A committee chair serves as the parliamentary head of a committee, sets agenda and other duties. Once a committee is established it is the full responsibility of the chair to make sure that the committee is properly managed and functioning effectively. There is much more to chairing a committee than preparing the meeting agendas and facilitating the meetings! Lucky there are a lot of resources and tools available to help you with this task. Most committee chairs are appointed by the APS President-Elect but are often suggested by the committee itself or recommended by the Committee on Committees. The committee chair sets the date, time, and place of meetings and prepares the agenda with the help of the appropriate APS staff member.
Every pack is under the supervision of a pack committee, which consists of at least three members (chair, secretary, and treasurer). By handling administrative and support tasks, the pack committee allows the Cubmaster, den leaders, and their assistants to focus on working directly with the Cub Scouts. Advisory committee membership will generally serve three-year terms, with one-third of the committee rotating off annually; terms begin and end at the association’s annual conference. The committee belongs to the association, not to the chair: the chair’s primary role is as facilitator. As a committee chairman, you play a key role in connecting new and seasoned members to the work your club does in your community and beyond. Under your guidance, your committee works as a team to engage members, set goals, communicate, develop leaders and have fun.
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Committee Chair. Committee chairs are appointed by the board. Once appointed, the committee cannot elect a different chairman. (Robert’s Rules, 11th ed., p. Committee Chairs are elected by their Committee members and provide leadership for Committee activities in support of the profession by representing its members and their needs and concerns through the Division Representatives and communicating with the members.