Presentation on theme: " Is there a need to network and share information in your region/state? Consider why it is important to come together and share information. Where."— Presentation transcript:
Is there a need to network and share information in your region/state? Consider why it is important to come together and share information. Where can you go for guidance/advising within the military and civic community? Is there strong interest and will there be sponsored efforts? The Importance of the ACMEs and How to Get Involved
Think outside of the Box Consider needs of the state or region What is the Military mission(s) in your region? Establish goals early on, but they can change Theme Speakers How to Start New or Plan for the Next Symposium
Will your school/employer support your time and expenses? It is important to NOT use ACME as a platform for furthering your school’s interests One representative per school for board positions Meet early to plan symposium and set goals/theme Officers
Sponsorships Logistics Planning Chair Scholarships Marketing/Social Media/TV/Radio Web master Special Events Areas That Require Leadership
Why Are ACMEs Important? “Boots to Ground” Federal/State Budgets Issues indigenous to the region Less Expensive - Allows representatives in the field access to what is going on in their military communities Includes Local Politicians and Legislators
Understanding the specific needs of the military in the region Do local community colleges/universities offer a “military friendly” product? At what level do the state legislators understand their military community? “Boots to Ground”
Tighter budgets can make CCME’s and National/International conferences too expensive Allows local counselors/ESO military access to new legislation/laws/rules of TA/GI Bill/Financial Aid Forum for schools to learn from one another and to effectively partner Federal/State Cut-backs
Army, Navy, Marine Corp, Air Force, National Guard and Coast Guard? Is the military foot print shrinking, growing, changing? Who is the community and what degrees/programs do they need? Dynamic and constantly changing What are the issues of your region?
Involve your state and local government representatives and senior military leadership Provide a forum so they can meet, network, and discuss the respective military community State/Local Legislators and Elected Leaders
Easy! Volunteer! Participate! Stay involved! Scholarships Annual symposiums Professional workshops/“Brown-Bag” Lectures Job fairs Fundraisers How to Get Involved?
Member-at-Large Supports the President and Board Helps facilitate and execute meetings and symposium Special Projects Virginia Wounded Warrior Program Charity Golf Tournament Works on Committees Symposium Planning Marketing More
Virginia Wounded Warrior Program Charity Golf Tournament
The committee will promote information about the benefits of membership, establish a membership process and maintain an accurate list of members The Committee will print name tags, prepare the pad folio with sponsors information and distribute to the attendees at the Symposium. Membership Committee
Maintain award criteria and submit suggested additions or changes to the Executive Board for consideration Review and submit nominations for each award category Preside over the selection process and report the recommended recipients to the Executive Board for final consideration Notify recipients Coordinate the preparation of a commemorative to be presented to awardees at the next annual conference and provide an invoice to the Treasurer for payment Awards Committee
Maintain all monies of the Council, keeping an accurate record Present the financial statements at Executive Board meetings Maintain a checking account for the deposits and payments of Council funds Be one of two officers authorized to sign Council checks File and maintain tax forms Treasurer