We have lots of work to do... here is your official call to help. as sent to Bodreps on Feb 1st, call for volunteers. Friends... The by laws note that committees have to be established by the voting board and the President can assign the chairperson. Thus I am going to initiate these committees as work groups until they have been appropriately filled with volunteers and I will bring to the next board meeting to officially gain their committee status. The work groups themselves with choose the chairperson. Here are the work groups I need to initiate, you can think of them informally as committees. E-vote team Goal: Analysis and development of electronic voting. Initial Contact: Mark Hawley firstname.lastname@example.org Brain storm issues, develop scope, provide process. Short term committee. Event committee Goal: Analysis and completion of Event committee efforts Contact: Eric Vogt email@example.com This committee was started last year and I believe Eric has items than need completion. I'll be honest, I'm not sure of their charter but wanted to include it. Short term comm. Chapter Renewal team Goal: Analysis and development of Chapter option for group renewals. Initial Contact: Paul May firstname.lastname@example.org This committee will review what has been identified to date as issues and resolutions and formally develop a process for accepting group renewals by chapters. This group will then continue to be active with regards to developing and defining the value of being a TLCA Chapter club. It should be considered a long term effort, initial short term goals. Toyota Trails back issue resolution Goal: Analysis of options for disposing of bulk back issues Initial Contact: Tony Twiddy email@example.com This committee will reach resolution about disposition of our current stock of back issues which must be moved. Also provide recommendations for future usage. Short term comm. Membership Attrition Committee (MAC team) Goal: Analysis and development of process for retaining our current members. Initial Contact: Alan Loshbaugh LoshbaughA@missouri.edu team members, Alan, Bruce Lutz, Paul Elbisser, Rob Blumel This committee will develop processes to retain membership and develop process to regain expired members. Will also review New Chapter procedures and be involved in Membership Renewal Reminder process. Long term effort. Rubithon Raffle Incentive Team Goal: Secure Raffle items for TLCA's Hosted event, Rubithon. Initial Contact: Tony Twiddy firstname.lastname@example.org Team Members: All Delegates, Board Members and TLCA members. This committee is designed to 'spread the load' with regards to securing raffle prizes for Rubithon. This is a large effort which can be very easy if everyone helps. 4 month effort. Web Site Committee Goal: Analysis and development of scope, schedule, cost and targeted milestones to revitalize TLCA's web presence including hosting, site programming and long term support. Initial Contact: Tony Twiddy email@example.com. OK, I'll be honest, this is a huge effort requiring both technical experience and common sense. We need to start somewhere and I am suggesting securing volunteers, then developing current statistics for benchmarking site performance, Needs assessment, cost analysis, strategic planning at a budgetary level and culminating in project execution with a long term support plan including paid web master support. This effort will spill into every aspect of TLCA from Membership and merchandise to chapter support and member communication. This is a long term effort including possibility of two years.  on't let this scare you off, perhaps your skill can support one or more facets of this effort. We must get started, even if it is to simply keep our current site supported. OK, sorry for the length and more importantly, sorry I have let January slip by without moving forward on these efforts. I want to formally ask Board approval of these work groups as Committees at the February meeting and also have chairpersons identified. A kick off phone conference can be arranged if deemed necessary by team members. I will expect forecasted completion dates along with BB presence. I don't know if I have done this correctly and quite frankly, let too many days slip by agonizing over how to approach this subject (work groups) but we must get going so this e-mail is to do that. Finally, it is primarily up to Delegates and TLCA members to fill these teams. Elected Board Members have identified roles in this association for day to day business and these team efforts, while much needed, are above and beyond any call to duty.  o not simply expect someone else to get this work done, you must look to yourself to decide where you will work to support the association. I encourage you to sign on with the tougher teams and make a personal commitment to expend the time and resources necessary. E-mail the referenced Contact to note your participation. The teams will call for input of comments soon. Our Association is only a good as our Members, our board and us. Lets prove to ourselves that this truly is a great association to belong to, work in support of and be proud of, by stepping up to the plate and answering the call. Many thanks! Tony Twiddy President 'have processes in place which will nurture a sustained period of growth'