Committees

The Greater Hewitt chamber encourages you to maximize your membership by getting involved on committees and attending as many events as your schedule permits. All applicants will be reviewed and appointed by the President to the Board of Directors for final review and approval.

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Awards

Review new member, business and chamber volunteer support and presents a recommendation for business awards and is available to directors only. Awards are presented at the chamber’s annual banquet by the committee and President. Awards Committee meets once during 4th quarter (4 available).

*Ad hoc: Formed for a specific task or objective then dissolved after the completion of the task or achievement of the objective.

Banquet

Assist with profit projection, theme, ticket sales, decorations and set-up/tear-down. The committee is expected to meet as needed and work the day of event taking place in January (10 positions available).

Budget

Meets in September to review current year operations and prepare the chamber’s upcoming budget. The committee consists of the Incoming and Outgoing Presidents, Treasurer and Executive Director.

Bylaws

Reviews and monitors chamber procedures, policies, staff duties and standards and communicates necessary amendments to  Board of Directors as needed. Bylaws sections cover mission, board of director requirements, officer requirements, membership and nomination. (4 available).

Communications and Commerce

Assist City of Hewitt in promoting business development and expansion, develop strategies to increase quality of life, maintain regional partnerships and actively support McLennan County Chamber Alliance. City and Chamber will plan to collaborate for quarterly luncheon updates including city, chamber and real estate opportunities. Present ideas for website traffic increase, branding, sponsorship and publications. Increase presence on Facebook, Twitter & LinkedIn and actively shares chamber posts and the committee will plan one annual joint workshop with Hewitt’s City Council (6 available).

Creekside Spooktacular

Assist with sponsorship and vendor recruitment, costume contest, set-up and tear down. Spooktacular is a fun, free community event during Halloween week. The committee is expected to work the day of event (5 available, October).

Golf

Assists goal setting, theme, sales, door prizes and raffle; Members meet as needed, are encouraged to work a 2-4 hour shift during the tournament and stuff goodie bags (10 available, September).

Long Range Planning

Set long-term goals, provide vision for the Chamber and meet as needed to evaluate organization progress (Executive Committee, 6 available).

Membership

Provide input for membership growth, assist with business commercials at luncheons and introduce visitors. Bring fresh ideas for membership drive, prizes and recruiting process (10 available).

Nacho Daddy’s Color Run, Car Show & Tex Mex Fest

Assist with profit projection, sales, registration, domino/washer tournament recruitment and organization. Assist with set-up/tear down and work the day of the event. The committee meets two-three times for planning sessions and communicates event progress with staff through phone calls and e-mail (10 available, May).

Nominating

The President appoints a five member committee (made up of directors only), subject to approval of the Board, that will give due consideration to an equitable distribution of nominees among different types of businesses and professions represented in the membership of the Chamber. The Committee shall prepare a list of qualified nominees, after determining whether the nominees are willing and able to serve.  If the list is unanimously accepted by the Board in a meeting in which a quorum is present, those individuals listed shall become new board members without further action. However, if the list is not unanimously accepted by the Board, the list shall be presented to the Chamber membership (5 available).

*Ad hoc: Formed for a specific task or objective then dissolved after the completion of the task or achievement of the objective.

Scholarships

Present recommendation of funds, discuss fundraising options to develop additional monetary support; Assists with application process, presents checks to winners at banquet. This committee meets once to discuss details and applicant deadline coordination (5 available). As of December 31, 2015 the chamber has provided over $40,000 in scholarships since 2008.