The more involved you are, the more valuable your membership!
All employees of NECA member companies are invited to participate and network with other industry professionals.
We've opportunities that range from tiny tasks to task force coordinators. Let us know what interests you and we'll set you up. Please contact the NECA office (781/245-7400 or firstname.lastname@example.org) for information on both short and longer term ways to become more involved in your trade association.
Assist with all the ways we communicate with our members, potential members, the public and regulatory agencies.
- Web Site: Interface with our web site host on business issues. NECA management maintains an up to date and active web site.
- Northeast Carwasher: Gather information about members and their businesses. Propose content ideas (ex. interviews) and ensure all material is submitted on time to publisher (President's Message, financial report, pre and post meeting/event articles and photos, etc.). Management prepares material relative to membership and member benefits.
- E-News: Quarterly e-zine distributed in the months between publication of the Regional magazine: President's message; financial report; follow up on recent program; promo for upcoming program; membership benefits; feature story (or interview) about member; photos; etc. Collect material for quarterly, two page broadcast: President's message; useful tips of the Trade; Board and association activities; Vendor Spotlight, etc. Management prepares promo for upcoming meeting, and does editing, lay out and distribution.
- News Brief: Bi-monthly broadcast: feature on timely program or issue, Legislative Report, Plan ahead promo for next NECA meeting.
- PR/PE: Recommend initiatives to Board and assist with implementation; interface with government/regulatory bodies (ex. DEP) and with allied associations such as NEWWA
- Facebook: Monitor and update postings; "seed" discussions in the members-only section.
- LinkedIn: Work with management to increase participation; seed discussion topics and questions; alert individual if their post is inappropriate.
Proposals are submitted to management for consideration by the committee. Committee may initiate research into viability of a potential benefit.
- Provide oversight and review of current benefits and services; Explore potential offerings and make reports & recommendations to the Board. Work with other committees to review what we
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- Best practices- Ex. develop Green Best Practices materials for members
- Legislative Monitoring: Track and report challenges and issues for the industry. Our paid legislative Intern regularly monitors web sites for us and prepares monthly reports. If an issue needs to be addressed in a particular state, our state reps will be asked to inform and approach those in their state to build grassroots support.
- Scholarship: Develop/edit application material prior to posting. Review submissions and select winners. Assist in raising scholarship contributions at meetings and events.
- Wash for a Cause: Oversee web site, program budget, administration of program; develop marketing initiatives to promote use of the site
Develop & coordinate membership development and retention initiatives.
- Opportunities for lots of” reach out and touch someone” contact.
Work to ensure “customer satisfaction”. Provide management with leads on potential members and feedback from current members.
- Mentoring Program-to be developed
Coordinate "ambassadors" and "mentors" for new and/or less-often-seen members.
- Volunteer coordination-needs submitted by team leaders and posted by management on web site and in publications
Help to involve members by matching them with volunteer opportunities including committee work and “tiny tasks”.
ACTIVITIES (Programs & Events)
Review current activities and suggest ways to improve or new possibilities. Coordinate programs and events with lots of assistance from the management.
- Fall and Winter Dinner Meetings: Primary responsibilities are to identify topics and speakers, gather information and confer with management on marketing and logistics. Review marketing materials before they are distributed.
- Golf Outing/Social Event Planning Team: Responsibilities for Golf are more extensive and too numerous for this space but include budgeting, developing and soliciting sponsorship support, planning outing logistics, providing management with information for marketing material and program development. There are opportunities to be involved on the day of the outing as well as when it's being planned.
- Table Top Show: Responsibilities for Table Top are more extensive and too numerous for this space but include budgeting, sponsorship and exhibitor recruitment, planning logistics with management, providing management with information for marketing material development, assigning space for exhibitors.
- Other Educational Programs: This varies from year to year.
Webinars: Develops and coordinates. NECA management promote and administer registration.
Workshops, Seminars-Additional workshops and seminars may be offered throughout the year.
- NRCC Advisors (by invitations): Plan/coordinate various aspects of convention; advise convention management; work with representatives of other NRCC affiliated associations.
SPECIAL STANDING COMMITTEES (Participation by invitation)
- Periodically review by-laws by-law and address other governance issues.
- Nominations Team members include current President & VPs, Past Presidents who review call for nominations material to be distributed by management; identify and vet candidates; speak with current Board members about possible ongoing roles; develop the slate
- Succession Planning: Vet candidates, develop and recommend slate
- Review Association’s investments, make recommendations, implement as needed. Prepare budgets with assistance of Management.
- Committee may include 1st VP, a Past President, someone from general membership