The Communications Committee provides effective communications to GWC members, including email invitations to upcoming GWC events. The committee documents GWC events with photographs and recaps and also works in conjunction with other Standing Committees to prepares press releases, social media posts, and other forms of publicity for GWC.
Governance & Finance Committee
The Governance & Finance Committee identifies leadership within GWC on the Steering and Standing Committees, provides leadership training and development, reviews the GWC Guidelines document, tracks GWC administrative expenditures, and performs other governance duties, as needed.
Grants Review & Awards Committee
The Grants Review & Awards Committee develops the GWC granting guidelines and application process and timeline, including methods for receiving and evaluating grants applications from nonprofit organizations serving residents of Greenwood County. The committee will make an annual slate available to the GWC membership beginning in February of 2019, and organize a process for members’ voting on GWC grant awards and reporting from recipient organizations.
The Membership Committee develops and implements strategies for membership recruitment, retention, and satisfaction. Committee members recommend membership-related activities and member-focused programs, such as orientations, recruitment gatherings, and outreach.
Programs & Education Committee
The Programs & Education Committee provides informational programs and ongoing GWC education at gatherings of the GWC membership. The committee identifies community programs to spotlight, recruits speakers, secures meeting venues, obtains audiovisual equipment as needed, and works collaboratively with the GWC leadership to organize an effective agenda. The Programs & Education Committee may provide additional educational items of interest to the membership.
The Social Committee plans social activities for the GWC members and assists the Programs & Education Committee in organizing and executing effective quarterly meetings for the GWC membership. Committee members recruit greeters and hostesses, secure and arrange refreshments, and organize social and networking activities.
The Steering Committee was formed in 2017 to establish a framework and foundation for GWC, including core values and activities of GWC, membership criteria, guidelines, name and logo adoption, initial publicity for and planning of events, etc. The Steering Committee continues to provide leadership, vision, guidance, and governance to Greenwood Women Care for stability and sustained growth.
Communications Committee, convened by Laura Stowe
Catherine DiBenedetto, Pattie Fender, Nadine Gilchrist, Lou Hilley, Laura Stowe
Governance & Finance Committee, convened by Anne Hancock
Anne Hancock, Lou Noel, Prudence Taylor
Grants Review & Awards Committee, convened by Mary Woodiwiss
Laura Bachinski, Anne Craig, Kathy Emily, Alison Fletcher, Nadine Gilchrist, Trish Hartung, Lesley Lane, Charlene McLoughlin, Sandra McMullen, Marilyn Murphy, Anna Welborn, Trentsie Williams, Mary Woodiwiss (Anne Craig and Trentsie Williams have recused themselves from committee activity during the 2019 review and awards period.)
Membership Committee, convened by Summer Booker
Summer Booker, Rosemerry Franks, Priya Kumar, Megha Lal, Cindy Leary, Angela Lopez-DeLeon, Gay McHugh, Boo Ramage, Cuba Turman
Programs & Education Committee, convened by Angelle LaBorde
Maria Bazan, Mary Charles Haigler, Alice Hodges, Dawn Puderbaugh Hodges, Maureen Kilburn, Angelle LaBorde, Rhonda Merritt, Mamie Nicholson, Beverly Psomas, Lisa Smith, Michelle Stallworth
Social Committee, convened by Kelly Buckshorn
Kelly Buckshorn, Connie Carstens, Jennifer DuBose, Rosemerry Franks, Bev Gebicke, Kelly Hastings, Suzy Holloway, Sandra Johnson, DeAnna Thomas, Casey Tompkins, Louise Watkins
Steering Committee, convened by Mary Woodiwiss
Laura Bachinksi, Kelly Buckshorn, Anne Hancock, Angelle LaBorde, Megha Lal, Laura Stowe, Anna Welborn, Trentsie Williams, Mary Woodiwiss