Form effective committees

Members can participate and contribute to the club through involvement in club committees. Strong leadership and a clear purpose help committees function effectively and efficiently. Establish goals, because anything worth doing is worth measuring, and plan for the future. The place to start is the club’s strategic plan, to maintain an alignment between the big goals and the work of the committees.

Here’s how to make club committees work:

  • Understanding. Help educate committee members and leaders about their roles and how they fit into the committee’s purpose.
  • Freedom. Give committees the freedom to make mistakes and learn as they go.
  • Effort. When committee members work hard and succeed, members feel that their contributions to the club are important and feel satisfied when they see the progress being made.