The best way to maximize your G.R.A.P.E. membership is to get involved in committee work. A variety of opportunities are available to suit every professional interest and participation availability. Take a moment to review the following list to find a way to get involved in G.R.A.P.E.
- Recommends priority public policy issues for G.R.A.P.E., developing strategies and work plans to move public policy efforts forward.
- Educates, influences, and attempts to facilitate change in order to improve the quality of life for elderly persons, protect their rights, benefits, and access to quality care.
- Reviews current bylaws and recommends changes in them to the Board of Directors.
- Updates, compiles, and publishes The ElderPages Directory - a reference and information directory of local resources which assists area professionals to enhance the quality of life for the elderly.
- Is responsible for recommending fiscal policies, submitting the annual budget to the Board, evaluating financial performance and arranging for an annual audit.
- Increases visibility of G.R.A.P.E., both generally as well as through individual programs, and supports membership efforts.
- Responsible for creating, coordinating, and conducting membership recruitment, renewal, and retention activities.
- Makes recommendations to the Board regarding membership dues and benefits.
- Writes, edits, and oversees production of the GRAPEvine.
- Sets and publicizes newsletter deadlines.
- Ensures compliance with G.R.A.P.E. editorial policy.
- Plans and coordinates programs which enhance the knowledge and skills of G.R.A.P.E. members, helping them provide quality services to older persons.
- Plans and coordinates G.R.A.P.E.'s Annual Dinner Meeting
- Reviews income-producing project initiatives for consistency with the organization's mission and key objectives of financial stability, member involvement, and membership diversity. This is an invitation only committee.
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