WWA Committees

The Wisconsin WIC Association has a variety of working committees. You do not have to be a current WWA board member to become involved in the working committees.

If you are interested in joining a WWA committee please contact Abbie Loos

Committee Descriptions

Advocacy Committee

Committee chair will be selected from members of the WWA board. Committee members can include any WWA member or WWA board member.

DEFINITION:

Advocacy is educating and is not lobbying. Advocacy is speaking out on issues or programs or supporting a proposal or cause. In WIC, this means we focus time on educating about the benefits of the WIC Program and dispelling myths about the Program.

Advocacy provides the opportunity to lay the foundation for policy change. It includes educating the public and policymakers about WIC, highlighting the achievements of WIC clinics in the media, and hosting events that promote, celebrate, or inform about WIC.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Prepare a report to inform the Association of activities at the Annual Conference Business Meeting.
  2. Report on Advocacy items on monthly WWA contacts (phone or person)
  3. Schedule and lead meetings and conferences calls as needed.
  4. Plan the work of the Committee or Task Force.
  5. Request guidance or policy direction from the Board as needed.
  6. At the direction of the Board, report to the Board on the Committee actions.
  7. Convey concerns and recommendations, as necessary, to the Board.

 

Communications Committee

Committee chair will be selected from members of the WWA board. Committee members can include any WWA member or WWA board member.

DESCRIPTION:

The Communications Committee is a standing committee that oversees strategic communications to promote the WWA’s mission and purpose. The committee provides guidance and the implementation of the communications functions which includes:

  • Assisting in the continuous development and maintenance of the website;
  • Creating and distributing quarterly newsletters-submit to webpage and the state WICShare site;
  • Promoting current news and events through Facebook.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Hold meetings for the committee at least annually, or as needed.
  2. Report to the Board of Directors periodically.
  3. Report to the members of the Association annually at the regular meeting of the members.
  4. Request guidance or policy direction from the Board as needed.
  5. At the direction of the Board, report to the Board on the Committee actions.
  6. Convey concerns and recommendations, as necessary, to the Board.

 

Finance Committee

DESCRIPTION:

The Finance Committee’s purpose is to review and providing guidance for WWA’s financial matters to ensure that WWA’s funds are spent appropriately. The Committee is responsible for budgeting, financial controls, reportings, contingency planning, and investment policy. The Committee assures internal controls, independent audit, and financial analysis for WWA.

The WWA Executive Board may be better able to respond to aggregated information with important financial trends and issues. The Finance Committee will review all financial statements and reports on financial activity to the full board, in as clear and concise manner as possible.

The committee will consist of at least 3 members, including the board treasurer, and chair.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Prepare monthly reports and review WWA’s revenues and expenditures, and other matters related to continued solvency at monthly Executive Board meetings.
  2. Develop the annual budget and submit to the full Board for approval.
  3. Provide direction to the full Board for fiscal responsibility.
  4. Oversee the maintenance of WWA assets.
  5. Develop an investment strategy. Ensure the preparation of annual audit, tax forms.
  6. Assist other WWA committees as appropriate to achieve strategic goals.

 

Member Nominating Committee

DESCRIPTION:

  1. Promote WWA membership
    1. May included assisting the in-coming Chair with the Membership Outreach letter normally sent out each November (see Appendix B).
  1. Track membership numbers/counties
    1. Finance Committee/Treasurer will have the names of members
    2. Assist w/ calculating and notifying the region with the highest number of projects enrolled by March 31 of each calendar year. Historically, the highest region has been awarded $100.00 to use as they see best (often donated to a cause).
  1. Assure that each WIC region has a representative on the WWA Board (Southern, Western, Northern, Southeast, Northeast).
  1. Assist with recruitment of At-Large Representatives annually (takes place by July 31 annually).
    1. To include sending out Survey Monkey (or other method) to conduct voting for At-Large Positions.

 

Members of the Membership/Nominating Committee will be selected from members of the WWA Executive Committee.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Communicate quarterly or as needed.
  2. Provide direction to the full Board for recruitment of general members and Board Members.
  3. Assist WWA committees as appropriate to achieve strategic goals.