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Committees

Board committees have been developed to help the CHA Board be more efficient in its work. The following are current Board led committees. To join, please complete and submit the Volunteer Interest Form by November 30, 2016 to Lidia Diaz at ldiaz@craftandhobby.org.
 
Call for Members-at-Large to serve on the 2017 Nominating Committee is open. The deadline to submit the nomination form is Friday, November 11, 2016. Please complete and submit the form to Lidia Diaz at ldiaz@craftandhobby.org.

  • Nominating Committee (Current Chair: Mark Lee, DreamSolutions Marketing Corp)
    Deliverable: Properly screen slate of potential Board members, per Bylaws, no later than the October Board Meeting each year. 
    Composition: The Nominating Committee shall be composed of three members, current eligible for and seeking reelection, and two alternates elected from the incumbent Board of Directors, and three members and two alternates elected from among the voting members. One of the members of the Board of Directors shall be elected to serve as Chair of the Nominating Committee. Committee to be selected at the Winter Board Meeting each year, at which any Board member may bring forth nominations to serve. 

  • Industry Awards Committee (Current Chair: Roseann Kermes, Rosebud’s Cottage)
    Deliverable: Recommendations to the Board of Directors for Honorees to receive CHA Industry Awards. 
    Composition: At the Winter Board Meeting, the Board Chair will appoint three Board members, one of whom to serve as committee chairperson, plus two voting CHA members. 

  • Hall of Fame Awards Committee (Current Chair: Mark Lee, DreamSolutions Marketing Corp)
    Deliverable: Recommendations to the Board of Directors for Honorees to receive CHA Hall of Fame Awards. 
    Composition: At the Winter Board Meeting, the Board Chair will appoint three Board members, one of whom to serve as committee chairperson, plus two voting CHA members. 

  • Audit Committee (Current Chair: Frank Rizzo, The McCall Pattern Co)
    Deliverable: Annual specification of scope of audit, prior to outside audit, consistent with Board monitoring policy.
    Deliverable #2: Assessment and confirmation of auditor’s independence, and recommendation to Board for engagement of auditor -- by no later than July Board meeting of each year.
    Deliverable #3: Assurance that the auditor has unfettered access to organizational management and records.
    Deliverable #4: Review with the independent auditor of any problems encountered performing the audit, the audited financial statements, and any management letter provided.
    Deliverable #5: Recommendations for Board consideration regarding revisions to CHA’s Investment Policy.
    Composition: Financial literacy a priority for committee membership. At the Winter Board Meeting, the Board Chair shall recommend for Board consideration and approval least three financially literate Board members, one of whom to serve as the committee chairperson, and at least one non-board member. The committee will work directly with outside auditors to achieve deliverables. 

  • CEO Compensation Committee (Current Chair: Chuck McGonigle, Phoenix-Hope Supply Chain Consulting)
    Deliverable #1: Present annual CEO compensation package alternatives/recommendations for Board consideration. 
    Deliverable #2: Accompanying the recommendations, data as to comparable compensation for similarly qualified persons in comparable positions.
    Deliverable #3: Contemporaneous documentation and record keeping with respect to the deliberations and decisions regarding CEO compensation.
    Composition: At the Winter Board Meeting, the Chair will recommend for consideration and approval three Board members, including a committee chairperson.

  • Bylaws Committee (Current Chair: Sarah Hodsdon, Sarah-n-dipitous Designs LLC)
    Deliverable: Recommendations to the Board for revisions to the Bylaws, if/as necessary.
    Composition: Three Board members, including a committee chairperson, appointed by the Board Chair as needed.

  • Treatment of Staff / Direct Inspection Task Force (Current Chair: Chuck McGonigle, Phoenix-Hope Supply Chain Consulting)
    Deliverable: Direct Board Inspection (per policy 3.4.2) verification of adherence to policy 2.2. Committee members will design and implement an online Employee Satisfaction Study and interview all staff. 
    Composition: Two Board members to be appointed by the Chair at the Winter Board Meeting. 

  • Young Creative Industry Leaders (Current Chair: Nora Abousteit, Kollabora, Inc.)
    Deliverable: Recommendations for the Board from a group of people that are considered Young Execs to act as an ongoing task force for additional ideas to match the ends statements, from the view of the Young Execs vision of CHA. Develop Young Executives to hold future leadership positions within the Association. 
    Composition: The whole group is at large, will rotate in and out depending upon who is available per show to attend. Two Board members, including a committee chairperson, and two voting CHA members, appointed by the Board Chair at the Winter Board Meeting. 

  • Membership and Dues Taskforce (Current Chair: Don Guidi, Paper House Productions)
    Deliverable: Recommendations for Board consideration on dues, member definition, member qualifications, affiliate member qualifications and privileges and other actions to facilitate membership processes.
    Composition: Three Board members, including a committee chairperson, and two voting CHA members, will be appointed by the Board Chair at the Winter Board Meeting. 

  • Branding Taskforce (New for 2015/2016) (Current Chair: Nora Abousteit, Kollabora, Inc.)
    Deliverable: The role of the taskforce is to provide additional review and insight to CHA Staff and Branding agency regarding their findings and proposals. The taskforce also provides the Board with oversight to the process and project overall.
    Composition: Three Board members, including a committee chairperson, and two voting CHA members, will be appointed by the Board Chair at the Winter Board Meeting. 

  • Digital Business Taskforce (New for 2016) (Current Chair: Tony Sheridan, Create and Craft/Ideal Shopping Direct)
    Deliverable: The role of the taskforce is to help CHA understand the make up, participants and trends in the businesses who are educating, inspiring, entertaining and selling to consumers primarily using an internet or broadcast platform. They will also help assess how CHA can embrace this new trade area of the industry and or assess the impact or opportunity they present to the association.
    Composition: Three Board members, including a committee chairperson, and two voting CHA members, will be appointed by the Board Chair at the Winter Board Meeting. 

  • Conference Taskforce (New for 2016) (Current Chair: Brigid English, Michaels Stores Inc)
    Deliverable: The role of the taskforce is to review and recommend the composition, quality and delivery of the Creativation CHA University education program, including seminars and workshops organized by staff or outsourced with 3rd party providers.
    Composition: Three Board members, including a committee chairperson, and two voting CHA members, will be appointed by the Board Chair at the Winter Board Meeting. 

  • Market Research Taskforce (Current Chair: Christopher DiTullio, Jo-Ann Stores Inc)
    Deliverable: The role of the taskforce is to help CHA Staff in determining an appropriate research offering to its members and the community at large. It is also to provide expert guidance on selection, methodology and distribution of research studies conducted by the association, especially the Size of Industry Project.
  • Composition: Three Board members, including a committee chairperson, and two voting CHA members, will be appointed by the Board Chair at the Winter Board Meeting. 

  • Trade Show Taskforce (Current Chair: Don Guidi, Paper House Productions)
    Deliverable: Provide recommendations and feedback to the CHA Staff on the Creativation program, location and event as a whole. 
    Composition: Three Board members, including a committee chairperson, and two voting CHA members, will be appointed by the Board Chair at the Winter Board Meeting. 

  • Society of Decorative Painters (SDP) Taskforce (Current Chair: Mark Lee, DreamSolutions Marketing Corp)
    Deliverable: The role of the taskforce is to support CHA Staff in its association management contract of SDP and to provide our Board of Directors with oversight on this management role. 
    Composition: Three Board members, including a committee chairperson, and two voting CHA members, will be appointed by the Board Chair at the Winter Board Meeting.