2013 Board of Directors & Committees
Our Board of Directors oversees the operations of the Fresno Women's Network. Several committees manage the events, programs, and activities of the Fresno Women's Network. You can hone your leadership skills and meet interesting people by chairing or joining a committee. Many members are able to transfer the skills they've learned while serving on the board or a committee to other positions with the Fresno Women's Network, to their careers or to other community organizations. Below are the 2013 Board.
London Properties Ltd
The President supervises and directs the business and officers of the corporation. The President presides over board meetings, executive committee meetings, monthly luncheon meetings and other Fresno Women's Network events.
In the absence or disability of the President, the First Vice President shall perform the duties of the President. The First Vice President will serve as President of the Network the following year. This year the First Vice President will also oversee Community Connection. The Fresno Women’s Network is pleased to support local philanthropic organizations. Members are asked to bring various items to designated luncheons throughout the year. The Community Connection Committee selects the organizations, and arranges for pickup and delivery of the items.
Smith Financial and Insurance Solutions
In the absence or disability of the President or First Vice
President, the Second Vice President presides over all meetings and other
events. The Second Vice President becomes First Vice President and President
over the next two years.
The Fund Development committee secures financial support for Network activities through fund raising and sponsorships. They coordinate and promote marketing opportunities within the Network to Network members and businesses. These opportunities include luncheon sponsorships; newsletter and web site advertising, as well as package sponsorships. This committee is active year round and gives members valuable networking and fund-raising experience.
Jack Nadel International
The Secretary occupies a seat on the Executive Committee, takes minutes at all the Board meetings, distributes them to Board members and keeps records of them for the Network archives.
Finch Ocheltree Rowland & Shoopman, LLP
The Treasurer helps establish fiscal policy, prepares the budget and financial reports, monitors cash flow and advises the Board on fiscal matters.
Cen-Cal Business Finance Group
The Parliamentarian is responsible for insuring that all meetings are held in accordance with standard rules of order and Network by-laws. This officer regularly reviews the by-laws, recommending needed changes to the Board of Directors for approval.
Past President & Board Development Chair
Cathy Ferguson, Ed.D
Girl Scouts of Central California South
The Past President’s role is vital to the Network to ensure transition from one year's board leadership to the next. It also provides guidance to the new board members who are taking up their roles for the first time. The Board Development Chair interacts with the membership and finds candidates for open board positions. Interested members are nominated and selection is determined by a vote of the Board. Committee chairs, the Secretary, and the Treasurer all serve two-year terms. The Second Vice President agrees to a four-year term, serving as Second Vice President, First Vice President, President and Past President.
Boice Funeral Home
The Fresno Women’s Network is pleased to support local philanthropic organizations. Members are asked to bring various items to designated luncheons throughout the year. The Community Connection Committee selects the organizations, and arranges for pickup and delivery of the items.
W.J. Bradley Mortgage Capital, LLC
The Public Relations/Communications Committee promotes the Network for the purpose of growing the membership, increasing the scholarship fund, and supporting our community. Committee members write press releases and generally promote the Network and its events and as liaisons to other Network Committee Chairs they work on their final articles for the website and social media by proofing of content. This committee is also responsible for the PowerPoint presentation that plays at the monthly luncheons and assists new members at luncheons. Public Relations Committee members strengthen the Network's image through consistency in all media to build name awareness and community presence.
The Perfect 10 Nails by Sandra
The Membership Committee’s function is recruitment and retention of members. Committee members identify existing membership needs, and provide opportunities to meet those needs. They conduct membership surveys and gather member feedback. The Committee welcomes new members into the Network at monthly meetings and organize Network socials.
New York Life
The Program Committee plans and orchestrates the monthly luncheon programs. Committee members develop a calendar of speakers that support the mission of the Network. The committee works with the Public Relations and Newsletter Committees to publicize the luncheons. The committee also polls the luncheon attendees to find out how well we are serving the interests of the membership with our luncheon speakers.
Summit Realty Group
The Special Events Committee organizes special programs or events during the year that promote networking in a social setting other than the monthly luncheons. Committee members can work on all special programs or focus on a single event. Network at Night is the key event produced by this committee each year to promote networking in a trade show setting.
Web Site & Technology
Wattleweb Global Solutions
The Website/Technology Committee maintains the content of the Fresno Women's Network's website and social media sites and ensures the FWN brand name in all outgoing mediums. The website provides information about the Network's upcoming events and programs to current members and the public at large. The website also enables members and guests to register online for events. This Committee analyzes traffic data and manages email, events and surveys through Constant Contact. This Committee works in conjunction with the PR/Communications Committee.
Orchard Park Assisted Living
As overseers of the entire scholarship process, the Scholarship Committee establishes criteria for scholarships, solicits applications, selects recipients, and awards the scholarships. The scholarships amounts awarded are based on several criteria, including financial need. The Scholarship Committee also administers the monthly luncheon raffle by gathering raffle prizes and selling tickets to luncheon attendees. Luncheon raffle ticket proceeds benefit the Fresno Women's Network Scholarship Fund. Other Network events held throughout the year partially benefit this fund as well.
Fresno Women's Network
The Network office is the hub of all Network activities. Working part time for the Network, the Office Manager coordinates the luncheon and member social reservations, processes all membership paperwork, maintains the membership database updated, attends full board meetings, and provides valuable office assistance.