Regional Management Team

 

 

Cindy McLane

Email:  csmclane@frontiernet.net

Finance Coordinator (regional appointment)

  • Prepares and submits to the regional management team the annual budget for the region
  • Manages bank accounts and investments and keeps accurate and current records of all financial transactions
  • Receives all funds paid to the region and issues all payments
  • Holds the sole authority to sign contracts on behalf of the region
  • Participates in long-range financial planning
  • Coordinates ways and means (non-dues income) projects
  • Reports about the region's financial condition at meetings of the regional management team and prepares an annual financial statement for the Director of Administrative Services at headquarters
  • Submits accounting records for audit at the close of the fiscal year to a qualified person or persons selected by the management team, or for examination or audit at any time as directed by the management team
  • Provides advice and training to chorus treasurers and serves as financial consultant to choruses with financial questions
  • Provides financial information necessary to complete applications for corporate gifts and grants
  • Negotiates contracts for services and equipment
  •  Member Regional Assessment Fees are sent to the Financial Coordinator on the anniversary date for each member.  The Annual Regional fee is $60.00 for regular members, $30 for YWIH members (age 25 and under) and $65.00 for CAL members and is to be mailed to the the Financial Coordinator.  Her address is available in the Members Only Section in the Regional Directory.
Cindy McClane-2015-2 

 

 

Ruby Ericson

Email: rericson@heartlandamerica.com

Marketing Coordinator (regional appointment)

  •  Develops, uses and teaches communications skills and tools that identify, establish, and maintain relationships among the region, its chapters and target publics
  • Develops curricula and tools in public relations/marketing and trains targeted publics at the regional and chorus levels
  • Serves as the primary media contact for the region
  • Instills within the members of her region an awareness of their relationship to the organization, to the region, and to other choruses
  • Plans and implements programs in the areas of membership growth and retention
  • Provides marketing and public relations support for regional events, products and programs

 

Ruby at Regional with VdC

 

Sheila Koplitz 

Email:  sdkoplitz@aol.com

Directors’ Coordinator (elected by the regional frontline directors)

  • Represents the interests of the regional directors on the Regional Management Team
  • Communicates with directors in her region to assess their needs
  • Communicates directors' needs and the needs of their chapters to the Team Coordinator and Education Coordinator
  • Provides and facilitates a forum for directors at regional events
  • Maintains contact with appropriate staff members at international headquarters

 

Shiela Koplitz

 

Linda Rubis 

Email: lrubis07@q.com

Communications Coordinator (regional appointment)

  • Maintains the communications link between the international organization and the region
  • Prepares correspondence for the regional management team
  • Oversees production and distribution of regional publications such as the Regional Measures and the annual membership directories
  • Oversees printing and duplicating services
  • Maintains communication links with appropriate individuals within the region
  • Develops staff to assist in implementing responsibilities such as:
- Regional photographer
- Regional newsletters
- Regional website


Linda Rubis - 2013
 

 

Heather Johnston

Email: hjohnston@wi.rr.com

Education Coordinator (international appointment)

  • Develops, coordinates, and monitors education programs
  • Plans curriculum for educational events such as seminars, workshops, etc.
  • Coordinates education needs for quartets and choruses
  • Coordinates regional faculty visits to choruses
  • Develops a plan, in conjunction with Marketing/Membership Coordinator, for maintaining the integrity of the musical product and administrative processes of chapters in revitalization
  • Approves chapters and prospective chapters for public performance
  • Approves chapter-at-large quartets for public performance
  • Develops a faculty or staff to assist in implementing programs such as:

    - Faculty training
    - Director Certification
    - Young Women in Harmony
    - Arranger training
    - Quartet training

Heather Johnston

 

 

Bettina Schramm

Email: bschrammsai@yahoo.com

Membership Coordinator (elected by the regional membership)

  • Represents the interests of chapter membership via contact with Chapter Membership Chairs and individual chorus members
  • Is the link to all Team Coordinators/Presidents in the Region
  • Provides and facilitates a forum for Chapter Membership Chairs at regional events
  • Provides tools to chapters for membership growth and retention
  • Coordinates planning with Marketing Coordinator for membership drives
  • Organizes and facilitates the application process and presentation of the Community Activity Award to winner during regional contest weekend
  • Provides membership recognition at regional events through displays, signage, awards, etc
  • Helps new chapters through the Chartering Process
  • Develops staff and trains future Chapter CoordinatorVisits chartered chapters to promote membership growth and retention programs
  • Guides prospective chapters through the Steps program
  • Develops a plan, in coordination with the Education Coordinator, to teach chapters in revitalization ways to attract new members and retain existing ones
  • Maintains contact with chapter-at-large members to ensure their inclusion in regional events, products and programs
Bettina Schramm - 2016
 

 

 

Rosemary Komadowski

Email: jrkomadowski@mts.net

Team Coordinator (regional appointment)

  • Facilitates the meetings of the management team
  • Coordinates the agenda for management team meetings with input from team members
  • Reviews and approves all chapter standing rules
  • Reviews regional standing rules and job descriptions, and makes recommendations to the team for necessary revisions; submits revisions to regional standing rules to the Director of Corporate Services for approval
  • Monitors implementation of the region's long-range plan
  • Maintains the regional calendar
  • Develops a support staff to assist in implementing responsibilities such as:

    - Chapter standing rules review
    - Regional calendar and Date Clearance Form

Rosemary Komadowski - 2013

 

 

Joan Grootwassink

Email:  reg6jmg@gmail.com

Events Coordinator (regional appointment)

  • Coordinates the physical aspects of all regional meetings and events, including regional competitions
  • Inspects facilities to determine if they are suitable for regional events
  • Negotiates site contracts for regional events
  • Serves as or oversees the work of the chair of the regional convention
  • Oversees registration for all regional events
  • Develops appropriate forms and mailings regarding regional events
  • Develops a staff to assist in implementing responsibilities such as:

    -Site inspections
    -On site management for meetings
    -Mailings and registration
    -Competition

Joan Grootwassink - 2013

 

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