Serving on a SAWCC Committee is a great opportunity to give back, develop and/or improve your leadership skills, and meet potential new clients. The committees help to implement the direction of our organization and serve our mission. Overall, your commitment will directly impact the success and advancement of women in our community.
These are volunteer positions and we are respectful of your time commitment.
"A small group of thoughtful people could change the world. Indeed, it's the only thing that ever has." - Margaret Mead
Events (Cindy Taylor, Vice Chair) - Committee members have the option of choosing from four different Events Committees - Golf, Gala, POWERhour! Luncheons, and Networking Mixers.
Golf Committee (Debra Reece, Golf Chair) - The Golf Committee generally meets monthly January through March from 8:30 am - 10:00 am and twice in April to prepare for May's event. After that the committee meets as needed to prepare for following year. Committee responsibilities include (but are not limited to the following): reviewing site locations, soliciting sponsors (all levels), securing goody bag and breakfast donations for all players, and set up and registration on the day of the event. You may choose to help with any or all of the above activities and attendance at the Golf Tournament is not mandatory in order to participate on the Committee.
Gala Committee (Dr. Susan Blackwood, Gala Chair) - The Gala Committee generally meets the last Tuesday of every month from 11:30 am - 1:00 pm. Individual committee members determine the extent of their involvement outside this meeting. Committee responsibilities include (but are not limited to the following): soliciting sponsors, determining award categories and selecting award winners, securing auction items, and promoting the Gala. Attendance at the Gala is not mandatory in order to participate on the Committee.
POWERhour! Luncheons (Barbie Scharf-Zeldes, Director) - The POWERhour! Committee plans three luncheons annually. Committee responsibilities include locating and contracting a venue for each luncheon, booking city leaders as speakers, and soliciting for door prizes.
Networking Mixers (Amy Gonzalez, Co-Director & Reilly Smolinsky, Co-Director) - The Networking Mixer Committee plans three mixers annually. Committee responsibilities include locating and contracting venues, determining menus, soliciting for door prizes and companies to underwrite the event.
Education/Transformational Leadership Development (Lori Johnson, Lead Facilitator) - Committee members will provide input, consultation, and resources to assist the committee in designing programs to meet the needs of women leaders, SAWCC members and the greater San Antonio community.
Education/Bloomberg Business Programs (Sarah Becher, Lead Facilitator) - Committee members will provide input, consultation, and resources to assist the committee in designing programs to meet the needs of women leaders, SAWCC members and the greater San Antonio community.
Education/Smart Women Series (Diane Polanco, Vice Chair) - Committee members will enhance professional development and personal awareness through the SMART WOMEN Series. Duties may include identifying and nominating subject matter and topics, securing business sponsors, presenters and venues for curriculum.
Membership/Corporate Membership (Belinda Gavallos, Vice Chair) - Committee members will assist in coordination of the annual membership drive, promote membership renewals and will designate ambassador members who will promote the benefits of joining SAWCC to new member prospects at every event. Duties may also include conducting new member orientations and follow up with new members and new member inquiries.
PR/Marketing (Kristi Wyatt, Vice Chair) - Duties may include being a liaison to other committees in order to obtain materials necessary to meet deadlines for submission; attend selected events as the SAWCC Historian (Historian is responsible for taking photos, gathering names of attendees in those photos, candid quotes and writing a short summary about the event); in addition, helping the Social Media Director monitor all social media sites.
Mentorship Program (Karen Dayle-Van Buskirk, Co-Vice Chair & Francesca Rattray, Co-Vice Chair) - Committee members will assist in the research and development of a mentorship program that will provide services to young girls and women.
Now that you have made a decision on what committee to join, select a membership level below to get started!