Committees are crucial to the running of the Home County Folk League in all its various aspects. These Committees are made up of Board Members and members from the community at large, some with specific expertise that would benefit a particular committee. Joining a committee is a great way to familiarize yourself with the Home County Folk League if you are considering joining the Board.
In general, these are the expectations of Committee Members:
Attend committee meetings as scheduled, usually 6-10 meetings per year.
Prepare for meetings in advance by studying the agenda, reading all supporting material, and researching topics and issues.
Participate actively in meeting discussions and formulation of recommendations to the Board of Directors
Complete any assigned tasks in the time frame negotiated.
The Committees that make major decisions on what we do and how we do it include the following:
Festival Operations Committee
This is the group that does all the detailed planning about Festival operations. Things like production (sound & lighting), site infrastructure, performer hospitality, volunteer coordination, safety & security, food and craft vendors, etc. Committee members should be ready to work and lead a team of volunteers on the weekend of the Festival.
Finance, Sponsorship & Fund Development Committee
This Committee handles the details of the League’s financial management and ensures that the Board meets its fiduciary responsibilities.
Home County depends on government grants, corporate sponsorships and private donations for all of its operating costs. This committee is responsible for identifying appropriate federal, provincial and municipal grants and writing the applications for them as well as seeking out corporate sponsorships and donations.
Marketing & Communications Committee
This committee handles all the public communication and promotion of the Festival and other events throughout the year. This includes media promotion and all social media and website activities as well.
Planning & Governance Committee
This is the group that looks after the details of how the organization is governed. It drafts policies and procedures for Board approval and oversees the strategic planning activities of the League. It is also the nominating committee for the election of Board members.
Are you ready to join us? If so, simply complete the form on our website under Get Involved>Join A Committee and we will get in touch! If you have any questions about what’s involved or the application, please email us today!