the preparation and maintenance of meeting minutes of all Chapter and Board meetings.
Treasurer: Serves on the Board and shall be responsible for the funds and securities of the Chapter. All financial decisions, including deposits or investments, shall be in accordance with the instructions and directions of the Board.
Board of Directors: Serves the chapter by attending monthly Board conference calls and governing the chapter business. Also serves on committees as needed. Directors must be members in good standing for a minimum of one (1) year before becoming directors.
To volunteer, contact Karl Pietrzak, 2020 Chapter President