How to Run a Social Committee

by Rebecca Mayglothling
A committee is often made up of different groups of people.

A committee is often made up of different groups of people.

Social committees are groups of people who actively help others or gather together regularly, such as the Parent Teacher Organization or social groups for seniors. Leading such a committee requires organizational skills and basic leadership knowledge. The head of a social committee will receive questions from interested individuals and will need to know what is happening within the organization at all times. A social committee leader gains many responsibilities for no pay. Her rewards are in bringing joy to others.

Understand the responsibilities. Each social committee has a responsibility to its members and community. For example, a school social committee is responsible for the students, teachers and parents of the school. The head of the committee will respond to questions and concerns regarding the organization and committee. Fully understand the committee and how it works.

Read the mission statement. If there is no mission statement, create one. This statement will dictate how the committee is run, what activities the committee pursues and how the committee acts.

Encourage membership by advertising the committee. Gather those who are interested in the committee by advertising to specific target groups. For example, if the social committee is an older person's travel group, advertise in areas which will target this crowd. Retirement centers are one option.

Assign offices to those who are interested. Offices for committees include a president, vice president, treasurer and secretary. Other possible offices are party chair, event chair or specific event planners.

Create events for the social committee. The events vary between outings and in-house events. The outings are opportunities for the committee to travel together. In-house events are parties, gatherings or other specific events which bring the committee together in one central area.

Items you will need

  • Place for meetings
  • Committee chairs

About the Author

Rebecca Mayglothling has worked directly with toddlers and preschoolers for more than three years. She has published numerous lesson plans online as well as parenting and teaching advice. She continues to keep ahead of parenting methods and is eager to share them through her professional writing.

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