Help the Club!
Volunteering is rewarding, fun and a great way to make new friends.
Some volunteer commitments require 1 or 2 hours a month, while others offer the opportunity to make a difference in how the club runs and what it offers.
We invite all our members to share their skills and talents. If you are interested in contributing your time, please contact the President.
We ask that all our members commit to help in one or two volunteer groups every year. To see the available volunteer groups, please go to the Volunteer subgroups (in BigTent).
All our events are made possible by the help of volunteers. Just a few minutes of your time makes a difference – whether you are helping setup for an event or greeting members as they arrive. Please take a moment to review our Events (in Big Tent) and see how you can help!
All Executive Board Members are required to attend monthly meetings.
President: Oversees all functions of the club. Acts as chair of the board by writing a monthly agenda and leading monthly board meetings. (Can also be a co-president position)
Vice President/Communications: The VP helps with Volunteer Coordination and Recruiting. Manages overall communication from leaders to members. The VP helps the president write monthly agendas and replaces the president when she is not available. The VP updates the Announcements in the weekly email, sets notifications for major events such as Members Social, Preschool Forum, Holiday Faire, Couples Party, and sends blasts when needed.
Treasurer: Responsible for club accounting. Keeps up to date records of the club expenses and issues reimbursement checks. Collects monthly dues and makes necessary deposits to the club bank account online & offline. Develops annual budget with help from the Executive Committee. Creates a year-end financial report for the IRS if needed. May include basic tax preparation and legal filings. Experience with Quicken is needed.
Secretary: Takes minutes at the monthly board meetings and posts them online. Secretary is in charge of planning quarterly general membership meetings and scheduling board meetings. Assists club with mailings, purchasing volunteer incentive gifts and organizing volunteer thank you dinners.
Web Team (2 people): Responsible for educating members about Big Tent and www.lomoms.com. Monitor discussion forums based on forum policy. Assist Board Members and Coordinators with communication to members via website. Maintains both websites. Technology experience is a plus.
Social Media: Posts all public LOMC events on Facebook. Also updates Facebook with club activity/news.
Newsletter Editors (2 people): The editors gather articles, coordinate ad space with the Advertising Coordinator, print and mail the bimonthly newsletter.
Membership Committee (2 people): Make calls to new members to welcome them to the club and help them get connected with any resources they may need. Also responsible for sending out new member packets, including membership cards (new member and annual renewals) bi-monthly. There are approximately 15 new members/month. Time commitment: approximately 10 hrs a month.
Playgroups: Coordinates playgroups and educates members on individual group communication via Big Tent. Appoints Playgroup leader, coordinates quarterly playgroup leader meetings and playgroup leader incentives.
Activities (2 people): Coordinates recurring children’s activities for LOMC members. Schedule a minimum of 1 activity per week and 1 weekend day a month. Time commitment: approximately 5hrs a month.
Moms Night Out (2 people): Plans monthly gatherings for moms only. Meet for dinner, drinks, movie etc. Enters MNO events in the BigTent calendar and sends forum notifications via the Local Events forum. Time commitment: approximately 4 hrs a month.
Preschool Forum Committee (2-3 people): Coordinates LOMC’s biggest event of the year. The event is in January and has 100-250 attendees. Leads a group of 20+ volunteers, coordinate with preschools and work with advertising coordinator to come up with advertising and sponsorship opportunities for businesses. Creates booklet and coordinates printing.
In a Pinch: Coordinates volunteers to make meals for club members in need of assistance (i.e. a member just had a baby, has had surgery or illness, or has experienced a loss in the family).
Community Service: Works with LOMC volunteers and the community to coordinate charitable and community projects including Giving Tree, Kids Fest, 4th of July parade, and Farmers Market. This position can be filled by 2 people if needed.
Philanthropy: Coordinates with the LOMC chosen charity, voted by members. Is the liaison with the charity and our members. Plans fundraising events and/or donation drives for the charity.
Speakers: Plans speakers for the Member Socials. May include free mommy mentor lectures, parenting classes, and any topics members are interested in.
Party Coordinator: Coordinates parties including, Family Summer Picnic, Volunteer Appreciation Party, Winter Couples Party and spring concert. This position can be filled by 2 people if needed.
SubClubs: Communicates with Subclub leaders to help Subclubs find interested members and stay active. Educates subclub members on group communication via Big Tent, coordinates quarterly subclub updates. Time commitment: approximately 2 hours per month.
Marketing: Helps make sure the LOMC name is in the community. Ensures brochures are stocked around town. Works with the Preschool Forum coordinators, Community Service coordinators to promote the club at these events. Is also responsible for managing and selling club merchandise, online and at events. Manage club merchandise inventory and brochures and tracks banner storage.
Advertising: This person is responsible for developing and communicating LOMC advertising opportunities to local businesses. This person works closely with coordinators for the Preschool Forum, newsletter and weekly email. Bills businesses through PayPal and manages the invoicing. The advertising coordinator also updates the sponsor links in the weekly email.
Club Discounts: Works with local businesses to provide valuable discounts for LOMC members. Meets goal of 5 new discount vendors per year. Responsible for managing the discount offers (new vendors and renewals), posting special offers to the Discount Forum, informing interested businesses about the program and helping them enroll. The Discounts Coordinator also posts special events from our vendors in our Facebook page and sends new discounters to the VidAppe (smart phone app) contact. Time commitment: approximately 4 hours per month.
Questions? Please contact the President.
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