Use your leadership skills in organizing, inspiring, encouraging, and working with an experienced and delightful committee whose purpose is to welcome, connect with and help engage QUUF members in congregational life.
While responsible for specific tasks and activities that are the Membership Committee’s charge, as committee chair you will have many opportunities to share your expertise and creativity as you lead. It feels good to take a turn as a leader in our Fellowship from which we draw so much spiritually, intellectually and socially. It is energizing to get acquainted with potential members and friends and then welcome them as they choose to join QUUF. At each Orientation session, words from Kate and inspirational stories from the participants prompt reflection on what is really important …in life as well as being an active member of our Fellowship. The Leadership Assembly is a welcome opportunity to connect with other committee chairs and learn about things such as QUUF’s programs, current issues and governance.
Ability to create an atmosphere of shared good work and discovery during meetings and our tasks. Have the ability to get everyone involved and let them know they are valued. It helps to have the ability to be both serious and playful, to direct the energy to important work or sense when one, or all, need to step back, perhaps to think or to laugh. It takes skill to nurture committee members while they discover and develop new skills and also to empower others to lead teams.
The Board and Staff Liaisons provide on-going support, answer questions and serve as a connection from you, the Membership Chair to all those who serve to make QUUF all it is. These include the QUUF administration, Board and other volunteers and staff. Ideally, a Membership Committee Chair will have served on the Membership Committee for at least the year prior to taking the job. Thus, s/he will have” on-the-almost-my-job” training. Certainly the retiring committee chair will mentor the new chair.