Committees

    Membership Committee

    Responsibilities:

    • Maintain chapter roster using National member roster as guide

    • Maintain records of members who have paid their chapter dues

    • Print name tags for all new members. Bring blank name tags to every General meeting for Guests

    • Contact new National IDS members and invite them to chapter meetings

    • Meet & Greet new members and guests at General meetings with the following: National brochures, National membership applications, CT Chapter membership applications, and CT Chapter “Join Us” cards.  Follow up with potential new members after meetings by email or phone and offer assistance with the membership application process.

    • Provide CT Chapter information packets to all new and existing members, including a directory of CT Chapter members

    • Coordinate with National as necessary regarding membership

    • Keep the website chairman & Evite chairman informed of changes to be made

    • Coordinate member records with Treasurer

    • Maintain a birthday list of all members

    • Maintain a recruiting letter and a renewal letter for  prospective & existing members

    Membership Committee Chair

    Julie Albrecht
    Divine Interiors
    e-mail: jeainteriordesign@yahoo.com

    Programs Committee

    Responsibilities:

    • Coordinate meeting schedule with Orange public library (Case Memorial Library)

    • Act as contact for potential speakers

    • Review potential speakers with the board

    • Schedule speakers

    • Write follow up thank you notes

    Programs Committee Chair

    Dianne Geltman-Rivera
    DGR Interior Designs
    e-mail: DGRInteriors@snet.net

    Hospitality Committee

    Responsibilities:

    • Write congratulations, sympathy and other cards as necessary

    • Coordinate monthly refreshment volunteers for General Membership meetings – minimum of 2 per meeting

    • Coordinate all special event meals

    • Coordinate Holiday Luncheon

    Hospitality Committee Chair
    Debbie Taiyanides
    Giorgio's Upholstery & Interior Decorating Inc.
    e-mail: giorgiosuph@aol.com

    Chairity Committee

    Responsibilities:

    • Liaison between Connecticut Chapter and  charity

    • Coordinate committee members with their function involvement

    • Report on upcoming charity events we may become involved with

    • Report to Webmaster when there is news to add onto our website

    Publicity Committee

    Responsibilities:

    • Act as press liason

    • Submit press releases to the press for all upcoming meetings & special events

    • Coordinate with Membership Committee

    • Coordinate with Education Committee

    Facebook & E-Vite Committee

    Responsibilities:

    • Keep Evite records current ~Make changes (provided by Membership Chair & President) regarding members who have joined or left our chapter; update members personal information when necessary.

    • Send all meeting invitations on E-vite

    • Post often on our FB page, updating events and points of interest for all to see

    • “Transformation Tuesday’s” –  every Tuesday post a before & after quick shot from a designer

    Facebook & E-Vite Committee Chair

    Shirley Mitchell
    Mitchell Designs LLC
    e-mail: shirleymitch11@yahoo.com

    Website Committee

    Responsibilities:

    • Keep website current ~Make changes (provided by Membership Chair & President) regarding members who have joined or left our chapter; update members personal information when necessary.

    Website Committee Chair

    Barbara A. Izzo
    Nesting Interiors
    e-mail: barbara@nestinginteriors.com