Developing an effective team is
one of the most important responsibilities of a
club committee chair. As the leader of a club committee, you will be
responsible for ensuring the committee functions
effectively in order to achieve committee and
Recruit members who have the
skills, knowledge, experience, or desire to do
the best job.
Provide appropriate instruction
Plan and conduct productive
Hold members accountable for
the tasks they have accepted.
club president and board of directors of progress.
those who have served well.
Effective committees share
the following characteristics:
Clearly defined purpose
Step-by-step plan of action
Open lines of communication
among team members and other club leaders
Knowledgeable and motivated
Determining a Committee’s Purpose
Committee members must have a clear understanding of
the committee’s purpose in order to effectively
establish and achieve goals. To identify a committee’s
Review the club’s bylaws,
which should contain information related to
each club committee, including the committee’s general purpose.
Review the club’s goals for
the coming year, to help the committee establish
goals that support the club’s main goals for the year.
Meet with the club’s board
and the president, to foster discussion about
the relationship between club goals and the committee’s purpose,
as well as the committee’s role in achieving