Some might say we've become more rigid in our tasks (and now have fewer baby talk words to describe our working order), but I say we're becoming more stream-lined and highly efficient. The organization is as follows:
There are six committees and each committee chair is automatically a member of the steering comittee, who makes large picture decisions for the organization and the budget. Chair positions last for the year, but there will be a 3 month review (March 2010), where it is a possibility that chair position and general tasks might be rotated or altered or deleted.
Congratulations to our 2010 Chairpersons/Steering Committee!
- Internal Operations, chairman Jason Harm
- Project Operations, chairwoman Alison Woolf
- Development & Education, chairman Matt Jasmin
- Marketing, chairwoman Katie Crepeau
- Outreach, chairwoman Sarah Appleman
- Lifeboat, chairwoman (and sole member) Frances Reid
This is what Sherpas usually look like (photo on the left):
Now, I must admit that we as sherpas don't quite look the same - our wood is bigger, heavier, more impressive - we have arranged our team leaders and sherpas to create a network of leadership and team work which should improve our activities. This network is a mixture of formal organizational structure and our hodgey podgey mish mash shmooshy whooshy that separates us from the rest.
Volunteer positions for committees will be opening up soon! All sherpa positions have been filled.
Check back for further descriptions of committee purposes and goals.
Many thanks to Ronak Dave for mentoring us through this organization process.