Committees

The Program Committee

  • Secure Speakers for membership meetings.
  • Contacting, confirming, accommodations as needed.
  • Publication of annual program brochure.
  • Negotiate meeting location and food arrangements.
  • Coordinate monthly meeting’s food and speakers.
  • Plan and coordinate monthly twist events.

The Membership Committee

  • Recruitment of new members.
  • Membership retention.
  • Peer recognition of current members.
  • Communicate benefits of AAFG membership to prospects and members.
  • Work with Secretary on membership roster, adding prospects, etc.
  • Host membership gatherings/socials.
  • Welcoming members/guests at meetings.

Education Chair and Committee Club/Public/Student Education

  • Encourages member companies to provide full or partial professional internships.
  • Sends letters to club members asking for internship opportunities before interviewing.
  • Sends letters to financial aid, scholarship, student service offices at Southeastern colleges and universities.
  • Reviews candidates for internship using prepared guidelines.
  • Reviews opportunities to match with scholarship recipient abilities.
  • Awards internship to recipient and member organization.
  • Prepares press release with secretary to announce recipients.

American Advertising Awards Committee

  • Determine date for event, location, and food.
  • Collateral materials – Call for Entry, Invitation to Gala, Winners Book, Program.
  • Call for entry day.
  • Notification of winners.
  • Preparation of winners for forwarding to district competition.

Public Service Chair and Committee

  • Determines nonprofit client.
  • Works with client to develop advertising/marketing plan.
  • Solicits donated services for advertising/marketing materials.
  • Prepares advertising/marketing materials.

Legislative Chair and Committee

  • Keeps abreast of area and national legislative actions involving advertising.
  • Formulates a list of club members with legislative contacts annually.
  • Keeps members informed on local, state and national legislative issues.
  • Gets to know local, state and federal representatives.
  • Leads a grassroots effort when called upon by the District Chair of AAF.
  • Attends all board and membership meeting, district conference in April, national conference in June as club finances allow.

Fundraising/Sponsorship Chair and Committee

  • Work with program committee to develop special event fundraisers.
  • Arrangements for special events, including food, location, volunteers, sponsors. etc.
  • Secures sponsorships for planned events.

Diversity Committee

  • To increase minority representation and leadership opportunities with AAFG.
  • Encourages member companies to provide full or partial diversity internships.
  • Sends letters to club members asking for internship opportunities before interviewing.
  • Sends letters to financial aid, scholarship, student service offices at Southeastern colleges and universities.
  • Reviews candidates for diversity internship using prepared guidelines.
  • Reviews opportunities to match with scholarship recipient abilities.
  • Awards internship to recipient and member organization.
  • Prepares press release with secretary to announce recipients.

Club Achievement Committee

  • Reviews and edits entries for all club achievement categories at the national level.
  • Collect information, collateral and photos on various club activities that would be included in one of the club achievement categories: (1) advertising education; (2) club management; (3) communications; (4) diversity; (5) government relations; (6) membership; (7) programs; and (8) public service/volunteerism.
  • Remind those responsible for submitting books of deadlines and have them submit rough drafts in early February.
  • Following  AAF guidelines, prepare and submit your entries to AAF. The entries are due in early March and winners are recognized at the national conference in June.

Publicity/Public Relations Committee (usually chaired by Secretary)

  • Upload all press releases for inclusion on the AAFG and 3rd District Websites.
  • Send monthly meeting announcement to local newspapers, radio, TV and calendars.
  • Send photos, meeting recaps to area and national advertising publications.
  • Prepare press releases to regularly promote the AAFG on a local, regional, and national basis via articles and photo.
  • Prepare and distribute release of all winners in ADDY competition to the local media.

Latest Video