Committees

 Education Committee:  Chair- Hope Adams, CGMP   email: Education@olddominionsgmp.org 

  • Write RFP’s & select sites for monthly meetings
  • Plans & coordinates program content & format
  • Coordinates suitable speaker(s), meeting room setup (including AV) and greets speaker(s)/assists with needs
  • Creates online evaluation survey and provides hyperlink for chapter distribution
  • Provides analysis of evaluation survey results for monthly reporting
  • Manages the Government Meeting Specialist (GMS) program


Membership Committee:  Chair- Karen Sullivan   email: Membership@olddominionsgmp.org 

  • Processes new memberships
  • Makes calls or sends e-mails to members who missed previous month’s meeting
  • Makes calls or sends e-mails to members two months and one month prior to membership expiration
  • Contacts former members if membership has droppedPrepares Committee announcements for monthly e-blasts
  • E-mails welcome letter with information to new members through Chapter website
  • Follows up with guests who attended monthly meetings regarding joining Chapter 
  • Submits membership-related newsletter articles 
    • Develops marketing literature, calendar and programs
    • Updates membership list on website


Communications Committee:  Chair- Chris Bunting, CGMP   email: Communications@olddominionsgmp.org

  • Creates & Publishes Chapter Newsletter including the solicitation of articles, layout and design, and distribution
  • Maintain and update Chapter Website
  • Responsible for all chapter communication
  • Accept registrations for monthly meetings
  • Maintain social media sites
  • Sponsorship and Advertisement sales for newsletter and website
  • Photograph chapter events and maintenance of photo gallery


Hospitality and Mentoring Committee:  Chair- Dasha Runyan   email: Hospitality@olddominionsgmp.org 

  • Staff Registration desk at monthly meeting and keep record of number of actual attendees
  • Email contact hour form to members who attended monthly meeting
  • Organize and make name tags prior to monthly meetings, order new nametags as needed
  • Accept meeting fees
  • Responsible for having greeter at the front door during registration
  • Assign a buddy to the “guest” each meeting (if necessary)
  • Update no show, walk-ins and un-paids
  • Provide counts to president and communications


Fundraising Committee:  Chair- Michelle Hergenrother, CMP   email: Fundraising@olddominionsgmp.org 

  • Generate ideas, plans, and organizes all fundraising events & silent auctions, bake sales etc…
  • Set-up & staff day of fundraising event
  • Solicit donations, prizes, sponsorships
  • Establish donation forms & price point for silent auctions & sales


Nominations, Awards, & Bylaws Committee:  Chair- Mary Clair O'Hara  email: PastPresident@olddominionsgmp.org 

  • Establishes criteria for individual member recognition and planner/supplier of the year awards
  • Creates and organizes nomination forms – solicit potential nominations
  • Prepare awards and make sure recipient(s) attends meeting to receive award
  • Maintains Chapter by-laws and policies keeping them up to date with National


Community Outreach Committee:  Chair- Joyce Fogg   email: Secretary@olddominionsgmp.org 

  • Identify opportunities for community involvement
  • Assist in selecting community projects
  • Make arrangements and communicate with the community organizations
  • Collect and deliver donated items