COMMITTEES

 

The Sierrans for Responsible Resource Development (the "Sierrans") have a committee based structure with various committees that focus on activities related to the Corporation.  Each Committee is led by a Director of the Corporation.  Ideally, each Committee will have a minimum of three persons, including the Director.  Each Director will report on the activities of its Committee at Board of Directors Meetings.  The Directors will be selected based on factors such as, but not limited to, education, experience, background, and desire to lead that Committee.

 

(a)  Individual Membership Committee.  Responsible for generating, maintaining, and expanding the list of individual members of the Corporation (name, address, phone number, email address etc.).  Responsible for generating and maintaining a list of past individual members of the Corporation (name, address, phone number, email address, etc.).  Responsible for collecting annual dues from individual member and for notifying individual members when their membership is due for renewal.  Responsible for recommending annual individual membership due amounts by category to the Board of Directors.

 

(b)  Corporate Membership Committee.   Responsible for generating, maintaining, and expanding the list of corporate members of the Corporation (name, corporate name, address, phone number, email address, website address, etc.).  Responsible for generating and maintaining a list of past corporate members of the Corporation (name, corporate name, address, phone number, email address, website address, etc.).  Responsible for collecting annual dues from corporate members and for notifying corporate members when their membership is due for renewal.  Responsible for recommending annual corporate membership due amounts by category to the Board of Directors.

 

(c)  Corporate Compliance Committee.  Responsible to oversee the preparation of all statements, reports, returns and audits of the Corporation's finances, and to oversee the investment of the various funds of the Corporation.  Responsible for submitting recommendations to the Board for the selection of auditors, accountants and investment managers, as needed.  Responsible for overseeing the corporate governance of the Corporation including Articles of Incorporation, Bylaws, and establishing policies and procedures to be followed by the Corporation.  Responsible for submitting and recommending to the Board of Directors the names of persons with appropriate skills and good reputation to serve as directors, officers and committee members of the Corporation.  In so doing, the Corporate Compliance Committee shall attempt to select individuals from a cross-section of the community in terms of race, religion, sex, ethnicity, occupation, institutional affiliation, level of education and geographic distribution within the community, whose service will be a valuable contribution to the Corporation.

 

(d)  Events Committee.  Responsible for organizing monthly meetings of the Corporation, including recruiting of speakers.  This will include preparation of a meeting notice to be sent out monthly to the membership.  Responsible for organizing and implementing social events for the Corporation, as approved by the Board. 

 

(e)  Communications Committee.  With Board of Director approval, responsible for preparation and maintenance of:

 

  • Email lists for the Corporation (e.g. individual members, corporate members, media, legislators, other associations, etc.);

  • The Corporation website;

  • The Corporation Facebook page;

  • The Corporation Linkedin page;

  • Corporation flyers and brochure(s);

  • Radio commercials advertising the Corporation;

  • Newspaper advertisements advertising the Corporation;

  • A display booth to be used at community outreach, educational, or other events;

  • Other social media to be approved by the Board.

  • A Quarterly Newsletter (or other frequency as established by the Board);

  • Press Releases;

  • Letters to the Editor;

  • Media responses;

  • Specific outreach campaigns; and.

  • Other communication programs approved by the Board.

 

(f)  Public Education and Scholarship Committee.  Responsible for organizing and implementing educational programs for public and high school students (as well as other organizations) to outline the benefits of the natural resource industries to our daily lives and careers in the natural resource industries.  Responsible for organizing and administering a scholarship program for students entering college or university going into careers in the natural resource industries.  Responsible for obtaining and/or generating educational materials to be used in members’ activities.

 

(g)  Historical and Cultural Preservation Committee.  Responsible for preserving the history and culture of the resource industries including historic photographs, maps, artifacts; and equipment, preserving oral history; and promoting the history and culture of the resource industries in the public.  This would include working with other historical preservation societies, individuals, and special interest groups whose mandate may overlaps with the mandate of the Corporation.

 

(h)  Grant Writing Committee.  Responsible for searching out, preparing paperwork, and obtaining grants that would fund the Corporation or fund projects sponsored by the Corporation.

 

(i)  Governmental and Legislative Affairs Committee.  Responsible for monitoring and analyzing past, current, and proposed legislation and regulations to keep the Board of Directors and members educated about the legislative and regulatory issues affecting the Corporation, the members, and the community related to the resource industries.  Assist the Board of Directors in establishing the Corporation’s position on various legislative and regulatory issues.  At the direction of the Board of Directors, lobby and work with legislators to change existing legislation and/or form new legislation including but not limited to:  repeal or modification of onerous and unnecessary regulation, streamlining of regulation, protection of existing rights, all related to the resource industries, the Corporation’s membership, and the community.

 

(j)  Technical Committee.  Responsible for providing technical expertise to the Board of Directors, Corporation and its members with regard to issues, legislation, and regulations, codes, specifications, and other technical issues that may affect the resource industries.  Responsible for reviewing the technical accuracy of reports published by the industry or special interest groups for accuracy and when appropriate, bring issues to the attention of the Board and educate the membership.  Research and educate new technologies, inventions, and practices to educate the Board, membership, and community about responsible and sustainable resource industries.

 

The number and staffing of the committees above will be subject to voluntary service of the membership, funding of the Corporation, and other factors beyond the control of the Board of Directors.  Not all committees may be staffed at all times, nor will all committees be established by the Board unless sufficient membership and funding is available.  The Board of Directors will ultimately be responsible for and decide on the number, staffing, and funding of any committees and their activities.  

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