Officers & Committees

Officers & Committees

2016-17-board-members

The officers of the GMCAPA for 2016-17 are:

President: Joann Bielinski, CPP
Vice President:Michelle Ganzer, CPP
Recording Secretary: Annette Jones, CPP
Treasurer: Linda Gregurich, CPP
Membership Secretary: Andrea Hoettels, CPP

 

Past Officers List

Committees

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Each committee provides an update to the Board meeting once a month to determine agenda items for the Chapter meeting. Each committee has the opportunity to provide updates to be posted on the Greater Milwaukee website as well as to the Newsletter / Public Relations Committee to be communicated to the National APA.

Hospitality / Welcome Committee
This committee greets members to the monthly meetings. This committee ensures in advance of the monthly meetings that all meal, beverage, and paper products will be available for the meeting. Past example: For some meetings, the host company may provide everything for the meeting and others, the Welcome Committee would organize among the members the necessary menu items and paper products.

CPP / FPC Study Group Committee
This committee organizes the following details for a successful CPP/FPC study group: volunteer teachers, students, locations, dates for the Spring and Fall CPP/FPC Group. This committee would communicate with the National APA so materials could be received for the study group. After the CPP/FPC this committee follows up with the students who took the exam to find out how their experience went. This committee will report to National APA any necessary information in regards to the exam site. The committee chair will maintain a list of participants who passed the exam to announce at the next monthly meeting, post on the Greater Milwaukee Website, and maintain names for the June meeting certificate presentation.

Educational Committee
This committee’s key role is to educate to the general public the following topics: About the Greater Milwaukee Chapter, Payroll, and Tax issues. This committee would prepare communication for the chapter members about upcoming Educational seminars, conferences, or web-casts. This information would be posted on the Greater Milwaukee website as well as communicated through the Membership Secretary. This committee prepares communication pertaining to Educational Grants available for members to participate. This committee nominates members that may be good candidates for receiving National Grants. Once committee member would also participate in the National Payroll Week committee to build on the educational role of National Payroll Week. Past examples of duties include:

  • Organizing an opportunity to speak at schools and vendor events.
  • Created flyers, which included educational information to be posted at public places.
  • Created or gathered communications for the Chapter members on upcoming educational events outside of our Chapter.
  • Provided input to Chapter members on recommended reference guides & publications.

Membership Committee
This committee is a reference point for outside individuals that may be interested in joining our chapter. In addition this committee pursues opportunities to build our membership. In the past, this was done by mailings and vendor events. This committee maintains the chapter benefit flyer and membership flyer to be used for distribution at events that perceptive members may attend. This information is also on the Greater Milwaukee Website.

Statewide Conference Committee
This committee organizes the bi-annual statewide conference. The committee would be broken into subcommittees to tackle all aspects of the statewide conference. Past conference materials are turned over to each new committee. This committee prepares a flyer one year in advance of the conference to be distributed at the off-year Statewide Conference. This information is also on the Greater Milwaukee Website.

Newsletter / Public Relations Committee
This committee prepares and collects articles for the Greater Milwaukee website as well as the National APA. Past articles ranged from a President letter, recipes, announcements, poems, interviews, highlights of monthly speakers, and quotes. The chair of this committee would work closely with the Website Committee chairperson.

Community Involvement Committee
This committee organizes events within the Greater Milwaukee chapter to benefit the community. Past examples have included a toy collection for Children’s Hospital, Telethon with Public Television Channel 10/36, Items for US Troops, and money for the Hunger Task Force. This committee would research and present to the Board the event details. Upon Board approval, the committee would prepare communication for the chapter members and work directly with the non-for-profit organization. After the event, this committee would provide the Newsletter/Public Relations Committee a summary of the event with photos.

Web Site Committee
This committee works with the third-party web company to keep the Greater Milwaukee APA website up to date. This committee also works with all committees, officers, and board members to receive information to be posted on the website. This committee makes suggestions to improve the website layout. Annually this committee submits to the National APA, the necessary information to participate in the web site contest. Annually this committee contacts web sponsors for renewal.

NPW Committee
This committee organizes the annual National Payroll Week event for the Greater Milwaukee chapter. This committee would be broken down into subcommittees to tackle all aspects of the event and communication. One member of this committee would participate in the National APA conference call for National Payroll Week. This committee prepares communication to the Chapter members on how to celebrate National Payroll Week within their companies. This communication is also stored on the Greater Milwaukee website. Committee members from the Educational, Community, and Government Committees would participate in this committee. This committee collects from members the activities held for National Payroll Week. This committee completes the National APA documents to participate in the NPW Chapter Contest & Photo Contest.

Chapter of the Year Organizing Committee
This committee completes and submits annually the Chapter of the Year questionnaire to National APA. The committee collects information throughout the chapter year to prepare for the submission. Each committee would provide to the Chapter of the Year committee, documents or materials that would assist in this submission.

Chapter Pictorial Organizing Committee
This committee prepares and submits annually the Chapter Pictorial to National APA. The committee collects information throughout the Chapter year to prepare for the submission. Each committee would provide to the Chapter Pictorial committee, documents or materials that would assist in this submission.

Government Liaison / Government Committee
This committee communicates to Chapter members any legislative and regulatory changes/news. The government Liaison would communicate at each monthly meeting changes/news of interest to the members. The committee would also solicit government agencies for NPW proclamations. This committee would provide the NPW Committee appropriate information for the NPW chapter contest submission. This committee would provide information to be posted to the Greater Milwaukee website and members via the Chapter Membership Secretary.

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