STANDINGS COMMITTEES

We are a grass-roots organization and our success depends on our volunteers.  Our Standing Committees allow us to have many hands and minds contributing to our work and success.

Major Projects & Design Committee - Chair, Julie Hoofnagle

Committee Members are Eric Meyer, Jo Nocera, Elaine Breier, Larry King, Daryl Frahn and Bob Linderman

  • Work with the Executive Committee and Board to develop a long-term strategic plan for the corporation

  • Identify, execute and oversee A2K design projects

  • Prepare cost estimates for Board of Directors approval

  • Prepare an annual budget of potential project for the Board of Directors approval

  • Prepare graphic materials and presentations outlining major A2K design projects to be presented  to the Board of Directors

  • Work with the Preservation Awards organizers to assist with the presentation and communication materials

Membership - Chair, Maria Heshmati

  • Actively recruit new members

  • Arrange A2K Socials twice a year

  • Create and publish a Membership Directory online

  • Review the member dues structure and recommend changes, if applicable

  • Work with the Secretary and Nominating Subcommittee to provide information for each annual election (March) to ensure the elections are completed according to the By-Laws requirement

Other Fundraising - Chair, Kathy Gerson

Committee Member Magdy Abdelhameed

  • Identify specific, potential sources of funds

  • Prepare a specific fundraising target

  • Develop an action plan about who is going to approach what source, how and by when.

  • Compile the results of items into a Fundraising Plan that is approved by the Board

  • Ensure effective administrative systems to track grants and donations

Business & Community Engagement - Chair, Daryl Frahn

Committee members are John Ashby, Becky Ashby, Mia Stierheim, Earl Wesson, Beth Smith,  Tim Dadabo and Laurie Oates

  • Liaise with the Indian Rocks Beach City Manager and Staff

  • Represent A2K in the Indian Rocks Beach Executive Committee

  • Liaise with Pinellas County officials

  • Survey and meet with local businesses to seek broader participation. obtain feedback and hear concerns

Public Relations - Chair, Tricia Priest

  • Liaise with all media and prepare all publicity releases

  • Create an Information Booklet for A2K explaining membership, listing Board Members, our mission statement, standing committees and sample projects

Oktoberfest - Chair, Ed Hoofnagle

See the Oktoberfest website for the full committee

  • Direct, organize and execute all aspects of our annual Oktoberfest event

  • Oktoberfest is our main fundraiser

  • All funds raised go back into the Indian Rocks Beach Community

Local Events Committee - Chairs Peggy Cordle & Debbie Stover

  • Recruit leadership and volunteers and solicit participation for all local events such as Service Saturdays, Greenfest, BeachFest, May Mixer, etc.

  • Identify new local events and present to the Board of Directors for approval