Organization

Topics related to the business and organizational side of the Layout Design SIG, rather than model railroading per se.

Help Wanted

Unlike my favorite type of locomotive, the Layout Design SIG is not steam-powered... it's ''volunteer'' powered. And if there aren't any volunteers to do a job, something terrible happens: nothing!

I've always felt that I owed a membership organization more than just my dues, I owed thems some other sort of support as well. Depending on the organization's need and my skills, that might be articles, books or merchandise, or even a cash donation, but what this and most other organizations really need is your time.

National Convention Committee

Scope

To oversee all aspects of the LDSIG National Convention. To select committee members to perform the work of the Committee, as needed. To select a Chairman for each year's convention to handle local affairs.

Duties

Report as soon as possible, but not later than 31 July 2006, on number of layouts, distances, travel times, grouping, and potential for expanding layout tour to more than one day, at the Detroit Convention.

Create a set of policies and procedures for the conduct of our national convenions, including:

Events Department

Scope

(not yet defined)

Duties

(not yet defined)

Rerail Committee

Scope

  • To survey former members asking for feedback about their reasons for dropping their membership.
  • To survey convention attendees for feedback on activities.
  • To survey members about publications.
  • To provide reports to the Board.

Duties

(not yet defined)

Election Committee

Scope

The committee shall present the slate of nominees for the office of Director to the Board of Directors in April of each year.

Duties

The committee shall conduct the election at the annual membership meetings and report the results to the President as soon as possible thereafter.

Member Discussion Group Committee

Scope

Solicit member input through group discussions on:

  • Activities
  • Publications
  • Internet & telecommunications
  • Membership development
  • Volunteer development
  • Long range planning
  • Research & development
  • Member services and member database
  • Education (pedagogy)

Duties

Submit a report annually by convention time.

Long Range Planning Committee

Scope

"Long Range" is defined as 10 years.

Develop a Long Range Plan (both Strategic & Tactical) that includes:

Connecticut Resident Agent

Scope

(not yet defined}

Duties

(not yet defined)

Bylaws Committee

Scope

(not yet defined)

Duties

Create Bylaw Amendment proposals on:

  • Expansion of the BOD to 7 members
  • Creation of the position of Vice President and duties
  • Provision for mail-in elections
  • Appointment of committee members by the chairs of the respective committees
  • Removing the amount of the dues from the Bylaws

Audit Committee

Scope

(not yet defined}

Duties

(not yet defined)

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